Student Awards

OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR

Student Awards

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Automatic Awards for Student Athletes

The following awards have been made available thanks to the generosity of Queen's donors.

Students currently registered at Queen's will be automatically considered for the following awards.

These awards will be administered in compliance with all U SPORTS (Canadian University Sports) and OUA (Ontario University Athletics) regulations.


1963 & 1964 Golden Gaels Football Team Award

Established in February 2019 by team members of the 1963 and 1964 Golden Gaels football teams. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of the Gaels interuniversity football team

1970 Women's Hockey Championship Athletic Award

Established in September 2017 by 1970's Women Hockey Championship Team and awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of the Gaels interuniversity women's hockey team.

Marco W. Alessio Memorial Men's Basketball Award

Established in July 2004 by the alumni and friends of Golden Gaels basketball and renamed in 2009 in memory of Marco William Alessio, a member of the Gaels Basketball team from 1986 to 1988. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of the Golden Gaels interuniversity Men's Basketball team.

John Armitage Rowing Athletic Award

Established in May 2018 by friends and family in honour of John Armitage. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of a Gaels interuniversity rowing team.

Margaret Pratt Berkeley Memorial Scholarship

Established in March 1980 by Dr. K.H Berkeley in memory of his wife, Margaret Pratt Berkeley. Awarded to a second- or third-year student in the School of Medicine on the basis of academic achievement and who is on the competition roster of a Golden Gaels interuniversity team.

Danny Brannagan Vanier Cup 2009 Award

Established in May 2010 by alumni and friends in honour of Danny Brannagan of Burlington, Ontario who was a BCom (Honours) student and captain, quarterback and leader of the 2009 National Championship Golden Gaels football team. Danny had an outstanding career as a five year starter for the Golden Gaels. Danny received many awards during his career and his quiet leadership on and off the field exhibited the best qualities that a student-athlete can possess. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of the Gaels interuniversity football team, with preference to students registered in the Smith School of Business.

Murray Buchanan Memorial Athletic Award

Established in June 2018 by Catherine Buchanan, B.A. (Hons) 1979, B.Ed. 1980 and her late husband, Murray Buchanan, B.A. (Hons) 1978, MBA 1980. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of a Gaels interuniversity athletic team. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Andrew Calder Men's Volleyball Athletic Award

Established in October 2019 by family and friends in memory of Andrew Calder, BCom 1999. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of the Gaels interuniversity men's volleyball team.  The award will be administered in compliance with all U SPORTS and OUA regulations.

Jason Capello Award

Established in October 2006 and revised in November 2014 by Jason Capello, B.Com. 1996, and awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in the Bachelor of Commerce program in the Smith School of Business who are on the competition roster of a Gaels interuniversity athletic team.

Mary and Jim Courtright Student Award

Established in 1982 by friends in honour of Mary and Jim Courtright on the occasion of Jim Courtright's retirement from Queen's University. Awarded to students in the second, third, or fourth year in any Faculty or School on the basis of involvement in student activities, with preference to the Track and Field team or the Queen's Debating Union. Preference will also be given to students who have attended school in the Province of Quebec prior to admission to Queen's University. If the recipient is a student-athlete on the Track and Field team then the award will be administered in compliance with all  U SPORTS and OUA regulations.

Murray Douglas Scholarship

Established by Murray Douglas, B.Com. '72, and Donna Douglas, Arts '73, to recognize the academic and athletic excellence of student-athletes at Queen's University. Awarded to second-, third-, or fourth-year students enrolled in any faculty or school who play on the Golden Gaels interuniversity men's hockey team.

Chipman Massey Drury Memorial Award

Established by friends, in memory of Chipman Massey Drury, Science '69. Awarded to a second-, third-, or fourth-year full-time student-athlete enrolled in an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, who has achieved a minimum GPA of 2.7 during the previous academic year, and who has demonstrated competence in either rugby or skiing at the interuniversity level.

Keith "Moon" Flanigan Athletic Financial Award

Established in January 2012 by alumni and friends in honour of Keith “Moon” Flanigan, B.A. 1950, who played defence with the Queen’s hockey team 1946-49 and was Captain the last two years. He returned to Queen’s to coach the men’s hockey team for seven years from 1956 until 1964. Keith went to Osgoode Law School 1949 to 1953 and practiced in Kingston from 1953 to 1970. His legal career then took him to Ottawa where he was ultimately appointed as Superior Court Judge in 1975 and served until 1994. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of the Men’s Varsity hockey team.  

