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Barbecue celebrates faculty and staff

Daniel Woolf hosts his last staff appreciation event as Queen’s Principal.

  • Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniel Woolf and Julie Gordon Woolf handing out dessert at the annual faculty and staff appreciation event.
    Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniel Woolf and Julie Gordon Woolf handing out dessert at the annual faculty and staff appreciation event.
  • Staff and faculty enjoying meals at the Queen's Summer Barbecue at Grant Hall.
    Staff and faculty enjoying meals at the Queen's Summer Barbecue at Grant Hall.
  • Vice-Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies helps serve meals at the Queen's Summer Barbecue.
    Vice-Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies helps serve meals at the Queen's Summer Barbecue.
  • Staff and faculty enjoying meals at the Queen's Summer Barbecue at Grant Hall.
    Staff and faculty enjoying meals at the Queen's Summer Barbecue at Grant Hall.
  • Teri Shearer, Deputy Provost (Academic Operations and Inclusion), greeting staff and faculty at the Queen's Summer Barbecue.
    Teri Shearer, Deputy Provost (Academic Operations and Inclusion), greeting staff and faculty at the Queen's Summer Barbecue.
  • Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill), Associate Vice-Principal (Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation) serving meals at the staff appreciation event.
    Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill), Associate Vice-Principal (Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation) serving meals at the staff appreciation event.
  • Staff and faculty enjoying meals at the Queen's Summer Barbecue at Grant Hall.
    Staff and faculty enjoying meals at the Queen's Summer Barbecue at Grant Hall.
  • John Witjes, Associate Vice-Principal (Facilities), serves food to staff and faculty at the annual employee appreciation event.
    John Witjes, Associate Vice-Principal (Facilities), serves food to staff and faculty at the annual employee appreciation event.

Senior university administrators helped serve up a feast at the annual Queen’s Summer Barbecue held in recognition of staff and faculty. Hundreds of guests flocked to Grant Hall on June 14 to enjoy great food, socialize, and to celebrate the past year’s achievements.

This year’s barbecue marked Daniel Woolf’s last as Queen’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor and he used the time to connect with friend and colleagues before June 30, 2019, when he leaves the role after 10 years of service.

“It has been a distinct privilege and honour to serve as Queen’s Principal for the past ten years and it would not have been possible without you,” he wrote in a year-end message to Queen’s employees ahead of the festivities. “I wish you all a wonderful summer and hope you enjoy some time with family and friends partaking in your favourite warm weather activities.”

Barbecue guests also brought along non-perishable food items for donation to the AMS Food Bank – a reliable and confidential food service that aims to support Queen’s community members.