Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

Distinguished Service Awards reception

Kingston, ON

Chancellor Murray Sinclair and Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane invite all to a reception at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts honouring the 2022 Distinguished Service Award recipients. 

Inaugurated by the University Council in 1974, this award recognizes individuals who have made the university a better place through their extraordinary contributions. The 2022 recipients of the Distinguished Service Award are a group of community members and leaders who have each made a lasting, positive impact upon Queen’s University. 

2022 Distinguished Service Award recipients 

Leslie Dal Cin 

Dal Cin, who retired earlier this year, was the first female executive director of Athletics and Recreation at Queen’s. She is a respected leader in the national post-secondary sports sector who spearheaded the redevelopment of all athletic facilities across campus. She was instrumental in the expansion of varsity and recreational programming and had a transformative impact on the health, well-being, and success of thousands of student athletes. 

Leslie Flynn, Artsci’78, Meds’87, MEd’15 

Dr. Flynn is the former Vice Dean (Education, Faculty of Health Sciences) and currently a professor, educator, researcher, mentor, and leader of the pursuit, improvement, and championing of education at all levels. She is dedicated to the fundamental transformation of medical education, and her accomplishments will impact students, faculty, and staff for years to come. 

Jim Leech, MBA’73 

Chancellor Emeritus Leech is a former trustee and chair of University Council who enthusiastically celebrated more than 40,000 graduates during convocation ceremonies. The generous philanthropist – who served as chancellor from 2014 to 2021 – has had a profound impact on the lives of countless students and enriched the university community with his dedicated service. 

Donald M. Raymond, Sc’84, PhD’98 

Board Chair Emeritus Raymond is a volunteer extraordinaire who is committed to principles of collegial governance. He fostered strong relationships with student leaders resulting in fundamental changes to responsible investment strategies, decarbonization, and climate action at the university. 

Dan Langham 

The director of Environmental Health and Safety at Queen’s since 1999 is a trusted adviser who has helped develop policies, programs, and services to promote a healthy and safe workplace and campus. He was instrumental in the university’s response to COVID-19 and provided guidance and leadership in navigating the complexities of safety during the global pandemic.  

Kimberly Woodhouse 

The former (and first female) Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Interim Vice-Principal (Research) is an innovator and leader of transformational change in engineering education. She is an advocate for cultivating the link between teaching, research, and industry, and is instrumental in the vision and realization of world-class research facilities at Queen’s. 

Join the celebration

The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts is fully accessible for all mobility types. In-person guests are encouraged to wear business attire. Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues and friends. Can't make it in person? Join the celebration virtually.

Event Details


The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
390 King Street West,
Kingston ON

$25 Queen's students
$40 general admission
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