New awards recognize those who are working to make York U a leader in sustainability

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The first annual York University President’s Sustainability Awards recognize students, faculty and staff who are contributing to making York a leader in sustainability among postsecondary institutions. The awards are intended to raise awareness on the important work that sustainability champions are doing at York, to provide much deserved recognition of their work, and to encourage others to get involved in sustainability initiatives on our campuses. Up to five (5) awards will be given out each year.

“York University consistently strives to be a leading university in Canada on sustainability,” said President Mamdouh Shoukri. “These awards will help us recognize the many people across the University who are leading the way.”

Any student, faculty or staff member from the University community can nominate any other individual or group for consideration. Nominees will be considered for the award based on their demonstrated leadership in sustainability, specifically through the following criteria:

The overall impact of the nominee’s contributions to sustainability on campus, including the depth (how significant the contribution is) and breadth (how widespread, collaborative and/or replicable the contribution is).

Degree of innovation and originality, and or degree of enhancement (to existing initiatives).

How the individual or group went ‘over and above the call of duty’ (additional time and resources committed that were not part of their job description or academic program).

To submit a nomination, visit the President’s Sustainability Leadership Awards web page.

The nomination period opens today, and nominations will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 21.