The accomplishments of the members of UBC’s global community of alumni represent an inspiring account of positive social, cultural, and economic change in the world. Please help us recognize UBC alumni who are advancing their ambitions for a better world.
Nomination deadline: February 16, 2018
2018 Award Criteria
General (selection criteria)
The alumni UBC Achievement Awards recognize graduates, students, faculty and friends of the University of British Columbia for excellence, leadership, and innovation in their achievements and contributions to the social, cultural, and economic well-being of society, which positively reflect on the University of British Columbia. Alumni successes will be recognized through their exemplary contributions in all areas worthy of recognition.
Outstanding/significant will be characterized by qualities including but not limited to:
- Prominence and acclaim in their chosen field
- Consistent and comprehensive record of excellence and achievement beyond the norm
- Persistent effort and courage in the face of adversity
- Innovative and effective approaches to challenging problems
- Ongoing and positive effect on their field and/or other people
This award recognizes a UBC or honorary alumnus / alumna, whose accomplishments in the public, private or not-for-profit sector has made an outstanding contribution to the community.
Research and Innovation Award
This award recognizes a UBC or honorary alumnus / alumna, whose outstanding research or innovation has made a significant impact to the community and society.
Faculty Community Service Award
This award recognizes a UBC faculty member or professor emeritus who has rendered significant community service in areas other than teaching and research.
Global Citizenship Award
This award is given to a UBC alumnus / alumna in recognition of significant community or voluntary service which has gained international recognition and made a global difference.
Honorary Alumni Award
This award recognizes outstanding contributions made by a non-UBC alumnus / alumna to UBC.
Volunteer Leadership Award
This award honours a UBC or honorary alumnus/ alumna – or group of alumni – who has contributed significantly as a volunteer to the community over a sustained period. Through their leadership, they have enriched the lives of others with their generous gifts of time, talent, or treasure.
Young Alumni Award
This award recognizes a young UBC alumnus / alumna (aged 35 or under) whose accomplishments are of such excellence that they provide inspiration and leadership to students and other young alumni. The recipient has shown significant leadership in either in their professional career and/or community, public or humanitarian service.