Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenization Alumni Award

The Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenization (EDII) Alumni Award recognizes a Queen's alumni who has made a significant and ongoing contribution through mentorship, advocacy, or guidance to either an individual or group and advances Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigenization at Queen's, and beyond.

In 2022, the Queen's University Alumni Association (QUAA) renamed and adjusted the criteria for this award from the previous Alumni Mentorship Award. The QUAA respectfully acknowledges the past recipients of the Alumni Mentorship Award and looks forward to celebrating recipients under the new terms.

Award eligibility and criteria

Candidates should be:

  • A Queen's alumnus/alumna
  • Committed to, and demonstrated, positive leadership attributes in guiding an individual or group
  • Someone who has made a significant and beneficial impact in the lives of others through active involvement in initiatives and programs that support the advancement of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenization
  • An individual who has accomplished this service in either a professional or volunteer capacity (preference given to any contribution to Queen's)
  • Preference given to alumni with lived experiences as members of equity-deserving groups
  • Preference given to alumni whose efforts support intersectionality

2023 Recipient

Victoria Loh

Victoria Loh

As a student, Victoria Loh served as the Law Students’ Society president, co-editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, New Queen’s Counsel, and winner of the Gavel Award for contributions to student affairs in Queen’s Law. Since 2004, Victoria has practiced family law, criminal law, residential real estate law, and estate law and has appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Ontario, and the Ontario Court of Appeal.  

During the pandemic, Victoria created free, continuing professional development videos for new lawyers, evolving into a popular and supportive virtual mentorship and networking group called “The Loh Down”.