The Paul Paré Excellence Awards recognize outstanding contributions to research, scholarship or creative performance, with the expectation that performance in other areas of responsibility is also satisfactory. Full-time, tenured faculty members are eligible for nomination. The Excellence Awards are intended to recognize significant achievements, not an accumulated record of accomplishments. Candidates’ contributions over the previous three-year period shall be the basis for the selection process. Nominees must not have held a Paul Paré Excellence Award within the last three years.

Each year, up to five Paul Paré Excellence Awards may be awarded, each with a value of $4,000 to be used to support the recipient’s research and professional activities.

A nomination package must consist of:

  • a confirmation of nomination stating that the nomination has been accepted
  • a letter of nomination
  • one additional letter of support; self-nominations are permitted, and in such circumstances, at least two letters of support are required
  • the nominee’s current CV and a statement of no more than two pages on their most significant research/scholarship/creative achievements in the previous three-year period

Adjudication panel
The provost will chair the adjudication of nominations for the Paul Paré Awards. Membership of the adjudication panel will include one academic dean, one Paré winner from the previous year, normally the medal winner, one member of the research and creative activities committee, and one member of the teaching and learning committee.