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 Service Award is to recognize faculty members whose vision, dedication and administrative prowess supports the success, fulfillment, wellbeing and impact of colleagues, staff and students within FCAT and its units.

  • FCAT Service Award - this award recognizes individual faculty members who excel in fulfilling the mandate of their administrative roles, and/or individual faculty members who realize notable acts of service for their unit, FCAT, or SFU.

Required nomination package includes:

  1. A nomination letter by one or more writers that introduces the candidate 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 writer’s 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. Optional: up to two pages of additional support material.

Adjudication committee: a committee will be chaired by the FCAT Dean, Carman Neustaedter and include the Director of each FCAT’s schools and programs.