Thank you for your interest in the UCalgary Alumni Association (UCAA) Board of Directors. Comprised of a group of dedicated and diverse volunteers, the University of Calgary Alumni Board provides the valued perspective of current alumni to meet the needs of members and support UCalgary’s priorities. 

All applications to the UCAA Board of Directors will be checked for completeness and will be reviewed by members of the UCAA Nominations and Assessments Committee and members of the UCAA Executive. The UCAA Nominations and Assessments Committee will consider a combination of experience, skills and representation of the UCalgary alumni community in the review process. In preparation for your application, please review the UCAA Board of Directors Role, Responsibilities, and Expectations. 

Diversity & Anti-Bias Acknowledgement The diversity of the Alumni Association membership is a core strength of the UCalgary Alumni Association Board of Directors and Committees. Like the university itself, we know that we're a stronger and more dynamic board when the diverse experiences of our alumni inform our processes, decision-making, and priorities. We don't just welcome and value diverse perspectives and approaches — we need them to achieve our goals. We welcome and encourage applicants who are passionate about advancing this work with the UCAA in the coming years. We are taking efforts through our recruitment process to reduce bias. Specifically: 

  • The UCAA Nominations and Assessments Committee is using demographic and skills-based data from the UCAA Board Members to identify gaps and patterns. This will inform future vacancies, as well as support our goal of reflecting the alumni community we serve. 
  • Accessibility and inclusion are a priority throughout the application process, as well as while serving on the Board. In this application candidates are asked to share how we can support them to fully participate and engage in this process and their Board responsibilities.
  • Access and Inclusion training from a lens of reviews, applications and adjudication will be completed with all application reviewers and interviewers.

For more information about EDIA and Indigenous Engagement work at UCalgary, please visit the office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website. For any questions, or support during this application process, please reach out to 

Ideal UCalgary Alumni Board candidates are:

  • proud UCalgary alumni who share their passion for the University.
  • driven by purpose to create positive impact for the UCalgary alumni community.
  • enthusiastic to 'lean in' to champion, support, improve and engage in new opportunities with alumni engagement and UCalgary at large.
  • natural relationship builders, able to foster a sense of belonging and connection with further alumni.

At this time, the UCAA is open to applicants residing in any geographical area. Please note that applicants outside of the Calgary area will have accessible online opportunities to participate in Board and Committee meetings. Some activities, including UCalgary and Alumni office led opportunities, may only be possible in person (eg. Certain on-campus events and programs). The UCAA commits to ensuring that all required Director activities will be available in hybrid, online or asynchronous means. 

A complete application will include: 

  • Contact and alumni information
  • Complete answers to volunteer questions
  • An attached resume or CV ( PDF, DOC or DOCX format), maximum of 2 pages
  • Completed skills and experience matrix

The UCAA is committed to accepting applications in a variety of formats and reviewing all equitably. Should you prefer to submit an oral application, or request an alternative way of submitting, please email us at or call 403-220-8500. 

Should you be submitting your application in an alternative way please take note of these processes:

  • Please write the subject line of your email as: UCAA 2024 Board Application. Should you be calling for accessibility purposes, please reference that you are seeking to apply to the UCAA Board for the 2024 year. We are happy to support you in identifying how to submit!
  • Should you be submitting your application orally, please send your application as an email attachment or open access online link (Dropbox, SharePoint, etc).  
  • Should email not be an accessible method of applying for you, please call us at 403-220-8500 to share your preferred method.
  • Please ensure that you respond to all questions in the application form. Applications submitted to us in a manner separate from the form must include responses to all questions to be considered complete and eligible for committee review. 

The UCAA is proactively recruiting for future Board openings. Submitting an application does not guarantee a position on the Board. The UCAA is committed to following this process: 

  • Applications for the UCAA Board of Directors are reviewed by the UCAA Nominations and Assessments Committee (NAC)
  • Candidates may be contacted for an interview
  • Candidates may be asked to provide references
  • Selected candidates are nominated by the UCAA Nominations and Assessments Committee and may be either: appointed for a one-year term or elected by the UCAA membership at the Annual General Meeting for a two-year term
  • All applicants, regardless of their possibility for interview or acceptance to the Board will receive communications about their application and an opportunity to express alternative ways to be engaged and learn more about our activities. 



Before you fill out the funding application  for a Community/Industry sponsorship, please refer to the AAA Partnership Fund Process document, and consider if your application meets all the outlined criteria. 

Filling out this form indicates that you have worked through all the relevant deliverables, and are ready for Alumni Engagement to assess your application and make a decision on the information presented.

Please direct any questions to: 

Ben Fleury, Specialist, Alumni Engagement 


Thank you for your interest in becoming a recognized Affinity Community by the University of Calgary Alumni Association (UCAA)! 

The Affinity Community Program has been created to celebrate and recognize the many ways alumni choose to identify and gather. Whether it's around a common interest, shared identity or experience, department or program, location, or class-year, the program is here to help make connecting to fellow alumni easy and fun! When you register your Affinity Community with the Alumni Association, you will receive real benefit from both the university and the UCAA. Recognized groups will have access to funding, invitations to exclusive leadership opportunities, and a suite of tools and resources to empower you to take your initiatives to new heights.

The University of Calgary Alumni Association is committed to ensuring that our alumni feel supported, valued and connected to each other and to the university. We are dedicated to engaging our alumni community by fostering pride, spirit and tradition, harnessing their volunteer passion, and building and maintaining lifelong relationships with our alumni worldwide.

Thank you and we look forward to reviewing your submission!

