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Mapping out life after law school

Queen’s Law students get help with customized career planning through the Career Development Office.

Applying for jobs and finding a career can be a daunting process. To help students manage this stress, the Queen’s Law Career Development Office (CDO) offers a Career Management Plan (CMP) program. Through this program, students receive individually-tailored advice such as steps they should take to stay on track and long-term skills for career planning once they leave Queen’s. The results are impressive: over 95 per cent of Law’17 students who were actively seeking articling opportunities had secured one as of last September. 

An unlimited number of individual career counselling sessions to help students build on their skills and refine their customized career plan is one standout feature.

“We pride ourselves on how accessible we are to our students,” says Julie Banting, Director of Career Development. “In 2016-17, we held over 1,200 counselling appointments. The average student feedback rating was 4.8 out of 5, and 98 per cent of students indicated that they would recommend this service to peers.”

The CDO holds workshops for students introducing career development and job search fundamentals. It also has a comprehensive software platform, Career Services Manager, where students can view job postings, sign up for counselling sessions and events, and access a document library full of helpful tip sheets.

“The dedication of the office’s coordinator, Jenny DeBruyn, has been integral to building and maintaining strong relationships with employers, which has contributed to an overall increase in the number and variety of job postings accessible to students,” Ms. Banting says.  
Furthermore, through the CDO, students can access networking opportunities and events.

“We are proud of the strong relationship we have with our corporate partners and alumni and hold many events throughout the year that enable students to build their network,” Ms. Banting explains.

Students may have the opportunity to shadow a practitioner for a day, or contact alumni who have made themselves available for informational interviews on the CDO’s ProNet listing. 

This year, the CDO is excited about developing a formal program for a more structured mentoring experience.

“The CMP allowed me to explore many different career options, from small firms in rural communities to large Bay Street firms,” explains Maggie Carmichael (Law’18). “Through the CDO I had the opportunity to attend information sessions and networking events, as well as one-on-one meetings with career counsellor Michael Molas to discuss my options and prepare a job application package that would allow me to achieve my goals.”  
Richard Glennie (Law’19) says that he met with the CDO weekly after his first year.

“I was unsure of what I wanted to do, and working with the CDO on a self-assessment before the Toronto recruit helped me find the areas that I wanted to work in,” he says. “From there, I had weekly appointments to tailor my job search, fine-tune my resume, develop a cover letter, and polish my interview skills. Julie provided support from start to finish, including being available throughout in-firm interviews to answer questions and give advice, helping me secure a position that I’m thrilled with.”

This article was first published on the Faculty of Law website.

Gaels stun No. 6 Marauders in women's volleyball

Gaels Women's Volleyball
Players of the Queen's Gaels women's volleyball team celebrate a point during Sunday's game against the McMaster Marauders. The Gaels knocked off the No. 6 ranked team in the country in straight sets. (Photo by Robin Kasem)

A quick roundup of Queen’s Gaels teams in action over the weekend:


The Queen’s Gaels (11-4) swept the No. 6 McMaster Marauders (13-2) in straight sets 25-18, 25-20 and 25-23 on Sunday, handing the powerhouse Marauders their first loss since October.

The Gaels got up early on the Marauders and never let up, with a potent attack and stingy defence throughout.

Shannon Neville had an outstanding match with five aces, 10 kills and 12 digs. Julia Wiercigroch had 12 kills and eight digs.

On Saturday, the Gaels took a four-set battle against the Brock Badgers (4-9) 25-19, 25-16, 17-25 and 25-16.

Queen’s got off to another quick start, with a light stumble in the third set.

Neville finished with 15 kills and four aces. Makayla Keith added five aces.


The Queen’s Gaels (6-8) lost to the No. 6 McMaster Marauders (12-1) in four sets on Sunday afternoon 25-19, 22-25, 15-15 and 13-25.

The hosts took the first set but the Marauders roared back to take control of the match over the final three set.

Mitchell Neuert had 14 kills while Markus Trence had 12.

On Saturday, the Gaels lost a tough five-set match against the Brock Badgers (4-9) 25-18, 26-28, 25-22, 19-25 and 17-19.