Robert A. Ghent Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Robert A. Ghent, a scholarship will be awarded annually to recognize academic achievement by an undergraduate medical student who has represented Queen's University on an intercollegiate team with preference being shown for hockey and football.

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Golden Gaels Football Award

Established in January 2008 to recognize academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in a degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of the Golden Gaels Football interuniversity athletic team. Preference will be given to students, in the following order of priority, who at the time of admission, maintained a permanent residence in British Columbia; maintained a permanent residence in any of the other Western Canadian Provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba); or maintained a permanent residence in any other Canadian province.

Douglas Hargreaves Memorial Athletic Award

Established in June 2017 by family and friends in memory of Doug Hargreaves, B.A. 1960, LLD 2012. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of a Gaels interuniversity athletic team.

John A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship

Established in March 2013 in memory of John A. "Jack" Harvey (BSc Physics Honours, Sci '45), a Saskatoon native, accomplished Nuclear Physicist and Tricolour and Jenkins Trophy winner while at Queen's. In keeping with Jack Harvey's academic success and character, it is to be awarded on the basis of academic excellence to Canadian citizens or permanent residents in third or fourth year of an undergraduate Engineering Physics degree program in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy, in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. First preference will be given to student-athletes who are on the competition roster of a Gaels interuniversity athletic team and second preference will be given to students whose address at the time of admission was in Saskatchewan. Selection will be made by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Operations Committee (Scholarship) in consultation with the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy.

George M. Hood (Sci '43) Award

Established in February 2002 in memory of George M. Hood (B.Sc. 1943), by his son George N. Hood (Arts 1978, MPA 1981). Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of a Gaels interuniversity hockey team. Preference will be given to students in the Faculty of Applied Science. The award will be available to either male or female student-athletes in alternating years. If in a given year there is no recipient from the eligible applicants on the basis of gender then the award may be granted to a qualified applicant from the opposite gender.

Lou Jefferies Men's Hockey Award

Established in January 2008 and revised in September 2017 by friends in memory of Lou Jeffries, a proud supporter of Queen's University hockey. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of the Gaels interuniversity men's hockey team.

Christopher Leuchter Memorial Award

Established in May 2018 by Andrew Leuchter, B.Sc. 1985, in memory of his brother, Christopher Leuchter, B.Com. 1981. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in the Bachelor of Commerce program in the Smith School of Business and who are on the competition roster of a Gaels interuniversity athletic team.

T. Litzen Sports Ltd. Athletic Award

Established in October 2018 by T. Litzen Sports Ltd. and awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen"s University and who are on the competition roster of a Gaels interuniversity athletic team. The award will be administered in compliance with all U SPORTS and OUA regulations.

W. H. MacInnes Scholarship

Established by W.H. MacInnes, Arts '02, B.D. '05. Awarded to a student upon registration in the fourth year of an undergraduate program on the basis of outstanding academic achievement in the previous year, and athletic ability including the development of team spirit and fair play.

Michelle MacIsaac Athletic Award

Established in June 2018 by Hugh MacIsaac and awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of the Gaels interuniversity women's basketball or interuniversity women's hockey team.

Bob McCormack Athletic Financial Award

Established in November 2013 by Robert McCormack, M.D. 1979, and awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of an interuniversity athletic team. Preference will be given to students who at the time of admission maintained a permanent residence in British Columbia.

Bob McFarlane Golden Gaels Football Award

Established in January 2008 by Bob McFarlane, B.Com. 1983, to recognize academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in a degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of the Golden Gaels Football interuniversity athletic team. Preference will be given to students, in the following order of priority, who at the time of admission, maintained a permanent residence in British Columbia; maintained a permanent residence in any of the other Western Canadian Provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba); or maintained a permanent residence in any other Canadian province.

Established in February 2018 by Michael Navo, B.A. 2003, B.Sc. (Hons) 2005. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of the Gaels interuniversity men's football team.

Ontario Hockey Association Scholarship

Awarded to a Queen's student beyond second year on the basis of the candidate's academic qualifications and on the student's rating as a clean and effective hockey player.

Craig Petter Memorial Award

Established in August 1997 by classmates, friends, family, faculty and staff in memory of Craig Petter, a member of Commerce '97, who exemplified courage, compassion, and an indomitable spirit. Awarded to a fourth-year student in the Commerce program on the basis of academic achievement, general contribution to student life in the Smith School of Business and Queen's University, and who is on the competition roster of a Golden Gaels interuniversity team.

Nancy Potvin Memorial Award

Established in December 2008 by friends and family in memory of Nancy Potvin, B.A. (Hons) 1988, and awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition rosters of the Golden Gaels interuniversity track and field and/or cross-country teams.

