Keyano Nominations and Awards

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Eligibility & Guidelines

These awards are modelled after CICAN awards.

Eligibility  Guidelines

Eligibility

Only Keyano Students, Staff and Faculty may participate. 

The Leadership Excellence Award for Students

Keyano College plays a leadership role in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo. Although the entire college participates, certain individuals (including students) inevitably contribute yearly. The Leadership Excellence Award for Students recognizes a Keyano College student who has made an exceptional contribution to the college and Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo. This Award is for currently enrolled students.

 

Criteria

The review will be based on the following criteria.

  • Internal Impact: Evidence of significant and verifiable impact on the institution, as well as on student life and on the greater community at large. (40 points)
  • External Impact: Evidence that the nominee or team has made an important contribution through community involvement in developing the institution’s positive image. (25 points)
  • Consistency: Assurance that these leadership skills have been consistently evidenced over no less than 12 months and have had a sustainable effect on the institution. (20 points)
  • Academic Excellence: Verifiable evidence that the student’s grade point average is at or above the mean in the program in which they are registered. Include a transcript and descriptive summary of awards received, participation in committees, etc. (15 points)

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 The Leadership Excellence Award for Faculty

Keyano College plays a learning leadership role in the communities they serve. Although the entire College participates, inevitably, certain individuals make an outstanding contribution each year. The Leadership Excellence Award for Faculty recognizes a Keyano faculty or a team who has exhibited consistent excellence in teaching and has had a significant impact on the personal and academic growth of Keyano students. The nominee or team must be currently employed by Keyano College. The team can consist of a maximum of five (5) individuals, and the nomination must focus on their collective contribution.

 

Criteria

The review will be based on the following criteria.

  • Commitment: The Nominee or team has shown a consistent commitment to student success and to developing methodologies, materials, and processes which have contributed to student success. (20 points)
  • Leadership in Teaching: The Nominee or team has provided a leadership role model for teaching colleagues and students. (20 points)
  • Impact: The Nominee’s or team’s work has had a recognized and substantial impact on students (employment, success rate), colleagues (through professional development and example) and the institution (reputation in the subject area). (20 points)
  • Sustainability: The Nominee’s or team’s commitment has been broadly evident over their career to date. (20 points)
  • Adaptability: One of the Nominee’s or team’s strengths is the ability to adapt teaching styles, methodologies, or materials to fit student needs and available resources. (20 points)
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 The Leadership Excellence Award for Managerial Staff

Keyano College plays a learning leadership role in the communities they serve. Although the entire College participates, inevitably, certain individuals make an outstanding contribution each year. The Leadership Excellence Award for Managerial Staff recognizes a Keyano Staff or a team who has made an exceptional contribution within their College and Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo. The nominee or team must be currently employed by Keyano College and play a managerial role. The team can consist of a maximum of five (5) individuals, the nomination must focus on their collective contribution, and CEOs and board members are not eligible for this award.

 

Criteria

The review will be based on the following criteria.

  • Impact: The Nominee or team has had a significant, positive and verifiable impact on his/her institution and, thus, the internal and external communities it serves. (25 points)
  • Community Involvement: The Nominee or team has shown leadership in working with external community partners. (20 points)
  • Team Work: The Nominee or team has involved others in activities and provided a motivational influence. (20 points)
  • Creativity: Evidence of creativity has been shown in meeting challenges with available resources. (15 points)
  • Dynamism: There is evidence of a significant contribution to the institution’s positive image in the internal and external communities it serves. (10 points)
  • Sustained Leadership: Evidence that these leadership skills have been consistently applied over an extended period. (10 points)
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 The Leadership Excellence Award for Non-Managerial Staff

Keyano College plays a learning leadership role in the communities they serve. Although the entire College participates, inevitably, certain individuals make an outstanding contribution each year. The Leadership Excellence Award for Non-Managerial Staff recognizes a Keyano staff or a team who has made an exceptional contribution to College and Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo. The nominee or team must be currently employed by Keyano College and play a non-managerial role. The team can consist of a maximum of five (5) individuals, the nomination must focus on their collective contribution, and CEOs and board members are not eligible for this award.

 

Criteria

The review will be based on the following criteria.

  • Institutional Impact: Evidence that the Nominee or team has had a significant, positive and verifiable impact on her/his institution and the greater community at large. (30 points)
  • Team Work: Evidence that the nominee or team has involved others in activities and provided a motivational influence. (25 points)
  • Performance and Contribution: The Nominee or team has demonstrated exemplary performance of duties and has contributed overall to the institution through involvement on committees, volunteer work, etc. The institution, students and community at large have benefited from their participation, contributions and involvement in activities, both internally and externally. (25 points)
  • Creativity: Evidence of creativity in meeting challenges with available resources. (20 points)
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The Program Excellence Award

The Program Excellence Award recognizes a Keyano Staff or a Faculty leading a program that is innovative, portable, sustainable, and effective. The Program should involve several College constituents (faculty, students, staff, administration, and governors). The Program should also involve at least one external industry or community partner in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo. Please note that for the purposes of this award, a program is considered a series of related courses, internships, and/or work integration, that result in a post-secondary credential.

