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Proudly UNB awards

Proudly UNB Awards

Exemplifying excellence

Alumni of the University of New Brunswick are changemakers distinguishing themselves through outstanding service to their alma mater, their communities, province, or country, and beyond. The Proudly UNB Awards recognize these outstanding alumni and demonstrate our pride in their accomplishments.

Award nominations

The Proudly UNB Awards honour the recipients’ achievements and demonstrate UNB's pride in their personal and professional accomplishments.

We are now accepting nominations for our 2022 Proudly UNB Awards program. Nominate a distinguished UNB grad for one of the following award categories:

Award Categories

The Alumni Award of Distinction recognizes the significant contributions made by UNB alumni in their local communities and beyond.

Alumni are recognized for truly outstanding achievements that may have earned them regional, national or international recognition or prominence through service to humanity; their professions and/or volunteer organizations; community service; advancement of knowledge; or service to the University of New Brunswick and/or the Associated Alumni. (Up to five recipients per year.)


The Young Alumni Achievement Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of University of New Brunswick alumni 35 years of age or younger.

Young alumni are recognized for truly outstanding achievements that may have earned them regional, national or international recognition or prominence through service to humanity; their professions and/or volunteer organizations; community service; advancement of knowledge; or service to the University of New Brunswick and/or the Associated Alumni. (Up to five recipients per year.)


The Alumni Group of the Year Award is presented to a recognized Associated Alumni group. To be considered for the award, the group must have met one or more of the following:

  1. Supported the UNB Associated Alumni by:
    1. providing opportunities for alumni to stay connected with the University of New Brunswick;
    2. promoting the University of New Brunswick through a strong alumni network; and
    3. further developing and promoting the alumni pride and loyalty for the University of New Brunswick.
  2. Coordinated programs on behalf of the Associated Alumni and/or University including the introduction of new programs for alumni participation.
  3. Demonstrated solid growth by activating alumni.
The group may have also had an impact beyond the university and Associated Alumni by supporting other community or charitable organizations.

The Volunteer of the Year is presented to an alumni volunteer who has contributed to the University and/or the Associated Alumni either as a member of an alumni group or individually.

To be considered for the award, the nominee:

  1. must have participated in alumni activities in the past 12 months;
  2. may have been involved with other community or charitable organizations;
  3. may have significantly contributed to advancing the goals of the alumni program; and
  4. is a member of the Associated Alumni.

Nominations close on November 7, 2021 (no late submissions will be accepted).

Submit a nomination.

Please review this nomination form, including the required application questions, before you submit your nomination.

Previous Proudly UNB award recipients

2020 | 2019  |  2018  |  2017  |  2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  | 2008  |  2007  |  2006  |  2005

Alumni Award of Honour Recipients 1971-2004

The Alumni Award of Honour, created in 1971, recognizes outstanding service and commitment to UNB and the Associated Alumni. Recipients of this award are chosen by the UNB Associated Alumni Executive.

The Alumni Office also recognizes individuals who did not attend UNB but have contributed to the University of New Brunswick and/or the UNB Associated Alumni in a significant way. These individuals are given Honorary Alumni Memberships by the Associated Alumni.

View highlights from our 2019 Proudly UNB Award celebration, held in Saint John, NB.