Peak Scholars

Peak Scholars in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Knowledge Engagement

Recognition Program

About the Peak Scholars program

Since 2014 the Peak Scholars program has celebrated the accomplishments of over 200 scholars at the University of Calgary. These are scholars whose academic work in knowledge engagement, entrepreneurship, tech transfer, innovation or collaborative research has resulted in a positive social or economic impact in our communities.

The vision for Peak Scholars is to recognize the works of our colleagues, and also to inspire others to pursue innovation as part of their scholarly activities. 

Each year, deans are invited to nominate scholars from their faculty who have demonstrated excellence in entrepreneurship, innovation and/or knowledge engagement, where the individual’s academic work has had a proven impact outside of the academy. This can include, but is not limited to: start-up ventures, commercialization, knowledge or technology transfer, community engagement, social innovation or research collaboration. Each dean is welcomed to nominate a number of scholars proportional to the size of their faculty, as well as one postdoctoral scholar. 

More information is available from your dean or

Peak Scholars

Congratulations to our 2019 Peak Scholars

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Peak Scholars 2016

Scholars bring groundbreaking research to the communities that need it

Peak Scholars 2017

Peak Scholars demonstrate entrepreneurial thinking, creativity, leadership

Peak Scholars 2018

Leaders in entrepreneurship, innovation and engagement honoured

2018 Peak Scholars

List of 2018 Peak Scholars

Peak Scholars 2017

List of 2017 Peak Scholars

Peak Scholars 2016

List of 2016 Peak Scholars

Peak Scholars 2015

List of 2015 Peak Scholars

Peak Scholars 2014

List of 2014 Peak Scholars

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