Haskayne Alumni Awards 2024

Haskayne Alumni Awards

2024 Nominations are now open.

Nominations now open for the 2024 Haskayne Alumni Awards!

With over 30,000 alumni across the globe, there is a strong pool of accomplished Haskayne grads known for bold leadership in their careers and in the community. Celebrate your friends and colleagues who are Haskayne alumni and are making an impact. 

The Haskayne Alumni Awards celebrate alumni at all stages of their careers. Recognize a deserving Haskayne grad today!

Management Alumni
Excellence Award

The Management Alumni Excellence Award honours sustained excellence in professional and community achievements. 

Rising Star 

The Rising Star Award recognizes the achievements of alumni less than 10 years since graduating from Haskayne.

Big Ideas Bold Leaders 

The Big Ideas Bold Leaders Award recognizes anyone who is inspiring others and making an impact in their profession or community.

Nominations will close on May 5, 2024.

The 2024 Haskayne Alumni Award recipients will be announced in the Fall. Recognition of the honourees will be held in November 2024. Stay tuned for the celebrations! 

For more information, please contact:
Haskayne Alumni Office

Meet your 2023 Haskayne Alumni Awards Recipients

We are proud to announce this year’s recipients: Saifa KoonarCarol Yan and Michael Torrance. Each recipient embodies an entrepreneurial spirit needed to tackle the complexities in an ever-changing and dynamic world. Although their journeys are very different, their Haskayne education has played a pivotal role in their success. Read about their entrepreneurial journeys. Explore what each award stands for:

Management Alumni Excellence Award – Saifa Koonar, MBA’02, BComm’92

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 at the peak of their careers. The first Management Alumni Excellence Award recipient was honoured in 2000.

The 2023 recipient is Saifa Koonar, BComm’92, MBA’02, President and CEO, Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

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Rising Star Award – Carol Yan, BComm’13

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award honours those who are taking giant strides in the first decade since graduating from their Haskayne program. The recipients are young leaders who are driving innovation in industry and contributing to the community right now.

The 2023 recipient is Carol Yan, BComm’13, EMEA Head of Energy Transition and Renewable, Amazon Web Services

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Big Ideas Bold Leaders Award – Michael Torrance, BComm’02, BA’02

Big Ideas Bold Leaders Awards

This award is all about recognizing those that have taken on the challenge of doing something big. If you know a Haskayne alumni that had taken on a challenge, created something outstanding or made a big impact, this is the award for them.

The 2023 recipient is Michael Torrance, BA’02, BComm’02, Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, BMO Financial Group

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