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Brock graduate students are invited to nominate their faculty supervisors for the Graduate Student Mentorship Awards to recognize excellence in graduate student supervision and mentorship.
Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:
Award nominees must be members of the Core Faculty. Previous winners of the award are not eligible for re-nomination for a period of seven years following the year in which he or she received the award.
The Award recipient in each category will receive $1,000 to assist with ongoing graduate student mentorship.
The awards will be adjudicated by the Senate Graduate Studies Awards Sub-committee; two graduate students, selected by the Graduate Students’ Association and drawn from two different Faculties, will join this committee for the adjudication of this particular award. (The students will not have contributed letters to any of the nomination packages in the current competition).
The awards will be announced and presented during the Mapping the New Knowledges Graduate Student Research Conference to be held in April each year. All nominees and nominators will be invited to attend the awards presentation on that day.
Annual Deadline: March 10
Each year, all nominations submitted by March 10 will be adjudicated to determine winners for that year with the award presentation to be held during the annual Mapping the New Knowledges Graduate Student Research Conference.
Nomination Process and Requirements
All nomination materials are to be submitted online.
The Nomination Package (see Guidelines at right) is not to exceed 20 pages; any package that exceeds the page limit will have the additional pages removed prior to adjudication.
The document specifications for the package are as follows:
• single-sided, on 8 1/2" x 11" (21.5 cm x 28 cm);
• single-spaced, with no more than six lines of type per inch;
• body text in a minimum 11 pt Times New Roman font;
• all margins set at a minimum of 3/4" (1.87 cm).
Once all package documents have been prepared, complete the Onine Nomination Submission
Further information, contact Heather Junke, Communications Officer, Faculty of Graduate Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nomination Package Guidelines (maximum 20 pages)
The following guidelines will assist in preparing and submitting the nomination parkage:
1. Nomination Form — click here for form
Please print and complete the Nomination Form — it requires signatures from the nominee and nominator. Then scan the form and include it as page 1 of the Nomination Package.
2. Graduate Student Nominator’s Personal Letter of Support
In this letter (maximum 700 words), the nominator is to highlight the nominee’s strengths as a graduate mentor with examples of the kind of personal support and encouragement that he or she has received from the nominee.
3. Additional Testimonials from current or former Brock graduate students
The nominator may collect as many as 4 additional support statements from current or former Brock graduate students to include in the package. The support statements should be no more than one-page in length and highlight how the graduate mentor has made a difference in graduate students’ experience and/or in their professional/career pursuits. Please be sure that writers of the testimonials include their contact information.
4. Graduate Mentorship profile
The profile is intended as an overview of the mentor’s career in order to provide the adjudication committee with key facts about all nominees.
To assist in organizing the profile section, the following information is recommended:
5. Brief CV of nominee
Please include in the CV summary information that highlights the nominee’s overall research/teaching record as a way of supporting or rounding out the emphasis on grad mentoring.