This award is presented to a graduate student from any discipline who, through a sense of personal commitment, has served the university community well beyond meeting academic requirements.
Michael Lazar was someone who cared for the university and the community in which he lived. He served as Graduate Students’ Association president in 1992/93, was a member of the Alumni Association Board, a fundraising volunteer in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, a member of University search committees, and was appointed adjunct professor in the Faculty of Engineering. Michael’s longstanding commitment to the university was recognized in 1995 with the Order of the University of Calgary.
A commemorative plaque and $500 cash prize
Number of awards
Open to students registered full-time in a graduate program
You must provide the following to your Graduate Program Administrator:
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae that clearly indicates your leadership and involvement in the university community
Graduate programs may nominate one student per (competition) year. In addition to the documents above, the program will include:
- A one-page letter, from your Graduate Program Director, identifying your contributions to the university community
- The nominations will be adjudicated by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Consult with your graduate program office for deadline information.
Program deadline for nominations (uploading to FGS SharePoint and entering in PeopleSoft) is May 25.