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UWOFA accepting nominations for Tom Murphy Memorial Award

January 4th, 2022


UWOFA is accepting nominations for the Tom Murphy Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to UWOFA.

This award was established in honour of the late Tom Murphy. Tom was a long-standing contract faculty member in the Department of Sociology who was involved in UWOFA since certification in 1998, serving as a director for four terms, as a member of the executive committee, and as a member of the Policy and Governance Committee. Tom also served UWOFA in other ways, notably as UWOFA’s representative on the Parking Appeals Committee. Perhaps most importantly, Tom was a long-standing member and co-chair of the Committee for Contract Faculty. Tom died on July 18, 2015. This award was established by UWOFA as a lasting tribute to his accomplishments and dedication to UWOFA.All contract faculty members of UWOFA are eligible for this award. Contract faculty includes full-time members with a limited-term appointment, and part-time members with a limited-duties appointment, standing appointment or preferred status.All members of UWOFA are eligible to nominate contract faculty members for this award. Members must use this form for their nominations.Recipients will be selected by the executive committee based on outstanding contributions to UWOFA either through a single project or activity or the accumulation of efforts over a longer period of time. Recipients may choose to receive the award of $1,000 in the form of a cash or a fund that can be used to advance the academic career of the recipient by supporting research, travel, equipment or professional development.The deadline for nominations has been extended to March 4, 2022. Questions should be directed to Jane Laforge at