Distinguished Alumni Awards



Nomination period is now closed

Keep an eye on our website and social media for upcoming information on the chosen recipients.

The award ceremony will take place on October 11, 2018 at the Laurentian Unviersity McEwen School of Architecture, in the Susan and Perry Dellelce Atrium.



The Awards

Alumni Honour Award

Description: Laurentian University Alumni Association aims to celebrate alumni who have achieved recognized success in their professional activities, their community endeavours or in making significant contributions to Laurentian University and the Laurentian University Alumni Association. The Alumni Honour Award is intended to foster alumni relations and to create an Alumni Honour community. There may be multiple awards each year under this category.


Distinguished Leadership Award

Description: Laurentian University alumni have attained and maintained national and international recognition of excellence in their service to a profession, a sector of activity and/or a community during their entire career, and most importantly beyond the recognition of a single remarkable achievement. The Distinguished Leadership Award is Laurentian University Alumni Association’s highest honour. Only one recipient will be awarded in any given year.


Trailblazer Award

Alumna or Alumnus who has created a new process, product, service, or organization

Description: Laurentian University alumni embody an entrepreneurial spirit that has generated significant impact within their profession, community or society-at-large by leading innovative programs, research, processes, products, services or businesses. The Trailblazer Award celebrates the innovative spirit that actively seeks change rather than waiting to adapt to change, a spirit of making things better that is promoted and celebrated within Laurentian University.


Rising Star Achievement Award

Alumna or Alumnus who has graduated 10 years ago, or less

Description: Laurentian University prides itself on providing the very best academic programs and co-curricular activities to help launch its graduates to promising futures. The Rising Star Achievement Award recognizes those alumni who achieved an exception level of distinction, creative leadership and contribution to their profession or to their community, even before reaching the midpoint of their professional career. These significant achievements bring distinction to themselves, credit to the University, and real benefit to their communities.


Catalyst Award

Special consideration to community members, including non-alumni, that volunteer directly or on behalf of Laurentian University

Description: Laurentian University Alumni Association fosters a sense of belonging to the university and encourages alumni and non-alumni to devote their time and energy to supporting the university and building strong communities, being catalysts for change and progress. The Catalyst Award recognizes someone who is frequently rising to the occasion by providing extended and extraordinary service in unique ways:

  • Supporting the academic success of Laurentian University students and their transition to careers;
  • Spearheading important community initiatives;
  • Possessing values that reflect those of the University.