One World Gala

The award-winning One World Alumni Awards presented by TD Insurance are designed to align with the strategic priorities of Saint Mary’s University. Students and alumni of Saint Mary’s are making meaningful impact in their communities, be it on campus or all over the world, which speaks to our strategic priority of value and values, emphasizing the Santamarian values of student leadership, social responsibility, and cultural diversity.

The intentional reinvigoration of our Latin motto, Age Quod Agis, meaning “do what you do” has become a call to action to our entire Santamarian community. The One World Alumni Awards strive to recognize these efforts.

The 2019 One World Alumni Awards Gala is Thursday, October 3, 2019
Doors open at 6:00pm, event begins at 6:30pm
Loyola Conference Hall (LA 290), Saint Mary's University

Regular tickets are $25, Student tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

Coat check by donation, proceeds to Enactus Saint Mary's and WUSC Saint Mary's

Proudly presented by TD Insurance Meloche Monnex

Alumni Awards

The One World Alumni Awards Gala is also when the annual alumni awards are presented for Alumni Volunteer of the Year, Young Alumni of the Year, Associate Alumni of the Year, and Distinguished Community Service. 

2019 Alumni Award Recipients

Distinguished Community Service
Karen Oldfield, QC BA'82

Paul Lynch Alumni Volunteer of the Year
Joann Boulos-Callias BA'82 BEd'83 MEd'89
Karen Ross BComm'77

Young Alumni of the Year
Dr. Henry Annan BSc'14
Sylvia Gawad BSc'14

Associate Alumni of the Year
Nancy & Glen Holmes

2019 Charity Award

Charity finalists for 2019: Easter Seals Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Gambia Association

Press the play arrow below to watch the two nominee videos, then vote for your favourite organization.

Voting closes at midnight on September 13.

2019 Student Society Award

2019 Student Society finalists: Enactus Saint Mary's and World University Services Canada (WUSC) Saint Mary's.

Press the play arrow below to watch the two nominee videos, then vote for your favourite organization.

Voting closes at midnight on September 13.

One World Award Past Recipients

The 2018 One World Alumni Awards:

Adsum for Women and Children and Saint Mary's Habitat for Humanity Society each received a $7,500 Award presented by TD Insurance. 
FEED Nova Scotia and Enactus Saint Mary's each received a $2,000 Award presented by TD Insurance and the Saint Mary's University Students' Association (SMUSA).

Adsum for Women & Children and Saint Mary's University representatives 
President Robert Summerby-Murray, Sheri Lecker, Kathy McNab, Scott McElman and Erin Sargeant Greenwood

SMU Habitat for Humanity Society and Saint Mary's University representatives 


Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlantic

Saint Mary's Northern Ireland Conflict Resolution Society




Laing House








Junior achievement

Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia



The Empathy Factory



Catapult leadership

Catapult Leadership Society



Wadeng Wings of Hope