In order to be considered for the current year, nominations for the 2016 Memorial University of Newfoundland Pensioners Association (MUNPA) Tribute Awards must be received on or before July 29, 2016.
The nomination form can be found online here.
The MUNPA Tribute Awards renames and expands on MUNPA’s former Meritorious Service Awards which were offered from 1999-2008. The first MUNPA Tribute Awards were presented in 2009.
The MUNPA Tribute Awards were established to recognize the importance of the ongoing contributions of Memorial’s retirees to the university or the community. The award is offered annually and a maximum of three recipients may be honoured each year. The award recognizes significant post-retirement service and/or achievement by retired faculty or staff.
The service may be volunteer or remunerated in any of the following categories:
- Service to the university
- Service to the community
- Significant achievements in other areas that exemplify the ongoing contribution of the nominee
In order to be eligible for the award, an individual must meet the following requirements:
1) A nominee must have been employed by Memorial University as a faculty or staff member for a minimum of five years and must now be officially retired;
2) The nominators must include at least two members of MUNPA. Other supporters are also welcomed.
3) The official nomination form must be completed and submitted to the committee chair in person or online by the deadline date.
Candidates for the award shall be selected by a committee appointed by the MUNPA board of directors. The committee shall meet within two weeks of the deadline date for submission of nominations to review the nominations received and to make recommendations to the board regarding award recipient(s).
The nomination of the candidate must provide specific descriptive evidence of post-retirement service. The evidence will be assessed for its breadth (number and kind of organizations or groups, positions held, types of activities in which the candidate engaged, etc.), depth (amount of dedicated time, kinds of leadership offered, etc.) and significance (impact of candidate’s involvement and/or significance of results).
Those individuals who have been selected to receive the Tribute Award are honoured in the fall semester by a formal reception hosted by the Office of the President of Memorial University. The president of the university and the president of MUNPA present the honoree(s) with an award certificate and a non-monetary token of recognition.