Student leadership awards 2024

Earning honours at the 2024 Student Leadership awards were Pungavi Linghan (l) and Megan Bruce.

FAS student, staff earn honours for leadership

Every year, Queen’s Student Affairs celebrates extraordinary contributions made by student leaders at Queen’s to support their peers, and local community members and initiatives.

The Student Recognition Awards honour student recipients – individuals or groups – of the Peer Leadership Award, the Indigenization, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Anti-Racism (I–EDIAA) Impact Award, and the Brian Yealland Community Leadership Award. Nominations are submitted by students, faculty, community members, and staff.

This year, Pungavi Linghan earned the Peer Leadership Award which is presented to Queen’s students, individuals or groups. Through their commitment, skill, dedication, and interest in helping others they exemplify excellence in peer-to-peer assistance and outreach.

Pungavi received The Principal's Commendation from Bader College for her exceptional contributions to the program and her peers during her first year in England. In Kingston, she has taken on multiple mentoring roles with the Student Experience Office and is involved in several clubs.

Also earning special recognition was Megan Bruce (Department Chemistry). She was awarded the Michael Condra Outstanding Student Service Award, presented to Queen’s faculty or staff who have shown a commitment to providing outstanding service to students, outside of a teaching role.

Megan provides comprehensive support as Research and Communications Coordinator of the Carbon to Metal Coating Institute, Program Manager of the CREATE program, and executive assistant to Dr. Cathleen Crudden. She is the first point of contact for many, providing guidance, connections, and referrals to meet the needs of students across the department.

This award was established upon the retirement of Dr. Condra to recognize and honour his contributions and impact during his 30 years at Queen’s. Dr. Condra was the long-time Director of what is now Student Wellness Services, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology whose tenure at Queen’s was marked by dedication to supporting student success and wellbeing.