Student Recognition Awards

Nominations for the 2021-22 Student Recognition Awards are now closed. Thank you to all our nominators!

Every year, Queen’s Student Affairs celebrates extraordinary contributions made by student leaders at Queen’s to support their peers, and local community members and initiatives.

The Student Recognition Awards honour student recipients – individuals or groups - of the Peer Leadership Award, the Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, Indigenization (EDII) Impact Award, and the Brian Yealland Community Leadership Award. Nominations are submitted by students, faculty, and staff.

If you have any questions about the awards or the nomination process, please email studentaffairs@queensu.ca 

 

Peer Leadership Award

The Peer Leadership Award will be presented annually to Queen’s students, individuals or groups, who through their commitment, skill, dedication and interest in helping others have exemplified excellence in peer-to-peer assistance and outreach.

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

  • Open to both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Recognition is for demonstrated leadership in peer assistance and outreach
  • Must be employed/associated with a Queen’s University program or service
  • Nominee must be in good standing with the University to be considered for this award
  • Self-nominations are not accepted

A strong nomination will demonstrate:

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

Congratulations 2021-22 recipients - Landon Montag (BScH’20, MSc’22) and Erin Lee (PhD’24)!

Left: Landon Montag

Right: Erin Lee

2020-21 recipients: Miriam John (BAH'22, Biology) and Rohit Shukla (PhD'22, Civil Engineering)

1st photo: Miriam John (right) with Nominator Mariam Atnasious (left)

2nd photo: Rohit Shukla


2019-20 recipients: Brielle Thorsen (Sc’20) and Step Above Stigma

L - R: Provost and VP (Academic) Mark Green, Melanie Howard (nominator), Brielle and Dean FEAS Kevin Deluzio


2018-19 recipients: Meghann Grenier (Sc’19) and Taylor Bluhm (NSc’19)   

2019 recipients Meghann Grenier (Sc’19) and Taylor Bluhm (NSc’19)


2017-18 Recipients: Atul Jaiswal (PhD candidate, RHBS), Jennifer Williams (Artsci’16, MSc'18) and Sexual Violence Bystander Intervention Trainers

Atul Jaiswal (PhD candidate, RHBS)Jennifer Williams (Artsci’16, MSc'18)Sexual Violence Bystander Intervention Trainers

1st photo: Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, Ann Tierney and Atil Jaiswal

​2nd photo: Ann Tierney and Jenny Williams

3rd: Sexual Violence Bystander Intervention Trainers with Assistant Dean, Student Life and Learning, Corinna Fitzgerald and VP and Dean of Student Affairs, Ann Tierney


2016-17 Recipients: Anna Geladi (MPL ’18) and Joyce Leung (B.Ed. ’18)

Ann Geladi, Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Dr. Johanne Bénard, Associate Dean (Studies) in Student Services (FAS), Joyce Leung and Dr. Rebecca Luce-Kapler, Dean of the Faculty of Education

1st photo L-R: Ann Geladi, Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)

2nd photo L-R: Dr. Johanne Bénard, Associate Dean (Studies) in Student Services (FAS), Joyce Leung and Dr. Rebecca Luce-Kapler, Dean of the Faculty of Education


2015-16 Recipients 

Christina Lamparter, Jeremy Gooden and Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, Ann Tierney

From L-R: Christina Lamparter, Jeremy Gooden and Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, Ann Tierney
Congratulations Christina & Jeremy! 

2014-15 Recipients

Kaylee Clark and Emma Dargie!

Emma Dargie 2015 Recipient of the Peer Leadership Award

Emma Dargie 2014-15 Recipient of the Peer Leadership Award


2013-14 Recipients

2014 Peer Leadership Award recipients Sean Doherty and Roopa Suppriah hold their plaque
2013-14 recipients Sean Doherty and Roopa Suppiah at the awards ceremony, March 2014.

Sean Doherty and Roopa Suppiah

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.   

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

  • 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

A strong nomination will demonstrate:

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

Congratulations 2021-22 recipients - Bags of Promise!
 
 
Executive: Celina Lovisotto (ArtSci’24), Megan Stellato (ArtSci’23), Makena Sceeles (ArtSci’24), Bridgett Chau (ArtSci’24)
Service Pillar: Kate Dickie (Comm’24), Patricia Roussel (ArtSci’24), Kyran Sachdeva (ArtSci’25), Lauren Pattison (ArtSci’24)
Advocacy Pillar: Erin Mlynaryk (ArtSci’24)
Education Pillar: Zaynab Karimjee (ArtSci’24), Mehak Khangura (ArtSci’25)
Branding/Marketing and Finance: Isabelle Ettinger (Comm’25), Sophie Omoumi (Comm’24)
 
2020-21 recipient: Claire Michelle Wright (BScH'21)
 
 
Claire Michelle Wright

2019-20 recipients: Christie Gray (Comm’21) and Shakira Brathwaite (MD’21)

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


2018-19 recipients: Lindey Felske (MA’20) and Adrienne Fanjoy (JD’20)

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


2017-18 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​


2016-17 Recipients 

"L-R: Brian Yealland, Gabriel Jayakaran, Dr. Johanne Bénard, and Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon"

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


2015-16 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) 

2014-15 Recipients
2015 Recipients Katie Ahlin (left) and Katie Deakon (right)

2014-15 recipients Katie Ahlin and Katie Deakon at the presentation ceremony

2013-14 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.​

Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, Indigeneity Impact Award

The Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, Indigeneity Impact Award will be presented annually to Queen’s students, individuals and groups, who have shown their commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, inclusivity and Indigeneity. Up to two awards will be granted annually to students (individuals or groups) who have contributed to making Queen’s a more inclusive campus. The recipients will demonstrate contributions to furthering an understanding of the interplay and intersections among different identities on campus and their work will show that diversity strengthens the Queen’s community.

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

  • Open to both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Recognition is for demonstrated involvement in, and commitment to, social justice causes that impact the Queen’s community on a broad or small scale
  • Nominees can be associated with any Queen’s program, department, club, organization, or student-led initiative, or a community partner/organization
  • Self-nominations are not accepted

A strong nomination will demonstrate:

  • Impact on the Queen’s community
  • Commitment to the principles of EDII in both co-curricular/extra-curricular involvement and personal development
  • Support for nomination

Congratulations 2021-22 recipients - Victoria Yu (BScH’22, BEd'23) and Caroline Kim (BASc'22)!
 
 
Left: Victoria Yu 
 
Right: Caroline Kim

2020-21 recipients: Biology Graduate Students and Ishita Aggarwal (MD'23)

1st photo Biology Graduate Students: L-R: Monica Garvie (PhD'23), Harshavardhan Thyagarajan (PhD’23), Kristen Hayward (MSc’21), Hana Thompson (MSc’22), Samantha Gene (PhD’23), Riley Gridzak (PhD'24), Regan Cross (PhD'23), Nell Libera (PhD'22)

2nd photo Ishita Aggarwal


2019-20 Recipients: Miriam John (ArtSci’21) and The Queen’s American Sign Language Club


2018-19 RecipientsRebecca Gordon (Ed’19) and The Executive of the African and Caribbean Students’ Association (ACSA)

Rebecca Gordon (Ed’19) and The Executive of the African and Caribbean Students’ Association (ACSA)


2017-18 Recipients: Aniqa Mazumder (Artsci'18) and Xin Sun (Artsci’18)

Aniqa Mazumder (Artsci'18) and Xin Sun (Artsci’18)