CBUAA Annual Awards

A call for nominations for the 2020-2021 CBU Alumni Association Annual Awards is now open.

Each year, these awards are presented to deserving graduates and friends of the University who are making extraordinary contributions to their profession, field of study, volunteer organization, community (local or global), Cape Breton University or CBUAA.

Nominations close on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm. (AST)

AWARD CATEGORIES

  1. Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes alumni of Cape Breton University (or its predecessor institutions) 35 years of age or under who are making extraordinary contributions to their field of endeavour.

To be eligible, the nominee for the Outstanding Young Alumni Award must:

  • Have graduated from Cape Breton University (or its predecessor institutions) in a recognized degree, diploma or certificate program;
  • Be under the age of 35 at the time of the awards ceremony;
  • Be recognized as an emerging leader in their field of endeavour;
  • Have made an outstanding contribution to their profession, field of study, volunteer organization, community (local or global), Cape Breton University or Cape Breton University Alumni Association;
  • Set an example for future young alumni to follow.
  1. International Alumni Award recognizes alumni who attended CBU or its predecessor institutions as an international student, and who has made exceptional accomplishments in their field of endeavour.

To be eligible, the nominee for the International Alumni Award must:

  • Have graduated from Cape Breton University (or its predecessor institutions) in a recognized degree, diploma or certificate program;
  • Have been a citizen of a country other than Canada at the time they enrolled at Cape Breton University;
  • Be recognized as having made exceptional accomplishments in their field of endeavour;
  • Have made an outstanding contribution to their profession, field of study, volunteer organization, community (local or global), Cape Breton University (and its predecessor institutions) or Cape Breton University Alumni Association;
  • Set an example for future international student alumni to follow.
  1. Darrell Flynn Alumni Award recognizes alumni of CBU (or its predecessor institutions) who has shown outstanding voluntary service to Cape Breton University and/or the Cape Breton University Alumni Association.

To be eligible, the nominee for the Darrell Flynn Alumni Award must:

  • Have graduated from Cape Breton University (or its predecessor institutions) in a recognized degree, diploma or certificate program;
  • Be a current or past volunteer with the Cape Breton University Alumni Association;
  • Have made a significant, peer-recognized contribution as an alumni volunteer to further engage members and foster lifelong association with Cape Breton University and the Cape Breton University Alumni Association;
  • Strengthen alumni pride and affinity to Cape Breton University and the Cape Breton University Alumni Association;
  • Demonstrate commitment to the values and goals of Cape Breton University and the Cape Breton University Alumni Association;
  • Set an example for future alumni to follow.
  1. Community Service Award recognizes alumni of Cape Breton University (or its predecessor institutions) who has made an outstanding contribution to their community.

 To be eligible, the nominee for the Community Service Award must:

  • Have graduated from Cape Breton University (or its predecessor institutions) in a recognized degree, diploma or certificate program;
  • Contribute extraordinary community or humanitarian service that has made a difference to the well-being of others and/or their community (local or global);
  • Perform this duty as a professional or volunteer;
  • Set an example for future alumni to follow.
  1. Friend of Cape Breton University Award recognizes a person, group, or enterprise that has made a significant contribution to Cape Breton University.

 To be eligible, the nominee for the Friend of Cape Breton University Award must:

  • Be a person, group or enterprise that demonstrates commitment to Cape Breton University and Cape Breton University Alumni Association values and goals;
  • Show exceptional dedication and support to Cape Breton University and/or Cape Breton University Alumni Association;
  • Contributes to the enhancement of Cape Breton University as a leader within the field of education and the greater community;
  • Strengthen community pride and affinity to Cape Breton University and Cape Breton University Alumni Association.

*Nominee does not have to be a graduate of Cape Breton University*

  1. Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a graduate of Cape Breton University for their extraordinary contribution and achievement in their field of endeavour.

To be eligible, the nominee for the Lifetime Achievement Award must:

  • Have graduated from Cape Breton University (or its predecessor institutions) in a recognized degree, diploma or certificate program;
  • Have made extraordinary contribution in and achievement in their field over the last 20+ years;
  • Be recognized within their community or field as an outstanding leader;
  • Demonstrate commitment to the values and goals of Cape Breton University and the Cape Breton University Alumni Association;
  • Inspire Cape Breton University alumni, faculty, staff and students.

Honorary Alumni

Annually the CBUAA recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Cape Breton University, its students and its alumni.  The Honorary Alumni Award is the highest honor given to individuals who are not graduates of Cape Breton University and who have made significant contributions to CBU’s welfare, reputation, prestige, and pursuit of excellence. This honor is given to those who have shown uncommon support for the University over a considerable period of time.

Cape Breton University Alumni Awards

  • Nomination Form 2020-2021
  • Nominator Information
  • Nominee Information
  • Support Documents