Peak Scholars

Peak Scholars in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Knowledge Engagement

Recognition Program

About the Peak Scholars program

The Peak Scholars program celebrated the accomplishments of over 200 scholars at the University of Calgary from 2014-2021. These are scholars whose academic work in knowledge engagement, entrepreneurship, tech transfer, innovation or collaborative research resulted in a positive social or economic impact in our communities.

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

Deans were invited to nominate scholars from their faculty who demonstrated excellence in entrepreneurship, innovation and/or knowledge engagement, where the individual’s academic work had a proven impact outside of the academy. Including, but not limited to: start-up ventures, commercialization, knowledge or technology transfer, community engagement, social innovation or research collaboration. Deans could nominate a number of scholars proportional to the size of their faculty, as well as one postdoctoral scholar.

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2021 Peak Scholars

Peak Scholars: COVID-19 Innovation Excellence

List of scholars recognized for this special edition of the Peak Scholars program

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Peak Scholars 2019

List of 2019 Peak Scholars

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

Peak Scholars 2015

Peak Scholars 2014

List of 2014 Peak Scholars

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Explore current prize and awards opportunities

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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