Nominate someone for a REACH award

The REACH Awards recognize outstanding achievement at the University of Victoria. The awards cycle begins in the fall with the call for nominations via various communication channels. Selection Committees adjudicate the awards in the two months after the deadline and a recognition event will be held in the spring. The award recipients will be featured in various university publications (such as the Ring).

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, January 31, 2019 at 4:30 pm.

Research awards

Nomination information

Nomination deadline: Feb. 19, 2019, 4:30 PM

David H. Turpin Gold Medal for Career Achievement in Research

A gold medal and $1,000 research grant will be awarded for a distinguished record of creative activity, including artistic expression, which has advanced substantially the discipline. This award, for which only tenured or emeritus faculty are eligible, honours lifetime achievement.

Guidelines | Nomination Form

REACH Silver Medal for Excellence in Research

A silver medal and $1,000 research grant will be awarded for excellence in research or creative activity, including artistic expression.

Guidelines | Nomination Form

REACH Award for Excellence in Knowledge Mobilization

This award in the amount of a $1,000 research grant, recognizes a specific project, product, service or body of work that demonstrates excellence in Knowledge Mobilization (KM), defined as the purposeful communication, exchange and application of knowledge developed through an ongoing process of research and/or creative and artistic endeavour for the benefit of society.

Guidelines | Nomination Form

REACH Award for Excellence in Creativity and Artistic Expression

This award in the amount of a $1,000 research grant, recognizes a significant project or body of work that furthers knowledge or awareness of the human condition. Nominations are encouraged from the creative, visual and performing arts, scholarship on the arts, and research on all aspects of arts and culture.

Guidelines | Nomination Form

REACH Award for Excellence in Research Partnerships

This award in the amount of a $1,000 research grant, recognizes research excellence, as demonstrated through scholarly contributions and societal impact, jointly achieved by a UVic researcher in collaboration with an external research partner.

Guidelines | Nomination Form

 


 The university encourages nominations of faculty for prestigious external research awards and provides external awards facilitation services.

The university’s Awards Facilitator awardfac@uvic.ca  consults with and provides support to faculties and units regarding the identification of local, regional, national, and international award opportunities, and identification and nomination of potential award winners.

The awards facilitator's services include:

  • liaison with award-program officers
  • assistance in writing and editing nomination packages
  • coordination and follow-up of award submissions  
  • assistance to nominators in the preparation of honorary degree nominations

Teaching awards

Harry Hickman Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching and Educational Leadership

This award bears the name of Harry Hickman who had a distinguished career as a scholar, teacher, and principal of Victoria College. He was acting president of the University of Victoria, and head of the Modern Languages and French departments. This award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and educational leadership.

Enquiries should be directed to the , 250-472-5624.

Guidelines
 
Nomination Form - Will be posted in Fall 2019

  • All nominations should be submitted in as a single combined PDF (including fillable nomination form) document by e-mail to the .
  • It is the responsibility of the nominator to ensure that the nomination is complete. Incomplete nomination packages will not be considered by the Adjudication Committees.

Nomination deadline: TBA for 2020

Gilian Sherwin Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Gilian Sherwin Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching bears the name of a former senior lab instructor in the Geography department who, for 21 years, was a strong supporter of better teaching at the university, an active member of the advisory committee of the Learning and Teaching Centre, and a regular participant in the training of teaching assistants. This award—for which Sessional Instructors, Lab Instructors and Senior Lab Instructors are eligible— is a tribute to Gilian Sherwin’s commitment to the art of teaching and the influence she had on many students and colleagues.

Enquiries should be directed to the , 250-472-5624.

Guidelines
 
Nomination Form - Will be posted in Fall 2019

  • All nominations should be submitted in as a single combined PDF (including fillable nomination form) document by e-mail to the .
  • It is the responsibility of the nominator to ensure that the nomination is complete. Incomplete nomination packages will not be considered by the Adjudication Committees.

Nomination deadline: TBA for 2020

Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision and Mentorship

The purpose of this award is to recognize graduate-level supervision and mentorship that fosters intellectual, professional and personal development of graduate students at the University of Victoria.

Enquiries should be directed to , 250-472-4939.

Guidelines
 
Nomination Form - Will be posted in Fall 2019

  • All nominations should be submitted in as a single combined PDF (including fillable nomination form) document by e-mail to the .
  • It is the responsibility of the nominator to ensure that the nomination is complete. Incomplete nomination packages will not be considered by the Adjudication Committees.

Nomination deadline: TBA for 2020

Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research-Enriched Teaching

This award recognizes exceptional contributions by a faculty member in bringing research alive in the classroom by exposing students to the intellectual stimulation of UVic's research culture, providing them with opportunities to engage in research and learn research related habits and aptitudes including curiosity, systematic problem solving, information acquisition and organization, analysis, communication and continuous learning.

Enquiries should be directed to the , 250-472-5624.

Guidelines
 
Nomination Form - Will be posted in Fall 2019

  • All nominations should be submitted in as a single combined PDF (including fillable nomination form) document by e-mail to the .
  • It is the responsibility of the nominator to ensure that the nomination is complete. Incomplete nomination packages will not be considered by the Adjudication Committees.

Nomination deadline: TBA for 2020

Award for Excellence in Teaching for Experiential Learning

Our vision at UVic is for all students to engage in hands-on, dynamic learning to achieve personal growth and career success. Experiential learning is an essential pathway to achieving this vision. The Award for Excellence in Teaching for Experiential Learning recognizes UVic educators who excel at putting students on this pathway.

Enquiries should be directed to the , 250-472-5624.

Guidelines
 
Nomination Form - Will be posted in Fall 2019

  • All nominations should be submitted in as a single combined PDF (including fillable nomination form) document by e-mail to the .
  • It is the responsibility of the nominator to ensure that the nomination is complete. Incomplete nomination packages will not be considered by the Adjudication Committees.

Nomination deadline: TBA for 2020

Andy Farquharson Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Students

This award, named after a past Director of the Learning and Teaching Centre, is for registered graduate students who have excelled in their teaching during the preceding calendar year. This category is open to Graduate Students who are:

  • Teaching Assistants involved in teaching activities at UVic during the 12 months prior to the deadline (generally hired under CUPE 4163).
  • Lab Instructors or Senior Lab Instructors.
  • Sessional instructors are no longer eligible.

Up to three awards are given out annually. There is a recognition ceremony every year, but each department is encouraged to showcase individual achievements and skills.

The nomination packages will be available at the end of November and will be announced each year. The nomination form and further information can be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website or from departmental Graduate Secretaries.

Application Process

Each department, or academic unit, is invited to select an awardee.

Criteria has been defined by the Faculty of Graduate Studies in consultation with the Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation (LTSI) and can be found in the nomination package.

Nomination deadline: TBA FOR 2020, 4:00 PM