Nomination process

Nominations may be submitted by any member of the McGill community. Nominations will be evaluated by the Principal’s Awards Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of all nominations.

It is the responsibility of the person making the nomination to: 

  • Complete the nomination form: in  English or French
  • Provide one (1) reference letter of no more than two (2) pages 
  • Additional letters will not be considered and will not be presented to the Advisory Committee
  • Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification

Submit all nomination materials to:

Principal's Awards
Human Resources
688 Sherbrooke Street, Suite 1520

PDF submissions can also be submitted to [at]

Principal's awards advisory committee

All nominations received will be reviewed by an advisory committee with university-wide representation, comprised of a representative from the following:

  • Chair
  • BOG Member
  • M Staff
  • C, T, or L Staff
  • Trades and Services Staff
  • Academic Staff
  • Two (2) Student representatives
  • One (1) previous award winner

Should a member of the advisory committee be nominated for an award, that individual will relinquish their role to avoid a conflict of interest. The advisory committee will present its recommendations to the Principal for final selection in September 2017.

Selection criteria

The selection criteria will include the individual’s or team’s accomplishments. These accomplishments will be in-line with the overall strategic direction and mission of their unit and the University, with particular emphasis on the following:

Customer service / service excellence

An employee’s performance has a positive impact which is admired and valued by others, eliciting consistent and favorable reactions from clients.

Quality of work

An employee’s consistent performance and commitment that makes significant contributions towards the effectiveness of the unit and University.

Initiative / innovation

An employee who uses new and original methods of contributions that are outstanding and/or of great distinction.


An employee’s understanding and use of the best skills of each team member in a harmonious environment that promotes mutual respect and collaboration.

Service to the community

An employee who engages with the community-at-large and who goes above and beyond the requirements of the job by demonstrating and anticipating community spirit in the best interests of the University.


An employee who works collaboratively and demonstrates leadership with regards to campus sustainability.

**All nominations and documentation will be kept confidential until the Advisory Committee has selected the winners.