About the Award At least two awards, each in the amount of $4,000, will be awarded annually to the women students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the college or general community while maintaining exemplary academic records.
Eligibility Women who are registered at any Member Institution of CIC (Colleges and Institutes Canada)within a designated region are eligible to be nominated. Regions are defined as follows, and eligibility shall rotate among them: Western Provinces (2024) Quebec (2025) Atlantic Provinces (2026) Ontario (2027)
Criteria 1. Outstanding academic performance. 2. Evidence of leadership, including but not limited to such things as: · executive positions in student organizations · participation on committees (student committees and college committees) · organization of special events, conferences, etc. · involvement in advocacy groups · involvement in volunteer organizations, within the campus setting and/or in the general community. · Innovative/creative problem-solving or overcoming personal challenges
Procedures Each college in the designated region may nominate, through the Vice-President Academic or her/his delegate, one person for the award. The Vice-President shall also be responsible for the appointment of a nominating committee for the award and for providing the Selection Committee with all necessary documentation in support of the nomination, including:
· biographical data · curriculum vitae · academic records · three letters of reference The deadline for submission of nominations: January 19, 2024.
The Selection Committee shall be the elected members of the Executive Committee (or its delegates), excluding those from the region from which the award recipients will be selected.
SWAAC President Dr. Donna Kotsopoulos Western University firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any questions about the award or require further information please contact Megha Ajmani, SWAAC Registrar and Treasurer email@example.com *biographical information usually includes information about former and current studies, areas of interest, research, publications, other awards, interests outside the university, and community or volunteer work. It's usually in a narrative form, about 1-2 pages in length, and is an opportunity for the nominee to tell the adjudication committee some things about herself, and to explain at greater length her background/interests/passions/ambitions/volunteer work.