Alumni Award Nominations

St. Mike’s has created several alumni awards to honour our outstanding alumni. Submissions for 2024 awards are due by March 15, 2024. Any submissions received after then will be held for consideration in 2025. The nomination form is available online. Information about the awards is listed below.

Dr. Richard Alway Award
Named for Dr. Richard Alway (SMC 6T2), St. Michael’s President for 18 years, and established in 2007 by our Alumni Association. The Alway Award is given in recognition of alumni whose significant contributions to society bring esteem to them and to the College.

Spirit of St. Mike’s Award
This award is presented to an exceptional member of the alumni community who embodies the values of St Mike’s – Human Dignity, Community, Social Justice, Service, and Sustainability – in their professional, leadership and community impact roles.

Young Alumni Impact Award
Presented annually to a member of the alumni community who graduated from St. Mike’s in the last 10 years who has made a distinguished and outstanding impact in their professional accomplishments, and contributions of service to benefit society.

Prof. Victoria Mueller-Carson Trailblazer Award
For more than 100 years women have made their mark at the University of St. Michael’s College. As the first women trailblazers, the Loretto Sisters and the Sisters of St. Joseph arrived at St. Mike’s as professors and advocates for women’s higher education, opening the College doors for female students. Named after Prof. Mueller-Carson, the first laywoman on staff in the University of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto and a long-time professor of Germanic Studies, this award is open to all alumni in the St Mike’s community who can be described as pioneers, innovators, and trailblazers, making a ground-breaking contribution to improving and enriching the lives of others and creating positive change.

Victor Dodig Community Impact Award
Named for Victor Dodig (SMC 8T8), President & CEO of CIBC, this award is presented to a member of the alumni community who exerts influence, powerfully promotes innovation as an ally, and demonstrates a substantial impact in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in their professional lives, in their community, or through dedicated service. Victor’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and the way he represents St. Mike’s are an inspiration to all members of our community.