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Your global alumni network: November 2020

Your global alumni network: November 2020

Class of 2020 – welcome to your alumni network!

This fall, alumni volunteers from around the globe have been calling our newest alumni to make sure they feel heard, supported, and welcomed to their alumni network. Calls are continuing over the next few weeks, with a goal of reaching all members of the class of 2020. If you haven’t received a call or message yet and would like to, please send your updated contact info to alumni.branches@queensu.ca and we’ll be in touch!

Tricolour career connections

With the unprecedented social and economic effects of COVID-19, we all could use more connections. This year is a great time to support your fellow alumni in their career and job hunts. Whether you’re starting out on a new career path or established and looking to mentor others, join Queen’s Connects on LinkedIn to connect with fellow alumni for advice. 

If you have job opportunities and are looking to hire a student or recent graduate, you can post them on the MyCareer job board. careers.queensu.ca

BISC lecture series

The virtual Bader International Study Centre (BISC) lecture series that launched  this fall struck a chord with alumni. “Jimi Hendrix, from Genius to Scenius: What a master musician can tell us about creativity in the COVID era” was led by the BISC’s academic director Christian Lloyd, PhD’00 (English), from the Castle ballroom. The series will continue in  the new year; visit the Queen’s alumni website for details on upcoming lectures.

Volunteer spotlight

[photo of Alvin Hew]
Alvin Hew, Com'86

Alvin Hew, Com’86, is among Queen’s most dedicated international volunteers. He serves as president of the Singapore Alumni Branch, is a member of the Smith School of Business Global Advisory Council, and recently has been a standout volunteer in the Arts and Science student calling initiative and the class of 2020 calling initiative. He has also created the Alvin M. Hew & Family Upper Year Award, a financial award for students in Smith School of Business. When asked why he is motivated to volunteer with his alma mater, Alvin had this to share:

Queen’s has been a big part of my life. It’s where I formed many lasting friendships. It was the springboard for my professional career that took me from Toronto to Europe and Asia. It’s the place where my two children are pursuing their undergraduate degrees. So it is only right that I give something back to Queen’s by being its spokesperson in Singapore which is a role I enjoy since it allows me to get in touch with other Queen’s grads as well as help young adults know more about Queen’s as a potential university for them to pursue their degrees.

[graphic of cover of Queen's Alumni Review issue 4, 2020]