Created to recognize the tremendous leadership efforts of our students and acknowledge their outstanding contributions to student life and leadership, the NSCC Student Life Appreciation Awards celebrate those students whose level of commitment serves to enhance the student experience for all.  Through their participation in our Student Associations, campus student organizations, sport and wellness initiatives, or just by volunteering their time or engaging in student support programs or other initiatives, these students have helped to build a more robust student experience.  

 

For 2018/2019, NSCC Student Life will be presenting eight major awards, one in each of the categories listed below. Any member of the college community can nominate individuals/groups for any/all of these awards.  

 

To submit a nomination:

  • Nominations must be submitted through our online application, found at https://tinyurl.com/y8k872qg

  • Additional support materials (should they be required) can be forwarded to the Central Selection Committee via email at awards@nscc.ca by the nomination deadline. 

  • One winner will be selected by our Central Selection Committee in each of the categories. 

  • Winners will be announced during the end of year Student Life Appreciation Awards Banquet, to take place at the NSCC Truro Campus on Saturday, April 6th, 2019.

 

 

 

The Lori Foran Leadership Award

(formerly NSCC Student Leader of the Year)

Presented to the Student Leader in either an elected (President or VP) or appointed (Coordinator) Student Association/Ambassador position, selection will be based on their demonstrated service and commitment to fellow students and their learning community, generosity of spirit, and performance exceeding the requirements of their position. 

 

Award Criteria:

Nominee significantly contributes to the overall success of the Student Association and/or Ambassador Program; possesses a high level of involvement in campus activities; displays dedication and commitment to the Student Association/Ambassador program and utilizes his/her skills to the benefit of the student body; and encourages and supports the leadership development of others.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for a Student Life Appreciation Award in this category, nominees must:

1. Be an active member of the NSCC Student Association/Ambassador Program;

2. Be currently serving in an elected or appointed Student Association/Ambassador position.

Nomination deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The John Driscoll Student Advisor Award

This award recognizes an advisor supporting a campus SA, student organization or Ambassador Program who has gone exceeded the requirements of their duties as a mentor and guide to campus student leaders.

 

Award Criteria:

Supports the student organization on campus by serving as a resource and offering guidance; encourages members’ involvement with the SA/student organization/Ambassador program and within the NSCC learning community; counsels and advises officers; demonstrates concern for members’ leadership and personal development; and assists in overseeing organization/program’s activities and attends events when possible.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for a Student Life Appreciation Award in this category, nominees must:

1. Be a current staff or faculty member of the NSCC; and

2. Be actively serving in the capacity of Advisor for a campus Student Association, student organization or as Program Advisor for a campus Ambassador program.

Nomination deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Program of the Year

This award recognizes an outstanding awareness program or service offered by the campus Student Association, Ambassador Program or other affiliated group.  This category also includes those awareness programs or services developed/sponsored by the SA in conjunction with other partners.

 

Award Criteria:

Program addressed a specific need on campus; program had clear goals/deliverables that were successfully met; significant time and effort went into planning and executing the program; students were integral to the planning and implementation of the program; successful marketing led to strong attendance/participation; program planners followed College policies and guidelines; and program was unique or notable in some way.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for a Student Life Appreciation Award in this category, nominees must:

1. Be an active campus Student Association, Ambassador program, chartered student organization of the campus SA, or other affiliated group; and

2. Be a main sponsor/organizer of the program and not just a financial program sponsor.

Nomination deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

 

 

Event of the Year Award

This award recognizes an outstanding social event/activity organized by the campus Student Association, Ambassador Program or other affiliated group. This category also includes those events organized for student awareness purposes.

 

Award Criteria:

Event was relevant to the student membership; event was well organized and delivered in a professional manner; successfully met the stated goals in delivery; event demonstrated a commitment to high quality activity programming; and event designed with creativity and originality in mind.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for a Student Life Appreciation Award in this category, nominees must:

1. Be an active campus Student Association, Ambassador Program, chartered student organization of the campus SA, or affiliated group;

2. Be a main sponsor/organizer of the event and not just a financial event sponsor.

Nomination deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

 

The Pierre Muise Memorial Award for Excellence in Teamwork

This award recognizes the Student Association executive that has demonstrated teamwork excellence by successfully prioritizing relationship building, cooperation and collaboration for the betterment of their student community.

 

Award Criteria:

Student Association team embodies commitment to collaboration and communication by consistently holding formal and informal team meetings; members demonstrate a shared commitment to professionalism; team collectively supports one another in the delivery of events, activities, programs and services; and puts the needs of their student population at the forefront of their efforts.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for a Student Life Appreciation Award in this category, nominees must:

  1. Be an active campus Student Association.

 

Nomination deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

 

Student Organization of the Year

This award recognizes the campus student organization that has positively influenced the NSCC student experience through the creation of opportunities for personal growth, social networking and professional development. 

