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					                                                                        WINTER 2011

THE
      COMPLETE
ENGINEER
THE MAGAZINE OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY




                                               CELEBR ATING
                                                Queen’s Engineering!




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 Office of the Dean
                                                                                                Engineering Alumni
 Queen’s University                                                                             Principal Daniel Woolf
 45 Union Street
 Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6
                                                                                                reflects on the legacy
                                                                                                of Queen’s engineering
                                                                                                Queen’s Formula SAE Team
                                                                                                roars to its best season ever
                                                                                                A special, four page,
                                                                                                P U L LO U T
                                                                                                history and timeline
                                                                                                of the Faculty
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           ENGINEER
                 WINTER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A time to celebrate

                 DEAN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CELEBRATING OUR FACULTY
                 Kimberly A. Woodhouse                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Q and A with Principal Daniel Woolf
                 MANAGING EDITOR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Welcome: 2 new faculty
                 Adam Walker                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Putting a better foot forward
                 GRAPHIC DESIGN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Queen’s Formula SAE team delivers best season ever
                 Queen’s Marketing and Communications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CELEBRATING OUR ENGINEERING ALUMNI
                 EDITOR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Leading the way
                 Alec Ross
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A life spent making things better
                 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Two proud Queen’s Engineering families: The Marstons
                 Alec Ross
                 Nanci Corrigan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               SPECIAL FOUR PAGE PULLOUT
                 CONTACT INFORMATION                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Timeline
                 Faculty of Engineering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       A short history of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
                 and Applied Science
                 Queen’s University                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Founders: the names behind the buildings
                 Beamish-Munro Hall                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Did you know?
                 45 Union Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Then and now
                 Kingston, ON
                 K7L 3N6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A short history of Engineering
                 Tel    613.533.2055
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CELEBRATING OUR ENGINEERING ALUMNI
                 Fax    613.533.6500
                 Email complete.engineer@queensu.ca                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Two proud Queen’s Engineering families: The Redferns
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                                                                                                                                                    A M E S S AG E F R O M T H E D E A N
                            celebrate
W       elcome to the Winter 2011
        issue of The Complete Engineer.
This issue is a celebration.
                                           We have:
                                           C Completed our strategic and academic
                                             plans
                                           C Welcomed ten new faculty members
We are celebrating our past.
                                           C Started two new degrees at the
You will find a special four-page pullout
                                             graduate level
that illustrates our Faculty’s history and
                                           C Received one of the largest single
features a handy timeline detailing our
                                             donations to Queen’s University
evolution. Also in this issue, a Q and A
                                           C Produced new recruitment materials,
with Principal Woolf describes the role
                                             new websites, and videos
our Faculty has played at Queen’s Uni-
                                           C Welcomed 150 more undergraduates
versity and the future he sees for us.
                                             students a year
We are celebrating our present.            C Increased our international
We profile ten of our alumni. These are      undergraduate enrollment by 8.6%
men and women who have been shaped C Been awarded over $60 million in
by their experience at Queen’s and in        research funding including a $17
turn are shaping the world around them.      million Canada Foundation for Innova-




                                                                                                                                    BERNARD CLARk
We also profile the research of Dr. Tim      tion grant and $5.8 million in Ontario
Bryant, a professor in our Department        Research Funding
of Mechanical and Materials Engineer-      C Established three new research chairs
ing, whose work on an improved,
                                           Further:
affordable prosthetic foot is helping                                                    As you can see, we are in the midst of
                                           C Our professors have won three
people in the developing world who                                                       much change. Change can be challeng-
                                             Premier’s Excellence awards
have lost lower limbs due to landmines                                                   ing, but it also brings new and exciting
                                           C Our incoming average has increased
and natural disasters.                                                                   opportunities. We’ve been pleased to
                                             by 2%
                                                                                         welcome back many visiting alumni
We are celebrating our future.             C Our 2010 incoming class was 28%
                                                                                         recently, and I encourage you to come
Read about our students, their               women, the highest percentage of
                                                                                         visit as well – come and share in our
activities, their initiatives and their      any Faculty that offers programs
                                                                                         excitement.
accomplishments.                             from across all disciplines
                                           C Our professors have won over 30             I wish you all a safe and prosperous
We are celebrating Queen’s Engineering
                                             teaching awards                             2011.
and Queen’s Engineers, and there is much
                                           C Our design teams have done extraordi-
to celebrate.
                                             narily well! In 2010: C Queen’s Space
I would like to take this opportunity to
                                             Engineering Team placed sixth at the
thank the faculty members, department
                                             annual CanSat challenge in Amarillo         Kimberly A. Woodhouse
heads, staff and students of the Faculty
                                             Texas C Queen’s Formula SAE Team was the    PhD, PEng, FCAE, FBSE
of Engineering and Applied Science.
                                             top Canadian team, finishing 16th out       Dean, Faculty of Engineering
It has been a challenging and exciting
                                             of 120 teams, at the Michigan Interna-      and Applied Science
three years and, with the support of
                                             tional Speedway. This represents the
this great group of people, we have
                                             team’s best result in its 17-year history
accomplished much. I would like to
                                             C Queen’s Baja SAE Team placed seventh
highlight a few of the key developments.
                                             overall in Design Judging at Baja SAE
                                             Carolina, and received second place
                                             for their Design Report C Queen’s Mostly
                                             Autonomous Sailboat Team placed third
                                             in the Sailbot class at the World Robotic
                                             Sailing Championship C Queen’s Aero
                                             Design Team placed 18th out of 29 teams
                                             in the SAE 2010 Aero Design West
                                             competition in Los Angeles, California
                                           C We have a new Aboriginal Access
                                             program to support enrollment of
                                             Aboriginal students in engineering
                                           C AND we have a new name, The Faculty
                                             of Engineering and Applied Science
                                                                                                    ThE COMPLETE ENGINEER 
                                                Q and A
C E L E B R AT I N G O U R FAC U LT Y




                                                                with         Principal Daniel Woolf
                                        Q You received your Bachelor of Arts from
                                          Queen’s in 1980. Do you recall your initial
                                          impressions of the Engineering Faculty
                                          and its students? How were they unique?
                                          I had pretty early contact with engineer-
                                          ing students. Quite literally the first two
                                          people I met at Queen’s when I arrived
                                          at Brockington House to check in were
                                          two Science ‘79 engineers, Charlie Lund
                                          and Michael Campbell. I’m still in touch
                                          with both and the latter was a housemate
                                          on Alfred and then Frontenac Street. I
                                          was struck by the enormous camaraderie




                                                                                                                                                                                      QuEEN’S MARkETiNG AND CoMMuNiCATioNS
                                          and spirit among engineers, even by
                                          normally high Queen’s standards, and
                                          also by the exceptional rigour of their
                                          courses. The workload was legendary
                                          (though I suppose mine in Arts was just
                                          as heavy, just differently distributed).

                                        Q The Faculty of Engineering and Applied
                                          Science has played an important, often
                                          pivotal, role in Queen’s history with its
                                          faculty and alumni making invaluable
                                          contributions – men like George Grant,
                                          James Douglas, Douglas Ellis, and Hugh        Q These are challenging times for the         Q Traditions are very dear to the hearts of
                                          Conn, to name but a few. Do any of their        University, but we have seen challenging      Queen’s engineers, as they are to all
                                          stories particularly resonate with you?         times before. What lessons can we take        Queen’s alumni. This is a source of great
                                          I’ve spent some time poring over the            from the past to help us now?                 strength and pride. How do you balance
                                          two volumes of Queen’s history pub-             As a historian, I would note that the         a respect for the University’s past and its
                                          lished so far and also read up on the           past does offer us some lessons, includ-      traditions with the need to move forward
                                          Faculty’s more recent history. What’s           ing the fact that we’ve been in difficul-     and evolve?
                                          clear is that while engineering has been        ties before – in the 1860s and again in       Again, one of the lessons we should
                                          a relatively late addition to some other        the 1920s and 30s. The Queen’s name           take from the past is that we shouldn’t
                                          universities, it has been a core part of        and reputation has emerged stronger,          be imprisoned within it. We are justifi-
                                          Queen’s from nearly the beginning.              if different, every time. Personally, I’m     ably proud of our traditions. The legacy
                                          I think the early founders and teachers,        extremely bullish about Queen’s. All          of Queen’s engineers and their
                                          people like Nathan Dupuis, had a vision         universities are facing stress; there is      “Renowned Spirit and Unrivaled
                                          of a program which, while “applied,” also       no question these are challenging             Excellence” is a core part of the Queen’s
                                          offered a very broad-based curriculum.          times, particularly with government           experience, and that will never change.
                                          It’s not surprising that many of our            deficits, significant restraints on our       But as I noted nearly a year ago in my
                                          engineering grads have acquired trans-          revenue sources, and other public             installation address, tradition is all
                                          ferable skills that have seen them              policy areas, notably health, crowding        about cumulative change; it’s not about
                                          succeed in other spheres, for instance          out higher education. The appointment         preserving everything that we have
                                          in the financial services sector. We            of one of my fellow university leaders,       indefinitely. George Grant would not
                                          should note some recent successes –             Queen’s grad David Johnston, as our           recognize the university of today, just
                                          notably Julie Lassonde, who addressed           next governor-general, is a very positive     as our first Principal, Thomas Liddell,
                                          spring Convocation. Faculty graduates           step in terms of the profile of postsec-      wouldn’t have recognized the univer-
                                          are creating a distinguished record for         ondary education. With regard to the          sity of Principal Grant’s time. We
                                          the future.                                     particular challenges facing Queen’s,         should preserve those things that are
                                                                                          we have huge human capital upon
                                                                                          which we can draw among our students,
                                                                                          faculty, staff and alumni.



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absolutely core to our identity and mis-    Q What role do you see the Faculty of           Queen’s Engineering and Applied
sion as a national trust for teaching and     Engineering and Applied Science playing       Science alumni (from both our under-
research, and we should be carefully          in the University’s future?                   grad and postgraduate programs)
selective about new ventures, rather           Engineers have a “let’s solve it” approach   perfectly fit this need. The broadly
than galloping off in every direction.         to problems and this is needed right         interdisciplinary approach the Faculty
Some things probably do need to be             now at Queen’s and in the world.             has taken over the years, including the
set aside because, though we are com-          Engineering grads have also been             common first year, provide examples
fortable doing them, they may not meet         among our most generous donors,              of innovation that other Faculties may
the needs of 21st-century students. The        people like Alfred Bader and Robert          borrow from, as appropriate. I’m
ongoing academic planning process              Buchan. All levels of government have        looking forward to working with Dean
will help us determine our future path.        talked about the need for more ‘highly       Woodhouse and her team on continuing
                                               qualified persons’ in Canada, and            to promote the Faculty and its interests.




