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Billing Code: 3510-13 - Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 143 / Tuesday, July 27, 2010

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Request for nominations for members to serve on National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal Advisory Committees

AGENCY:  National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce

ACTION: Notice.

1. SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to its nine existing Federal Advisory Committees:  Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board, Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award,  Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board, National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee, Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction, NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee, and Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology.  NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Committees, in addition to nominations already received.  Registered Federal lobbyists may not serve on the NIST Committees.

DATES:  Nominations for all committees will be accepted on an ongoing basis and will be considered as and when vacancies arise.

ADDRESSES:  See below.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Technology Innovation Program (TIP) Advisory Board

ADDRESSES:  Please submit nominations to Dr. Lorel Wisniewski, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4700, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4700.  Nominations may also be submitted via FAX to 301-869-1150. Additional information regarding the Board, including its charter may be found on its electronic home page at:  http://www.nist.gov/tip.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Dr. Lorel Wisniewski, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4700, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4700; telephone 301-975-2162, fax 301-869-1150; or via email at [email protected] 

COMMITTEE INFORMATION:  The Board will consist of ten members appointed by the Director of NIST, at least seven of whom shall be from United States industry, chosen to reflect the wide diversity of technical disciplines and industrial sectors represented in TIP projects.  No member will be an employee of the Federal Government.

The Board will function solely as an advisory body, in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. 

Authority:  15 U.S.C 278n(k), as amended by the America COMPETES Act (Pub. L. 110-69), Federal Advisory Committee Act: 5 U.S.C. App. 2

Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

ADDRESSES:  Please submit nominations to Harry Hertz, Director, Baldrige National Quality Program, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1020.  Nominations may also be submitted via FAX to 301-975-4967.  Additional information regarding the Committee, including its charter, current membership list, and executive summary may be found on its electronic home page.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Harry Hertz, Director, Baldrige National Quality Program and Designated Federal Officer, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1020; telephone 301-975-2361; FAX 301-948-4967; or via email at [email protected]

COMMITTEE INFORMATION:

The Board was established in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(2)(B), pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2).

Objectives and Duties

1. The Board shall review the work of the private sector contractor(s), which assists the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in administering the Award.  The Board will make such suggestions for the improvement of the Award process as it deems necessary.

2. The Board shall provide a written annual report on the results of Award activities to the Director of NIST, along with its recommendations for the improvement of the Award process.

The Board will function solely as an advisory committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

4. The Board will report to the Director of NIST.

Membership

1. The Board will consist of approximately eleven members selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance, and for their preeminence in the field of organizational performance management.  There will be a balanced representation from U.S. service, manufacturing, education, health care industries, and the nonprofit sector. 

2. The Board will be appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and will serve at the discretion of the Secretary.  The term of office of each Board member shall be three years.  All terms will commence on March1 and end of February 28 of the appropriate year.

Miscellaneous

1. Members of the Board shall serve without compensation, but may, upon request, be reimbursed travel expenses, including per diem, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.

2. The Board will meet twice annually, except that additional meetings may be called as deemed necessary by the NIST Director or by the Chairperson.   Meetings are usually one day in duration.

Board meetings are open to the public.  Board members do not have access to classified or proprietary information in connection with their Board duties.

NOMINATION INFORMATION:

1. Nominations are sought from the private and public sector as described above.

2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service and shall be familiar with the quality improvement operations of manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, education, health care, and nonprofits.  The category (field of eminence) for which the candidate is qualified should be specified in the nomination letter.  Nominations for a particular category should come from organizations or individuals within that category.  A summary of the candidate's qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on Federal advisory boards and Federal employment.  In addition, each nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the Board, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the Board.  Besides participation at meetings, it is desired that members be able to devote the equivalent of seven days between meetings to either developing or researching topics of potential interest, and so forth, in furtherance of their Board duties.

The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Board membership.

Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

ADDRESSES:  Please submit nominations to Harry Hertz, Director, Baldrige National Quality Program, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1020.  Nominations may also be submitted via FAX to 301-975-4967.  Additional information regarding the Committee, including its charter, current membership list, and executive summary may be found on its electronic home page at: http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Harry Hertz, Director, Baldrige National Quality Program and Designated Federal Official, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1020; telephone 301-975-2361; FAX 301-975-4967; or via email at [email protected]

COMMITTEE INFORMATION:

The Judges Panel was established in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(1) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2).

Objectives and Duties

1. The Judges Panel will ensure the integrity of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award selection process by reviewing the results of examiners' scoring of written applications, and then voting on which applicants merit site visits by examiners to verify the accuracy of claims made by applicants.

2. The Judges Panel will ensure that individuals on site visit teams for the Award finalists have no conflict of interest with respect to the finalists.  The Panel will also review recommendations from site visits and recommend Award recipients.

The Judges Panel will function solely as an advisory body, and will comply with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

4. The Panel will report to the Director of NIST.

Membership

1. The Judges Panel is composed of at least nine, and not more than twelve, members selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance.  There will be a balanced representation from U.S. service and manufacturing industries, education, health care, and nonprofits and will include members familiar with performance improvement in their area of business. 

2. The Judges Panel will be appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and will serve at the discretion of the Secretary.  The term of office of each Panel member shall be three years.  All terms will commence on March 1 and end on February 28 of the appropriate year.

Miscellaneous

1. Members of the Judges Panel shall serve without compensation, but may, upon request, be reimbursed travel expenses, including per diem, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.

