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Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award

Selection Criteria | Nomination Requirements | Nomination Form


The University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA) is pleased to accept nominations for the Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award. This award will recognize a faculty member who has served the University of Toronto with distinction in multiple leadership capacities in diverse spheres over many years. The intended recipient of this award is an exemplary university citizen and a senior member of the faculty. The award will focus on individuals who have sustained a record of contributions in varied capacities as outlined in the selection criteria below. (Please note that a nominee’s research record is not pertinent to this award).

The award recipient will be honoured at the annual Awards of Excellence ceremony held in the Spring.


The Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award was created on the occasion of Vivek Goel’s departure from his role as Vice-President and Provost of the University of Toronto in 2008. This award honours his many contributions to the University.


In making its decision, candidates will be evaluated by the Selection Committee based on the following criteria:

  • Individuals who have sustained a record of contributions in varied administrative capacities and/or multiple committees at the departmental, divisional or university-wide level; or as a University of Toronto representative with external organizations; or, in a leadership capacity with external organizations doing work complementary to the university’s academic mission, or with internal organizations such as the Faculty Association.* Please note that individuals currently serving in major academic administrative roles (Chairs, Deans, Principals, and appointees in the central administrations at the Vice-Provost level or above) are ineligible. Sitting faculty governors are eligible, but individuals currently serving in major administrative roles are not.


A complete nomination package for the Vivek Goel Award must include the following:

  • Completed nomination form
  • Cover letter that addresses the selection criteria outlined above
  • Cover letter must be supported by ten (10) signatures, one of which must be the signature of the Chair, Academic Director, Dean or Principal, as appropriate. Signatures, which may be internal or external, must be relevant to the nomination and reflect the affiliation and experiences of the candidate
  • Complete curriculum vitae for the candidate


  • Please do not submit more than the required number of documents/letters, as outlined in the individual award requirements. Supplementary documents will not be considered.
  • It is the responsibility of the nominator to ensure that nomination packages are complete. Incomplete nomination packages will not be considered by the Selection Committee.
  • It is recommended that all documents and letters be typed rather than handwritten.
  • All letters of support are confidential and will be viewed by members of the Selection Committee only. Those who wish to view the letters for publicity or information purposes must first obtain permission from the individual who wrote the letter.
  • It is recommended that the nominee be informed of the nomination.


Complete nomination package must be received by Friday, December 9, 2016.


Nominations may be resubmitted up to three (3) consecutive years. Each resubmission must be accompanied by a new nomination form and nomination letter. It is the nominator‘s responsibility to contact all previous supporters for permission to carry forward letters of support.

Unsuccessful nominations that exceed the three-year limit may be resubmitted after a one-year hiatus, provided that a new package is assembled. It is the responsibility of the nominator to retain copies of the complete nomination package for future reference or resubmissions.

To resubmit a nomination, please email

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