Trence had an outstanding game, leading the Gaels with 17 kills, two aces, four blocks and 12 digs.


The No. 9 Queen’s Gaels (18-5-3) continued their wild week with a crazy come-from-behind 4-3 overtime victory over the Carleton Ravens (16-6-4) on Saturday night.

Just two days after winning a barn-burner against RMC in the Carr-Harris Cup, the Gaels were able to tie the game late against the Ravens and pull out the victory in the extra frame. Slater Doggett played the role of hero by not only tying the game with one second left but also scoring the game-winning goal in overtime to send the Gaels home with their sixth straight victory.

Luke Edwards and Darcy Greenaway put the Gaels up early but the Ravens would move ahead 3-2 in the third period. In the dying seconds, Doggett was able to beat a defender to the net and get a shot off to beat Ravens goalie Francois Brassard with one second remaining on the clock.Just over a minute into overtime Doggett scored his 17th goal of the season. The win puts the Gaels in the driver's seat for the second seed in the OUA East standings, sitting three points ahead of Carleton. Kevin Bailie picked up the win in net for the Gaels, making 31 saves.


The No. 7 Queen’s Gaels (13-3-3-3) saw their three-game shutout win streak snapped in a 4-1 loss to the Waterloo Warriors (8-3-9-0) on Saturday.

It was senior night for the Gaels as the graduating class – Claire Warren, Amber Sealey, Emily Gervais, Micaela Smith, Clare McKellar and Jessica Wakefield – was honoured prior to puck drop.

Emily Gervais scored the lone goal for the Gaels.

On Friday, the scored a 3-0 win over the Laurier Golden Hawks (2-1-13-3)

Michele Knecht opened the scoring early and Abby Lafreniere doubled the lead in the second period. Knecht added an empty-netter for her second of the game. Mackenzy Aresenault made 22 saves for the shutout win.


The No. 8 Queen’s Gaels (16-3) stretched their win streak to five with a big 73-53 victory over the York Lions (10-9) on the road Friday night.

The Gaels got off to a slow start and were trailing 20-9 after the first quarter. But the team would find their groove in the second and went into the break leading 53-43.

The Lions couldn’t muster much of a counter in the second half and the Gaels cruied the rest of the way for the 20-point win.

Abby Dixon and Veronika Lavergne finished with 16 points each while Sophie de Goede recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.


The Queen’s Gaels (11-8) defeated the York Lions (2-17) 93-68 on the road with veteran Jesse Graham scoring a career-best 26 points.

The Gaels got off to a strong start and were ahead 25-9 after the first quarter on the strength of 10 points from Graham. 

The Gaels kept up the pressure on both ends of the court heading into the second half and played it safe in the final quarter, maintaining a healthy lead.

Tanner Graham had 13 points to go along with nine rebounds.

Bringing Queen’s engineering students together

The Innovation and Wellness Centre will be home to a range of engineering facilities, including labs, teaching studios, and a common room.

Engineering and Applied Science students will be spending a lot of time in the Innovation and Wellness Centre (IWC) when it opens next academic year.

The Innovation and Wellness Centre will feature a common lounge for undergraduate mechanical and materials engineering students, something that they have not had before. (Supplied Photo)
The Innovation and Wellness Centre will feature a common lounge for undergraduate mechanical and materials engineering students, something that they have not had before. (Supplied Photo)

The new facility will bring together several mechanical and materials engineering program areas on campus into one new and modern space. It will also add new resources for undergraduate engineering students.

“This leading-edge facility will uniquely bring together innovative undergraduate teaching facilities, world-leading research facilities, and innovation programming in one space,” says Kevin Deluzio, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. “New undergraduate teaching and design studios, interdisciplinary research clusters, and flexible innovation space within the IWC will bring together professors, undergraduate, and graduate students in a way that builds community and fosters new ideas.”

