Terms of Reference
Awards & Honours Committee
Advise Senate on policies, procedures, priorities and criteria for student awards and honours.
In accordance with the Honorary Degrees Policy, evaluate nominees for honorary degrees and recommend candidates to Senate.
In accordance with the Emeritus/Emerita Designation Policy, evaluate nominees for honorary title of Professor Emeritus/Educator Emeritus and recommend candidates to the President’s Office.
Evaluate student candidates for medals and select awards and make recommendations to Senate.
Through Senate, recommend to the TRU Foundation, awards priorities which are in the best interest of the institution.
Recommend to Senate revisions to TRU entrance scholarship policy and regulations.
Advise the Director, Student Awards & Financial Aid on matters of policy and procedure relating to institutional student loans, fee deferrals and need-based awards.
Chair: A member of the Committee elected by the Committee for a two year term. No person shall serve more than two consecutive terms as Chair.
Three faculty members (which may include one Open Learning faculty member) appointed by Senate (at least one has to be a Senator and one must be tenure / tenure track)
Two deans appointed by Senate
One representative from Open Learning appointed by the Associate Vice-President, Open Learning
Director, Student Awards & Financial Aid
Two students nominated by TRUSU and appointed by the Senate Steering Committee (one should be upper level or a graduate student)
One representative from the TRU Alumni appointed by the Alumni Department
Student Awards Representative (ex-officio, non-voting)
Vice-President, Advancement (ex-officio, non-voting)
Secretarial support for Awards & Honours meetings: Student Awards & Financial Aid Office