Call for nominations: Student Leadership Awards

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 1:45pm to Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:00am

​OCAD University's annual Student Recognition and Leadership Awards Dinner celebrates students excellence outside the classroom, and acknowledges their commitment to equity, advocacy, social justice, student life and fellowship.

This year the Campus Life office is thrilled to let the community know that we have grown our portfolio of awards by creating three new opportunities to recognize students who have given so much of themselves to our community.

In addition to our long-standing awards recognizing Peer Mentors, Student Group Leaders, and students committed to Diversity & Equity, this year we have added an Indigenous Student Leadership Award, an Excellence in Student Leadership Award, and a Student Employee Excellence Award. 

All of these awards rely on nominations from the community, so please take a few moments to consider nominating a peer that has influenced your experience at OCAD U. They could win not only this important recognition, but also a cash prize! The deadline to submit your nomination(s) is 11:59 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2019. Links to each nomination form are included below. 

The awards:

NEW: Indigenous Student Leadership Award
This award recognizes an outstanding Indigenous student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills by actively participating in and contributing to the Indigenous student community at OCAD U, exemplifying a commitment to supporting its growth and development.

NEW: Excellence in Student Leadership Award
This award aims to recognize the outstanding contributions of student leaders across the university in a variety of contexts, including but not limited to representing student perspectives in positions on OCAD U committees, working groups, task forces, governance bodies (such as the Senate or Board of Governors), or through publications, advocacy groups or the Student Union.

NEW: Student Employee Excellence Award
This award acknowledges the considerable contributions made by OCAD U student employees (monitors) towards the operations of the university by recognizing student employee excellence, achievement, leadership and skills development.

Peer Mentor Awards acknowledge those Peer Mentors who have made outstanding contributions supporting new and first-year students in helping them build their sense of community.

The Diversity & Equity Excellence Award for Students acknowledges an outstanding student whose advocacy and leadership promote and advance human rights, equity and social justice on campus.

The Student Group Leader Award is presented annually to a student group leader who excels, above and beyond in their leadership role by demonstrating outstanding contributions, commitment and support to their group members and the OCAD University community.

The Campus Life office offers a heartfelt thanks for the generous support of our Alumni Association, Alumni Relations office, Financial Aid & Awards, the Imagination Catalyst, Indigenous Student Services, the OCAD Student Union and the Offices of the President, theVice-President, Academic & Provost, and the Vice-Provost, Students & International, whose contributions make this event possible.​

Call for Nominations: DIVERSITY & EQUITY EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR STUDENTS

Supported by OCAD Student Union and Office of the Vice-Provost, Students & International.

Call for Nominations: STUDENT GROUP LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Supported by OCAD U Imagination Catalyst

Call for Nominations: PEER MENTOR AWARDS

Supported by OCAD U First Generation​ Program

Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts - Nominations Open

Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts
Monday, November 17, 2008 - 5:00am to Monday, December 1, 2008 - 5:00am

Who inspires you?
Artists have a profound impact on Ontario’s economy and quality of life. Our artists provide insight into who we are, stimulate our imaginations and challenge us to see the world in new ways.

The Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts recognizes both an individual artist and an arts organization whose work has made an outstanding contribution to arts and culture in Ontario.

Anyone can nominate
You don’t have to belong to an arts organization or be active in the arts community to nominate. Any Ontario resident can apply. Last year’s Individual Artist award winner, visual artist Ron Noganosh, was nominated by his neighbour.

Award categories
There are two award categories:

Individual Artist - $50,000
The winner of the Individual Artist Award will receive $35,000 and will select a new or emerging artist to receive a prize of $15,000.

Arts Organization - $50,000

Who can I nominate?

Individual Artist
The Individual Artist award recognizes an individual artist (including the head of an arts organization).

You can nominate an Ontario resident in a professional arts practice, including (but not limited to):
* Media arts
* Writing
* Theatre
* Dance
* Music
* Opera
* Visual arts
* Book and magazine publishing
* Digital media
* Film
* Television
* Sound recording
* Community arts
* Crafts

*Previous award finalists are eligible.

Arts Organization
The Arts Organization Award recognizes an Ontario-based not-for-profit professional arts organization or commercial organization.

You can nominate an arts organization in the following professional arts practices, including (but not limited to):
* Media arts
* Writing
* Theatre
* Dance
* Music
* Opera
* Visual arts
* Book and magazine publishing
* Digital media
* Film
* Television
* Sound recording
* Community arts
* Crafts

*Previous award finalists are eligible.

Submitting a nomination
Any Ontario resident can submit a nomination. If you are inspired by an artist or arts organization, nominate them for a Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) administers the award submissions and evaluation process on behalf of the Government of Ontario. Click here to link to the nomination forms and guidelines that will help lead you through the process.

