Susan Keating-Bekkers, Loran Morrison, George Elliott Clarke and Omar Gandhi.

In 2019, we officially named our alumni awards the Aurum Awards. The Aurum Awards build on the outstanding achievements and legacy of past Dalhousie Alumni Award recipients.

As the Aurum Awards do now, the Dalhousie Alumni Awards recognized and celebrated members of the Dal alumni community who are difference makers in their communities. We are proud of the accomplishments of our alumni, and recognize their contributions to volunteerism, public service, the advancement of Dalhousie and more.

The A. Gordon Archibald Award recognized alumni for benefiting Dalhousie through volunteerism.

2017

Susan Keating-Bekkers (DipDH’91) | Watch her video (links to Dal YT channel)

2016

Kevin Bourgeois (MBA’96) | Watch his video (links to Dal YT channel)

2015

Dr. Douglas C. Mackay (BComm’53, LLD’93) | Watch his video (links to Dal YT channel)

2014

Dale Ells (DDIP (Agriculture)’59)

2013

Scott Shepherd (MBA’83)

2012

Senator James Cowan, QC (BA’62, LLB’65, LLD’09)

2011

Nancy Tower (BComm’81)

2010

Dr. Carmen Moir (BSc’50, DEd’51, BEd’53, LLD’92)

2009

Dr. David Precious (DDS’69, MSc’72)

2008

Dr. Denis Stairs, OC (BA’61)

2007

Dr. Margaret Casey, CM (MD’68, LLD’04)

2006

Dr. John Christie (DDS’71)

2005

Bob Parkin (BScPharm’51, MD’56)

Sheri Price (BScN’92, MN’01)

Joel Jacobson (BComm’63)

2004

Ron Gilkie (BSc/DipEng’60, BEng’62, MEng’64)

Peter Doig (BA’51, BComm’53)

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2003

Diane Bell (BSc’84)

Robert Anderson (MD’54, PGM’59)

Judi Rice (BPE’75)

2002

Hon. J. James Kinley (BSc’46, DipEng’46, BEng’48, DEng’95)

Joan Gilroy (BA’56, MSW’58)

Edwin Harris (BComm’54, LLB’58)

2001

Donna Curry (BSc’62, MD’67)

Doug Reid (BComm’82)

2000

Elaine Gordon (DDS’69)

Frank Lovely (DDS’59)

Rod MacLennan (BSc’60, LLD98)

1999

Wes Campbell (DipEng’61, BEng’62, LLB’66)

Bernadette Macdonald (LLB’78)

Fred Fountain (LLB’74)

1998

Peggy Weld

Doug Eisner

Stewart McInnes

1997

Rand Matheson

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Struan Robertson

1996

George Cooper

1995

George Piercey

1994

Reuben Cohen

1993

Mona Campbell

1992

John Lindsay

1991

Margaret Godsoe

1990

George Thompson

1989

Gordon Archibald

The Volunteerism Award acknowledged alumni whose volunteer efforts established or supported an important local, regional, national or global program.

2017

Loran Morrison (BSc’11, BSc’14, MD’19) | Watch her video

2016

Glenn Dodge (BComm’91, LLB’94) | Watch his video

2015

Dr. Ian Doyle (DDS’78) | Watch his video

2014

Dr. Colin van Zoost (MD’09)

2013

Eleftherios (Terry) Michalopoulos  (BA’12)

The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrated accomplishments of alumni in career and community service.

2017

George Elliott Clarke (MA’89, LLD’99) | Watch his video

2016

Dr. John Akabutu (MD’67) | Watch his video

2015

Justine Fedak (MBA’01) | Watch her video

2014

Ronald Gilkie (BSc’60, BEng’62, MEng’64)

2013

Dr. Margaret Fitch (BScN’73)

2012

The Hon Justice W. Andrew MacKay (BA’50, LLB’53, LLM’54, LLD’03), Dalhousie University president and vice-chancellor, 1981-86

2011

William R. Crosbie (LLB’82)

2010

Dr. Cathy Campbell (BPE’75, MSc’77)

2009

Dr. Nuala Kenny (MD’72)

2008

Budge Wilson, CM (BA’49, DEd’53)

2007

James B. Morrow (PEng, DipEng’48, BEng’50, DEng’79)

2006

Dr. David Fraser (MD’58)

The Christopher J. Coulter Award shone the spotlight on young alumni achieving success in their career, community or personal life.

2017

Omar Gandhi (BEDS’03, MARFP’05)

2016

Dr. Asile (BSc’03, DDS’08)

Dr. Asraa El-Darahali (DDS’13)

2015

Sara Austin (BA’98)

2014

Christy Sutherland (MD’08)

2013

Dr. Jordon Sheriko (MD’11)

2012

Erin O’Toole (LLB’03)

2011

Dr. Carolyn Watts (BSc’94, MD’98)

Benjie Nycum (BEDS’95, MARFP’97)

2009

Rose Cousins (BScK’97)

2008

Christopher Crowell (LLB/MBA’02)

2007

Sean Foreman (LLB’98)

2006

Dr. Patricia Benoit Chafe (BSc’88, BScHC’89, BEd’92, PhD’99)