Alumni Awards

One World Alumni Award

The award-winning One World Alumni Awards presented by TD Insurance are designed to align with the strategic priorities of Saint Mary’s University. Students and alumni of Saint Mary’s are making meaningful impact in their communities, be it on campus or all over the world, which speaks to our strategic priority of value and values, emphasizing the Santamarian values of student leadership, social responsibility, and cultural diversity.

One World 2016 cheque

2016 recipients: Laing House

Distinguished Community Service 

The Distinguished Community Service Award is presented to a member of the Saint Mary's University Alumni Association who has made an outstanding contribution to their community.

2016 recipient: Marsha Sobey BEd'82

2016 recipient: Richard Butler BA'69

Alumni Volunteer of the Year 

The Alumni Volunteer of Year Award recognizes two candidates annually who have shown outstanding voluntary service to the Saint Mary's University Alumni Association.

2016 recipient: Mike McKenzie BComm'80

Young Alumni of the Year 

The Young Alumni of the Year Award is presented to a young alumnus/a who display outstanding achievements that may have earned them regional, national or international recognition through:  service to humanity, their profession, volunteerism or community service, the advancement of knowledge, or service to Saint Mary's University.

2016 recipient: Erica Sosnowski EMBA'15

Associate Alumni of the Year 

The Associate Alumni Award recognizes those who are not alumni but have shown dedication and support to the University and its endeavours. A maximum of three candidates per year will be granted this distinction, and given full Alumni Association privileges.











2016 recipient: David Gauthier, Chair of Internationalization and Intercultural Development, former Vice President Academic & Research

Father William A. Stewart, S.J. Medal for Excellence in Teaching 

The Father William A. Stewart, S.J. Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded to current full-time faculty members who have made significant contributions to the education of Saint Mary's students through excellence in teaching and service.

2017 recipient: Dr. Marc G. Doucet, Department of Political Science


Please click on the above award categories to see the criteria for each award. Applications for 2017 are due July 14, 2017.

The Alumni Association is proud to honour the 2016 Alumni Award recipients, celebrated at the One World Alumni Awards Gala.

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