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How to nominate

A call for nominations via various communications channels will commence in March of the award year. Awards of Excellence will be presented at an event that will normally take place in May-June of the award year. A nominator must be an active university employee (faculty or staff); they must submit their nomination in writing using the nomination form.

Nominations that meet award criteria will be considered for the Awards of Excellence.

Nomination form

Nomination deadline: Sunday, May 3.

Selection process

Each year, a Selection Committee (see Terms of Reference) convenes to adjudicate the awards and select recipients who go above and beyond what is expected of their role. Awards are open to individuals; some awards are open to teams. When selecting recipients for the awards, the selection committee will consider nominees’ contributions within their particular contexts. For example, one employee’s role may allow more formal opportunities to meet the award criteria, whereas another person may need to reach above and beyond their formal role to achieve the same impact.

Selection for the awards will be based solely on the nomination package submitted and work completed within the award year. The selection committee will assess the nominees’ contributions as individuals or teams, based on the criteria identified for each award. The committee convenes to review nominations, and then submit their recommendations for final recipients to the President.


The awards will be announced at an appreciation event in May - June 2020. Recipients will receive:

  • Award of recognition.
  • Letter of recognition from the President.
  • Feature article celebrating their accomplishments/contributions included in various university publications, such as the Weekly Report, and on the Ontario Tech University website.
  • Copy of the nomination package.

For questions regarding the nomination process, contact Jennifer Topping or Heather Cooke, Human Resources.