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 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 Career Contributions award. 

  • Impact Award – this award recognizes a staff member or team 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.
  • Career 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.

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.

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: We highly value the strong work done by Great Northern Way Staff as part of the Master of Digital Media Program; however, they are not eligible for FCAT Awards as they are not employees of SFU.