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Nomination Form

How to Nominate

Submitting a nomination to the President’s Awards for Service Excellence is as easy as filling out a webform. Just fill in the boxes below with as much information supporting the award criteria as you can – when you select the award name checkbox, the criteria for that specific award appear. Let this award criteria help guide your nomination statement and be sure to include examples where you can.

If you can't complete the entry form in one sitting, just click the 'save draft' button at the bottom of the page to save your entry for up to 7 days (NB: this does not work if you operate in Incognito Mode). When the entry form has been completed, click the authorize button along with someone else who supports the nomination, then hit 'submit'.

When you submit a completed nomination form, it is emailed to HR for the award review committee. You will not receive a copy of the completed nomination form, so please save your entry if would like to store it for future reference. 

Nominations will be accepted until June 17, 4pm.

General Award Eligibility:

The nominee:

  • demonstrates excellence in their area of work and pursues excellence through actions of integrity and dedication.
  • demonstrates an ongoing commitment towards the success of VIU and its communities.
  • is a full-time or part-time non-instructional employee across all University groups.
  • has a regular or a temporary appointment and has been employed for a minimum of twelve months.
  • has not received the same award within the previous five years.

See Eligibility & Criteria for specific award criteria. 

We ask for the employee's estimated start date... to ensure award criteria is met where an employment timeframe is required -- an approximate date will suffice.

AWARD CRITERIA: Leadership & Innovation (award for individuals)

  • Consistently generating and driving new ideas, resources and processes
  • Contributing to or facilitating problem-solving; bringing forth innovative ideas and creative solutions
  • Engaging in or fostering an environment of curiosity and creativity
  • Developing skills and performance beyond established expectations to benefit the University and its communities
  • Seeks opportunities for learning, professional development and growth

AWARD CRITERIA: Service Excellence (award for individuals)

  • Demonstrating exceptional initiative, perseverance, accountability and/or commitment in meeting or exceeding client needs (including other staff or students), project deliverables, and/or goals
  • Improving the value, efficiency and sustainability of the services they provide
  • Developing skills and performance beyond established expectations to benefit the University and its communities
  • Demonstrating exceptional initiative, perseverance, accountability and/or commitment in meeting or exceeding client (including other staff or students) needs, project deliverables, and/or goals.

AWARD CRITERIA: Early Career Impact/Emerging Leader
(award for individuals within their first five years of temporary or regular employment)

  • Consistently generating and driving new ideas, resources and processes
  • Contributing to or facilitating problem-solving; bringing forth innovative ideas and creative solutions
  • Engaging in or fostering an environment of curiosity and creativity
  • Developing skills and performance beyond established expectations to benefit the university and its communities
  • Demonstrating exceptional initiative, perseverance, accountability and/or commitment in meeting or exceeding client (including other staff or students) needs, project deliverables, and/or goals
  • Improving the value, efficiency and sustainability of the services they provide; seeking to continuously improve to benefit the university and/or larger community
  • Developing skills and performance beyond established expectations to benefit the university and its communities

AWARD CRITERIA: Exemplary Team(work) (open to employee groups of three or more)

  • Demonstrating a supportive and engaged collective, working cooperatively for the advancement of VIU’s mission; where the common aim takes priority over individual reward
  • Developing and maintaining positive collaborative relationships within the VIU community
  • Making outstanding contributions to the VIU community
    *team members cannot nominate themselves
(your name will remain confidential)
(name will remain confidential)