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Your global alumni network: May 2017 edition

Your global alumni network: May 2017 edition

[Your Global Alumni Network]

Queen’s innovation in California

[Golden Gate Bridge]
 (Photo: Larry Harris)

Queen’s Provost Benoit-Antoine Bacon joined Greg Bavington, Sc’85, and Sidneyeve Matrix of the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre, and alumni in Santa Monica and San Francisco to talk innovation. The centre is launching regional alumni nodes in Los Angeles and San Francisco and is asking alumni to help support student ventures, connect with students, and support online curriculum. If you would like to get involved with one of these nodes, email innovation.centre@queensu.ca.

Upcoming events


June 1 – Padre Laverty and Jim Bennett awards dinner: Join the Kingston Branch to celebrate the achievements of local alumni David M.C. Walker, Meds’71, Steven Koopman, Artsci’98, and Cristiano Vilela, Artsci’04, at a special reception and dinner. Dr. Walker is receiving the Padre Laverty award for his outstanding volunteer leadership of Queen’s 175th celebrations and of mental health and wellness on campus. Mr. Koopman (former media relations officer, Kingston Police) and Mr. Vilela (creator of Make It Home YGK) are receiving the Jim Bennett award or their thoughtful service and innovative collaboration through social media that help keep our communities safe.


June 14 – John B. Stirling Montreal Medal cocktail dînatoire: Join the Montreal Branch to celebrate Greg David, Com’89, and Neil Rossy, Artsci’92, Montreal business leaders who have delivered transformational change to the student experience at Queen’s through their development and support of initiatives aimed at improving mental health awareness on campus.


June 15 – Calgary Branch annual dinner: The Calgary Branch invites you to this special annual tradition hosted at the home of Kim Sturgess, Sc’77, DSc’16. Wear Queen’s tricolour or your cowboy gear and join us for an evening of fun and celebration.


June 22 – Big Data 175: Join the Toronto Branch at a screening of Citizenfour, the Academy Award-winning documentary about Edward Snowden, who helped expose the depth of big data and its many uses in society. After the screening, there will be a discussion and Q&A on the “Big Brother” topic led by David Lyon, Director, Queen’s Surveillance studies centre, Principal Investigator of the “Big Data surveillance” team project, 2015–2020

[cover of Queen's Alumni Review, Issue 2, 2017]