Alumni Awards

2015 Awards Recipients

Alumni are one of the greatest assets of the University of Alberta. Their many diverse contributions to the community uphold the University’s tradition of excellence and promise of “uplifting the whole people.” The University of Alberta Alumni Awards recognize these acts and celebrate the outstanding achievements of alumni in seven categories.

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Alumni Association’s most prestigious award recognizing living graduates whose outstanding achievements have earned them national and/or international prominence.

Harold I. Eist ’61 MD
Tim Melton ’69 BCom
Dan Riskin ’97 BSc
Francis M. Saville ’62 BA, ’65 LLB

Alumni Honour Award

Recognizing the significant contributions made over a number of years by University of Alberta alumni in their local communities and beyond.

Alan D. Fielding ’65 BA, ’69 LLB
Todd Hirsch ’89 BA(Hons)
Frank Jenkins ’66 BEd, ’71 MEd, ’87 PhD
Oryssia Lennie ’69 BA
Shar Levine ’74 BA
Krista Monson ’91 BA
Thomas E. Morimoto ’49 BSc(ChemEng), ’52 MSc
Alfred Nikolai ’73 BPE

Alumni Horizon Award

Celebrating the outstanding achievements of University of Alberta alumni early in their careers.

Saleem Khaldoon Al-Nuaimi ’09 BMedSc, ’10 MD
Vera Caine ’98 BScN, ’02 MN, ’07 PhD
Mary Pinkoski ’99 BA, ’06 BEd
Kristopher Wells ’94 BEd, ’03 MEd, ’11 PhD
Cary Williams ’03 BCom

Alumni Innovation Award

The Alumni Innovation Award recognizes University of Alberta alumni that have significantly impacted their profession, community, the U of A, or society at large by developing an innovative program, process or product.

Ray Muzyka ’90 BMedSc, ’92 MD
Greg Zeschuk ’90 BMedSc, ’92 MD

Alumni Centenary Award

Celebrating alumni who have made an uncommon gift of time, self and energy to the University of Alberta.

Helen Kwan Yee Cheung ’13 MA
Edmond Levasseur ’67 BEd
Trevor Mak ’82 BCom, ’84 MBA

Sports Wall of Fame

Recognizing the contributions of alumni as athletes and builders of university sport.

Debra (Covey) Barnett ’83 BPE, ’89 MA
Jenny (Cartmell) Benkie
’03 BPE
Doug Bruce ’01 BA
Dale Schulha ’72 BPE, ’74 MSc, ’74 Dip(Ed)

The Honourable Dr. Lois E. Hole Student Spirit Award

Recognizing undergraduate students who demonstrate a spirit of caring and community service.

Bretton Hari ’12 BSc
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