Arch Awards

Recognize alumni who dream big, take risks and ignite real change.

Celebrate UCalgary’s most aspiring alumni!

UCalgary graduates set out with bold ambitions and, as alumni, they lift up their communities to a brighter tomorrow.

The Arch Awards are the highest honour awarded by the UCalgary Alumni association. Since 1985, they have celebrated bold and trailblazing alumni who’ve transformed business and community, art and technology, sport and health for the betterment of all.

Nominations for the 2019 Arch Awards are now closed.

Read the Arch Awards Guidelines here

Early Career Achievement

This award recognizes professional accomplishment or creative leadership in any field by a graduate aged 30 or younger. The award honours recent graduates whose career success has brought distinction to themselves and credit to the university.

International Career Achievement

This award recognizes a graduate whose international career accomplishments have brought distinction to themselves, credit to the university and real benefit to their communities.

Career Achievement

New for 2019, this award recognizes a graduate whose leadership and accomplishments have had a positive impact in their field and whose innovation has made significant contributions to their community. This individual will have achieved excellence and distinction in their career.

Community Commitment

This award recognizes a graduate who has made outstanding and significant contributions to their community through their professional or volunteer service.

Alumni Service

This award recognizes a graduate whose philanthropy and/or volunteer commitment has served to advance the University of Calgary and its alumni. The award honours those who have improved the lives of fellow graduates and future alumni.

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

The highest honour awarded by the UCalgary Alumni Association, this award recognizes a graduate who, over the course of their life, has made a notable contribution that has improved their profession and community. Having reached the pinnacle of professional and personal success, they enrich the lives of others through their leadership, shared knowledge, creativity and innovation.

Arch awards 2018
Arch awards 2018
Arch awards 2018