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  • Principal Daniel Woolf, left, and Chancellor Jim Leech, right, helped recognize Distinguished Service Award recipients Judith Brown, Irène Bujara, Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill), Albert Clark and Terry Krupa, at the University Council Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 4.
    Principal Daniel Woolf, left, and Chancellor Jim Leech, right, helped recognize Distinguished Service Award recipients Judith Brown, Irène Bujara, Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill), Albert Clark and Terry Krupa, at the University Council Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 4.
  • A table was set up so that attendees could send notes to Professor Emeritus and former director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning Hok-Lin Leung, one of the six recipients of the Distinguished Service Award.
    A table was set up so that attendees could send notes to Professor Emeritus and former director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning Hok-Lin Leung, one of the six recipients of the Distinguished Service Award.
  • Distinguished Service Award recipient Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill), the inaugural director of Indigenous Initiatives, listens to one of the speeches during the University Council Dinner held at Ban Righ Hall on Saturday, Nov. 4.
    Distinguished Service Award recipient Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill), the inaugural director of Indigenous Initiatives, listens to one of the speeches during the University Council Dinner held at Ban Righ Hall on Saturday, Nov. 4.
  • Principal Daniel Woolf speaks with Queen’s donor Bob Burnside (Sc’56), who received the Distinguished Service Award in 1998, at the University Council Dinner hosted at Ban Righ Hall on Saturday, Nov. 4.
    Principal Daniel Woolf speaks with Queen’s donor Bob Burnside (Sc’56), who received the Distinguished Service Award in 1998, at the University Council Dinner hosted at Ban Righ Hall on Saturday, Nov. 4.
  • Distinguished Service Award recipient Terry Krupa speaks with other attendees at the annual University Council Dinner at Ban Righ Hall.
    Distinguished Service Award recipient Terry Krupa speaks with other attendees at the annual University Council Dinner at Ban Righ Hall.

This year’s recipients of the Distinguished Service Award were recognized during the annual University Council Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Inaugurated by University Council in 1974, the award recognizes individuals who have made the university a better place through their extraordinary contributions.

This year’s winners are:

  • Judith Brown: Queen’s alumna and long-time staff member in the Office of Advancement, recently-retired associate vice-principal and executive director of alumni relations and annual giving, and relationship manager for Alfred and Isabel Bader.
  • Irène Bujara: Current university advisor on equity and human rights, with responsibilities for compliance related to the Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and Federal Contractor’s Program and a Queen’s staff member since 1992. 
  • Albert Clark: Professor emeritus and former associate dean (Research) in medicine and health sciences, and founder and current chair of Queen’s University Health Sciences and Affiliated Teaching Hospitals Research Ethics Board (1991 to present).
  • Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill): The inaugural director of Indigenous initiatives, former director of the Four Directors Aboriginal Student Centre, and long-time advocate for Indigenous students at Queen’s and in the Kingston community.
  • Terry Krupa: Current associate director, research and post-professional programs in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy with a focus on the quality of life and community inclusion for those living with mental illness and a Queen’s faculty member since 1989.
  • Hok-Lin Leung: Founder and director of the China Projects Office, and founder of the Asia-Pacific Ambassadors’ Forum, focused on sharing ideas and perspectives from the academic community on ideas related to human rights, immigration, and international agencies and faculty member at Queen’s since 1979.