Community Connections Awards


Our ability to contribute to society flows in large measure from our ability to connect with our communities. That’s why the University of Alberta’s Community Connections Awards honour those individuals and groups who have embodied the U of A’s promise to “uplift the whole people” by volunteering to share their expertise, time, and energy for the benefit of the public good. Three awards are presented annually to those who support, study and work at the University of Alberta.

2018 Honorees

This year the Community Connections Awards are honouring Michael Frishkopf, the AlbertaSat team, and Michael Aherne for their exceptional service to the University of Alberta through their community involvement. 

Community Scholar

Recognizes U of A tenure track faculty, sessional instructors, and/or lecturers who have demonstrated their exceptional commitment to community research and scholarship by going above and beyond their regular university duties to share and translate their area of expertise for the betterment of the community.

Community Leaders

Recognizes U of A employees, post-doctoral fellows, and/or students who have embraced opportunities above and beyond their regular university responsibilities to build, enhance, and sustain engagement with the broader community.

UAlberta Advocate

Recognizes a member or team from the broader community who has contributed to the betterment of the U of A experience. Though not U of A employees or students, their efforts have enhanced the U of A’s reputation and raised its profile with neighbouring communities near and far.