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ACAA Recipients

The University of Regina and the Alumni Association recognizes the achievements of our most accomplished graduates through the Alumni Crowning Achievement Awards (ACAA), one of the highest honours that can be bestowed on distinguished University of Regina alumni.

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Alumni Crowning Achievement Award recipients:


Dr. Geoff Taylor

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Geoffrey Taylor BSc’74 with distinction, Lifetime Achievement Award

Pioneering infectious disease doctor, teacher and mentor, Dr. Geoffrey Taylor has been honoured with many awards since he received his BSc degree in Biology in 1974 in the University of Regina’s inaugural convocation as an independent degree-granting institution. He enthusiastically describes his Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award from his original alma mater as “incredibly satisfying.”  Read more…

Dr. Kristian Baker

Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement

Derek Stoffel BA’94, BAJ&C’96 (Campion), Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement

As the senior journalist for CBC News in the Middle East, the most volatile region in the world, Derek Stoffel strives to provide his listeners and viewers with stories that offer perspective and insight. To Stoffel, that means getting out of the newsroom in Jerusalem and into the field. Read more…

Dr. David Millar

Award for Distinguished Humanitarian & Community Service

Dr. David Millar BSc’81 with great distinction, Award for Distinguished Humanitarian and Community Service

Even a partial list of Dr. David Millar’s volunteer activities illustrates the enormous number of people he has touched in the arts, sports, culture and healthcare. Among the roles he has served include: Board member and president of the Mental Health Association of Saskatchewan, member of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Board member of the Chiropractor’s Association of Saskatchewan, member of the University of Regina Senate, chair of the Regina Seniors Symphony program for 34 years, to name a few. Read more…

Lisa King

Dr. Robert & Norma Ferguson Award for Outstanding Service

Lisa King BPAS’95, MAdmin'11, Dr. Robert and Norma Ferguson Award for Outstanding Service to the University of Regina and the Alumni Association

Lisa King has spent a good deal of her life, in one way or another, connected to the University of Regina. As a child, she spent time on campus visiting her father who worked at Luther College. Later, she studied at the University, graduating from the Faculty of Physical Activities Studies (now Kinesiology and Health Studies) and also earning a master’s degree in Administration in 2011. Read more…

Dr. Regan Schmidt

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Dr. Regan Schmidt BAdmin’03, Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Dr. Regan Schmidt has made an indelible mark on the accounting world at a remarkably young age. He has also taken his extraordinary acumen into the classroom where he is inspiring a new generation of accountants and auditors. Unequivocally, says Schmidt, it was the influence of many of his professors at the University of Regina that first stimulated his pursuit of excellence. Read more…