York University President's Sustainability Leadership Awards

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The York University President's Sustainability Leadership Awards recognize students, faculty and staff who are contributing to making York a leading university on sustainability in Canada. The purpose of the awards are to raise awareness on the important work that sustainability champions are doing at York, to provide much deserved recognition of their work, and to encourage others to get involved in sustainability initiatives on our campuses. Up to five (5) awards will be given out each year.

Eligibility Criteria: Anyone from the York University community can nominate any other individual or group for consideration. For the purposes of the award, the York U community is defined as students, faculty, and staff members. The geographic focus of the nominees sustainability work should be on one of York's campuses or in the surrounding community.

Nomination Process: The nomination period for 2017 is now closed. Winners will be announced on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Review Period: Applications will be reviewed during the latter part of February and early March, with final decisions on awards to be made by mid-March.

Review Committee: Applications will be reviewed by a committee of 5, including 2 students, 1 faculty member and 2 staff members.

Evaluation Criteria: Nominees will be considered for the President's Sustainability Leadership Awards based on their demonstrated leadership in sustainability, specifically through the following criteria:

  • The overall impact of the nominee's contributions to sustainability, including the depth (how significant the contribution is) and breadth (how widespread, collaborative and/or replicable the contribution is).
  • Degree of innovation and originality and/or degree of enhancement (to existing initiatives)
  • How the individual or group went "over and above the call of duty" (additional time and resources committed that were not part of their job description or academic program).

Announcement of Awards: Award winners will be announced at the York U Earth Day event in April.