About QSAA

Queen's Student Alumni Association (QSAA) is made up of a diverse group of individuals, from all faculties that work to deliver a series of events and initiatives that enriches the student to alumni experience.

QSAA mission

Queen's Student Alumni Association (QSAA) is a student-run organization that prepares Queen’s students for success by connecting them to their futures as engaged Queen's alumni. QSAA’s events offer students opportunities to hear, network, and connect with Queen’s alumni, and provide them with outside-the-classroom skill development.

Founded in 1986, STAR (The Queen’s Student Team on Alumni Relations), was the first student-run organization that promoted student-alumni engagement at Queen’s. In September of 2008, STAR was restructured as the Queen’s Student Alumni Association (QSAA) to better transition students into members of the Queen’s University Alumni Association (QUAA).

Working out of Summerhill, our volunteer student ambassadors work alongside the Department of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving and the Queen's University Alumni Association (QUAA) Board.

The QSAA Volunteer of Distinction Award was introduced in 2009 to honour outstanding volunteers of the Queen's Student Alumni Association. Award recipients are honoured at the prestigious annual Queen's University Alumni Association Alumni Awards Gala.

Congratulations to the 2022 Award Recipient

Danielle Charland, Artsci'22, has been a QSAA volunteer for three years, and the Director of Volunteers (Human Resources) in this, her final year. A selfless team player, Danielle’s leadership in the recruitment, hiring, and training of the QSAA volunteer team this year was outstanding, and key to the overall success of the programming during the year.

Her major project delivery focused on a new career-based resource in partnership with Career Services - The Alumni Roadmap. Throughout the duration of the project, she has demonstrated professionalism and openness for feedback with all she works with.

Also an active member for Queen’s Cares, and the Queen’s Chapter of Medecins Sans Frontiéres, her involvement with these groups on top of her academic schedule, studying Life Sciences, demonstrates her commitment, vision, and passion for sustainable health and wellbeing for her community and beyond.

See past recipients of the QSAA Volunteer of Distinction Award