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2010 Branko Vojnovic Award open for nominations

Submit nominations for the 2010 Branko Vojnovic, University of Toronto at Scarborough AccessAbility Award which recognizes students with permanent disabilities who display a drive for learning.

This recognition is awarded to TWO undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:

· Entering second, third or fourth year at UTSC

· Registered with AccessAbility Services and/or has educational needs due to a disability/challenge as defined under the human rights code

· Good academic standing

· Displays a drive for learning

· Preference is given to students enrolled in Management programs

In order to nominate a student for this award:

1. The nomination should include:

a. Student Name

b. Student Number

c. Outline what makes this student a good candidate for this award

d. Biography – what you know about the student’s personal circumstances (Note: Do not identify the student’s disability)

e. Comment on class performance: attitude/participation/contribution to the learning environment

f. Extra effort: involvement in learning

g. Helping others: giving back to the community, volunteering, tutoring, etc.

h. Comment on the most exceptional thing you know about this student

Note – Please provide specific examples:

· Within class context

· Above and beyond (completed extra assignments, sought assistance on a regular basis during office hours, etc.)

· Indicate manner in which student assists others with learning

2. Let the student know that you are nominating them and ask them to sign the nomination. If you are unable to contact the student, please notify the AccessAbility Services office as we might be able to contact the student.

Please note: Not all students with disabilities register with our office. If the student is not registered with AccessAbility Services the student can provide the Director with medical documentation to verify their eligibility for this award. The documentation will not be shared with the rest of the committee.

3. Email the nomination to ability@utsc.utoronto.ca or mail it to Tina Doyle, Director, AccessAbility Services, UTSC Rm. S302.

Value: $2,000 (two awards at $1,000 each)

Deadline: Nominations must be submitted by May 31, 2010 (nominations will be accepted now through to May 31, 2010)

Please do not hesitate to contact Tina Doyle, Director of AccessAbility Services at doyle@utsc.utoronto.ca if you have any further questions about the awards or the selection process.




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