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Your global alumni network: August 2020 issue

Your global alumni network: August 2020 issue

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Branch news

London, U.K.

Welcome to Angela Wright, Artsci’10, the new London,  U.K. branch president. Our sincere thanks to outgoing president Danielle Thibodeau, Artsci’02, for her dedication and leadership.


Join us for our next quarterly meeting on Monday, Oct. 26, where we will be discussing new branch initiatives and opportunities. Email queenstoalumni@gmail.com to register.

Keep up with Queen’s

Conversations confronting COVID-19

The Discover Research@Queen’s virtual event series continues this fall. These special online events feature the work of researchers, students, and alumni leaders on issues of critical importance to global  citizens, including the current COVID-19 crisis.

Calling all Castle alumni!

Join us this fall for an exciting new virtual BISC lecture series featuring some of your favourite Castle professors. Christian Lloyd, PhD’00 (English) will kick things off with a session titled Jimi Hendrix from Genius to Scenius: What a master musician can tell us about creativity in the COVID era.

Queen’s Day and Homecoming

Celebrate the Queen’s spirit around the globe on Oct. 16 with Queen’s Day and reconnect with Queen’s online Oct. 17 for virtual Homecoming. From virtual class events to the School of Graduate Studies online Research Showcase, we’ll recapture the magic of Queen’s Homecoming in a brand-new way.

Distinguished Service Awards

Congratulations to the 2020 Distinguished Service Award winners, Selim G. Akl, Jan Allen, Artsci’88, BFA’90, MA’92, Jacquie Brown, Jennifer Medves, Richard Reznick, and Daniel R. Woolf, Artsci’80. Their service to Queen’s will be celebrated this fall. Visit queensu.ca/secretariat for details.

Volunteer with Queen’s Law

Queen’s Law supports a number of mentorship opportunities for alumni to connect with and support current law students. Find out more at law.queensu.ca/alumni/volunteer.

Grad Chat

Tune in to CFRC 101.9 FM Tuesdays at 4pm ET for this weekly radio interview show in which graduate students and post-doctoral fellows share their research. You can also listen to podcasts of past episodes online anytime at podcast.cfrc.ca

Smith Insight

Cutting-edge research and commentary from world-renowned faculty and industry experts. From articles on strategy, leadership, and teams to podcasts on entrepreneurial start-ups to webinar content on the latest issues. Visit smith.queensu.ca/insight.


Volunteer spotlight

With the impacts of COVID-19 being felt around the world, Queen’s alumni have been stepping up to help support current Queen’s students through the Arts and Science Student Calling Initiative. This summer, alumni volunteers called upper-year students in the Faculty of Arts and Science to connect them with the resources and information they need from Queen’s in this challenging time.

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Scott Megginson

Scott Megginson, Artsci’89, is one of the dedicated volunteers. “As a member of the Dean’s Council, and father of a Queen’s student, I am interested in supporting students in any way I can,” he says.

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Rupel Ruparelia

Rupel Ruparelia, Artsci’93, has enjoyed other mentorship opportunities with Queen’s, so he signed up to volunteer immediately. “In a time where we have all had to keep our distance, it was great to have a chance to interact directly with Queen’s students, and make sure they feel supported.” A heartfelt thanks goes out to all the volunteers in this program.

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