Student Group Awards

Recognizing students who make outstanding contributions to the campus community.

Award Descriptions

Community Outreach Award

This award is given to the student group that has made the greatest overall effort to involve both its members and our University in the local and/or international community through volunteering, events, and other outreach. Applications should include examples of community service activities the group participated in, and demonstrate how these activities align with the purposes and values of the group. Furthermore, applications should detail the skills participating members learned through these outreach activities.

Number of Awards: 1 award each year

Value of Each Award: $625

Conditions: Must be a registered student group recognized by the Students' Union.


Best Event of the Year Award

This award is presented to the group responsible for the planning and running of an event that is deemed to have made a great contribution to the University environment. Applications should demonstrate how the event benefited the campus community beyond the student group. Other important details to include: how members of the group were involved in the planning phases, and the skills group members developed through planning and/or attendance at said event.

Number of Awards: 1 award each year

Value of Each Award: $625

Conditions: Must be a registered student group recognized by the Students' Union. Event must have been reviewed and approved by the SERM Coordinator as per the regulations on student group events.


Most Promising New Group

This award is given to a group in their first year of operations that has the most potential to make an impact on the campus community. This competition is open to all newly-recognized student groups from the 2017-18 school year (May 2017-April 2018). Applications should detail the intended outcomes or goals of the group, involvement opportunities available to group members, and the kinds of supports or resources offered to members. In addition, future projects or initiatives for the upcoming year and membership engagement in the group should be addressed.

Number of Awards: 1 award each year

Value of Each Award: $750

Conditions: Must be a registered student group recognized by the Students' Union. Initial (first time) student group recognition must have been granted by SGS between May 2017 and April 2018.


Student Group of the Year Award

This award is presented to the group that has made the greatest overall contribution to University life and has made a positive difference in the lives of its members. This student group has gone above and beyond in demonstrating the values of the Students’ Union: Do what’s right, not what’s easy; Inspire change for the world; Act with unbridled compassion; Always keep moving; Plan for tomorrow. Applications should demonstrate membership engagement and involvement opportunities available to group members. In addition, the application should address how your group has benefited the campus community and the skills group members gain from their involvement with your group.

Number of Awards: 1 award each year

Value of Each Award: $1000

Conditions: Must be a registered student group recognized by the Students' Union.


Student Group Progress Award

This award is presented to the group that has made significant progress over the year by advancing their mandate, increasing membership, developing resources and more. In addition to the application, student groups MUST provide a supplementary report detailing progress from last year; promotion techniques, events held or planning to hold, comparison of repeated events, resources acquisition etc.

Number of Awards: 1 award each year

Value of Each Award: $1000

Conditions: Include a report detailing progress from last year; promotion techniques, events held or planning to hold, comparison of repeated events, resources acquisition etc.

Must be registered with Student Group Services, recognized by the Students' Union.


Executive of the Year -- Individual Award

Established to recognize Student Group executives who go above and beyond the expectations of their position. They often spearhead events, gather required resources, introduce different recruitment strategies and much more, while maintaining the groups dynamic and ability to progress.

Number of Awards 1 award each year

Value of Each Award: $1000

Conditions: Must be an executive member of a group registered with Student Group Services recognized by the Students' Union. Include a reference letter detailing critical involvement in the groups operations.

NOTE: This award application can be found in the Students' Union Awards form, not the Student Group Awards form. For more information, please email awards@su.ualberta.ca


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University of Alberta
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Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7