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Student Recognition 'Rising Star' Awards

Student Recognition 'Rising Star' Awards

Purpose

Inspiring our students to strive and achieve ever greater personal and professional growth. Fostering a collaborative, creative, solution-oriented school environment where the contributions of all students are recognized, valued and respected. The student recognition award can also be added to the recipients CV.

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Global Citizenship (faculty or student nominated)

In line with the Book of Commitments, second edition, June 2013 - Commitment #1
In line with the Academic Plan (2013-2020) - Theme #6

As the world becomes smaller, our role in it-and the role of our students-must become larger.  To this end, we will strive to become an internationally recognized leader in education that places a strong emphasis on global citizenship, social justice and equity.

Nomination requirements:

  • Promotes equity and inclusivity in the classroom
  • In line with the Signature Learning Experience, promotes values associated with global citizenship, social justice and equity in and beyond the classroom, placement and community environment in a variety of ways (i.e. cross-cultural learning experiences, international projects and case studies, international student exchanges and internship opportunities).
  • Demonstrates competencies of a global citizen and leader.
    • Is aware of the wider world and has a sense of their own role as a world citizen.
    • Respects and values diversity.
    • Has an understanding of how the world works economically, politically, socially, culturally, technologically and environmentally.
    • Is actively involved in issues of social injustice.
    • Participates in and contributes to the community at a range of levels from local to global.
    • Realizes the importance of reaffirming or developing a sense of identity and self-esteem.
    • Addresses inequality within and outside school and placement.
    • Has a willingness to learn from the experiences of others around the world.
    • Is willing to act to make the world a more sustainable place.

2

Leadership (faculty or student nominated)

In line with the Book of Commitments, second edition, June 2013 - Commitment #4
In line with the Academic Plan (2013-2020) - Theme #7

Leadership – Ability to motivate and inspire their peers to accomplish a specific goal or objective. This award focuses on a student’s competencies as a leader or as a mentor and role model to others within the classroom, lab or field setting.   

Nomination requirements:

  • Initiative – Demonstrates ability to take charge or inspires others to take action. Has a personal commitment to see an activity through to its resolution with determined effort.
  • Creativity – Develops/proposes creative ways to accomplish the goals and objectives of the project.
  • Dedication – Is recognized by others for being dedicated to achieving the desired results. Accomplishes much within the classroom by his or her pursuit, courage, enthusiasm, and zeal by using effective interpersonal skills
  • Recognition – Recognized by others for their commitment to the success of the initiative.

3

Courage (faculty or student nominated)

In line with the Book of Commitments, second edition, June 2013 - Commitment #4
In line with the Academic Plan (2013-2020) - Theme #7

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nomination requirements:

  • Persistence: Demonstrates ability to persist despite many challenges.
  • Positive Approach: Is recognized by others as approaching hurdles with a positive and pro-active problem solving attitude.
  • Demonstrated actions that have made a difference in the lives of the people around you

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Community Service or Engagement (faculty or student nominated)

In line with the Book of Commitments, second edition, June 2013 - Commitment #4
In line with the Academic Plan (2013-2020) - Theme #7

Nomination requirements:

  • A detailed description of a current community or volunteer engagement. Include information regarding the objectives, resources and measurable results of the program or event.
    Tip: Reports or newspaper/magazine articles that include these details may be submitted if available and appropriate.
  • A description of how the program, event or project supports the community at large.
  • To support your nomination, please provide up to three testimonials that illustrate the impact your involvement in the community.
    Tip: these testimonials may include letters from volunteers, clients or staff and relevant articles in newspapers or magazine.