Initiative of the Year Award

Gala Award

This award is presented annually to recognize the initiative, including events or activities, that most successfully contributes to the mission of the QUAA

"To reach out and foster a lifelong association with Queen's, to engage our members in the life and work of the University, and to serve the alumni community in all its diversity."

A prize of free tuition to the annual Alumni Volunteer Summit is awarded to the lead individual for the initiative (i.e. Branch President, Director, Reunion Coordinator, etc) or designate.

Award Eligibility & Criteria

Candidates should be:

  • From an active and officially recognized Queen’s Branch, Reunion group or Chapter
  • An initiative that aligns with and embodies the mission of the QUAA to engage members in the life and work of the University, and to serve the alumni community in all its diversity
  • Not limited to social events, but include initiatives to engage alumni with the life and work of Queen’s University in unique and meaningful ways.

For more information about alumni awards, please contact Nikki Remillard, 613-533-6020 ext 78691.

2019 - Aboriginal Alumni Chapter - Indigenous Student Alumni Recruitment Call Campaign

2018 - London, UK Branch - Stefanie Reid at Canada House

2017 - Calgary Branch - Calgary Career Management Panel

2016 - Kingston Branch - Holiday Hugs

2015 - Ottawa Branch - Shakers and Stirrers Event

2014 - Calgary Branch - Student Outreach Program

2012 - Regina Branch - Regina Queen's Alumni MiniU

2011 - Toronto Branch - Tournament of Gaels Curling Bonspiel

2010 - Vancouver Branch - Art, Wine, and Sustainable Futures

2009 - Ottawa Branch - Discovery Day at the Queen's University Biological Station

2008 - New York City Branch - Alfie's Style "Smoker"

2007 - Arizona Branch - Afternoon at the Desert Botanical Garden

2006 - Toronto Branch - Participation in the John Orr Dinner & Dance

2005 - Ottawa Branch - Participation in the Dragon Boat Festival

2004 - Victoria Branch - Alumni Picnic

Honourable mention also went to France Branch - for the "Queen's in Paris" Luncheon

2003 - Ottawa Branch - Garden Party at Kingsmere

2002 - Kingston Branch - Tri-University Dinner

2001 - Colorado Branch - Participation in the Colorado Highland Games Festival

2000 - Niagara Branch - September, 1999 "From Vine to Wine"

Honourable mention also went to Northern California ranch - for their "Day at the Races"