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Graduating Teacher Candidates are encouraged to review the potential awards below and submit ONE Convocation Award Application. Please note, the deadline for submission is Monday, February 19, 2018. 

How to Submit:
1. E-mail a Word OR PDF version of the completed application to Jenna Overzet, or;
2. Print and deliver a hard-copy application to Jenna Overzet- Wellington 208B

*Award offerings are subject to change each academic year*


Adele Sisson Memorial Award
To a graduating student who demonstrates qualities of citizenship and leadership among the University Campus and community.
J.W. Trusler Proficiency Award in Education
To a graduating student and is based primarily on academic achievement and for excellence in practice teaching
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Faculty of Education Award
To a graduating student who exemplifies the following criteria:
  • is enrolled full-time in an Ontario Faculty of Education and is registered in a Bachelor of Education Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate program
  • demonstrates academic excellence in Bachelor of Education courses
  • demonstrates exemplary teaching practices in practicum placements
  • demonstrates initiative to broaden personal experience in educational culture. Some possible indicators of this (not all are required): leadership in student government at Faculty of Education; support for fellow teacher candidates; provincial/local ETFO involvement; leadership in events which benefit fellow teacher candidates; and exemplary interactions with students in a variety of educational settings
  • demonstrates a commitment to social justice and equity that is in keeping with ETFO policy
  • is recommended by both the practicum supervisor and an associate teacher, in writing, outlining how, in their opinion, the candidate meets the above criteria
Retired Teachers of Brantford
To a graduating student who has shown outstanding qualities of scholarship, teaching ability, and character.
Millard, Rouse & Rosebrugh Chartered Accountants Award
To a graduating student who has demonstrated academic excellence. The recipient will have also shown a strong dedication to the Concurrent Education program, an outstanding work ethic, a professional demeanor and a commitment to pursuing a career in the teaching profession.
Grand Valley Educational Society
To a graduating student from the Brantford Concurrent Education program who resides within the geographical boundaries of Brant County or the City of Brantford. The recipient must also demonstrates a strong academic achievement, and preferably, active participation as a volunteer in the local community.​
Turfpro Investments Inc. Award
To a graduating student who has demonstrated academic success and an interest in the performing Arts.
Teachers' Credit Union Co-operative Spirit Award (2 Awards)
To a graduating student who exemplifies the true co-operative spirit by "helping others to help themselves". Students ​should exemplify the following characteristics:
  • dedicated to the philosophy that 'teaching someone to fish is better than giving someone a fish'
  • promotes and demonstrates collaborative problem solving methods by building consensus and valuing each persons' contribution
  • rolls up their sleeves and actively participates in constructive, positive relationships in the classroom and the community
Ferrero Canada Ltd. Award
To a graduating student who has demonstrated high academic achievement and a commitment to community involvement.
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