Creative Industries


Maryam Remtulla (ArtSci'18 - Drama)

Producer at Make Hay Media

Maryam Remtulla is a recent Stage and Screen studies graduate from Queen’s University. After graduating, Maryam had developed a passion for storytelling in every form and this led her to devote her life to a career in filmmaking. During her time at Queen’s, she participated in a variety of student-run theatre initiatives, leadership positions in orientation week and co-directed the Focus Film Festival. She has worked in both Toronto and Kingston on various film productions and currently works as the producer for Make Hay Media, a video production company based in downtown Kingston whose goal is creating story focused brand films, culture films, and corporate documentaries


Diana Gore (ArtSci'10 - Art History)

Admin and Comm Officer for the Kingston Arts Council

A graduate of Queen’s University (ArtSci '10) and the University of Toronto (MMSt '12), Diana Gore has spent the last decade in Kingston working and volunteering her time with organizations like the Kingston Association of Museums and Art Galleries, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Museum of Health Care, Union Gallery and Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Diana got involved in the Kingston arts community upon completion of her Masters of Museum Studies at the University of Toronto and found a supportive environment where she could develop her skills and interests. She is currently the Administrative and Communications Officer at the Kingston Arts Council. 


Kristin Cochrane (ArtSci'95 - History)

CEO of Penguin Random House

Kristin Cochrane graduated from Queen’s University in 1994 with a BA in History, but stayed on through 1995 to serve as ASUS Vice-President, having spent her first years at Queen’s very active in the Kingston and campus communities. (Memorable highlights include the Prison Visitation Committee, Orientation Committee, Art Curriculum Committee, JDUC Renovation Committee and BEWIC Sports Days.) Near the end of her time at Queen’s, Kristin—with help from resources at Queen’s Career Services—decided to explore book publishing based on her passion for reading. Since the fall of 1995 she has served in a variety of roles in the Canadian publishing industry, and in July 2018 she was appointed CEO of Penguin Random House Canada, the country’s largest book publisher.


Lois Adamson (ArtsSci ’09 - Dramatic Arts (Major), French Studies (Minor), B.Ed. '10 - Concurrent Education)

Director Of Education at the Stratford Theatre Festival

Lois Adamson graduated from Queen’s University with her BAH and her B.Ed. During her time at Queen’s, she could be found creating theatre in Theological and Carruthers Halls, working at WalkHome and as teaching and research assistant for the Drama Department, in Kingston volunteering with literacy programs, playing innertube water polo, and at the QP eating fried pickles. Since graduating, Lois has applied what she learned about community engagement, collaboration and the promise of theatre to work in educational programming at various professional theatre companies in Canada.