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Your global alumni network: November 2016 edition

Your global alumni network: November 2016 edition

175th celebrations

In October, alumni around the world celebrated Homecoming and Queen’s 175th. Here are members of the Queen’s Parisbranch in front of the Eiffel Tower. You can connect with the branch on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/QueensAlumniParis.

New branch leaders

Kingston – Welcome to new Kingston branch president Peter Reimer, Artsci’14. Peter is taking the reins from Lee Wetherall, Ed’76, MBA’82, who served as branch president for four years and who will now be serving as past president and chair of the Padre Laverty and Jim Bennett Awards selection committee. the branch is excited to continue the work started by Lee to connect alumni and students.

Boston – Nicole Zwiep,Rehab’05, MSc’06 (OT), is the new president of the Boston branch. nicole has been volunteering with the branch to organize activities and events and is taking over from Peter Stokes, Sc’94. A special thank you to Peter for his long-time dedication to the branch and to Queen’s.

UAE – We are pleased to welcome Marc El Jichi, Sc’06, as the new branch contact in the United Arab Emirates. The UAE branch is our newest addition to the Queen’s network. E-mail uAe_branch@tricolour.queensu.ca

Call for nominations – John B. Stirling Montreal Medal

The Montreal Medal was renamed in 1988 in honour of the late John B. Stirling, a distinguished Montrealer, former Queen’s chancellor (1960–74), and the 1955 recipient of the medal. The medal is awarded biannually by the Montreal branch for “meritorious contribution to the honour of Queen’s university.” If you know a deserving alumnus or alumna who is an outstanding example of someone who has made significant contributions to the life and welfare of the university and the Montreal community, please forward a nomination.

We invite you to send in nominations for the 2017 John B. Stirling Award by Dec. 19, 2016.

Welcome young alumni!

Thank you to all who came out to welcome the class of 2016 to the Queen’s global alumni network! Alumni around the world – from Toronto to Victoria to Hong Kong – gathered in September to celebrate and welcome the class of 2016 and young alumni to their region.

[cover graphic of Queen's Alumni Review, issue 4-2016]