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FHS Gratitude Gram Wall

Gratitude Grams

To: 20 Barrie Street 

Thank you to everyone in the 20 Barrie Street house for making me feel so welcome. Being a new employee at Queens University and the faculty itself, you have all made the transition seamless with your open arms, kind smiles, wisdom, and laughter. You create an amazing ambiance within this house :) 

From Kristy V 

To: Crystal Tripple

Thank you for your patience while our department was facing many challenges the past couple of years. Your friendly phone calls, reminder emails are appreciated to help sort out the processes of reappointment, recruitment and hiring. You helped me keep the process moving forward to have a positive outcome for members of our department. Thanks for being there when you were needed the most!

From Heather-Ann Thompson

To: Carrie Fraser

You are my life line to finances! I appreciate you so much! Your ability to explain the finances while still smiling and being patient with me-is AWESOME! You have given me the opportunity to grow and succeed in the financial component of our department. For that, I will be forever grateful!

From Heather-Ann Thompson

To: Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Thank you to all of the Faculty in our department who have continued to foster a positive work environment while overcoming the challenges we faced! I'm blessed and grateful to work with all of you every day! Thank you!

From Heather-Ann Thompson

To: Lynsee Stephens

Thank you for all your hard work and for inspiring the rest of the team to keep learning and do our best.


To: Jackie Moore 

Thank you, Jackie, for all of your hard work putting together the FHS Wellness Week activities - staff and faculty are loving the opportunity to get out of their offices to get active/enjoy some stress-relief! You are a vital component of the EE Team, and we are all appreciative of your efforts and great ideas

From Allison

To: CCTG Team

Thank you for all you do to make #trialsthatmatter happen and improve outcomes for patients. I am grateful to get to work with you all everyday

From Alison

To: OPDES Team

Much gratitude to the OPDES family- your warm welcome, commitment, and kindness have forever touched my soul! I am incredibly fortunate to be working with all of you. 

From Klodiana

To: OCO Team @ CCTG

Thank-you to everyone on the OCO team @ CCTG for all of your hard work! I appreciate all of your contributions to the great work we do at CCTG :) 

From Jessica

To: Staff of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy

Thank you for your commitment to excellence in everything that you do! We are a small but mighty group who are preparing excellent future clinicians and researchers, and producing important new knowledge that is transforming our respective disciplines. I am honoured to be the Director of the School!

From Marcia

To: Staff of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy

Thank you for all of your hard work - often behind the scenes - to support the education and research activities of our faculty. Without all of your contributions, we could not offer the quality education that we do, or develop new knowledge to advance our disciplines. I hope you are all aware how much we value what you do!

From Marcia

To: Tim and Kathryn, Managers in SRT

Thank you for taking on the communications portfolio in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy with such enthusiasm. We have so many great stories to share . I am so glad that you are working with the FHS communications team to get them out to the world!

From Marcia

To: Barb Latimer

Thank you Barb for always caring for the people in our office and others in the department. You share your wealth of knowledge with us and help us out when we need the added assistance. You amaze me by never forgetting the special occasions by surprising us with flowers, candies and your awesome baking. I am so lucky to work with you!

From Anonymous

To: Alison Urton, Canadian Cancer Trials Group

Thank you, Alison, for your calm and guiding presence. For your support and for having our backs. We notice. It matters. We are grateful to be part of the GAO team and for your leadership.
From the GAO'ers

From Group Administrator's Office

To: Mike Ferguson

You bring so much thought and wisdom to the work that you do. Thanks for keeping our websites looking good, making our videos fun and always approaching projects with enthusiasm. It's contagious!

From Jen

To: Saif

Saif you ALWAYS have a smile on your face and you're so keen to learn. Thanks for all of your hard work both for our team and for all of the units that you help across FHS.

From Jen

To: Liz Cooper

Thank you for all of the creativity and fun that you bring to our team. You have made a great addition to our team!

From Jen

To: Anne Tobin

Thank you so much for your kind and caring leadership in our office. You always have my back and put me first in so many ways. (I dont have enough characters to write everything :) ) I am so grateful for all your support and understanding personally and professionally.
You Rock Anne!!  With much love and appreciation - Thank you

From Harsha Vyas

To: Catherine Brewster

I am filled with so much gratitude and appreciation to have such an amazing co-worker and friend to work with. I love how we compliment each other in our work flow and integrate everything in the office. You make my day so much brighter :) Thank you for all your support.

