Graduate Mentorship Award

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Graduate Mentorship Award

Brock graduate students are invited to nominate their faculty supervisors for the Graduate Student Mentorship Awards to recognize excellence in graduate student supervision and mentorship.

Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:

  • mentorship of master’s students only
  • mentorship of both master’s and PhD students

The Call for Nominations is typically posted each year in January.

Award nominees must be members of the Core Faculty. Previous winners of the award are not eligible for re-nomination for a period of seven years following the year in which he or she received the award.

The Award recipient in each category will receive $1,000 to assist with ongoing graduate student mentorship.

The awards will be adjudicated by the Senate Graduate Studies Awards Sub-committee; two graduate students, selected by the Graduate Students’ Association and drawn from two different Faculties, will join this committee for the adjudication of this particular award. (The students will not have contributed letters to any of the nomination packages in the current competition).

The awards will be announced and presented during the Mapping the New Knowledges Graduate Student Research Conference to be held in April each year. All nominees and nominators will be invited to attend the awards presentation on that day.

Nomination Submission Requirements

Please submit a nomination package electronically (PDF format) by the deadline date determined each year to Cathy Ugulini, Assistant to the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, at

The Nomination Package (see Guidelines at right) is not to exceed 20 pages; any package that exceeds the page limit will have the additional pages removed prior to adjudication.

The document specifications for the package are as follows:
• single-sided, on 8 1/2" x 11" (21.5 cm x 28 cm);
• single-spaced, with no more than six lines of type per inch;
• body text in a minimum 11 pt Times New Roman font;
• all margins set at a minimum of 3/4" (1.87 cm).

Further information, contact Heather Junke, Communications Officer, Faculty of Graduate Studies,


Nomination Package Guidelines (maximum 20 pages)
The following guidelines will assist in preparing and submitting the nomination parkage:

1. Nomination form — Click here for form
Please print and complete the Nomination Form. Then scan the form and include it as page 1 of the Nomination Package.

2. Graduate Student Nominator’s Personal Letter of Support
In this letter (maximum 700 words), the nominator is to highlight the nominee’s strengths as a graduate mentor with examples of the kind of personal support and encouragement that he or she has received from the nominee.

3. Additional Testimonials from current or former Brock graduate students
The nominator may collect as many as 4 additional support statements from current or former Brock graduate students to include in the package. The support statements should be no more than one-page in length and highlight how the graduate mentor has made a difference in graduate students’ experience and/or in their professional/career pursuits. Please be sure that writers of the testimonials include their contact information.

4. Graduate Mentorship profile
The profile is intended as an overview of the mentor’s career in order to provide the adjudication committee with key facts about all nominees.
To assist in organizing the profile section, the following information is recommended:

  • Formal Education
  • Academic Appointments
  • List of Graduate Course(s) Taught
  • List of Current Brock University Graduate Students
  • List of Former Graduate Students at Brock or other institutions
  • Scholarly Work Co-Authored with Graduate Students (Refereed Papers, Refereed Papers Given at Conferences, Refereed Papers Presented at Conferences, Refereed Abstracts, Works in Progress)
  • Student Placement Post-Graduate
  • Administrative and other contributions to graduate students and graduate studies

5. Brief CV of nominee
Please include in the CV summary information that highlights the nominee’s overall research/teaching record as a way of supporting or rounding out the emphasis on grad mentoring.