Dr. Leslie Flynn Receives Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Leslie Flynn has been honoured with a Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Flynn is one of six outstanding members of the Queen’s community recognized this year for the lasting impact they made throughout their time at the university.
In earning the distinction, Dr. Flynn was recognized as a professor, educator, researcher, mentor, and “leader of the pursuit, improvement, and championing of education” at all levels.
“She is dedicated to the fundamental transformation of medical education, and her accomplishments will impact students, faculty, and staff for years to come,” the Queen’s University announcement says.
The Distinguished Service Awards annually recognize those who have made the university “a better place through their extraordinary contributions” over an extended period. Recipients must be nominated by staff members, faculty, students, retirees or alumni, and are then selected by the Queen’s University Council Executive Committee.
As for Dr. Flynn, the award is the latest recognition in a career that has included departmental awards for Excellent Leadership in Education and the Annual Staff Excellence in Teaching Award. Cross-appointed to the Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry, Dr. Flynn has held roles as Director of Continuing Medical Education, Postgraduate Program Director, the Director of Psychotherapy in the Department of Psychiatry, and Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education (2003-2010). Most recently, Dr. Flynn served as Queen’s Health Sciences Vice-Dean, Education, and Acting Director of the Office of Health Sciences Education. Dr. Flynn is also a Queen’s alumni (Artsci’78, Meds’87, MEd’15).