   WELCOME:                                 2 new faculty
              Joshua Marshall, The Robert M.
              Buchan Department of Mining




                                                                                                                                        QuEEN’S MARkETiNG AND CoMMuNiCATioNS
                             Dominik Barz,
                      Chemical Engineering
                                                                                                                                        ADAM WALkER




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                                                                 Putting a better foot
C E L E B R AT I N G O U R FAC U LT Y




                                                                                                                                                                      FORWARD

                                                                                                                                                                          Since 1998, the team has been
                                                                                                                                                                      developing and refining a prosthesis
                                                                                                                                                                      originally designed for use in flat areas
                                                                                                                                                                      in rural Thailand; the device is now
                                                                                                                                                                      successfully used in many areas world-
                                                                                                                                                                      wide. Today, in collaboration with the
                                                                                                                                                                      Universidad Don Bosco in El Salvador,
                                                                                                                                                                      the design team – a partnership that
                                                                                                                                                                      includes Rob Gabourie, a professional
                                                                                                                                                                      prosthetist from Niagara Prosthetics
                                                                                                                                                                      International; DuPont Canada;
                                                                                                                                                                      Centennial Plastic Mfg. Inc. and
                                                                                                                                                                      Queen’s Chemical Engineering student
                                                                                                                                                                      Laura Towsley – is field-testing a new
                                                                                                                                                                      version of the mechanical foot that is
                                                                                                                                                                      size-adjustable, more comfortable and
                                                                                                                                                                      suitable for use in hilly terrain.
                                                                                                                                                                          “The wearer needs enough of a
                                                                                                                                                                      bounce to help them climb hills, but
                                                                                                                               QuEEN’S MARkETiNG AND CoMMuNiCATioNS
                                                                                                                                                                      not so much of a bounce that it makes
                                                                                                                                                                      it hard for them to come down hills,”
                                                                                                                                                                      says Bryant. “Finding that balance is the
                                                                                                                                                                      big design challenge. You have to be re-
                                                                                                                                                                      sponsive to the needs set of the users.”
                                                                                                                                                                          The prosthetic itself is not meant to
                                                                                                                                                                      make direct contact with the ground,
                                                                                                                                                                      but to fit inside a shoe. To do that,
                                                                                                                                                                      users slip a “cosmesis” – a urethane
                                                                                                                                                                      foam cover that is custom-shaped to a
                                        Tim Bryant, Sc’   Mechanical, MSc’   Mechanical, Doctorate’                                                                   fit user’s shoe size – over the prosthesis.
                                                                                                                                                                      Together, the two items enable an
                                                                                                                                                                      amputee to become mobile and, to

                                        h     undreds of thousands of people the
                                              world over have lost feet because
                                        of disease, car or workplace accidents or
                                                                                       though durable and comfortable,
                                                                                       they cost thousands of dollars. That
                                                                                       obviously eliminates them as an option
                                                                                                                                                                      a casual observer, look the same as
                                                                                                                                                                      anyone else.
                                                                                                                                                                          Best of all for potential users in
                                        land mines. Fortunately, artificial, or        for those with few or no financial                                             developing countries, the new foot
                                        prosthetic feet are available for them,        resources – a category which, unfortu-                                         costs a fraction of its conventional
                                        but they are often too expensive for           nately, includes the vast majority of                                          counterpart, which is good news for
                                        amputees in developing countries.              people in developing countries who                                             hundreds of thousands of people in
                                           Dr. Tim Bryant is working to change         require prosthetic feet.                                                       countries like Haiti and El Salvador
                                        that situation. A Queen’s professor of             Visually, Bryant’s plastic prosthetic                                      who have lost lower limbs to natural
                                        mechanical engineering, Bryant is the          only vaguely resembles a human foot.                                           disasters and land mines.
                                        scientific lead of a global research           The bulk of the plastic is in the ankle                                            “It’s great to see how eager people
                                        team that is developing innovative             and heel area, in which is embedded a                                          have been to support the project,”
                                        and affordable prosthetic foot.                threaded screw hole that allows the                                            says Dr. Bryant, a Parry Sound, Ontario
                                           The need is certainly there. Conven-        foot to be attached at end of the limb.                                        native whose entire academic career,
                                        tional prosthetic feet tend to be stiff,       Protruding from that section is the keel,                                      from undergraduate student to faculty
                                        uncomfortable to wear, and may break           a thin, gently convex plastic plate –                                          member – has been spent at Queen’s.
                                        down within weeks or months. There are         think of a miniature beaver tail – joined                                      “Everyone seems to be willing to
                                        a variety of different types, such as high-    to the ankle section in a way that gives                                       contribute financially or in-kind
                                        tech models containing carbon fibre, but,      the foot some spring.                                                          because of our target population.”


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Queen’s Formula SAE team delivers




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                            best season ever
T     he Queen’s Formula SAE Design and Race
      team is on a roll.
     The team, comprised of engineering stu-
dents who each year design and build a one-
person race car from scratch, is celebrating its
most successful season in international compe-
tition since the team’s inception 17 years ago.
     in a competition in Michigan this past
spring, the Queen’s squad placed 16th overall
out of a 120-team field, making it the top
Canadian school. Thanks to a huge sponsor-
ship push, the team participated in a second
competition for the first time in its history.
The members travelled to England’s legend-
ary Silverstone Circuit, where they placed
26th overall out of 100 teams, making them
the top-ranked North American entrant.
     “At Silverstone we were on pace for a
top-ten finish, but a tiny engine issue caused
the car to retire just two laps from the finish,”
says the 2011 team’s project manager, Curtis
Hogan. “We know we deserved to finish, and                                             On the track
we’re extremely proud of our team.”
     Hogan, a third-year mechanical engineer-                                          on top of academic work – to create a car that           The team members are also responsible
ing student, credits this year’s unprecedented                                         was lighter, more responsive and easier to          for raising sponsorship money through mar-
success to the efforts of a close-knit team that                                       drive than previous models.                         keting and promotional activities, creating
pulled consecutive 80-hour work weeks – this,                                              The building of the Formula SAE car –           and managing a budget, communicating
                                                                                       SAE stands for the Society of Automotive            with sponsors and faculty, and mentoring
                                                                                       Engineers, the organization that sponsors the       lower-year students on the team in order to
                                                                                       competitions – is one of the most remarkable        perpetuate its existence after the experienced
                                                                                       student projects at Queen’s. Students com-          senior members graduate and leave Queen’s.
                                                                                       puter-design many of the car’s components,               The 2010 team was made possible by
                                                                                       fabricate the parts using equipment in              support from 34 sponsors, corporate and
                                                                                       McLaughlin Hall’s machine shop and painstak-        otherwise, including the Faculty of Engineer-
                                                                                       ingly weld, screw and bolt everything to-           ing and Applied Science, the Department
                                                                                       gether into a sophisticated high-performance        of Mechanical and Materials Engineering,
                                                                                       vehicle that, from a standstill, can reach a hun-   Honda, Vale, Shell, Bombardier, iscar and the
                                                                                       dred kilometers an hour in three seconds flat.      Queen’s Science Class of ’62.
                                                                                           The goal is to engineer a car that, in the          “Team members are exposed to advanced
                                                                                       annual Formula SAE student competitions, will       skills that most students don’t have the op-
                                                                                       be judged by auto-industry experts on criteria      portunity to learn. Second-year students are
                                                                                       including design, cost, manufacturability, on-      doing everything from FEA and CFD simula-
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                                                                                       track cornering speed, acceleration and fuel        tion, to operating an engine dynamometer
                                                                                       economy. The students must be able to pres-         and running the CNC mills and lathes in the
                                                                                       ent a business case for a large production run      machine shop,” says Hogan. “The team really
                                                                                       of their vehicle, which means they must apply       opens your eyes to what’s out there… the
                                                                                       marketing and business skills to sell mock          learning we experience is incredible.”
                                                                                       investors on their “company”. A 25-kilometre             With no fourth-year members on the team
                                                                                       endurance race is the ultimate test of the car’s    this year, the team will face many challenges,
                                                                                       performance and reliability, and success in this    but its members are hopeful for a successful
                                                                                       event clinched the top finish for the Queen’s       season. Says Hogan: “We’re a young team, but
                                                                                       squad in Michigan.                                  we’re extremely dedicated and our future
Working on the car                                                                                                                         looks bright.”


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                                                              CELEBRATING OUR ENGINEERING ALUMNI
C E L E B R AT I N G O U R E N G I N E E R I N G A LU M N I



                                                                  Our alumni are leaders, entrepreneurs, trailblazers and pioneers: men and women who are shaping the world around them.
                                                                     in whatever they do, our Engineering alumni take with them the common experience that they shared at
                                                                        Queen’s – an experience that many credit with laying the foundations for their future success.
                                                                             Here are just a few of their stories.


                                                              LEADING                                             the way
                                                              A      s an engineer, Merv Dewasha always
                                                                     ensures that the structures he designs are
                                                              well-built and long-lasting. As an Aboriginal
                                                                                                                  up through the department to become a direc-
                                                                                                                  tor of engineering – first in Saskatchewan in
                                                                                                                  the mid-1970s, and later in ontario – Dewasha
                                                              person, he works equally hard to give young         became instrumental in developing the first
                                                              First Nations men and women from across             building code for on-reserve housing and a
                                                              Canada an opportunity to forge a life in sci-       training program for native housing inspectors.
                                                              ence and engineering as rewarding as his own.            Merv had other concerns. Most infrastruc-
                                                                  Dewasha grew up in the 1950s on the tiny        ture work on reserves was carried out by non-
                                                              Wahta Mohawk Territory near orillia, ontario,       native contractors, meaning that millions of
                                                              but unlike many of his peers, didn’t attend         dollars in wages were not benefitting the
                                                              school there. His father worked on the railroad     community. To rectify this, over the years,
                                                              and needed quicker access to the train lines        Dewasha worked to help First Nations commu-
                                                              than the reserve could provide, so from             nities assume responsibility for roads, schools,
                                                              November to April his family moved to nearby        bridges, and water treatment plants – capital
                                                              Bala, where Merv attended a two-room village        projects that had previously been controlled
                                                              school. He excelled in science and math and         and managed by far-off indian Affairs bureau-
                                                              was always at the head of his class.                crats. He also helped to implement training        Merv Dewasha Sc’       Civil
                                                                  After high school Dewasha enrolled in the       and employment programs that ensured that
                                                              engineering program at Queen’s and became           Aboriginal people were part of work and            with many of these ventures – his philosophy
                                                              one of the few Aboriginal students on campus.       maintenance crews.                                 is to start something, then train others so that
                                                              His mere presence made him a pioneer. it was             Another Dewasha concern involved the          they can sustain the organization themselves
                                                              only in 1960 that the Canadian government           funding of capital projects on reserves. until     – Dewasha is not resting on his laurels. These
                                                              had altered longstanding legislation to allow       1994, the indian Act prevented First Nations       days the 64-year-old routinely works 60-to 80-
                                                              “indians” to attend university to pursue careers    band councils from borrowing money, so a           hour weeks as the majority owner of Neegan
                                                              as doctors, lawyers or engineers.                   band that wanted to build, for example, a          Burnside Ltd. and Nuna Burnside Engineering
                                                                  “if i had been born ten years earlier, it       school, was required to apply to indian Affairs    and Environmental Ltd., companies that pro-
                                                              would have been illegal for me to go to             for funding that might take years to arrive.       vide career development to Aboriginals and
                                                              Queen’s university,” he says. “it’s unfortunate,    Dewasha helped to orchestrate an arrange-          inuit youth.
                                                              but that’s the history of Aboriginal people in      ment whereby bands could take out bank                  one of the firm’s most recent successes
                                                              Canada. Those are some of the impediments           loans that allowed them to build the school        was the engineering work on the Meno Ya Win
                                                              that our society has had to deal with.”             (or whatever it was they wished to build)          Health Centre in Sioux Lookout, ontario, a
                                                                  At Queen’s Dewasha received a firm              long before the standard indian Affairs            140,000 square-foot facility that Dewasha says
                                                              grounding in civil engineering and picked           funding would have arrived.                        is a rarity among North American hospitals in
                                                              up “soft” interpersonal skills whose value he            Dewasha has also undertaken numerous          that it treats patients using both Western med-
                                                              would only fully understand many years later.       initiatives with banks, universities and col-      icine and traditional native healing practices.
                                                                  After his graduation in 1971, Dewasha           leges, professional associations, the Canadian          The harmonious cultural co-existence that
                                                              worked for Parks Canada as an engineer              Armed Forces and the National Research             takes place at the new hospital reflects an ap-
                                                              on the Rideau Canal, then moved west to             Council that underline his commitment to           proach that Dewasha has favored for decades.
                                                              Saskatchewan to begin what became a                 improving educational and employment op-               “i tried to retire once, but the elders said
                                                              30-year career with the Department of               portunities in science and math for Aboriginal     that i was too young and had important
                                                              indian Affairs. His experiences there would         people. These include the creation of the          knowledge that had to be passed on to the
                                                              shape his life’s work.                              non-profit Canadian Aboriginal Science and         next generation,” says Dewasha, who speaks
                                                                  As Dewasha travelled around the province        Engineering Association; a career symposium        with pride about the talented staff he has
                                                              on behalf of his employer, he was shocked by        that showcases science- and math-related           trained over the years to be fully competent
                                                              the Third-World quality of much native hous-        education, employment and trades opportu-          engineers capable of working in different
                                                              ing and infrastructure. He realized the shoddy      nities open to Aboriginal youth; and, with         cultural settings all over the world. “i think
                                                              construction was a consequence of the fact          the Canadian Construction Association, a           that’s sort of the last leg of my career, to
                                                              that reserves were a federal responsibility to      program to certify trades and project man-         provide leadership to Aboriginals in science
                                                              which provincial housing, health and safety         agers among Aboriginal youth.                      and engineering through my companies so
                                                              standards did not apply. As he worked his way            Although he is no longer directly involved    that they can work anywhere, with anyone.”