The engineering facilities will be located on the second and third floors of the IWC. The second floor will feature an interdisciplinary mechatronics laboratory where mechanical and electrical engineers will be able to work together, an undergraduate common room, a rapid prototyping lab, and three engineering teaching studios. Rather than individual seating, the studios emphasize collaboration by grouping students in tables of four to eight. Each studio will accommodate about 80 students, and the walls can be moved to create one large studio.

On the third floor, you will find the IWC’s research labs. The Beaty Water Research Centre will include four wet labs, where chemical and civil engineering students and faculty will handle hazardous materials and conduct research. The facility will bring together water researchers from across the university, supporting 40 graduate students and 12 faculty members.

The Beaty Water Research Centre will be located on the third floor, featuring labs and meeting space. (Supplied Photo)
The Beaty Water Research Centre will be located on the third floor, featuring labs and meeting space. (Supplied Photo)

The third floor will also include brand new labs dedicated to studying human-machine collaboration. A dozen faculty members will be based out of this space, along with up to 40 graduate students. The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is currently recruiting five new academics specializing in disciplines such as machine learning, data mining, and smart prosthetics, aligning with the Principal’s faculty renewal plans.  

What's in the IWC?
A holistic view of wellness
A home for innovation
● Learn more on the Innovation and Wellness Centre website

“This focus on human-machine collaboration will provide an opportunity for Queen’s Engineering and Applied Science to lead the country in this increasingly important field,” says Brian Surgenor, a professor in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering department who is helping to coordinate the design of the IWC’s engineering space. “Coupled with the renovated spaces for our undergraduate students, the IWC will provide a significant enhancement to the student experience and our Faculty’s research leadership.”

The creation of the IWC was made possible through $55 million in philanthropic support, with a significant portion donated by Queen’s engineering alumni. In addition, the federal and Ontario governments contributed a combined total of nearly $22 million to this facility.

To learn more about the Innovation and Wellness Centre, visit the centre’s website. The centre is scheduled to open in Fall 2018.

Gaels edge Paladins in overtime to claim Carr-Harris Cup

Queen's Gaels men's hockey team celebrate
The Queen's Gaels men's hockey team celebrate after Darcy Greenaway scored in overtime for a 6-5 victory over the RMC Paladins in the Carr-Harris Cup, Thursday night at the Rogers K-Rock Centre. (Photo by Jason Scourse)

The No. 9 Queen’s Gaels men’s hockey team (17-5-3) defeated the RMC Paladins (6-14-5) in the 32nd installment of the Carr-Harris Cup at the Rogers K-Rock Centre on Thursday.

The teams treated the record crowd of 3,524 to an offensive explosion but Darcy Greenaway ended the game with a beautiful end-to-end rush at 1:21 of overtime to send the Gaels home with their third Carr-Harris win in the last four years.

Queen’s jumped out to an early 3-1 lead in the first period on goals by Ryan Bloom, Luke Edwards and Slater Doggett, while Riley Brandt netted his OUA-leading 18th goal of the season for RMC.

The Paladins would tie the score in the second period with goals from David Savery and Brandt, but as period closed out Alex Stothart found the back of the net to put the Gaels up 4-3.

RMC replied quickly after the restart through Rhett Wilcox to even the score. Doggett put Queen’s ahead once again only to see Dylan Giberson send the game to overtime

In a game that saw plenty of scoring chances, the overtime period did not disappoint as both teams were gunning for the game-winning goal. About a minute in, Greenaway took the puck behind his own net and darted up the ice. After skating past one Paladins defender and beating another with a nice move, he was able to score a spinning shot past Austin Hannaford to send the Gaels home with their 20th Carr-Harris Cup.

“It sure was great to watch for the fans. It wasn’t our prettiest effort, but this team never gives up, so we really showed that tonight and fortunately enough we were able to pull out the win,” Greenaway said after the game. “We want to solidify home ice, we also want to be peaking at the right time, and we have three more games to get ready for playoffs.”

Kevin Bailie earned the win in net for the Gaels, making 29 saves while Hannaford took the loss for the Paladins, recording 22 saves.

Doggett was named the Gaels MVP for his two-goal performance while Brandt earned the nod for the Paladins with his three-point effort.

