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Award categories and criteria

The Alumni Recognition Awards includes 11 award categories that recognize the contributions of graduates and members of 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. Past recipients >

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. Past recipients >

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. Past recipients >

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. Past recipients >

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. Past recipients >

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. Past recipients >

Outstanding Student Leader Award

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

Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Award*

This newly established 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.

*This award will be officially named later, at the discretion of the CUAA Alumni Recognition Awards Committee.

2020 Alumni Recognition Awards recipients

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