Shakers and Stirrers- featuring Kevin Page, MA ’82

On June 20th, 2013, the Young Alumni Committee held its first Shakers and Stirrers event featuring former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page, MA ’82. Shakers and Stirrers is about supporting recent Queen’s alumni by creating a networking platform to develop professionally and personally as outstanding Queen’s graduates. Whether you’ve recently completed your academic career or you are already a young professional, these events provide the opportunity to make valuable connections to enrich your career after Queen’s.

With a sell out crowd of 60 people at the Heart and Crown in the Byward Market, our first Shakers and Stirrers event was a great success and allowed for many networking opportunities. Kevin’s speech captured the audience’s attention and provided a call to action for young alumni to make a difference and become the leaders that Canada needs. Drinks were had, new friendships were made and overall, the event was a great example of the value of alumni connections. This is definitely a format the Young Alumni Committee will use in the future, as there are many interesting Ottawa alumni who we would love to hear speak!

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The YAC Rafting Trip

Young Queen’s alumni in Ottawa got together on June 2 to get soaked from head to toe on their whitewater rafting adventure.

The team left early Saturday morning and headed for Esprit Whitewater Rafting. We managed to capture a few smiles and grins along the way.

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Sold Out! First Ever Young Alumni Committee Event at the Mill Street Brewery

We are very pleased to announce that the first ever Ottawa Branch Young Alumni Committee (YAC) event, which will be held at the newly opened Mill Street Brewery and Pub on Thursday, March 22nd, has now officially SOLD OUT!

For those of you who may have missed out on this event but are interested in more information regarding upcoming YAC events, please email the Young Alumni Committee at

Volunteer Opportunities with the Ottawa Branch

The Ottawa Branch is reaching out to alumni who may be interested in being involved at a leadership level in the Branch. Serving on the executive or a leading key function within the Branch involves: helping to determine direction for the Branch, liaising with the Alumni Relations Office, and ensuring that activities match the goals of the Branch.

Most roles are established with a two-year term.

If you are interested in being involved in a dynamic group of fellow alumni who have the mutual goal of enhancing the Queen’s network and reputation please get in touch with us at

Welcome to the Young Alumni Committee

I bet you may be wondering what YAC stands for. The YAC is the Young Alumni Committee.

Our vision is to be the premier provider of opportunities for social and professional networking for new and young Queen’s alumni in the National Capital Region.

The Ottawa YAC creates opportunities for young Queen’s alumni to connect with fellow alumni in the National Capital Region and engage with the Queen’s University community.

The objectives of the YAC are to:

  • Engage and connect young Queen’s alumni
  • Introduce recent graduates to the alumni network and the services that exist through the Ottawa Branch
  • Maintain or reinvigorate young alumni’s connection with the Queen’s University community
  • Facilitate the transition into the wider Queen’s University alumni community

Want to meet other young alumni in Ottawa. Check out the next YAC event.