Awards for graduating students

The Senior Leadership Awards

The John Fisher Award for Leadership and the Roy Duxbury Award for Leadership are made to two students graduating from the undergraduate program who have shown outstanding leadership throughout their academic career in activities that relate to engineering education. The Award is named in recognition of the contributions to the work of the Foundation by former Chairs Dr. John Fisher and Dr. Roy Duxbury.

The leadership contributions can be associated with the Engineering Societies, departments, faculty, Sandford Fleming Foundation, and with other activities with a professional orientation. Nominations can originate from student groups, faculty members, and others, and should document the nominee's outstanding leadership and other contributions. There is no application form.

Nominations must be submitted to the Sandford Fleming Foundation office manager by April 1. Nominations should include:

  • A letter of nomination by someone familiar with the nominee. This letter should contain an outline of the nominee's activities as they relate to the Award. The letter should also comment on the quality and impact of the nominee's contributions, the leadership displayed, and the attributes which distinguish the nominee from others and make the nominee worthy of this recognition.
  • Several specific letters of support from faculty members, students and others familiar with each facet of the nominee's achievements and contributions.
Nominations will be considered by the Executive Committee of the Foundation which may rely almost exclusively on the documentation submitted.

The John Fisher Award and the Roy Duxbury Award consist of a certificate, a citation and an honorarium of $2,000.

Sandford Fleming Awards for Academic Excellence

The Sandford Fleming Foundation has established academic awards for graduating students, consisting of one award for each stream. The award is made to the students with the best scholastic records in the last six academic terms of their undergraduate program.

Sandford Fleming Awards for Co-operative Proficiency

The Sandford Fleming Foundation has established awards for graduating students for overall outstanding performance in both the work-term experience and the academic program of Co-operative Engineering education. One award is available for each stream within the graduating year.