Winning the Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award is the most prestigious recognition a Queen’s student can receive for non-academic contributions to the University.
“This is really the award that says that someone has made a difference on campus and as a community leader,” says Queen’s Rector Nick Day.
The award is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and more than one student can win the award each year. Winners receive their awards at convocation, and their names are engraved on a plaque that is displayed in the JDUC.
Students are encouraged to nominate one of their deserving peers for the award, and collect letters of support on the nominee’s behalf. This year, Mr. Day will chair the 16-member selection committee, which includes representatives from every university faculty.
The Tricolour Award and induction into the Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Society is the highest tribute that can be paid to a student for valuable and distinguished service to the University in non-athletic, extra-curricular activities. Such service may have been confined to a single field, or it may have taken the form of a significant contribution over a wide range of activities.
The award, which has been handed out since 1939, is now named after Dr. Agnes Benidickson, who was Chancellor of Queen’s from 1980 until 1996.
For more information on the Tricolour Award or to download the nomination package visit the rector’s website.
Release source: Queen’s University News Centre