Call for Nominations

2020 Call for Nominations

The Chris Dagg Award for Impact in International Sustainable Development seeks to recognize and celebrate the achievements of a Simon Fraser University (SFU) staff or faculty member who has made a significant contribution to international sustainable development on behalf of SFU.

The selection of the awardee is the responsibility of the Chris Dagg Award for Impact in International Sustainable Development Committee. The selection committee will consider all eligible submissions for evaluation. The award will be administered annually upon the committee’s recommendation.

SFU International will be responsible for nominating committee members. 


Faculty and staff are eligible. Normally an individual is eligible to receive the award only once.


Activities related to international sustainable development may include, but are not limited to, involvement in:

  • International development projects or activities
  • International research and scholarly collaborations
  • Establishment of academic networks and articulations with international partners
  • Joint curriculum with international partners
  • International activities related to students
  • Community engagement


The application must outline the nominee’s contribution to international sustainable development. The following criteria will be considered by the committee:

  1. Breadth of activity, as highlighted above
  2. Length of time (extended involvement, generally over 5 years at SFU)
  3. Demonstrated excellence and impact globally
  4. Leadership in the field (individual and institutional)
  5. Level of Innovation


SFU staff and faculty may submit nominations. Nominations supported by students, alumni, international and community partners will be viewed favorably. Self-nominations are also permitted.

Nomination forms should be accompanied by a letter (three pages maximum) that describes the nominee’s efforts and involvement in international sustainable development on behalf of SFU and the impacts of their activities internationally and at SFU. Nomination packages should also include signed letters of support from two other members of the SFU community (faculty, staff, or students) or international or community partners.

Nomination forms can be found here. Inquiries and completed packages should be sent to the Chris Dagg Award for International Impact Committee, SFU International, SFU, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6; or by email to

Deadline: June 29, 2020 

Please see here for the call for nominations.