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Submit your DAA nomination

Do you know a UM graduate who has achieved outstanding accomplishments in their professional and personal lives? Nominate them for a Distinguished Alumni Award before November 30, 2024.

For more information, please contact Roslyn Dally by email at

Gather the following nomination package requirements:

About your nominee

  • Contact information for your nominee, including their name, address, email, phone number.
  • Your nominee's University of Manitoba degree(s), diploma(s), and certificate(s).
  • Your nominee's degree(s) obtained at other universities.

About you

  • Your contact information, including your name, address, email, and phone number.
  • Your relationship to the nominee.


  • Contact information for two references for your nominee, including their name, email, phone number, and relationship to the nominee.
  • Two letters of reference for your nominee from two separate individuals other than the nominator or their immediate family members.
  • Each reference letter should have 1-inch margins, font size no smaller than 10 pt, and be typed on the reference’s personal or organizational letterhead to be uploaded in .docx or .pdf format.

Your nomination write-up

Please prepare a write-up not exceeding 600 words for each category you intend to nominate someone. Tip: Please write your write-up and save it to a file before beginning your submission.  Then copy and paste it into the form.

Lifetime Achievement Category

  • Please describe the nominee’s exceptional achievements and leadership in their field throughout their lifetime and how they continue to make significant and transformative contributions to their profession, community and service to UM as an alum, highlighting other awards and honours they have received.

Professional Achievement Category

  • Please describe the nominee's outstanding and transformative professional achievements and exceptional leadership that demonstrates how they have reached the pinnacle of or at the top of their career, a standard of professional excellence throughout their career that has inspired their colleagues and peers, and how they have been recognized by their professional community.

Academic Innovation Category

  • Please describe the nominee’s innovation and research achievements and excellence in academia that have had a major, transformative impact on the community and society to help make for a better world.

Community Service Category

  • Please describe the nominee’s volunteer, charitable and nonpaid efforts to impact, inspire and contribute to others in the community. Define how this community service is clearly outside of or above and beyond their professional discipline.

Outstanding Young Alumni Category

  • Please describe the nominee’s significant contributions and leadership to their field of endeavour, impact on the community, and service to the University of Manitoba as a student and as an alum, emphasizing what makes them exceptional as a young alumni (under the age of 35 before the close of nominations).

Additional Support Material

  • Additional support material (i.e., CV, news articles, etc) of no more than 10 pages may be uploaded to complement the nomination.

Submit your nomination

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