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Brian Yealland Community Leadership Award

Named in honour of Brian Yealland, the Chaplain at Queen’s University for 32 years, the Brian Yealland Community Leadership Award will be presented annually to Queen’s students, individuals or groups,  who make a significant contribution to society by working with and encouraging youth who are experiencing social, behavioral, economic or other challenges by helping them realize their worth as individuals and their potential to achieve.

Nomination deadline: March 1, 2021

Download Nomination Form  

Save completed nomination form on your computer then send as an email attachment to: vpdean.sa@queensu.ca          

Eligibility:

  • Open to both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Recognition is for demonstrated leadership and initiative in a volunteer capacity
  • Must be associated with a campus or local community-based organization
  • Student must be in good standing with the University
  • Self nominations are not accepted

Selection Criteria:

A strong nomination will demonstrate:

  • Breadth of impact
  • Contributions above and beyond what would normally be expected
  • Length of contribution
  • Support for nomination

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee coordinated by the Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs. Recipients and nominators will be notified. 

A maximum of two awards conferred in March of each calendar year.

Recipients

2020 recipients: Christie Gray (Comm’21) and Shakira Brathwaite (MD’21)

L - R: Pedram Akbari (Shakira's nominator), Brian Yealland and Christie Gray


2019 recipients: Lindey Felske (MA’20) and Adrienne Fanjoy (JD’20)

2019 recipients Lindey Felske (MA’20) and Adrienne Fanjoy (JD’20)


2018 recipients: Emilio Frometa (Artsci’17, MIR’18) and Kennedy Everitt (Artsci'18)

2018 recipients: Emilio Frometa (Artsci’17, MIR’18) and Kennedy Everitt (Artsci'18)

 L-R: Emilio Frometa​, Brian Yealland and Kennedy Everitt​


2017 Recipients 

 L-R: Brian Yealland, Gabriel Jayakaran, Dr. Johanne Bénard, Associate Dean (Studies) in Student Services (FAS) and Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Alex Chase, Brian Yealland, Chintan Dave and Dr. Tony Sanfilippo, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medicine Program

1st photo L-R: Brian Yealland, Gabriel Jayakaran, Dr. Johanne Bénard, Associate Dean (Studies) in Student Services (FAS) and Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)

2nd photo L-R: Alex Chase, Brian Yealland, Chintan Dave and Dr. Tony Sanfilippo, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medicine Program


2016 Recipients
Brian Yealland, Brittany McBeath, Lydia Warren, Ann Tierney (Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs) 

From L-R: Brian Yealland, Brittany McBeath, Lydia Warren, Ann Tierney (Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs) 

2015 Recipients
2015 Recipients Katie Ahlin (left) and Katie Deakon (right)

2015 recipients Katie Ahlin and Katie Deakon at the presentation ceremony

2014 Recipients

Tian Lu, a 2014 recipient of the Brian Yealland Community Leadership Award holds her plaque.
Tian Lu at the presentation ceremony. Co-recipient Amanda Tracey was unable to attend.​