Felipe Civita Ferreira named winner of the ULAA 2022 Young Alumni Award

The University of Lethbridge Alumni Association (ULAA) is pleased to recognize Felipe Civita Ferreira (BMgt '14) as the winner of the 2022 Young Alumni Award.

He will be honoured at the ULAA's Let There Be Light Night on Friday, October 14, 2022, 7 to 10 p.m., in the Science Commons Atrium. Tickets are currently available.

Felipe Civita Ferreira (BMgt ’14)

Felipe Civita Ferreira has spent his life cultivating a keen understanding of the wider world.

Felipe Civita Ferreira has spent his life cultivating a keen understanding of the wider world. Originally from Brazil, he speaks three languages fluently and has lived in multiple countries. Along the way, he has dedicated himself to making the world more peaceful, equitable and inclusive.

Civita Ferreira moved to Canada at 17, and while studying at the University of Lethbridge, he immersed himself in extracurricular activities. In addition to participating in national case competitions, he volunteered on various committees, held several on-campus jobs and even hosted his own CKXU radio show.

In the years since graduation, Civita Ferreira has continued to volunteer in the community and has flourished professionally. He completed a master of global business at the University of Victoria and is also now a Certified Project Management Professional and a Certified Scrum Product Owner.

Working in Canada’s technical and vocational education and training sector, Civita Ferreira has partnered with several Canadian post-secondary institutions to lead and support the implementation of international development projects around the world. As part of that work, he has designed and implemented initiatives that have received support from various funders, including Global Affairs Canada and the Mastercard Foundation. These projects have, for example, supported eyecare services for women and girls in northern India and developed curriculum for food technology, agriculture and culinary arts programs in Kenya.

Locally, Civita Ferreira has also made a significant impact. A former member of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s Youth Council, he has also served as Vice-Chair and Chair of the board of governors of the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC). The council consists of organizations and individuals who are advancing sustainable development initiatives worldwide. In recognition of his work to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, Civita Ferreira was named to the ACGC’s 2018 list of the Top 30 Under 30.

Civita Ferreira is particularly passionate about helping people to lead a healthy lifestyle. In collaboration with the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society, he co-designed a wilderness program that helps refugees and newcomers to Canada access safe and inclusive outdoor experiences, such as hiking trips.

Additionally, as a member of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Alpine Club of Canada (Edmonton section), Felipe Civita Ferreira has supported various backcountry excursions that have focused on inclusivity and outdoor education. He has also helped the club secure and maintain external partners and sponsors.