The Aurum Awards recognize alumni for their outstanding achievements and innovation, community engagement and leadership, and contributions to the social, cultural and economic well-being of society.

If you know a Dalhousie graduate who exemplifies these qualities, submit your nomination by January 7, 2020.

Before you get started, read the brief summary of eligibility below.


  • Nominees must be a living alumnus/a of Dalhousie University
  • Self-nominations will be accepted
  • An individual can not be serving on the Dalhousie Board of Governors or the Dalhousie Alumni Association Board
  • An individual can not be a sitting member of a municipal, provincial or federal government
  • Faculty and staff of the university are eligible; however, their contributions should be above and beyond those expected of their normal work duties

Ready to submit a nomination for the 2020 Aurum Awards? Complete the nomination form here »

Review and Selection

  • The awards committee will oversee the selection process
  • Nominees not selected will be held over for the consideration of one additional year
  • Nominators will be given the option to update their submission
  • Chosen honourees and their nominators will be notified by the Alumni Association Board President
  • Awards will be presented in May 2020 during Dal Alumni Days