Departmental Award: Staff Excellence in Collaboration


This award recognizes the complexity of staff working in a decentralized structure and to promote collaboration amongst staff across all departmental units. This award seeks to recognize collaboration as a desirable professional characteristic and to formalize this as a part of the DFCM staff culture and encourage staff to cross-pollinate ideas and processes.


Any individual who works at the central office of the DFCM, community site, community affiliated or fully affiliated teaching site is eligible. 


The selection committee will consider the following criteria:

  • Initiated collaborative partnerships across teaching sites, programs, divisions or with the broader community.
  • Demonstrated a commitment to support, participate and collaborate on equity, diversity and inclusion within their program, teaching site, in projects or initiatives.
  • Performed work to a high level of quality and a high degree of harmony.
  • Individual or group sought out and created opportunities to collaborate.


One award winner will be selected from each of the following categories:

  • Central Department
  • Fully Affiliated Sites
  • Community Affiliated Sites

Please review our Site Affiliation Table to determine which category applies to your nominee.


Nominations can be made by any faculty or staff member of the DFCM, including self-nomination. The nominations will be considered by the DFCM Central Awards Committee. The nominator is responsible for the collection and submission of the award nomination package and informing the nominee of their nomination.

Nominations for this DFCM Award of Excellence must include the following:

  1. Completed nomination form that includes the supporting signature of a teaching site Chief, DFCM Program Director, Division Head or Supervisor.
  2. Two letters of support indicating why this individual is being nominated in the selected category. Letters that are the most helpful address the criteria for the award and present evidence supporting the nominee’s excellence in those criteria.
  3. CV for individual nominee or one CV for the group leader if nominating a group.
  4. Additional material documenting evidence of excellence may be submitted. A maximum of 3 additional documents can be added to the nomination. These may include letters of support, project proposals, educational materials, etc.  


Please download the form and include it in the nomination package:

1. DFCM Awards of Excellence Nomination Form_FINAL.docx

Please submit by email the completed nomination form and corresponding award application documentation in a single PDF file by April 15 (annually) to