Call for submissions: President’s Awards for Outstanding Service in 2021

As of December 1, 2021, nominations are now open for the President’s Awards for Outstanding Service in 2021. This has clearly been an extraordinary year and McMaster community members are asked to identify employees who have contributed above and beyond during the 2021 calendar year. Recognition plays a critical role in retaining talent, celebrating our diverse employee community, and promoting continued progress towards institutional values and goals. Please consider those who are consistently outstanding in their service and/or innovation; or, who repeatedly enhance our University’s reputation through their outstanding work. 

The President’s Awards for Outstanding Service were introduced to acknowledge employees who are: 

  • non-teaching members of the University community; 
  • full or part-time employees from operations, research and ancillary departments or units of McMaster University and; 
  • employed on a continuing basis or for a term or contract of one or more year’s duration. 

A maximum of ten awards to individuals or groups (with a maximum of two group awards) along with up to one lifetime achievement and one early achievement award are offered. The nominees and award recipients are acknowledged for their achievements through various online and print media, and at a celebratory event.  

Please help us recognize and honour McMaster’s outstanding staff members by taking the time to complete a nomination. 

The submission process is straightforward. Any member of the McMaster community can be a nominator. For further information about the awards criteria and the nomination process, visit the program website 

 The website offers tips on how to prepare a successful nomination submission, examples of previous successful nominations and details of the program policy in pdf format. Related inquiries can be directed to Nominations will include information on how nominees go above and beyond in demonstrating inclusive excellence, volunteerism and service, innovation, and more.  

Nomination applications for individuals and teams may be requested online until January 18, 2022 and completed nomination applications and supporting documents must be received no later than February 22, 2022. The celebratory event to honour the achievements of nominees and recipients will be held in Summer 2022 and will mark the 25th anniversary of the program.