Initiative of the Year Award

This award is presented to recognize an initiative that most contributes to the mission of the QUAA.

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

2020 Recipient

Queen’s Black Alumni Chapter (QBAC): Homecoming Launch Event

Queen’s Black Alumni Chapter

QBAC’s Homecoming Launch event helped to foster meaningful ties within the Queen’s Black community and build connections between the black community and QUAA. Since the launch event, there has been an increase in the representation and participation of black alumni in QUAA programs and events, such as the 2019 Alumni Volunteer Summit.