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Charles Ambrose Poynton Memorial Award

Established by friends in memory of Charles Ambrose Poynton, B.Sc. 1921. Awarded annually to an eligible member of the intercollegiate football team entering the final year of any course leading to a degree, who by his leadership, academic record and athletic participation has exemplified the highest ideals of Queen's University. The recipient must be a student-athlete who has been a full-time student for at least two semesters in an academic year at Queen's University and be a student in good standing.

Bob Pritchard Rugby Award

Established in January 2016 by Bob Pritchard, B.Sc. 1964, and awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University who are on the competition roster of the Gaels interuniversity men's or women's rugby teams.

Queen's Athletic Excellence Awards

Established in March 2015 by Queen's Athletics and Recreation and awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of a Gaels interuniversity athletic team.

Rasmussen Athletic Award

Established in September 2018 by Donald Rasmussen, LLB 1965, and Kersti Rasmussen, B.A. 1964.  Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of a Gaels interuniversity football team.

Ted Reeve Memorial Award

Established by friends and associates of Ted Reeve, who was a football coach and a long time friend of Queen's. Awarded to upper-year students to recognize outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated qualities of courage, team loyalty and fair play on an intercollegiate team. Preference will be given to students who play on the Queen's Golden Gaels Football team. The maximum amount of each award will be according to OUA regulations and will adhere to all other OUA and U SPORT regulations for Athletics Awards. The recipients will be chosen by a Selection Committee, including representatives of former Queen's football players and two representatives appointed by the Senate Committee on Scholarships and Student Aid.

Jim Shearn Athletic Award

Established in May 2017 by friends and family in honour of Jim Shearn, B.Sc. 1959, LLB 1967, who was a dedicated volunteer and former defenceman and captain of the Gaels men's hockey athletic team. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of the Gaels inter-university men's hockey team.

Robert Shoniker Athletic Award

Established in March 2018 by Robert Shoniker, B.Com. 1969, MBA 1970. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of the Gaels interuniversity men's soccer team.

Laura Jane Sparks Athletic Award

Established in September 2018 by Barbara Di Nardo, B.A. 1991, B.Ed. 1993 in honour of her grandmother, Laura Jane Sparks. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University who are on the competition roster of the Gaels interuniversity women's rugby team. Preference will be given to upper year students.

Paul Stothart Memorial Award

Established in August 2013 by alumni and friends in memory of Paul Stothart, B.Sc.(Eng) 1980, MBA 1982, a member of the Queen's Golden Gaels hockey team (1978-82). Awarded on the basis of athletic excellence and academic achievement to an upper-year student athlete of any degree program at Queen's University and who is on the competition roster of the Men's Varsity hockey team. This award will be granted annually in conjunction with a trophy bearing Paul Stothart's name.

Sumner Women's Cross Country/Track Athletic Award

Established in July 2019 by Glen Sumner, BSc (Hons) 1988, MD 1990, and awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of the Gaels interuniversity women¿s cross country team or the Gaels interuniversity women¿s track team.  The award will be administered in compliance with all U SPORTS and OUA regulations.

Dr. Isaac Sutton Prize

Established in June 1984 by Dr. Harry C. Robinson, M.D. 1930, in honour of Dr. Isaac Sutton, who during his time at Queen's combined an outstanding athletic career with his study of medicine. Awarded to an upper year student in the School of Medicine on the basis of academic achievement and who is on the competition roster of a Golden Gaels interuniversity athletic team.

Erie Todd Award

Established by the Todd Family in memory of Miss Erie Todd, a sister of the late Royal M. Todd, to be presented at mid-year to the winner of the Royal Todd Memorial Trophy which is awarded annually to the 'Rookie of the Year' (top freshman player) on the Gaels football team. The bursary is to be credited against tuition fees.

John A. Watts Award

Established in November 2004 by a bequest from the estate of John A. Watts, B.Sc. 1949, to recognize academic achievement and athletic excellence at Queen's University. Awarded to second-, third-, or fourth-year full-time student athletes enrolled in any undergraduate program of studies and who are members of the Men's Golden Gaels interuniversity Track and Field Team.

Women's Gaels Athletic Awards

Established in April 2002 and revised in March 2015. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of a women's interuniversity athletic team.

Women's Ice Hockey Award

Established in November 2004 and revised in March 2015. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and athletic excellence to student-athletes in any degree program at Queen's University and who are on the competition roster of the women's interuniversity ice-hockey team.

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