2. The Judges Panel will meet three times per year.  Additional meetings may be called as deemed necessary by the NIST Director or by the Chairperson.  Meetings are usually one to four days in duration.  In addition, each Judge must attend an annual three-day Examiner training course.

Committee meetings are closed to the public pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C.  App. 2, as amended by Section 5(c) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94-409, and in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, United States Code.  Since the members of the Judges Panel examine records and discuss Award applicant data, the meetings are likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person that may be privileged or confidential.

NOMINATION INFORMATION:

1. Nominations are sought from all U.S. service and manufacturing industries, education, health care, and nonprofits as described above.

2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service and shall be familiar with the performance improvement operations of manufacturing companies, service companies, small businesses, education, health care, and nonprofit organizations.  The category (field of eminence) for which the candidate is qualified should be specified in the nomination letter.  Nominations for a particular category should come from organizations or individuals within that category.  A summary of the candidate's qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on federal advisory boards and federal employment.  In addition, each nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the nomination, acknowledge the responsibilities of serving on the Judges Panel, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the Judges Panel.  Besides participation at meetings, it is desired that members be either developing or researching topics of potential interest, reading Baldrige applications, and so forth, in furtherance of their  Committee duties.

The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Judges Panel membership.

Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB)

ADDRESSES:  Please submit nominations to Pauline Bowen, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8930, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8930.  Nominations may also be submitted via fax to 301-975-4007, Attn: ISPAB Nominations.  Additional information regarding the Board, including its charter and current membership list, may be found on its electronic home page.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pauline Bowen, ISPAB Designated Federal Official, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8930, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8930; telephone 301-975-2938; fax: 301-975-8670; or via email at [email protected]

COMMITTEE INFORMATION:

The ISPAB was originally chartered as the Computer System Security and Privacy Advisory Board (CSSPAB) by the Department of Commerce pursuant to the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100-235).  As a result of the E-Government Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-347), Title III, the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, Section 21 of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act (15 U.S.C. 278g-4) the Board's charter was amended.  This amendment included the name change of the Board.

Objectives and Duties

The objectives and duties of the ISPAB are:

1.  To identify emerging managerial, technical, administrative, and physical safeguard issues relative to information security and privacy.

2.  To advise the NIST, the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget on information security and privacy issues pertaining to Federal Government information systems, including thorough review of proposed standards and guidelines developed by NIST.

3.  To annually report its findings to the Secretary of Commerce, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Director of the National Security Agency, and the appropriate committees of the Congress.

4.  To function solely as an advisory body, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

Membership

The ISPAB is comprised of twelve members, in addition to the Chairperson.  The membership of the Board includes:

1. Four members from outside the Federal Government eminent in the information technology industry, at least one of whom is representative of small or medium sized companies in such industries.

2. Four members from outside the Federal Government who are eminent in the field of information technology, or related disciplines, but who are not employed by or representative of a producer of information technology equipment; and

Four members from the Federal Government who have information system management experience, including experience in information security and privacy; at least one of these members shall be from the National Security Agency.

Miscellaneous

Members of the ISPAB who are not full-time employees of the Federal government are not paid for their service, but will, upon request, be allowed travel expenses in accordance with Subchapter I of Chapter 57 of Title 5, United States Code, while otherwise performing duties at the request of the Board Chairperson, while away from their homes or a regular place of business.

Meetings of the Board are usually two to three days in duration and are usually held quarterly.  The meetings primarily take place in the Washington, DC metropolitan area but may be held at such locations and at such time and place as determined by the majority of the Board.

Board meetings are open to the public and members of the press usually attend.  Members do not have access to classified or proprietary information in connection with their Board duties.

NOMINATION INFORMATION:

Nominations are being accepted in all three categories described above.

Nominees should have specific experience related to information security or electronic privacy issues, particularly as they pertain to Federal information technology.  Letters of nomination should include the category of membership for which the candidate is applying and a summary of the candidate's qualifications for that specific category.  Also include (where applicable) current or former service on Federal advisory boards and any Federal employment.  Each nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the ISPAB, and that they will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the ISPAB.

Besides participation at meetings, it is desired that members be able to devote a minimum of two days between meetings to developing draft issue papers, researching topics of potential interest, and so forth in furtherance of their Board duties.

Selection of ISPAB members will not be limited to individuals who are nominated.  Nominations that are received and meet the requirements will be kept on file to be reviewed as Board vacancies occur.

Nominees must be U.S. citizens.

The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse ISPAB membership.

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board

ADDRESSES:  Please submit nominations to Ms. Karen Lellock, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4800. Nominations may also be submitted via Fax to 301-963-6556.  Additional information regarding the Board, including its charter may be found on its electronic home page at: http://www.mep.nist.gov/about-mep/mep-advisory-board.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Ms. Karen Lellock, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 4800, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4800;  telephone 301-975-4269, fax 301-963-6556; or via e-mail at [email protected]

COMMITTEE INFORMATION:

The MEP Advisory Board was established in accordance with the requirements of Section 3003(d) of the America COMPETES Act (P.L. 110-69) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2.

Objectives and Duties:

1. The Board will provide advice on MEP programs, plans, and policies.

2. The Board will assess the soundness of MEP plans and strategies.

3. The Board will assess current performance against MEP program plans.

4. The Board will function solely in an advisory capacity, and in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

5.  The Board shall submit an annual report through the NIST Director to the Secretary for transmittal to Congress within 30 days after the submission to Congress of the President's annual budget request each year.  The report will address the status of the MEP and comment on programmatic planning and updates.