From Harsha Vyas

To: Stephen Archer

Thank you for the leadership, support and encouragement that you give to each of us. You make all the difference! 

From The QCPU team

To: The School of Nursing

Thank you all for being so welcoming to me, and being so great to work with and get to know over the past two and a half years. Special thanks to the front office ladies who I see every day :)  Also, thank you for the going away party!

From Justine

To: Tammy Parr; Queen's Family Health Team

You help me so much each day and I hope you realize how important you are to me.
I often feel so relieved when I think how much easier you make my life with your amazing organizational skills!
Never stop never stopping Tammy!

From Ant Train

To: Amy van Koughnett ; Queen's Family Health Team

I am so grateful to have such a strong, supportive, diligent and hard-working nurse on our team!
I want you to know how much I appreciate you and all you do for our patients at Queen's Family Health Team.
Never stop never stopping!

From Ant Train

To: Alice Rush-Rhodes & Bilal Hassan

Thank you both so very much for your help preparing for the uArizona and Western Michigan University visit to Kingston in January. You went above and beyond to make that week go so smoothly for our visitors and myself. I really appreciated that.

From Matt Simpson

To: Melissa, Dale and Ian

So very grateful for the finance team is who always willing to take my call for help! No matter how crazy the question - they always come to my rescue!!!
Thanks guys!

From Kelly

To: The Therapists and Staff at The Physical Therapy Clinic

Thank you for all the work that you do to make our patient outcomes and experience top notch!
Your efforts are appreciated by all :)

From Graeme

To: Faculty and Staff School of Nursing 

Thank you for welcoming and supporting me in my role. I am so happy to be here!

From Erna

To: Carol Mieras ; International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation

It has been great to get to know you and I am grateful for all your support in our work together! :) 

From Jasmine Montagnese

To: Phebe Palmer ; International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation

It has been a pleasure to work with you and I value sharing a work space with you every day! :) 

From Jasmine Montagnese

To: Heather Aldersey ; International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation

It has been a pleasure working alongside you on the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. Thanks for being a great leader! :)

From Jasmine Montagnese

To: Tim Rosillo

Even though I am no longer an official member of 'The Dream Team', I appreciate the continued inclusion in networking activities and feeling like an honorary member.

From Kayla

To: Lee Watkins

Thank you for your decades of holding all of the multiple strands of the department together. I admire your incredible discipline, on display in your daily lunchtime runs! 

From Bren

To: Katherine Rudder

Thank you for all the extra effort you put in to support our students! 

From Louise

To: Erica Weir

Thank you for your diligence and care, and for all of the many thoughtful gifts you have brought me and us over the years, including regular treats to meetings! I admire your insights, perseverance, gentleness and generosity. 

From Bren

To: Sue Preston

Thank you for caring so deeply about your work and our department and students. I admire your hard work and the creativity you bring! 

From Bren

To: Karley Salsbury

Thank you so much for all your hard work. It is a pleasure to work with you each and every day! Your willingness to help out wherever needed is vey much appreciated!

From Krista Knight

To: Paula Muis

Thank you for the smell of coffee that filters out from your office, and for the sounds of you talking animatedly with students and helping them find their place every summer. I admire the way you press on through all the details and manage all the loose threads!

From Bren

To: Gerri Lyman

Thank you for your warmth and empathy with everyone you come into contact with. Thanks for those lightning speed email responses, and for bringing your cheer to the office every day!

From Bren

To: Department of Medicine Administrative Staff 

DOM Team - thank you for being #awesome! I am SO lucky to get to work with you all everyday. The dedication, team dynamic and the exceptional work ethic you have makes the DOM such an amazing place to work!

From Anonymous

To: CNS Admin team (Kelly, Lucy, AJ, Kim)

Thank you for always being there in supporting the CNS. You are a shoulder to lean on, a wealth of information and really good people.

From A.L.

To: Justine Mayhew

Going to miss you and asking you silly questions to get a giggle or gen z response. LOL You are one of a kind. Faculty of Ed is lucky to be getting you. 

From Carla

To: Sharon David

Thank you for always being a safe space, being supportive and being an excellent teacher. 

