Outstanding Student Leader Award

This award recognizes a current Queen’s student whose volunteerism and leadership has contributed in a positive way to one or more aspects of the Queen’s community in all its diversity and/or the broader Kingston community. This volunteer activity and leadership may include but is not limited to promotion of student and alumni connections. The student’s contribution(s) can be made in the year of nomination or over several years.

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

Award eligibility and criteria

Candidates should be:

  • A current student of Queen’s University in a recognized degree, diploma or certificate program
  • Recognized by their peers as someone who is an inspiration to the Queen’s student community in all its diversity

2022 Recipient

Aaryan Chaudhury

Aaryan Chaudhury

Aaryan’s tenure as a student has been defined by a profound commitment to the Queen’s community. Serving in numerous capacities as a student representative, Aaryan has been a leader on campus as events director of the Queen’s International Affairs Association, vice president and chief financial officer for the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society, and Queen’s Student Alumni Association President. Most recently, Aaryan has served as the government affairs manager at the Alma Mater Society for the 2021-22 academic year. Her efforts have made a significant contribution to Queen’s student experience.