The OAC will accept one nomination per nominator.

For more information, contact the Ontario Arts Council Awards Office at:
(416) 961-1660 ext. 6666
1 (800) 387-0058 ext. 6666
www.arts.on.ca

Deadline for nominations is Monday, December 1, 2008.

The Ontario Arts Council will not accept nominations received after the deadline date.

Please note:
- Nominations must be postmarked by Canada Post or a courier company no later than December 1, 2008.
- Nominations may be hand-delivered to the office of the Ontario Arts Council on the 5th floor of 151 Bloor Street West, Toronto until 5 p.m. on December 1. Building security will accept your application until 8 p.m.
- All applications will be opened after the deadline date.
- Incomplete nominations are ineligible and will be returned to you by mail at after the deadline date.

Nominations open for student positions on the Board of Governors & Senate

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 4:00am

Nominations are now being accepted for several student positions on the OCAD University Board of Governors and the Senate.

Be a part of the two governing bodies that oversee how your OCAD University is operated. Like two chambers of a heart, the Board of Governors and Senate, have their own beats to pump the lifeblood into your University. Join in this integral leading function of your University!

Eligible candidates may submit nomination for these positions until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Student positions available are:

Board of Governors

  • Two (2) Undergraduate Student positions, each for a two-year term.

Senate

  • One (1) Graduate Student Senator position for a one-year term.
  • Three (3) Undergraduate Student Senator positions, one from each Faculty, each for a one-year term.

For more information on the roles, responsibilities and nomination and election processes, please click on the appropriate link below:

Board of Governors Election Information and Nomination Forms

Senate Election Information and Nomination Forms

Students are invited to attend an Information Session with FREE PIZZA on Monday, September 12, 2016 in Room 1115 (11th Floor Boardroom), 230 Richmond Street West from 12:00 noon-2:00pm. (Drop in anytime during these two hours)

Elections will take place electronically from September 21 to 26, 2016.

Still have questions?

  • Questions about the Board of Governors elections should be directed to Valerie De Souza, Manager, University Governance at 416-977-6000 Ext. 2853.
  • Questions about the Senate elections should be directed to Natalie Nanton, Coordinator, Academic Governance and Quality Assurance at 416-977-6000 Ext. 2856.

 

Nominate Your Prof for a Teaching Award at OCAD U!

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 2:00pm to Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:00pm

Dear Students,

Now is the time to nominate your favourite prof for a teaching award at OCAD University!

Join your fellow students in acknowledging the dedicated work of our finest faculty – the ones who have made a difference in your education. Nominations are now open for the 2016 Teaching Excellence Awards and will be received until the deadline of February 29, 2016.

Nominate your prof now by clicking the link below:

http://www.ocadu.ca/about/governance/VP-academic/teaching_excellence_awards_2016.htm

The results will be announced on the OCAD University website in April, 2016, and the winners will be invited to be recognized at the University’s Convocation Ceremony on June 10, 2016.

 

Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/about/governance/VP-academic/teaching_excellence_awards_2016.htm

Nominations open for student positions on the Board of Governors and Senate

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 4:00am

Nominations are now being accepted for several student positions on the OCAD University Board of Governors and the Senate.

Be a part of the two governing bodies that oversee how your OCAD University is operated. Like two chambers of a heart, the Board of Governors and Senate, have their own beats to pump the lifeblood into your University. Join in this integral leading function of your University!

Eligible candidates may submit nomination for these positions until Friday, September 11, 2015, 4:30 p.m.

Student positions available are:

Board of Governors

  • One (1) Graduate Student position for a two-year term
  • Two (2) Undergraduate Student positions, each for a two-year term

Senate

  • One (1) Graduate Student Senator position for a one-year term.
  • Three (3) Undergraduate Student Senator positions, one from each Faculty, each for a one-year term

For more information on the roles, responsibilities and nomination and election processes, please click on the appropriate link below:

Board of Governors Election Information and Nomination Forms

Senate Election Information and Nomination Forms

Students are invited to attend an Information Session with FREE PIZZA on Friday, September 11, 2015 in Room 330 (3rd Floor Boardroom), 115 McCaul Street from 12:00 noon-1:00pm.

Elections will take place electronically from September 21 to 25, 2015.

Still have questions?

  • Questions about the Board of Governors elections should be directed to Valerie De Souza, Manager, University Governance at 416-977-6000 Ext. 2853.
  • Questions about the Senate elections should be directed to Natalie Nanton, Coordinator, Academic Governance and Quality Assurance at 416-977-6000 Ext. 2856.