Sean Robinson (Artsci '13)

Often referred to as someone who “bleeds Tricolour,” and a role model for his fellow peers, Sean Robinson has an unparalleled sense of pride for Queen’s. Sean had his first taste of leadership in Orientation Week, where he participated as a Gael and subsequently as an Orientation Coordinator for the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society. He also worked on the Life Science Student Council for three years and his initiatives included the introduction of new programs and providing lecture video capture for students. Sean has been an ambassador for Queen’s through his capacity as a Queen’s tour guide for the past three years and has participated heavily in the Fall and March Break Open Houses. His exuberant personality and positive attitude towards Queen’s came through in his role as a tour guide and has been one part of his significant contribution to the Queen’s community. Sean’s most distinguished service to his community was the invaluable work he did for the Queen’s Rotaract Club. From getting involved with club in his first year at Queen’s, Sean has poured a great portion of his life over his four years into the club itself. Members of the club have remarked at how Sean truly embodied the Rotaract's motto of “service above self." Sean served as the Volunteer Coordinator and subsequently served as President of the club for two years consecutively. Sean was key in bringing the “purple pinky” polio awareness day to Queen’s through the Rotaract Club, which raised money to vaccinate children from polio in countries where the disease is still prevalent. The club grew from 15 regular members to over 60 regular members under Sean’s leadership. His mentorship to new members and incoming executives has been identified as remarkable and invaluable to the club's future success. Supporters have described Sean as “irreplaceable,” but it is evident that his selfless support of others will ensure that his time here at Queen’s will not be forgotten nor short-lived.