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TRO Adrienne Gilbert Student Award of Excellence 

This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of students within and outside of their academic programs. In celebrating the academic and extra-curricular accomplishments of students, we highlight the vast array of experiences and knowledge that these future professionals bring to our field.

2017 Award Winner:

Megan Duquette, Niagara College

Adrienne Gilbert, Megan Duquette, Sue Verrilli

Adrienne Gilbert, Megan Duquette, Sue Verrilli

History:

Therapeutic Recreation Ontario renamed the "TRO Student Award of Excellence" the "Adrienne Gilbert Student Award of Excellence" in 2010 when Adrienne Gilbert retired as a way of acknowledging the significant contributions that she made for so many years in the education of TR students.

Adrienne Gilbert made significant contributions to the field of Therapeutic Recreation not only as a well-respected faculty member in the Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation Program at University of Waterloo, but also through her countless hours volunteering in various positions on the TRO Board of Directors.

Value:

  • Now $200.00 TRO Store Coupon
  • Professional Contribution points for initial Registration (R/TRO, R/TRO DIP) application (awarded=4, nominated=2)
  • Recognition at the next Annual TRO Conference Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Ceremony Dinner (includes 2 complimentary tickets)
  • TRO Certificate
  • TRO Award
  • Recognition to members in various TRO communications: TRO website, TRO Blog, e-TRO, social media etc.

Nomination Criteria:

Open to TRO Student members enrolled in full-time studies in Therapeutic Recreation at the undergraduate or Ontario College Graduate Certificate level. Past recipients of the Adrienne Gilbert Student Award of Excellence are ineligible to re-apply for the award.

  • Nominators: please provide us with the student's name and contact information. You as the nominator do not have to complete the criteria below. Please send student's name, student's email and name of award to the Communications Coordinator at: communications@trontario.org
  • Nominees: You are required to complete the nomination package including 2 letters of reference and answer the questions below.

Application Requirements:

  • Complete and submit the application form (below)
  • 2 letters of reference on official letterhead to be emailed from the source directly to: communications@trontario.org by nomination deadline.

Reference Letter Guidelines:

The purpose of the TRO Adrienne Gilbert Student Award of Excellence is to recognize the outstanding contributions of students within and outside of their academic programs. As part of the application process, students are asked to solicit two letters of reference.  The following guidelines have been designed to assist you in writing your letter. Please address the following points in the reference letter:

One letter from an Academic Instructor One letter from a TR Professional
Overall leadership abilities of the student
Personal Character (e.g., integrity, interpersonal skills, initiative, critical thinking ability)
Level of interest and knowledge in therapeutic recreation
Accomplishments (please include any relevant examples of initiatives, self directed learning, etc.)
Academic achievements
Professionalism (e.g., professional conduct, ability to relate with clients, staff and volunteers)

Selection Criteria:

  • All identifying information will be removed prior to selection committee review

The Awards Sub-Committee consists of a minimum of 3 volunteers including: at least one representative from the Membership and Professional Services Committee and up to six TRO members (the TRO Communications Coordinator is an ex-officio member). It is responsible for reviewing TRO award nominations and will forward recommendations to the Membership and Professional Services Committee for approval by the TRO board of directors.

Requirements of Award Recipient:

The successful award recipient will be required to submit an article on their experience as award winner to the TRO Blog.

Questions:

Please contact the Communications Coordinator at: communications@trontario.org

 

Thank you for your involvement in the award application process!