Nominations are now closed for the 2023 Warren Gill Award for Community Impact

Thank you to everyone who submitted or updated a nomination. 

2023 Call for Nominations text:

The Warren Gill Award for Community Impact is named to honour the legacy of former SFU Vice-President Dr. Warren Gill, who in a career spanning over thirty years helped build SFU’s definition of the university as an integral part of our community. The award is provided to a faculty or staff member who demonstrates a significant positive impact in the social, economic, environmental, and/or cultural fabric of one or more of the communities SFU serves.  Faculty members, sessional lecturers, teaching staff, and administrative and support staff are eligible.  In the case of an award for a project and partnership, the community partner will also be honoured.

The Warren Gill Award for Community Impact is bestowed annually if a suitable candidate is nominated.  Possibilities include, but are not limited to, expanding SFU’s community connections, building respectful and mutually beneficial SFU-community relationships, increasing opportunities for dialogue, strengthening opportunities for experiential learning, and informing and inspiring important research.

Specific questions about the award can be directed to Matthew Grant, Director, Community Engagement & Outreach, at

The deadline to submit a nomination was Friday, December 1, 2023.