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Brian Yealland Community Leadership Award

Congratulations to 2014 Recipients Tian Lu and Amanda Tracey!   Read more about their achievements!

 2015 Nominations are now closed! Recipients will be in announced in late March 2015.

2016 Nominations will open early 2016.

Deadline to submit your applications:    Nomination Period:  

Download Nomination Form (DOCX, 35KB) Save completed nomination form on your computer then send as an email attachment to: vpdean.sa@queensu.ca 

Named in honour of Brian Yealland, the Chaplain at Queen’s University for 32 years, the Brian Yealland Community Leadership Award will be presented annually to Queen’s students who make a significant contribution to society by working with and encouraging youth who are experiencing social, behavioral, economic or other challenges by helping them realize their worth as individuals and their potential to achieve.


  • Open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Recognition is for demonstrated leadership and initiative in a volunteer capacity.
  • Must be associated with a campus or local community-based organization.
  • Student must be in good academic standing.

Selection Criteria:

A strong nomination will demonstrate:

  • Breadth of impact
  • Contributions above and beyond what would normally be expected
  • Length of contribution
  • Support for nomination

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee coordinated by the Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs. The nominee’s unofficial transcript will be accessed by the Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs to confirm the student is in good academic standing.

Number of Awards:  

A maximum of two awards conferred in March of each calendar year.


  • Recipient(s) will be recognized at a Student Engagement Reception sponsored by the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs.
  • Recipient's name(s) will be engraved on a plaque mounted on campus.