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Awards

Martin Singer Award for Dedication to Student Engagement

The spirit of the Martin Singer Award for Dedication to Student Engagement is to celebrate those students who embody the fundamental virtues of SCOLAPS: integrity, service, and advocacy. The award is meant to recognize a student actively involved in governance that advances the interests of SCOLAPS, and ultimately displays a commitment to "Excellence in Governance."

This student must show a dedication above all others and hold a deep appreciation for the student voice. Through his/her actions this person exceeds the duties of a SCOLAPS Executive or senator, and also mentors others to carry on the strong tradition of SCOLAPS. Through their passion and commitment to governance this student has made a unique contribution to SCOLAPS.

This award is named in honour of Dr. Martin Singer, a Chinese history professor, who has remained a consistent and diligent advocate for students. In his capacity as Dean, Dr. Singer has encouraged students to seek leadership roles inside and outside of the classroom. Most importantly, he recognizes the need to foster engagement and a democratic consciousness through service to ones community. His persistent commitment to the student experience throughout his career is one of the many factors that will characterize Dr. Singer's imprint on the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.

2012-2013 Award Winners

  • Roshan Udit

2011-2012 Award Winners

  • Ashley Naipaul
  • Juliano Pichini

Marilyn Lambert-Drache Award for Initiative in Governance

The Marilyn Lambert-Drache Award for Initiative in Governance is created to recognize a student whose steadfast commitment to governance upholds and furthers the interests of SCOLAPS.

Through their actions this person goes beyond the regular duties of a SCOLAPS Councillor. He/ she finds creative ways to strengthen SCOLAPS, while motivating other students to do the same.

The award is named in honour of Dr. Marilyn Lambert-Drache, a professor of French Studies and the current Associate Vice-President International, who has consistently demonstrated her commitment to support students who are interested in actively engaging themselves as leaders within the York community. Dr. Lambert-Drache has enthusiastically motivated students by providing opportunities to apply and foster leadership skills. Her tireless commitment to the student experience and her innovative approach to engaging students make her an ideal role model for student leaders in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.

2012-2013 Award Winner

  • Satnam Dosanjh

2011-2012 Award Winner

  • Khalid Shah Karim

Ian Greene Teaching Award

The Ian Greene Award for Teaching Excellence formally recognizes professors and teaching assistants (TAs) within the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies who, like Professor Ian Greene, have immeasurably contributed to student life by being great teachers and leaders. The student-sponsored award aims to acknowledge the concern, commitment and dedication that such TAs and professors display in order to support and promote great teaching within the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Moreover, it provides students with the opportunity to express who they deem to be the most successful candidates for higher learning.

Each year, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies students nominate individual TAs and professors who they feel demonstrate teaching Excellence in three general areas of assessment: (1) Student learning experience, (2) teaching and learning Strategies and (3) mentoring. Two awards are given annually, ONE to a professor and ONE to a Teaching Assistant, teaching in a course delivered by the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.

2011-2012 Award Winners

  • Andrea Davis, Associate Professor
  • Craig Fortier, Teaching Assistant

SCOLAPS Award for Staff Contribution

This award was created in order to honour staff members who recognize the importance of student engagement in governance issues. Through their behaviour, both of these staff members encouraged and provided opportunities for SCOLAPS' councillors to become more involved and realize their full potential. Their interaction with SCOLAPS exceeds expectations of what would normally be expected from a staff member, and a strong awareness of student needs manifests in their conduct.

2011-2012 Award Winners

  • Shirley Gossack, Manager of Student Engagement, Centre for Student Success
  • Diane Stadnicki, Special Events Coordinator, Centre for Student Success

SCOLAPS Award for Councillor Initiative

This award recognizes a student councillor in good standing who demonstrates excellence through steadfast commitment to upholding and furthering the interests of the Student council of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (SCOLAPS). Their level of engagement exceeds the regular duties of a SCOLAPS councillor and, through their attitude and actions, this person inspires others to become more involved and realize their full potential.

2011-2012 Award Winners

  • Eun Seon Bae
  • Neil Britto
  • Franco Grosso
  • Michael Lo
  • Rochelle Lobo
  • Nelson Marques
  • Naji Naeemzada
  • Ashley Naipaul
  • Juliano Pichini
  • Iqra Saleem
  • Peter Salerno
  • Lisa Lynn Stewart
  • Roshan G. Udit

SCOLAPS Award for Councillor Participation

This award recognizes a student councillor in good standing who demonstrates excellence through steadfast commitment to upholding and furthering the interests of the Student Council of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (SCOLAPS).

2011-2012 Award Winners

  • Ameer Khan
  • Khalid Shah Karim
  • Maria Belen Lopez
  • Adriano Marcoccia
  • Collette Murray
  • Vrutika Patel
  • Anand Sookrah
  • Safia Thompson-Ramdoo
  • Victoria Xayaboun
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