March 1, 2019

Young Haskayne grads driving innovation in business have new Rising Star Award to strive towards

Haskayne Alumni Awards add recognition for recent grads and celebrate the 20th recipient of the Management Alumni Excellence Award
Haskayne Alumni Awards.

Haskayne Alumni Awards.

A lot can happen in 10 years, particularly for an ambitious Haskayne School of Business graduate. Some alumni hit an amazing role where they can make a big impact right after graduation, while others have headed off to start their own tech ventures. The Rising Star Award is designed to honour recent graduates like these who are taking giant strides in the first decade after graduation.

“This is an exciting opportunity to see who is making an impact in their early career,” says Stella Garcia, associate director, alumni engagement at the Haskayne School. “It is also a chance to showcase new alumni to our students, to their peers and to the business community at the Haskayne Alumni Awards event.”

The award will shine a spotlight on recent Haskayne grads, those who have completed their studies in the past 10 years or less. Nominees will be evaluated on innovation, contributions to the community, advocacy for higher education, and service to the Haskayne School of Business.

Haskayne Alumni Awards: Celebrating big ideas and bold leaders

Those at the peak of their careers have been honoured with a Management Alumni Excellence Awards since 2000. Past recipients include community leaders from a wide variety of industries including energy, residential development, finance and technology.

“Connecting with Haskayne alumni at our annual awards is one of the highlights of my year,” said Dr. Jim Dewald, dean, Haskayne School of Business. “We all leave the event very inspired by the amazing accomplishments achieved by engaging the lessons learned from the Haskayne School of Business.”

Beyond their career achievements, past recipients have continued to support Haskayne and its students along the way. Some have volunteered their time as a judge for the RBC Fast Pitch Competition, served on the Management Advisory Council or have worked to inspire the leaders of tomorrow through the Haskayne mentorship program.

2018 winner Derrick Hunter's award trophy.

2018 winner Derrick Hunter's award trophy.

Of the 25,000 Haskayne grads in more than 90 countries around the world, 19 distinguished alumni have received the prestigious award. In 2019, the 20th recipient will be selected and celebrated.

The first Big Ideas Bold Leaders Honorary Awards will also be bestowed to deserving recipients at the Haskayne Alumni Award event . Haskayne grads that bring people together, shake things up or are inspiring others will be considered for this new honour. The selection committee will evaluate nominees in the areas of inspiring notable change, motivating others and enabling positive change in the community.

Nominations are open to recognize outstanding Haskayne grads

Nominations are open for all of the awards that will be honoured at the Haskayne Alumni Awards. Recognizing an amazing alumnus is easy. Visit the Haskayne Alumni Awards webpage. Answer questions about the deserving recipient in 250 words or less and submit. It is a simple way to honour those working hard to make our community better and to provide inspiration for future leaders.

Come and celebrate on Oct. 17, 2019

The Haskayne Alumni Awards ceremony, which will be held on Oct. 17th, 2019, will bring together generations of Haskayne alumni to connect over cocktails, see faculty both old and new and reminisce about the experiences that made their Haskayne experience outstanding. Hold this date in the calendar. Invites will be emailed to alumni soon. To make sure you don’t miss this exciting event, reach out to