More than 500 members of the Queen's community have been inducted into the prestigious Tricolour Society. Students are selected for their distinguished service to the university in non-athletic, extra-curricular activities, with the three tenets being service, leadership, and character. Some recipients include Chancellor Emeritus David Dodge, Andrew Pipe, Ahmed Kayssi, Tuba Chishti, Innes Van Nostrand, Michael McNair, Michele Romanow, and the Right Honourable John Matheson.
Agnes Benedickson Tricolour Society Members
Laura Devenny, ArtSci’23
Laura is a fifth year Political Studies student who has served students in her various roles within the Alma Mater Society including Chief Electoral Officer, Secretary of Internal Affairs, and most recently as Chair of the Board of Directors. Throughout her experience with the AMS, Laura aimed to create a more accessible and engaging student government through policy, elections, and assembly, with compassionate and inclusive leadership.
Samara Lijiam, ArtSci’23
Samara is a fifth year Political Studies student who is passionate about equity and social change. While on campus her involvement has included the Queen's Student Alumni Association (QSAA), the Social Issues Commission, the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS), and the Queen's Black Academic Society.
Jane Mao, ArtSci’21, MEd’23
Jane is a Master of Education candidate dedicated to creating spaces of joy for marginalized students to thrive. As the founder of the Gender Affirming Assistance Project (GAAP), Equity Commissioner with the Society for Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS), co-chair of the Social Healing and Reconciliatory Education (SHARE) research cluster, and more, the common thread between Jane’s personal and professional work is passion for direct action, mutual aid, and compassion.
Nishana Ramsawak, PhD’24
Nishana is a fourth year PhD Civil Engineering student researching factors affecting water quality degradation in a drinking water distribution systems. During her time at Queen’s, she has contributed to the enhancement of EDI on campus as one of the first Graduate Inclusivity Fellows and as an Instructor for Black Youth in STEM where she helps to create a safe space for BIPOC kids in grades one through nine to learn more about STEM. She also started a charity drive called "Helping Handbags, Kingston" which provided feminine and essential items for women (sanitary napkins, mittens, shampoo, conditioners, lotion, etc.) to vulnerable homes in Kingston.
Ishita Aggarwal, Meds'23
Ishita Aggarwal is a third-year medical student working to further Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity priorities in education, health care, and social services. She served as the first-ever Director of Sexual Health of BIPOC Women’s Health Network, an organization improving the health experiences of BIPOC women across Canada. Ishita also founded Mom’s the Word, a non-profit working to eliminate health illiteracy, maternal poverty, and infant morbidity.
Morgan Lehtinen, Artsci’16, PhD'22
Morgan Lehtinen is a PhD candidate in chemistry and is a passionate cleantech entrepreneur. Selected by NEXT Canada as one of the country’s most talented young entrepreneurs, Morgan founded Micellotech, which combats global water scarcity. Elected as president of the Queen’s Graduate Chemistry Society (QGCS), Morgan was a founding committee member of QC-IDEAS (Queen’s Chemistry – Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Awareness Society).
Max Moloney, Artsci’20, MSc'22
Max Moloney is a Loran Scholar and recipient of the Chancellor’s Scholarship. Max’s community commitments include working to end food insecurity on campus. Drawing on his experience as a volunteer with Good Times Diner Soup Kitchen and as manager of the Alma Mater Society (AMS) Food Bank, Max penned a COVID-19 reopening proposal for the AMS Food Bank, which was used as a guide for opening other services on campus. A member of the Queen’s Varsity Football Team, Max was named a U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian, and serves as a reservist and second lieutenant in The Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment.
Alyth Roos is a compassionate leader who has served in a variety of roles as part of the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS), most recently as president, where she spearheaded efforts to implement the ASUS130 vision. Fluent in English, French, and Spanish, Alyth dedicated her time as ASUS president to making Queen’s a more inclusive, accessible, and safe campus through a variety of initiatives while also navigating the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jodi Basch, Con.Ed.’16, PhD’22
Shoshannah Bennett-Dwara, Artsci’21
Catherine Haba, Artsci’21
Nicole Osayande, Cmp’21
Michaela Patterson, NSc’21
Kelly Weiling Zou, Com’21
Beatrice Hur, Artsci'20
Jared den Otter, Artsci'20
Chayce Perkins, Artsci'20
Liam Tharp, Sc'19
Zachary Baum (Comp'17, MSc'19)
A transformative leader who has worked tirelessly to put Queen’s School of Computing on the map, Zac has been key in recruiting students to Queen’s while simultaneously strengthening the programming they will be met with upon their arrival on campus.
A role model in the truest sense of the word, Erika has addressed the topics of consent and mental health by taking an educational and preventative approach. Using an intersectional mindset, Erika has been a part of various initiatives that make both main campus and The Bader International Study Centre safer and more inclusive places.
A true servant in his commitment to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Benji has been involved broadly and deeply in shaping the extra-curricular and academic experiences of his fellow students. From the Engineering Advisory Board, to Alumni Relations Committee, to the Board of Directors for the Campus Bookstore at Queen’s, Benji has explored unique ways of making his mark on the community.
Olivia Rondeau (Ed'19)
A passionate champion of education in her time at Queen’s, Olivia has become deeply connected with Indigenous communities and has gone above and beyond her capacity as a teacher candidate. Developing and publicizing classroom resources on indigeneity, Olivia is committed to sharing her knowledge with all teachers.
