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Recognizing the struggle: IFLS Graduating Student Award 2015

IFLS is delighted to invite nominations for our graduating student award.   These are due FRIDAY MAY 1 2015 by noon.

There is no application form. Your application or nomination should be sent by email to Student Financial Services (financialservices@osgoode.yorku.ca) and should include the following a cover letter that clearly identifies that you are nominating someone for this award and makes your case to the Student Awards Committee as to why you believe  your colleague is an excellent candidate for the award; and (if possible)  a detailed resume.
Make sure you look at the criteria for this award, especially: Since this Award is intended to recognize Osgoode students who have made important contributions, but have not otherwise been recognized, recipients of other graduation awards such as the Dean’s Gold Key, are not eligible.”  

IFLS Graduating Student VANGUARD award

Presented annually to a graduating student who has shown bravery and intelligence in bringing attention to issues of importance for feminism(s), including but not limited to gender, poverty, sexuality, sexual orientation, violence against women, racism, Indigeneity, and equality. The Award winner will have displayed leadership qualities including the ability and willingness to engage in critical &/or constructive difficult conversations.

Up to two awards will be offered in any given year. Recipients will be profiled on the IFLS website and will receive a small financial award.

Since this Award is intended to recognize Osgoode students who have made important contributions, but have not otherwise been recognized, recipients of other graduation awards such as the Dean’s Gold Key, are not eligible.

Nominations of graduating Osgoode students are welcome from Faculty, students and staff.  Self-nominations are also welcome. The Director of the IFLS and three IFLS members will review the nominations and select recipient(s).

Nominations should not exceed 750 words in describing how the candidate meets the purpose of the award as described above. A list of names of all those supporting the nomination and their relationship to Osgoode (student/class year, staff, faculty, other) should be provided with the nomination.

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Nominations are due to LGonsalves@osgoode.yorku.ca

Inaugural IFLS Vanguard Award Winner:  Kisha Munroe (class of 2014)