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.​