Jill Matus Excellence In Student Services Award
Awards of Excellence
The Jill Matus Excellence in Student Services Award is an honour is awarded to individual staff members who demonstrate excellence in the area of student services and whose contributions in that area go above and beyond the responsibilities and expectations of their job. An award of up to $1,200 is presented annually to up to two central or divisional staff members.
Nominees are drawn from, but not limited to, the divisions of admissions, financial aid and awards, registration and advising, recruitment, student life and student policy.The call for nominations is put out annually and award recipients are honoured at the annual Awards of Excellence ceremony, held each spring.
This award was established in recognition of Professor Jill Matus’s exemplary service to the University of Toronto, spanning seven years as Vice-Provost, Students and Vice-Provost, Students and First-Entry Divisions. During her term, Professor Matus championed many important initiatives that have enhanced the student experience at the University of Toronto.
Nominations for the Awards of Excellence may be made by any member of the University of Toronto community. Past recipients of an Award of Excellence may still be nominated for a different Award, provided they meet the eligibility criteria. An individual may only be nominated for one (1) award in any given year.
In making its decision, the Selection Committee will take into account the nominee’s contribution and outstanding impact in the area of student life and services to students.
Complete nomination packages sent to Satpal McCaughey at email@example.com must be received by Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
Yes, it is recommended that the nominee be informed of the nomination.
A complete nomination package for the Jill Matus Excellence in Student Services Award must include the following documents.
- Completed nomination form
- Covering letter from the lead nominator specifically demonstrating the nominee's contributions and outstanding impact in the area of student life and services to students
- Complete curriculum vitae for the candidate
- Two (2) letters of support from colleagues/peers/students
- An endorsement letter from the nominee’s supervisor or department/divisional head (NOTE: this is only required if the lead nominator is not the supervisor or department/divisional head)
In their covering letter, nominators must address specifically the criteria noted above. It is suggested that letters of support come from colleagues, peers, and/or students who have directly benefited from the nominee’s activities and contributions.
Do not submit more than the required number of documents/letters. Supplementary documents will not be considered.
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. Once submitted all application/nomination materials become property of University Advancement and cannot be returned to either the nominator or the applicant.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org