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  • Achievement Award

    Alumni Association Achievement Award

    Our goal in creating the Achievement Award is to inspire alumni to continue reflecting the values (integrity and respect, honesty and accountability, dedication to quality and intellectual rigour, and pursuit of innovation) that were integral during their studies at the university. We want to recognize individuals who continue to demonstrate these values while making a difference and achieving success in fields of study, careers, or completing other successful goals.

    Who is eligible to be nominated?

    All alumni considered to be ambassadors of these values in completing any goal, whether related to career, or education.

    What are the evaluation/selection criteria?

    • Integrity and respect – 25 per cent
    • Honesty and accountability – 25 per cent
    • Dedication to quality and intellectual rigour – 25 per cent
    • Pursuit of innovation – 25 per cent

    Integrity and respect – this includes, but is not limited to, embracing honesty, inclusivity and equity in all the candidate does.

    Honesty and accountability – this includes, but is not limited to, actions that reflect the candidate’s commitment to the values of UOIT and maintaining high levels of accountability in all actions.

    Dedication to quality and intellectual rigour – this includes, but is not limited to, striving for excellence with energy, commitment and passion. The ideal candidate makes a positive difference within his or her field or organization while succeeding in completing their goals.

    Pursuit of innovation – this includes, but is not limited to, cultivating creativity, adaptability and flexibility in others. The ideal candidate demonstrates a desire to challenge the status quo, assists and mentors others to think differently and searches for solutions within his or her workplace and/or field.

  • Alumni Association Up and Coming Award

    Alumni Association Up and Coming Award

    Our goal in creating the Up and Coming Award is to inspire new alumni to succeed by recognizing "up and comers" for their dedication, hard work and achievements early in their careers.

    Who is eligible to be nominated?

    Alumni within five years of graduation who contribute and make a difference in their field of expertise relate to their studies at UOIT. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about his or her career, projects a sense of pride in his or her field of expertise and displays great potential for future career growth. This individual also demonstrates sound judgment and character, exhibits professionalism and displays leadership qualities.

    What are the evaluation/selection criteria?

    • Leadership – 25 per cent
    • Innovation – 25 per cent
    • Accomplishment – 50 per cent

    Leadership – includes, but is not limited to, participating in activities in which the candidate displays leadership qualities; encouraging others to advance their careers; exhibiting professionalism within his or her field of expertise; assuming active roles on boards, working groups or committees that advance work-related endeavours and community development.

    Innovation – includes, but is not limited to, improving existing processes, challenging conventional wisdom, ground-breaking research/product innovation and setting new milestones within the candidate's field of expertise.

    Accomplishment – includes, but is not limited to, the ability to see projects through to successful completion; meeting goals; and other measures of success such as grants, awards, chair positions, etc.

  • Alumni Association Philanthropic Award

    Alumni Association Philanthropic Award

    Our goal in creating the Philanthropic Award is to recognize the efforts of alumni who are making significant contributions to improve society through their generosity, dedication and commitment.

    Who is eligible to be nominated?

    Alumni who are making significant contributions to improve their communities through their generosity, dedication, commitment and service. The ideal candidate is passionate about an important social cause, freely gives their time, exemplifies great leadership qualities and has demonstrated unwavering commitment to improving the social challenge related to his or her cause. This can include attempting to break down biases, change perceptions and alleviate issues impeding progress, working toward conquering a problem and/or responding to a need in a tangible way.

    What are the evaluation/selection criteria?

    • Contributing to the community and inspiring others to engage in volunteer service
    • Demonstrating exceptional commitment, creativity, cooperation and leadership through volunteer experiences
    • Serving as a role model for others in the community

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