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 2021 recipients of all four awards.

Read about the 2020 recipients of all four awards.

Past Recipients

Ryan Award

  • The Honourable Cynthia Petersen, Law’89 (2021)
  • 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

  • Amrita V. Singh, Law’12 (2021)
  • 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

  • Wendy Whitecloud, Law’84 (2021)
  • 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

  • Jock Climie, Law’94 (2021)
  • 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)