Terms of Reference

  1. The award will be given to an individual(s) for their outstanding dedication to the university and their distinguished contribution to the public good within their community.
  2. "Distinguished community leadership" will be characterized by qualities such as:
    1. the expression and execution of high purpose and dedication to SFU and the community at large
    2. impact in the community which authority alone would not explain
    3. innovative approaches to community concerns and aspirations
    4. persistent efforts
    5. contribution to the creation of a strong sense of community
  3. Nominations will be sought by the President.
  4. Nominations will be sought each year but in any particular year an award need not necessarily be given.
  5. The award will be presented at an annual event.
  6. Posthumous awards will not be granted.
  7. The purpose of the award is:
    1. to recognize a dedication to SFU and its values and the importance of community leadership
    2. to honour those who have demonstrated such leadership
    3. to undertake a meaningful community project which is unique and which can involve key friends of the University
    4. to bring attention to Simon Fraser University, its activities and involvement in the community

President’s Distinguished Community Leadership Award Selection Committee

  1. The Committee will be comprised of previous Award winners, SFU’s President and Vice President, Advancement and Alumni Engagement.
  2. Notice for nominations will be sought annually. Each nomination must be accompanied by a nomination statement as to why the individual is being nominated and an optional biography. The nominators will remain anonymous.
  3. The nominating committee shall meet to determine recipient(s).
  4. The nominees not selected for the Award in the current year will, at the discretion of the committee, be carried forward as nominees for the following year.