University of Alberta alumni bring honour to themselves and their alma mater in a multitude of ways. Each year at a gala ceremony, the University of Alberta Alumni Association recognizes outstanding alumni and their contributions to society.
The Alumni Recognition Awards celebrate the diverse accomplishments of alumni and the recognition they bring to the University.
- The Distinguished Alumni Award, the Alumni Association's most prestigious award recognizes living University of Alberta graduates whose truly outstanding achievements have earned them national or international prominence. Alumni who are chosen to receive Distinguished Alumni Awards are also inducted to the Alumni Wall of Recognition.
- The Award of Excellence recognizes specific, recent accomplishments of University of Alberta graduates.
- The Alumni Horizon Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of University of Alberta alumni early in their careers.
- The Alumni Honour Award recognizes the significant contributions made over a number of years by University of Alberta alumni in their local communities and beyond.