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  making things BETTER
           Redferns                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Marstons
  THE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             THE
                                                                                          the lack of a long-term comprehensive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        W        hen Don Marston chose
                                                                                          plan for Canada’s infrastructure needs
                                                                                          has resulted in the current backlog of
                                                                                          problems. This is gradually changing,
                                                                                          however. In recent years, well-publi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ROCK SOLID?                                                                                                                               A     good mechanic can adjust a car’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 engine to make it run more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      23-year-old neophyte.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Three years later he was offered a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                with over 8,000 employees in 65
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                offices around the world – was over-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Queen’s in 1952 for an educa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tion in mining engineering, he had
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        no idea that he would be establishing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a family tradition. His university edu-
                                                                                          cized instances of falling bridges, burst-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       smoothly and use less gas. Dr. Emil        prestigious Imperial Chemical Indus-      seeing the retrofit of a notoriously                                                                                                                                    cation, however, had a strong impres-

  F    or John Redfern, the road to suc-
       cess has been paved with concrete.
      The first job Redfern got after grad-
                                              In 1970 Canada Cement merged with
                                              Lafarge Canada to form Canada
                                              Cement Lafarge, and two years later,
                                                                                          ing pipes and environmental damage
                                                                                          – some involving loss of human life –
                                                                                          have awakened politicians to the fact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   D        r. Marlène Villeneuve was delighted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            when she finally arrived in Christchurch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to begin her new job. No matter that much
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Nenniger operated on a larger scale: for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           four decades he worked in consulting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           engineering, sometimes diagnosing is-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tries (ICI) fellowship to pursue a doc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      torate in chemical engineering at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      University of Manchester, England. In
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                dirty zinc smelter in St. Louis, MO, that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                had been all but condemned. Over a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                period of years, and in the days before
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sion on him – and today, over half a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        century later, he counts seven
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Queen’s grads or future grads in his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  a number of grads toured me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  around and pretty much talked me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  into a career in mining,” he says.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Canada Ltd. in Calgary look for these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            qualities and often place Queen’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            grads at the top of their hiring list,
  uating in 1958 with a Queen’s civil         Redfern, who had risen quickly              that infrastructure decay is a matter of                                                                                                                                 of the New Zealand city was inundated with                                                                                                              sues at old or malfunctioning industrial   1956 the newly minted Dr. Nenniger        environmental responsibility was on                                                                                                                                     immediate family – along with many        “They – and my father – were very         particularly for their Calgary office.
  engineering degree was with the             through the corporate ranks, was            pressing national importance.                                                                                                                                            rubble, having survived a massive 7.1 earth-                                                                                                            plants and upgrading them to make to       was invited to establish a process-       the public radar, Nenniger introduced                                                                                                                                   more working at Marston’s interna-        persuasive!” Richard’s brother                Today’s mining engineer must be
  Ontario Department of Highways.             promoted as president of the firm’s             Professional work has been only                                                                                                                                      quake the day before.                                  N.Z. earthquake greets                                                                           make them cleaner and more efficient.      engineering department at his father’s    changes to processes and equipment                                                                                                                                      tional mining consulting firm.            David followed in his footsteps and       able to think globally, says Richard
  He was charged with project-manag-          western region, which was stationed         one facet of Redfern’s busy life. Over                                                                                                                                        “It was pretty awesome, but I missed the          alumna taking her                                                                                   “You never went into a problematic      Montreal firm – Surveyer, Nenniger &      that reduced the plant’s water usage                                                                                                                                        Don Marston joined Queen’s after      both ended up graduating from             Marston. “Most of our engineers find
  ing a five-mile section of the then-new     in Calgary. He moved to Montreal in         the years he has served on the boards                                                                                                                                    worst of it,” says Villeneuve, who is now safely                                                                                                        situation knowing what to do until you     Chênevert (now SNC-Lavalin), which        and toxic effluent amounts by some 90                                                                                                                                   a year at Lakehead Tech (now Lake-        Queen’s in Mining Engineering –           themselves in remote locations
  Highway 401, just east of Kingston.         1974 as executive vice president, and       of institutions including Carleton                                                                                                                                       ensconced in her new role as a professor of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          place as professor of                                                                            and your team did a lot of work and        would achieve renown as the designer      percent. Nenniger still gets Christmas                                                                                                                                  head University), which at the time       Richard in 1980 and David in 1983.        around the world in a completely
  At the time the roadway was being           on May 9th 1977 – his 42nd birthday –       University, the Montreal General                                                                                                                                         rock mechanics at the University of Canter-            rock mechanics                                                                                   finally felt you had a solution,” says     of the gargantuan multiple-arch Manic     cards from some of the people he                                                                                                                                        had an affiliation with Queen’s. He           Both also met their future wives      different cultural setting.” He advises
  correctly promoted as one of the            he was appointed as Canada Cement           Hospital Foundation and the Boys                                                                                                                                         bury. “Now we’re just getting aftershocks. It                                                                                                           Nenniger. “But one enjoyable result        5 hydroelectric dam in northern           worked with on the project.                                                                                                                                             recalls a heavy workload, but also a      on campus – Richard’s wife Lisa           students to take Spanish or another
  province’s most important pieces of         Lafarge’s president and CEO.                and Girls Club of Canada. He chaired                                                                                                                                     was certainly a unique introduction to the                                                                                                              was that I always felt I was learning      Quebec. At SNC he became a partner,           Nenniger retired in 1990, and en-                                                                                                                                   tremendous amount of school spirit        graduated from Applied Science,           relevant language, and to learn more
  transportation infrastructure.                  During the 1990s, Redfern chaired       the Corporate Higher Education                                                                                                                                           country.”                                                                                                                                               something new.”                            then director, and worked on projects     joys making improvements to a maple                                                                                                                                     and enthusiasm. “Queen’s is where         Metallurgical Engineering in 1981         about the people who will be working
      After completing his contract,          The Coalition to Renew Canada’s In-         Forum and has been involved with                                                                                                                                              It’s been a relatively quick trip to the                                                                                                               A Montreal native, Nenniger en-        including a new sodium chlorate plant     syrup farm near Guelph, Ontario he                                                                                                                                      I met lifelong friends, colleagues and    and David’s wife Jane graduated           alongside them. “Whether you are
  Redfern found a job with the Canada         frastructure, a group of leading Cana-      many technical associations and chari-                                                                                                                                   halls of academe for Villeneuve, who com-           Marlene Villeneuve, Sc’     Geological Engineering, PHD’                                            rolled in engineering at Queen’s in the    in Beauharnois, a zinc smelter in         founded with his family 30 years ago                                                                                                                                    peers in the mining industry,” he         from Queen’s Nursing in 1983.             working in the oil sands of Alberta, on
  Cement Company Limited as a techni-         dian companies concerned about the          table causes. In 2006 he was named a                                                                                                                                     pleted her bachelors of science at Queen’s                                                                                                              late 1940s, graduated in 1950 and          Oklahoma and a proposed ilmenite          and which at its peak produced more                                                                                                                                     says. As evidence of the work ex-         Not surprisingly, David and Jane’s        a mountaintop in Peru or in a jungle
  cal sales engineer. Over the next           poor state of Canada’s infrastructure       member of the Order of Canada for                                                                                                                                        in 2002. As an engineer, she worked hard            and properly equip the Tunnel Boring              colleagues was figuring out how to excavate       earned a Masters degree from McGill a      smelter in south India. While consult-    than 1000 containers of flavorful,                                                                                                                                      pected of students, Marston notes         two sons continue to uphold the           in Asia, it’s important to be tolerant of
  decade he was employed in various           and its negative impact on the econ-        his work on infrastructure renewal.                                                                                                                                      and enjoyed various extracurricular campus          Machines (TBM), the giant machines that do        under an urban area that included several         year later. Armed with these academic      ing on the latter job he met Gerry        award-winning syrup. He also takes                                                                                                                                      that he played on both the football       family tradition - both currently         different ideas and to understand the
  sales and management positions in           omy. His role involved leading public           Redfern also maintains his Queen’s                                                                                                                                   activities, including “getting purple” and          the actual digging. (In fact, Herrenknecht, a     heritage buildings that might be damaged          credentials, he soon landed a job with     Hatch, who headed Hatch Associates,       great satisfaction in hearing from                                                                                                                                      and basketball teams, but was forced      attend Queen’s, one in Mining             impact of the mining project on the
  Ontario and the Maritimes, logging          seminars and continuous interaction         connection through his participation                                                                                                                                     socializing at the Clark Hall pub. After            manufacturer of TBM’s, funded her research.)      by tunnel deformations. She counts that           an industrial gas producer, Air Liquide,   an engineering firm that then had         recipients of the Emil Nenniger                                                                                                                                         to quit the latter because games con-     Engineering.                              local community.”
  thousands of miles on the road to meet      with federal and provincial officials.      in the activities of various alumni                                                                                                                                      graduating she directly started work on a               “The idea was to give the contractor a        complex job as the climax of her professional     which had just sold two gas separation     about 100 employees. Hatch extended       International Exchange Scholarship                                                                                                                                      flicted with his Saturday classes,            Like his father, Richard Marston          Both Don and Richard Marston
  with customers in the construction and      Though the coalition has disbanded,         groups. In 2008 the Montreal Chapter                                                                                                                                     Master’s degree that studied the behaviour          procedure for collecting this data early in       career.                                           plants in West Virginia and Texas. Nen-    an open invitation to Nenniger to join    in Chemical Engineering, which he                                                                                                                                       which could not be skipped.               recalls a ‘work hard, play hard’          believe that today’s mining engineer
