This award was established in 1979 by President Emeritus H. Ian Macdonald. The award namesake, Ronald Kent, had a unique personal commitment to the University showcased through years of dedicated service. His sincerity and enthusiasm were infectious, and easily spread across other departments. He was considered a true ambassador for York University. A dedicated member of President's Macdonald's staff, Ronald Kent passed away suddenly on campus in the late 1970's.
The award consists of a silver medal designed by Birks and a framed certificate. The winner's name will also be engraved on an annual plaque and displayed in the winner's home department for one year.
Nomination Package Checklist
Please feel free to download this checklist to help you compile the nomination file and to ensure you have met all of the requirements before completing the online nomination form. NOTE: This checklist does not need to be uploaded on the nomination form, and is for your reference only.
- Does your nominee:
- Promote and strengthens collegiality at York University?
- Consistently go above and beyond what is required of them in their position?
- Promote the values (excellence, progressive, sustainability, inclusivity, diversity, social justice and equity) and goals of York University?
If yes, then the Ronald Kent Medal is the award you're looking for!