Baillie Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching

Teachers receiving the Baillie Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching

Graduating undergraduate students: Did you have a teacher in high school who really helped you find your path to Queen's?

The Baillie Award for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching was established by Chancellor Emeritus A. Charles Baillie.

These awards give undergraduate students in their graduating year from Queen’s University the opportunity to honour educators in Canada who, during the student’s high school career, had a decisive and formative influence on the student, and set them on the course to post-secondary education and ultimately to their graduation from Queen's.

These awards recognize an exceptional high school teacher who has served as a role model and mentor to their students, instilled a love of learning, and inspired academic excellence and the pursuit of higher education. Up to five awards will be given annually.

Teacher-recipients will each receive $10,000 and are invited to their student-nominator’s convocation ceremony, however due to COVID-19, all in-person ceremonies are postponed. Once it is safe to do so, and dates for the ceremonies are identified, recipients will be invited to campus to be celebrated in-person. (Travel-related expenses for teacher-recipients, up to $1,500, may be reimbursed.)

Deadline for nominations for the 2021 Baillie Award: Monday, March 15, 2021 @ 8:30 am

  • To nominate a former teacher, download the nomination form (DOCX, 113KB), fill it out and send it in!
  • Completed nomination forms should be submitted via email to the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs at 
  • Recipients will be chosen by a selection committee. Students with successful nominations will be notified by email by mid-late April

Please note that you must be graduating from your first undergraduate degree. If you have any questions about the awards or the nomination process, please email  

Past recipients

2020 recipients

2019 recipients 

2018 recipients

2017 recipients

2016 recipients

2015 recipients

2014 recipients 

 2013 recipients

2012 recipients

2006-2012 recipients (PDF, 394 KB)