Within the award, there are four streams of recognition. Up to four awards may be granted per year, one in each stream.
- McGill academic staff
- McGill administrative and support staff
- McGill students
- Teams consisting of members of any of the above groups or any combination
The award brings with it a monetary award and an engraved plaque.
Nominees can be individuals or teams/groups of collaborators who are actively involved in promoting diversity and inclusivity within the McGill community. The nomination letter and letters of support should address ways in which the nominee has shown exceptional leadership, initiative and commitment to equity, diversity and community building.