Arch Awards

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

Arch Awards

Nominate the UCalgary alumni who inspire you!

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.

Read the Arch Awards guidelines.

Nominations for 2020 are now open until February 28!

It’s time to once again recognize our most remarkable alumni — those who aspired to blaze new paths and turn their dreams into reality, sparking meaningful change close to home and around the globe.

Arch Award recipients are leaders and innovators. These UCalgary graduates have shown excellence in their profession and are champions for the betterment of their communities. Help us ensure they receive the recognition they deserve.

Nominate a peer, colleague, friend or former classmate for one of our six 2020 Arch Award categories:

Early Career Achievement

This award recognizes professional accomplishment or creative leadership in any field by graduates aged 30 or younger (as of December 31, 2020). The award honours recent graduates whose career success have brought distinction to themselves and credit to the university. Learn more>>

International Career Achievement

This award recognizes graduates whose international career accomplishments have brought distinction to themselves, credit to the university and real benefit to their communities. Learn more>>

Career Achievement

This award recognizes graduates whose leadership and accomplishments have had a positive impact in their fields and whose innovations have made significant contributions to their communities. Recipients will have achieved excellence and distinction in their careers. Learn more>>

Community Commitment

This award recognizes graduates who have made outstanding and significant contributions to their communities through their professional or volunteer service. Learn more>>

Alumni Service

This award recognizes graduates 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. Learn more>>

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

The highest honour awarded by the UCalgary Alumni Association, this award recognizes graduates who, over the course of their lives, have made notable contributions that have improved their professions and communities. Having reached the pinnacle of professional and personal success, they enrich the lives of others through their leadership, shared knowledge, creativity and innovation. Learn more>>

Arch Awards
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