Membership:

1.  The MEP Board is composed of 10 members, broadly representative of stakeholders. At least 2 members shall be employed by or on an advisory board for the Centers, and at least 5 other members shall be from U.S. small businesses in the manufacturing sector.  No member shall be an employee of the Federal Government. 

2.  The Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) shall appoint the members of the Board.  Members shall be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance.  Members serve at the discretion of the NIST Director. 

3.  Committee members from the manufacturing industry and those representing specific stakeholder groups shall serve in a representative capacity.  Committee members from the academic community shall serve as experts and will be considered Special Government Employees (SGEs) and will be subject to all ethical standards and rules applicable to SGEs.

4.  The term of office of each member of the Board shall be three years, except that vacancy appointments shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term of the vacancy.

Miscellaneous

1. Members of the Board will not be compensated for their services but will, upon request, be allowed travel and per diem expenses as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq., while attending meetings of the Board or subcommittees thereof, or while otherwise performing duties at the request of the Chair, while away from their homes or regular places of business.

2. The Board will meet at least two times a year.  Additional meetings may be called by the NIST Director.

3. Committee meetings are open to the public.

NOMINATION INFORMATION:

Nominations are being accepted in all categories described above. 

Nominees should have specific experience related to industrial extension services.  Letters of nomination should include the category of membership for which the candidate is applying and a summary of the candidate's qualifications for that specific category.  Each nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the nomination and acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the MEP Advisory Board. 

Selection of MEP Advisory Board members will not be limited to individuals who are nominated.  Nominations that are received and meet the requirements will be kept on file to be reviewed as Board vacancies occur.

The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse MEP Advisory Board membership.

National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee

ADDRESSES:  Please submit nominations to Stephen Cauffman, National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8611, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8611.  Nominations may also be submitted via FAX to 301-869-6275.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Stephen Cauffman, National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8611, Gaithersburg, MD  20899-8611, telephone 301-975-6051, fax 301-869-6275; or via email at [email protected]

Committee Information:

The Committee was established in accordance with the National Construction Safety Team Act, Pub. L. 107-231 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2).

Objectives and Duties

1. The Committee shall advise the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on carrying out the National Construction Safety Team Act (Act), review and provide advice on the procedures developed under section 2(c)(1) of the Act, and review and provide advice on the reports issued under section 8 of the Act.

2. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

3. The Committee shall report to the Director of NIST.

4. The Committee shall provide a written annual report, through the Director of the NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) and the Director of NIST, to the Secretary of Commerce for submission to the Congress, to be due at a date to be agreed upon by the Committee and the Director of NIST.  Such report will provide an evaluation of National Construction Safety Team activities, along with recommendations to improve the operation and effectiveness of National Construction Safety Teams, and an assessment of the implementation of the recommendations of the National Construction Safety Teams and of the Committee.  In addition, the Committee may provide reports at strategic stages of an investigation, at its discretion or at the request of the Director of NIST, through the Director of the BFRL and the Director of NIST, to the Secretary of Commerce. 

Membership

1.  The Committee will be composed of not fewer than five nor more than ten members that reflect a wide balance of the diversity of technical disciplines and competencies involved in the National Construction Safety Teams investigations.  Members shall be selected on the basis of established records of distinguished service in their professional community and their knowledge of issues affecting the National Construction Safety Teams.

2. The Director of the NIST shall appoint the members of the Committee, and they will be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance.

Miscellaneous

1. Members of the Committee will not be paid for their services, but will, upon request, be allowed travel and per diem expenses in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq., while attending meetings of the Committee or of its subcommittees, or while otherwise performing duties at the request of the chairperson, while away from their homes or a regular place of business.

2. The Committee will meet at least once per year at the call of the Chair.  Additional meetings may be called whenever one-third or more of the members so request it in writing or whenever the Chair or the Director of NIST requests a meeting.

NOMINATION INFORMATION:

1. Nominations are sought from all fields involved in issues affecting National Construction Safety Teams.

2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service.  The field of expertise that the candidate represents he/she is qualified should be specified in the nomination letter.  Nominations for a particular field should come from organizations or individuals within that field.  A summary of the candidate's qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on federal advisory boards and federal employment.  In addition, each nomination letter should state that the candidate agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the Committee, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the Committee. 

3.  The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Committee membership.

Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR)

ADDRESSES:  Please submit nominations to Tina Faecke, Administrative Officer, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8630, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8630.  Nominations may also be submitted via FAX to 301-975-5433 or email at [email protected] Additional information regarding the Committee, including its charter and executive summary may be found on its electronic home page at: http://www.nehrp.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Dr. Jack Hayes, Director, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8604, Gaithersburg, MD  20899-8604, telephone 301-975-5640, fax 301-975-4032; or via email at [email protected]

COMMITTEE INFORMATION:

The Committee was established on June 27, 2006in accordance with the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act, Pub. L. 108-360 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2).

Objectives and Duties

1.   The Committee will assess trends and developments in the science and engineering of earthquake hazards reduction, effectiveness of the Program in carrying out the activities under section 103(a)(2) of the Act, the need to revise the Program, the management, coordination, implementation, and activities of the Program.

2. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

3. The Committee shall report to the Director of NIST.

4.   Not later than one year after the first meeting of the Committee, and at least once every two years thereafter, the Committee shall report to the Director of NIST, on its findings of the assessments and its recommendations for ways to improve the Program.  In developing recommendations, the Committee shall consider the recommendations of the United States Geological Survey Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee.

