Posted on September 12, 2018 by Chester Ronning Centre

The University of Alberta is pleased to announce that Nakita Valerio, ’09 BA, ’17 MA, will receive an Alumni Horizon Award for connecting interfaith communities. UAlberta President David H. Turpin will present Ms. Valerio her award on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018.

University of Alberta honours Nakita Valerio

Community invited to celebrate as writer and entrepreneur receives top alumni award

The University of Alberta is pleased to announce that Nakita Valerio, ’09 BA, ’17 MA, will receive an Alumni Horizon Award for connecting interfaith communities. UAlberta President David H. Turpin will present Ms. Valerio and 23 other alumni with their awards on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton.

The Alumni Horizon Award recognizes the outstanding career achievements and contributions to community of recent graduates.

Nakita Valerio

Valerio is an award-winning writer, academic and community organizer. Her volunteer contributions as an inter-faith connector include bridging Muslim, Jewish, Indigenous and other cultural communities, and speaking with government, education institutions, businesses and organizations about combating Islamophobia. Valerio volunteers with the Alberta Muslim Public Affairs Council, the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life, and the Young Indigenous Women’s Circle of Leadership camp. In 2016, she co-founded the AMPAC Muslim-Jewish Women’s Collective, which meets monthly to build friendships and do charity work. As a co-founder of the non-profit Bassma School for rural children in El Attaouia, Morocco, her impact is felt internationally, and she has been recognized by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation and Rotary International for her commitment to humanitarian efforts.

 

All community members are invited to celebrate Nakita Valerio‘s accomplishments at the Alumni Awards:

Date: Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

Location: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455 87 Ave), Edmonton, Alberta

Time: 7 p.m. ceremony with dessert reception to follow

Cost: Free, register for tickets at uab.ca/AW2018

Dress: Business attire

For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 780-492-3224, toll free 1-800-661-2593 or alumni@ualberta.ca 


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