 

Criteria

Submissions will be reviewed according to the following criteria and all evidence presented should be from within the previous 5 years.

  • Effectiveness: Data-driven evidence that the program has been effective with learners and has reached or surpassed its objectives. (25 points)
  • Participation: Evidence that the program involves several institutional constituents (faculty, students, staff, administration, and governors) and at least one external industry or community partner. (20 points)
  • Sustainability: The program is meeting a long term substantial need and serves a group of learners over a significant period. (20 points)
  • Innovation: Evidence of innovative practices in an existing program or the creation of a new program in response to a learning need not adequately being met. Programs nominated for this Award are not commonly available in this format across the college/institute system. (20 points)
  • Portability: Ease of transfer of content and/or delivery mode to other institutions. The program does not rely on the existence of unique infrastructure or geographic location and can be offered in another location or region. (15 points)
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The Indigenous Education Excellence Award 

The Indigenous Education Excellence Award recognizes a Keyano Student, Staff or a Faculty within College that has a demonstrated commitment to Indigenous education through innovative approaches and dedicated structures, curriculum, holistic support services and community partnerships that contribute to learner success, as well as socio-economic development and reconciliation within Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo communities.

 

Criteria

Submissions will be reviewed according to the following criteria and all evidence presented should be from within the previous 5 years.

  • Demonstrated commitment to Indigenous education:

    The Nominee has a track record of actively supporting Indigenous learners and communities and has made significant contributions to the field of Indigenous education. (25 points)

  • Relationship building: Evidence that the Nominee has established formalized partnerships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, Indigenous institutes of higher learning, and Indigenous organizations such as Friendship Centres and Métis Community Councils. Partnerships should be responsive to economic development and labour market needs and should have evolved from an open and genuine consultation approach. (20 points)

  • Respect for intellectual and cultural traditions: Evidence that the Nominee has implemented curriculum and learning approaches relevant to Indigenous learners and communities, such as transition and upgrading programs; linkages and partnerships between K-12 and post-secondary education systems; flexibility in the delivery of programs to allow stop-out and start-up options; culturally relevant assessment tools which may differ for First Nation, Métis and Inuit learners; and recognition of traditional knowledge as a valuable area of expertise. (15 points)

  • Increased understanding and reciprocity among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples: Evidence that the Nominee supports increased understanding and reciprocity by integrating the use of Indigenous language and traditional ways of doing and being in events, ceremonies, and meetings. (20 points)  

  • Services and learning environments: Evidence that the Nominee has established environments that are Indigenous-centred, holistic, and that foster learner success through culturally relevant assessment services; visible and viable culture, language, and Elder/Métis Senator involvement; experiences; integrated systems, and provisions to eliminate financial barriers. (20 points)
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The Applied Research and Innovation Excellence Award 

The Applied Research and Innovation Excellence Award recognizes a Keyano Staff or a Faculty within the College that has improved the productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and community partners through the development of new and improved products, processes and services and has provided students and graduates with real-world innovation experience. 

 

Criteria

Submissions will be reviewed according to the following criteria and all evidence presented should be from within the previous 5 years.

  • Institutional Commitment: Evidence of commitment to building the institutional capacity to support SMEs and social innovation in the community; including for example the number of research centres and labs used for applied research; number of faculty and researchers engaged in applied research; demonstrated funding sources; and the number of research projects in the last year and the areas of research specialization of your college.(25 points)
  • Impact on SMEs: Evidence of new or improved products, processes, services that enhance profile and market opportunities, including for example: number of SME and other private sector partners involved in applied research each year; number of research projects in the last year; number of research results from applied research projects: prototypes, new or improved products, processes or services. (25 points)
  • Impact on Communities and Regions: Evidence of enhanced collaboration with companies, community partners, local associations and organizations that have a significant and sustainable impact on local or regional innovation. (25 points)
  • Impact on Students: Demonstrated application of skills into workplace settings, with a focus on the capacity to engage in innovation and entrepreneurship activities. (25 points)
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The Excellence in Global Engagement Award 

The Excellence in Global Engagement Award recognizes a Keyano College student, staff or Faculty that has, through their initiatives, demonstrated innovation, creativity, and leadership in the internationalization of their institution. 

 

Criteria

Submissions will be reviewed according to the following criteria and all evidence presented should feature the impact felt within the previous 5 years.

