10th Annual Catalyst Awards Nomination

Deadline: January 10, 2020

The Catalyst Awards for Sustainability, held each spring, recognize students, staff, and faculty who have made meaningful and enduring contributions to the sustainability movement at McGill University.

Three awards celebrate group efforts that align with at least one of the five categories outlined in McGill’s Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy, while three individual awards recognize the personal achievements of students, staff, and faculty.

General Guidelines

  • Nominations are accepted for activities undertaken while nominee(s) were active at McGill as a student, staff, or faculty member
  • Nominations must focus on activities undertaken since February 2019, with the exception of the Distinguished Contribution Award
  • A project may only win an award in a single category
  • Nominations are accepted from all members of the community
  • Self-nominations are especially encouraged from individuals who identify as being from marginalized communities
  • Submissions are accepted in English and French

Only information included in the nomination form below will be used by the Catalyst Awards Review Committee to select recipients for the 2020 Catalyst Awards. Please ensure that the information you provide is complete and tailored to an audience that is unfamiliar with the initiative.

Awards

Download the appropriate nomination form and complete the fields as instructed. Once complete, please email your nomination form to sustainability [at] mcgill.ca  with the subject line"Catalyst Awards 2020" by January 10, 2020.

Emerald Key Award: This award recognizes a student who has made significant and lasting contributions in furthering McGill’s culture of sustainability.
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Distinguished Contribution Award: This award recognizes a McGill administrative, support and/or academic staff who has made a profound and sustained contribution to advancing sustainability in the McGill community. It may be awarded to current or retired employees, or it can be awarded posthumously. The individual must also have contributed to the University for a minimum of 10 years.
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Faculty & Staff Award: This award recognizes a McGill administrative, support and/or academic staff who has inspired real change on McGill's campuses, increasing the sustainability of the University.
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Connectivity, Governance & Administration Award: This award recognizes initiatives that emphasize the need for strong connections, within both McGill and its broader communities, and/or address how the University is managed in terms of people, finance, decision-making, and process implementation.
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Operations Award: This award recognizes initiatives that work to improve the sustainability of the physical activities that support the ongoing functioning of the University.
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Research & Education Award: This award recognizes an initiative that encompasses original research from the McGill community, and/or focuses on student, staff, faculty, and institutional learning.
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