Management Alumni Excellence Award

The highest alumni honour at the Haskayne School of Business, the Management Alumni Excellence Award recognizes the outstanding success of Haskayne alumni, celebrating their personal and professional achievements, and extraordinary service to both the school and the community.

When selecting a Management Alumni Excellence Award recipient, the committee will consider the values of leadership, commitment, excellence, integrity and service. They will be evaluated in the areas of innovation and industry change, advocacy for higher education, service to UCalgary and the Haskayne School of Business and contributions to the community.

Since the award was established in 2000, a select group of Haskayne’s 25,000+ alumni have been recognized. We congratulate their successes and invite you to get to know them by watching the videos below.

Past Recipients

2019: Dawn Farrell, BComm’83, MA’85
President and CEO, TransAlta Corporation

2018: Derrick Hunter, MBA’90
President, Bluesky Equities Limited

2017: Shahauna Siddiqui, MBA'01
Partner, DHR International

2016: Larry Shelley
BComm’80 | Managing Partner, Citrus Capital Partners

2015: Curtis Probst
BComm’89 | Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute

  • 2014: Glen Schmidt, BSc'81, MBA’94 | President and CEO, Laricina Energy Ltd.
  • 2013: Thomas Buchanan, BComm’79 | CEO and Director, Spyglass Resources Corp
  • 2012: Helen Wesley, BComm’91 | Executive Vice President, Talisman
  • 2011: Eva Friesen, MBA’00 | President and CEO, The Calgary Foundation
  • 2010: Mike Shaikh, BComm’77 | Chair, Calgary Police Commission
  • 2009: George Gosbee, BComm’93 | President & CEO AltaCorp Capital Inc., Founder Tristone Capital
  • 2008: Russell K. Girling, BComm’85, MBA ’91 | President, Pipelines, TransCanada Corporation
  • 2007: Kenneth R. McKinnon, BComm’80 | VP Legal Affairs and General Counsel, Critical Mass Inc.; Partner, Sundog Eyewear
  • 2006: David W. Byler, BComm’78 | Executive VP, Natural Gas & Renewable Energy, Suncor Energy
  • 2005: Brian J. Bass, BA’71, BComm’73 | Member, University Board of Governors, Senate & Alumni Association
  • 2004: Lesley M.E. Conway, MBA’89 | President, Hopewell Residential Communities
  • 2003: W. Brett Wilson, MBA’85 | Chairman, Prairie Merchant Corporation, Co-Founder First Energy Capital
  • 2002: Hal Kvisle, MBA’82 | President & CEO, TransCanada Pipelines Limited (retired)
  • 2001: Charles W. Fischer, BSc’72, MBA ’82 | President & CEO, Nexen Inc. (retired)
  • 2000: Michael J. Tims, BComm’76 | Co-Chairman, Peters & Co. Limited