The former (and first female) Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Interim Vice-Principal (Research), and a university Board Chair Emeritus are among the six 2022 Queen’s Distinguished Service Award recipients.

Kim Woodhouse, the dean at Queen’s Engineering from 2007-2017, and Board Chair Emeritus (and Queen’s Engineering alumnus) Don Raymond, Sc’84, join four other alumni, faculty, and/or staff members who are honoured with this year’s Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes the lasting impact they made throughout their time at Queen’s.

Recipients are selected by the Queen’s University Council Executive Committee to recognize exemplary service to the university over an extended period of time.

Kim Woodhouse, the former (and first female) Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Interim Vice-Principal (Research) is an innovator and leader of transformational change in engineering education. She is an advocate for cultivating the link between teaching, research, and industry, and is instrumental in the vision and realization of world-class research facilities at Queen’s.

Don Raymond, Sc’84, PhD’98, Board Chair Emeritus, is a volunteer extraordinaire who is committed to principles of collegial governance. He fostered strong relationships with student leaders resulting in fundamental changes to responsible investment strategies, decarbonization, and climate action at the university.


Woodhouse and Raymond


“I have always believed that together, we can become and go further than any of us could go alone. As a national school of choice, we continue to set our expectations high, and we are invigorated by a challenge,” says Executive Committee Vice-Chair Marcus Wong, ArtSci’03. “Without doubt, these six dedicated individuals have gone above and beyond in their service to the Queen’s community and in pursuit of excellence. On behalf of University Council, congratulations and thank you for everything you have done, continue to do, and will do for Queen’s.”

Joining them are Leslie Dal Cin, Leslie Flynn, Jim Leech, and Dan Langham. The Distinguished Service Award was inaugurated in 1974 and recognizes individuals who have made the university a better place through their exemplary service and extraordinary contributions. Past recipients are listed on the University Secretariat’s website.


This article appeared in its original form first in the Queen’s Alumni website.