Excellence in Service Award


The award recognizes outstanding achievements by graduate students who have made significant and sustained contributions to the Department of Biology and the broader graduate student community. The award is designed to honor those exceptional individuals who have gone above and beyond their academic and research responsibilities to improve the student experience, inspire others and promote a collaborative and supportive work and learning environment.

Eligibility: Graduate students enrolled in a thesis-based research stream program (e.g. CSB and EEB MSc and PhD students) who are UTM affiliated and are supervised by a Biology faculty member.

Value: $100

Duration: Annual award

Nomination Process:

Nominations will be accepted from Biology Faculty, Staff, Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students. The nominations are to be submitted using this form (link) along with a short letter of support (maximum 250 words).


Self-nominations are not accepted.


Gift card. The winner will be announced at a departmental social event.