Call for Nominations of Outstanding Graduate Faculty


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CAGS’ Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentorship

Call for nominations for this new award is now open!

This award will recognize graduate faculty members with a record of excellent mentorship of graduate students under their supervision.

The prize will be awarded on the supervisor’s demonstrated ability to:

•         inspire, guide and challenge supervisees to achieve excellence in scholarship;
•         provide a supportive environment
•         respond to the needs of their supervisees and their career/future aspirations;
•         encourage supervisees to pursue opportunities to share and disseminate their research
•         support supervisees in developing their academic and professional skills
•         support supervisees in transitioning beyond graduate studies.

To nominate an outstanding supervisor for this competition:

Please submit a completed nomination package by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, February 7 to the OAC Awards Committee ( Include “CAGS’ Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentorship” in the subject field of your email.

In the nomination package, please include:

  1. The nominee's abbreviated CV (max. eight pages) including a list of all graduate students (past and current) supervised by the nominee (name, degree, thesis title, program start and end date, current position if known) and any awards or special recognitions received by supervisees.
  2. Two to five letters of support from current and/or former students (letters can be signed by more than one student/former student). These letters can be addressed to “CAGS Board of Directors”.


To be eligible for this award the nominee must:

  •          hold a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of associate or full professor,
  •          demonstrate a sustained record of graduate supervision at the current institution (no less than 7 years),
  •          be currently active as a graduate supervisor,
  •          provide a record of graduate students supervised, and
  •          not be a prior winner of the CAGS’ Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentorship.

The competition results (winner and 11 selected nominees) will be announced by CAGS at the end of March.

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