Membership

1. The Committee will consist of not fewer than 11 nor more than 17 members, who reflect a wide diversity of technical disciplines, competencies, and communities involved in earthquake hazards reduction.  Members shall be selected on the basis of established records of distinguished service in their professional community and their knowledge of issues affecting the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program.

2. The Director of NIST shall appoint the members of the Committee, and they will be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance.

The term of office of each member of the Committee shall be three years, except that vacancy appointments shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term of the vacancy and that the initial members shall have staggered terms such that the committee will have approximately 1/3 new or reappointed members each year.

4.  No committee member may be an "employee" as defined in subparagraphs (A) through (F) of section 7342(a)(1) of Title 5 of the United States Code.

Miscellaneous

1. Members of the Committee will not be compensated for their services, but will, upon request, be allowed travel and per diem expenses in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq., while attending meetings of the Committee or of its subcommittees, or while otherwise performing duties at the request of the chairperson, while away from their homes or a regular place of business.

2. Members of the Committee shall serve as Special Government Employees and are required to file an annual Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.

The Committee shall meet at least once per year.  Additional meetings may be called whenever the Director of NIST requests a meeting.

4.  Committee meetings are open to the public.

NOMINATION INFORMATION:

1. Nominations are sought from industry and other communities having an interest in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, such as, but not limited to, research and academic institutions, industry standards development organizations, state and local government bodies, and financial communities, who are qualified to provide advice on earthquake hazards reduction and represent all related scientific, architectural, and engineering disciplines.

2.   Nominees should have established records of distinguished service.  The field of expertise that the candidate represents should be specified in the nomination letter.  Nominations for a particular field should come from organizations or individuals within that field.  A summary of the candidate's qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on federal advisory boards and federal employment.  In addition, each nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the Committee, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the Committee. 

The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Committee membership.

NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee

ADDRESSES:  Please submit nominations to Dr. George W. Arnold, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8100, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8100.  Nominations may also be submitted via email to [email protected]

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Dr. George W. Arnold, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8100, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8100; telephone 301-975-2232, fax 301-975-4091; or via email at [email protected] 

COMMITTEE INFORMATION: 

The Committee was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.).

Objectives and Duties

1.  The Committee shall advise the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on carrying out duties authorized by section 1305 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-140).

2.  The Committee functions solely as an advisory body in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

3.  The Committee shall report to the Director of NIST.

4.  The Committee shall provide input to NIST on the Smart Grid Standards, Priority, and Gaps.  The Committee shall provide input on the overall direction, status and health of the Smart Grid implementation by the Smart Grid industry, including identification of issues and needs.  In put to NIST will be used to help guide the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel activities and also assist NIST in directing research and standards activities.

5.  Upon request of the Director of NIST, the Committee will prepare reports on issues affecting Smart Grid activities.

Membership

1.  The Committee will be composed of not fewer than nine nor more than fifteen members that reflect the wide diversity of technical disciplines and competencies involved in the Smart Grid deployment and operations and will come from a cross section of organizations.  Members shall be selected on the basis of established records of distinguished service in their professional community and their knowledge of issues affecting Smart Grid deployment.

2.   The Director of NIST shall appoint the members of the Committee, and they will be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance.

Miscellaneous

1.   Members of the Committee will not be paid for their services but will, upon request, be allowed travel and per diem expenses in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq. while attending meetings of the Committee or of its subcommittees, or while otherwise performing duties at the request of the chairperson, while away from their homes or a regular place of business.

2.   The Committee will meet at least twice per year.  Additional meetings may be called whenever one-third or more of the members so request in writing or whenever the Director of NIST requests a meeting.

NOMINATION INFORMATION

1.   Nominations are sought from all fields involved in issues affecting the Smart Grid.

2.   Nominees should have established records of distinguished service.  The field of expertise that the candidate represents should be specified in the nomination letter.  Nominations for a particular field should come from organizations or individuals within that field.  A summary of the candidate's qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on federal advisory boards and federal employment.  In addition, each nomination letter should state that the person agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the Committee, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the Committee.  The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse Committee membership.

Authority:  Federal Advisory Committee Act: 5 U.S.C. App. 

Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT)

ADDRESSES:  Please submit nominations to Gail Ehrlich, Executive Director, Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1060, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1060.  Nominations may also be submitted via FAX to 301-216-0529 or via email at [email protected]  Additional information regarding the Committee, including its charter, current membership list, and executive summary may be found on its electronic homepage at:  http://www.nist.gov/director/vcat/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Gail Ehrlich, Executive Director,Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1060, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1060, telephone 301-975-2149, fax 301-216-0529; or via email at [email protected]

COMMITTEE INFORMATION: 

The VCAT was established in accordance with 15 U.S.C. 278 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.).

Objectives and Duties

1. The Committee shall review and make recommendations regarding general policy for NIST, its organization, its budget, and its programs, within the framework of applicable national policies as set forth by the President and the Congress.

2. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

The Committee shall report to the Director of NIST.

4. The Committee shall provide an annual report, through the Director of NIST, to the Secretary of Commerce for submission to the Congress not later than 30 days after the submittal to Congress of the President's annual budget request in each year.  Such report shall deal essentially, though not necessarily exclusively, with policy issues or matters which affect the Institute, or with which the Committee in its official role as the private sector policy advisor of the Institute is concerned.  Each such report shall identify areas of program emphasis for the Institute of potential importance to the long-term competitiveness of the United States industry. Such report also shall comment on the programmatic planning document and updates thereto submitted to Congress by the Director under subsections (c) and (d) of section 23 of the NIST Act (15 U.S.C. 278i).  The Committee shall submit to the Secretary and Congress such additional reports on specific policy matters as it deems appropriate.

