Nominate a student now for Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation
A recent update to the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation has opened nominations to a wider breadth of students from programs less than two years in length, two-year diploma programs and four-year undergraduate programs.
The Lieutenant Governor’s Medal Program was created to recognize students who excel in their studies and contribute to the life of their institution or community. The recent changes to the program criteria will now recognize students who have made outstanding contributions in the promotion of inclusion, democracy and/or reconciliation within their community campus.
Employees are encouraged to nominate a student before April 30 by visiting the Financial Aid and Awards webpage. Students can also self-nominate or nominate their peers.
Inclusion and Diversity
A student who has promoted inclusion and diversity demonstrating strong collaboration and unifying efforts toward diversity and inclusion, through the promotion and display of tolerance and respect for others.
- A student may be recognized for their work in building community through the organization and coordination of events, activities, or services, that contribute to a more welcoming and supportive environment on campus.
- A student may be recognized for their work organizing a community response to an act of intolerance.
A student who has strengthened democracy through civic engagement or the advancement of human rights who demonstrates recognition for fundamental rights and dignity for all persons at a local, national or global level.
It is important to note that the Lieutenant Governor’s meal program is a non-partisan award. Activities ties to or coordinated by a political party or movement are not considered grounds for nomination.
- A student may be recognized for their contribution to student governance or promoting social change and public discourse on campus, in their community, or online.
- A student may be recognized who has supported, advocated or empowered minority rights and/or the most vulnerable in society such as those with mental health or addiction challenges, the homeless, new immigrant youth or refugees.
A student who recognizes and answers the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission's urgent call to contribute to and help transform society by establishing a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples.
- A student may be recognized for their collaboration with a local Indigenous community to start a for-profit business where proceeds support programming for Indigenous women.
- A student may be recognized for teaching Indigenous ways of knowing and doing (an Indigenous language, law, dance or another custom) to other students.
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