Waterloo launches President’s Community Impact Awards
Awards will recognize those who contribute to making Waterloo Region strong and prosperous
Awards will recognize those who contribute to making Waterloo Region strong and prosperousBy Staff University Relations
Community members who embody the University of Waterloo’s spirit of innovation and contribute to making Waterloo Region strong, will be eligible for the new President’s Community Impact Awards.
The awards, announced by Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor, were created in honour of the University of Waterloo’s 60th anniversary. Nominations open on June 1.
They will recognize individuals or teams of community members, students, staff or Faculty who have distinguished themselves through volunteer work, public speaking, school outreach, or other outstanding community service.
The awards will:
Awards are intended to recognize community contributions over and above duties for which the individual is paid or that the individual is completing as a part of a degree program.
Previous recipients of these awards will not be eligible.
Up to four awards will be awarded each calendar year.
Community Leader awards (up to two per year). A Community Leader is a current University of Waterloo student, faculty or staff member.
University Champion awards (up to two per year). A University Champion is an individual or organization from the Waterloo Region and city of Stratford who has demonstrated a commitment to championing the impact of the University in our community either through partnership with the institution or in working with individual students, faculty or staff of the University.
Nominations will be received from the community and campus each year by submitting a brief nomination package that includes:
Review and selection process
Nominations will be reviewed by a selection panel led by
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.