2017 student & alumni award nominations closing soon!

Do you know an outstanding Athabasca University student or alumni? We think that recognizing our students and alumni and all of the great things they do is worth celebrating, and we want to hear from you. Don’t take too long, nomination deadline is April 30, 2017.

You can nominate a graduate or soon-to-be graduate in one of four categories:

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the accomplishments of an AU graduate who has brought honour and prestige to the university. The recipient of this award will be selected based on:

  • outstanding contributions to any field of human endeavor;
  • extraordinary contributions to his or her community; and
  • exemplary service to Athabasca University.

The Rising Star Award recognizes an AU graduate who has demonstrated leadership and made significant contributions to area(s) of expertise early in his or her career or who has recently advanced significantly in his or her career. The recipient of this award will be selected based on:

  • substantial contributions and demonstrations of leadership, either early in their career or immediately after a significant career change;
  • rapid career advancement;
  • significant success at an early age or in a new industry; and
  • exemplary service to Athabasca University.

The Future Alumni Award recognizes the leadership, service and potential of a current AU student who has completed a minimum of 15 course credits at AU. The recipient of this award will be selected based on:

  • leadership in and substantial contributions to community or career while balancing the demands of student life;
  • academic excellence and potential for future personal and professional growth and achievement; and
  • exemplary service to Athabasca University and fellow students.

The Volunteer Service Award recognizes an AU graduate for volunteer service that demonstrates having made a difference to the well-being of others, at home or abroad. The recipient of this award will be selected based on:

  • a spirit of volunteerism and community service demonstrated through active, unpaid involvement in and contributions to his or her community; and
  • a record of exceptional commitment, service, creativity, co-operation or leadership that inspires others to engage in volunteer service.

If you know the perfect candidate, please fill out the nomination form here.