Awards of Merit for Staff

Through the Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit for Staff, the President wishes to acknowledge the valuable contributions of University staff in the following four (4) categories. Each award is valued at $1,000.

Presidential Recognition Award of Merit for Exemplary Service

The Presidential Recognition Award of Merit for Exemplary Service will be presented to a UPEI employee who has demonstrated outstanding service and/or who has made significant contributions to the University community beyond that normally expected of his/her position. 

Eligibility
All staff who have served a minimum of three (3) years of continuous service prior to nomination are eligible for these awards. A person may be nominated multiple years. Persons who have received this award within the previous five years are not eligible.

Selection Committee
The Awards Selection committee, chaired by the Associate Vice President, Human Resources and Legal, will review nominations, select a winner, and make a recommendation to the President. 

Criteria
Nominated candidates will have demonstrated outstanding service to the University community. Among the factors to be considered by the Committee will be:

  • Consistent, long-term, outstanding service to the UPEI community.
  • Evidence of successful efforts to improve the university experience for students, employees, and visitors to UPEI. 

Nomination Form

Presidential Recognition Award of Merit for Campus Spirit

The Presidential Recognition Award of Merit for Campus Spirit will be presented to a UPEI employee who has fostered a sense of excitement on campus and promoted fellowship, goodwill, and belonging within the University community, by supporting and promoting UPEI. 

Eligibility
All staff members who have served a minimum of three (3) years of continuous service prior to nomination are eligible for these awards. A person may be nominated multiple years. Persons who have received this award within the previous five years are not eligible.

Selection Committee
The Awards Selection committee, chaired by the Associate Vice President, Human Resources and Legal, will review nominations, select a winner, and make a recommendation to the President. 

Criteria
Nominated candidates will have exemplified campus spirit to the University community. Among the factors to be considered by the Committee will be:

  • Specific examples of how the nominee has generated excitement, promoted goodwill and fostered a sense of belonging within the University community; and/or a description of how the nominee supported and promoted the University of Prince Edward Island beyond the scope of her/his job.

Nomination Form

Presidential Recognition Award of Merit for Volunteer and Community Service

The Presidential Recognition Award of Merit for Volunteer and Community Service recognizes and honours an employee who demonstrates the University of Prince Edward Island’s commitment to community service through volunteer work, both on and/or off campus.

Eligibility
All staff members who have served a minimum of three (3) years of continuous service prior to nomination are eligible for these awards. A person may be nominated multiple years. Persons who have received this award within the previous five years are not eligible.

Selection Committee
The Awards Selection committee, chaired by the Associate Vice President, Human Resources and Legal, will review nominations, select a winner, and make a recommendation to the President. 

Criteria
Nominated candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of community service at the University of Prince Edward Island. Among the factors to be considered by the Committee will be:

  • Evidence of leadership and/or innovation in working with the public and/or community organizations for the well-being of citizens and communities.
  • Delivery of subject matter or professional knowledge and expertise beyond the University.

Nomination Form

Presidential Recognition Award of Merit for Support and Student Success

The Presidential Recognition Award of Merit for Support of Student Success is presented to a UPEI employee who has made significant contributions to higher education via supporting student success.

Eligibility
All staff members who have served a minimum of three (3) years of continuous service prior to nomination are eligible for these awards. A person may be nominated multiple years. Persons who have received this award within the previous five years are not eligible.

Selection Committee
The Awards Selection committee, chaired by the Associate Vice President, Human Resources and Legal, will review nominations, select a winner, and make a recommendation to the President. 

Criteria
Nominated candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to supporting student success at the University of Prince Edward Island. Among the factors to be considered by the Committee will be:

  • Evidence of demonstrated commitment (beyond the scope of one's job) to assist students to achieve their goals by enhancing a positive student experience at UPEI.
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and/or encouraging in others the desire to learn and/or volunteer.

Nomination Form

Nomination Guidelines

  • The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 29, 2019.
  • Nominations may be submitted by faculty, staff, or students, or a combination thereof.
  • Nominations must be supported by three signatures.
  • Please prepare a dated and signed one-two page statement proposing the nomination, describing and justifying the achievements in the category for which the application is being made. Within this statement the nominator must clearly state the category of activity for which they are applying on behalf of the nominee and provide specific examples to support the nomination.
  • Nominations are to be submitted in confidence to the Associate Vice-President, Human Resources and Legal.