Sustainability Recognition Award

Campus Sustainability Office

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The Campus Sustainability Recognition Award celebrates notable contributions to sustainability at the University of Winnipeg. 

One award may be conferred annually to a member of faculty or support staff or a university organization, and a separate award may be conferred on a student or a student organization.


Nomination Procedure

Any faculty member, support staff member, or student can nominate a person or organization for the award. Self-nominations are also accepted. Nominations, together with copies of supporting documentation, pictures, etc., must be submitted by email.

Download the nomination form, complete it, and send it together with one letter of support and any other supporting documentation (as file attachments) to the Campus Sustainability Office:

Nominations can be submitted any time, but the nomination deadline is March 31st for the award of the same year. Submissions are reviewed by the Campus Sustainability Recognition Award Committee of the Campus Sustainability Council and referred to the University of Winnipeg Awards Office for presentation of an award at Spring (student recipients) and Fall (staff / faculty recipient) convocations.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Recipients must be a student enrolled at The University of Winnipeg, a faculty member, or staff employee, or an organization of University of Winnipeg students, faculty or staff members;

  • Recipients must have made significant contributions to promoting the environmental, social and/or economic sustainability of The University of Winnipeg either over his or her entire career with the university, or during the past academic year;

  • The recipient cannot be a manager or employee of the Campus Sustainability Office or a member of the Campus Sustainability Recognition Awards Committee.

Selection Criteria

Nominations will be reviewed and a recommendation made regarding the award recipient based on the following criteria:

  • Significance of the contribution made by the nominee to environmental, social, and economic sustainability; (0 to 10 points awarded for each aspect of sustainability - total 30 points)

  • The magnitude of the influence of the contribution (quantitative measures of the effects of the contribution when possible); (0 to 20 points)

  • The breadth of the influence of the contribution (the number of people, organizations or groups positively affected); (0 to 20 points)

  • Innovation and originality; (0 to 10 points)

  • Time investment of the nominee in making this contribution. (0 to 5 points)