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Thank You for Your Arch Awards Nominations

The nomination period for 2015 now closed and recipients will be announced in mid-September 2015 and celebrated November 19.

If you have any questions about the 2015 Arch Awards, please contact: Lindsay Reid, Director, Programs and Services
(403) 220-8552 or

2015 Arch Awards Categories and Criteria

Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award

This award recognizes outstanding graduates whose contributions have notably improved both their profession and community. They have reached a pinnacle of personal or professional achievement, with a sustained and recognized commitment to their endeavours.  They enrich the lives of others through their leadership, shared knowledge, creativity and innovation and inspire alumni, students, faculty and staff. The Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award is the highest honour presented by the Alumni Association and through their achievements, the recipients bring distinction to the University of Calgary and the alumni community.

Alumni Achievement Awards (new for 2015)
These awards recognise alumni for leadership, innovation and excellence in professional, community and/or personal endeavours. They instill pride in their alma mater and their accomplishments serve as an example to the University of Calgary community. Up to five awards may be presented in a given year.


Meet our 2014 Arch Award recipients

2014 Distinguished Alumni Award

Linda Taylor, BA'76, LLB'79
Executive Director, Office of Administration of Justice
United Nations
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2014 Graduate of the Last Decade 

Dr. Breanne Everett, MD'09, MBA'13
Orpyx Medical Technologies
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2014 Future Alumni Award

Amar Deshwar, BSc'14
Motivational Speaker & Leadership Ambassador
Me to We
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2014 Future Alumni Award

Anna Murray, Student, Faculty of Law
Senior Advisor, Corporate Affairs
Talisman Energy 
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The UCalgary Alumni Association thanks TD Insurance for their support of the Arch Awards.