Ampai Thammachack (Artsci'20)
A humble and resilient leader, Ampai has made an undeniable impact on marginalized communities and mental health at Queen’s and beyond. Through her charities Step Above Stigma and Glass Slipper, Ampai has raised awareness and funding that is transformative.
|Hana Chowdhury (Com'18)
Emilio Frometa (MIR'18)
Max Garcia (Cmp'17)
Asha Gordon (Artsci'18)
Adam Grotsky (Artsci'16, Law'19)
Alexandra Palmeri (NSc'18)
Mike Blair (Sc'17)
Mr. Blair served on the Alma Mater Society Board of Directors and volunteered with Queen’s First Aid and was a Queen’s 175th Anniversary Coordinator.
Claire Gummo (Artsci'17)
Ms. Gummo championed conversations, wrote policy, created educational programs to address sexual violence at Queen’s, and has been selected as a 2017 Rhodes Scholar.
Tara McDonald (Artsci'17)
Ms. McDonald created the Queen’s Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign for mental health. She is a leader who empowers others and never gives up when advocating for equity and social change.
Lauren Winkler (Artsci'17)
Ms. Winkler worked to bring together the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities at Queen’s by collaborating on the very first Queen’s Native Students Association Indigenous Conference.
Mike Young (Artsci'16)
Mr. Young, Queen’s former rector, worked tirelessly to create an inclusive community by addressing issues surrounding mental health, sexual violence, and gender/sexual diversity.
Michael Coleman, (JD '17)
Michael was honoured for being a tireless champion for equity and diversity both inside the Faculty of Law and in the Kingston community. He was a prison inmate tutor, co-president for the Black Law Students Association and served as a student advisor for the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) and co-commissioner of Queen’s Law Equity and Diversity.
Thompson was chair of the AMS Judicial Committee, served as Vice President of SGPS, and spent several years with Queen’s Legal Aid.
Graydon was involved with the School of Medicine student government for four years. He coordinated the School of Medicine Orientation Week, worked on the Medical Variety Night and worked on curriculum development within the School of Medicine.
Jennifer was actively involved with the Alma Mater Society and helped expand Orientation week. One accomplishment she is proud is creating Majors Night where first-year Arts and Science students meet and get advice from upper-year students.
Catherine Wright (Artsci '15, MIR '16)
Catherine was the AMS Municipal Affairs Commissioner and helped establish the “University District” street signs. The area was previously referred to as the “student ghetto” but Catherine wanted to promote a more positive image and foster better relations between students and the community.
|Conrad Behrman, (Sci '15)
Tuba Chishti (Artsci '15)
Sebastian Gorlewski (Artsci '15)
Ian Moore (MPA '14, JD '16)
Eric Rapos (BCmpH '10, MSc '12, PhD '16)
Troy Sherman (Artsci '14)
Kevin Wiener (JD '15)
|Mark Asfar (Artsci '14)
Isabelle Duchaine (Artsci '14)
Digvijay Mehra (Artsci '14)
Jessica Searle (Nursing '14')
Naheed Yaqubian (JD '14)
|Ben Frid (Meds '15)
Caileigh Simpson (PHE '13)
Chi Yan Lam (Artsci '08, BScH '09, MEd '11, PhD '15)
Jeffrey McCarthy (Con-Ed '12)
Kieran Slobodin (Artsci '12)
Naomi Rosenfeld (Artsci '13)
Rico Garcia (Artsci '13)
Sean Robinson (Artsci '13)
|Erin Smith (JD/MBA '12)|
|Kavita Bissoondial (Artsci '12)
|2009-2010||Christina Clare (Artsci '10)
Paula Mosbrucker (Sci '07, Artsci'08, Msc '10)
Patrick Welsh (Artsci '06, MA '07, Law '10)
|2008-2009||Michael Koichopolos (Commerce '09)
Aaron Myran (ArtSci '09)
Eveline Traxler (Nursing '10)
Allison Williams (ArtSci '09)
|2007-2008||Christopher DeLuca (Ph.D. '10)
Alexandra Harris (Nursing '08)
Ryan Marien (Sci '08)
Adam Say (Artsci '08)
|2006-2007||Michele Romanow (Sci '07)|
|2005-2006||Jennifer Holub (Arts '06)
Ahmed Kayssi (Sci '03, Arts '03, M.Sc. '06, Meds '09)
David Thomas (Ph.D. '06)
|Michelle Bourboniere (Con-Ed '05)
Brandt Blimkie (M.A. '05)
Mike Jones (Arts '05)
|2003-2004||Grant Bishop (Sci' 03 +1/2)
Wesley Fok (Arts '04)
Kym Shumsky (MPA '04)
|2002-2003||Mike McNair (Arts '03)
Ryan Sim (Sci '03)
Omar Mawjee (Arts '05)
|Hannah Varto (Arts '02)
Bindu Dhaliwal (Law '02)
Micah Melnyk (Sci '02 +1/2)
|2000-2001||Dave Contant (Arts '01)
Kathleen Cowick (Law '01)
Lisa Stevenson (Law '02)
Ryan Taylor (Arts '00)
|1998-1999||George Kim (Arts '99)
Jeff Coull (Arts '99)
Nicole Evans (Arts'98)
Melissa Kluger (Arts'98)
|1996-1997||Maureen Brioux-Jollymore (Law '97)
Sally Campbell (Arts '97)
Justine Amaro (Sci / PHE '97)
Jamison Steeve (Con-Ed '97)
|1995-1996||Vanessa Timmer (Arts '96)
Michael Woo (Meds '96)
Jenn Steeves (Arts '94)
|1986-1887||Innes Van Nostrand
Mary Ann Higgs
Kevin van Koughnett
Robert de Pencier
Gelindo de Re
JT "Doc" Morgan
|1944-1945||Bill Cornett I