One to Watch Award

Presented annually to a recent alumnus/alumna (who graduated less than 10 years ago) from either an undergraduate or graduate program who is making significant contributions in their field of endeavour, setting an example for future Queen’s alumni to follow.

Award Eligibility & Criteria

Candidates should be:

  • A Queen’s alumnus/alumna who graduated less than 10 years ago
  • Someone who has accomplished early success in one or more fields of endeavor which augurs well for future leadership and accomplishment
  • An inspiration to the Queen’s community

2020 Recipient

Idrees Ali

Idrees Ali

Since graduating from Queen’s, journalist Idrees Ali has shed light on pressing national security, foreign policy, and humanitarian challenges around the globe. He has reported on issues such as death threats faced by journalists in Pakistan, which earned front page coverage in the Washington Post. Ali is currently the national security correspondent covering the Pentagon at the Reuters News Agency in Washington, D.C., and has demonstrated persistence in holding government officials to account. His work in journalism is a true inspiration to the Queen’s community.