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Awards recognize
teaching achievements

The extraordinary teaching achievements of Queen’s faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows were recognized at a celebration recently. Read more

Flags lowered in memory of curator Frances Smith

Frances Smith, BA 1956, was the first curator of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. She spent her career helping to build up the permanent art collection, researching and cataloguing all the art work at Queen’s, planning exhibitions, pursuing funds and publishing numerous articles. She retired as curator emeritus in 1980. Read more

New Queen's research into music may help Canada's military

Kip PegleyKip Pegley (School of Music) is interviewing active and retired military men and women to understand how music impacts their lives and can bring healing after they have been deployed in combat and return home with emotional wounds. Read more

Student Facebook page captures world’s attention

A Facebook page that lets Queen’s students anonymously compliment one another is capturing media attention around the world. Queens U Compliments, which currently boasts more than 4,850 ‘friends,’ invites users to write positive comments to one another in a bid to combat bullying and build a supportive student community. Read more

Alumnus returns to campus as new head of medicine

Stephen ArcherStephen Archer, Meds’81, started his five-year term in November after spending four years as chief of cardiology at the University of Chicago. Read more


Calling all healthcare professionals

You've graduated, you have a busy career underway, but you still want to stay up to date with the constantly changing world of health care. Attend one of Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences continuing professional development programs. The Continuing Professional Development Department (CPD) office offers a broad range of full, half, and multi-day programs ranging from General Internal Medicine to Therapeutics to Palliative Care. Visit the CPD website for a full list of Spring programs.


Top 8 insurance myths — busted!

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Alumni Tartan Scarf
Unless you’re currently basking in hotter climes, you’ll need plenty of warm clothing to make it through until the spring. Add a soft and durable 100% lambswool Queen’s tartan scarf to your winter clothing collection and keep cosy even on the coldest days. Visit our Alumni Store!


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Following Principal Woolf's recent announcement about the reinstatement of Homecoming in fall 2013, many classes and groups have already confirmed their plans to return to campus in October.

"It's still early in the planning process, and we anticipate receiving many more confirmations in the coming weeks," says Carey Morrison, Alumni Officer, Reunions.

Rather than the traditional single celebratory weekend, Homecoming 2013 will be held on two different weekends to better accommodate the needs of returning alumni.

October 4-6 marks the occasion for 5, 15, 25, 35, and 45 year reunions, while October 18-20 is reserved for 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 year and Tricolour Guard reunions.

Both weekends will blend familiar university traditions – including home football games – with fresh and innovative programming for alumni, students and members of the Kingston community. This new programming will also include special celebrations for the Class of 1988 whose 25th anniversary falls in 2013.

Classes that have confirmed for the first weekend include Arts'68, Artsci'78, and Artsci'08; Com'68, Com'78, Com'88, Com'98, Com'08; Law'68, Law'78, and Law'88; MBA'88; Meds'68, Meds'78, and Meds'88; PHE'78; and Sc'48, Sc'68, Sc'88, Sc'98, and Sc'08.

Classes that have confirmed for the second weekend include Arts'53, Arts'63, Arts'73, Artsci'83, Artsci'93, and Artsci'03; Com'48, Com'53, Com'63, Com' 73, Com'93, Com'03; Law'63, Law'73, Law'83, and Law'03; Mus'73; Meds'53, Meds'58, Meds'63, Meds'73, and Meds'83; NSc'93; PHE'53, PHE'63, and PHE'83; Rehab'83; Sc'53, Sc'63, Sc'73, Sc'78, Sc'83, Sc'93, and Sc'03.

Other reunions currently in the planning stages include special athletics reunions and the Department of English's 125th anniversary. The programming for both Homecoming weekends will be finalized in March 2013.

Classes whose graduating year ends in a "3" or an "8" who don't have reunions planned or an official reunion coordinator are encouraged to contact the reunions team for assistance.

Visit our website for more information.


Calling all 2006 and 2007 grads!

Queen’s University wants to hear from its young alumni, to learn where their degrees have taken them, and which Queen’s experiences – inside the classroom and out – have been valuable in their lives and work.

The inaugural National Graduate Outcomes Survey (NGOS) will reach out to 2006 and 2007 graduates from both undergraduate and professional programs. Graduates will be asked for feedback on their undergraduate university experience and its value in their professional and personal lives.

Visit our website for more information.


Friends of Queen's Football Dinner & Dance

February 2, 2013

Come share an evening with friends, alumni, and family while supporting the Queen's Football Club. The event starts with an elegant Italian five course meal served with red or white wine (additional bar service will be available). To cap off the evening, the dance floor will be opened. There will also be our guest speaker, Michael "Pinball" Clemons, and a silent auction full of wonderful items. All Queen's students, alumni, football parents and friends of the program are invited to this fabulous event. Learn more


Jan 15 Kingston Branch - Cha Gheill Luncheon
Jan 17 Ottawa Branch - Monthly Pub night at Local Heros
Jan 21 Toronto Branch - Open House
Jan 22 Calgary Branch - Presents Lesley Scorgie, MBA'12, author of Rich by Thirty
Jan 30 Portland, Oregon Branch - Special guest speaker Dr. Jean Hutchinson
Jan 31 Kingston - Carr Harris Cup
Jan 31 Toronto Branch - Queen's Cooks
Feb 2 Toronto - Friends of the Queen's Football Dinner & Dance
Feb 3 London Branch - Gaels Hockey Game
Feb 16 Ottawa Branch - Annual Queen's Alumni Funspiel
Feb 16 New York City Branch - 7th Annual CANY Hockey Tournament

To learn more about these events, please visit our website at

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Join Bluewater Adventures for a unique exploration of this remote wilderness, including its islands and intricate waterways, towering mountains, lush coastal environment, and spectacular wildlife like eagles, whales, salmon, wolves, grizzlies, and the elusive Kermode “spirit bears."

Spend a day with local Gitga’at guides, absorbing their culture, gaining insights into the ecology and wildlife of the area and the history of the First Nations peoples who have called the rainforest home for thousands of years.

If independent travel is more your style, consider the special deals and benefits available through our partnership with AHI Cruises. January features special offers from Azamara, Crystal, and Celebrity Cruises.

To learn more about travelling with Queen’s, visit our website, email, or call 1-800-267-7837.

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For general inquiries about Office of Advancement events and programs, please call our Contact Centre at 1-800-267-7837 (toll free in Canada or the US), or 613-533-2060.