Every year, the SRC recognizes students and community members, nominated by their peers, for a variety of contributions to our campus community. These awards are voted on by the SRC Board of Students’ Representatives and presented at the annual SRC Awards Night.
Nominations should include the name of the person you are nominating and a brief letter (300 words max.) describing why this person should be recognized. Certain awards require additional information to be included with the nomination, as indicated below.
The deadline to submit a nomination for the 2018-2019 academic year is Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11:59pm.
Awards Night will be April 12th at 5pm in The Gait.
List of Awards
GOLDEN MITRE AWARD*
The Golden Mitre Awards are the highest non-academic honour that graduating students can receive. Recipients are elected by popular vote of the prospective graduating class. The names of the new members shall be announced at the annual SRC Awards Night. Their personal pins and certificates of membership will be presented at the Spring Convocation ceremony. Members shall have their names engraved on the Golden Mitre Honour Society plaque in the order of their rank. The nomination form for this award can be found here.
SRC Merit Award
The SRC Merit Award(s), which is accompanied by a $100 monetary award, shall go to the one or two student(s) who, in the opinion of the Executive Cabinet, has/have rendered outstanding service to the SRC in various areas.
Joseph E. Cassar Award
The Joseph E. Cassar Award, which is accompanied by a $500 monetary award, is given to the student who, in the opinion of the SRC Board of Student Representatives as decided by majority vote, has contributed the most to the SRC during the past year.
Ray Lawson Award
The Ray Lawson Award, which is accompanied by a $1200 reduction on tuition, is given to the returning student who, in the opinion of the SRC Board of Student Representatives as decided by majority vote, has contributed the most to the life of the university during the past year.
Michel Fontaine Experience Award
The Michel Fontaine Experience Award, which is accompanied by a $500 monetary award, is given to one or two student(s) who, in the opinion of the Executive Cabinet has exemplified the “Bishop’s Experience” through campus leadership, athletics, and/or community involvement. The SRC podium was made by Michel Fontaine’s father in his memory.
Joy Chandler Community Involvement Award
This award is presented to one or two internal or external community members for outstanding contributions to student life, someone who helps bring the community and the students together. Nominations are reviewed by the SRC Board of Student Representatives and the names of the winners are announced at the SRC Awards night.
Joan & Alex Paterson Award*
Awarded to a graduating student who during his or her years at Bishop’s University, contributes the most to volunteer work and activities in the off campus community. This is accompanied by a $250 monetary award. The selection Committee for this award is chaired by the Dean of Student Affairs.
Julie Bradshaw Memorial Award*
Established in 2003 in memory of Julie Bradshaw ’80 and given to the Golden Mitre winner with the highest number of votes. This is accompanied by a $850 monetary award (Cheque prepared by Registrar/Records Office for Convocation). The Julie Bradshaw Memorial Prize goes to the Golden Mitre recipient with the most votes. Julia Marie Bradshaw was a BU student (class of 1980) who died in 2001. Julie was a native of the Eastern Townships and in the last months of her life she identified her undergraduate years at Bishop’s as among the happiest in her life. Julie graduated with a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and was very active in campus affairs and student life. She served as a don in residence at Bishop’s and received the Golden Mitre Award at her graduation.
Purple Letter Award
This award is given to those students who have made a consistent contribution to the life of the university and community and who might not otherwise be recognized for their efforts. Award winners are nominated by members of the university and the community. The Purple Letter Award recipients are selected by a committee chaired by the Dean of Student Affairs. Recipients receive a gold pin at the SRC Awards Night. A maximum of ten (10) students may be selected, with attention to the area of Residence, clubs, sports, and community involvement.
Olga Reid Memorial Award for Journalism
Awarded annually to the student journalist or writer who, in the opinion of The Campus Editorial Board, has written the best article or series during the academic year. It is accompanied by a $450 monetary award.
JeFf Cannon Memorial Award*
This award is given to a student who best exemplifies Jeff Cannon’s attributes — entrepreneurship, hard work, friendship, a positive attitude and involvement in both the academic and student life at Bishop’s as well as participation in the community life in Sherbrooke and Lennoxville
Accompanied by a $1000 cheque given at Convocation.
Outstanding Club Head Award
This award is given to an SRC Club Head (or heads) that has shown dedication to not only the club, but to the greater Bishop’s community. A student can be nominated for this award by members of the club that they oversee, or can be nominated by someone in the Bishop’s community that has felt an impact by the club. Nominees for this award can be a graduating or non-graduating student, and the award winner will be selected by the SRC Executive cabinet.
Club Community Impact Awards
Each year, two clubs are given these awards based on the change they have made in the Bishop’s community and/or the Lennoxville community. The criteria are that a club has promoted social values in the community, making the university a truly better place to live in. Clubs can be nominated by any student at the university, and the award winners will be selected by the SRC Executive cabinet.
*Award officially conferred at Convocation