Excellence in Media Relations Award

Call for Nominations

The University of Ottawa is soliciting nominations for its 2017 Excellence in Media Relations Award: Commentary. This annual award recognizes two University faculty or support staff members (one francophone, one anglophone) who have demonstrated outstanding service to the University by sharing their expertise with the wider community through media. 

Recognizing all experts

In 2014, uOttawa announced the new award categories; Research and Commentary, in an effort to recognize the media contributions of all our experts. These categories, alternate each year to create a more tailored pool of candidates, therefore increasing each nominee's chances of receiving the award.

2017 – Excellence in Media Relations Award: Commentary

To continue recognizing our expert commentators, the 2017 Excellence in Media Relations Award will acknowledge professors who have successfully commented on hot topics in a timely fashion.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Media coverage must date between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2017
  • Nominee must currently be employed by the University of Ottawa
  • Submitted media clippings must solely cover expert commentary. Media clippings that cover research findings will not be considered
     

2018 – Excellence in Media Relations Award: Research
 
Focusing on media coverage related to research, this award aims to recognize individuals who have successfully promoted research results in the media. Their research findings may have been published by partners, Faculty staff or the Media Relations Office. These findings may be covered in the general media in the months following the initial announcement of results.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Media coverage must date between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2018
  • Nominee must currently be employed by the University of Ottawa
  • Submitted media clippings must solely cover research findings. Media clippings that cover expert commentary will not be considered.
     

Nomination and Selection of Recipients

University of Ottawa staff, students, faculty, alumni, and members of the general community are invited to nominate candidates for the 2017 Excellence in Media Relations Award: Commentary using the nomination form below. Individuals should describe the candidate's contribution and clearly explain how this individual serves the University through media relations. Documents such as biographical notes, curriculum vitae and letters of reference may also be included in the file. It is strongly recommended that nominations include examples of media coverage generated within the last year (maximum of 10 entries including print, audio or video). It is possible to request a report of the candidate's media activity through the Media Relations team as a means of reinforcing a candidate's nomination.

The nominations should be sent to the Media Relations Office and will be reviewed by a selection committee to determine award winners. Recipients will receive the award during the Reception in celebration of excellence in education and research held in the fall.
 

Nomination form

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