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Your global alumni network: notes for fall 2015

Your global alumni network: notes for fall 2015

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Your Global Alumni Network

Award recipients

Calgary: Michael Casey, Law’72, will receive the 2015 Johnson Award from the Calgary Branch. Mr. Casey has volunteered with the Calgary ­Stampede since 1975 and was elected to its board in 1997, ­becoming president, 2011-13. Mr. Casey played a major part in having Queen’s Bands participate in the 2012 Stampede parade. He is also ­involved with the Queen’s Law ­Alberta Alumni Committee. The Johnson Award event will take place Oct. 7 at the Petroleum Club.

Vancouver: The Vancouver Branch will present its 2015 Kathleen Beaumont Hill Award to Karen Flavelle, Com’79, CEO of Purdy’s Chocolates. The award celebrates Ms. Flavelle’s ­outstanding service, passionate­­ ­advocacy, dedicated support and contributions to the betterment of Queen’s University and Canada. The award event will take place Sept. 30.

Toronto: The Toronto Branch Award returns after a long hiatus and will be ­presented this fall to Mary Ann ­Turcke, Sc’88, MBA’97, who embodies what it means to lead, both in her esteemed professional life and in her relationship with Queen’s. She has been recognized as an ­influential leader in Canada and brings her breadth of talent to Queen’s in ­support of an array of ­on-campus initiatives. The award will be ­presented this fall.

QUACB photo contest

The Queen’s University Alumni Calgary Branch has a new hashtag, #QUACB (pronounced “Quack-B”). Help spread the word and share your creative and innovative Calgary photos, tagging them with #QUACB. Photos must show something from Queen’s and something from ­Calgary! Photo contest closes Oct. 9. Learn more at facebook.com/QueensAlumniCalgary.

Halifax Breaking the Silence lecture

[Mary Walsh at the podium - photo]
From left to right, Ms. Walsh, (the emcee for the event), Dr. Stuart, and Ms. Bernard

In June, Queen’s and Bell Let’s Talk hosted the third annual Breaking the Silence lecture, this year in Halifax. Dr. Heather Stuart (Faculty of Health Sciences) joined actors Marthe Bernard and Mary Walsh for the ­lecture and Q&A with local Queen’s alumni and friends. The banner behind Ms. Bernard shows the “five simple ways to end the stigma around mental ­illness,” which Dr. Stuart helped to develop for the Bell Let’s Talk ­campaign. You can see more photos from the event on Flickr. 

Upcoming events

Find more at events.queensu.ca and www.facebook.com/queensualumni


Sept. 14 – Luncheon with Chancellor Jim Leech
Brockville Country Club. 12-2 pm. $20. Chancellor Leech will discuss his experience as a member of the largest ­expedition ever to ski to the North Pole in support of ­injured Canadian soldiers. Register by Sept. 9: contact Cheryl Johnston, Artsci’01, at brockville_branch@tricolour.queensu.ca or 613-342-8688.


Sept. 24 – Career management workshop
From bottom to top, we will be discussing your career and how you can maximize your potential! Whether you are looking for a job, excelling in a large company or ­trying to start your own entrepreneurial business we have tips and tricks for success. Hosted by the Calgary Branch with Queen’s University and CareerJoy.

Nov. 19 – Chancellor Lougheed memorial ceilidh wine and cheese night
Lougheed House. Enjoy great food and wine, as well as a journey back in time through guided tours and tales of this grand estate.


Sept. 11 – Football Hall of Fame reception
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. gogaelsgo.com

Oct. 27 – Page Lectures
Watson Hall. 2:30 pm. Each year, the Department of ­English Language and Literature invites a distinguished Canadian writer to campus to present an original paper on the theme “the page.” The Page Lectures, inaugurated in 2012 by then-writer-in-residence Phil Hall, honours Kingston poet and artist Joanne Page, who died earlier this year. This year’s speaker is novelist Elizabeth Hay. ­Information: queensu.ca/english


Oct. 29 – Shakers and Stirrers event with Chancellor Emeritus David Dodge
Hosted by the Ottawa Young Alumni committee. ­Registration and location information will be posted on facebook.com/QueensAlumniOttawa.

Nov. 4 – Ottawa Over-50s luncheon with Marc St-Onge, PhD’81, Geological Survey of Canada
Topic: “Geology, Resources and Sovereignty: the new ­geological and tectonic maps of Arctic Canada.” Royal ­Ottawa Golf Club. Online registration will be available in late September.


Sept. 22 – Cha Gheill luncheon with Nik Nanos

Toronto Cricket Curling and Skating Club, 141 Wilson Ave. Tickets: $50 (includes a three-course plated luncheon and talk by Nik Nanos, recognized Canadian public ­opinion pollster, Queen’s alumnus and Queen’s ­University councillor. Register at events.queensu.ca.

Sept. 26 – Gaels tailgate party Cheer on the Gaels football team as it takes on long-standing rival U of T at Varsity Stadium.

London, U.K.

Nov. 9 – Meet the author: Losing the Signal

Join Sean Silcoff, Com’92, co-author of Losing the Signal: The ­Spectacular Rise and Fall of Blackberry. This is a ­complimentary book release event.


POSTPONED – Canada-Shanghai business relations
A complimentary business networking reception. This QSB event, originally scheduled for Sept.17, has been postponed until spring 2016.

Singapore-Japan trip

In May, Principal Daniel Woolf and Vice-Principal ­(Research) Steven Liss visited Singapore and Japan, ­participating in several events at partner institutions and diplomatic missions in both countries.

One of the trip’s highlights took place at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, where Principal Woolf and Vice-Principal Liss took part in interviews for the Prince ­Takamado Visiting Student Scholarship. The scholarship is a special tribute to Prince Takamado, who studied at Queen’s in the 1970s and ’80s and died suddenly in 2002.

[cover of Queen's Alumni Review 2015 Issue 3]