From Lindsey Morey

To: Harsha and Catherine

Thank you both for all your hard work and dedication. Your positive and fun attitudes provide a great working environment. I'm glad you are on my team!

From Anne

To: PGME Program Directors and CBME Leads

Thank you for all you do to make your training programs the best they can be. Thank you for supporting your residents and going the extra mile to ensure they receive the experience and support needed to be successful. Your efforts are appreciated! 

From EdCon

To: Kayla Desloges 

Thank you for everything you do for the GDPM program. Your hard work and professionalism are appreciated and your positivity adds brightness to the day. 

From GDPM Program

To: School of Nursing Faculty and Staff

Thank you all for being so supportive of my graduate studies and for being a wonderful team to work with! I am grateful for all the wealth of knowledge each of you provide. Your encouragement has been much appreciated! Special thanks to the front office staff -"my family" who have supported me 100%! 

From Lana Stevenson

To: Sharon David

Thank you for always being a safe space, being supportive and being an excellent teacher. 

From Lindsey Morey

To: FHS Staffing

Thanks so much for all of the support, guidance and incredibly hard work. We are very fortunate to have such a great team behind us as well as leading the way forward. Everyone is always friendly, knowledgeable and continues to go above and beyond.

From Dept of Medicine

To: Alana Korczynski

Your SEO is missing you while on maternity leave! 

From Kate Flindall

To: UGME Student Support Team

Thank you so much for everything you do. You all work so hard and it is very much appreciated! 

From Amanda

To: Kathy Grant 

Thank you for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication do not go unnoticed!

From Emily Cornfield

2019 POSTS

2019 Gratitude Grams

To: The CSPC

Thank you all for your help at Primary Care Research Day 2019! I am so grateful for all the roles each of you willingly stepped up to help out with - the day was a complete success thanks largely in part to you. I couldn't have done it without you!

From Marissa Beckles

To: Tammy Wintle

It is a pleasure to work with you Tammy. You are always so calm and accommodating and I am really grateful for that. I am very fortunate to get to work with you!

Thanks so much!

From Jackie

To: Michael Adams

I am so grateful to have worked with and learned from such an energetic, compassionate, knowledgeable, and collegial person over the last nine years. Thank-you so much Mike!

From Jackie

To: Kaitlyn Caird

Thanks for your daily support, your chipper attitude and for always bringing a smile with you wherever you go! We're lucky to have you and thankful for all that that you do!!

From Amanda, Martin, Steph and Jim

To: Anita Lister

Thank-you for being such a wonderful Manager! I appreciate so many things that you do. You come into the office every day with a smile on your face and a happy good morning which starts the day off in a very positive way. You are understanding and compassionate and it does not go unnoticed. We are lucky to have you!

From Jackie

To: Carrie Fraser

I couldn't get by without your support and assistance on so many levels. Your positive attitude and willingness to go above and beyond always has be in awe. Thanks for all that you do for me (and for everyone else)!

From Amanda

To: Tammy Wintle

Thanks for always keeping me on track with all of our staffing needs! Your calm, patient approach keeps me sane when I would otherwise pull my hair out! You're awesome!

From Amanda (Ophth)

To: Kristy L.

Thanks for always helping me through my HR questions and queries! You're a wealth of information and always so pleasant to work with. Thanks for your help and support!

From Amanda M.

To: Jane Gordon, UGME

Thanks for all you do! No matter how busy you are, you always seem to be available and take the time to answer any questions. The UGME would not run as smoothly without you!

From Liz

To: Kaitlyn Caird

Thanks for your daily support, your chipper attitude and for always bringing a smile with you wherever you go! We're lucky to have you and thankful for all that that you do!!

From Amanda, Martin, Steph and Jim

To: Christine, Kim and Tammy,

Thank you for everything you do on a daily basis.  You are all very supportive and great colleagues to have. Very much appreciated!


From Kate

To: Staffing and HR team

Thank you for all of your support and positive attitude through this extremely busy time of year. You continue to be great and your hard work does not go unnoticed!

From: Joel

To: UGME Administrative Staff

I am incredibly grateful to work with such dedicated staff - thank you very much for all that you do and for always going above and beyond!

From: Jacqueline

To: The House @20 Barrie St

You are a little creaky and when it's humid you kinda smell like a wet dog...but inside you house the best team ever!

