At SCOLAPS, we know how important the actions of one passionate person can be to create change. Each year, we take the time to celebrate members of SCOLAPS who go above and beyond to make a difference in their roles, and members of the LA&PS community who made a positive impact for SCOLAPS and LA&PS students.
Find the full details on our awards for students, staff, faculty and alumni below.
Learn about our awards!
Ian Greene Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence
The Ian Greene Award for Teaching Excellence formally recognizes professors and teaching assistants (TAs) within the Faculty of Liberal Arts & 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 & 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 & 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 & Professional Studies.
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 was named in honour of Dr. Marilyn Lambert-Drache, a professor of French Studies, former Associate Dean, Students LA&PS and the current Associate Vice-President International. She 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 & Professional Studies.
Martin Singer Award for Dedication to Student Engagement
The Martin Singer Award for Dedication to Student Engagement was created to celebrate students who embody the fundamental virtues of SCOLAPS: integrity, service, and advocacy. The Martin Singer Award for Dedication to Student Engagement recognizes a member of the Council of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (SCOLAPS) whose work in governance and in advancing the interests of SCOLAPS displays a commitment to excellence in student engagement. The award honors a member who has made a unique contribution to the development of the council and demonstrated a deep appreciation for the student's voice. The recipient has not only been a strong voice for students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies but has mentored others to carry on the strong tradition of SCOLAPS.
This award was named in honour of former Dean Martin Singer, a professor of Chinese History, and advocate for students. In his capacity as Dean of LA&PS from 2009-2015, Dr. Singer encouraged students to seek leadership roles inside and outside of the classroom. Most importantly, he recognized the need to foster engagement and a democratic consciousness through service to one’s community.
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.
SCOLAPS Award for Councillor Participation
This award recognizes a student councilor in good standing who demonstrates excellence through steadfast commitment to upholding and further the interests of the Student Council of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (SCOLAPS).
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 & 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.
SCOLAPS Award for Councillor of the Month
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 & Professional Studies (SCOLAPS).
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