Liam Tharp, Sc'19, is among ten recipients of the Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Awards for 2020/21.

Spanning the entire campus community, students are selected for their distinguished service to the university in non-athletic, extra-curricular activities, with the three tenets being service, leadership, character. The 2021 and 2020 are both being recognized as last year’s awards were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Liam served students in many roles, including Vice President (Operations) with the Alma Mater Society, then as the chair of the AMS Board of Directors. He worked on important issues including the JDUC Revitalization Project and the Ontario government’s Student Choice Initiative. As the head manager of EngLinks (the Engineering Society tutoring service), he doubled the organization’s revenues and expanded services.

Liam Tharp

“Queen’s is a better place because of the contributions and courage of each of the recipients. Their efforts, passion, and thoughtfulness have had a real, lasting impact on both the university and Kingston communities during a time when it was needed most,” says Jared den Otter, President of the Alma Mater Society. “The Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award is particularly meaningful as recipients are selected by their peers for their contributions, their leadership, and their kindness.”

Other recipients of the 2020 award include Beatrice Hur, Artsci'20, Jared den Otter, Artsci'20, and Chayce Perkins, Artsci'20.

Recipients of the 2021 award include Jodi Basch, Con.Ed.’16, PhD’22, Shoshannah Bennett-Dwara, Artsci’21, Catherine Haba, Artsci’21, Nicole Osayande, Cmp’21, Michaela Patterson, NSc’21, and Kelly Weiling Zou, Com’21.


This article appeared in its original form in the Queen’s Gazette.