Frequently Asked Questions

What are the nomination criteria?

The criteria vary for each award. Criteria for each award is listed immediately below its title.

Alumni awards are not awarded posthumously.

Nominees must have graduated with a master of public health, master of science or doctor of philosophy degree from the School of Public Health, or a master of health services administration, master of health sciences or postgraduate diploma.

Anyone may submit a nomination; nominators do not have to be a University of Alberta alumnus to submit a nomination.


Are current University of Alberta faculty and staff eligible?

Yes, anyone who is an alumnus of the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta can be nominated, including University of Alberta faculty and staff.

Where can I see a list of previous award recipients?

2016 was the first year an alumni award was awarded. Alumni Award recipients are listed here.

Who selects the recipients?

Award selections are made by members of the Alumni Awards Selection Committee. This committee consists of a group of five School of Public Health stakeholders: one senior faculty member (Dean or Vice-Dean), the Communications and Alumni Associate, one student, one alumnus and one School of Public Health Alumni Chapter executive representative.

How are alumni award recipients selected?

Many factors go into the final decision. Reviewing all nominations received, the Alumni Awards Committee is committed to selecting the most worthy recipients, while ensuring the alumni awards granted represent the diversity of achievements and contributions by School of Public Health graduates.

Who should I approach as a referee?

Ideal referees are people who can personally comment on the specific achievements, contributions and the impact of these actions of the person nominated.

What does a nomination consist of?

The nomination guidelines are listed directly below the different alumni awards.

When will the recipients be announced?

Award recipients will be contacted once selected and the award recipient will be announced publicly in the School of Public Health's e-newsletter in mid-September.

How will the recipients be recognized?

The award recipient will be recognized at the School of Public Health's alumni weekend event usually held at the end of September each year.