Common Law Section Internal Awards 2021-2022 – Call for nominations

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The Research Office of the Faculty of Law annually gives out internal awards to recognize dedicated teaching, sustained and creative research, and generous service to the community.

It is with great pleasure that we announce the call for nominations for the Common Law Section’s Internal Awards for 2021-2022.  

The nomination process has been modified this year.  Nominations must now be submitted via an online form on or before October 7, 2022

Please consider nominating your professors and colleagues!

  • The Excellence in Teaching Award – Awarded to two full-time faculty members (one in the French Common Law Program and one in the English Common Law Program) who have demonstrated outstanding performance in teaching through the development of innovative teaching methods and programs, dedication to the student experience, etc.  Nominations may be submitted by professors or students. Note: a full-time professor is defined as anyone who teaches at least 6 hours per week.
  • The Ian Kerr Award for Excellence in Teaching – Awarded to a pre-tenure professor in either the French Common Law Program or the English Common Law Program who has demonstrated outstanding performance in teaching through the development of innovative teaching methods and programs, dedication to the student experience, etc.  Nominations may be submitted by professors or students.
  • The Part-Time Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching – Awarded to two part-time professors, one each in the English and French sections, who have demonstrated outstanding performance in their teaching. Nominations may be submitted by professors or students.
  • The Award for Significant Service to Graduate Studies – Awarded to a faculty member, including emeritus or adjunct, who has made significant contributions to the Graduate Studies program through teaching graduate level courses and/or evaluating graduate work. Nominations may be submitted by professors, students or staff members.
  • The Excellence in Graduate Supervision Award – Awarded to a full-time faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional commitment and ability in supervising graduate students, whether at the Master’s or PhD level. Nominations may be submitted by professors or students.

You may submit up to 500 words to describe why your candidate is deserving of the award.  Including testimonials is optional.

  • The Excellence in Research Award – Awarded to a member of the faculty who has earned distinction as a result of the importance and exceptional characteristics of their research over the past seven (7) years. The nomination must be submitted by one or more full-time professors.
  • The Emerging Researcher Award – Awarded to a member of the faculty who has earned distinction as a result of the importance and exceptional characteristics of their research. The nominee must hold a full-time tenured or tenure-track position at the Faculty. At the time of nomination, the nominee must have completed at least two years, but no more than seven years as a full-time professor at the University of Ottawa or elsewhere. The nomination must be submitted by one or more full-time professors.
  • The Greenberg Prize for Feminist Research – The Greenberg Prize, valued at $500, recognizes the most significant article, book chapter or monograph published in the last 3 years (2020, 2021 or 2022) on women and the law. Faculty as well as current JD and graduate students are eligible to submit one published work for consideration by a selection committee composed of current and past Chairholders. Candidates may be nominated by professors, alumni, students, or staff. Nominations for this prize only can be sent directly to Natasha Bakht, Shirley Greenberg Chair, at [email protected].

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​For the Excellence in Research Award and the Emerging Researcher Award, you may submit up to 1,500 words to describe why your candidate is deserving of the award.  Including A CV is mandatory.  For the Greenberg Prize, please note the specific criteria below (these nominations will be evaluated by a separate committee).

  • The Public Engagement Awards – Two awards presented to members of the faculty (full- or part-time) or staff who have earned distinction by contributing to public education and law reform by sharing their expertise with the broader community.  The prizes will be awarded in two sub-categories: (a) Public education and outreach, and (b) Media relations.
  1. Public education and outreach – Successful candidates will have a demonstrated record of presentations at public events and other large-scale outreach initiatives aimed at expanding public understanding and legal change on a given topic. Nominations may be submitted by professors, students or staff members.
  2. Media relations – Successful candidates will have a demonstrated record of commenting on important legal topics, and/or will have succeeded in bringing their research findings into the public domain through the media. Nominations may be submitted by professors, students or staff members.
  • The Community Service Award – Presented to a member of the faculty (full- or part-time) or staff who has earned distinction as a result of outstanding service to the broader community through any or all of pro bono or volunteer work, or other public service work.  Nominations may be submitted by professors, students or staff members.
  • The Outstanding Staff Service Award – Presented to a member of the staff of the Common Law Section who has earned distinction as a result of outstanding service to the Faculty or the University. Nominations may be submitted by professors, students or staff members.
  • The Nicole LaViolette Distinguished Service Faculty Award – Presented to a member of the faculty who has earned distinction as a result of outstanding service to the Faculty or the University, in particular through committee work, administrative assignments or other forms of service not directly related to teaching or research. Nominations may be submitted by professors, students or staff members.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You may submit up to 500 words to describe why your candidate is deserving of the award.  Including A CV is optional.

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Nominations must be submitted by October 7, 2022.

Please nominate your candidate using the online nomination form: https://forms.office.com/r/EvcFGy9Fug

Note: Nominations for The Greenberg Prize for Feminist Research can be sent to [email protected]. (These nominations will be evaluated by a separate committee, as described above).