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Queen’s wins OUA Championship

OUA Basketball

The Queen’s men’s and women’s volleyball teams captured Ontario University Athletics (OUA) titles over the weekend. Read more

World’s first chair in anti-stigma research created at Queen’s

Health Sciences - Anti-Stigma Chair Announcement
Bell Canada and Queen’s University have announced a world-first with the establishment of a new $1-million research initiative to help fight stigma associated with mental illness. Read more

Acclaimed painter named Artist in Residence

David Urban
David Urban, who is widely regarded as the leading Canadian painter of his generation, joins Queen’s this year as the Koerner Artist in Residence. Read more

Alumna recognized with National Aboriginal Achievement Award

Janet Smylie
Janet Smylie, Meds’92, has been recognized with a National Aboriginal Achievement Award for her extensive research on the health of young Aboriginal families and her work to improve health for First Nations communities across Canada. Read more

Commerce students head to Colombia

Queen’s School of Business (QSB) recently signed the university’s first student exchange agreement with a Colombian university. Read more


If you want to learn more about the Aesculapian Society, Boo Hoo the Bear, or Continuing and Distance Studies (and much more!), bookmark the new and improved online Queen’s Encyclopedia, a great reference tool documenting Queen's University, its history, and its people.

If you have suggestions, corrections, or photos for entries in the Encyclopedia, contact the Queen's webmaster.


Display your Queen’s pride

Edward Nkole holding diploma frameDid you know that buying a Queen’s frame from Alumni Relations to showcase your diploma also helps to support the Queen’s University Alumni Association’s programs and initiatives?

A Queen’s diploma frame is a quick and easy way to get that diploma out of its tube and onto the wall while giving back to your alma mater. 

Place your order online today.

Solid Maple Heritage Lamp

Queen's LampA perfect piece to have wherever you need light: The Queen’s Maple Heritage Lamp stands 27" tall. Made with solid maple hardwoods and a laser engraved seal and black parchment shade with gold trim. It features a unique two-way setting for regular or dimmer light.

Place your order online today.

Yearbooks Available

The Alma Mater Society has extra Tricolour yearbooks for 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. If you didn’t get your yearbook as a student, this is your chance. The AMS will ship yearbooks to anywhere in Canada for free. This offer runs until March 17, while supplies last. If you have any questions, please contact


Order your yearbook online.

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QSAA Speaker Series – March 1

Amma BonsuAs part of the 2012 QSAA Speaker Series, alumna and global activist Amma Bonsu, Artsci’02, Artsci’03, will be on campus March 1 to talk to students about her experiences of volunteering both in Canada and internationally, and how lessons learned at Queen’s cemented her conviction in the importance of giving back. Learn more

Alumni weekend at the Castle – April 28 29

Herstmonceux CastleSave the date for a Queen’s alumni weekend at the Bader International Study Centre in East Sussex. The daffodils will be in bloom across the 600-acre estate, and we’ll have exclusive access to Herstmonceux Castle and its parklands. Plans are in the works for educational sessions with BISC faculty, musical entertainment, fine dining, and on-site tours for this family-friendly Queen’s alumni weekend.

Details will be confirmed shortly. If you’re in the region, or planning a trip to the UK this spring, and want to include a unique castle getaway in your plans, email us at and we’ll let you know when registration is open.

March 6 Ottawa Branch - Supper Club at Oz Kafe
March 7 Toronto Branch - Reception for Peter Milliken
March 8 Montreal Branch – Pub Night
March 10 Washington, DC Branch – Bake-Off Evening
March 15 Ottawa Branch – Pub Night
March 17 Calgary Branch – Lake Louise Ski Trip
March 20  Kingston Branch – Cha Gheill Luncheon
March 24 Toronto – Queen’s Law’79 Reception and Dinner
March 24 New York City Branch - Biennial Tour
March 27 Toronto Branch - Young Alumni Wine and Dine
March 28 Boston Branch – Pan-Canadian University Reception
April 1 Calgary Branch – Curling Funspiel

Visit our online alumni calendar for more listings and information


Excellence in Research Public Lecture – March 20

The recipients of the 2011 Excellence in Research Awards, Drs. Zongchao Jia (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences) and Victor Snieckus (Chemistry) discuss the research that garnered each of them this prestigious award. Dr. Jia will present “A Tale of the First Prokaryotic Protein Phosphorylation System" while Dr. Sniekus will present "iSynthesize - Life of an Organic Chemist."

This event will take place in the Chernoff Hall Auditorium,
90 Bader Lane from 7 - 8 pm.

Call for nominations: 2012 QUAA Alumni Awards

Help us recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of alumni and other members of the Queen’s community.


Nomination deadline is Saturday, March 31.


Visit our website for more information, or email


Many classes and groups are gearing up for their reunions on May 25-27.

Spring ReunionVisit our website to see the weekend schedule and check out what your class and faculty are planning, and register for the weekend.  If you register by May 1, 2012 you will be eligible for a ‘Kingston Getaway’ for 2 including accommodation, dining and attractions sponsored by Tourism Kingston.

QHO/QMO 25th Anniversary Gala
On March 3, 2012, Queen’s Health Outreach will host a reception with silent auction and dinner with some wonderful guest speakers highlighting current projects.  Entry to the event, including reception and dinner, is $75 for alumni or friends.  Check out the website for more information and to register.

Spring Reunion Program Advertising:
If your business or organization would like to explore Spring Reunion program booklet advertising opportunities, please email
Queen's MiniU May 25 – 27, 2012
Registration is now open!

Explore innovative ideas with the best minds on campus, enjoy intimate learning experiences with like-minded learners, and create your own university experience. MiniU gives you the chance to be a Queen’s student again for an hour, a day, or a whole weekend.

For more information, visit our website, email or call 1-800-267-7837 and chat with Amey or Melanie.


Queen’s University MasterCard® credit card

Queen's MBNA MasterCardShow your pride every time with the Queen’s University Platinum Plus® MasterCard® credit card and know that with every routine qualifying purchase you make, funds are directed back to Queen’s to help fund alumni programs, including this year’s MiniU Welcome Dinner, and GradBash for the Class of 2012.

Learn more about the Queen’s University MasterCard credit card

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex What a travel agent wants you to know about all-inclusive vacations

All-inclusive vacation packages can make holiday planning easy and save you money with one convenient payment. But how do you know which package is right for you? Read a travel agent’s advice on choosing the right resort to avoid surprises.

Rhine RiverWhatever your interest – history, languages, culture, art, architecture, wine, or cuisine – we have tours to suit a variety of palates! Consider one of the following presented by Thomas P. Gohagan & Co.

Cultural Treasures of the Black Sea (September 9 - 17) *with free airfare from specific departure cities

Wine Country in Autumn along the Rhine River (October 23 - 31)

For more information, call Amey or Melanie at 1-800-267-7837 or email

Thank you to our 2012 Spring Reunion and Queen's MiniU sponsors:

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex

Manulife Financial

Queen's MBNA MasterCard

Tourism Kingston

Ambassador Conference Resort Kingston

Days Inn & Conference Centre Kingston

Four Points by Sheraton Kingston

Radisson Kingston

  Kingston Chamber of Commerce
Queen's Faculty of Arts and Science Queen's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

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Phone: 613-533-2060 | 1-800-267-7837 (toll free in Canada/USA)

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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.