Ben Frid (Meds '15)

Ben approaches his life at Queen’s with a dedication, enthusiasm, and passion that the Queen’s community would not be the same without. Before coming to Queen’s he started the Ottawa Chapter of Making Waves, a student-run organization that provides affordable private swimming lessons for children with disabilities. At Queen’s, he founded the Kingston chapter of Making Waves, which has grown to be an extremely successful organization incorporating Queen’s students and the greater Kingston community. In his role as Aesculapian Society president, he has ensured that all medical student opinions are heard and valued. Students have described him as “approachable, accessible, and makes an attempt to engage every member of our class.” One of many initiatives that Ben has undertaken is his formation of a wellness committee to address mental health issues for medical students. His attention to detail led him to the role as founder and president of the Health Care Management Interest Group, a team involved with addressing the deficit in financial literacy that many physicians today are burdened with. Ben’s spirited, inclusive, and enthusiastic approach to life has influenced the lives of innumerous students and the greater Kingston community for the better. His sensitivity to issues within the medical community and the greater Kingston community will continue to have an impact through the multitude of initiatives he has put in place. His driven personality and devotion to the betterment of the community embodies the Queen’s spirit.