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Alumni Recognition Awards

Each year the Concordia Alumni Association (CUAA) celebrates alumni, students, friends, faculty and staff who have made a significant impact to the Concordia community.

Humberto Santos Award of Merit and Service

This most prestigious honour is awarded to a graduate who has made a lifetime contribution of exceptional leadership and service to the university and/or the association. 

Read more about Humberto Santos, BComm 75, MBA 79. 

John F. Lemieux Young Alumni Medal

Awarded to a recent graduate (from the last 10 years) whose trailblazing spirit and next-generation approach in the pursuit of excellence challenges current-day boundaries in their field. 

Read more about John F. Lemieux, BA 66. 

Honorary Life Membership

Awarded to a non-graduate ambassador with a long-term commitment of outstanding service to the alumni association and/or the university. 

Benoît Pelland Alumnus/Alumna of the Year

Awarded to a graduate who has demonstrated professional excellence, community leadership and a long-term commitment of outstanding service in their field. 

Read more about Benoît Pelland, BAdmin 88. 

International Excellence Award

Awarded to a student, graduate or community of graduates outside of Montreal who — through exceptional leadership and outstanding volunteer service in the alumni or student community — has enhanced the reputation and prestige of the alumni association or university.

Outstanding Staff and Faculty Award

Awarded to either a faculty or staff member who embraces innovation in their work and/or field of practice through the sharing of knowledge, teaching ability, and/or their contribution to their team, department or university community.

Outstanding Student Leader Award

Awarded to a Concordia student leader who is an outstanding contributor to student life and the university community.

Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Award

This new award will be presented to a graduate or student who demonstrates leadership, exemplifies excellence and promotes justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion through community service or student activities

MBA Alumnus/Alumna of the Year

Awarded to an MBA graduate who has demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and dedication to both their community and the university.

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