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Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision

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The University of Ontario Institute of Technology Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision was established in 2018 to recognize faculty members who have displayed excellence in the mentorship and supervision of graduate students at the university. 

Please join the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in recognizing our nominees and celebrating our first Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision recipient. The inaugural awards ceremony showcases the achievements of all our nominees. The winner represents excellence in an array of characteristics attributed to graduate supervision. It is a testament to the quality supervision and mentorship that inspires graduate students to become successful scholars and professionals. 

  • Eligibility

    The nominee should hold a graduate faculty appointment and must have supervised graduate students for a minimum of six years at the university. Previous recipients are not eligible for a period of 10 years following the year in which they received the award.

    Note: Faculty members who hold an Associate Graduate or Emeritus appointment are not eligible.
  • Application process

    A complete application will contain:

    1. Completed nomination form.
    2. Letter from the nominator(s) describing the attributes of the faculty member's mentoring and supervision skills (maximum four pages).
    3. Three letters of support from graduate students (Master’s or PhD) who are either currently under the supervision of the nominee or who have been supervised as graduate students by the nominee in the past (maximum four pages).
    4. Letter of support from the graduate program director, including a rationale as to why the nominee qualifies for the award (maximum four pages).
    5. The nominee's abbreviated CV including a summary of current and past graduate students and information on the years they were supervised or co-supervised, the degree type and their present position, and any awards or special recognitions received by those students (maximum eight pages).

    Application deadline: May 31, 2018

  • Public recognition and value of the award