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Alumni Awards

These awards have been established to recognize and celebrate members of the Huron Alumni Association for outstanding professional achievement, community contribution and/or service. We’re incredibly proud of our alumni network and grateful for the support they continue to provide to our students and our vibrant university community. By achieving incredible professional success and contributing to positive social change, our alumni raise the profile of our Liberal Arts Institution, and we thank them for continuing to proudly represent Huron in our local and global communities.

A big congratulations to the following alumni who are transforming the sectors they work in. We’re so proud of you, and we can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next. 

This Year's Award Winners

Young Alumni Award 

The Young Alumni Award honours an alumni who is under 35 years of age for outstanding professional achievement, community service or volunteer contribution to Huron University College.

Recipient: Adam Deif

Adam demonstrates values that Huron has instilled in its students for more than 150 years. He leads with heart and his professional success is, in his own words, founded on a commitment to relationships and integrity.

Recipient: Spencer Sandor

Spencer is a passionate and persistent public servant and community volunteer. His portfolio of political contributions, including work on the development of effective public servant and public policy demonstrates his unyielding commitment to supporting vibrant and inclusive societies.

Alumni Award of Distinction

The Alumni Award of Distinction celebrates individuals for outstanding professional achievement, community service or volunteer contribution to Huron University College.

Recipient: Alfred Apps

Alfred Apps is a well-respected lawyer, businessperson and prominent political activist. He is a partner at Miller Thomson LLP. He is a dedicated member of our Huron community and our local and national communities more broadly.

Recipient: Chris O’Neill

Chris is a technology industry leader with decades of experience building and growing successful products and brands. He is an international powerhouse and has passion for leading businesses to deliver phenomenal results.

Nomination for Awards of Distinction

The Huron Alumni Awards of Distinction have been established to recognize, honour and celebrate members of the Huron University Alumni Association for outstanding professional achievement, community contribution and/or service. The accomplishments of Huron alumni around the world bring credit and recognition to the Huron University. In turn, the Alumni Awards of Distinction identify and offer recognition to alumni for outstanding achievement. Your insight, knowledge and appreciation of fellow alumni achievements are indispensable elements in assisting Huron in recognizing the achievements of our alumni. We hope that you will nominate an eligible person/s you believe deserves to be recognized.


  • Alumni Award of Distinction for outstanding achievement in a professional field or outstanding community volunteer service, enriching the lives of others through generous gifts of time and talent.
  • Alumni Award of Distinction for outstanding volunteer service to Huron University.
  • Young Alumni Award (under 35 years of age) for outstanding professional achievement, community service or volunteer contribution to Huron University.


  • All members of the Huron alumni association are eligible, with the exception of members of the nomination committee and members of the Alumni Board of Directors.


Please fill out a nomination form.

Once completed, forms can be faxed to University Advancement at 519.438.5226, or emailed to:

Huron University
1349 Western Rd
London ON N6G 1H3

All nomination forms will be treated in confidence.

  • I decided to study French because I wanted something that would set me apart from others when I graduated.
    Julia Smith BA'18
    BA, French and Psychology
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  • The practice of medicine is not about cells. It's about human beings and that, above all else, is what the Liberal Arts teaches you to understand.
    Don Melady, BA'81
    Physician, Mount Sinai Hospital
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  • Huron was not an easy set of years for me – I had to work really hard. I only saw results when I put in the time, and Huron taught me the importance of putting in that time.
    Adam Deif, BA'04
    Head of Industry, Google
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Past Award Winners

2017 Recipients:
  • W. Alfred Apps ’79
  • Adam Deif ’04
  • Chris O’Neill ’95
  • Spencer Sandor ’12
2016 Recipient:

Richard Lucas ’69

2014 Recipient:
  • Prof. Richard H. McLaren ’68
2010 Recipients:
  • James E. Carr ’67
  • Sarah Ghabrial ’06
  • Dilani Mohan ’06
  • Laurel Mitchell ’07
  • Sheetal Rawal ’06
  • William Webster ’69
2009 Recipient:
  • Janice MacKinnon ’69
2008 Recipients:
  • Jeff Aarssen ’80
  • Barry Grant ’66
  • Nestor Prisco
2007 Recipients:
  • The Three Cantors –
  • The Rev. Canon William Cliff ’92
  • The Rev. Canon David Pickett ’89
  • Mr. Angus Sinclair
  • The Very Rev. Peter Wall ’89
2006 Recipients:
  • The Most Rev. Terence E. Finlay ’62
  • Kelly Hansen ’85
2005 Recipients:
  • Susan (Taylor) Clarke ’66
  • Christopher McCreery ’98
  • Helen (Klassen) Moore ’62
2004 Recipients:
  • Kelly Meighen ’71
  • Charles Pielsticker ’61