The Carr-Harris Challenge Cup was initiated in 1986 by the International Hockey Hall of Fame in celebration of the oldest rivalry in hockey, now at 132 years.

The game is named in honour of the Carr-Harris family, which has a long-standing connection with both Kingston universities. Robert Carr-Harris was professor of civil engineering at Royal Military College of Canada in 1879 and afterward a professor of general engineering at Queen’s. All of his sons and two of his cousins were cadets at RMC.

The Carr-Harris Challenge Cup trophy features the “Lennie” sculpture by Kingston native Joan Belch.

It depicts Lennox Irving, the Queen’s player who scored the lone goal in the March 10, 1886 inaugural game between RMC and Queen’s.

Employee and Family Assistance Program provider publishes February edition of ‘Lifelines’

Read the February edition of Lifelines.

As the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider for Queen’s University, Homewood Health publishes a number of regular newsletters, including Lifelines.

The monthly newsletter is intended to support key personnel with a wealth of information on the topic presented. The February edition, entitled Learning about Eating Disorders, provides information on factors that contribute to eating disorders, what different eating disorders exist, and methods to minimize an eating disorder from forming.  

For more information on the Queen’s EFAP, visit the Human Resources website.

For 24-hour EFAP services call 1-800-663-1142 (English) or 1-866-398-9505 (French). 

For The Record: Feb. 1

For the Record provides postings of appointment, committee, grant, award, and other notices set out by collective agreements and university policies and processes. It is the university’s primary vehicle for sharing this information with our community.

The next issue of For the Record will be published Thursday, Feb. 15. The deadline for submitting information is Tuesday, Feb. 13. For the Record is published bi-weekly throughout the academic year and monthly during the summer.

Submit For the Record information for posting to Gazette Editor Andrew Carroll.


Robert Siemens reappointed as head of the Department of Urology

Acting Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences Christopher Simpson is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), has reappointed D. Robert Siemens as head of the Department of Urology, beginning Jan. 1, 2018. Dr. Siemens will hold the appointment until June 30, 2022. 

Dr. Siemens graduated from Queen’s University in 1988 with his Bachelor of Science, where he also earned his Doctor of Medicine in 1992. He went on to complete his residency in urology in 1997. In 2000, he finished his fellowship in urologic oncology at the University of Iowa. 

Dr. Siemens first joined the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s in 2000 as an assistant professor in urology. He was promoted to associate professor in 2006, and then professor in 2011. He currently holds cross-appointments in the Department of Oncology and the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences. Dr. Siemens was first appointed as head of the Department in Urology in 2012. In 2013, he was named director of the Centre for Applied Urological Research. 

He has published over 150 peer-reviewed original manuscripts and book chapters. He has served on the executive board of many research societies and national as well as international specialty associations. He is currently starting his second term as Editor-in-chief of the Canadian Urological Association Journal. His research is focused on urological oncology and has initiated and directed a multi-faceted program including basic and translational investigations as well as health services and clinical trial studies. His basic and translational research has been supported by strong collaborations with other principal investigators in the departments of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, as well as Pathology and Molecular Medicine.

For his outstanding work in his field, Dr. Siemens has been honoured with numerous awards, including the 2013 SEAMO Clinician Scientist Award, the 2010 Canadian Association of Medical Education’s Certificate of Merit Award, and the 2005 Canadian Medial Association Award for Young Leaders.


Job Title: Research Projects Advisor
Department: University Research Services
Competition: 2017-086
Successful Candidate: Hakan Karatas

Job Title: Health Education Research Associate
Department: Office of the Professional Development and Educational Scholarship
Competition: J0917-1569
Successful Candidate: Nicholas Cofie

Job Title: Functional Space Planning Analyst
Department: Planning and Budgetting
Competition: J1017-0698
Successful Candidate: Darcy McNinch

Job Title: Financial Officer
Department: Medicine
Competition: J1017-1193
Successful Candidate: Edwin Cutrona (Family Medicine)

