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2019 Issue 3

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Your global alumni network: August 2019 issue

Your global alumni network: August 2019 issue

QBAC connection

[photo of alumni at the Queen's Black Alumni Chapter mixer]

In June, the Queen’s Black Alumni Chapter held its first social networking mixer in Toronto. More than 70 alumni attended, joined by industry professionals and students. QBAC hosts mentorship, community development, and educational events. Seen here, Yinka Adegbusi, Artsci’13 (chapter co-president); Sophia Solomon, OT’18 (chapter communications manager); Elorm Vowotor, Artsci’18, Abas Ibekwe, Artsci’13; Osasuyi Omorogbe, MBA’19; Asha Gordon, Artsci’18 (chapter co-president); and Hazel Claxton,Com’83 (chapter mentor).

Want to get involved? You can find the Queen’s Black Alumni Chapter on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Photo credit: Kiah O'Flanagan-Tasse, Artsci'19

Reconnect with Queen’s where you live

Young alumni welcome

Members of the class of 2019 are heading out into the world, and we want to help them discover the power of the Queen’s network! All alumni are welcome to attend these fun events in branches around the world. We’ll have special perks at these events for the class of 2019 and young alumni (2009-2019). For more information, visit queensu.ca/alumni/YA2019

Homecoming at home

Can’t make it back to campus this fall? Your global network of alumni branches can help you reconnect and get your fill of tricolour spirit at local events happening near you. Members of the class of 2019 – if you won’t make it back to campus, we’ll have something special just for you! For more information, visit queensu.ca/alumni/athome.

Castle celebration

[photo of people playing street hockey at the BISC]
Photo: Alex Read Photography

On the Canada Day weekend, several hundred people visited Herstmonceux Castle to celebrate 25 years of teaching and learning at the Bader International Study Centre, which opened in 1994. Guests enjoyed a keynote address from astronaut Drew Feustel (PhD’95, DSc’16), guided tours of the castle and surrounding buildings, including the BISC’s new state-of-the-art science and innovation labs, plus street hockey and a falconry demonstration. See more photos from the weekend on Flickr.

Branch awards

Calgary Branch
Johnson Award

The Calgary Branch is pleased to present the 2019 Johnson Award to Leslie O’Donoghue, Law’88, for her commitment to her community and being a force for positive change. Ms. O’Donoghue has led a distinguished career advocating for workplace diversity and inspiring future leaders. The award will be presented at a special reception on Nov. 7. 

Ottawa Branch
Agnes Benidickson Award nominations

Nominations are open for the Ottawa Branch’s signature award, presented to an individual for distinguished service to the university and Canada. Past recipients include Kathleen Macmillan, Artsci’78, Jeffrey Simpson, Arts’71, LLD’05, and David Dodge, Arts’65, LLD’02. Submit your nomination online by Oct. 20 at queensu.ca/alumni/agnes.  

Upcoming events
queensu.ca/alumni/events

Kingston
Football alumni weekend – a celebration of “the nines”
On Sept. 13 and 14, join us in celebrating “the nines” teams with a private celebration honouring the 2009 Vanier Cup team on Friday, followed by a game at Richardson Stadium vs. the Windsor Lancers on Saturday.

Ottawa 
Queen’s takes over Beyond the Pale Brewing
Join us for a fun night out this September as Queen’s Ottawa Branch takes over the private back room at BTP for a special celebration, tours of the brewery, and a chance to network and connect with fellow alumni.

Cha Gheill luncheon
Our fall luncheon takes place on Nov. 21 at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club and will focus on the topic of reconciliation with Indigenous communities in Canada.

Germany
Annual Germany Branch gathering
This year we’ll visit Aachen from Sept. 20 to 22; our host Sebastian Gocht, MSc’86, will help us celebrate the tricolour spirit and tour the city, including a visit to a Printenbakery and other interesting sights.

[cover image of the Queen's Alumni Review issue 3, 2019, showing art conservator Heidi Sobol with a painting by Rembrandt]