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Distinguished Service Award recipients announced

This year’s recipients of the Distinguished Service Awards are a group of faculty and staff members who have made a lasting impact throughout their outstanding careers at Queen’s University.

The 2019 recipients of the Distinguished Service Awards are:

Sue Blake: Queen’s alumna, dedicated staff member since 1975, current Assistant Dean (Studies) in the Faculty of Arts and Science, and tireless advocate for students.

Yolande Chan: Multifaceted Smith School of Business Professor and Associate Dean (Research, PhD and MSc Programs), distinguished researcher, and champion of equity, diversity, and inclusion at the university.

Merv Daub: Queen’s alumnus, former Trustee and University Councillor, dedicated football coach, historian and Gaels expert, and Professor Emeritus in the Smith School of Business.

Tom Harris: Queen’s alumnus, dedicated educator and senior administrator, oversaw the most successful fundraising campaign in Queen’s history.

Janean Sergeant: Queen’s alumna, retired Manager of High Performance Sport Operations with 38 years of service at the university, influential leader in provincial and national interuniversity sport, and devoted to student-athlete success.

Chris Tabor: Long-serving Manager of the Queen’s Campus Bookstore, committed to providing accessible and cost-effective course materials to students, innovator and leader within the bookstore industry.

The Distinguished Service Awards will be presented at a special evening reception on Friday, Nov. 1. Ticket information will be available in late summer.

Inaugurated by the Executive Committee of the University Council in 1974, the Distinguished Service Award recognizes individuals who have made the university a better place through their exemplary service and extraordinary contributions. The University Council was established by statute in 1874. It is one of the three governing bodies of the university and all elective members are elected by and from Queen’s alumni. The University Council serves as both an advisory and an ambassadorial body to the university as a whole and is responsible for the election of the chancellor.

Questions about the Distinguished Service Awards can be directed to the University Secretariat at ucouncil@queensu.ca or 613-533-6095.