Alumni Awards

2023 Alumni Awards

On October 25 the atmosphere was energetic as we celebrated the 2023 Alumni Award recipients who embody passion, purpose and positive change. Five award categories highlighted individual achievements in professional excellence, university service, emerging leadership potential, provincial and national influence, and impactful innovation.

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2023 Distinguished Alumni Award

The 2023 recipients of the Alumni Association’s highest honour, the Distinguished Alumni Award, broke free of the status quo to create far-reaching transformation. With a little more bold thinking and risk taking, these University of Alberta graduates have gone all-in — and shaped our world in the process.

Four University of Alberta alumni have turned passion into action — and brightened the futures of many

Robert G. Bertram, ’71 MBA

Senior executive, governance advocate, business mentor

Deena Hinshaw, ’97 BSc, ’04 MD, ’08 MPH

Public health doctor and leader

Bruce Ritchie, ’76 BMedSc, ’78 MD

Hematologist, researcher, patient advocate and academic

Gordon H. Wilkes, ’73 BSc(Med), ’75 MD

Doctor, surgeon and innovator


From leaders in healthcare and technology to disruptors in business and social justice, U of A alumni are making their mark on the world. Do you know any who are doing amazing things? Recognize their achievements by nominating them for a University of Alberta Alumni Award! Recognition of outstanding achievement starts with an outstanding nominator.

How to Nominate

Follow our step-by-step guide to complete the nomination package to get started.


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We have recognized many alumni! Find out if a grad you know is already a past recipient.

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Awards Categories

Review our awards categories to find a category best suited to your nominee.

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Selection Process FAQ

Learn more about how award recipients are chosen.

Selection Process FAQ