Nominations are open for Sustainability Leadership Awards

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Photo by Alena Koval from PexelsNominations for the President’s Sustainability Council – Sustainability Leadership Awards is now open and nominations will be accepted until Sept. 30.

The awards recognize students, faculty and staff who are contributing to making York University a leader in sustainability among post-secondary institutions.

By recognizing the important work that sustainability champions are doing at York University, the awards celebrate this work and encourage others to get involved in sustainability initiatives on the University’s campuses.

The Sustainability Leadership Awards, now in its fifth year, offers up to five awards.

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:

1) 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);

2) degree of innovation and originality, and/or degree of enhancement (to existing initiatives); and

3) 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 Sustainability Leadership Awards web page.

A reminder that the nominations deadline is Sept. 30. All award recipients will be announced in October.

For more information, contact Nicole Arsenault, program director, sustainability, by email at or 416-736-5866.