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Queen's University

Distinguished Service Award Guidelines


Each year the Executive Committee of the University Council of Queen's University invites nominations for up to six Distinguished Service Awards. The awards are presented at the Annual Meeting and Dinner of the University Council. Recipients become Honorary Life Members of University Council and are entitled to participate fully in the plenary session of Council. They do not have voting privileges.


This Award is to recognize outstanding service to Queen's over an extended period of time.


A strong nomination will demonstrate:

  • Breadth of impact
  • Contributions above and beyond what would normally be expected in the Nominee's primary role relating to the University
  • Length of service to the University
  • Support from a broad range of persons associated with the Queen's Community.

Eligibility Guidelines

Nominees are selected from the broader Queen's Community including faculty, staff, retirees, alumni and friends.

Selection Process

  • Deadline for nomination forms - April 30, 2015.
  • A completed Nomination must include:

    1. The Nomination form (PDF*, 210 KB);
    2. A minimum of five (5) and maximum of eight (8) signed nomination letters(max. 2 pages per letter) from the nominator and individuals familiar with the nominee's accomplishments and who are members (elected, appointed, ex officio or honorary) of University Council, the Queen's University Alumni Association, the Board of Trustees or current or retired employees of the University. Letters may be co-signed by multiple individuals.
  • All materials submitted are held in confidence. Successful candidates will receive the original nomination material after receiving the award.
  • The University Council Executive Committee will review nominations and select recipients, who will be informed immediately after the completion of the selection process.
  • The process is confidential.

Nomination Form and Supporting Material

A fully completed Nomination is essential to assist the University Council Executive Committee in the selection process.


*PDF files can be viewed using Adobe Reader.

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