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. This award acknowledges outstanding contributions to graduate and postdoctoral education at McGill by members of the administrative and support staff of the University. This award is given every year that a suitable nominee 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 at McGill who are involved in the support of graduate and postdoctoral studies, with the exception of those working in Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, are eligible to be nominated for this award. Nominees should have served a minimum of two years, or the equivalent in part-time service.

Nomination Procedure

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

  • A completed Nomination Form
  • A nomination letter that profile the nominee's contributions to graduate and postdoctoral studies in the unit or office and in the university as a whole
    • Indicate the number of graduate students in the nominee's department
    • A minimum of two signatures is suggested
  • Nominee's curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Additional support letters will be considered

Please send an electronic version (PDF) of the nomination form and all supporting documents to sajana.jayasinghearachchilage [at] mcgill.ca (Sajana Jayasinghe). Please also mail one original (hard) copy of the nomination form and supporting documents to: Dean Josephine Nalbantoglu, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies c/o Room 400, James Admnistration Buildling.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 12, 2018 (late submissions will not be accepted).

Criteria

Nominees will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • 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;
  • quality of service;
  • impact on graduate programs and students;
  • initiative and community involvement;
  • 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, including:
    • Director of GPS
    • Director of Teaching and Learning Services
  • One graduate student, 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 at Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Past awardees

2016

André Yves Gagnon
Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health

2015

Caroline Brown
Electrical and Computer Engineering

2014

David Syncox
Teaching and Learning Services, Skillsets

2013

Jamie DeMore
Department of Family Medicine

2012

Hélène Drouin
Schulich School of Music

2011

Chidinma Offoh-Robert
Faculty of Engineering

2010

Christine Laberge
Biochemistry

2009

Anna Santandréa
School of Nursing

2008

Andrea Emrick
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

2007

Cynthia Romanyk
Anthropology

2006

Chantale Bousquet
Psychology

2005

Chantal Marotte
Chemistry

2004

Lise Grant
Dietetics & Human Nutrition

2003

Lynda Bastien
Languages & Literatures

2002

Rose Marie Stano
Anthropology

2001

Sharon Barqueiro
Sociology

2000

Lynn Griffin
Graduate Studies

2000

Eddie Del Campo
Physics

1999

Anne Prihoda
Chemical Engineering

1999

Anne Holloway
Schulich School of Music

1998

Giovanna Locascio
Psychology

1998

Steve Kecani
Physics

1997

Rita Piccioni
Surgery

1997

Vicki Loschiavo
Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

1996

Reid Nattress
Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering

1996

Alfred Kluck
Chemistry

1995

Charlotte Légaré
Graduate Studies

1995

Lorraine Harper
Computer Science

1994

Andrew Krish
Chemical Engineering

1994

Mary-Lynne Keenan
Administration & Policy Studies in Education

1993

May Couture
Plant Science

1993

Renée Charon
Chemistry

1992

Robert Robb
Occupational Health