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The Carleton University Alumni Association offers a suite of awards to showcase the achievements of members of the University Community.
The A.D. Dunton Alumni Award of Distinction is Carleton’s highest alumni honour. It is given annually by the Carleton University Alumni Association (CUAA) to a graduate in recognition of outstanding achievement or contribution in any field of endeavour.
The award is named in memory of Carleton’s fourth president, who served the university from 1958-1972. Arnold Davidson Dunton was a man whose own outstanding achievements and contributions to his country, as a journalist, head of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Co-Chairman of the Bilingualism and Biculturalism Commission, are legendary. Through his dynamic leadership, the University grew and prospered and its reputation as a national institution of learning with unique strengths was firmly established.
Above all, A.D. Dunton was a fitting role model for Carleton—someone whose remarkable achievements and commitment inspired the entire university community to excel. With this award, the CUAA recognizes those graduates whose individual accomplishments continue to inspire and motivate us all.
View a complete list of all winners of the A.D. Dunton Alumni Award of Distinction.
Do you know of a graduate whose contributions merit the A.D. Dunton Alumni Award of Distinction? Submit a nomination by filling out the following form. The deadline for nominations for this award is February 29.
The Alumni Volunteer of the Year award was established in 2004 to recognize one of the university’s greatest assets—our dedicated alumni volunteers. The award is given annually to an active member of the Carleton University Alumni Association whose spirit and commitment to Carleton are exemplary.
Through their time and effort, these selfless individuals advance Carleton in Ottawa, across Canada and around the world. They are our greatest ambassadors who have made an identifiable, exemplary contribution which benefits the Alumni Association and/or Carleton University, its programs, student or alumni population. Their efforts encourage other graduates to stay connected with Carleton.
They remind other graduates to be proud of their degrees, and encourage them to send their sons, daughters and neighbours here for their post-secondary education. And they help convince others to give back to the university, to ensure our students have the best resources available for a dynamic education.
View a complete list of all winners of the Volunteer of the Year award.
Do you know of a graduate whose contributions merit the Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award? Submit a nomination by filling out the following form. Nomination deadline is February 29.
Nominators should demonstrate how the nominee has made a difference to the University by identifying the length of their volunteer involvement, areas of concentration and examples of the nominee’s loyalty and commitment.
The selection process is led by the Director, Alumni and Donor Relations. A nomination package must include a completed nomination form and additional supporting documentation nominators deem appropriate.
“It is people, not buildings, that make an institution; and if we can put our hearts to it we can do something worthwhile.” — Henry Marshall Tory, June 18, 1942
Carleton University was established in 1942, because of the dedication and commitment of our founders—a small group of Ottawa citizens, led by Dr. Henry Marshall Tory, who dared to imagine a university in the nation’s capital that would serve Canadians whose education was interrupted by World War II.
It is our individual founders – past, present and future – whose commitment has helped build one of Canada’s most respected universities and whose leadership will ascertain our future.
The Founders Award, Carleton’s highest non-academic honour, was inaugurated in June 1996 to recognize and pay tribute to those individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of Carleton through their dedication, generosity and commitment to the values of the university. It is awarded annually, when merited, at Spring Convocation.
View other winners of the Founders Award.
Do you know of someone whose achievements merit the Founders Award? Submit a nomination by filling out the following form. The nomination deadline is February 29.
Established in 2012 by the Carleton University Alumni Association to commemorate Carleton’s 70th Anniversary, the Humanitarian Alumni Award pays tribute to graduates who have made significant contributions to the well-being of society and to members of society through their dedication, generosity, and commitment to the betterment of the global community.
Presented to a Carleton University alumna/alumnus in recognition of his or her distinguished volunteer community service, at home or abroad, which has made a difference to the well-being of others, these distinguished individuals reflect the values of Carleton University – responsive to the needs of the community, conquering adversity, and skilled and determined to meet the needs of local and global communities.
Do you know of a graduate whose contributions merit the Humanitarian Alumni Award? Submit a nomination by filling out the following form. Nomination deadline is February 29.
Established in 2013 by the Carleton University Alumni Association, the award recognizes a recent graduate who has achieved significant accomplishments in their professional or personal achievements since graduation. They will have received their degree, graduate or undergraduate, within the last 10 years and must be 35 years of age or younger at December 31 of the respective year.
These distinguished young individuals reflect the values of Carleton University and set an inspirational example for future young Carleton alumni to follow.
Do you know of a graduate whose contributions merit the Young Alumni Achievement Award? Submit a nomination by filling out the following form.
Nominations for this award close on February 29.
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