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Concordia University Award for Graduate Mentoring

The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to invite nominations for the 2019-2020 Concordia University Award for Graduate Mentoring. This award is given for outstanding support of a graduate student or graduate students from course completion through research and placement. Criteria that may be considered in selecting a nominee include: provision of sound advice with respect to course of study, encouraging the best performance from students, generosity of time or other measures of effort at mentoring, assisting an unlikely or superficially unpromising student through to successful completion and placement, advice and other assistance regarding quality and quantity of student papers or other forms of publication and performance, extraordinary efforts or success with placement. These criteria are not meant to be exhaustive, but instead to suggest activities that might be considered in a nominating letter. The nominee must have been a faculty member of the nominating institution for at least three years at the time of the nomination.

The $1,000 award of professional allowance will be presented by the Dean of Graduate Studies in January 2020. The recipient will be invited to host a workshop on graduate mentoring to be organized by the School of Graduate Studies.

Please note that the nomination and selection criteria are identical to those established for the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS) Geoffrey Marshall Mentoring Award. Therefore, the recipient of the Concordia University Award for Graduate Mentoring will be the nominee for the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS) Geoffrey Marshall Mentoring Award. The recipient will be invited to attend the meeting as a guest of the Association and must be present to receive the award. The $1,000 award will be presented at the annual meeting’s award luncheon during the 2020 annual meeting, which will be held from April 16-18, 2020 at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, Quebec.

The Departmental Chairs, Graduate Program Directors, or Research Centre Directors are invited to submit nominations.

Nomination materials

  1. A completed nomination covering sheet;
  2. The nominee's CV;
  3. A substantial letter of nomination, signed by the nominator, and the nominee’s Department Chair, which clearly sets out the basis for the nomination;
  4. Two letters of support from faculty and up to five letters of support from former students* who have direct knowledge of the nominee’s mentoring; 

*Letters of support from current students will not be considered in the competition.

Letters and evaluations should not be mere testimonials: they should address specific examples of the nominee's mentoring activities.

Nomination materials must be submitted by email to Dolly Grewal.

The deadline for submissions is November 4, 2019.

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