Alumni Achievement Award

The Alumni Achievement Award is the highest honour presented by the Queen’s University Alumni Association. Each year, the award is presented to an alumnus/alumna who has demonstrated the values of Queen’s University through significant lifetime contributions to one or more of the following: the arts or sciences; public service; leadership in business, industry, or a profession; community, charitable, or volunteer work.

Award Eligibility & Criteria

Candidates should be:

  • A Queen’s alumnus/alumna
  • Someone who has accomplished a lifetime of contributions and achievement in one or more of the following: the arts or sciences; public service; leadership in business, industry, or a profession; community, charitable, or volunteer work
  • A contributor to society on a regional, national or international level
  • Recognized within her/his community or field as a leader
  • An inspiration to the Queen’s community

2020 Recipient

Hugh Christie

Hugh Christie

Hugh Christie is being recognized for his lifetime contributions to the legal profession and helping to raise the profile of labour and employment law in Canada. Despite his busy role as the managing partner of Ogletree Deakins in Toronto, he prioritizes mentoring young lawyers, giving back to the community, supporting Queen’s, and volunteering for organizations such as the George Hull Center for Children and Families Foundation.

Hugh is the co-chair of Queen's Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace, (CLCW) where his leadership in the Advisory Committee has played an instrumental role in its success. The first of its kind in Canada, CLCW brings together leading academics, policy makers, and lawyers from across the country to address pressing issues in workplace law.