UVic alumni awards

The 2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards have been announced. 

Meet this year's recipients.

How to nominate

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 one of three categories.

Nominations for the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards have now closed. We look forward to celebrating the recipients in spring 2023. If you have questions about nominations or the awards, please contact alumni@uvic.ca or 250-721-6000.

Award categories

Presidents' Alumni Awards

Top awards given by the President of University of Victoria (UVic) and the President of the UVic Alumni Association (UVAA) to distinguished alumni. The Presidents’ Alumni Award is the Alumni Association’s highest honour. This award recognizes the outstanding lifetime accomplishments of alumni who have earned national or international regard or have had significant local impact as a result of their outstanding professional achievements and/or service to society.

Emerging Alumni Awards

Recognize the outstanding professional achievements and/or contributions of recent alumni to the community. Recipients must have been graduated 10 years or less at time of nomination deadline.

Indigenous Community Alumni Awards

Recognize contributions of alumni to Indigenous communities, which have improved outcomes for Indigenous people and contributes to Truth and Reconciliation. Minimum of one award to be given to an Indigenous graduate.


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.

Information for nominators

If you have previously shared a nomination that was unsuccessful, we encourage you to resubmit again this year.

Each nomination package must contain a complete nomination form, written statement, and up to three letters of support.

As you compile the nomination package, there will be pieces of key information to support your submission that you may only learn from the nominee themselves. This information could deeply enhance and strengthen the nomination. Therefore, we strongly recommend nominators notify nominees of any submissions.