Recognition for Student Committee Work

Professional Development Support for Student Volunteer Work on Committees

The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy would like to thank its students for volunteering their time to our committees and our student-led committees (Departmental Student Council, Graduate Physics Society, and/or GEMINI-P). After piloting a student appreciation project in the 2021-2022 academic year, we’ve decided to extend the project into the 2022-2023 academic year.

This program has been expanded to Departmental students who volunteer at 3 or more observatory open houses for the 2022-2023 Academic year.

The Department is offering $200 per individual per academic year towards professional development opportunities to recognize the efforts of our students and decrease the burden of obtaining additional professional development. Professional development opportunities are broadly defined and can include conferences, learning materials and events, etc. These opportunities are for the individual’s professional growth and do not need to be related to their volunteer work. More funding may be available and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Department Manager.

All requests for the 2022-2023 academic year must be made before April 10, 2023, and all claims will be paid out before May 30, 2023. Extensions due to event dates are possible upon request.

Following the pre-approval form, the student will be responsible for submitting original receipt(s) and providing a full mailing address for the completion of an expense reimbursement form. Expenses incurred from September 1, 2022, onwards are eligible.

Any questions regarding this program can be directed to Julie McDonald, any technical difficulties will be handled by Jennifer Low.

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