 

Award Criteria:

 

Student Organization was relevant to the student membership; organized and delivered activities in a professional manner; successfully met the stated goals of the organization; and collaborated with other members of the college community to achieve success.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for a Student Life Appreciation Award in this category, nominees must:

1. Be a student organization officially chartered by their campus Student Association;  

2. Be engaged in activities that are academic, athletic, social or community service related.

Nomination deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

NSCC Student Life Professionalism Award

This award recognizes a student (elected or volunteer) who has demonstrated strong leadership qualities and a true commitment to student life while maintaining high academic standing in their program. 

 

Award Criteria:

Academic achievement combined with significant volunteer contribution and involvement with student life activities.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for a Student Life Appreciation Award in this category, nominees must:

1. Be an active member of the NSCC Student Association, student organization or other affiliated group (either elected or volunteer);

2. Must have a passing grade in all courses and a minimum cumulative average of 80%.

 

Nomination deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

 

Raymond E. Ivany Community Impact Award

This award recognizes a student who has demonstrated strong commitment and service to their campus and/or local community and has consistently shown a desire to improve the college community through their involvement.

 

Award Criteria:

Significant volunteer contribution and involvement with campus and/or community activities.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for a Student Life Appreciation Award in this category, nominees must:

  1. Be a current student of NSCC in a recognized program;

  2. Be recognized by their peers and/or campus Staff/Faculty for their significant contribution to their campus and/or local community;

  3. Cannot be a current member of the Student Association Executive team.

 

Nomination deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

NSCC Entrepreneurship SHIFT Awards – Nominations Open

The NSCC Entrepreneurship SHIFT Awards recognize individuals who make innovative, positive and impactful entrepreneurial contributions in the classroom, on campus, within the College and our Nova Scotian Communities.  There are award categories open to both NSCC students and employees and acknowledge both entrepreneurship and an entrepreneurial mindset. They are a celebration of individuals who are making positive shifts toward developing entrepreneurial mindsets at NSCC and in Nova Scotia.

 

The NSCC Entrepreneurship SHIFT Awards are now open for nominations! 

The criteria and nomination for each award can be found below. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 9, 2018.

 

STUDENT CATEGORIES

Community & Social Impact Award

Awarded to a student demonstrating an outstanding generous spirit by way of support for community-based organizations and service projects.

Award Criteria:

An NSCC student who successfully supports efforts to help make Nova Scotia healthier economically, environmentally or socially and an even more vibrant and sustainable place to live, work and grow for future generations.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for an NSCC Entrepreneurship SHIFT Award in this category, nominees must:

• Be a current NSCC student; and

• A demonstrated commitment to community based organizations and/or service projects.

To submit a nomination for this award, click here.

 

Entrepreneurship Awareness & Skills Development Award

Awarded to a student whose efforts to learn and embody entrepreneurial skills have defined them as an outstanding advocate in creating and supporting an entrepreneurial culture within their peer group, at NSCC, and our province.

Award Criteria:

A student who has expressed and implemented entrepreneurial skills such as resourceful thinking, creativity, innovation, and risk taking. This student embodies and practices these skills in their everyday lives, supports others in their learning, and seeks opportunities to hone these skills and become more entrepreneurial.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for an NSCC Entrepreneurship SHIFT Award in this category, nominees must:

• Be a current NSCC student; and

• Widely recognized for having made a positive contribution to furthering NSCC's mission.

To submit a nomination for this award, click here.

 

Business Innovation & Leadership Award

Awarded to a student with an outstanding record in the combined areas of business innovation and positive social conscience through leadership.

 

Award Criteria:

A student who has demonstrated confidence in empowering and leading their peers, individually or through positive team development; or a student who has applied their innovative and leadership skills to building their own business or helping someone else grow theirs. This student will be widely recognized as offering positive contributions to furthering NSCC’s mission of ‘Building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation.’

 

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for an NSCC Entrepreneurship SHIFT Award in this category, nominees must:

•Be a current NSCC student; and

•Be engaged in entrepreneurial activities or initiatives in the classroom, on campus, within the College or in communities

To submit a nomination for this award, click here.

 

STAFF CATEGORY

 

NSCC Employee Entrepreneurship SHIFT Award

Presented to an NSCC staff/faculty member who leads by example and demonstrates awesome acts of entrepreneurial thinking and/or doing.

 

Award Criteria:

An NSCC employee who embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship at NSCC; an individual who has a different way of looking at things. This award recognizes an NSCC staff/faculty member who creates opportunities by supporting students in entrepreneurial endeavors. In addition, they have helped shift attitudes, and they aid in fostering a deeper understanding of entrepreneurship or entrepreneurial thinking at NSCC or in our communities.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for an NSCC Entrepreneurship SHIFT Award in this category, nominees must:

•Be a current staff or faculty member of the NSCC;

•Be recognized by students and/or other NSCC Staff/Faculty for their significant contribution to supporting students or other staff through entrepreneurial initiatives.

 

To submit a nomination for this award, click here.