Nominations are being accepted for Special Merit Awards for Teaching, Research and Service that recognize the outstanding contributions of our faculty members in their areas of professional responsibility.   
  • The John McKendy Memorial Teaching Award recognizes teaching quality and effectiveness. 
  • The University Scholarship Award recognizes scholarly work including research, publications, and work of creative or cultural significance.
  • The University Service Award recognizes contributions to the University, the professional field, the union and the community.
Our standard for these awards is the achievement of excellence in these areas of activities.  Full-time faculty members are eligible and the awards generally recognize individuals who make outstanding contributions in the year in which the award is made, achievements which represent the culmination of several years’ work will be considered for recognition.
Nominations may be made to the Special Merit Awards Committee by students, faculty, alumni or administrators in the form of a letter to the Vice-President (Academic & Research) that indicates the rationale for the nomination with reference to some or all of the criteria noted above.  The letter may be multiply signed, but the primary consideration will be the substance of the nomination rather than the number of signatories.
The letters of nomination are due by Monday, March 5th at the Office of the Vice-President (Academic & Research) in McCain Hall, Room 400.  
The Special Merit Awards are valued at $1500 each and are deposited to the Professional Development Account of the honoured faculty member.  They are presented at Spring Convocation and promoted through traditional and digital media.  
These awards recognize and honour excellence in our faculty and I look forward to receiving your nominations. Further information may be found at