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2021 DAA Recipients Announced!

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Congratulations 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards recipients

  • Join is at the hybrid in-person and virtual DAA 2021 Celebration of Excellence Gala on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022.  Stay tuned for further details.

    Learn more about our outstanding recipients in UM Today The Magazine. Stay tuned for the Celebration of Excellence, honouring these recipients, in early 2022!

    Past DAA recipients

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Nominations now closed for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards (DAA).

Celebrate UM graduates who have achieved outstanding accomplishments in their professional and personal lives. Congratulations to all past DAA recipients.

For more information, please contact Roslyn Dally

How to nominate

Eligibility requirements

Alumni who have received an honorary degree bestowed by the University of Manitoba have received the institution’s highest honour and therefore are not eligible for nomination. In addition, the following alumni cannot be nominated:

  • Those who currently hold political office at a local, provincial/state, or national level
  • Members of the Distinguished Alumni Awards Selection Panel
  • Members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Members of the University of Manitoba Board of Governors

Award categories

DAA nominations open annually and mark an excellent opportunity to recognize UM alumni who are an inspiration to fellow alumni, current students and the community, both close to home and around the globe.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognizes graduates who have shown personal and professional achievements throughout their lifetime and continue to make significant contributions to their profession, their community and the University of Manitoba.

Nominees must demonstrate a lifetime of:

  • outstanding contributions that made a transformative impact within their community
  • exemplary achievement throughout their lifetime
  • service to the University of Manitoba

Professional Achievement Award

This award recognizes graduates who have reached the pinnacle of and are at the top of their professional career, and have previously received recognition from within their discipline.

Nominees must demonstrate:

  • a standard of professional excellence that inspires their colleagues and peers
  • exceptional leadership in his/her profession
  • outstanding achievements recognized by the nominee’s professional community

Community Service Award

This award recognizes graduates who have had a transformative impact on those in their community, either on the local, national or international stage.

Nominees must demonstrate:

  • extraordinary efforts that have made a positive impact on their community
  • community service or volunteer work that has engaged and inspired others
  • community service outside of their professional discipline in a voluntary, charitable and non-paid capacity

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

This award recognizes graduates who are under the age of 35 before the close of nominations who have demonstrated significant contributions to their field of endeavour, their community and the University of Manitoba.

Nominees must demonstrate:

  • inspiring achievements in their field
  • contributions that have had a transformative impact in their community
  • service to the University of Manitoba

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Contact us

Roslyn Dally
Alumni Outreach & Engagement Lead
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6 Canada