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Category: Alumni

10 Sep, 2018

Queen’s Commerce students and their teams earn $65,000 for startups

Kingston, Ont. – Queen’s Commerce alumni and students were among five of the eight teams to earn seed funding for their ventures during the recent Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre Summer Pitch Competition hosted at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.

06 Feb, 2018

Canoe master: Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny

Kingston, ON – As a youngster growing up in Trois-Rivières, QC, Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny, MBA’18, dreamed of going to the Olympics. He just didn’t know which sport. Then, at 12, he went to canoe camp, got hooked, and took up the canoe sprint.

24 Jan, 2018

Lee Parkhill: from sailing to Smith

Kingston, ON – On the day in November 2016 that Smith and the Canadian Olympic Committee announced their partnership, Lee Parkhill called his alma mater, the University of Guelph, to get his transcripts. He wanted to apply to Smith right away.

16 Jan, 2018

Athlete profile: Anne Fergusson

Kingston, ON – Ahead of the Winter Games in PyeongChang next month, we’re profiling Canadian Olympic & Paralympic Committee athletes who’ve attended Smith School of Business as part of our partnership with COC. This week it’s sitting volleyball player Anne Fergusson.

20 Dec, 2017

UPstart Venture Challenge gives emerging startup a $30,000 boost

Toronto, ON – On the evening of Dec. 7, eight emerging Queen’s startups pitched their businesses to a jury of angel investors during the second annual UPstart Venture Challenge. The event was organized by the Queen’s Venture Network and hosted at LoyaltyOne in Toronto.