Honouring Our Grads

Queen's Law celebrates alumni success with four awards, distinguishing a wide range of alumni for their substantial contributions.

  • H.R.S. Ryan Law Alumni Award of Distinction (overall distinction)
  • Dan Soberman Outstanding Young Alumni Award (early-career success)
  • Justice Thomas Cromwell Distinguished Public Service Award (public service)
  • J.A. (Alec) Corry Distinguished Alumni Award (success in fields outside the practice of law)

Read about the 2020 recipients of all four awards.

Past Recipients

Ryan Award

  • Betty DelBianco, Law'84 (2020)
  • Donald Carter, Law'66 (2019)
  • Thomas Houston, Law'78 (2018)
  • Stephen Sigurdson, Law'84 (2017)
  • Brian Rose, Law'74 (2016)
  • James Parks, Law'71 (2015)
  • Greg Richards, Law'79 (2014)
  • Justice Jo'Anne Strekaf, Law'80 (2013)
  • David Allgood, Law'74 (2012)
  • Hugh Christie, Law'81 (2011)
  • Senator David Smith, Law'70 (2007)
  • David Stratas, Law'84 (2005)
  • Justice Gordon Sedgwick, Law'61 (2002)

Soberman Award

  • Asher Honickman, Law'10 (2020)
  • Joy Wakefield, Law'12 (2019)
  • Brian Kolenda, Law'10 (2018)
  • Erin Dann, Law'07 (2017)
  • Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Law'10 (2016)
  • Kristin Muszynsky, Law'05 (2015)

Cromwell Award

  • Loretta Ross, Law'89 (2020)
  • Justice Judith Beaman, Law'75 (2019)
  • Owen Rees, Law'02 (2018)
  • Justice Mark Peacock, Law'74 (2017)
  • Justice Harvey Brownstone, Law'80 (2016)
  • Robert Frater, Law'84 (2015)

Corry Award

  • Pamela Cross, Law'93 (2020)
  • Stuart O'Connor, Law'86 (2019)
  • Peter Johnson, Law'89 (2019)
  • Jim Walker, Law'81 (2018)
  • Jeremy Freedman, Law'82 (2017)
  • Leslie O'Donoghue, Law'88 (2016)