Membership

1. The Committee is composed of fifteen members that provide representation of a cross-section of traditional and emerging United States industries.  Members shall be selected solely on the basis of established records of distinguished service and shall be eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.  No employee of the Federal Government shall serve as a member of the Committee.

2. The Director of the NIST shall appoint the members of the Committee, and they will be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance.

The term of the office of each member of the Committee shall be three years, except that vacancy appointments shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term of the vacancy.

Miscellaneous

1. Members of the VCAT will not be compensated for their services, but will, upon request, be allowed travel expenses in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq., while attending meetings of the Committee or of its subcommittees, or while otherwise performing duties at the request of the chairperson, while away from their homes or a regular place of business.

2. Members of the Committee shall serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs) and will be subject to the ethics standards applicable to SGEs. As SGEs, the members are required to file an annual Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report. 

Meetings of the VCAT take place at the NIST headquarters in

Gaithersburg, Maryland, and may be held periodically at the NIST site in Boulder, Colorado.  Meetings are usually two days in duration and are held at least twice each year.

4. Generally, Committee meetings are open to the public.

NOMINATION INFORMATION:

1. Nominations are sought from all fields described above.

2. Nominees should have established records of distinguished service and shall be eminent in fields such as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment and international relations.  The category (field of eminence) for which the candidate is qualified should be specified in the nomination letter.  Nominations for a particular category should come from organizations or individuals within that category.  A summary of the candidate's qualifications should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on federal advisory boards and federal employment.  In addition, each nomination letter should state that the candidate agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the VCAT, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the VCAT.  Besides participation in two-day meetings held at least twice each year, it is desired that members be able to devote the equivalent of two days between meetings to either developing or researching topics of potential interest, and so forth in furtherance of the Committee duties.

The Department of Commerce is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse VCAT membership.

Dated: July 21, 2010

Katharine B. Gebbie, Director
Physics Laboratory

Best request for award nomination ever. This week, I received this email from Kerri Carlson. It was one of the most hilarious, moving and accurate portrayals of .

Nominations or Request Application

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How to Write a Compelling Nomination

Who deserves an honour or an award?

Ontario’s medal and recognition programs celebrate the people who make our province a better place to live.

The programs acknowledge outstanding achievements in education, health care, business, science and medicine, community service, the arts, and many other fields. Three programs specifically honour first responders for superlative acts of courage and bravery. Volunteer award programs recognize the contributions of volunteers of all ages.

There are always fewer honours and awards than people who deserve them. Because receiving honours and awards are so rare, they are reserved for people:

  • who have achieved excellence in their field and/or made significant, observable changes or accomplishments;
  • whose work has benefited the people of Ontario or anywhere in the world in their field or activity.

If you think your nominee demonstrates these criteria and that their contribution stands out from other people’s, please consider nominating them for one of our medal and recognition programs.

How do I write a compelling nomination?

In order for your nomination to stand out against the many others we receive, you must explain and include evidence and clear examples of what makes your nominee so exceptional.

Don’t just say your nominee is outstanding – prove it!

It’s important to use specific and concrete examples to illustrate how your nominee meets each of the eligibility and award criteria. Provide examples of how your nominee has demonstrated outstanding character and is a deserving candidate for the honour or award.

Show how they have:

  • encouraged and exemplified the virtue of good citizenship;
  • touched or enriched the lives of others, particularly those who are vulnerable or less able to help themselves;
  • shown ongoing initiative, leadership and dedication;
  • devoted themselves to sustained and selfless voluntary service;
  • earned the respect of their peers and become a role model in their field;
  • demonstrated innovation or creativity in delivering lasting results.

A compelling nomination should also describe as vividly and precisely as possible the difference your nominee’s contribution has made and show why it has been important. Include details such as:

  • how were things before the achievement;
  • what knowledge your nominee had of the situation and what actions they choose to take;
  • the scale of the achievement and whether it is completed or ongoing;
  • the achievement’s sustainability and impact on the community or province and how it has enriched the lives of others;
  • what made this an outstanding achievement – indicate any extraordinary circumstances or challenges the nominee faced (include statistics or historical background if applicable);
  • what makes your nominee different from others doing the same thing?

Here is an actual citation that illustrates how a nominee has demonstrated outstanding character and meets many of the criteria mentioned above:

“He has made a measurable impact over the past 10 years as a passionate advocate for all those afflicted with cancer, especially Ontarians. His volunteer activities are as varied as his skills, and they include: working with new patients to help them understand and overcome the fear of their diagnoses; assisting new patients with understanding the administrative nuances of the medical system in Ontario; public speaking about the benefits of cancer research in Ontario; and simply acting like a friend to those who are most in need of one… He has also directly and personally raised more than $250,000 for cancer research as a participant in an annual cycling event. He has also frequently been asked to speak at presentations to the Toronto business community as well as to appear as the subject of a variety of media-related fundraising material – each of which has encouraged thousands and thousands of other financial contributions to cancer research in Ontario… His contribution to others becomes all the more impressive when you consider the many personal health challenges that he himself has endured over the years.”

It is achievements and effects of this kind and scale that deserve an honour or award and that will convince a selection panel to consider your nominee. For more examples of strong citations, visit the last section of this guide.

Give different perspectives - don’t tell the same story three times!