Job Title: Queen's Telefundraising Services (QTS) Coordinator
Department: Office of Advancement
Competition: J1117-0117
Successful Candidate: Morgan Clark (Faculty of Health Science)

Job Title: Small Works Project Manager
Department: Physical Plant Services
Competition: J0717-0377
Successful Candidate: Raj Shekhar

Job Title: Human Resources Advisor
Department: Office of Advancement
Competition: J1017-0616
Successful Candidate: Kacey McCuen (Human Resources)

Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Department: Canadian Cancer Trials Group
Competition: J1117-0104
Successful Candidate: Nicholina Gorganzadeh

Job Title: Program Coordinator
Department: Enrichment Studies
Competition: J1017-1090
Successful Candidate: WITHDRAWN

Job Title: Instructional Designer (Online Learning) (USW Local 2010)
Department: Continuing Distance Studies
Competition: J0717-0087
Successful Candidate: WITHDRAWN

Job Title: Simulation Laboratory Manager (USW Local 2010)
Department: School of Nursing
Competition: J1017-0695
Successful Candidate: Laura Stephens

Job Title: Program and Event Coordinator (USW Local 2010)
Department: Office of Professional Development and Educational Scholarship
Competition: J0917-0648
Successful Candidate: Bryn Fraser (Applied Science Programs)

Job Title: Administrative Secretary (USW Local 2010)
Department: Faculty of Arts and Science - Faculty Office
Competition: J1117-0732
Successful Candidate: Jill Phillips (Undergraduate Admission)

Job Title: Digital Marketing Coordinator (USW Local 2010)
Department: Faculty of Education
Competition: J1217-0482
Successful Candidate: Sara Perosa

Job Title: Registered Practical Nurse (USW Local 2010)
Department: Student Wellness Services
Competition: J0717-0670
Successful Candidate: Mary-Lynn Sarris


Queen’s to host 2021 U SPORTS Women’s Basketball National Championship

Queen's Gaels women's basketball
Queen's has been awarded the right to host the 2021 U SPORTS Women’s Basketball National Championship.

The best university women’s basketball players in the country will be coming to Queen’s in 2021, as the university has been named the host of the U SPORTS Women’s Basketball National Championship.

“Hosting a national championship of this calibre is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Queen’s, our athletics program, and our outstanding student-athletes,” says Leslie Dal Cin, Executive Director, Queen’s Athletics & Recreation. “We look forward to welcoming teams from across the country to compete in what promises to be an exciting tournament.”

The championship will be held from Thursday, March 11 to Sunday, March 14, 2021. The Queen’s women’s basketball team will earn automatic entry into the tournament as hosts, though they are perennially among the best teams in the country, finishing fourth at the 2017 tournament hosted by the University of Victoria.

“For our players in first and second year, this is an opportunity to play at a national championship, which is a highlight for our student-athletes,” says Gaels head coach Dave Wilson. “From a team standpoint, this will certainly be a motivating factor, and will undoubtedly be beneficial for our recruiting over the next two years.”

Queen’s is no stranger to hosting national championships. The university was home to the men’s volleyball championship in 2012, the women’s rugby championship in 2015, and most recently, the women’s hockey championship in 2017.

The event, which features a partnership with Tourism Kingston, will also bring many visitors to the city, including family members, friends, and fans of the visiting teams. There will also be opportunities for local basketball players and coaches to learn from some of the best basketball minds in the country.

U SPORTS also announced that Ryerson University will host the 2019 tournament in Toronto, while Carleton University and the University of Ottawa will share hosting duties for the 2020 tournament in Ottawa.

For more information, visit the U SPORTS website.

New bursaries to support racialized and first-generation students

An estate gift will create new bursaries for first-year Black Canadian students, first-year visible minority and racialized students, and first-year first-generation students.

A Queen’s education will soon become more accessible to students who might otherwise not have the opportunity to enroll.

A variety performances by clubs and individuals on campus and in the Kingston community were showcased at the annual ACSA Culture Show in 2017. (Photo by Bernard Clark)
A variety performances by clubs and individuals on campus and in the Kingston community were showcased at the annual ACSA Culture Show in 2017. (Photo by Bernard Clark)

A $2.2 million estate gift provided by the late Ester Margaret Harrison will be used to create bursaries for academically qualified first-year students from equity-seeking groups who demonstrate a financial need.