Excellence in Global Engagement will be evaluated as follows:

  • Inbound and outbound student mobility for diversification on campus: The Nominee supports inbound student mobility by welcoming international students that will contribute to the diversification on campus and/or provides outbound student mobility options for domestic students. (20 points)
  • International cooperation (projects and exporting educational services abroad): The Nominee engages in projects with other institutions or organizations abroad. For example, this could be an institutional partnership in a CICan Education for Employment program. The Nominee participates in exporting educational services abroad. For example, this may take the shape of contract training for faculty in a partner institution overseas, or offering your programs via a satellite campus abroad. (20 points)
  • Joint international research and teaching: The Nominee has faculty who partner with international peers on common research projects and teaching. (20 points)
  • Innovation in global engagement: The Nominee identifies and implements innovative opportunities for meaningful relationships with partners overseas. Embedded in this work is the rationale for developing global citizens who are contributing, or will positively contribute, to making our world a better place. (20 points)
  • Meeting targets outlined in institutional Internationalization Strategy: The Nominee is able to demonstrate progress made against your institutional internationalization strategy. (20 points)
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The Excellence in Sustainable Development Award 

The SDG Excellence Award recognizes a Keyano Staff or Faculty within a college that has shown leadership in the implementation and advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals for the benefit of their learners and Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo community and contributes to the peace and prosperity of the world, now and into the future. 

 

Criteria

Submissions will be reviewed according to the following criteria and all evidence presented should be from within the previous 5 years.

  • Innovation: How did the Nominee establish new or more sustainable and effective practices inspired by the SDGs. Please provide specific examples. (25 points)
  • Integration / Implementation: What steps did the nominee take to follow up on their newfound SDG priorities. (25 points)
  • Identification: How and when did the Nominee identify their SDG priorities, and where were the gaps? (20 points)
  • Impact: In what ways does the SDG lens affect education by the the Nominee, in your community, and nationally. (15 points)
  • Awareness: share your social media and digital materials, promotional resources, and testimonials that can be combined in one document. (15 points)
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The Excellence in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award 

The Excellence in Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Award recognizes a Keyano Student, Staff or Faculty within a college that has demonstrated leadership in advancing and promoting equity, diversity and inclusion for its students, faculty, staff, and Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo community. Areas of focus can include but are not limited to administration and human resources, curriculum design and content, policies and procedures, stakeholder management, communication, and outreach programs.

 

Criteria

Submissions will be reviewed according to the following criteria and all evidence presented should feature the impact felt within the previous 5 years.

  • Integration/Implementation: Evidence of the Nominee’s steps to advance equity, grow diversity, and improve inclusion. Evidence may include links to the business plan, strategic plan, or other relevant documentation. Please identify the relevant excerpt to review by page and paragraph. (30 points)
  • Innovation: Evidence that the Nominee has established new or more effective practices that advance equity, grow diversity, improve inclusion, or remove barriers. Please provide specific examples. (30 points).
  • Impact: Evidence of the impact that the Nominee’s leadership in EDI has had on students and communities. Please provide data to support the evidence. (30 points)
  • Awareness: Share links to relevant statements, campaigns, social media and digital materials, promotional resources that highlight EDI excellence. Evidence may include examples, testimonials from communities and students, and links to or excerpts from relevant statements and partnerships. (10 points)
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Guidelines

Deadline
The deadline for nominations will be June 9, 2023.
Nomination

Each nomination should include the following:

  • Endorsement Letter: The endorsement letter must be included and signed by the Chair and Dean of the School.
  • Executive Summary: The executive summary should provide a condensed overview of the key elements of the nomination in no more than 750 characters.
  • Biographical Summary of the Nominee or Team: For Leadership Excellence Award nominees. This should provide a condensed overview of the key elements of the nomination in no more than 750 characters but should not be presented in a CV format.
  • Evidence: The nomination must provide supporting evidence.
  • Supporting Testimonials: More than one testimonial may be included on the same page.
  • Photo of Nominee: A high-resolution color photo in JPG format is required. A headshot photo of the nominee is best for the Leadership Excellence Awards.
  • Contact information: Please provide contact information for follow-up.
  • We encourage the consideration of representation and visibility in selecting the Leadership Excellence nominees.
Acknowledgement 
Winners of Keyano awards will be nominated for CICAN awards.
Final Results

The results will be sent to the Dean or Director of the department by September 22, 2023.

Recognition

The College will recognize Awards of Excellence recipients.

Awards Selection Committee
Awards selection committee to be determined. 

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We respectfully acknowledge that we are on Treaty No. 8 Territory, the traditional meeting grounds and gathering places of our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. 

Keyano is a Cree word roughly translated, means, "Sharing".