  mining industries. While working in         Redfern is still involved with infra-       named him as winner of the John B.                                                                                                                                       of landslides in western Canada – important         the project and be able to identify what               So far, that is.                             niger was tasked with supervising the      the firm. In 1967, he did.                established in 2003 and is awarded                                                                                                                                          Marston graduated in 1955 and, in     mentality during his time at              must be a well-rounded critical
  northern Ontario in the early 1960s he      structure issues through his position       Stirling Award for his many contribu-                                                                                                                                    subject matter for hydroelectric dams and           types of rock might give them trouble,” says           This September, Villeneuve joined the        start-up and designing modifications           One of the highlights of Nenniger’s   annually to a third-year chemical engi-                                                                                                                                 1977, after working in a wide range of    Queen’s. “The camaraderie and             thinker with a wide range of mining
  was instrumental in the development         as Chairman of the Advisory Board of        tions. He has also served on the Board                                                                                                                                   mines in the region. Midway through her             Villeneuve, who analyzed her samples and          faculty at the University of Canterbury, thus     to pass acceptance tests for the new       globetrotting years with Hatch – now a    neering student at Queen’s to help                                                                                                                                      mining operations, founded Marston        social opportunities are important,       expertise and the ability to problem-
  and use of cement stabilized hydraulic      Clean Water Resources (CWR), a firm         of the Queen’s Center For Water and                                                                                                                                      research, however, Dr. Mark Diederichs, a           interpreted the data at Queen’s. “It’s critical   fulfilling one of her early career goals. At      owner – a serious assignment for a         Canadian engineering powerhouse           them gain practical experience abroad.                                                                                                                                  & Marston Inc., an international full-    because these are relationships           solve, skills that they themselves de-
  backfill at the Falconbridge and Inco       involved in the design, construction        the Environment, and this fall he and                                                                                                                                    professor of Geological Engineering, told           to get the estimate right at the beginning.”      Queen’s she’d been really impressed by                                                                                                 The contact with students reminds him                                                                                                                                   service mining consulting and geo-        that last a lifetime,” he says. “It was   veloped during their time at Queen’s.
  mines, a method which has now be-           management and funding of durable           his 1956 teammates returned to their                                                                                                                                     her about an intriguing research opportu-                The project included an unexpected           Deiderichs, her PhD supervisor, whose                                                                                                  of his ten years as a part-time chemical-                                                                                                                               logical consulting organization with      a challenging course of study that        “My education, along with the strong
  come a standard practice in Canada.         “green” infrastructure. The firm’s work     alma mater to be inducted into the                                                                                                                                       nity in Switzerland that he figured would           diversion: Villeneuve earned her fifteen          energy and enthusiasm for teaching and                                                                                                 engineering lecturer at McGill Univer-                                                                                                                                  extensive consulting experience in        required a great deal of effort, but      collegial opportunities at Queen’s,
      The cement business evolved and         is done to a high-quality “perfor-          Queen’s Football Hall of Fame.                                                                                                                                           make an excellent PhD thesis.                       minutes of fame as an interview subject           research opened her eyes to the possibilities                                                                                          sity in the 1960s, an activity he still                                                                                                                                 open pit and underground coal, met-       we also dedicated time to building        gave me the ability, confidence and
  grew in tandem with the ready-mix           mance” standard and involves the use            John Redfern has been married to                                                                                                                                          The project involved gathering excava-         for a Canadian documentary crew that was          of an academic career.                                                                                                                 counts as one of his most meaningful                                                                                                                                    als, oil sands and industrial minerals    teams and friendships that con-           network to succeed,” says Richard
  and pre-cast concrete industries,           of a specialized “green” concrete that      Ann (Watson) for 53 years, and they                                                                                                                                      tion data during construction of the Gotthard       filming a program about the Gotthard Base             “That passion ran all through the depart-                                                                                          contributions to engineering.                                                                                                                                           mines. He kept in touch with his old      tinue to this day. That spirit, and       Marston. “That’s the value of the
  which were developing rapidly in the        results in longer-lasting infrastructure,   are the proud parents of four children.                                                                                                                                  Base Tunnel in Switzerland, one of the world’s      Tunnel for the Discovery Channel. “They           ment and was kind of infectious, so I always                                                                                               But the lure of real-world engineer-                                                                                                                                school colleagues – and in fact was       the high caliber of the education,        Queen’s spirit!”
  1960s and would eventually all but          lower life-cycle costs and a potential      Collectively the family has earned                                                                                                                                       longest railway tunnels. Villeneuve leapt at        didn’t know I was there, but once they met        had the idea that I’d like to come back into                                                                                           ing remains: with his son, John,                                                                                                                                        asked back to the campus as a special     is what sets Queen’s apart.”
  supplant traditional on-site mixing.        70 per cent reduction in a project’s        some ten University degrees.                                                                                                                                             the chance, and eventually found herself            me and found out I was Canadian, they             academia,” says Villeneuve. “But being an                                                                                              Nenniger is working to commercialize                                                                                                                                    lecturer on mine maintenance. When        Recruiters at Marston & Marston
                                              greenhouse gas footprint.                       Attending Queen’s is something of                                                                                                                                    integrated with the contractor, Strabag. Her        revised their script to fit me in,” she says.     engineer, I wanted to go work in industry                                                                                              a process they developed and patented                                                                                                                                   one of those colleagues, Alan Bauer,      Inc.’s U.S. offices and Marston
                                                  How did North America find itself       a Redfern family tradition. Redfern’s                                                                                                                                    role was to collect rock samples from the           “You don’t see much of me in the final show,      first so that when I came back and faced                                                                                               that uses soluble gas to simplify extrac-                                                                                                                               became Head of the Department of
                                              with an infrastructure deficit? As          father, Harry, brother Peter, and two                                                                                                                                    tunnel in an attempt to determine what              but you hear my voice a lot.”                     students I could say, ‘This is how we did it,                                                                                          tion of bitumen from the Alberta oil                                                                                                                                    Mining Engineering, Marston asked
                                              Redfern points out, planning for new        of John’s children, John and David, are                                                                                                                                  geological characteristics make some rocks               After earning her Doctorate in 2008,         and here are pictures from projects that I                                                                                             sands. It’s cleaner, uses no water and                                                                                                                                  him to visit and help convince his
                                              roads, bridges, sewers and water mains      Queen’s graduates. These days, three                                                                                                                                     stronger and others weaker. Such geological         Dr. Villeneuve landed a job in San Francisco      actually worked on.’ ”                                                                                                                 far less energy than current steam-                                                                                                                                     two sons to study at Queen’s.
                                              has not been an area of keen interest       of the senior John Redfern’s six grand-                                                                                                                                  data is vital for tunnel contractors who must       with Jacobs Associates, a consulting engi-             In addition to fulfilling her academic                                                                                            extraction methods, and the senior                                                                                                                                          Richard Marston (AppSci ’80),
                                              among elected officials, except at          children are attending university (but                                                                                                                                   estimate the design, price and duration of          neering firm that designs everything from         responsibilities, Villeneuve is looking forward                                                                                        Nenniger – a fellow of the Canadian                                                                                                                                     had originally considered mining
                                              election time.                              to date, not at Queen’s).                                                                                                                                                billion-dollar projects as accurately as possi-     sewers to highway and train tunnels. Most of      to consulting, which will allow her to keep                                                                                            Academy of Engineering since 1991 –                                                                                                                                     engineering at another university,
                                                  “This is unfortunate, as every infra-       “It’s up to our younger three                                                                                                                                        ble, since miscalculations could cost them          the jobs she worked on were in and around         current and scope out potential research                                                                                               is confident that this will prove to be                                                                                                                                 but Professor Bauer and his father’s
                                              structure decision is a political deci-     grandchildren – or postgraduate                                                                                                                                          millions in extra costs and penalties.              San Francisco, but last year the firm sec-        projects for her students.                                                                                                             an important engineering legacy. “At                                                                                                                                    ‘strong encouragement’, along with
                                              sion, and a political decision tradition-   studies for the older ones – to give                                                                                                                                          Knowing what sort of rock conditions           onded her for a year to Brisbane, Australia,          “I got to Switzerland because a professor                                                                                          the moment it’s not moving forward                                                                                                                                      a visit to Queen’s, changed his mind.
                                              ally is not based on engineering or life    the family a fourth generation of                                                                                                                                        they’ll encounter helps them schedule the           where she helped gather and analyze data          of mine was consulting there and spotted a                                                                                             at a great rate,” he says of the process,                                                                                                                               “When I came up to see the campus,
                                              cycle costs,” says Redfern, noting that     Queen’s graduates,” he jokes.                                                                                                                                            job, determine what sorts of supports they          for the 6.7-kilometre AirportLink, a $6-billion   research opportunity,” she says. “One of these                                                                                         which is being co-developed with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   might need to install to limit displacement         highway tunnel slated for completion in 2012.     days I’d like to do the same for one of my                                                                                             Hatch. “But in the long run, it’s going
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of the surrounding rock, avoid cost overruns        One of the challenges for Villeneuve and her      own students.”                                    Dr. Emil Nenniger (left), Sc’   Chemical                                             to be something.”


