Chancellor Emeritus receives Queen's Alumni Association award
Queen’s Chancellor Emeritus Charles Baillie has been selected by the Queen’s University Alumni Association (QUAA) to receive the 2012 John Orr Award. This award is the highest tribute given by the Toronto Branch of the QUAA and rewards significant contributions to the life and welfare of the university.
“Mr. Baillie has been selected because of his immense contributions to Queen’s,” says Elaine Wu, President of the Toronto Alumni Branch. “He and his family have endowed several unique awards and scholarships. The two teaching awards and a chair support Queen’s in its mission to provide students with a first-class education.”
In addition to serving as the 12th Chancellor of Queen’s, Mr. Baillie has strong family ties to the university. All four of his children are Queen’s graduates.
The family’s commitment to Queen’s was one reason they established the endowed Baillie Family Chair in Conservation Biology. This chair and the A. Charles Baillie Environmental Studies Scholarship, highlight the Baillie family's keen interest in the natural world and the conservation of biodiversity.
Mr. Baillie also established the Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award and Baillie Awards for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching. These awards reflect his belief in the influence and importance of education and his passionate advocacy for continued and increasing public investment in Canadian secondary and post-secondary institutions.
For more information about the 2012 John Orr Award Dinner and Dance, please visit the Alumni Relations events page.