In addition to the description of the achievement, we also require testimonial letters from two individuals (other than the nominator) who support the nomination. These testimonial letters are an integral part of the nomination process, since they help to paint a complete picture of your nominee and what they have accomplished.

The testimonial letters should:

  • be written by individuals who know the nominee well enough to be able to talk about the impact of their achievement from first-hand experience;
  • be current and written specifically for the honour or award you are nominating for;
  • provide various examples from a range of views and perspectives.

The testimonial letters should not:

  • simply state that the authors support the nomination – they need to provide more information about the nominee and their achievement.

Here is an example of three actual citations written about the same nominee, each from a different perspective:

“I was quite impressed by her maturity and dedication at the tender age of eleven. She is now 17, still visits us on a regular basis and has [organized] numerous fundraising events for the CNIB on behalf of our daughter.” – Parent

“I have never, in 36 years of teaching, encountered a young person so prepared to immediately assume a leadership role when a need arises.” – Teacher

“She has truly inspired me to become more involved in the community, reach out to those who are not as privileged as ourselves, and share our talents with those around us in order to make a positive change in our community and our world. I am merely one of the many lives that she has influenced throughout her daily life.” – Fellow Student and Friend

Note: It is often perceived that a testimonial letter written by an influential or high-profile individual will automatically give it more weight; however this is not the case if the letter does not specifically address the nominee’s merits.

Keep it simple.

Remember that longer doesn’t necessarily mean better. When presenting your nominee, keep your explanations clear and to the point while ensuring there is enough information for the selection panel to make their decision.

How do I find the right words to present my nominee?

Strong nominations will often include persuasive nouns such as:

  • determination
  • drive
  • innovation
  • impact
  • visionary
  • pioneer
  • commitment
  • sustainability
  • creativity
  • mentor
  • teamwork
  • hidden hero
  • respect
  • recognition
  • selflessness
  • performance
  • leadership
  • role model

adjectives such as:

  • trusted
  • dedicated
  • persuasive
  • resourceful
  • persevering
  • unflustered
  • positive
  • generous
  • inspirational
  • passionate
  • enthusiastic
  • sympathetic
  • supportive
  • articulate
  • conscientious
  • incomparable
  • exemplary
  • fair
  • admired
  • vibrant
  • diligent

and phrases such as:

  • making a difference
  • succeeding against the odds
  • going over and above
  • mentor and role model
  • overcoming obstacles.

What shouldn’t I do?

Selection panels evaluate nominees’ merits based on the information provided to them. That is why only the strongest and most compelling nominations often result in an honour or an award.

There must be enough convincing information in the nomination package to make a good case. Therefore your nomination should not be:

  • an extended CV or resume;
  • a list of educational achievements or transcripts;
  • a list of appointments, awards or posts;
  • a job description showing what the person has been hired to do.

Because weaker nominations often list these things, a regular complaint from selection panels is that the nominee was “simply doing their job” or “nothing exceptional was demonstrated”.

Instead, you should describe what is outstanding about your nominee’s achievements and show memorably and persuasively how and where they have made a difference.

Ready to nominate?

We hope that you have found this guide useful. If you are now ready to nominate someone:

  • Visit ontario.ca/honoursandawards and click on the program you’re interested in.
  • Download the appropriate nomination form for that program.
  • Read the eligibility criteria and instructions carefully.
  • Prepare in advance and give yourself (and your testimonial letter writers) lots of time to complete the nomination package before the deadline.
  • Fill out the form and gather your testimonial letters as well as any additional materials, if applicable.
  • Submit your nomination package before the deadline. Instructions for submitting your nomination online or by post can be found on the website.
  • Remember that nominations are accepted all year, so if you miss the current deadline, eligible nominations will be considered in the following year.

Questions?

If you have any questions or require additional information, please visit our website or contact us:

Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
400 University Avenue, 4th Floor
Toronto ON M7A 2R9

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 416 314-7526
Toll-free: 1 877 832-8622
TTY: 416 327-2391

How to Write Nominations – Some Examples

Here are some disguised examples from persuasive citations:

“He organized the Student Activist Association to reach out to other newcomer students and his desire was to give an opportunity to newcomer students to experience community engagement in Canada to gain their self-esteem and confidence. I was impressed by his altruism in promoting social justice issues in a broader level and engage many newcomer students who are marginalized in the school. I consider this initiative as a tangible step where he created a framework and a forum for marginalized students to get involved and it has a lasting impact. This is very important since our school is home to a diverse student population.”

  • This nominee has taken the initiative to do something to help his community. He has identified a need and started something from scratch to make things better for others, and his work has had a lasting impact on his peers, his school and his community.

“Her roots run deep as a newcomer who fled Honduras after her husband’s disappearance, torture and murder. From this tumultuous beginning as a refugee in Canada, she has made a commitment to ease the transition for newcomers to Canada… Her 21-year tenure at the health centre has afforded much success in welcoming, supporting, advocating, and mentoring new arrivals to Canada. She spearheaded the Multicultural Health Department at the health centre, when there was no avenue for newcomers to access primary care. Her department provided cultural interpretation services and peer support to newcomers from several countries looking to settle in her area. Over the years, her work has contributed to the successful transition of thousands of families and individuals.”

  • This nominee has touched and enriched the lives of newcomers, who are particularly vulnerable when they first arrive in Canada. Her initiatives have demonstrated lasting results and impacted thousands of individuals in her community.

