Nominations Open for

2017 UCDSB Trustee Innovation Award

Learn More About the Award at:
The 2017 Trustee Innovation Award Web Page

(Brockville) – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) wishes to honour employees whose “out of the box” thinking is improving our schools and workplaces.

The Board of Trustees is accepting nominations for the 2017 Trustee Innovation Award, said Trustee Caroll Carkner on Thursday. The award was created four years ago to recognize creativity and innovation among board staff.

“We want to honour those employees who are thinking outside the box, those constantly striving for ways to do better for our students,” explained Carkner of the award. “By recognizing these innovative employees, we’re hoping their ideas will spread, as well as their professional outlook, so our schools and our system get better.”

All employees of the board, students and members of parent councils are eligible to submit nominations. One award will be given in each of the following categories: support staff; teachers; facilities/school and system; administration and managers; and team/group.

In previous years, UCDSB staff members have been recognized for a variety of achievements including: helping students create a cell phone app that allows users to research the lives of Canadian servicemen who died on D-Day; creating a physics and chemistry “playground” through science experiments that engage students; running an innovative breakfast program, and creating a beautiful mural that helps calm students in distress.

There are two key criteria for the award. The nominee must have:

1) Demonstrated creativity and innovation in establishing a technique, tool or other resource to directly or indirectly increase student or peer achievement; and

2) Exceeded their job expectations.

The deadline to submit nominations is May 30, 2017. The awards will be presented at a ceremony during the second Board of Trustees meeting in September 2017.

Posted December 1, 2016 

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