Judith Brown receiving 2019 Jim Bennett Award

Jim Bennett Award (Kingston Branch)

Inaugurated in 1993 as the Kingston Award, this award is presented biennially by the Kingston Branch of the Queen's University Alumni Association to honour Kingstonians for outstanding achievements in careers, sport, the arts, or volunteer endeavours, contributing to the betterment of Queen’s or Kingston. Nominees do not necessarily need to be Queen’s graduates.

In 2000, it was renamed posthumously as The Jim Bennett Award to commemorate the distinguished and dedicated service of the late Dr. Jim Bennett to the University, to its students, and to the citizens of the greater Kingston community. This award is presented biennially at the Kingston Branch Awards dinner hosted by the Kingston Branch of the QUAA.

2019 Recipient

Judith Brown

  • Arts

The award is being presented for her role in advancing ethnic and racial inclusion and for being a long time champion for change in Kingston and at Queen’s.