FCAT Excellence Awards

The Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology (FCAT) contains an amazing set of faculty, staff, and alumni. The FCAT Excellence Awards were created to honour the hard work, dedication, and excellence that occurs across FCAT and beyond. The FCAT Research Excellence Awards were created in 2018 and FCAT Teaching, Staff, and Alumni awards followed in 2021 to further recognize the exemplary work done by current FCAT members and alumni.

Nomination process

  1. Prepare your supporting documentation (see criteria for each award category).
  2. Complete the online nomination survey and upload any supporting documentation by November 3rd, 2023.

Normally all awards are given out annually and ties may be considered. Award recipients will be notified two weeks prior to a Faculty-wide reception in early December.

The goal of the FCAT Equity, Community and Care (ECC) Award is to recognize the work of our faculty, staff, students and alumni doing work in the following areas within their schools/programs, in FCAT, at SFU, and/or in the wider community:

  • Equity, diversity, access and inclusion
  • Decolonization
  • Indigenization
  • Anti-racism
  • Wellness
  • Ethical Care
  • Harm Reduction

FCAT ECC Award – this award recognizes the impactful and generous  work (seen and perhaps unseen) of individuals or teams of FCAT staff, faculty, students or alumni who have supported and advanced ECC initiatives through their service, teaching, research and/or contributions within FCAT or the wider community. Team sizes may vary, but at least 2 members of the team must have been in FCAT for at least two years. Nominations can be made by faculty, staff, students or alumni from any school or program within FCAT.

Required nomination package includes:

  1. A nomination letter by one or more writers that introduces the candidate(s) to the committee and illustrates why the candidate is deserving of the award in accordance with the criteria in the award description.
    1. The letter is the strongest part of the submission package. It must be 250-300 words.
    2. Nomination writers are asked to focus on clear examples that highlight the candidate’s excellence and to avoid general statements about the candidate and their work.
  2. 1-2 sources of supporting evidence that includes the impacted individual, group or community’s voice, position and/or point of view (e.g., letter of support, link to news story, public acknowledgment, etc.) Work done in or with community must be recognized by the group’s membership.

Adjudication committee: a committee will be chaired by the FCAT Faculty Advisor on Equity, Community and Care, and include the Indigenous Academic and Student Liaison and one staff or faculty member from each of FCAT’s schools and programs.