The UCalgary Alumni Arch Award for Early Career Achievement recognizes professional accomplishment or creative leadership in any field by graduates aged 30 or younger before the end of the presentation year. The award honours recent graduates whose career success has brought distinction to themselves, credit to the university, and real benefit to their communities.


 To nominate a UCalgary graduate for this award, please complete and submit the form below. You may save the form and return to complete it at another time.


 Nominations should answer the following questions:
 

  • What are the unique early career achievements that brought distinction to the candidate and how do these inspire current and future alumni? 
  • In what ways was the candidate strikingly innovative in achieving early success?
  • What impact has the candidate had in their field(s) at this point in their career?


 A strong nomination includes letters of support (up to four), only one is required. Letters of support should be written by peers or individuals who can speak to the nominee’s impact on their profession and/or community. Please describe and interpret your candidate’s accomplishments in terms that a lay reader can understand. 


 Before submitting an Arch Award nomination, please take a moment to review our guidelines and eligibility requirements.


 If you require any assistance during the application process, please reach out to alumni@ucalgary.ca and we'll be happy to help.


Nominations must be submitted by midnight, March 3, 2024.

The UCalgary Alumni Arch Award for Alumni Service recognizes a graduate 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.

To nominate a UCalgary graduate for this award, please complete and submit the form below. You may save the form and return to complete at another time.

Nominations should answer the following questions:

 

  • What unique impact has the candidate had on UCalgary and its alumni?
  • What are the recognized outcomes, made possible by this candidate, that demonstrate a benefit to UCalgary alumni and students?
  • How did the candidate go about making this impact happen? 


A strong nomination includes letters of support (up to four), only one is required. Letters of support should be written by peers or individuals who can speak to the nominee’s impact on their profession and/or community. Please describe and interpret your candidate’s accomplishments in terms that a lay reader can understand.

Before submitting an Arch Award nomination, please take a moment to review our guidelines and eligibility requirements.

If you require any assistance during the application process, please reach out to alumni@ucalgary.ca and we'll be happy to help.


Nominations must be submitted by midnight, March 3, 2024.

The UCalgary Alumni Arch Award for Community Commitment recognizes a graduate who has made outstanding and significant contributions to their community through their professional or volunteer service. The award honours those whose service has brought distinction to themselves, credit to the university, and real benefit to their communities.
 

To nominate a UCalgary graduate for this award, please complete and submit the form below. You may save the form and return to complete it at another time. 


Nominations should answer the following questions:
 

  • What unique community impact has brought distinction to the candidate and how do these inspire current and future alumni?
  • What are the recognized contributions made by this candidate that demonstrate a benefit to their community?
  • In what ways did the candidate bring about positive change in their community? 


A strong nomination includes letters of support (up to four), only one is required. Letters of support should be written by peers or individuals who can speak to the nominee’s impact on their profession and/or community. Please describe and interpret your candidate’s accomplishments in terms that a lay reader can understand. 


Before submitting an Arch Award nomination, please take a moment to review our guidelines and eligibility requirements.


If you require any assistance during the application process, please reach out to alumni@ucalgary.ca and we'll be happy to help.


Nominations must be submitted by midnight, March 3, 2024.

The UCalgary Alumni Career Achievement Award recognizes a graduate whose leadership and accomplishments have had a positive impact in their field and whose innovation has made significant contributions to their community. This individual will have achieved excellence and distinction in their career.


To nominate a UCalgary graduate for this award, please complete and submit the form below. You may save the form and return to complete it at another time.


Nominations should answer the following questions:
 

  • What are the unique career achievements that brought distinction to the candidate and to the University of Calgary, and how do these inspire current and future alumni? 
  • What impact has the candidate had on their sector(s) of work?
  •  How has the candidate bettered their community as an innovative leader?


A strong nomination includes letters of support (up to four), only one is required. Letters of support should be written by peers or individuals who can speak to the candidate's impact on their community. Please describe and interpret your candidate’s accomplishments in terms that a lay reader can understand. 


Before submitting an Arch Award nomination, please take a moment to review our guidelines and eligibility requirements.


If you require any assistance during the application process, please reach out to alumni@ucalgary.ca and we'll be happy to help.

Nominations must be submitted by midnight, March 3, 2024.

The UCalgary Alumni Arch Award for International Career Achievement honours those whose international career accomplishments have brought distinction to themselves, credit to the university, and real benefit to their communities.
 

To nominate a UCalgary graduate for this award, please complete and submit the form below. You may save the form and return to complete it at another time. 

Nominations should answer the following questions:
 

  • What are the unique international achievements that brought distinction to the candidate and how do these inspire current and future alumni?
  • What international impact has the nominee had on their profession and/or the communities in which they are active?
  • In what ways was the candidate strikingly innovative in achieving international success? 


A strong nomination includes letters of support (up to four), only one is required. Letters of support should be written by peers or individuals who can speak to the nominee’s impact on their profession and/or community. Please describe and interpret your candidate’s accomplishments in terms that a lay reader can understand. 


Before submitting an Arch Award nomination, please take a moment to review our guidelines and eligibility requirements.


If you require any assistance during the application process, please reach out to alumni@ucalgary.ca and we'll be happy to help.

Nominations must be submitted by midnight, March 3, 2024.

The highest honour awarded by the by the UCalgary Alumni Association, the Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement, recognizes a graduate who over the course of their life has made a notable contributions that have improved their profession and community. Having reached the pinnacle of professional and personal success, they enrich the lives of others through their leadership, shared knowledge, creativity, and innovation.


   Nominations should answer the following questions:
 

  • What unique contributions has the nominee made to their profession and community?
  • How has the candidate's professional or personal success enriched the lives of others?
  • In what ways was the candidate strikingly innovative in bringing about lasting change in their profession, community, or beyond? 


A strong nomination includes letters of support (up to four), only one is required. Letters of support should be written by peers or individuals who can speak to the nominee’s impact on their profession and/or community. Please describe and interpret your candidate’s accomplishments in terms that a lay reader can understand. 


Before submitting an Arch Award nomination, please take a moment to review our guidelines and eligibility requirements.


If you require any assistance during the application process, please reach out to alumni@ucalgary.ca and we'll be happy to help.

Nominations must be submitted by midnight, March 3, 2024.
 

CONNECT. ENGAGE. INSPIRE

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. 

Overview:

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.)

Outreach 

  • 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

benjamin.fleury@ucalgary.ca 


 

University of Calgary Alumni