The Barbara Palk Award

The Barbara Palk Award was established by Queen’s University in honour of Barbara Palk, Arts’73, to recognize her long-standing commitment to Queen’s University and her faithful service to the Board of Trustees (2002-2016) and the Queen’s Initiative Campaign Cabinet (2009-2016).

Honouree Story:

Barbara Palk, Arts’73, retired from TD Asset Management as President, with three decades of institutional investment management experience. In addition to serving as Chair of the Board of Trustees at Queen’s, she serves on the boards of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Crombie REIT, First National Financial and TD Asset Management USA Funds Inc. Previously, Barb served on the boards of the Canadian Coalition of Good Governance, the Investment Counselling Association of Canada, the Shaw Festival, the Perimeter Institute, Greenwood College School and Unicef Canada. She is a recipient of the Ontario Volunteer Award and the Queen's Jubilee Medal and has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women.

Fund Description:

Established in March 2016 in honour of Barbara Palk, Arts’73, to recognize her long-standing commitment to Queen’s University and her faithful service to the Board of Trustees (2002-2016) and the Queen’s Initiative Campaign Cabinet (2009-2016). Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, proven leadership skills, and involvement in school or community activities to students in any year of any Faculty or School at Queen's University. Preference will be given to students enrolled in an Honours Plan in Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Science.