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Award for Excellence in Service

Each year, the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is pleased to invite departments to submit nominations for the Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Details, including eligibility criteria and nomination procedure, can be found below.

Objective

To acknowledge outstanding contributions by members of the administrative and support staff of the University for service to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Frequency

To be awarded every year that a suitable candidacy is put forward. The selection committee could consider recognizing more than one employee in a single year.

Eligibility

All members of the administrative and support staff in Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, its units and its directly affiliated centres, as well as administrative staff in academic departments who are involved in the support of graduate and postdoctoral studies, are eligible. It is suggested that nominated individuals have served a minimum of two years, or the equivalent in part-time service.

Nomination Process

Any McGill staff member- academic, administrative, or support- or graduate student may support a nomination. A nomination must include:

  • A completed nomination form.
  • The nomination letter should profile the nominee's contributions to graduate and postdoctoral studies in the unit or office and in the university as a whole. The letter should indicate the number of graduate students in the nominee's department. A minimum of two signatures is suggested.
  • Additional support letters will be considered.
  • The inclusion of a curriculum vitae is recommended.

An electronic version (PDF) of the nomination form and supporting documents should be sent to mona [dot] sharafi-razvand [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Mona Sharafi-Razvand). One original (hard) copy of the nomination form and supporting documents to be mailed to the attention of:

                                Dean Martin Kreiswirth
                                Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
                                c/o Room 400, James Administration Building

Criteria

The selection committee will choose a recipient. The committee should give all nominations fair and equal consideration with regard to criteria such as the following:

  • dedication to the Office, unit or centre, in the service of graduate and postdoctoral studies, its clientele and the public in a way that contributes to the University community;
  • service beyond the call of duty;
  • motivation of self and others;
  • initiative;
  • significant achievement.

Selection committee

The selection committee has the following composition:

  • The Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (or delegate)(Chair);
  • One academic representative;
  • Three non-academic representatives, two preferably from different classifications and different offices/units and one from GPS;
  • One graduate student to be selected by the Post Graduate Students' Society.

Presentation

The selection committee must ensure that the selected staff member is willing to accept the award. The award is presented at a meeting of the recipient's Faculty Council or department, and/or other appropriate venue, where the recipient receives a letter and a plaque. The recipient's name is also inscribed on a permanent plaque in the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office.

Past awardees

2012-13

Jamie DeMore
Department of Family Medicine

2011-12

Hélène Drouin
Schulich School of Music

2009-10

Chidinma Offoh-Robert
Faculty of Engineering

2009-10

Christine Laberge
Biochemistry

2008-09

Anna Santandréa
School of Nursing

2007-08

Andrea Emrick
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

2006-07

Cynthia Romanyk
Anthropology

2005-06

Chantale Bousquet
Psychology

2005-06

Chantal Marotte
Chemistry

2004-05

Lise Grant
Dietetics & Human Nutrition

2003-04

Lynda Bastien
Languages & Literatures

2002-03

Rose Marie Stano
Anthropology

2001-02

Sharon Barqueiro
Sociology

2000-01

Lynn Griffin
Graduate Studies

2000-01

Eddie Del Campo
Physics

1999-2000

Anne Prihoda
Chemical Engineering

1999-2000

Anne Holloway
Schulich School of Music

1998-99

Giovanna Locascio
Psychology

1998-99

Steve Kecani
Physics

1997-98

Rita Piccioni
Surgery

1997-98

Vicki Loschiavo
Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

1996-97

Reid Nattress
Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering

1996-97

Alfred Kluck
Chemistry

1995-96

Charlotte Légaré
Graduate Studies

1995-96

Lorraine Harper
Computer Science

1994-95

Andrew Krish
Chemical Engineering

1994-95

Mary-Lynne Keenan
Administration & Policy Studies in Education

1993-94

May Couture
Plant Science

1993-94

Renée Charon
Chemistry

1992-93

Robert Robb
Occupational Health