Your UCalgary Alumni Engagement Team


A recognized Affinity Community may apply for funding through The Affinity Community Assistance Program (ACAP) which is supported by the Office of Alumni Engagement of the University of Calgary and administered by the Affinity Community Committee of the Alumni Association. The program provides financial assistance to Affinity Communities for their programs, events, and projects as they relate to university goals. The University of Calgary Alumni Association is proudly dedicated to engaging our entire alumni community by fostering pride, spirit and tradition. The university, together with the alumni association, provides exceptional value and ongoing support to our alumni worldwide.

The Affinity Communities Committee of the Board may deny any request for funding based on a Community’s failure to adhere to the below guidelines or any action by a Community that is not consistent with the mission and purpose of the Alumni Association.

Funding Guidelines:

  • You have been recognized as an Affinity Community by the Alumni Association
  • Application must be submitted by an active member of the Affinity Community 
  • Up to $2,000 per program, event, or project may be awarded.
  • Applications must demonstrate how the project/event will help achieve the following goals:
  • Strengthen the UCalgary network
  • Launch or grow Affinity Community membership base
  • Achieve or make progress on specific Affinity Community objectives (this refers to objectives the group highlighted on their Affinity Communities application form)
  • Promote mentorship of students and/or alumni 
  • Faculty-based affinity communities must demonstrate that the program/event is an affinity community led initiative and not a faculty led initiative (consider how this event will help the affinity community reach its goals and if this event would exist without the affinity community)
  • Funding does not cover the cost of alcohol, cannabis or any operating costs (exceptions to operating costs may be made upon discussion)

Conditions of Funding:

  • UCalgary Alumni Association must be acknowledged in all marketing materials including web postings, invitations, and news stories
  • Events should fall into one or more of the four focus areas: professional development; personal development; pride, spirit, and tradition; and philanthropy
  • Receipts, final attendance lists, pictures and event recaps should be sent to your UCalgary Affinity Community liaison within five (5) business days of event
  • Applications must include an estimated budget at time of submission
  • Retroactive and late applications will not be considered
  • Affinity Communities remain responsible for all planning and implementation of the program/event 

The UCalgary Alumni office will process funding requests on a first-come first-served basis until all program funds for the programming year (April 1-March 31) are disbursed.
Following evaluation, successful applicants will receive an agreement confirming details and conditions of funding.  Funding will be provided following sign off. 


The intent of the UCalgary Alumni All-Access (AAA) Partnerships Program is to leverage and support faculty, university, and community programming to more deeply engage a broad alumni audience while showcasing the best of UCalgary. Funding for student-focused initiatives is also available, and must still include an alumni component. 

We actively seek programming that aligns with our pillars of engagement:

  • Career development
  • Life-stage programming
  • Volunteer engagement
  • Community building
  • Philanthropy

If you're thinking of submitting an application, let us know! We're happy to discuss your initiative before you finalize your submission.

UCalgary AAA Partnerships Fund Requirements

All applications to the UCalgary AAA Partnerships Fund must demonstrate:

  • Alignment with one of the four funding categories (found below)
  • Program is applicant led and executable
  • Registration and attendance data will be tracked in BBCRM  or provided to UCalgary Alumni for the purpose of internal alumni engagement scoring, and a post-program survey is conducted. Flexibility is permitted for student-focused initiatives and community sponsorships
  • UCalgary Alumni will be recognized as a partner or sponsor in all program/event promotions and day of acknowledgements 
  • Alumni presence in the program (eg. alumni speakers, opening or closing remarks, etc.)
  • Programs/events are eligible for funding up to 25% of overall program budget (less contingency planning). Some flexibility is permitted for student-focused initiatives and community sponsorships on a case-by-case basis.
  • Applications are received by the required intake period for the initiative date
  • Budget actuals are reported to UCalgary Alumni in a timely manner

A detailed table of requirements for each funding category is found further in this application.

If you're unsure about theses requirements, please reach out! The intent is to be flexible, within reason, to help support your alumni engagement initiatives.

Conditions of Funding:

  • All applications will be reviewed by AAA Partnerships Fund Advisory Group
  • Following evaluation, successful applicants will receive an agreement confirming details and conditions of partnership. Funding will be provided following AAA Partnerships Fund Advisory Group approval.
  • Programs that receive funds from the UCalgary AAA Partnerships Fund are required to submit a final report including detailed budget to UCalgary Alumni upon completion of the project. A template is available for this purpose. 
  • The partner remains responsible for all planning and implementation of the program/event and covering any cost overruns.

Evaluation Criteria:

The proposals will be evaluated by the UCalgary AAA Partnerships Fund Advisory Group. In addition to alignment with the UCalgary AAA Partnerships Fund criteria, applications will be evaluated based on the considerations below: 

Strategic Value 

  • Alignment with one of UCalgary Alumni's pillars of engagement
  • The initiative allows for visibility of the UCalgary Alumni brand
  • Provides opportunities to build relationships with the program attendees, VIPs, and organizers and offers story opportunities

UCalgary Alumni Engagement, Participation and Presence

  • Expands alumni participation and awareness to an existing event, activity or initiative
  • Alumni are considered and important part of the initiative's success (as speakers, registrants, etc.)

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Indigenous Engagement

  • Program addresses equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility and Indigenous Engagement as a central theme
  • Organizers have taken extra care to highlight how they have addressed accessibility and equity of access through program planning elements (eg. special care to reach equity deserving groups, ask registrants if they need support to fully participate in the program, etc.)


  • The proposal enhances UCalgary’s reputation on or off campus 
  • The initiative creates an opportunity for other units, schools and faculties to engage alumni 

Please direct any questions to:

Ben Fleury, Specialist, Alumni Leadership Engagement 


University of Calgary Alumni