USFA e-Letter: Award Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the Peter C. Dooley Legacy Award, the Peter T. Millard Award and the USFA Academic Freedom Award. In April we will be presenting these awards at a celebration dinner and we encourage you to submit nominations.

Nominations for these Awards can be made by any current USFA member or by any USFA committee. The nomination will take the form of a letter, not more than 1,000 words, from the nominator explaining how the nominee is deserving of the award. Nominators must also include a written agreement from the nominee that the nomination will be accepted. Terms of reference for the Awards can be found on the USFA website. Past recipients, current USFA Executive Committee members, members of the Selection Committee and USFA Staff are not eligible.

Send nominations to:

USFA
Room 20 Education Building
28 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 0X1

Or usfa@usaskfaculty.ca (Please reference the award in the subject line.)

The deadline for nomination is 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2016.

The Peter C. Dooley Legacy Award is intended to recognize and celebrate champions of collegial self-governance and to ensure that the role Peter Dooley played as such a champion in making the USFA what it is today is not forgotten. The Dooley Award is given to a person, persons or an organization who has, through a long-term, cumulative contribution or a single, particularly important event or action, championed collegial decision-making and collegial self-governance in Canada.

The Peter T. Millard Award is meant to provide a means for USFA members to acknowledge and recognize other USFA members who, through their activism and involvement in the USFA and with the administration of the Collective Agreement, have been champions on behalf of USFA members and faculty at the University of Saskatchewan. The Millard Award is given to individuals who have assisted and/or supported a USFA member or members, or faculty generally through their involvement in the work of the Association. This assistance and support could be a long-term, cumulative contribution or a single, particularly important event or action.

The USFA Academic Freedom Award is intended to recognize distinguished contributions to understanding and defending Academic Freedom – the freedom of faculty members to teach or communicate ideas or facts without being targeted for repression, job loss, or imprisonment. The USFA Academic Freedom Award is given to a person, persons or organization who has contributed to the understanding and advancement of the concept of academic freedom at the University of Saskatchewan or elsewhere in Canada through the promotion, defence or exercise of academic freedom.