Tips on nominating

 

Eligibility requirements 

  • Nominees must have earned a degree, diploma or certificate at UVic (as conferred by the Senate); have completed 15 units of studies at Victoria Collegeor graduated from Victoria Normal School. 
  • Alumni who have only received an honorary degree from the University of Victoria are not eligible for these awards. 
    • However, alumni who have one of the above AND an honorary degree are eligible.
  • Current or recent members of the UVic Alumni Association Board (i.e. past two years) and members of their families are not eligible to be nominated.
    • Exceptions may be made where an award is time-sensitive.
  • Members of public office are not eligible to receive a Distinguished Alumni Award during their term.
    • Once the individual no longer holds an elected or appointed position in political office, they are eligible.
  • Alumni who have previously received a Distinguished Alumni Award are not eligible. 
  • Alumni awards are not awarded posthumously.
  • Emerging Alumni Award nominees must have been graduated for 10 years or less at the time of the nomination deadline (Oct. 14, 2012).

Contact alumasst@uvic.ca with any questions regarding eligibility.

Nomination form

All materials must be received/post-marked by Oct. 14, 2022 or earlier.

Questions? Contact Alumni Relations at 250-721-6000 or send us an email.

Written statement

The nominator should address the eligibility criteria and detail why the nominee deserves to be recognized by outlining the details below in 1,000 words or less. If a statement exceeds this length, then only the first 1,000 words will be reviewed.

Please refrain from including links to supporting materials (list of awards, media clippings, electronic media footage, etc.).

Presidents’ Alumni Awards:

  • Briefly describe your relationship to the nominee and how their impact inspires you.
  • What contributions has the nominee made that are sustained and significant?
  • Clearly explain the impact the nominee’s accomplishments have had on their profession, community and/or society (either locally, nationally and/or internationally).
  • In what ways does the nominee bring great distinction to UVic and contribute “to a better future for people and the planet”?
  • How are the nominee’s achievements exceptional? What differentiates them from others? Why do these achievements go above and beyond what is normally expected of someone in a similar role?
  • Provide examples of how the nominee demonstrates a variety of leadership qualities.

Emerging Alumni Awards:

  • Briefly describe your relationship to the nominee and how their impact inspires you.
  • Clearly explain the impact the nominee’s accomplishments have had on their profession, community and/or society (either locally, nationally and/or internationally).
  • How do their accomplishments predict future success and raise their profile within their community, nationally and/or internationally? How do they bring greater recognition to their profession?
  • Provide examples of how the nominee demonstrates a variety of leadership qualities.
  • In what ways do their work and/or accomplishments inspire action, emotion or a response in others?

Indigenous Community Alumni Awards:

  • Briefly describe your relationship to the nominee and how their impact inspires you.
  • What contributions has the nominee made to Indigenous communities that have improved outcomes for Indigenous peoples?
  • How has their work, whether professional or volunteer, demonstrated a significant impact within Indigenous communities in Canada or elsewhere?
  • Explain how their work contributes to the reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
  • In what ways does their role, work and/or contribution in their community raise awareness of Indigenous issues and inspire action, emotion or a positive response in others?

Letter(s) of support (optional)

Up to three letters will be reviewed and considered in the order in which they are received. Letters of support are optional but strongly encouraged.

  • Ideal supporter(s) are people who can personally comment on the specific achievements, contributions and the impact of the actions of the person nominated.
  • Reference letter(s) are intended to support and add broader detail to the information provided in the answers to the written statement and summary questions.
  • Letters can be 1-2 pages in length. If a letter exceeds this length then only the 2 pages will be reviewed.
  • Letters of support must be written specifically for the Alumni Awards program.
  • Referees with high standing in their community, field or profession are recommended.
  • Letters of support must not be written by the nominator.

Do not include 

The following items will not be reviewed by the Selection Committee:

  • Resumes or curriculum vitaes.
  • Additional support letters beyond the three maximum accepted.
  • Supporting materials including lists of academic publications, video footage, news articles, etc.