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Leading the way...

Leading the way...

[photo of Erin Lee, Sc'19, one of Queen's 2016-17 Academic All-Stars]
Michael P. Hall

Leading the way...

In November, Erin Lee, Sc’19 (Mechanical Engineering), was one of 360 varsity student-athletes recognized as Queen’s academic All-Stars.

Academic All-Stars earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average over the past;academic year while competing in their varsityclub or team.

Erin was also named one of four recipients of the Nixon Academic Leadership Award, given to athletes who exemplify achievement in academics, community service, and fair play in their sport. The awards are named in honour of Gord and Janet Nixon, two extraordinary benefactors to Queen’s Athletics & Recreation.

2016-17 Nixon Academic Leadership Awards

Erin Lee (Swimming)
Sam Dobbin (Triathlon)
Emily Gervais (Hockey)
Ejaz Causer (Football)

Erin holds a number of Gaels swimming records, both individual and relay.Swimming, she says, is a great “de-stresser,” giving her balance between her studies and work. (She works part-time in the biomechanics lab of Dr. Michael Rainbow.) Erin hopes to go on to do graduate work in biomechanics.

...and making a splash

[photo of Erin and Stephen Lee]
Michael P. Hall


Erin isn’t the only swimmer in the family, though. Her brother Steven, Sc’18(MathematicalEngineering), also holds a number of Gaels swimming records. Like his sister, he serves on the Varsity Leadership Council, which focuses on community outreach and leadership development. Steven plans a career as an actuary after graduation.

Erin and Steven’s parents, Hui, MD’90,and Anne (Fogerty) Lee, MD’89, were also on the Queen’s swimming team. In fact, that’s how they met!

[cover graphic of Queen's Alumni Review, issue 1-2018]