Board and Committees

A dedicated group of volunteers oversees the University of Calgary Alumni Association — which all graduates belong to. 

Alumni Association Board of Directors

This dedicated group of volunteers works to oversee and benefit a global UCalgary Alumni community that is 180,000 strong — and growing. They provide guidance on the direction of alumni programming, services and benefits, as well as on deepening the relationship alumni have with UCalgary and each other. 

Governance and Nominating

Governance and Nominating

Members make recommendations on structures, procedures, policies and people to effectively lead the University of Calgary Alumni Association. They also appoint and nominate alumni to roles as required by the Alberta Post-Secondary Learning Act.

Membership: Board president, board committee chairs, appointed board directors, associate vice-president of Alumni Engagement and Partnerships.

Programs and events

Programs and Events

Members provide guidance and help create meaningful alumni programs and events by identifying potential hosts, speakers and panellists within their personal and professional networks, as well as within the broader alumni and Calgary communities. They also take active roles at events and programs throughout the year.

Membership: Open to all alumni.
 

Recognition

Alumni Recognition

Members work to establish consistent and meaningful award and recognition opportunities to celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni in order to elevate the reputation and stature of the University of Calgary Alumni Association and the university. Members also identify external recognition opportunities and play an active role in nominating alumni.

Membership: Two spots dedicated to current board directors; remaining spots open to all alumni.
 

Groups

Affinity Communities Sub-Committee

Members empower alumni around the world to engage with each other and the university in ways that are meaningful and self-directed. Members review and recommend all Affinity Community registrants in order to profile, report and serve them better. It also administers the Affinity Communities Assistance Program.

Membership: Three spots dedicated to current board directors; remaining spots open to all alumni.
 

Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend Sub-Committee

Members take an active role in overseeing the development of Alumni Weekend and play an active role during the event.

Membership: Open to all alumni.
 

Arch Awards

Arch Awards Sub-Committee

Members review nominations and select annual recipients of the Arch Awards; since 1985, this has been the highest honour bestowed by the University of Calgary Alumni Association. Members also encourage nominations and recommend recipients through their networks.

Membership: Three current members of the Recognition Committee, three former Arch Award recipients and the associate vice-president of Alumni Engagement and Partnerships.
 

Recent Graduates

Recent Graduates Sub-Committee

Members represent the unique needs and interests of recent graduates to foster strong relationships between the university and graduates of the last decade. Members also help develop high-impact programs and services specific to recent graduates and identify opportunities to co-present pre-existing programs. 

Membership: Open to all alumni within 10 years of graduation (preferably from date of completing undergraduate degree).
 

Interested in learning more about or joining the board or a subcommittee? Email Buffy StAmand, Director of Alumni Engagement, at buffy.stamand@ucalgary.ca