From: The ghost in the attic

To: Angela Geris

Dear Angela: Thank you for all your help on all our files. I love working with you and even though some of the files are complicated it is always a pleasure to address these with you! You're a rockstar!

From: Anita Ng (Department of Medicine)

To: Danielle Claus & her team (Giselle, Kathleen et al)

Thank you so much for all your advocacy and guidance on complicated Department recruitment issues. Your always thoughtful support is so very appreciated; we couldn't do what we do without you!

From: Anita Ng (Department of Medicine)

To: Joel Gillis

Thank you for all your help with what seems to be never-ending recruitment in our Department! You are always so responsive and patient. We love to work with you!

From: Anita & Jen (Department of Medicine)

To: Olivia Bowles & Melissa Joynt

Olivia - congratulations on your new gig and thank you for all you have done for us while we were part of your portfolio. Melissa - thank you in advance for helping us with all our HR queries and issues!

From: Anita & Jen (Department of Medicine)

To: Patti Evaristo

Patti - thank you for your friendship and your support. I always look around me to see who I can learn from to be a better person and you are one of those people. You are great at what you do and thank you for all your help.

From: Anita Ng (Department of Medicine)

To: School of Nursing Front Office Staff

Thank you for being so welcoming to me, and so great to work with! (Also, thank you for the frequent baked goods).

To: SEAMO Team

Giselle, Kathleen, Lacey and LeeAnne
I am so lucky to work with such a great team! You all play an important role in the success of SEAMO and I value you immensely.

From: Danielle

To: BHSc Team in Botterell Hall

Roses are red, violets are blue,
You may be a street apart from us,
But we appreciate all the work that you do!

From: BHSc Team in Abramsky Hall

To: School of Nursing Staff

Thank you for all the work that you do for the students, faculty, and staff for everything you do to keep the School of Nursing running every day.

From: Jennifer Medves and Allison Mackey

To: Administrators Extraordinaire, FHS

Even though we mostly only know each other through email, you all enrich the work I do. I especially enjoy the opportunities we have to chat on the phone while trying to wrangle the troops to meet. The connections we have make my days so much brighter. Thank you for your professionalism, warmth and good humour!

From: Carolyn Powell, Head's office, Department of Family Medicine

To: Emergency Medicine Administrative Team

Thank you for the warm welcome you have given me to the Department of Emergency Medicine. You each go above and beyond for our Department and we are lucky to have you!

From: Jill

To: Joel Gillis

Thank you Joel for your kindness, patience and sense of humour as you walk me through all things 'Faculty' in my new role! You make picking up the phone to ask questions easy!

From: Jill McCreary

To: Clayton Shorrock and Max Gillis

You are guys are awesome!!
Honestly two of the hardest working guys I have ever had the pleasure of working with, you keep things running smoothly and you go beyond to make it happen!

From: K. McKegney

To: Tammy Henry

Thank you for your positive energy and your truly kind spirit!! We are grateful for you Tammy

From: The Staffing Office

To: Adrianna Gencarelli

I just wanted to say THANK YOU!
You are always so gracious and cheerful and going beyond your duties to make things work! Your help in keeping me up to date and organized..makes it so much easier to get through the days! Thank you!

From: K.McKegney

To: Department of Medicine Central Admin Team & Department of Medicine Secretaries

Thank you for all you do for the doctors and residents in the Department of Medicine.  We couldn’t do it without all your hard work! 

From: Dr. Stephen Archer and Dr. Stephen Vanner

To: Front Office Staff at School of Nursing - Cindy, Carla, Justine, and Mary

I am thankful each day to work with each and every one of you!
I am so lucky to work with such a great group of ladies!

From: Lana

To: SEAMO Physicians and Department Staff

Thank you to our amazing physicians for all your hard work in providing care, teaching students, performing research, serving on committees, and everything else that's asked of you. And thank you to all the staff working in the clinical departments - we'd be lost without you!

From: SEAMO Staff Team

To: Carrie Fraser, SOM Finance

I am so grateful for your guidance and expertise since my first day here at Queen’s!  You are definitely a gem and one of the greatest assets the School of Medicine has!

Thank you Thank you Thank you for all you do going above and beyond to help and guide all of us department administrators.

