Student Leadership Awards

The Student Leadership Awards is an annual event that brings the Douglas College community together to celebrate exceptional student leaders and faculty/staff who have made an outstanding contribution to student engagement.

2022 Nomination Period

The nomination period runs Dec. 6, 2021 to Feb. 11, 2022 at 5pm. Since there are requirements for nominees in order to complete their nomination, the deadline to nominate award recipients is final and there will be no extensions. 

Please note, there have been some significant changes to the award descriptions this year. Please read the descriptions carefully to familiarize yourself with the new awards and eligibility requirements.

Nominee Requirements

You may only be nominated once per award; if you receive additional offers of nomination, please request the prospective nominator submit a letter of reference instead to support your existing nomination. If you have been nominated for the Student Leader Award of Distinction, there are additional requirements for you to complete; please see the details in the award description below. All nominees will be asked to visit campus to get a headshot taken.

Award Details


The Student Leader Award of Distinction recognizes student leaders who exemplify outstanding leadership characteristics and demonstrate the ability to build community through initiatives or projects both on and off campus. 

This is a monetary award with prizes ranging from $500 to $1,000. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Has held at least one significant leadership position on campus or off campus 

  • Has made a significant impact on the Douglas College student experience through any of the following: student groups, campus events/programs, community and civic initiatives 

  • Demonstrates the ability and willingness to mentor fellow students 

  • Has dedicated a significant amount of effort and energy toward bettering the student experience through involvement in campus and community activities 

  • Has been enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits, within any program or faculty, during the previous Fall Semester or Winter Semester 

  • Has a minimum 2.0 grade point average 

Additional requirements for nominees

If you have been nominated, you must submit the following documentation to complete your eligibility: 

  1. Minimum two letters of reference; at least one must be from an employer, volunteer coordinator or instructor. 

  1. An updated resumé 

  1. Unofficial transcript showing you are in good academic standing 

Nomination

Students may only be nominated once per award. Please check with the student you wish to nominate prior to submitting a nomination form to see if they have already been nominated; if they have, you can further their nomination with a letter of reference. 

When you’re ready, fill out the nomination form

This award celebrates students who have shown a commitment to the Douglas College community in a volunteer or student assistant capacity. Going above and beyond to create inclusive and memorable experiences for others, being a positive role model, and creating a community on campus are some of the criteria taken into consideration for award recipients.

Please note this is a non-monetary award. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Has held a student assistant or volunteer role on campus 

  • Has made a positive impact on the student experience by creating a community on campus  

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and a commitment to improving the student experience at Douglas College 

Nomination

Students may only be nominated once per award. Please check with the student you wish to nominate prior to submitting a nomination form to see if they have already been nominated; if they have, you can further their nomination with a letter of reference. 

When you’re ready, fill out the nomination form.

There are two awards in this category, one for a College staff member and another for a faculty member. These awards recognize Douglas College staff and faculty members whose work has significantly enhanced the student experience. These individuals go above and beyond their job description to support student learning and development. This may include student mentoring, student group advising, experiential learning program management, or championing student ideas and/or feedback. These individuals' efforts and achievements remind us of our common purpose - to support students in their learning and development. 

Please note these are non-monetary awards. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Work done by faculty/staff member directly affects the student experience and community 

  • Has made exceptional contributions to student learning (in and out of the classroom) and student development 

  • Upholds College values of inclusion and equity 

  • Work enhances student involvement in the campus community 

Nomination

Staff/faculty can only be nominated once. Additional nominators can support their nomination with a letter of reference. 

When you’re ready, fill out the nomination form.

Last Year’s Award Winners and Nominees

Congratulations to the 2021 award winners and nominees. Read more about their contributions on our blog.

Questions?

Email Stephanie Durand, Manager of Student Life