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Queen's University

Thursday October 16th Programming:





7:00 PM         171st Debating Union Alumni Reunion Hand Purvis Room, Dunning Hall

The 171st session of the Queen's Debating Union, the University's oldest club and the oldest debating society in Canada, welcomes its alumni back to campus with a show debate featuring current QDU members followed by refreshments at the Grizzly Grill. Promises to be totally fetch. 

Friday October 17th Programming:





8:00 AM- 10:00 AM Aboriginal Alumni Breakfast Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre Please join staff and students for the Aboriginal Alumni breakfast. We will be launching the Aboriginal Alumni Chapter and talking about how you can support Aboriginal students at Queen's.

For information or to rsvp please email
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM         PEPTalks (Professional Engineering Perspectives) Sci '89 Panel Discussion Beamish-Munro Hall (Integrated Learning Centre) Atrium 25 years after graduating from Queen's, members of Sci '89 will share about their career experiences in a panel discussion. Students will be able to gain insight into the accomplishments of our alumni and the possibilities that lie ahead of them! Join us for some enlightening discussion with our panelists!
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Homecoming Patio Ritual Clark Hall Pub and Patio Join us at Clark for Homecoming Patio Ritual! Alumni and students will be able to attend Ritual just like they remember, with an extra patio section (rain or shine). There will be an alumni line just for this weekend! For questions please contact
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Pumpkin Smash TBD Queen's Engineers Without Borders will be partnering with Queen's Gives Back to host the fifth annual Pumpkin Smash on October 17th 2014. A crowd pleasing event, a giant pumpkin weighing over five hundred pounds is hoisted sky high, dropped and smashed to raise awareness for Engineers Without Borders' national and international programs.

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Welcome Home! Alumni Meet & Greet

Grant Hall (43 University Avenue)

Kick off your Homecoming Weekend by visiting Grant Hall any time between 1:00-6:00 pm on Friday! Check in at the registration tables and pick up your reunion pin and any tickets for activities throughout the weekend that you've registered for here on this site, such as football tickets.

Representatives from Athletics, Queen's Archives, student clubs and groups, and more will be there to welcome you home to Queen's!

If you cannot attend Alumni Meet & Greet on Friday, you can stop by Saturday morning between 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM.



Pre-ordered football tickets must be picked up by 10:30 am on Saturday.

4:00 PM- 6:00 PM Graduate & Post-Doctoral Career Week Networking Reception
Fireside room, Ban Righ This capstone event follows a week of workshops designed to assist our trainees in planning and preparing for careers and translating their acquired skills to the workforce. Share your experiences with us in the Ban Righ Fireside Lounge for a reception hosted by the SGS. For more details please email Rebecca Hügler at .

4:30 PM -   6:30 PM

Health Sciences Reception

School of Medicine - David M.C. Walker Atrium

Alumni from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Rehabilitation Therapy are invited to a reception hosted by Dean Richard Reznick.

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Queen's Dance Club Members and Alumni Reception Alumni Lounge, Athletics and Recreation Centre Come meet current QDC members and alumni to mingle, watch past QDC DVDs and enjoy some refreshments! We have a big posters for everyone to sign so we can connect dancers through generations!
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Women's Hockey Family, Friends & Alumni Silent Auction
Memorial Centre Join Women's Hockey Family, Friends and Alumni at the Memorial Centre for a meet & greet and silent auction. Event starts just before and runs during the Queen's vs York game. For more information contact Matt Holmberg
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women's Hockey Memorial Centre Gaels take on the York Lions.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Film & Media - Wine and Cheese Reception

University Club

Join us for a reception at the University Club and a farewell walk through Film House! Register for this event through the main Homecoming registration pages. For more information, contact

7:30 PM - 9:00 pm Craig Kielburger Duncan McArthur Hall, Auditorium Me to We: How One Person Can Make a World of Difference
How do you find purpose in today’s world? How can you leave a legacy while balancing the challenges of modern life? A powerful experience for people of all ages, this speech introduces the remarkable story of how Craig and Marc founded Free The Children, which has grown into an international humanitarian organization active in 45 countries. Discover the Me to We philosophy, developed by Marc and Craig through more than a decade of humanitarian work as encapsulated in their New York Times bestseller "Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World". 

Audiences will learn how to use the Me to We philosophy to make a real difference and create their own unique path that will leave a positive mark on the world. 
8:00 PM Queen's Vagabond Thetre: Vacancies, an Environmental Adaptation of No Exit John Orr Room, John Deutch University Centre

Several student actors will be performing an adaptation of Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit in the John Orr room. It is a special performance where the actors will be within arm's distance of the audience and will be performing in hyper realist style. This performance aims to push the boundaries between actors and their audiences.

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Orbit Premiere with Drama Homecoming Reception Isabel Centre for the Performing Arts

Queen's University Department of Drama is proud to present the premiere production of Orbit by Jennifer Wise, directed by Craig Walker. Please join us for this inaugural performance in the Isabel Bader Performing Arts Centre Studio Theatre, followed by an Opening Night Homecoming Reception. Tickets can be purchased online, or at the door prior to performances. Students/seniors: $15 General: $22 For more information please: Visit | Call (613) 533-2104 | E-mail

8:00 PM - 1:00 AM AMS Reunion The Underground (formerly Alfies) The AMS Reunion is a homecoming tradition that allows past and present full time AMS employees to reconnect. The AMS Reunion is an opportunity to learn firsthand about life before the Common Ground and life in the JDUC. To hear stories of accomplishments and success, and stories of disappointments and controversies, from the people who lived them, the people who not only helped build the AMS, but helped to shape the very nature of the Queen’s experience. To attend the AMS Reunion you must RSVP to Michele Charlton, Campus Activities Commissioner at


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