“Once she moved on to high school, her commitment to raising funds and awareness on behalf of CNIB continued through an organization she founded… In her junior year, she announced her ambitious intention of organizing an annual school gala…CNIB received a cheque for $2,000 as a result of this event, which is a tremendous contribution… She and two of her friends offered to volunteer their time at our one-week summer camp for [blind] children in 2009 and 2010, putting in over 70 hours each… I would estimate that she has completed approximately 600 hours [of voluntarism] over 6 years (including direct time spent and time she has spent organizing events to raise funds and awareness...”

  • This nominee clearly exemplifies the virtue of good citizenship and has gone over and above simply volunteering her time with a charitable organization. She has shown exemplary initiative and leadership skills by founding a group within her school to raise funds and awareness and organizing numerous fundraising activities and events. Her dedication and achievement has been impressive (with 600+ hours of service) and ongoing (for over 6 years).

“She set about fundraising for a children’s orphanage in South Africa, one of the worst-hit countries in the AIDS epidemic. In 2004, she visited and volunteered for a month at the orphanage. Disregarding the risk of infection for herself, she fed and comforted the babies and children with a human warmth that few of them would have otherwise experienced.”

  • This nominee is voluntarily helping others beyond her community and in doing so has helped and made life better for many who are vulnerable.

“She has subtly and effectively altered the face of Canadian literary culture over a period of 59 years. First, she was a potent force in fostering the study of Canadian literature in high school and university courses during the late 50s and early 60s, before it was regarded an acceptable field for serious study. Second, in 1975, she co-founded an academic journal which established Canadian criticism of Canadian children’s authors, helping this fledging field develop. Third, she has changed how we read early Canadian women writers – especially L.M. Montgomery, who is now seen, thanks to [the nominee’s] work, as a powerful international influence. Finally, she has served as a role model and mentor for several generations of Canadian women who aspired to professional careers. There is no question that she has made a huge difference in many aspects of what now constitutes Canadian “literary history”, as well as in broader aspects of Canadian culture. She has always been Ontario based, but her work ranged far beyond.”

  • This nominee has achieved excellence in her field of work and made significant, observable changes to the Canadian literary landscape. She has broken many barriers and touched and enriched the lives of many generations of Canadian writers by serving as a role model and mentor. The scope of her work has extended beyond the province and influenced writers and scholars at an international level.

“When she was in Grade 10 history class, she openly discussed her Metis heritage with her classmates. Because she is such a positive role model, this created a ripple effect among our Native Communities. Many parents chose to send their children to [our school] even though we are not their home school… Due to the increase of [our school’s] Native population, we have developed a strong bond with our Native Cultural Resource Centre… Her recent work with “Residential School Experience has enriched the Grade 10 Canadian History curriculum. She has actively researched documents and resources that would support the curriculum. She has graciously donates these to the school, leaving a legacy of information and support for future Native students.”

  • This nominee has inspired her entire community through her pride in her heritage. Her initiative to learn more about her culture and share these learnings with her peers and teachers has directly influenced the curriculum that is now being taught in her school and created strong ties with the local Native cultural resource centre. This nominee has left a lasting, sustainable legacy within her school, the Native community and the community at large.
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Students Coming to McGill, Nomination

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Applications for the Class of 2024 are Open

Each year, I have the privilege of nominating qualified Pennsylvania students to the United States Service Academies. This page contains detailed information about the nomination and application process. If, for some reason, the following information doesn't answer all of your questions please contact my Scranton office at (570) 941-0930 or contact my office by email at [email protected]

To begin the nomination process, you should first apply directly to the service academy you wish to attend (i.e. the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy). You should then apply for all of the nominations for which you may be eligible including, but not limited to, your elected representatives in Congress and the Vice President of the United States.

In order to be considered for a congressional nomination, you must complete the following by 5:00 p.m. on October 4, 2019:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Complete and attach an essay to your online application.
  3. Attach a recent photo to your online application.
  4. Download the “Signed Statement of Intent” form, complete, and attach to your online application.
  5. Attach to your online application an official transcript for all high schools, junior colleges, and colleges you have attended. (All high school transcripts must include final junior year grades. Note: Please see application for directions on how your school may directly submit your transcript to my office.)
  6. Attach to your online application official SAT I or ACT scores. If these scores are not on your official academic transcript, you may make arrangements to have them submitted directly to my Scranton Office no later than October 5, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. (Our SAT I Score Code is 5042. Our ACT Score Code is 7176.)
  7. Attach to your online application three letters of recommendations from individuals who know you well. One of these letters must be from a mathematics or science teacher; none can be from a family member. (Note: Please see application for directions on how your teacher(s) may directly submit your letter of recommendation to my office.)

All application materials must be attached to your online application by 5:00 p.m. on October 4, 2019.  Please do not mail your application materials to the office.  Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

You will be able to check the status of your application online here.

Interviews are scheduled for November 19, 20 and 21, 2019, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville. If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified by e-mail of the exact time and location. If you do not receive written notice of an interview, please contact my Scranton Office at (570) 941-0930.

The congressional nomination process is very competitive and one that our Service Academy Selection Panel and I take very seriously. Please understand that if you do not receive a nomination from my office it does not necessarily mean you do not meet academy standards. Rather, it likely reflects the high caliber of candidates who applied for a very limited number of nominations.

I commend you on your desire to serve our nation as an officer in the United States Armed Forces and wish you every success in your pursuit of an appointment to a service academy. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call my Scranton Office at (570) 941-0930 or contact my office by email at [email protected] Additionally, please review the attached FAQ.

