Call for nominations!

SFU’s Office of Community Engagement is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the Warren Gill Award for Community Impact for 2019.

Deadline: Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

This award 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.  Normally an individual is eligible to receive the award only once.  In the case of an award for a specific project and partnership, the community partner may 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.

Consideration is given to the breadth of involvement of the nominee in the community; the level of innovation and the amount of time invested in initiatives, projects and research; and the impact on SFU and the communities it serves, particularly in the form of volunteering and engaging with community organizations.

Ready to nominate someone for the Warren Gill Award for Community Impact?