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                                                                                                                                                             The “Faculty of Applied                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     User-interactive computer terminals
                                                                                                                                                             Science” appears in the                                               The journey from MINING AND AGRICULTURE to ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE has been long,                                                                                                                                                                             are introduced to students
A S H O R T H I S TO RY O F T H E FAC U LT Y O F E N G I N E E R I N G A N D A P P L I E D S C I E N C E


                                                                                                           The story of the Faculty of Engineering and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Engineer – ORIGIN Middle English




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                                                                                                                                                             1894-95 University                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A newly renovated Clark Hall Pub is re-opened
                                                                                                           Applied Science really begins on a voyage         Calendar, with Nathan                                                 with more than a few twists and turns along the way….                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      s                                                                                                                                                                                                              (denoting a designer and constructor
                                                                                                           across Canada.                                    Dupuis named as the first                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                First Engineering frosh are painted purple in honour of the engineers who                                                                                                                                              of fortifications and weapons; formerly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             also as ingineer): in early use from

                                                                                                           I  t was the summer of 1872, and George
                                                                                                              Monro Grant was travelling by
                                                                                                           steamship, canoe, horseback, and on
                                                                                                                                                             Dean of the new Faculty

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Queen’s-based Fifth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Clark Hall,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   funded entirely
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   by students,              The first ‘greasepole climb’, using a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      died on the Titanic (in 1990, this tradition changed to allow only upper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      years to dye themselves)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Alumnus Robert Buchan donates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $10M to the Department of Mining,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 which is re-named in his honour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Old French engigneor, from medieval
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Latin ingeniator, from ingeniare:
                                                                                                                                                                          The Engineering            Fleming and                                         Field Company of the                                                                                                                                                      is completed              goalpost stolen from the University of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ‘contrive, devise’
                                                                                                           foot across Canada with Sandford Flem-
                                                                                                           ing, the chief engineer of the Canadian
                                                                                                           Pacific Railway. Their exploration opened
                                                                                                           Grant’s eyes to the work of engineers,
                                                                                                                                                                          Society is formed
                                                                                                                                                                          to promote social
                                                                                                                                                                          functions and offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ontario Halls are
                                                                                                                                                                                                     built, and 120
                                                                                                                                                                                                     students are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Canadian Militia becomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the first university
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         engineering company in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The University begins plans to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         build a new power plant on the                      As the Depression hits, Applied Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Arthur Clark retires as Dean
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               at the age of 70, and Doug
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ellis, one of the original
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and houses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the Technical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Supplies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Toronto, is completed. There were earlier
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ‘greasy climbs’, but the Class of ’59
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             asserts it was the first to establish the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Engineering Pub (later known as “Ritual”) is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            held every Friday afternoon from 3 – 6 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Genevieve Dumas becomes the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Society celebrates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Faculty is renamed The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Faculty of Engineering and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A       lthough the term engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     wasn’t coined until 1325, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             first inventors of pulleys, levers and
                                                                                                           and marked the beginning of a lifelong                         guidance to Science        enrolled in the                                     Canada, and the first to        shores of Lake Ontario to replace                   experiences its lowest enrolment of the           members of the Fifth Field          Bookstore and             current tradition using the U of T pole                                                                                            first full-time female member of                  its centennial                                      Applied Science to better reflect      wheels can be considered the ances-
                                                                                                           friendship with Fleming.                                       students                   School                                              be deployed overseas            the one at Fleming Hall                             decade at 424 students                            Company, becomes Dean               clubrooms                                                                                     Clark Hall Pub is officially born                              the Applied Science faculty                       anniversary                                         its true nature                        tors of this noble profession. Working
                                                                                                                Grant never forgot that journey – and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with sometimes limited knowledge
                                                                                                           when he became Principal of Queen’s           C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and little collaboration, these creators
                                                                                                           College in 1877, he soon began scheming                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           designed and built the devices that
                                                                                                           about ways to create a Faculty of Applied                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         met the needs of their society.
                                                                                                           Science to educate the engineers              Queen’s Principal                  Queen’s passes a                      School enrolment                               Dean Goodwin retires; Arthur Clark takes          The first Science                                  The Science ’44                The Class of ’48½, made up                                     Tuition              Golden Words,            The CAB (Canadian                                 The Microcomputer Study                   Applied Science                                                Innovation Park, home to many Applied                As that society evolved, so did our
                                                                                                           needed to build and unite the country.        George Grant founds                bill to provide a                     reaches 310 students,                          on the role and creates Canada’s first            Formal is held                                     Co-op is created               of mostly veterans, graduates                                  climbs to            the Engineering          Accreditation Board) is                           Group is formed, a response to            celebrates its                                                 Science research centres and commercial         engineers. During the Renaissance,
                                                                                                                Queen’s, however, could not afford a     the Kingston School                $22,500 per annum                     precipitating the need                         Engineering Physics program                                                                          to provide                                                                                    the $600             Society’s                invited on campus to                              the latest craze on campus –              centennial                                                     spin-off companies, opens its doors at the      electrical, mechanical and civil spe-
                                                                                                           new Faculty without help, and the             of Mining and                      grant for five years                  to build Gordon Hall                                                                                                                                reasonably                                                                                    range                newspaper,               evaluate the individual                           personal computers                        anniversary                                                    former Alcan site in Kingston                   cialties were developed – and in 1698,
                                                                                                           provincial government would not pro-          Agriculture in                     to expand the                                                                                                                                                                             priced rooms          Dorothy Heartz, is the first                                                                 publishes its            programs offered by the                                                                                                                                                                                    mechanical engineer Thomas Savery
                                                                                                           vide Queen’s with any funding as long         Carruthers Hall, with              Applied Science                                                            Dean Nathan Dupuis retires and is                                                                              for students          woman to graduate from                                                                       first edition on         Department of Engineering,                                                                                                                                                                                 invented the first steam engine, giv-
                                                                                                           as it was a denominational university         five students and                  program                                                                    replaced by William Goodwin, the first                                                                                               Applied Science                                                                              January 24th             resulting in several degree                                                                                                              Beamish Munro Hall is opened                                      ing rise to the Industrial Revolution.
                                                                                                           affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.      three professors:                                                                                             Director of the School of Mining                                                                                                                                                                                                                           name changes                                                                                                                             and touted as one of the most                                     Engineering as a profession took on
                                                                                                                Grant was undaunted. He pitched the      William Goodwin,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  environmentally advanced                                          new prominence as industry began
                                                                                                           concept of a School of Mining and Agri-       William Nicol and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 buildings in Canada. It garners                                   mass production of goods and cities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  GRANT HALL
                                                                                                           culture – an independent school that          Willet Miller                                                                                             Due to the war, only nine                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The first woman                                                                                       many awards, including the Royal                                  expanded their infrastructure to ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rev. George Monro Grant (           -     )
                                                                                                           would lease space from Queen’s and                                                                                                                      students enroll in the School                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Clark Hall was              graduated from       William Goodwin                                                                  Architectural Institute of Canada’s                               commodate the millions eager to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  During his 25-year term as Principal, George Grant transformed Queen’s from a struggling
                                                                                                           ‘borrow’ professors – and convinced                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           funded                      Applied Science      brought electricity        Freshmen in                                           Award of Excellence, the City of                                  explore a more urban lifestyle.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and impoverished Presbyterian college into a national university with a reputation for
                                                                                                           the provincial government to provide                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          completely by               in 1946              to Kingston                the 1930s were       In the 1890s,                    Kingston Livable City Design                                           In the late 18th century, marine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              FLEMING HALL                                                        excellence. After traveling across Canada with Sandford Fleming, he became convinced of
                                                                                                           the necessary funding. The School                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nathan Dupuis             engineering                                                                 required to          courses were                     Award. It was selected by the                                     engineering gained popularity and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sir Sandford Fleming (          -    )                              the need to train more engineers, and cleverly secured government funding to do so
                                                                                                           opened in 1893 and the Faculty was                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  designed and              students,                                                                   carry orange         offered in                       Canada Green Building Council                                     allowed us to explore the as yet un-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sir Sandford Fleming served as the                                  despite the University’s affiliation with the church by creating a separate School of Mining
                                                                                                           created in 1894, with Nathan Dupuis as
                                                                                                           its first Dean. Although it was officially                 FOUNDERS:              the names behind the buildings…                                                                                                  Chancellor of Queen’s University                                    and Agriculture. Grant went on to raise funds for numerous buildings and equipment, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               built the first
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Grant Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         including a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         large donation
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to represent Canada at the 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             known ocean floor. In the early
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1800s, engineering schools appeared
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              for 35 years – but his initial                                      is considered to be one of the major founders of the Faculty of Applied Science.
                                                                                                           called the Faculty of Applied Science,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              clock – and he            from the Fifth                                                              face being tried     processing,                      World Sustainable Building                                        around the world and the profession
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              contribution to the University
                                                                                                           it was usually referred to as the Faculty                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           helped design             Field Company               The Campus Bookstore was originally the         in ‘Science          veterinary                       Conference in Tokyo                                               gained new prominence and special-
                                                                                                                                                                                         CLARK HALL                                                                                                                           occurred well before his                                                                                     MCLAUGHLIN HALL
                                                                                                           of Practical Science (then the most                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Carruthers Hall           – students who              Technical Supplies Store – opened in 1909       Court’!              practices and                                                                                      izations.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Arthur Clark (       -     )                                                                                                         appointment. In 1872, as Chief                                                                               Robert Samuel McLaughlin (        -      )
                                                                                                           common term).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 served in WWI               by the Engineering Society to provide                                navigation                                                                                              On a windy North Carolina day
                                                                                                                                                                                         Clark was the third Dean of Applied                                                                                                  Engineer for the Canadian Pacific                                                                            At the age of 16, R. Samuel McLaughlin began
                                                                                                                In 1916, Queen’s separated from the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  drafting supplies and textbooks                                                                                                                                         in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright
                                                                                                                                                                                         Science, and held the position for 24                                      ELLIS HALL                                                Railway, he invited George Monro                                                                             working as an apprentice upholsterer in his father’s
                                                                                                           Presbyterian Church, and the School                                           years. He promoted research-based                                          Douglas Ellis (     -     )                               Grant to join him on a surveying                                                                             carriage factory in Oshawa and quickly worked his                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 opened the door to aerospace engi-
                                                                                                           and Faculty were finally united as the                                        teaching and designed the Engineering                                      Douglas Ellis served as a Lieutenant in the Queen’s       expedition across Canada – a                                                                                 way up to president of the company that eventually                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                neering by proving that airplanes
                                                                                                           modern Faculty of Applied Science.                                            Physics program in 1919, believed to                                       Fifth Field Company during WWI, and after the war,        journey that convinced Grant of                                                                              became General Motors. He was a personal friend of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                could fly. Later, in 1922, the Ritual of
                                                                                                                In 1993, the Faculty celebrated its                                      have been the first of its kind in Canada.                                 returned to Queen’s to join the Department of Civil       the need for a Faculty of Applied                                                                            Principal Wallace and Chancellor Dunning, and in                                                   BEAMISH MUNRO HALL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the Calling of an Engineer was born
                                                                                                           centennial anniversary.                                                       He also steered the Faculty through the                                    Engineering, focusing mainly on hydraulics. He            Science at Queen’s. Fleming also                                                                             total, donated about $4.5 M to Queen’s. Legend has it                                              The home of the Integrated Learning Center, Beamish-Munro Hall opened its doors                                                                                                                by the Engineering Institute of
                                                                                                                Today, George Grant would indeed                                         Depression, and worked to expand the                                       served as Dean from 1943 – 55, and had the difficult      developed the standard system of                                            MILLER HALL                      that Dunning passed a note to Col. McLaughlin                                                      in 2004. It was through the generous support of visionary alumni Bob Beamish,                                                                                                                  Canada to bring members of the
                                                                                                           be proud. The Faculty of Engineering and                                      depth and quality of programs. The                                         task of managing an overcrowded Faculty at a time         time zones that is still in use today,                                      Willet Green Miller              during a CPR board meeting that simply said                                                        Don Munro and others that the Faculty was able to create this award winning,                                                                                                                   profession closer together.
                                                                                                           Applied Science has thrived, and offers                                       building of Clark Hall was funded                                          when interest in science had increased                    and was a staunch supporter of                                              (      -    )                    “Queen’s needs a new mechanical engineering                                                        state-of-the-art facility.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         THEN                                                                                                     Today, engineers continue to ex-
                                                                                                           degree programs in 10 fields of engineer-                                     entirely by engineering students, who                                      dramatically. During his time as Dean, the first          Queen’s until his death in 1915.                                            Willet Miller joined Queen’s     building.” McLaughlin financed both the construction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Robert Beamish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and NOW                                                                                      pand their knowledge in practically
                                                                                                           ing. It is the second-largest faculty on                                      insisted that it bear the Dean’s name in                                   Advisory Council was created, providing a link to                                                                                     as a Professor of Geology        and later improvements of McLaughlin Hall, which                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  every field of science, tackling new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                THEN                                   NOW
                                                                                                           campus, and one of the most respected                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Robert Beamish (Sc’60) began his career at Monsanto, working his way up to the                                                                                                                 problems and seeking out creative
                                                                                                                                                                                         his honour.                                                                industry leaders and resulting in a number of                                                                                         and Petrography in 1893          was built in 1948.                                                                                                                                                                                   Technical Supplies Store               Campus Bookstore
                                                                                                           engineering schools in Canada. True to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             position of president in 1976. Two years later, he and a partner purchased Monsanto’s                                                                                                          solutions for global challenges. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    important gifts of equipment to the Faculty.                                                                                          and is credited with making                                                                                                                                                                                                           First-year fees (1906): $40            First year fees (2010): $8,874
                                                                                                           Grant’s dream, the Faculty has produced                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Urethane Foam Division, which became the Woodbridge Foam Corporation. Today,                                                                                                                   tools may have changed for the engi-
                                                                                                                                                                                         DUPUIS HALL                                                                                                                                                                                                      many great contributions to                                     NICOL HALL                                                                                                                                                            Number of students (1912): 246         Number of students (2010): 1900
                                                                                                           many nation builders and global lead-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the company has grown to 66 facilities throughout North and South America,                                                                                                                     neer, but the basic code the engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                         Nathan Dupuis (           -     )                                                                                      GOODWIN HALL                                                                              the School of Mining. In                                        William Nicol (        -     )                                                                                                                                        Queen’s Café                           Tea Room
                                                                                                           ers – and its graduates continue to play                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Europe and Asia Pacific, offering a wide range of products and services                                                                                                                          lives by remains the same: to apply
                                                                                                                                                                                         Nathan Fellowes Dupuis was a clockmaker before becoming a                                                              William Goodwin (            -    )                                                       1902, he was appointed the                                      Originally a student at Queen’s, William Nicol returned to                                                                                                            Greasepole climb (’77): 17 minutes     Greasepole climb (’01): 117 minutes
                                                                                                           an important role in designing, building                                      Professor of Chemistry and Natural History in 1868 – and in fact                                                       Professor Goodwin was the first Director of the School of Mining and Agriculture          first Provincial Geologist of                                   Queen’s in 1896 as a Professor of Mineralogy. He was known          Donald Munro                                                                                                                                                                                   math and science in service of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Number of female graduates (1946): 1   Number of female graduates (2010): 127
                                                                                                           and responding to the evolving needs of                                       designed and built the clock that perched at the top of Grant Hall                                                     when it opened, and is also known as the man who brought electricity to Kingston          Ontario. Miller discovered                                      as a strict disciplinarian in the classroom but was also known      After graduating from Queen’s, Donald Munro (Sc’52) began his career as a Field                                                                                                                mankind, and to uphold the highest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bitter Grounds                         Common Ground
                                                                                                           a global society.                                                             for fifty years. As the first Dean of the Faculty of Practical Science,                                                for the first time, installing a generator in Carruthers Hall (which he also designed).   cobalt and silver in northern                                   to provide financial support to students in need. Nicol was a       Estimator with Robertson-Yates Corporation, eventually becoming its President in                                                                                                               standards of personal honour and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Courses in ‘Mechanism’                 Courses in Computational Fluid Dynamics
                                                                                                                                                                                         he played an important role in the development of the school and                                                       He succeeded Nathan Dupuis as Dean and was instrumental in establishing and               Ontario, and also created a                                     great collector of mineral samples, and donated them to             1971. Along with overseeing the construction of several landmarks, including five-star                                                                                                          professional integrity.
                                                                                                                                                                                         its programs. Dupuis oversaw the completion of the University’s                                                        guiding the Faculty of Applied Science at a crucial time in its history. Goodwin is       method for identifying                                          Queen’s, where they are still displayed today as part of the        hotels in Bermuda, the University of Toronto John Robarts Library and the Butterfly
                                                                                                                                                                                         first mechanical laboratory (known as the Mill) in 1896, and also                                                      often credited as being the major force behind the development of the School of           diamonds and emeralds                                           Miller Museum of Geology. His generous donation of $40,000          Conservatory in Niagara Falls, he was a Director of the Canadian Construction
                                                                                                                                                                                         helped Professor Goodwin design Carruthers Hall.                                                                       Mining, creating the foundation for the successful school that it is today.               using x-rays.                                                   to the University resulted in the building of Nicol Hall.           Association and Chairman of the Council of Ontario Contractors Association.

