Dave Marshall Leadership Awards

Dave Marshall Leadership Awards

Nominations are open until January 31st at 11:59 pm.

The Dave Marshall Leadership Awards recognize full-time students who have made outstanding extracurricular contributions to their academic program, campus, or community.

Annually, 25 full-time students are recognized with a Dave Marshall Leadership Award. These students have made an outstanding extracurricular contribution to their academic program, to the campus, or to the greater community. They have demonstrated leadership, initiative, commitment, and an ability to motivate and influence others toward the betterment of Nipissing University.

This award is a prestigious, non-monetary award in recognition of the dedication and leadership Dr. Dave Marshall demonstrated during his 18 years of consecutive service as the Dean of Education and President and Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University. Dr. Marshall’s tenure at Nipissing University is a reflection of his commitment to higher education, vision for the future, and leadership in external community service. These were all characteristics reflective of Dr. Marshall’s position at Nipissing University and are qualities embodied in the students chosen for this award.

Award Categories

Dave Marshall Leadership Awards will be presented to students noted for their exceptional leadership within three categories: AcademicCampus and Community.

Distribution of Awards: 8 Academic Awards, 12 Campus Awards, and 5 Community Awards.

To be nominated in the academic category, a student must have the potential to further pursue their area of study and possibly affect, or be involved with, cutting edge work that will result in the advancement of their discipline. The student must be engaged in research or some other activity that is exceptional and outside the normal expectations of their program. This research or activity should be able to increase people’s understanding of, or interest in, the discipline. The student may also balance their academic demands with other services to the local or university community.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Academic Nominations must come from Nipissing University Faculty
  • Nominee must be full-time, beyond their first year of study, and in good academic standing with a minimum of a 70% average
  • Nominee must not have received a Dave Marshall Leadership Award in the past
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted
  • Peers nominating one another is discouraged
  • Nominators may nominate up to 3 individuals

Nominees are assessed against the following criteria:

  • Capacity for critical thinking
  • Ability to increase people’s understanding of, or interest in the discipline
  • Contribution to research or other exceptional research-related activity
  • Capacity to create change through research or other exceptional research-related activity

Selection Process: 

Upon review of a report compiled by the Student Learning and Transitions team detailing information from the nomination forms and the nominees’ academic records, the Senate-appointed Academic Awards, Appeals, and Petitions Committee will determine and select the students to be recognized with a Dave Marshall Leadership Award. 

Nominators are asked to review the award criteria, complete the nomination form below, and return it in word document format to dmlawards@nipissingu.ca by Monday, January 31st, 2022 at 11:59 pm. 

To be nominated in the Campus category, a student must use their leadership to influence university affairs to create a sense of community on-campus. This student enhances the campus culture by encouraging others to become involved and attempts to improve the quality of life for all students. The student must be actively, and meaningfully, engaged in a club or student organization, student government, athletics, and/or student support services.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Student must be full-time, beyond their first year of study, and in good academic standing with a minimum 65% average
  • Nominee must not have received a Dave Marshall Leadership Award in the past
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted
  • Peers nominating one another is discouraged
  • Nominators may nominate up to 3 individuals

Nominees are assessed against the following criteria:

  • Ability to foster a sense of community on campus
  • Ability to motivate/empower others to get actively and meaningfully involved on campus
  • Personal commitment to being actively and meaningfully engaged on campus
  • Commitment to improving campus culture and quality of life for all students

Selection Process: 

Upon review of a report compiled by the Student Learning and Transitions team detailing information from the nomination forms and the nominees’ academic records, the Senate-appointed Academic Awards, Appeals, and Petitions Committee will determine and select the students to be recognized with a Dave Marshall Leadership Award. 

Nominators are asked to review the award criteria, complete the nomination form below, and return it in word document format to dmlawards@nipissingu.ca by Monday, January 31st, 2022 at 11:59 pm. 

To be nominated in the Community category, a student must have made a significant contribution to an external organization or group. As a volunteer, the student used their knowledge gained at university to affect the success of the local organization. Their leadership and participation must have provided a demonstrated benefit and shown concern for local issues/residents.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Student must be full-time, beyond their first year of study, and in good academic standing with a minimum of 65% average
  • Nominee must not have received a Dave Marshall Leadership Award in the past
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted
  • Peers nominating one another is discouraged
  • Nominators may nominate up to 3 individuals

Nominees are assessed against the following criteria:

  • Commitment to civic and social responsibility
  • Ability to motivate/empower others within the community or organization
  • Ability to work collaboratively and inclusively with others
  • Capacity to create change through their contribution to the community or organization

Selection Process:

Upon review of a report compiled by the Student Learning and Transitions team detailing information from the nomination forms and the nominees’ academic records, the Senate-appointed Academic Awards, Appeals, and Petitions Committee will determine and select the students to be recognized with a Dave Marshall Leadership Award. 

Nominators are asked to review the award criteria, complete the nomination form below, and return it in word document format to dmlawards@nipissingu.ca by Monday, January 31st, 2022 at 11:59 pm. 

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Congratulations to the Dave Marshall Leadership Award recipients from previous years: