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Dalhousie Legacy Awards


The Dalhousie Legacy Awards recognize faculty and staff across the university who have made significant contributions to the Dal community that are aligned with our Strategic Priorities.

The Legacy Awards, introduced in 2018 as part of the university's 200th anniversary celebrations, assists in helping Dalhousie create a culture of respect and recognition for employees at all levels. Recognition is part of our Strategic Initiative 5.1, focusing on developing a human resource strategy to attract, reward and retain faculty and staff.

The Legacy Awards event will be held on June 20, 2018 in the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, with a reception to follow in the Sculpture Court.

Below is more information about each of the Legacy Awards. Recipients are selected at various times throughout the year depending on the award, and are notified prior to the event. 

People Awards

DPMG Award 
Recognizes an employee of the Dalhousie Professional and Managerial Group (DPMG) for their exemplary contributions to the university. 
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Environmental Health and Safety Award 
Recognizes an individual or group who has undertaken any activity that makes Dalhousie University a safer place to live, play, work and study. 
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Healthy Workplace Award 
Recognizes a department that fosters healthy workplace practices and initiatives. 
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Staff Award for Excellence in Service
Recognizes staff members who have made exceptional contribution to supporting the Faculty of Agriculture
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Stoker Award for Appreciation
Recognizes a Facilities Management team with significant accomplishment that exemplifies the Facilities Management values. 
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Stoker Award for Innovation
Recognizes a Facilities Management team with significant accomplishment that exemplifies innovation in the way the work is done. 
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Stoker Award for Safety
Recognizes a Facilities Management team or individual that has made significant contribution to workplace safety, either by action or commitment to process improvement. 
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The People Awards recognize outstanding contributions to Dalhousie University.

Research Awards

Arthur B. McDonald Chair of Research Excellence
Recognizes a faculty member that shows curiosity, ingenuity and drive in their research endeavors, with international prominence in their field with demonstrated impact. 
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Killam Chair
Recognizes academics of the highest distinction with appointments of up to five years. 
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President's Research Excellence Awards
Two awards that recognize the research achievements of Dalhousie faculty members at different stages of their careers.

University Research Professorships
Recognizes a limited number of individual faculty members who have achieved distinction in scholarship. 
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The Research Awards recognize research work that is innovative and impactful on our society and the natural world. 

Service Awards

Dr. Allan Cohen Memorial Award for Community Service 

Recognizes a staff or faculty member who works to fulfill the mission of the Medical School by displaying outstanding community service with health-related organizations and causes. 
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Gladys Littler Award 
Recognizes a staff member who exemplifies a high level of commitment, high standards of performance, and outstanding service to the Faculty of Dentistry. 

President's Award for the Advancement of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Recognizes the outstanding efforts of a faculty or staff member in advancing equity, diversity and inclusiveness at Dahousie. 
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Rosemary Gill Award
Recognizes a staff or faculty member who has provided outstanding service to students, other than teaching. 
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The Service Awards recognize good citizenship through personal volunteerism or by helping position Dalhousie as a good citizen in the world. 

Teaching and Learning Awards

Academic Innovation Award
Recognizes a faculty member who has developed an innovation that has resulted in a sustained impact on student learning at Dalhousie. 
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Award for Excellence in Education for Diversity
Recognizes a faculty member who has enhanced the Dalhousie teaching and learning environment through excellence in education for diversity. 
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Dalhousie Alumni Association Award of Excellence for Teaching
Recognizes a full-time faculty member with evidence of outstanding teaching and educational leadership. 
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Sessional and Part-Time Instructor Award for Excellence in Teaching
Recognizes a part-time faculty member with sustained commitment and dedication to excellence in teaching at Dalhousie.
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The Teaching and Learning Awards recognize contributions to maintaining and supporting Dalhousie's reputation as being a leader in higher education.