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Nominate an alum

Help us celebrate the remarkable achievements of University of Victoria graduates. Nominate a friend, family member, colleague or former classmate for a Distinguished Alumni Award in 1 of 3 categories:

  • Presidents’ Alumni Awards
  • Indigenous Community Alumni Awards
  • Emerging Alumni Awards

Learn more about each category.


  • to be eligible, your nominee must a hold degree, diploma or certificate from UVic (as conferred by the Senate), have completed 15 units of studies at Victoria College or graduated from Victoria Normal School
  • alumni who have only received an honorary degree from UVic are not eligible
  • current or recent members of the UVic Alumni Association Board (i.e., past 2 years) and members of their families are not eligible
  • members of public office are not eligible during their term
  • alumni who have previously received a Distinguished Alumni Award are not eligible
  • nominees for the Emerging Alumni Award must have graduated within 10 years of the nomination deadline

How to nominate

Each nomination submitted via the online form must include:


  • nominations for the 2024 awards are now closed
  • nominations for Distinguished Alumni Awards are accepted year-round
  • cut-off for consideration for the 2025 awards is Oct. 18, 2024

More information for nominators

  • nominees who were not selected for an award for 2024 will see their nomination packages moved forward for up to two years, given they maintain eligibility for the category. The Alumni Relations office will follow up with nominators with any suggestions offered by the Selection Committee to help enhance submissions
  • we strongly recommend you connect with nominees while compiling the nomination package, as they may be able to provide key information to support and strengthen the submission
  • If you would like to submit your nomination using an alternative method or require additional support, please contact


UVic embeds practices of equity, diversity, accessibility, inclusion and dialogue throughout the university community so that all members feel welcomed, valued and supported to achieve their highest potential. We welcome and encourage nominations that reflect the diversity of our graduates.

Need help?

Email us or call 250-721-6000 if you have questions about eligibility or how to submit a nomination form.