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 Nominations Now Open!

Nominations are being accepted for those individuals and/or groups who can demonstrate their exceptional service to the University of Alberta through the impact of their community involvement. Selected recipients will be celebrated at a Spring celebration in the following three categories:

Community Scholar Award

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 Leader Award

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 Award

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.
Nominations will be accepted from December 1, 2017 until 4 p.m. on January 31, 2018.
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