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Queen’s engineer seeks to conquer the highest peaks on continents




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I n May 2003, when Adam Janikowski
  received his Classics degree from
Queen’s – his second, having earned           5 down,                                             It was a strange time to be there.
                                                                                              It was just before the Beijing Olympics,
                                                                                              and the Chinese government had pur-



                                              2 to go
a Chemical Engineering degree a year                                                          chased all the Everest climbing permits
earlier – he felt on top of the world.                                                        from the Nepalese government in an at-
Six years later, he’d actually be there.                                                      tempt to clear climbers from the moun-
    The Picton, Ontario native and son                                                        tain’s south side so that a Chinese team
of Queen’s alum Andrew Janikowski                                                             could carry the Olympic torch to the
(Meds’75), Adam has always loved out-          vice-president who deals with oil and          summit from the north. But since empty-
door adventure. Through his teens he           gas companies outside North America.           ing the Nepalese side would have devas-
worked as a councilor at summer camps.         “I’ve had some success, but work is re-        tated the local villages that rely heavily
Later he became a scuba diver, a life-         ally just a way to fund my extracurricu-       on expeditions for income, the Chinese
guard and a ski patroller. Now, with           lar activities.”                               agreed to allow a few teams onto the
Mount Everest behind him, he’s climbed             One of those activities consisted of       mountain on the condition that they’d
the highest summits on five of the             climbing Denali – also known as Mount          be able to keep tabs on them.
seven continents – and he’d like to            McKinley – in Alaska. He spent three               To that end, a Chinese representa-
knock off the rest.                            grueling weeks on the 6,194-metre peak         tive was posted to Janikowski’s team.
    Janikowski took up mountaineering          in 2006 – including four days cooped           Satellite calls were monitored, and
in 2001 during a family trip to Africa         up in a tent during a four-day blizzard –      videocameras confiscated. Undeterred,
in which he, his father and sister Tine        and reached the top. That was reward-          Janikowski, Parazynski and their
Schaffer (BSc Mining Eng.’99, MSc              ing, but so was the time he spent with         Sherpa guides slogged to the highest
Chem Eng) summited the 5,893-metre             his tentmate, an American medical              camp, and on May 22, 2008, Adam
Mount Kilimanjaro, the continent’s             doctor and astronaut named Scott               finally stood on the roof of the world.
highest mountain. Adam enjoyed the             Parazynski. The two hit it off.                Sadly, Parazynski had injured his back
experience so much that, after earning             It wouldn’t be the last time they’d        that day and was unable to complete
his Classics degree, he rewarded himself       be together. In December 2007                  the climb. He was airlifted off the
with a trip to Argentina, where he scaled      Parazynski phoned Janikowski with a            mountain for surgery, but returned
the 6,962-metre Cerro Aconcagua,               tempting offer: would he be interested         the next year to finish the job.
South America’s highest peak.                  in climbing Mount Everest?                         Janikowski says climbing has
    During the summer of his final year            “It wasn’t like opportunity was            brought him in contact with some very
at Queen’s, Janikowski worked at an oil        knocking, it was trying to force the           interesting people. There was Parazyn-
and gas company in Calgary. Following          door open,” recalls Janikowski.                ski the astronaut, and an oil-patch CEO
graduation he returned to the city, un-            It was an expensive commitment             with whom he climbed Russia’s Mount
certain whether to capitalize on his engi-     that would mean two-and-a-half                 Elbrus, Europe’s highest peak. On one
neering education by pursuing a career         months away from family and friends.           climb he met Prince Charles’ surgeon,
in the technical side of the business or       Nevertheless, after getting leave from         on another, a fellow who held a PhD in
in finance. The latter subject had piqued      work and clearance from his wife,              chemistry and who had literally run
his interest when he chaired the board         Maribeth Williams (ArtsSci ‘02), five          around the world for charity.
of directors of Queen’s Campus Book-           months later he found himself acclima-             Queen’s , too, also helped Janikowski
store, which is owned and operated by          tizing himself to the thin air on the          forge some strong relationships. He
engineers and which generates more             world’s loftiest mountain.                     met his wife there, and five of the six
than $10 million in annual revenue.                                                                 groomsmen at their wedding were
    The finance option ultimately                                                                   fellow Queen’s engineers. As a stu-
won the day. But while Calgary                                                                      dent he participated in varsity
was tantalizingly close to the ski                                                                  rugby, wrestling and downhill ski-
slopes of the Rockies, Janikowski                                                                   ing, and still counts many of his
had always yearned to live in                                                                       teammates as friends. Today he’s a
London, England, so he engi-                                                                        member of the University Council
neered a role for himself at a                                                                      and regularly contributes to
Canadian investment bank that                                                                       fundraising campaigns.
had an office in the city and made                                                                       “Queen’s and my engineering
the move. He ensured that he’d                                                                      education are so vitally important
be entitled to five weeks holiday                                                                   to who I am, it’s almost part of my
per year – enough to cram in a                                                                      DNA,” says Janikowski. “Even today,
few adventures.                                                                                     if I walk into a room anywhere in
    “[Investment banking] isn’t the                                                                 the world and meet someone wear-
driving force in my life,” admits        Adam Janikowski, Sc’ Chemical Engineering,                 ing an iron ring, there’s an instant
the 31-year-old, who is now a            Artsci’ Classical Studies, on top of Mount Everest         connection.”


