Awards of Excellence Program

The Alumni Association's Awards of Excellence program includes several annual awards. The program recognizes achievements of alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends by presenting awards to those who have made significant contributions to the Laurier community.
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Both successful and unsuccessful candidates will be notified.

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Alumni Awards of Excellence Program 

 

         

       

 

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Alumnus/a of the Year

The Alumnus/a of the Year Award is given for outstanding achievement by a Laurier graduate. It is

granted to individuals who bring honour to Wilfrid Laurier University, and recognizes a variety of attributes.
 
Award criteria include:

  1. has brought honour to Laurier through significant achievement in his/her career and/or through outstanding service to Laurier and/or the community at large;
  2. has earned a high level of respect for his/her stature, integrity, and ability;
  3. is a source of pride for Laurier alumni, students, faculty, and staff;
  4. serves as an ambassador for Laurier and the community at large.

 

 

Young Alumnus/a of the Year

The  Young Alumnus/a of the Year Award is given to recognize outstanding achievement by an alumnus/a of any Laurier program and who is 30 years of age or under.

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Award criteria include:

  1. proven success in: academia, entrepreneurship, citizenship OR philanthropy;
  2. personal contribution to the betterment of society;
  3. is a source of pride for Laurier alumni, students, faculty and staff;
  4. serves as an ambassador for Laurier and the community at large.


 


 

 

Honorary Alumnus/a

The designation of Honorary Alumnus/a is granted to individuals who have brought honour to Laurier and its community of alumni, students, faculty, and staff through significant, and often selfless, contributions to Laurier, and/or the local, provincial, national or international communities. The candidates cannot be regular alumni of Wilfrid Laurier University.
 

Award criteria include:

  1. has brought honour to Laurier through contributions to Laurier, the local, provincial, national, or internal communities;
  2. serves as an inspiration to Laurier and its community;
  3. has positively contributed to Laurier's reputation.


     


 

Schaus Award for Staff

The Schaus Award is presented to a member of Laurier's staff in recognition of outstanding contribution to the Laurier community. The winner will be distinguished by service to Laurier and the community at large. All current or former staff are eligible for the Schaus Award.

Award criteria include:

  1. has achieved distinction through dedication and service;
  2. has achieved a high level of stature, integrity, and ability;
  3. serves as an inspiration to Laurier students, faculty and staff;
  4. has performed notable service in the community at large.



 

Hoffmann-Little Award for Faculty

The Hoffmann-Little Award is presented to a Laurier faculty member in recognition of excellence in teaching and professional endeavor. All current or former faculty are eligible for the Hoffmann-Little Award.

Award criteria include:

  1. has achieved academic excellence in teaching;
  2. has developed excellent rapport with students and inspires students;
  3. has positively contributed to Laurier's reputation;
  4. has a history of distinguished service to Laurier and the wider community;
  5. has achieved a national and/or international academic reputation.



 

Faculty Mentoring Award

The Faculty Mentoring Award recognizes a faculty member for his/her outstanding mentorship and support to undergraduate student(s) and/or graduate student(s) while the student(s) are completing independent research as part of their degree requirements.
 

Award criteria include:

  1. provides exceptional advice and assistance to improve student research quality;
  2. generosity of time and other measures of success at mentoring;
  3. encouraging students to reach their full potential;
  4. nominee must be a faculty member for at least 3 years at time of nomination.


     


 

Student Alumnus/a of the Year

This award, provided annually by the Alumni Association, acknowledges the outstanding achievements of a student forwarding the objectives of the Alumni Association through his/her work with the Student Alumni Association.