SSMU AWARDS 2017
Hello prospective awards applicants and nominees!
Each year the Student Society of McGill University awards students and student groups who have dedicated themselves to improving life on campus. The Awards aim to recognize students, student groups and
student-run events that have proven themselves to be outstanding.
All finalists will be invited to the SSMU Awards banquet on April 7th. Finalists will be contacted via email.
Please complete the form found here for all nominations by March 31st, 2017 for one or more of these SSMU Awards. You may nominate yourself or nominate another person (or group). You must submit a different
application for each award and for each individual person or group.
On behalf of the entire 2016/17 SSMU Executive Team, we thank you for your application and wish you the best of luck!
For any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Daniel Lawrie, SSMU Vice-President Internal, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
SSMU Vice-President (Internal Affairs)
DESCRIPTIONS OF AVAILABLE SSMU AWARDS
The Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to SSMU activities, events, clubs, or campus groups. This person need not have
been the coordinator of an undertaking, but should have played a consistently supportive role in its development. This person should not be an elected student leader, but rather a committed volunteer who
does not have a mandate to do the task. Coordinators and elected student leaders should apply for Executive of the Year. The recipient of this award also receives a C2 Montreal 2017 ticket for May 24-26 with
a value of $2,995.
The Coordinator of the Year Award will be presented to a SSMU coordinator who has demonstrated leadership and organizational skills, as well as innovation and creativity to ensure the success of their
program or portfolio.
The Committee Member of the Year Award will be presented to an individual who sits as a member-at-large on an SSMU Committee and has demonstrated a strong commitment to the committee on which they sit as well going above and beyond the expectations expected from their role.
The Roma Nadeem Memorial Award will be presented to a Club, Service, Faculty Association, or Departmental Association Executive Member who has demonstrated leadership and innovation
throughout their term, and who has gone above and beyond their duty to contribute to campus life for the members of their association or group. The recipient of this award also receives a C2 Montreal 2017 ticket
for May 24-26 with a value of $2,995.
The Committee of the Year Award will recognize an SSMU committee which has made outstanding contributions throughout the year.
The Club of the Year Award will be presented to a club which has fostered a solid membership, which has demonstrated its organization to be capable of growth, and which has sought to have an impact on the
McGill community and broader society. Special consideration will be given to clubs who have demonstrated growth and/or innovation in their quest to serve their constituents.
The SSMU Service of the Year Award will be presented to the SSMU service that has shown itself to be constantly active, continually self-improving, and persistently serving the needs of students within SSMU,
the McGill community at large, and Montreal.
The Publication of the Year Award will be presented to a campus publication demonstrating an outstanding quality of editorial content and presentation.
The Executive Team of the Year Award will be presented to a Club, Service, Faculty Association, or Departmental Association Executive who have demonstrated leadership and innovation throughout their
term. The award will honor the executive that has worked to support teamwork among its constituents while striving to maintain a link with the larger McGill campus. The executive team will have demonstrated
an ability to work within tough circumstances and to develop initiatives designed to inform, serve, and involve the students it represents.
The Political Event of the Year Award will recognize social justice and political events sponsored by campus groups that benefit McGill and its students. Events are nominated are successful, either because
of the cooperation they fostered, the discussion they enabled, or the interest they aroused.
The Social Event of the Year Award will recognize activities sponsored by campus groups that benefit McGill and its students and were successful, either because of the cooperation they fostered, the interest
they aroused, or the creativity and execution of the event.
The Charitable Event of the Year Award will recognize activities run by on-campus groups that are charitable in nature. The charity in question can be local or international, but must be (or be sponsored by)
a SSMU recognized or internationally recognized club or group. Winner will be determined not only by funds raised, but with such factors as scope, interest and creativity.
The SSMU Funding Project of the Year Award will be presented to a project sponsored by the SSMU through the any of our existing funds (Ambassador Fund, Campus Life Fund, Club Fund, Green Fund, Space Fund, Charity Fund and Equity Fund) that has shown itself to be a significant addition to campus life and of exceptional benefit to students. The winner will be chosen based on both the creativeness of the project, its success, and its ability to be sustainable.
The SSMU Community Engagement Award will be presented to an individual, group or event that seeks to promote or improve the state of community engagement on campus. The award will look for nominees that have made a substantial positive impact on campus, the Montreal community and/or community engagement in general. The recipient of this award also receives a C2 Montreal 2017 ticket for May 24-26 with a value of $2,995.