May 24, 2019

UCalgary pays tribute to extraordinary faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars who shape our community

Congratulations to these 254 Recognition Award recipients and nominees

At an afternoon of celebration and ceremony, more than 200 invitees and their guests packed Mac Hall A/B on May 21 to pay tribute to the many UCalgary faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars who make the University of Calgary a great place to learn and work.

With 26 individuals receiving 25-year service awards, 127 individuals receiving 15-year service awards, 27 individuals and teams receiving U Make a Difference Awards, the afternoon honoured those who use their talent and efforts to inspire colleagues through innovation, collaboration and positivity.

While addressing the crowd to open the ceremony, President Ed McCauley emphasized the importance of recognition at the university — and its impact on our community as a whole.

“The Recognition Awards recipients and nominees have each used their talents to promote the extraordinary in our campus culture, programs and research,” Dr. McCauley says. “Every member of our university family has something important to contribute, so it’s essential that we celebrate these achievements and support professional fulfillment through development, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking.”

Visit the recognition website where all the U Make a Difference nominees and recipients are featured in detail.

Congratulations to the 2019 Recognition Awards recipients and nominees!

The University of Calgary is committed to promoting and enhancing a strong culture of recognition within the university community at all levels. The university supports faculty and staff to learn, reflect and explore new approaches to recognition and appreciation in the workplace. Visit to discover more or join the conversation on Twitter with #UCalgaryRecognition.  

Recognition and reward is one of the 13 factors illustrated in the National Standard. The University of Calgary is a recipient of the Excellence Canada Mental Health at Work Silver Level Certification in this area. Visit WellBeing and WorkLife to learn more about the implementation of the National Standard at the University of Calgary and to learn about existing programs and resources that support each of the 13 Factors.