Information about Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville

In order for your nomination to stand out against the many others we receive, you must explain and include . Email: [email protected]

Draft mail to call for nomination for Rewards and Recognition

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Downloading the form

You must have Adobe Reader downloaded in order to view and edit the form. You can download Adobe Reader for free from the Adobe website.

Right click on the link to the form and save it to your computer. Then open Adobe Reader and use Adobe Reader to open the form. Once open, you should be able to edit and save any changes that you make.

Nomination writing tips

Make sure to read the eligibility criteria for the honour or award carefully. You need to clearly explain and include evidence of why you think your nominee deserves to be recognized.

Show how they:

  • impact other individuals or their community
  • encourage and represent good citizenship
  • touch and enrich the lives of others
  • display ongoing initiative, leadership and dedication
  • devote themselves to volunteering
  • earn the respect of their peers and are role models in their field
  • are innovative and creative

Use specific and concrete examples to show how your nominee is outstanding and a deserving candidate for the honour or award.

You must show how and where they have made a difference.

Your nomination should not be:

  • an extended resume
  • a list of educational achievements or transcripts
  • a list of appointments, awards or posts
  • a job description showing what the person has been hired to do

See some examples of nominations.

Testimonial writing tips

Testimonials help to paint a complete picture of the nominee.

The testimonials should:

  • be written by people who can speak to the nominee’s achievement and/or contribution from first-hand experience
  • be current and for the specific honour or award
  • provide examples from different perspectives

They can be written by anybody, not just an influential or high-profile person.

Testimonials should not be a simple statement that the writer supports the nomination. They must include more information about the nominee’s achievement.

See some examples of testimonials.

Nomination examples

Here are some well-written excerpts of past nominations.

He organized the Student Activist Association to reach out to other newcomer students and his desire was to give an opportunity to newcomer students to experience community engagement in Canada to gain their self-esteem and confidence. I was impressed by his altruism in promoting social justice issues in a broader level and engage many newcomer students who are marginalized in the school. I consider this initiative as a tangible step where he created a framework and a forum for marginalized students to get involved and it has a lasting impact. This is very important since our school is home to a diverse student population.”

This nominee took the initiative to do something to help his community. He identified a need and started something from nothing, leaving a lasting impact on his peers, school and community.

Her roots run deep as a newcomer who fled Honduras after her husband’s disappearance, torture and murder. From this tumultuous beginning as a refugee in Canada, she has made a commitment to ease the transition for newcomers to Canada. Her 21-year tenure at the health centre has afforded much success in welcoming, supporting, advocating, and mentoring new arrivals to Canada. She spearheaded the Multicultural Health Department at the health centre, when there was no avenue for newcomers to access primary care. Her department provided cultural interpretation services and peer support to newcomers from several countries looking to settle in her area. Over the years, her work has contributed to the successful transition of thousands of families and individuals.”

This nominee touched and enriched the lives of newcomers. Her initiatives had lasting results and impacted thousands of people in her community.

She has subtly and effectively altered the face of Canadian literary culture over a period of 59 years. First, she was a potent force in fostering the study of Canadian literature in high school and university courses during the late 50s and early 60s, before it was regarded an acceptable field for serious study. Second, in 1975, she co-founded an academic journal which established Canadian criticism of Canadian children’s authors, helping this fledging field develop. Third, she has changed how we read early Canadian women writers – especially L.M. Montgomery, who is now seen, thanks to [the nominee’s] work, as a powerful international influence. Finally, she has served as a role model and mentor for several generations of Canadian women who aspired to professional careers. There is no question that she has made a huge difference in many aspects of what now constitutes Canadian “literary history”, as well as in broader aspects of Canadian culture. She has always been Ontario based, but her work ranged far beyond.”

This nominee has achieved excellence in her field of work and made noticeable changes to the Canadian literary landscape. She has broken barriers, became a role model and mentor, and enriched the lives of many generations of Canadian and international writers.

Testimonial examples

Here are some excerpts of past testimonials written about the same nominee.

I was quite impressed by her maturity and dedication at the tender age of eleven. She is now 17, still visits us on a regular basis and has [organized] numerous fundraising events for the CNIB on behalf of our daughter.” parent

I have never, in 36 years of teaching, encountered a young person so prepared to immediately assume a leadership role when a need arises.” teacher

She has truly inspired me to become more involved in the community, reach out to those who are not as privileged as ourselves, and share our talents with those around us in order to make a positive change in our community and our world. I am merely one of the many lives that she has influenced throughout her daily life.” fellow student and friend

Submit online

You can submit your nomination form for an honour or award online.

At this time, the Hilary M. Weston Scholarship, Champion of Diversity Award and David C. Onley Award must be submitted by mail only.

Before you submit, make sure you:

  • have filled out the nomination form correctly
  • include all necessary supporting documents in the form

Are you ready to submit?

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Submit by mail

You can submit your nomination form for an honour or award by mail.

You can fill the form out on your device and then print it, or you can print it and complete by hand.

Before you submit, make sure you:

  • have filled out the nomination form correctly
  • include all necessary supporting documents in the form
  • send all items together (submissions sent in parts will not be accepted)
  • submit your package with no staples, printed single-sided and on 8.5" x 11" paper (letter size)

Do not send originals of important or official documents.

Are you ready to submit?

Send your form and supporting documents to:

Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
400 University Avenue, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON
M7A 2R9

Apply to McGill Students should first be officially nominated by their home institution before submitting the online application to McGill University.

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