Graduate Initiative Prize

The Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources offers an annual prize to recognize a graduate student who has demonstrated a commitment to voluntary service that has developed, built upon and/or contributed to a local, regional, national, or international initiative that serves the greater good. Each year, one prize valued at $1000.00 will be offered to a graduate student who:

  1. was enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in any Master’s or doctoral program delivered by a unit in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, in the year in which the award was tenable;
  2. has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.00 (or equivalent) over the last 60 credit hours of study;
  3. has by his/her significant voluntary service efforts and accomplishments developed, built upon and/or contributed to a local, regional, national, or international initiative that serves the greater good. Such initiatives may target specific populations (e.g. students, youth, the elderly), specific issues (e.g. global warming, poverty, resource exploration, environmental pollution), and/or specific outcomes (e.g. policy development).

Nominations will be invited from faculty and students of the University of Manitoba and members of the community. Nominations must be accompanied by:

  1. a cover letter which provides a description and explanation of the initiative, the candidate’s specific roles and responsibilities, and the resulting outcomes with reference to the selection criterion (maximum 500 words);
  2. the candidate’s resume or curriculum vitae;
  3. a letter of recommendation (maximum 500 words) from a representative of the broader community most impacted by the initiative. The letter should describe how the candidate has met the requirements set out in the criterion (3) above.

Completed nominations must be submitted to Ilka Cudmore, Awards Secretary, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources Dean’s office in 440 Wallace Building.

DEADLINE: May1st, 2017