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President's Award of Excellence in Student Leadership: nomination criteria

  • The undergraduate President's Award of Excellence in Student Leadership is open to all graduating UOIT undergraduate and professional (e.g. BEd) students.
  • The graduate President's Award of Excellence in Student Leadership is open to all UOIT graduate students (regardless of year of study).
  • There is no limit to the number of times a student may be nominated to receive a President’s Award; however, they cannot receive multiple nominations  from the same nominator.
  • A student who is nominated for a President’s Award and does not receive it can be considered for any of the Student Leadership Awards (using the same evaluation).
  • A student may only receive the one President’s Award of Excellence in Student Leadership at UOIT.
  • A nomination can encompass any recognized on-campus leadership positions/experiences (not for academic credit) that align with all four of the leadership practices during all of the student’s years of study at UOIT in their current degree program (i.e. a graduate student cannot be nominated for practices exemplified during their undergrad degree).
  • A nomination cannot be based on, and/or include reference to, experiences that received academic credit (e.g. internship, practicum, course assignments, etc.).
  • Undergraduate students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.7,  and graduate students must have a minimum CGPA of 3.0  to be considered for an award.

Please note: Outstanding nominees will be requested to fill out a personal statement to assist in the evaluation process. The personal statement will be added to the nomination package and evaluated as part of it. The personal statement will require the nominee to summarize their major leadership strengths and accomplishments while at UOIT (maximum 1000 words).

Nominees will be contacted separately after the nomination period closes via email to submit a statement.

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