Alumni awards nominations


Schulich's Alumni Awards take place every spring, independent of the UCalgary Arch Awards

Our award categories are:

Criteria for the Schulich School of Engineering Alumni Leadership Excellence Award:

  • Sustained leadership resulting in significant change or advancement through activities in engineering related business, industry and/or the education sectors
  • Recognition at the local, national and/or international levels for engineering leadership accomplishments

  • Contributions to public education and understanding of the role played by professional engineers in society

  • Service to community as evidenced by participation in commissions, community initiatives, volunteer organizations or other unpaid work

  • Accomplishments serve as an example to the engineering community

  • Serve as an inspiration to engineering and the Schulich School of Engineering community.

Criteria for the Schulich School of Engineering Early Achievement Alumni Award:

  • Graduated from their last awarded degree at the Schulich School of Engineering within the last 10-years
  • Exceptional professional development and accomplishment during their career
  • Accomplishments serve as an example to the engineering community
  • Serve as an inspiration to engineering and the Schulich School of Engineering community.

Criteria for the Schulich School of Engineering Entrepreneurship Alumni Award:

  • Exceptional entrepreneurial contributions to a business, public or non-profit organization
  • Accomplishments serve as an example to the engineering community
  • Serve as an inspiration to engineering and the Schulich School of Engineering community.

Criteria for the Schulich School of Engineering Environment and Sustainability Alumni Award:

  • Exceptional contributions that promote and enhance sustainability and environmentally friendly practices in the engineering profession
  • Accomplishments serve as an example to the engineering community
  • Serve as an inspiration to engineering and the Schulich School of Engineering community. 

Criteria for the Schulich School of Engineering Diversity and Equity Alumni Award:

  • Exceptional contributions to promoting and advancing diversity and equity in the engineering profession and the community
  • Contributions related to diversity and equity advancement in the Schulich School of Engineering
  • Accomplishments serve as an example to the engineering community
  • Serve as an inspiration to engineering and the Schulich School of Engineering community.

Criteria for the Schulich School of Engineering Technical Achievement Alumni Award:

  • Technical excellence in the engineering area leading to significant and innovative advancement
  • Accomplishments serve as an example to the engineering community
  • Serve as an inspiration to engineering and the Schulich School of Engineering community. 

Step 1

Start your nomination by providing details about the UCalgary grad you’re nominating.

Step 2

You will need to briefly answer the following three questions (500 words maximum per response):

Q1. How has the nominee demonstrated excellence in their profession and/or community endeavours during their career?
Q2. How have the nominee’s leadership, knowledge and innovation inspired others?
Q3. How have the nominee’s reputation, achievements and contributions brought honour and prestige to UCalgary and its alumni community?

Step 3

Collect and submit one letter of reference from an individual who can add a unique perspective on why the nominee is deserving of this award.

Step 4

Collect and submit the nominee’s current CV.

Step 5 (optional)

Gather and submit any additional materials to support the nomination. This includes a maximum of five letter-sized pages. Present articles about the nominee as links not full documents.

Step 6

Finish your nomination by providing your contact information.


Nomination forms

Alumni Leadership Excellence Award

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Early Achievement Alumni Award

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Entrepreneurship Alumni Award

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Environment and Sustainability Alumni Award

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Diversity and Equity Alumni Award

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Technical Achievement Alumni Award

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