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                                                                                   BALANCE right
                                                                                                               From finance to eco-villages
                                                                                                               and organic farming,
                                                                                                               ROSS JACKSON seeks sustainability

                                                                                    Ross Jackson, Sc’   , Physics



                                                              A      s a thinker, entrepreneur, author,
                                                                     activist and chair of a Danish foun-
                                                              dation that supports renewable energy
                                                                                                                   Operations research is a specialized
                                                                                                               branch of economics that uses mathe-
                                                                                                               matics and statistical analysis to solve
                                                                                                                                                            him that while aspects of international
                                                                                                                                                            trade and finance were enriching
                                                                                                                                                            corporations and their shareholders
                                                              and sustainable living, Ross Jackson is          complex problems. Jackson moved to           (and himself) – as they were supposed
                                                              trying to steer humanity on a different,         Denmark in 1964, having found a job          to – they were also perpetuating
                                                              more nature-oriented way of life.                at the fast-rising computer giant, IBM,      generations-old cycles of poverty and
                                                                  As a young man growing up in                 where his skill set was in demand. He        environmental destruction, particularly
                                                              Ottawa, Jackson followed global issues           intended to stay for a couple of years       in developing countries.
                                                              such as overpopulation, which already            to get a foothold in the information-
                                                              in the 1950s was touted as a critical            technology industry, which he did. But
                                                              threat to human existence. Today the             he also met his future wife, Hildur, an
                                                              threats are different: global warming,           activist who looked at things in a very
                                                              overconsumption, overpopulation and              different way that appealed to him,
                                                              species extinction. Some would also              and has lived in Denmark since.
                                                              add the looming specter of declining oil             “I was a very top-down, corporate
                                                              availability, and Jackson agrees.                executive type,” says Jackson. “She was
                                                                 “The greatest short-term threat to our        a grassroots activist, and she made me
                                                              way of life is peak oil, the point coming        more aware of that side of things.
                                                              very soon when demand for oil and gas            Today I have one foot in each camp.”
                                                              will permanently outstrip supply,” he                In 1966 Jackson and a colleague from
                                                              says. “We are on the threshold of a ma-          Case Western formed a management con-
                                                              jor discontinuity in human history.”             sultancy that advised on problem-solving        Lost Valley Edu. Center, USA
                                                                  It has been a unique and circuitous          strategies for industries including ship-                     University of New Mexico, USA
                                                              path to his current situation. Jackson           ping, banking, transportation, publishing,
                                                              trained as an engineer for two years at          manufacturing, insurance, tobacco, pen-                  Ecoaldea Huehuecoyotl, Mexico
                                                              Carleton University, and transferred in          sion funds, slaughterhouses and dairies.
                                                              third year to Queen’s to finish his de-          In 1970 the pair founded SimCorp, a soft-
                                                              gree. It didn’t take him long to plunge          ware firm that made financial software                          Instituto Tonantzin, Tialli, Mexico
                                                              into campus life: in February of his first       and is now one of the largest of its kind
                                                              year at Queen’s he was elected president         in Europe. Later Jackson began focusing
                                                              of the Engineering Society, a hectic job         more on international finance, consulting
                                                              that filled his non-academic hours with          around the world on investment strate-                                         El Poncho Ecocentro, B
                                                              administrative and committee duties.             gies for banks, insurance companies and                                                             M
                                                                  On his graduation in 1960 he relo-           mutual fund providers. This led Jackson
                                                              cated to Indiana to pursue a Masters             into research in currency trading meth-
                                                              degree in Industrial Management at               ods and the creation of various invest-
                                                              Purdue University, and followed that             ment strategies that capitalized on his
                                                              up with a doctorate in Operations Re-            operations research approach.
                                                              search from Case (now Case Western                   But Jackson’s involvement in the
                                                              Reserve) University in Cleveland, Ohio.          foreign exchange markets had persuaded



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               His view on these matters took a                    Future, in 2000. Since its inception,                  countries should be able to put tariffs




                                                                                                                                                                     C E L E B R AT I N G O U R E N G I N E E R I N G A LU M N I
            more philosophical turn in the early                   Gaia Trust has funded more than 300                    on imports from polluting corporations
            1980s when he travelled to India and                   projects in over 40 countries, primarily               and industries. “As it is now, the WTO
            met Muktananda, a Hindu swami                          supporting the Global Ecovillage                       allows the most polluting companies
            whose teaching led Jackson to an                       Network and Gaia Education, an                         to be rewarded with the largest market
            epiphany.                                              educational program in sustainability                  share,” says Jackson. “That has to
               “I felt a divine connection,” he says.              design, while investing in several                     change. We need to harness the private
            “Material things meant less after that.”               Danish “green” startups – including                    sector’s creativity in a legal framework
               Jackson described his wakening in                   small windmills, solar panels, and                     that is protective of the environment.”
            a book, Kali Yuga Odyssey: A Spiritual                 organic food producers.                                    Ross Jackson’s interests are very
            Journey, published in 2000.                                Ironically, he now feels that many                 broad. He recently wrote a two-volume
               His newfound consciousness rein-                    of the economic ideas and institutions                 work (novel plus documentation)
            forced his growing sense that humanity                 he once favoured are counterproductive,                called Shaker of the Speare, on the life
            needed to move in a different direction                and even dangerous. He is now writing                  of philosopher Francis Bacon, who,
            that was more respectful of nature and                 a book entitled Breakaway – in which                   according to Jackson and many others
            the environment. In 1987, this notion                  he says, for instance, that complex                    who have studied the matter, wrote
            prompted him to establish Gaia Trust                   financial instruments such as naked                    Shakespeare’s works under a pseudo-
            (www.gaia.org), a foundation that                      derivatives should be banned. More-                    nym. (See www.ross-jackson.com).
            supports a more holistic way of life                   over, he recommends that the World                         When he’s not writing Jackson serves
            and sustainable projects such as self-                 Trade Organization should be replaced                  as a director and principal shareholder
            sufficient “eco-villages” where people                 by a new trade organization that per-                  of Urtekram, Scandinavia’s largest or-
            grow their own food, know each other                   mits restrictions on global capital flows              ganic-foods wholesaler, and oversees
            personally and collectively live in                    and allows protective tariffs so that all              a handful of family-owned companies.
            harmony with the earth. Describing                     countries, but particularly small or de-               He recently purchased a 20-hectare
            his conversion from businessman to                     veloping nations, can have more fiscal                 farm, which, although it’s too small to
            environmental activist, Jackson penned                 and cultural independence and better                   build an eco-village on, is large enough
            a second autobiographical book, And                    protect the environment.                               to accommodate occasional workshops
            We ARE doing it: Building an Ecovillage                    It is critical, says Jackson, that all             on the subject.




                                                                   Keuruun Ekokylä, Finland
                              Findhorn Ecovillage,
                                   Scotland              Gala Trust, Denmark
                Kasteel Nieuwenhoven, Belgium             Ecovillage Siebenlinden & ZEGG, Germany
       Ithaca Ecovillage, USA       Damanhur, Italy
                                                                       METU, Guneskoy Ecovillage,
                         Tamera, Portugal       Open                   Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey
                                                University of                                                                       Konohama Family, JEPP &
                                                Catalonia,              Kibbutz Lotan, Israel                                       Nihon University, Japan
                                                Spain (UOC)
                                                                                      Orissa, India           Wongsanit Ashram, Thailand
                    GEN-SEN, Senegal                                             Auroville, India
                                                                                                                             Happy Earth, Philippines
                                                                                       Sarvodaya, Sri Lanka
       International Holistic University,
       Brasilia, Brasil
                             Eco Bairro Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
 olivia Terra Una,
Minas Gerais, Brazil      ETerra Una & Jardim Botanico, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil                                                Crystal Waters, Australia
                        UMAPAZ, Ecobairro & Cris, Sao Paulo, Brazil
                     UFRGS & Instituto Caminho do Meio, Porto Alegre, Brazil
             Asociacón Gaia, Argentina



                                                                                                  EDE map: Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) living learning centres


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                                                                Breaking down                                                                         world of software systems. From there
C E L E B R AT I N G O U R E N G I N E E R I N G A LU M N I



                                                                                                                                                      he moved to Ehvert Engineering, a soft-
                                                                                                                                                      ware consulting firm where he further


                                                                      a PROBLEM                                                                       refined his skills. At Ehvert he met Abe
                                                                                                                                                      Wagner, another Queen’s engineering
                                                                                                                                                      grad two years his junior who shared


                                                              and REBUILDING
                                                                                                                                                      the same work-hard, play-hard ethic
                                                                                                                                                      that was the norm at Queen’s.
                                                                                                                                                          It was an exciting time to be in the
                                                                                                                                                      computer industry. The dot-com and

                                                                  something                                                                           e-commerce world was growing at a
                                                                                                                                                      furious pace, and eager software de-
                                                                                                                                                      signers were tripping over themselves


                                                                    out of                                                                            trying to develop the next great prod-
                                                                                                                                                      uct that would take the Internet by
                                                                                                                                                      storm. Woods and Wagner were in


                                                                      the PIECES                                                                      the thick of it.
                                                                                                                                                         “We had all this energy, we saw that
                                                                                                                                                      the Internet was growing at a tremen-
                                                                                                                                                      dous speed, and we wanted to do some-
                                                                                                                                                      thing with it,” recalls Wagner. “Fortu-

                                                              S    teven Woods has always liked
                                                                   breaking things down and analyz-
                                                              ing their constituent parts. Perhaps this
                                                                                                           challenge of solving difficult problems
                                                                                                           and had a desire to solve bigger ones.
                                                                                                              “As undergraduates, we knew we
                                                                                                                                                      nately we knew the right people to help
                                                                                                                                                      make that happen.”
                                                                                                                                                          Around 1999, along with a group of
                                                              isn’t surprising, given that his father      weren’t at the forefront of physics, but   eight Queen’s alumni they had con-
                                                              was a plant geneticist whose job was         we saw where that forefront was and        nected with via the faculty grapevine,
                                                              to reconfigure the DNA of canola and         really got an understanding that if        Woods, Wagner and Mark Organ (Life
                                                              other oil-producing crops to make            we wanted to tackle something that         Sciences, ’96) began zeroing in on an
                                                              them faster growing or more drought          hadn’t been done before, there was a       idea. Most successful e-commerce sites,
                                                              resistant.                                   path to get there,” says Woods. “It was    such as the online retailer Amazon.com,
                                                                  Steven’s predilection for things         no longer something that seemed so         were based on completing secure trans-
                                                              scientific led him to Queen’s in 1992        out of reach.”                             actions for purchases of CDs, books and
                                                              and where the Engineering Physics               After graduating in 1996, Woods be-     other consumer items. In that now-com-
                                                              program. It was the perfect environ-         came a process engineer at Celestica,      mon model, the buyer chooses what
                                                              ment: the class was small, consisting        a multinational firm that helps compa-     she wants by clicking on it, which puts
                                                              of about 40 extremely bright students        nies develop, launch and market new        the product into an online “shopping
                                                              who, like Woods, welcomed the                products, and immersed himself in the      cart”. The contents of the cart are paid
                                                                                                                                                      for via credit card and shipped to a
                                                                                                                                                      location specified by the buyer.
                                                                                                                                                          Buying a CD online – an example of
                                                                                                                                                      a consumer “commodity purchase” – is
                                                                                                                                                      relatively straightforward. But Woods
                                                                                                                                                      and his colleagues began wondering
                                                                                                                                                      how the Web could assist in business-
                                                                                                                                                      to-business purchases of complex,
                                                                                                                                                      high-expense items such as computer
                                                                                                                                                      network systems, financial services or
                                                                                                                                                      hospital laboratory equipment. In such
                                                                                                                                                      “considered purchases”, typically worth
                                                                                                                                                      over $100,000, several people may have
                                                                                                                                                      a stake, and a say, in the buying deci-
                                                                                                                                                      sion. And it was this realization that
                                                                                                                                                      transformed Woods from being an engi-
                                                                                                                                                      neer only, to an engineer-entrepreneur.
                                                                                                                                                         “We were interested in things that
                                                                                                                                                      didn’t fit the shopping-cart metaphor,”
                                                                                                                                                      explains Woods. “So, given that obser-
                                                                                                                                                      vation and the ability to break down a
                                                                                                                                                      problem into its parts and rebuild some-
                                                                                                                                                      thing out of it that had come from the
                                                              Steven Woods, Sc’   Engineering Physics and Abe Wagner Sc’   Math & Engineering         engineering and engineering physics


