MRFA Teaching Excellence Awards may be presented yearly to two MRFA faculty members, one full time and one Contract member, who have demonstrated sustained commitment to the development of teaching and learning at MRU.
The MRFA may present a Distinguished Service Award (DSA) to a Regular Member or Member Emeritus/Emerita of the Association who has made exemplary contributions to the work of the Association, such that the pursuit of the Association’s objectives has been significantly advanced, or such that its governance or operations have been significantly enhanced.
Nominations for the DSA shall be reviewed by the MRFA Executive Board in the Spring of each academic year. The nomination must clearly and explicitly state how the nominee meets the award criteria.
The DSA shall be awarded at the direction of the MRFA Executive Board in the Spring of each academic year. More than one award may be given each academic year, or no award may be given, as per the decision of the MRFA Executive Board.
In considering potential recipients, the Executive Board shall consider members’ long term, exemplary and diverse contributions to the MRFA. Award recipients’ efforts shall have significantly advanced the pursuit of the Associations objectives or enhanced its governance or operations. A member may not be given a DSA award more than once.
The award(s) shall be presented at the MRFA AGM (or at any other event deemed appropriate by the Executive Board). It shall consist of a framed certificate, a plaque in the Faculty Centre, and a monetary award of $1,000.
While not limiting the Executive Board’s discretion to nominate other members for the CAUT Distinguished Service Award, Members who receive the MRFA DSA shall automatically be nominated for the CAUT Award.
The MRFA Grants Committee annually allocates six $1,000 scholarships to students across the university based on academic achievement and MRU community involvement.