The QUAA Kingston Branch is seeking nominations for The Padre Laverty Award to recognize outstanding contributions by an alumna/us to Queen’s University, or jointly to Queen’s and the Kingston community. Nominees, must be graduates of Queen’s, and are normally resident in Kingston.


Inaugurated in 1967 as the Kingston Award, it was renamed The Padre Laverty Award in 1991 to commemorate the long and distinguished service of the first University Chaplain, Padre A. Marshall Laverty to Queen’s University and to the greater Kingston community.

The Padre Laverty Award is presented by the Kingston Branch at The Padre Laverty and Jim Bennett Achievement Awards Dinner which the Branch hosts annually in the Spring.

The committee responsible for the selection of the award recipient whose service best emulates that of Padre Laverty, is chaired by the current Past President of the Kingston Branch and is comprised of past presidents and a representative from Queen’s Alumni Relations.


Nominators must be alumni of Queen’s University. The nominator for the successful submission will be called upon to introduce their nominee at the awards dinner, to be held at Queen’s, usually in the Spring.