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Student leaders in academic excellence, initiative

  • Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, welcomes Queen's students receiving major admission awards during a ceremony Monday at Wallace Hall. (University Communications)
    Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, welcomes Queen's students receiving major admission awards during a ceremony Monday at Wallace Hall. (University Communications)
  • Parker Nann (Comm'18), a Chancellor's Scholarship recipient, speaks to first-year students about the opportunities available to them at Queen's. (University Communications)
    Parker Nann (Comm'18), a Chancellor's Scholarship recipient, speaks to first-year students about the opportunities available to them at Queen's. (University Communications)
  • Jena Hudson (Artsci’18), a Chernoff Family Award recipient, talks about the experience of coming from small-town New Brunswick to Queen's University. (University Communications)
    Jena Hudson (Artsci’18), a Chernoff Family Award recipient, talks about the experience of coming from small-town New Brunswick to Queen's University. (University Communications)
  • Gathered major admission award recipients and Queen's faculty members listen to Chancellor Jim Leech about his role at the university as well as the Queen's experience. (University Communications)
    Gathered major admission award recipients and Queen's faculty members listen to Chancellor Jim Leech about his role at the university as well as the Queen's experience. (University Communications)
  • Students receiving major admission awards at Queen's speak with their peers, faculty members and administrators during a special welcome event held Monday, Sept. 18 at Wallace Hall. (University Communications)
    Students receiving major admission awards at Queen's speak with their peers, faculty members and administrators during a special welcome event held Monday, Sept. 18 at Wallace Hall. (University Communications)

It is always valuable to receive advice from those who have walked the path before you.

On Monday, first-year Queen’s students receiving major admission awards heard from a pair of fourth-year students who are in the final stage of their undergraduate academic journey during a special reception at Wallace Hall.

Jena Hudson (Artsci’18), a Chernoff Family Award recipient, and Parker Nann (Comm’18), a Chancellor's Scholarship recipient, relayed their experiences to the new arrivals and called on them to accept the challenges they will face, connect with the community, and rely on the many supports available to them.

Currently, there are 254 entering and in-course major admission award recipients at Queen’s from Newfoundland to British Columbia to Nunavut, and across all faculties and departments.

The selection process is rigorous, with more than 200 faculty, including members of the Retirees Association at Queen’s, volunteering to evaluate the more than 1,200 submissions each year.  

“Major Admission Award recipients demonstrate academic excellence, outstanding leadership, creativity, and initiative,” says Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs. “They are engaged on campus and the community, and we are very proud to recognize their accomplishments.”

The awards are supported by numerous donors. Many donors want to give back this way because they, too, received some form of support, recognition and encouragement when they were students. Their generosity has a significant impact within the Queen's community and the recipients of their awards. 

Visit the Student Awards website for information about the Major Admission Awards program.