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Note: If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, then the deadline is the last working day before that date.
Deadline: First week of January
Terms of Reference:
1. Faculty Selection Panel
The panel will be an alphabetical panel (by department name) of our nine budgetary units so that in Year 1, departments 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are represented; in Year 2 - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and so on. This scheme would provide systematic and broad representation and continuing experience. A complete cycle would take four years.
2. Nominating Procedure
No more than one candidate per department per year either newly nominated, renominated or retained for up to three years if over 45. The departments shall set up a system of their own choosing for nominations. Nominations should be submitted to the Dean's Office by January 10, with 7 copies.
a) Age 45 or younger with particular emphasis on contributions during previous 5 years.
b) Candidates who pass the age of 45 after nomination can stand up to 3 years with unchanged documentation upon recommendation of the department.
c) Candidates should be from the nine budgetary units of the Faculty of Science; Chairs are ineligible.
a) Letter from Chair supporting the case.
b) CV including publications list.
c) Three outside letters assessing quality and importance of research. Do not need to be up-dated by referees if used more than once, but if significant developments have occurred, should up-date as long as candidate is under 45.
d) Possibly letters from other departments in the Faculty/University.
Award presented in early April.
Post-talk reception. Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages; cash bar.
Deadline: March 1
The Faculty of Science wishes to continue the program of Research Professorships for our most distinguished researchers. We will select one Research Professor each year from our nine budgetary units.
Applications are invited from all tenured professors, and assistant/associate professors on tenure track. Terms of the research professorship will be for one year and will allow an opportunity for a dedicated full-time effort in research. Selection will be made on the basis of a distinguished record in research and a special opportunity which the release may offer.
Applications must include a complete C.V., a supporting letter from the Department Chair, and a statement of purpose from the applicant, and should reach the Dean's Office by March 1st. Each department may nominate at most one candidate each year for the Distinguished Research Professorship and no candidate may be nominated in three successive years. Please send 7 copies of the application. Selection will be made by a committee of Chairs.
Those professors who have submitted applications for two consecutive years are requested to sit out for one year before making another submission.
Deadline: First Week of April
The Faculty of Science wishes to continue the program of the "Awards of Excellence" for undergraduate teaching. A maximum of two awards are presented annually, based on evidence of excellence in academic endeavours with particular emphasis on exceptional performance in undergraduate classroom teaching and undergraduate course/curriculum development.
Applications are invited from all full-time and part-time members of the Faculty of Science including the Basic Medical Sciences Departments, and must include: two brief official letters of nomination summarizing the nominee's strengths and noting the various contributions made to the Faculty of Science in the above categories, a complete C.V., a Teaching Dossier along with brief supporting letters from students and/or peers, and Teaching Evaluations results (summarized) for no more than 10 years.
Applications should reach the Dean's Office by May 1st. Please send an original and 3 copies of the application. Selection will be made by a committee of Chairs who have not currently served on the selection committee for the Distinguished Research Professorships.
Deadline: First Week of April
The Faculty of Science Outreach Award strives to recognize and reward those faculty or staff members in the Faculty of Science, including the Basic Medical Sciences departments, who contribute to student recruitment and outreach.
The award will include public recognition of the Faculty or Staff member's contributions at the Faculty of Science Awards Ceremony, and a permanent plaque, maintained by the Faculty of Science. A token of appreciation of the awardees contributions may also be presented.
Nominees for the Outreach Award will be solicited annually from Department Chairs, in the Faculty of Science, including the Basic Medical Sciences departments. A recipient will be selected from among the nominees. The selection will be made by a committee comprised of the Faculty of Science Outreach Co-ordinator, the Associate Dean (Academic Affairs) and two other members of the Faculty of Science Liaison Committee (who shall not, themselves, be nominees for the award).
The general criteria for the award will be as follows:
The nominee should show a commitment to outreach or student recruitment that is beyond that normally required by his/her position.
Participation in departmental, faculty and/or university-wide outreach efforts, in particular those that contribute to student recruitment.
Development, or contribution, to the development of new initiatives in student recruitment or outreach.
The nominee should have shown a willingness to share his/her experiences with other departments in order to assist in and encourage the development of their outreach efforts.
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