“We are thankful for this meaningful and impactful gift which will support many qualified students during their time at Queen’s,” says Teri Shearer, Deputy Provost (Academic Operations and Inclusion). “These new awards will help us to increase recruitment and retention of students from under-represented groups, thereby building a more diverse campus community and enhancing our academic mission and student experience.”

Ensuring the availability of targeted financial support for racialized students is a recommendation of the Principal’s Implementation Committee on Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion (PICRDI) final report.

“We understand there is still more to do to satisfy the recommendations of the PICRDI report regarding the role of philanthropy at our university,” says Tom Harris, Vice-Principal (Advancement). “We continue to work closely with Deputy Provost Shearer to identify new opportunities where we can leverage philanthropy to further support these important recommendations.”

Ms. Harrison was the daughter of Dr. John Featherston (MD 1905), a Kingston-based physician and professor of Anatomy in the Queen’s Faculty of Medicine.  Ms. Harrison specified in her will that her estate would be used to support students in need. Although Ms. Harrison died in 1974, Queen’s was only eligible to receive its interest in her estate after other conditions in her will were satisfied. Student Affairs, in consultation with Advancement and the Human Rights and Equity Offices, drafted the terms of the awards based on the designation in Ms. Harrison's will.

Forty-five percent of the funds will be directed to the Ester Margaret Harrison Awards for Black Canadian Students. Another forty-five percent will be directed to the Ester Margaret Harrison Awards for Visible Minority/Racialized Students. Both of these awards are worth $5,000 and will be annually renewable. Each award will support up to nine new first-year students each year.

The remaining 10 per cent will go to the Ester Margaret Harrison Award for First-Generation Students, a one-time award of $1,000 to students who are the first in their family to attend university as they enter the first year of any undergraduate degree program. The first of these new awards should be disbursed this fall.

To learn more about funding and awards, please visit the Student Affairs website.

Elections being held for Senate, Board positions

An online election is currently being conducted for one faculty/librarian/archivist position on the Senate and one staff position on the Board of Trustees.

Both positions are three-year terms commencing June 1, 2018

Emails went out Monday, Jan. 29 at 10 am to all faculty and staff at Queen’s for their respective election, with details and instructions on how to vote.

Polls will close on Feb. 12 at 9 am.

If you have questions or concerns, contact the Office of the University Secretariat and Legal Counsel at (613) 533-6095 or email univsec@queensu.ca. Information about the nomination and election process is available online at the University Secretariat website.

Gaels back Bell Let's Talk

Queen's Gaels Women's basketball
Sophie de Goede of the Queen's Gaels women's basketball team looks for room under the basket during Friday night's game agains the Laurentian Voyageurs.

A quick roundup of Queen's Gaels teams in action over the weekend:


Extending their win streak to three, the No. 9 Queen's Gaels (15-3) took down the Laurentian Voyageurs (3-13) on home court 82-48 Friday night during a special #BellLetsTalk game.

Bell Let's Talk Day is on Wednesday, Jan. 31, here is how you can donate:
- Text and talk: Every text message, mobile and long distance call made by Bell Canada, Bell Aliant and, new this year, Bell MTS customers in Manitoba
- Twitter: Every tweet using #BellLetsTalk and Bell Let's Talk Day video view
- Facebook: Every view of the Bell Let's Talk Day video and use of the Bell Let's Talk frame
- Instagram: Every Bell Let's Talk Day video view - Snapchat: Every use of the Bell Let's Talk geofilter and video view

With Bell Let’s Talk Day taking place on Wednesday, Jan. 31, the Queen's Gaels hosted a special day in support of mental health awareness. The stands in the ARC gym were swimming with fans and other Gaels varsity teams sporting blue Bell Let’s Talk toques to show their support for the initiative. The game also featured more toque giveaways and peer health groups from the student wellness services who provided information about mental health resources available on campus.

