Common Law Section Internal Prizes 2020-2021: Call for Nominations

Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Research Office annually awards internal prizes to recognize the role of dedicated teaching, sustained and creative research, and generous service to the community.  It is with great pleasure that we announce the call for nominations for the Common Law Section’s Internal Prizes for 2020-2021.  The nomination process is outlined below.  Please consider nominating your professors and colleagues!

Nominations must be sent to Andrew Kuntze (andrew.kuntze@uottawa.ca) by June 1, 2021.

 

AWARDS:

Teaching Awards

  • The Excellence in Teaching Award – Awarded annually to two full-time faculty members (one in the French Common Law Program and one in the English Common Law Program) who have demonstrated outstanding performance in teaching through the development of innovative teaching methods and programs, dedication to the student experience, etc.  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.
  • The Ian Kerr Award for Excellence in Teaching – The Ian Kerr Award is awarded to a pre-tenure professor in either the French Common Law Program or the English Common Law Program who has demonstrated outstanding performance in teaching through the development of innovative teaching methods and programs, dedication to the student experience, etc.  Recipients may be nominated by professors or students. 
  • The Part-Time Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching – Awarded 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 Master’s 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 their 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 their research.  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 for Feminist Research – The Greenberg Prize, valued at $500, recognizes the most significant article, book chapter or monograph published in the last 3 years (2019, 2020 or 2021) 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 Natasha Bakht, Shirley Greenberg Chair at nbakht@uottawa.ca.
     

Service Awards

  • The Public Engagement Awards – Two awards presented 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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 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 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 Nicole LaViolette Distinctive Service Faculty Award – The Nicole LaViolette Award is 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.

 

PROCESS:

Deadlines and materials:

Nominations must be sent to Andrew Kuntze (andrew.kuntze@uottawa.ca) by June 1, 2021. The nomination must not exceed 300 words, but may be supported by any relevant documentation.

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

The Awards Committee will meet to review the applications and select recipients during the month of June.

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