Reconciliation and Decolonization Alumni Award

As part of its recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the UBC Faculty of Education is pleased to announce a new award, the Reconciliation and Decolonization Alumni Award.

Award Description

The UBC Faculty of Education Reconciliation and Decolonization Alumni Award: Recognizing alumni who are reconciling or decolonizing education, acknowledges extraordinary alumni who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, integrity, respect, and commitment to furthering decolonization efforts or reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples or communities, or who have inspired others to continue decolonization or reconciliation efforts. The awardee may be Indigenous or non-Indigenous.

Award Criteria

Nominees must:

  • Have a graduate and/or undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Education—while not a requirement, preference will be given to alum who have graduated within the last 15 years
  • Understand experiences and knowledge about reconciling and/or decolonizing education
  • Demonstrate leadership and/or mentorship in reconciling and/or decolonizing
  • Have a track record in advancing collaborative and inclusive stances and/or initiatives related to reconciling and decolonizing
  • Have plans for advancing reconciliation and/or decolonization

While previous award winners are not eligible, previous nominees may be re-nominated.


To nominate an individual for the Reconciliation and Decolonization Alumni Award, complete the Nomination Form below by the deadline. Nominations must include:

  • Nomination letter (no more than 2 pages)
  • Two letters of support (each no more than 2 pages)
  • One optional file/piece of information in any form (must fit on no more than two standard 8.5”x 11” pages)

Nominators need not be UBC alumni.

Recipients will Receive

  • $1,000
  • An award plaque
  • An event celebrating their achievements


Questions? Please contact or (604) 827-2221.
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View previous recipients


Nominate Now. Submission deadline has been extended to May 15, 2024.

Thank you for your interest in the 2024 Reconciliation and Decolonization Alumni Award. Nominations are now closed, but we encourage you to keep an eye out for next year's nominations.

2023 Recipients

Recipients of the inaugural 2023 UBC Faculty of Education Reconciliation and Decolonization Alumni Award! Read more.

Marjorie Dumont, BEd’96, MEd’14
Mindy Carter, PhD’12

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