Distinguished Visitor and QUAA Award Winner
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Law’66 and Governor General of Canada, presented the inaugural Principal’s Distinguished Visitor Lecture on October 13, 2012.
Reflecting on his time as a student and later a professor at Queen’s, His Excellency recognized Queen’s commitment to its people as a defining characteristic: “In its focus on people—on the learning and well-being of individual students—this university has distinguished itself. Of course, work remains to be done, but a basic concern for student success lies at the heart of what goes on here.”
The Governor General also received the Alumni Achievement Award from the Queen’s University Alumni Association, a prestigious award that recognizes a graduate who has demonstrated the high ideals imparted by a Queen’s education.