Achievement Awards

Two awards established to recognize outstanding graduate student work and leadership

J.B. Hyne Research Innovation Award

The Faculty of Graduate Studies created this award to recognize graduate students in any discipline who excel in research. It is named to honour Dr. James B. Hyne, the first Dean of Graduate Studies (1966-1989).

Value    
A commemorative plaque and $500 cash prize

Number of awards    
Up to four

Eligibility    
Open to students registered full-time in a thesis-based graduate program

Application    
You must provide the following to your Graduate Program Administrator:

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae that clearly indicates your contribution to publications and collaborative research activities
  • A one-page summary of your thesis that explains the research objectives and the significance, impact, and the originality of the results. This summary must be written, dated and signed by you.

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 research and to any publications.

The nominations will be adjudicated by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Deadline    
Consult with your graduate program office for deadline information.

Program deadline for nominations (uploading to FGS SharePoint and entering in PeopleSoft) is May 25.


Michael Lazar Community Service Award

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.

Value    
A commemorative plaque and $500 cash prize

Number of awards    
One

Eligibility    
Open to students registered full-time in a graduate program

Application    
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.

Deadline    
Consult with your graduate program office for deadline information.

Program deadline for nominations (uploading to FGS SharePoint and entering in PeopleSoft) is May 25.