SPPA alumnus Chris Braeuel was recognized on campus on September 16 at the “Great Grads, Good Deeds: We’re Here for Good” celebrationThis event was an opportunity to reflect on Carleton’s tradition of service and commitment to the community that has made our city, nation and world a better place.

Christopher Braeuel, MA in Public Administration, 2000
Executive Director, Veterinarian without Borders
2017 Humanitarian Award Recipient

Chris is an international development practitioner and leader with over 17 years’ experience in multilateral negotiations and global project/program management in both the public and not-for-profit sectors. Prior to joining Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires sans frontières Canada in his current role as Executive Director, Chris was the Country Program Director for Cuso International in Nigeria. In 2010, he served as First Secretary for Development with the Canadian International Development Agency in Kabul where he led and managed Canada’s support to Afghanistan’s basis education and vocational training sectors. In 2013, he was awarded the Queen’s Operational Service Medal (South West Asia) from the Government of Canada for his contributions. Prior to this, Chris represented Canada in the United Nations as the Canadian Focal Point and Bureau Vice-President to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and land degradation. Chris is passionate about international and community volunteering, having served as a Cuso International volunteer in Tanzania overseeing a national birth registration initiative and being a local mentor to students and young professionals.

The Humanitarian Alumni Award

Established in 2012 by the Carleton University Alumni Association to commemorate Carleton’s 70th Anniversary, the Humanitarian Alumni Award pays tribute to graduates who have made significant contributions to the well-being of society and to members of society through their dedication, generosity, and commitment to the betterment of the global community.

Presented to a Carleton University alumna/alumnus in recognition of his or her distinguished volunteer community service, at home or abroad, which has made a difference to the well-being of others, these distinguished individuals reflect the values of Carleton University – responsive to the needs of the community, conquering adversity, and skilled and determined to meet the needs of local and global communities.