Achievement Awards

The George Brown Alumni Achievement Awards recognize members of the George Brown alumni community, who through a breadth of contributions and accomplishments have demonstrated exceptional loyalty, fostered leadership and growth in others and enhanced the reputation of our alumni community and the college. These awards are presented every April. The awards are part of our broader alumni volunteer recognition activities that are done in alignment with National Volunteer Week to honour the essential contributions alumni volunteers make to our community throughout the year.

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Achievement Award Categories

Though the criteria differ for each award, recipients have all demonstrated exceptional loyalty, dedication, and commitment to enhancing the alumni experience and have a significant impact on the college and our community through their efforts.

Guidelines for Nominations

Nominations are accepted continuously throughout the year. Anyone can nominate a candidate for a George Brown Alumni Achievement Award including the employers, friends, colleagues and family members of nominees. Awards are open to all graduates of George Brown.

Completed nomination forms must be received by January 31, 2024. Any nominations received after this date will be considered for the following year. The final voting by the Awards Selection Committees will be completed in February and winners will be notified by the end of February.

The nomination forms should be complete and include as much supporting documentation as possible.

Each nomination package should include:

  • Fully completed Nomination Form, including a clear and concise statement of 300 words or less indicating why the candidate deserves recognition in this category.
  • Nominee biography (resume or curriculum vitae is also accepted)
  • Supporting documents such as reference letters, testimonials, photos, copies or links to relevant videos and photos, media clippings other information deemed pertinent by the nominator can be emailed to


Selection Process

Alumni Relations administers the Alumni Achievement Awards. Announcements inviting nominations are communicated to alumni via email, over our social media channels, through the Alumni Relations web pages, and in the alumni handbook. Nominations are invited from the broader George Brown community via the George Brown alumni web pages.

Selection is based on the nominee’s accomplishments in alignment with the criteria as highlighted on the nomination form. It is important that the nomination forms include all relevant information pertaining to the award criteria. Supplemental letters of support, biography, and list of accomplishments that clearly make the link between the nominee and the award for which he/she is being considered will also be considered as additional supporting documents. It is also important to note that Alumni Relations strives for diversity in the nomination pool and among award recipients.

Award nominations are considered for three years. Nominators are responsible for providing any new information each year as needed.

A selection committee composed of past award winners, Alumni Relations representatives, and George Brown leadership reviews all the nominations and selects those that they feel best to fulfill the criteria and best reflect the spirit and intention of the awards. The selection committee is not obligated to recommend a minimum number of awards, or a candidate for each award if they feel that the standard has not been met.