Each year the President presents a number of awards to recognize the contributions of individuals and teams within the McMaster community who have demonstrated excellence and outstanding commitment, and who have made significant contributions to their particular field.

The President’s Awards are organized into the following categories:

President’s Award of Excellence (Student Leadership)

The President’s Award of Excellence was established in 1993 to recognize students who have demonstrated a commitment to the University’s belief in excellence in its student body and nominations are open to all full-time undergraduate students who are in their graduating year. The Award recognizes those students who have demonstrated outstanding student leadership qualities and whose achievements have benefitted other students and contributed to the betterment of the University community.  For more information, please click here.

The 2017 recipients of the Awards were:

  • Akeel Ali
  • Ryan Rogers
  • Saly Halawa
  • Elaine Stirling
  • Adam Chiavarelle
  • Sonia Jakji

President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching & Learning

The President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning is granted to those educators who, through innovation and commitment, have significantly enhanced the quality of their students’ learning experience. All full-time and part-time faculty and staff (including those on contract) who contribute to teaching and learning at McMaster are eligible to be nominated. The Award recognizes outstanding contributions to education through innovation, continued excellence in teaching, and enhanced student learning over a period of years. For more information, please click here.

The 2017 recipients of the Awards were:

  • Chad Harvey
  • Anna Danielova
  • Sandeep Raha
  • Konstantinos Apostolou
  • Felicia Vulcu

President’s Awards for Outstanding Service (Staff)

The President’s Awards for Outstanding Service recognize individual employees or groups of employees who have made an outstanding contribution, beyond that normally expected for their particular position, to the mission of the University through the provision of exceptional service, the identification of measures which contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of University operations, or a direct or indirect contribution to the community or the University which has a positive impact on the reputation of McMaster. For more information, please click here.

The 2016 recipients of the Awards were:

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient:

  • Susan Birnie

Individual Award Recipients:

  • Miroslav Cika
  • Suvojit Ghosh
  • Laura Harrington
  • Corinne Jehle
  • David Lu
  • Courtney Sheppard
  • Kristina Trollip
  • Terry Wagg

Team Award Recipients:

  • The PAWSS Project Team (Pups Advising Within Social Sciences

Special Achievement Award Recipient: 

  • ET Clarke Fire Response