After a slow start by both teams the host Gaels were the first to find their game and went into the break leading 39-28. The Gaels found another gear in the second half, however, and pulled away, including a 12-2 run in the third quarter. The Gaels kept up the pace the rest of the way for the easy win.

Marianne Alarie led with 17 points and Andrea Priamo added 13 with seven rebounds.

On Saturday, the Gaels (15-3) put in another dominant performance for a 75-51 win over the Nipissing Lakers (2-15), on Shoot for the Cure Night at the ARC.

Members of the women's basketball team and Gaels community participated in a “Cuts for Cancer” hair donation during halftime of each the women’s and men’s game.

Veronika Lavergne led with 15 points and nine rebounds while Abby Dixon added seven point with 10 rebounds.

To donate in support of Shoot for the Cure and Cuts for Cancer click here


The Queen’s Gaels men’s basketball team (10-8)  rounded out the #BellLetsTalk night at the ARC with a solid effort but ultimately fell 89-69 the No. 7 nationally-ranked Laurentian Voyageurs (14-2).

Laurentian came out strong, grabbing a 23-15 lead after the first quarter but the Gaels put in an excellent effort to bring the score back to within a basket, trailing 38-36 at the half. However, Laurentian was able to maintain the pressure and gradually broke down the Gaels defence. With a number of Gaels in foul trouble, the visitors pulled away in the fourth quarter.

Jaz Bains led the Gaels with 18 points and six assists. 

On Saturday, the Gaels bounced back with a hard-fought win over the Nipissing Lakers (7-10) 80-68 at the ARC.

In a tight first half, the Lakers went into the break leading 40-38. But the Gaels solid defence eventually won out and the hosts were able to pull away in the fourth quarter for the victory.

Bains finished with a double-double of 20 points and 10 assists while Tanner Graham had 20 points and 13 rebounds for his own big night.


The No. 9 Queen’s Gaels women’s hockey team (12-3-2-3) put up a perfect weekend winning both of their games with shutouts by goalie Stephanie Pascal. As a result, the Gaels remain atop the OUA standings.

On Sunday, the Gaels blanked the York Lions (6-0-11-3) 4-0, with Pascal making 19 saves. Hailey Wilson, Alex Maw, Katrina Manoukarakis and Kaylie Dennis scored for the Gaels.

On Saturday the Gaels took down the No.6 Guelph Gryphons with a 1-0 win in Guelph. Clare McKellar potted the game’s only goal early in the second period and Pascal locked up the win with 20 saves.


The No. 10 Queen's Gaels (16-5-3) took their second straight victory over the Laurentian Voyageurs (7-16-1) with a 3-1 win Saturday night in Sudbury.

Spencer Abraham, Darcy Greenaway and Alex Row scored for the Gaels and Kevin Bailie made 23 saves for the win.

With the win the Gaels moved into sole possession of second place in the OUA East.


The Queen’s Gaels (9-4) beat the Toronto Varsity Blues (8-4) in four sets – 25-17, 15-25, 25-16 and 25-19 – for a big win on the road.

Shannon Neville finished with 15 kills and a pair of aces while Julia Wiercigroch had 13 kills with three aces. Natalie Crews led the Tricolour in blocking with seven blocks.

On Sunday, the Gaels fell short in a tight game against the No. 7 Ryerson Rams (14-0), losing in four sets 25-20-25, 22-25, 18-25 and 22-25.
Isabelle Korchinski had 12 kills while Neville and Wiercigroch added 11 each. Natalie Crews had five service aces to go along with four blocks.


The Queen’s Gaels (6-6) beat the Toronto Varsity Blues (5-6) on Saturday afternoon, in four sets— 25-22, 20-25, 25-23 and 25-19.

Jack Peckham led the Gaels with 12 kills and seven blocks. Markus Trence and Lukas Kaufman both racked up 13 digs each, playing a fantastic defensive game. 

On Sunday, the Gaels were blanked by the Ryerson Rams, losing in three sets 21-25, 22-25 and 17-25. Trence led the team with 12 kills and seven digs.


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