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Graduating Teacher Candidates are encouraged to review the potential awards below and submit ONE Convocation Award Application.

*Please note that 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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