From: Trish Sherwin, Department of Otolaryngology

To: Maureen Kane

Maureen, thank you for always being our rock at the PT clinic.  This place couldn't run without you!

From: Graeme, Alison, Mike, Michael, Mat, Tara, & Chad

To: Our Neuroscience Graduate Students

To our amazing neuroscience graduate students who put so much time and effort into enriching the student life at Queen’s.  Thank you for making the Neuroscience Program the huge success it is.  You make coming to work an absolute pleasure.

From: The Centre for Neuroscience Studies

To: The Physical Therapy Program Faculty

I feel privileged to work with all of you. What a remarkable team!

From: Your colleague

To: The Professional Development & Educational Scholarship Team

Thank you for creating a fun, exciting place to work; it is clear you care deeply about your work and your teammates. We can’t walk up the sidewalk without being stopped by someone in the faculty and complimented on the great job you do. We are lucky to work alongside such dedicated professionals who also know how to have a little fun along the way.

From Richard, Jenn, Nancy, Terry, Kate

To: Alison Infante

We are so fortunate to have part of the surgery team. Not only are you always looking out for the best interest of our dept Head and all our members, but you are especially looking out for me. I am grateful to have your constant and unwavering support.

From: Caroline 

To: The Staff in the School of Nursing

Thanks to each and every one of you for your work to support the School and each other.  Thanks for your dedication and positivity.  Most of all, thanks for your love of potlucks, teas and baked goods!  You are a great team and the School is fortunate to have each one of you on board.

From: Your secret admirer

To: Kat Brennan-Rowcliffe of DBMS

Thank you for dropping everything and fixing our photocopier (and all the other things you do so well). You are awesome!

From: Katherine Rudder

To: Jane Gordon, School of Medicine

Thank you for all the assistance, patience and humour you bring to our often crazy work days.  You help make our days a little bit brighter!

From: Val Doiron and Kris Bowes

To: Allison Leverette

Thanks, Allison for keeping me organized. It has made a huge difference!

From: Brian

To: Gladys Smith 

Thank you for being indisputably the best executive assistant I have ever had, not to mention the only one. You have been a phenomenal asset to me and the research program of the FHS.

From: Roger 

To: Dr. Marcia Finlayson, Director of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy (SRT)

As our fearless leader, you have lead us to new heights through the innovations of novel programs and the mentorship with our research and teaching. We are lucky to have you! 

From: A SRT faculty member 

To: Kris Bowes and Office of Regional Education

I am so lucky to work with you, you made me feel very welcome in my new role. You are so knowledgeable and a great team.

From: Dr. Ruzica Jokic 

To: Sharon David, Erika Beresford-Kroeger, Caitlin MacDonald, and Emily Cornfield

Thank you for stepping up and filling in when the School of Rehabilitation Therapy was experiencing a staff shortage. You kept us running! 

To: Allison

You are a rockstar at anticipating other’s in need! Thank you for being so proactive and helpful. You are great to work with.

To: DMBS Staff

What can I say? You have been extraordinary in support of me throughout my term. I am so lucky to have worked with you. You are all amazing!

From: Michael Adams

To: Caroline Burke

You are the glue that binds us and the energy the moves us. 

From: The Department of Surgery 

To: Office of Professional Development and Education Scholarship

I want to thank everyone in this unit for the incredible work that you do for the FHS. Your skill and expertise are evident in everything you do. Sincere thanks!

From: Leslie Flynn

To: Denis Bourguignon

I am so lucky to have Canada’s best CFAO working here at FHS.

From: Richard

To: Katherine Rudder

Thank you for everything you to keep the life sciences program running smoothly. The students and I all appreciate your efforts!

From: Louise Winn

To: Dean Reznick’s assistants

I am grateful for how on top of everything you are. Kate and Kim’s hard work helps make the faculty fun.

To: Kevin McKegney & The Building Operations Team

Thank you for keeping our building and entrances safe despite the wintery conditions this year.

To: Jackie Moore and Kayla Desloges

Thank you for all of your work on the Employee Engagement Committee! You are making FHS a great place to work!

From: Laura

To: Allison Leverette

Thank you for your assistance- your help is greatly appreciated

From: Michael K.

To: Erica Holgate

Thank you for volunteering to be the first FHS Hockey coach!

From: Laura