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Just some of the Queen’s Alumni at Eloqua’s Toronto Office. BACK ROW: Aaron Riley, Sc’ (ELEC), Vic Almeida, Artsci’ CompScience, Paul
Teshima, Sc’ EngPhys, Jocelyn Brown, Artsci’ Politics, Adrian Chang, Artsci’ Economics, FRONT ROW: Steve, Abe and Ralf Riekers, Sc’

discipline, we brainstormed what                   “If you suddenly see five people           Engineering. “Eloqua’s platform
was possible and thought, ‘There’s a           from a certain organization and they’re        and our direct connections to other
business here.’”                               all over your white papers and case            technologies in the cloud have us
    The result of this brainstorming           studies and their Google searches are          well positioned for the future.”
was a company called Eloqua, which             for the right set of terms, well, that is         Today, Eloqua is an industry leader
Woods co-founded in 1999 with Wag-             probably an indication that something          and is growing fast, with some 250
ner and Organ. Eloqua helps corporate          is happening at that organization,”            employees in Toronto, Boston, San
marketers identify potential customers         explains Woods, who is Eloqua’s                Francisco, Austin and Washington,
through their online behavior. For             Chief Technology Officer. “You need            D.C., London, England and Singapore.
example, imagine you head a com-               to get your sales people talking to            Employees are chosen according to
pany that sells computer-networking            them and helping them figure out               how well they mesh with the culture
equipment, and you have a website              the right answer.”                             that the founders feel most comfort-
that customers use to learn about                  One advantage Eloqua has over its          able with.
your product line. Eloqua allows your          handful of competitors is that it was one         “You need to find staff who can
marketing department to analyze the            of the first companies to adopt what’s         manage that balance between learning
online behavior of your website visi-          known as a “cloud computing” platform.         from past experiences and challenging
tors – the pages they visit, the files         This means that, instead of manufactur-        convention in order to move toward
they download, the videos they watch           ing and selling boxed software meant to        the future. It’s a balance that is often
– to get a sense of what they’re inter-        be installed on individual computers,          surprisingly difficult to find,” says
ested in buying. That information              Eloqua maintains a set of massive              Woods. “That’s why we’ve always
can be passed to the sales department,         servers that provide the firm’s services       been very happy with Queen’s grads –
which can then direct its sales team           to subscribers via the web.                    you get a sort of energy there in
to contact the various people from                 “Right now, cloud computing has            terms of the attitude of working
a given company who have demon-                almost unlimited potential for growth,”        hard, of balancing the technology
strated an interest in your product.           says Wagner, who is Eloqua’s VP of             and business aspects of what we do.”


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                                                              the TOOLS
                                                                     to SUCCEED
                                                              P    eter Kenny grew up on a farm near
                                                                   Stratford, Ontario, and learned
                                                              about the value of hard work and self-
                                                                                                          acumen by taking an MBA program at
                                                                                                          the University of Western Ontario.
                                                                                                              After graduating in 1957 he returned
                                                                                                                                                     past 25 years the fleet of $6-million
                                                                                                                                                     vessels has carried some 13 million
                                                                                                                                                     passengers on underwater sightseeing
                                                              sufficiency at an early age. Today, after   to Stratford for a job at an engineering   trips. As well, Dennis Hurd and his
                                                              a successful 53-year career as an engi-     firm headed by Oliver Gaffney (Sc’44),     collaborators have worked with the
                                                              neer and entrepreneur, he’s come full       a family friend. In 1960 he went to        U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Bureau
                                                              circle as a philanthropist who helps        work for another Queen’s alumnus,          of Shipping to set the standards for
                                                              other people around the world, includ-      Roy Hurd (Sc’481/2) who managed            passenger submersibles the world
                                                              ing farmers, become more independent        London Concrete Machinery. It would        over. Kenny is chairman of Atlantis
                                                              so they, too, can succeed.                  prove to be fruitful partnership.          Submersibles.
                                                                  Kenny’s family stressed the value of        In 1965 Kenny became a co-founder          “We created the industry,” says
                                                              education, so after high school Peter       and shareholder with Hurd and Norm         Kenny, who credits Dennis Hurd
                                                              applied to the Queen’s Department           Hartviksen (Sc’57), another Queen’s        with being the driving force behind
                                                              of Mechanical Engineering, one of           engineer, in Kanmet Casting Ltd., a        Atlantis’s remarkable evolution. “It
                                                              Canada’s top schools. He graduated in       Cambridge, Ontario foundry that cast       just goes to show that a big part of
                                                              1955, and the next year supplemented        parts for the agricultural industry.       success involves partnering with the
                                                              his technical training with business        The company was acquired in 1974           right people.”
                                                                                                          by its biggest customer, Massey                Kenny is a longtime supporter of
                                                                                                          Ferguson, the legendary Canadian           Queen’s who has established a pair
                                                                                                          tractor manufacturer.                      of engineering scholarships, and he is
                                                                                                              Kenny’s next venture, in 1975, was     a faithful attendee of his graduating
                                                                                                          with Roy Hurd in Neelon Casting Ltd.       class’s five-year reunions. Much of his
                                                                                                          a Sudbury foundry that primarily cast      time is taken up by his role as head of
                                                                                                          disc brake rotors and was sold to Dana     the Kenny Family Foundation, which
                                                                                                          Corp. in 1994. In the meantime, Kenny      funds projects that help people over-
                                                                                                          became a founding investor with Roy’s      come challenges – particularly lack
                                                                                                          son, Gordon, of a firm that has evolved    of education – that hinder them from
                                                                                                          into North American Stamping Group,        achieving their full potential. Kenny
                                                                                                          which turns out various components         is hands-on about the work: he and
                                                                                                          for the auto industry and which has six    other family members personally visit
                                                                                                          plants in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.     every project site to audit its progress.
                                                                                                              Another opportunity came along via         “We don’t just throw money at
                                                                                                          Dennis Hurd (Sc’65), another son of        things,” he says. “Businesses only
                                                                                                          Roy Hurd. In 1983, Dennis approached       become successful through the efforts
                                                                                                          his father and Kenny with an idea.         of people, and sometimes all they
                                                                                                             “He wanted to build an underwater       need are the tools to succeed. Our
                                                                                                          bus that would take people about 150       goal is to provide those tools so that
                                                                                                          feet down to observe the wonders of        people can become more self-sufficient
                                                                                                          the ocean,” recalls Kenny. “It sounded     and remove the barriers to success
                                                                                                          good to me, so his father and I backed     themselves.”
                                                                                                          him.”                                          To that end, the Kenny Foundation
                                                                                                              Today, Atlantis Submarines oper-       has backed a diverse number of proj-
                                                                                                          ates eleven submarines now operating       ects – including the Queen’s Project
                                                                                                          in Hawaii, Guam, Barbados, Cozumel,        on International Development (QPID),
                                                              Peter Kenny, Sc’   , and his wife Joanne    Aruba and Grand Cayman. Over the           which sends students on summer


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One of the projects that the Kenny Foundation sponsors is the annual “Books, Fun and Sun!” literacy camp for children in Baker Lake
Nunavut. Pictured here are Queen’s student’s Patrick Sawtell and Lauren Long.

projects that help expand the potential          interest in becoming pilots and me-                foundation initiatives, it has been
for development in marginalized com-             chanics. “The need is there,” says                 developed in close partnership with
munities. The Kenny Foundation has               Kenny. “There’s a northern Ontario                 people in the host community, who
backed a QPID project in Nunavut, but            airline [Wasaya Airways LP] owned                  are best able to judge local needs.
the program has also completed more              by Aboriginal people that employs                     “This helps to educate the kids and
than 200 other projects in Bolivia,              85 pilots, but only one is Aboriginal.             gives them milk for their daily nourish-
Peru, India, Nicaragua, Peru, Bolivia            That just doesn’t seem right.”                     ment,” says Kenny. “It also encourages
and Burkina Faso.                                    Though its focus is Canadian                   the parents to send the girls to school,
    One Kenny Foundation project                 Aboriginal communities, the Kenny                  because otherwise they’d keep them at
took place in Thunder Bay, where the             Foundation also operates in East Africa,           home working. But if they think they
Kennys funded the establishment of               where it provides a number of schools              can learn something at school that
a one-week summer orientation pro-               in Uganda with a pair of cows – an en-             would help them on the farm, they’ll
gram for 30 Aboriginal high-school               deavor that combines agriculture and               send them. It’s been a fairly encourag-
students at the Confederation College            education and which, not surprisingly,             ing program … because education is
Aviation Centre to encourage their               is close to Kenny’s heart. Like all other          the key to prosperity.”




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Renowned spirit,
       unrivaled excellence
Without Queen’s,
    where would you be …?
                                                                            Something to
                                                                                CELEBRATE            !
                                                                            The Queen’s Engineering
                                                                            tradition of spirit and loyalty
                                                                            continues to thrive on campus
                                                                            and around the world.

                                                                            over 17,000 graduates now
                                                                            proudly call themselves
                                                                            engineering alumni of Queen’s
                                                                            university. They include industry

where would Queen’s Engineering                                             leaders, outstanding
                                                                            entrepreneurs and award-
    be without you?                                                         winning contributors to society,
                                                                            both at home and around the
                                                                            globe. Many of these alumni
                                                                            have chosen to invest in future
                                                                            generations of Queen’s Engineers
                                                                            through their generous support
                                                                            to the Faculty of Engineering
                                                                            and Applied Science.

                                                                            Join others in providing a
                                                                            distinctive learning experience
                                                                            to our future leaders of the 21st
                                                                            century. There are many ways
                                                                            our alumni and friends can
                                                                            contribute to the present and
     Faculty of Engineering and                                             future excellence of a Queen’s
     Applied Science Development Team                                       Engineering education.

     Contact us at 613.533.6000 or 1.800.267.7837                           Are you involved in an innovative
                                                                            or unique initiative? Do you have
     Jane McMillan                     Penny Bagnell                        corporate insights that could
     Director of Development           Development Coordinator              benefit our students …the
     jane.mcmillan@queensu.ca          penny.bagnell@queensu.ca             leaders of tomorrow? Are you
     Extension 32160                   Extension 79533                      interested in providing support
                                                                            for our innovative programming,
     Donna Dwyre                       Joanne Grills                        the student experience,
     Sr. Development Officer           Faculty Advancement Coordinator      excellence in teaching and
     donna.dwyre@queensu.ca            grillsj@queensu.ca                   research and/or revitalizing
     Extension 78212                   Extension 75248                      our infrastructure?
     Pat Smith                         Debbie Sneddon                       The Development Team in the
     Sr. Development Officer           Development Officer, Gift Planning   Faculty of Engineering and
     pat.smith@queensu.ca              deborah.sneddon@queensu.ca           Applied Science are a dedicated
     Extension 79531                   Extension 75631                      and experienced team eager
                                                                            to help our alumni remain
     Beth Wylie
                                                                            connected and involved.
     Development Officer
     beth.wylie@queensu.ca                                                  We encourage you to ask us how
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