Celebration of Service

The University of Alberta believes our staff members are one of our most valuable assets. Our commitment to excellence is realized through contributions of loyal individuals whose long service plays an invaluable role in the university's growth, development and successes. The university is committed to acknowledging such dedication towards advancing teaching, learning and community service.


Those eligible for recognition include all University of Alberta faculty and staff members who have service reflecting 25, 30, 35, 40 or 45 years of service within the calendar year at 5 year increments. 


At Celebration of Service, a formal event and reception held each fall, we publicly recognize individuals that have served for 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years. Individuals names are also published on the university's website. Beginning in 2018, names will no longer be published in the Edmonton Journal.

Award Process

Recipients invited to the celebration will receive information on the selection of gifts available for their milestone. Recipients will receive the ordering information via email prior to the ceremony. A deadline for ordering will be articulated and following that deadline, recipients can expect a wait period of approximately 6 weeks (excluding holiday closures). Once the gifts arrive, recipients will be contacted and asked to collect their gift.

Gift Selection

Visit the University Bookstore's Celebration of Service (October - December)  to view the brochure corresponding to your years of service. Choose the gift you wish to order. Complete your order by accessing the order form link located on the top left of the first page.

The gifts are restricted to individuals who will be honoured at the 2021 Celebration of Service event.

If you have questions or concerns, please direct inquiries to the contact listed on the last page of your brochure.