Upper Canada District School Board Logo

Nominations Open for
2016 Trustee Innovation Award

 View a fact sheet about the award at:

Trustee Innovation Award Facts


(Brockville) – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) wants to honour employees who are on the leading edge of innovation in our classrooms and workplaces.

The Board of Trustees is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 Trustee Innovation Award, said Trustee Caroll Carkner on Thursday. The award was created three years ago to recognize creativity and innovation among board staff.

“We want to honour employees who find new, untraveled pathways to success,” explained Carkner of the award. “By recognizing these innovative employees, we are hoping their ideas will catch fire with others so the system gets better.”

All employees are encouraged to submit nominations.

The winners will be selected by the trustees. In previous years, UCDSB staff members have been honoured for a variety of achievements including: creating an innovative student design room that inspires creativity; helping students create a cell phone app that allows users to research the lives of Canadian servicemen who died on D-Day; creating new classroom environments with innovations such as standing desks, and finding new ways to integrate students with special needs into school life.

There are two key criteria for the award:

1) The nominee must have demonstrated creativity and innovation in establishing a technique, tool or other resource to directly or indirectly increase student or peer achievement.

2) In this innovation, the nominee must have worked above or beyond their job expectations.

All employees of the board, students and members of parent councils are eligible to submit nominations. The deadline is April 30, 2016.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony during a Board of Trustees meeting in September.

Posted February 11, 2016

  d9f94b75-9355-4661-ab13-ecf8ef16e403  No targeting

Contact Information
1st Vice Chair Caroll Carkner
Brockville Board Office
Phone: (613) 222-7332
Email: caroll.carkner@ucdsb.on.ca