Awards – Call for Nominations

Call for nominations

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce a call for nominations for faculty awards in following categories:

Faculty of Science Best Mentor Awards

Purpose

To recognize research faculty for outstanding mentorship. Two awards valuing $1000 each will be made available annually. Funds for the awards will be made available for research, summer student support, travel or other professional development. One award will be reserved for Early Career Faculty, defined as individuals being within five years of their first academic appointment. One award will be reserved for Established Faculty, defined individuals with more than five years of experience in an academic appointment.

Nomination Process

Nominations may come from current or former undergraduate research students, graduate students or postdocs (either individually or in groups) that are directly supervised by the researcher.

To nominate an individual, please complete the nomination form which outlines how nominee meets the following criteria:

  • encourages career development for his/her trainees
  • fosters a fair, collegial and ethical environment
  • promotes trainees and recognizes accomplishments
  • goes above and beyond expectations as a mentor
Deadline

Applications should be submitted to Science.ResearchFacilitator@umanitoba.ca by August 16.

Faculty of Science Innovation in Teaching Awards

Purpose

To recognize teaching faculty for use of innovative and successful pedagogical techniques in graduate or undergraduate course (or courses), or as part of a course such as a lab or tutorial. This award recognizes combined innovation and excellence in pedagogy, which might include any or all of the following areas:

  • approaches to classroom lectures
  • high levels of student engagement resulting from innovative practices
  • creative curriculum development
  • productive use of University or community resources
  • innovation in formative assessment and summative evaluation
  • scholarly and/or research projects.

The nomination should focus on the nominee’s teaching practices within the past academic calendar year.

Two awards valuing $1000 each will be made available annually. Funds for the awards will be made available for equipment to enhance teaching or laboratory instruction, summer student support, travel, pedagogical research, or other professional development. One award will be reserved for Early Career Faculty, defined as individuals being within five years of their first academic appointment. One award will be reserved for Established Faculty, defined individuals with more than five years of experience in an academic appointment.

Faculty cannot receive the award multiple times for the same activities, but are eligible to receive the award multiple times for new unique innovative teaching activities.

Nomination Process

Nominations may come from faculty or may be made by self-nomination.

To nominate an individual, please submit the following:

  • A brief statement (max 1 page) describing how the nominee’s techniques are innovative
  • Course description and Syllabus
  • Sample assignments and assessment criteria
  • Student evaluations in support of the pedagogy approach (optional)
  • For self-nominations, a letter of support is recommended if applicable.
Deadline

Applications should be submitted to Science.ResearchFacilitator@umanitoba.ca by August 16.

Faculty of Science Outreach Awards

Purpose

To recognize faculty members, both researchers and instructors, for outreach activities. Nominees should demonstrate commitment to developing, coordinating and/or sustaining projects or activities that extend the communication of science to the community (both within and outside the University). The nomination can be for a single activity or for engagement in multiple activities but should focus on the nominee’s outreach within the past academic calendar year.

Examples of activities that could be considered include:

  • Significant participation in University of Manitoba outreach and recruitment events such as Let’s Talk Science, IB Great Escape, Evening of Excellence, etc.
  • Building connections with the community though off campus outreach such as visiting schools to give research talks, or on campus activities such as hosting K-12 students in your lab or classroom.

Two awards valuing $1000 each will be made available annually. Funds for the awards will be made available for research, summer student support, travel or other professional development. One award will be reserved for Early Career Faculty, defined as individuals being within five years of their first academic appointment. One award will be reserved for Established Faculty, defined individuals with more than five years of experience in an academic appointment.
Faculty are not eligible to be considered for the award if they have previously won the Outreach Award for the same activities conducted in consecutive years. Preference will be given to nominees for activities not previously recognized.

Nomination Process

Nominations may come from students, faculty, staff and community organizations, or may be made by self-nomination.

To nominate an individual please submit a brief statement of impact (max 1 page) which outlines the following:

  • nature of the activities undertaken
  • role/commitment of nominee
  • perceived impact on community

For self-nominations, a letter of support is recommended if applicable.

Deadline

Applications should be submitted to Science.ResearchFacilitator@umanitoba.ca by August 16.

Faculty of Science Research Excellence Awards

Purpose

To recognize Research Faculty for their outstanding research accomplishments at the early-career, mid-career and established levels in the Physical/Computational Sciences and Life Sciences. Funds for the awards will be made available for research, summer student support, travel or other professional development.

Early-Career Awards:

Two awards valuing $1000 each will be made available annually to early career researchers, defined as research faculty at the Assistant Professor rank.

Applicants for the Early Career Research Excellence awards will display the following:
exceptional promise

  • high qualities in innovation, and
  • stimulation to research colleagues in their own and related disciplines.
Mid-Career Awards:

Two awards valuing $1000 each will be made available annually to mid-career researchers, defined as research faculty within 10 years of their appointment at the Associate Professor rank.

Applicants for the Mid-Career Research Excellence awards will display the following:

  • high-quality publications
  • high qualities in innovation, and
  • stimulation to research colleagues in their own and related disciplines.
Established Researcher Awards:

Two awards valuing $1000 each will be made available annually to established researchers, defined as research faculty beyond 10 years of their appointment at the Associate Professor rank.

Applicants for the Established Researcher Research Excellence awards will be evaluated on the following:

  • quality of the research or scholarly activities
  • impact of the research in terms of advancing the field, both nationally and internationally, and
  • distinction brought to the University of Manitoba by the research or scholarly activities.
Application Process

Faculty will apply directly for the Research Excellence awards (self-nomination).
To apply please submit the following:

  • A current CV
  • A brief statement of impact (max 1 page) which summarizes your most significant contributions

A letter of support that addresses each of the 3 evaluation criteria for the award.

Deadline

Applications should be submitted to Science.ResearchFacilitator@umanitoba.ca by August 16.