The Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award and induction in the Tricolour Society is the highest tribute that can be paid to a student for valuable and distinguished service to the University in non-athletic, extra-curricular activities. Such service may have been confined to a single field, or it may have taken the form of a significant contribution over a wide range of activities. The award is named after Dr. Agnes Benidickson who was Chancellor of Queens University from 1980 until 1996. Admission to the Tricolour Society shall be limited to students of the University. Although the number of students to be admitted to the Society each year shall be decided by the selection committee, the number shall be limited so as not to jeopardize the distinction of the Tricolour Society. Admission shall not be granted simply because a person holds or has held a certain position or office on campus. The Rector serves as the Chair of the Tricolour Award Selection Committee. The selection process follows the procedures as outlined in the Award's Terms of Reference. The names of the Award's recipients are engraved on a plaque in the Students' Memorial Union portion of the John Deustch University Centre. Recipients of the Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award: Please address any corrections to the Office of the Rector.
There are over 500 members of the prestigious Tricolour Society. Some of the recipients include: Chancellor Emeritus David Dodge, Andrew Pipe, Ahmed Kayssi, Tuba Chishti, Innes Van Nostrand, Michael McNair, Michele Romanow, and the Right Honourable John Matheson. To see a full list of Tricolour Society members, click here.
The Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award is for students only. Nominate a student that has devoted their time and efforts to the Queen's community in non-athletic/academic ways. If you know a student who has significantly and positively impacted life at Queen's, in your life or the lives of others while attending Queen's, you should nominate them!
In the late Fall of each year, the Rector distributes nomination forms through the SGPS and AMS, but forms can also be found online.
Download the 2016-2017 nomination form here.