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. Complete the nomination signature sheet. This form must be signed by at least one nominator in addition to the nominee. This serves as recognition that nominee agrees to be nominated for the award.
  2. Prepare your supporting documentation (see criteria for each award category).
  3. Complete the online nomination survey and upload your signature sheet and supporting documentation by October 15th

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 Staff Awards is to recognize those who excel in their work and service within the faculty. Nominees must have been staff members for at least two years of full-time employment (or equivalent) in FCAT. The awards are meant to recognize efforts over the past year, or, at least eight years for the Lifetime Contributions award. 

  • Impact Award – this award recognizes a staff member who has developed and/or applied innovative approaches, processes, or procedures that have had a positive impact on a department and/or the University as a whole.
  • Team Award – this award recognizes a high-performing team that has exemplified collaboration and cooperation. Team sizes may vary, but at least 2 members of the team must have been in FCAT for at least two years of full-time employment (or equivalent).
  • Lifetime Contributions Award – this award recognizes a staff member who has demonstrated sustained leadership and commitment to FCAT over the course of their employment.

Nominations can be made by faculty, staff or students from any school or program within FCAT.

Nominations must include:

  • a summary letter that illustrates why the candidate(s) is deserving of the award (maximum two pages)

Adjudication committee: a committee will be chaired by the FCAT Director of Administration and Strategic Planning and include one staff member from each of FCAT’s schools and programs.

Disclaimer: Great Northern Way Staff at the Master of Digital Media Program are not eligible for FCAT Awards.