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John McAleese | 21 September, 2021

“I started working as a plumber at Queen’s in 1964... I am happy to have contributed in some small way to the success of the University⁣.”

Ashish Vats
Tributes by Isabel Jennings & Heather Taylor | 23 August, 2021

Speaking at the memorial service for Ashish Vats, Isabel Jennings (MRCI) and Heather Taylor (MRCI) paid tribute to our Regional Manager in South Asia, who passed away suddenly in August 2021.

Dr David Thornhill | 29 June, 2021

"I will be very happy if we fall just short of the eyebrows!"

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Joanna Scott | 4 June, 2021

"Ultimately, HD is trial and error and the mantra we now live by is to take one day at a time."

Dr Marian Traynor | 26 April, 2021

“I have used my position as a senior academic to promote innovation, to encourage collaboration, to support peers and promote excellent teaching within the university.”

Paddy Brannigan - Canada Room 1989
Patrick Brannigan | 1 March, 2021

"It would have been beyond my imaginings in September 1979 that I would still be working at Queen's in 2021 and in a different discipline from Sociology where I started work."

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Laura Lagan | 22 January, 2021

"My big wish for Anna Rose is she will live in a world where negative and outdated perceptions of Down syndrome are a thing of the past."

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Joyce Johnston | 11 January, 2021

"There is always something we can do to improve our well-being and happiness. Health and wellness goals are a great place to start."

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Peter Scobie | 11 December, 2020

"You can never be too prepared when it comes to a big meal like this."

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Michelle Mullan | 5 December, 2020

"Everyone contributes something and that only emphasises the sense of community we have in our School."

Queen's University Staff Wellbeing Choir practising and laughing in the Harty Room at Queen's
Patrick Brannigan | 9 October, 2020

"It's not the quality of my voice that matters, it's the joy that singing brings."

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Joyce Johnson | 21 September, 2020

"As Head of Reward and Wellbeing, a key part of my role involves looking ahead and planning the right interventions at the right time."

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Paula McDaid | 17 August, 2020

"I wanted to let colleagues and families in similar situations know that you are not alone and we are in this together."

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Jonny Murray | 22 June, 2020

"It is ironic that while we are unable to venture into a multiplex, we are currently living through a scenario usually contained to the silver screen."

Sally Bridge and Richard Robinson | 11 May, 2020

"As Co-Chairs of PRISM LGBT+ Staff Network at Queen’s, we have been reflecting on the challenges faced by LGBT people during the COVID-19 pandemic and looking at ways to help."

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Professor Mark Lawler | 9 April, 2020

"I’ve learned that humanity cannot be suppressed even by this overwhelming public health crisis."

Clinical Psychology Team
The Clinical Psychology Training team   | 9 April, 2020

"If you are feeling stressed, anxious, scared or even frustrated right now, then you aren’t alone."