Operations Committee 2013
The Operations Committee (fondly known as OPS) is pretty different from all of the other Orientation Sub-Committees. Operations is very logistically minded and planning oriented. We have been working hard all year and collaborating with all of the Orientation Coordinators to make sure that all of the events you will be attending are accessible and sustainable! While there aren’t any OPS specific events, you will definitely be seeing a lot of us during the week. All week we will be driving around in awesome tri-colour vans. Before then, we train the Gaels to prepare for your arrival with ArtSci specific training modules like Frosh Talk: Engaging With Your Frosh Group, Sustainability & Accessibility, and Alcohol Issues. So be sure to wave as we drive by! The Operations Committee is unbelievably excited to meet all of you! See you in September!
Hey Class of 2017! My name is Doug Fenton and I am thrilled to be the Operations Chair for the ASUS Orientation 2013. I’m a 3rd year Politics Major originally hailing from Mississauga, Ontario – but now I’m proud to call Queen’s my home! When I’m not lifting heavy things or dreaming about excel spreadsheets and generators, I like to read, eat ice cream, knit and obsess about my Klout score. I’m known for my amazing dance moves, carefree nature, and deep tan (I’m sorry – I’m known for none of those things; writing a bio is really hard!). Queen’s is a truly special place – full of amazing people, new experiences and amazing opportunities. We are so incredibly excited for you to join our family! Orientation Week can go by in a blur; make sure you take the time to step back, soak it all in, and really feel it! See you in September!
Hey Class of 2017! My name is Blake Butler and I am a member of Orientation Week’s Operations Committee! I’m from Mississauga, Ontario and am a history major, politics minor here at Queen’s. I enjoy keeping active, reading, and watching ‘Jeopardy’ and Family Feud’ nightly with my housemates. During the week keep an eye out for myself and my amazing vanmate Laura! Together we are the “Bredman” and we will be driving the CUBE during your awesome Orientation week! If you see us driving around, give us a wave and we’ll be sure to honk back! You are all in for arguably the best week of your life! Orientation Week is the beginning of your Queen’s adventure, and, trust me, it’s one heck of a start! (Yes I realize I’ve used an insane amount of exclamation points in this paragraph but that’s how excited I am for Orientation Week)! Have a great summer and myself, Laura, and the rest of the Orientation Committee cannot wait to meet you all!
Hey class of 2017! My name is Heather Salema and I’m beyond excited for you to walk through the doors of Queen’s and embrace everything it has to offer! I am a second year drama major, sociology minor and am in love with all things theatre. I’m from Burlington originally but have come to find Kingston as more than just my second home- I love it here! I am on the Operations committee this year for Orientation so I’ll be one of those super rad people driving the vans with my vanmate Laura Chu! In my spare time I love shows like Glee and Grey’s Anatomy and listening to Mumford and Sons (one of my favourite bands). Can’t wait to meet you all and see your smiling faces during Orientation week- something you will NEVER forget! It is one of the most amazing memories from first year AND second year! See you soooooon
Hey there, Class of 2017! I’m Laura Chu and I’m part of the wonderfully talented Operations Committee! I’m studying Life Sciences and French and just like you, I was born to become a member of the amazing Queen’s community. I love reading, eating anything with way too much sugar, listening to metal and catching a good hockey game in the Winter! Throughout Orientation Week, I’ll be protecting the streets of Kingston City (but not really) in Van 2 with the honorable, hysterical, happy Heather! We’ love to meet all of you, so if you see us in our super stealthy black ops hoodies, come and say hi! I’m so excited for Orientation and can’t wait to see you all in September! Get ready for the best week of your life!
HELLO CLASS OF 2017!! My name is Laura Redmond and I am beyond thrilled to be involved with planning your O-week and welcoming you to Queen’s! I am a bio major originally from Uxbridge, Ontario. During the week you’ll find me riding nerdy in the CUBE with my lovely vanmate Blake. Come say hi, we are so excited to meet you! I enjoy roll up the rim time at Tim’s and long Walkhome walks in the rain. Enjoy every moment of Orientation because it’s just the start of the crazy adventures you will be having at your new home away from home, aka QUEEN’S.
What up class of 2017! My name is Carolyn and I call Cowtown (aka Calgary) my home. I’m a huge television fan and can be known for my sass (apologies OC 13) and my abundance of bad nicknames (mostly based on my last name – no I don’t play basketball). I’m extremely excited to be a member of the wonderful Ops committee and can be seen cruising the streets in Van 1 with my lovable van-mate Jordan during this year’s Orientation Week. Get ready to begin the best four years of your life and to welcome the experiences your new home, Queen’s, has to offer. Use Orientation week to grow that Queen’s spirit, meet some amazing new people and get a little dirty (don’t you dare wash that Frosh Shirt) as you get pumped for your upcoming adventures. And Gaels, get ready to fall in love with Queen’s all over again! Feel free to holler at any of us OCs, we’re beyond excited to meet you beautiful people. Best of luck and welcome to the family!
Hey class of 2017! First of all I would like to congratulate you all for choosing Queen’s. You all deserve a high five and you can collect them from me at any time during orientation week. My name is Jordan and I am very excited to be a part of O-Week 2013 as a member of the OPS committee. Throughout the week I will be spreading as much spirit as I can with Carolyn, the best partner I could have ever asked for. We will be co-captaining the most automatic, systematic, hyyyyyydromatic ride in town, Van 1 (First in chronology and first in your hearts!). It gives me so much pleasure to welcome you all into the next chapter of your own personal stories. To leave you with a few wise words, “Believe in yourselves. Dream. Try. Do good. (Don’t you mean do well?) No, I mean do good.” Welcome to the Queen’s family! Cha Gheil!