ODoS Message on Anti-Racism

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Staff Awards and Recognition

Forces AVENIR Committed Staff Member Award

About the Award

The Committed Staff Member category recognizes a member of staff who, outside the context of a course or research program, is involved with students who are engaged in community actions, here or elsewhere in the world. Or, the category recognizes a member of staff whose engagement has had an impact on the educational institution’s mission and the development of more socially-conscious, responsible, active and persevering citizens. While resolutely fulfilling their professional responsibilities and maintaining a good life-work balance, the recipient has distinguished themselves by their ability to arouse the desire to get involved, among both students and community members.


Award Eligibility 

  • Must be a member of staff at McGill university 
  • Must not not be a former recipient of a Forces AVENIR award 

How to Apply/Application details  

Interested staff members can open an application on the Forces AVENIR website. 

The application includes: 

  • A 250-word summary of the candidate’s career path, engagements and qualities as a citizen
  • A 200-word essay for each selection criterion (criterion available on FA application portal) 
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Ten colour photographs of the candidate bearing witness of his/her involvement


For any questions, please email the Dean of Students Office at deanofstudents [at] mcgill.ca

We would like to acknowledge that McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.
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