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.

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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.