Sue Bates receiving 2019 Padre Laverty Award

Padre Laverty Award (Kingston Branch)

Inaugurated in 1967 as the Kingston Award, the Padre Laverty Award is presented biennially by the Kingston Branch of the Queen's University Alumni Association to a degree recipient, usually a resident of the Kingston area, for outstanding service to Queen's University or jointly to the Queen’s and Kingston communities.

In 1991, it was renamed to commemorate the long and distinguished service of the first University Chaplain, Padre A. Marshall Laverty. This award is presented biennially at the Kingston Branch Awards dinner hosted by the Kingston Branch of the QUAA.

Eligibility and Criteria:

  • The nominee has made a significant contribution to Queen’s University or jointly to Queen’s and the Kingston community.
  • The nominee is a Queen's degree recipient.
  • If a nominee is or was an employee of Queen’s, their outstanding service to Queen’s University and the Kingston community were not made as part of their normal duties as an employee.

Only complete nomination packages provided by the deadline will be considered. Nominations will be considered for 2 consecutive award cycles. Nominators must be graduates of Queen’s University, and, if their nomination is successful, they will normally deliver a tribute speech at the award dinner.

2019 Recipient

Sue Bates

The award is being presented for her outstanding Queen’s spirit channelled through her extensive and ongoing leadership and support of all things Queen’s.