Natalie D\'Silva, president of McMaster\'s Graduate Students Association, hosted last year\'s Graduate Student Recognition Awards. Photo by

June 15, 2016

Nominations open for the Graduate Student Recognition Awards

Has your supervisor played a pivotal role in your graduate experience? Perhaps one of your teaching assistants made a difference, and he deserves kudos for his work. Do you know agraduate student who has made an outstanding contribution as a team builder in athletics?

Nominations are open for the Twentieth Annual Graduate Student Recognition Awards. The annual awards highlight student success in teaching, communicating and translating research, and leadership on campus and beyond. Supervision and mentorship by faculty, as well as staff contributions to the grad community are also recognized. The awards are a joint initiative between the McMaster Graduate Students Association (GSA) and the School of Graduate Studies.

Awards coordinated by the GSA include:

  • GSA Award for Contributions by Non-Academic Staff
  • Therese Quigley Award of Excellence for Graduate Student Leadership in Athletics
  • Mary Keyes Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to McMaster
  • GSA Keith Leppmann Teaching Assistant Excellence Award
  • GSA Millennium Award for Community Service

School of Graduate Studies awards include:

  • President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision
  • The Dean's Award for Excellence in Communicating Graduate Research

This year, the Excellence in Communicating Graduate Research will be awarded to the top five finalists in the 2016 McMaster Three Minute Thesis competition.

The deadline for nominations is July 4, 2016.

Complete nomination packages can be emailed to Please include the award title in the email subject line – "Nomination package for Graduate Supervision." You may also submit complete packages to the School of Graduate Studies, Gilmour Hall, Room 212. Outside of regular office hours, you may leave the nomination package in the drop box.

The Graduate Student Recognition Awards ceremony will take place on Friday, Sept. 9, in CIBC Hall.