Past Arch Award Recipients

Find past winners

The UCalgary Alumni Association Arch Awards have celebrated risk-taking and trailblazing alumni since 1985.

The awards have long honoured alumni who have sparked meaningful change in their professions and community through commitment, leadership and positive disruption.


2018

Distinguished Alumni Award Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Sam Weiss, PhD’83

 

Early Career Achievement

Dr. Rowan Cockett, BSc’11

 

Community Commitment

Lisa Dixon-Wells, BPE’84, BEd’87, MEd’97


International Career Achievement

Dr. Debra Isaac, BN’84, MD’87

 

Alumni Service

Rahim Sajan, BSc’01, BEd’03

2017

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Hayley Wickenheiser, BKin’13, MSc’16, Hon. LLD’18

 

Alumni Achievement Award Recipients (This award is no longer granted)

David Eisenstadt, BA'66

Dr. Betty Bastien, BSW'80, MSW'86

Anila Lee Yuen, BSc'06

Aneel Singh Brar, BA'06, BSc'06

Andrew Mosker, MA'12

2016

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Ratna Ghosh, MA’73, PhD’76

 

Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

Suzanne West, BSc'87

Jane Alkhouri, BA'03

Daniel j. kirk, BFA'07

Dr. Dale Walde, PhD'95

Arsheen Dhalla, BN'10

2015

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Anar Simpson, BSc’86, MCS’01

 

Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

Dr. Simon Bryant, MD'91

Susan Bare Shin Bone, BSW'90, MSW'08

Dr. Robbie Babins-Wagner, MDipl’05, PhD'11

Jonathan Brower, BA'14, BFA'14

Jennifer Koshan, BSc'85, Hon. LLB'88

2014

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Linda Taylor, BA’76, LLB’79, Hon. LLD’16

 

Future Alumni Award (This award is no longer granted)

Amar Deshwar, BSc’14

Anna Murray, LLB (candidate)

 

Graduates of the Last Decade Award (This award is no longer granted)

Dr. Breanne Everett, MD’09, MBA’13

2013

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Gary Kovacs, BA’90, MBA’99

 

Future Alumni Award

Scott Weir, BA’14

 

Graduates of the Last Decade Award

Natalie Panek, BSc’07

2012

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Vern Kimball, BA’81, MBA’90

 

Future Alumni Award

Dr. David Campbell, MD’12, PhD’17

 

Graduates of the Last Decade Award

Nick Blitterswyk, BSc’04

2011

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Madam Justice Patricia Rowbotham, BEd’75, LLB’81

 

Future Alumni Award

Alyx Nanji, BSW’12

 

Graduates of the Last Decade Award

Kristina Groves, BSc’04, MSc’15

2010

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Gayla Rogers, BSW’74, MSW’78

 

Future Alumni Award

Dr. Rithesh Ram, MD’13, PhD’13

 

Graduates of the Last Decade Award

Jeremy Gutsche, BComm’00

2009

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Peter K.K. Wong, BSc’83

 

Future Alumni Award

Mark Blackwell, BComm’11

 

Graduates of the Last Decade Award

Dr. Jeffrey Veale, BSc’97, MD’00

2008

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Susan Smith, BN’75, PhD’95

 

Graduates of the Last Decade Award

Robyn Hauck, BCS’05

2007

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Kenneth B. Storey, BSc’71

 

Graduates of the Last Decade Award

Ravinder Minhas, BSc’05

2006

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Mary-Wynne Ashford, MD’81

 

Graduates of the Last Decade Award

Dr. Curtis Myden, BSc’99, MD’06

2005

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. D. George Wyse, MD’74

 

Graduates of the Last Decade Award

Kent Hehr, BA’97, JD’01

2004

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Kelly-Marie Murphy, BMus’87, MMus’89

 

Graduates of the Last Decade Award

Laura Lucier, BSc’99

2003

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Don Gillmor, BA’77

 

Graduates of the Last Decade Award

Benjamin Perrin, BComm’01

2002

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Cyril Frank, MD’76

2001

Distinguished Alumni Award

William Eubank, BPE’74, BEd’80

2000

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Douglas Hamilton, MD’91, PhD’91

1999

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Derek Besant, BFA’73

1998

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Grant Mossop, BSc’70, MSc’71

1997

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

D. Michael Dobbin, BEd’71

1996

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. James Gosling, BSc’77, Hon. LLD’99

1995

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Ronald G. Greene, BSc’69

1994

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Manuel A. Esteban, BA’69, MA’70

1992

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Vivian Ayoungman, BEd’70

1991

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Graeme Bell, BSc’68, MSc’71

1990

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Barry Lester, BSc’69, MSc’71

1989

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Robert Janes, PhD’76

1988

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

The Honourable Judge Kathleen Helmer, BSc’60, PhD’68

 Dr. Marvin Fritzler, PhD’71, MD’74

1987

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

John Zaozirny, BComm’69

1986

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Maurice Yacowar, BA’62

1985

Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Robert Thirsk, BSc’76, Hon. LLD’09