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Award for Excellence in Interculturalization

TRU recognizes up to two individuals who represent the best qualities of interculturalization including internationalization and/or Indigenization. This award is designed to increase awareness of efforts to interculturalize TRU, as well as recognize individuals who through their teaching, scholarly activity, and/or service are assisting to operationalize the strategic vision of interculturalization and increasing intercultural understanding through internationalization or Indigenization.

Nominees for the Award for Excellence in Interculturalization may be full-time or part-time employees and must have been employed at TRU for at least five continuous years.

Award winners will receive an engraved plaque plus the opportunity to attend a conference or professional development activity of their choice (to a maximum of $2,000). Recipients must use this award within a two-year period from the date of the award. TRU is not obligated to offer the award annually.

Awards will be presented at the President's Annual Merit and Service Award reception.

The awards process now has two Stages:

Stage 1: Members of the campus community are invited to nominate staff and faculty members who demonstrate the best qualities of interculturalization including internationalization and/or Indigenization. Anyone is permitted to nominate an employee or group of employees, and all completed nomination forms will be accepted.

This year nominations close on December 22, 2021

Sample Nomination Form

Submit a Nomination

Stage 2: Nominees who meet the eligibility criteria will be asked if they would like to accept the nomination and submit a full award portfolio. Supporting documentation must be uploaded before the February deadline. People and groups who are not nominated in Stage 1 are still encouraged to self-nominate and are welcome to submit portfolios.

Deadline to upload full portfolio is February 14, 2022

Description and Criteria

Portfolio Upload Link

Previous Winners

2020  Kyra Garson
2019  Nicole Schabus
Craig Campbell
2017 Robin Reid
2016 Noawarat (Ann) Cheeptham
2014 Emma Bourassa
2013 Warveni Jap
2012 David Scheffel
2011 Ross Nelson
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