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Faculty of Education

B.Ed. Olivia Rondeau receives Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award

April 2, 2019 

Teacher Candidate Olivia Rondeau ('19) is one of five Queen's students to receive the 2019 Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award. The award and induction in the Tricolour Society is the highest tribute that can be paid to a student for valuable and distinguished service to the university in non-athletic, extra-curricular activities. The three tenants of the award are service, leadership, and character. The award is named after Agnes Benidickson who was chancellor of Queen’s from 1980 until 1996.

A passionate champion of education in her time at Queen’s, Olivia has become deeply connected with Indigenous communities and has gone above and beyond her capacity as a teacher candidate. Developing and publicizing classroom resources on indigeneity, Olivia is committed to sharing her knowledge with all teachers.

Other notable Tricolour Award recipients include: former Member of Parliament and father of the Canadian flag John Matheson (Arts’40, DSA’77, LLD’84) ;former Bank of Canada Governor and Queen’s Chancellor Emeritus David Dodge (Arts’65, LLD’02); Dragons’ Den TV star Michele Romanow (Sc’07, MBA’08); and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Raymont (Arts’72).

This year’s recipients will be honoured at a ceremony on April 6 at Grant Hall. Find out about the other recipients