Alumni Speaker Events

Queen's Student Alumni Association (QSAA) believes that connecting students to their alumni network can help facilitate opportunities for professional development and connections with their futures upon graduation. When we bring back alumni speakers students have a chance to hear, network, and connect with prominent professionals while alumni have a chance to hear the student perspective on current campus events and development. 

Upcoming Events

Past Alumni Speakers

Our signature Alumni Speaker Events usually occur once a year, when we bring back an alumnus who has made contributions to the Queen’s alumni community and Queen’s legacy. 

BuzzFeed Canada's Social Media Editor Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Artsci'11

BuzzFeed Canada's Social Media Editor Elamin Abdelmahmoud came back to campus to talk to students about his incredible career in the media industry. Upon graduation, Elamin worked at the CBC and then made his way to BuzzFeed Canada, where he is the Social Media Editor and Editor of News Curation.

Astronaut Dr. Drew Feustel, PhD'95

Dr. Feustel is a NASA astronaut who has been involved in the NASA Space Shuttle program. He came back to campus in April 2015, when he received the Alumni Achievement Award. Dr. Feustel spoke to students about his path to becoming a NASA Astronaut, as well as his experience being in space for extended periods of time.

Dragon Michele Romanow, Sc'07, MBA'08

Michele Romanow, the 2016 “One to Watch” award recipient, spoke to students about perseverance and hard work. She shared her fascinating journey from trying to open The Tea Room at Queen’s to being a caviar dealer to eventually becoming a Dragon.

Justice Hugh Fraser, Artsci'76

The Honourable Justice Hugh Fraser came back as part of Queen’s Black History Month in 2014. Justice Fraser was appointed a Judge of the Ontario Court of Justice in 1993 and a Regional Senior Justice in 2013. Justice Fraser shared his journey with students, to reinforce his belief that anyone has the power to reach their personal goals.