Rob Baker: Tragically Tricolour
In recognition of his contribution to Canada’s cultural life and his dedication and commitment to Kingston and Queen’s, Rob Baker, BFA’86, has been awarded the 2014 Padre Laverty Award from the Kingston Branch of the Queen’s University Alumni Association.
“Rob Baker may be a famous rock star but he has never forgotten his Kingston and Queen’s roots,” says Kingston Branch president Lee Wetherall.
Lead guitarist for iconic rock band The Tragically Hip, Rob is being honoured for both his musical career and for the way he supports his community. He is a big supporter of the Kingston arts communities, mentors local youth and lends his time and talent to a number of local charitable organizations. From manning a Salvation Army kettle during the Christmas holidays to serving as a judge at Queen’s Three-Minute Thesis contest, performing in local theatre, coaching youth sports and cultivating the arts, Rob enriches the Queen’s and Kingston communities.
Learn more about the Queen’s University Alumni Association awards.