President's Sustainability Leadership Awards

The York University President's Sustainability Leadership Awards recognize students, faculty and staff who are contributing to making York a leading university in sustainability. 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 2019-2020 has been extended until June 1, 2020.
Please complete and submit the online Sustainability Leadership Award Form.

Review Period: Please note the selection process and event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  More information will be provided in the future.

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 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 by or before June 2020.

Questions: If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nicole Arsenault, Program Director, Sustainability or 416-736-5866.