Common Law Section Internal Prizes 2018-2019: Call for Nominations

Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018

It is with great pleasure that we announce the call for nominations for the Common Law Section’s Internal Awards for 2018-2019.  The nomination process is outlined below.  Please consider nominating your professors and colleagues!

Nominations must be sent to Peter Oliver (Peter.Oliver@uOttawa.ca) by February 15, 2019.

 

A. OBJECTIVES:

The Office of the Vice-Dean Research has established internal awards to serve the following purposes:

  1. To recognize the role of dedicated teaching, sustained and creative research and generous service to the community, the University and the Faculty of Law in strengthening our institution and raising our public profile; and
  2. To enhance faculty members’ ability to compete for University and external awards, honours and research funds.

 

B. AWARDS:

Teaching Awards

  • The Excellence in Teaching Award – Awarded annually to three full-time faculty members (one in the French common law program and two in the English common law program) who have demonstrated outstanding performance in teaching by one or more of the development of innovative teaching methods and programs, dedication to the student experience, etc.  One of the three awards is reserved for full-time tenure-track faculty. Recipients may be nominated by professors or students. 
    Note: a full-time professor is defined as anyone who teaches at least 6 hours per week, whether tenured or untenured.
  • The Part-Time Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching – Awarded annually to two part-time faculty members, one in each of the English and French sections, who have demonstrated outstanding performance in their teaching. Recipients may be nominated by professors or students.  
  • The Award for Significant Service to Graduate Studies – Awarded annually to a  faculty member, including emeritus or adjunct, who has made significant contributions to the Graduate Studies program through teaching graduate level courses and/or evaluating graduate work. Recipients may be nominated by professors, students or staff.
  • The Excellence in Graduate Supervision Award – Awarded annually to a full-time faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional commitment and ability in supervising graduate students, whether at the Masters or PhD level. Recipients may be nominated by professors, students or staff.

Research Awards

  • The Excellence in Research Award – Awarded annually to a member of the faculty who has earned distinction as a result of the importance and exceptional characteristics of his or her research over the past seven (7) years.  Nominated by professors.
  • The Emerging Researcher Award – Awarded annually to a member of the faculty who has earned distinction as a result of the importance and exceptional characteristics of his or her research work.  The nominee must hold a full-time tenured or tenure track position at the Faculty.  At the time of nomination, the nominee must have completed at least two years, but less than seven years as a full-time professor at the University of Ottawa or elsewhere. Nominated by professors.
  • The Greenberg Prize – The Greenberg Prize for Feminist Research, valued at $500, recognizes the most significant article, book chapter or monograph published in the last 3 years (2015, 2016 or 2017) on women and the law. Faculty as well as current JD and graduate students are eligible to submit one published work for consideration by a selection committee composed of current and past Chair holders. Candidates may be nominated by professors, alumni, students, or staff. Nominations for this prize only should be sent directly to Angela Cameron, Shirley Greenberg Chair at A.Cameron@uOttawa.ca.

Service Awards

  • The Public Engagement Awards – Two awards presented annually to members of the faculty (full- or part-time) or staff who have earned distinction by contributing to public education and law reform by sharing their expertise with the broader community.  The prizes will be awarded in two sub-categories:  (a) Public education and outreach, and (b) Media relations.
    • Public education and outreach – Successful candidates will have a demonstrated record of presentations at public events and other large-scale outreach initiatives aimed at expanding public understanding and legal change on a given topic.
    • Media relations – Successful candidates will have a demonstrated record of commenting on important legal topics, and/or will have succeeded in bringing their research findings into the public domain and reform debates through the media.

      Candidates may be nominated by professors, alumni, students, or staff.
  • The Community Service Award – Presented annually to a member of the faculty (full- or part-time) or staff who has earned distinction as a result of outstanding service to the broader community through any or all of pro bono or volunteer work, media relations or other public service work.  May be nominated by professors, alumni, students, or staff.
  • The Alumni Award – Presented annually to a Common Law alumnus or alumna who has earned distinction as a result of outstanding service to any of the following: the Faculty; the University; or the broader community through any or all of pro bono or volunteer work, media relations or other public service work.  May be nominated by professors, students, alumni or staff.
  • The Outstanding Staff Service Award – Presented annually to a member of the staff of the Common Law section who has earned distinction as a result of outstanding service to the Faculty or the University.  May be nominated by professors, students, alumni, or staff.
  • The Distinctive Service Faculty Award – Presented annually to a member of the faculty who has earned distinction as a result of outstanding service to the Faculty or the University, in particular through committee work, administrative assignments or other forms of service not directly related to teaching or research. May be nominated by professors, students, or staff.

 

C PROCESS:

Deadlines and materials:

Nominations must be sent to Peter Oliver (Peter.Oliver@uOttawa.ca) by February 15, 2019. The nomination must not exceed 500 words, shall be signed by at least two nominators, and may be supported by any relevant documentation.

Note: Nominations for The Greenberg Prize should be sent to A.Cameron@uOttawa.ca. (These nominations will be evaluated by a separate committee, as described above.)

The Awards Committee shall be composed of the following:

  • Chair: Vice-Dean, Research
  • Members: Dean, Common Law Section; Assistant Dean, Research; Vice-Dean, Research, Droit Civil; Vice-Dean, Research (from another Faculty, to be determined); one member of the Common Law Honour Society; President of the CLSS; and one member of the Administrative Staff

The Awards Committee shall meet to review the applications and select recipients during the month of March.

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