Rose Vogt Award of Excellence
The Rose Vogt Award of Excellence is the Graduate Student Association’s (GSA) highest award. It is named after the General Manager of the organization from 2011 to 2018. The Rose Vogt Award of Excellence may be presented once per year to an individual (or in exceptional circumstances, individuals) who demonstrates selfless dedication to graduate students.
Rose Vogt was an integral part of the GSA since she joined the organization in 1998. Rose distinguished herself as a resourceful and persistent advocate for graduate students and fully embraced her mission to serve them with dedication and commitment.
Rose was initially hired to “turn the Graduate House around”. As its manager, Rose breathed new life into the Graduate House, introducing community events and warm touches such as freshly baked bread. She emphasized locally sourced food and established strong connections with farmers and suppliers. In 2011, as the organization continued to grow, Rose became the General Manager of the GSA and took on several new responsibilities, including financials, governance support, and student advocacy. Rose distinguished herself as a resourceful and persistent advocate for graduate students and fully embraced her mission to serve them with dedication and commitment. Over her last three years with the organization, Rose supported a major professionalization of the GSA that saw its governance and operations totally transform. Rose moved to the UW Staff Association in October 2018 to become its President. Before coming to the GSA, Rose graduated from the Environmental Studies program at the University of Waterloo and worked with the Federation of Students. In her personal life, Rose enjoys gardening, guitar, golfing, running, and weight lifting.
In February 2019, the GSA Board of Directors established a Recognition policy and created the Rose Vogt Award of Excellence to honour Rose and continue her legacy. The inaugural award will be presented by Rose herself at a ceremony immediately following the Annual General Meeting in 2020 (date TBD).
Nominations for the award will be accepted starting Winter 2020.
Deadline: March 9, 2020 at 11:59PM
Max one page recommendation
Please submit all nominations and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, please review GP-17.
GSA Leadership Awards
The Graduate Student Association (GSA), in conjunction with the Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) and the Office of the President, annually recognize student leaders at the University of Waterloo through the Presidents’ Leadership Awards. Recipients of the awards will have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills in various ways at the University of Waterloo and/or in the surrounding community.
To nominate a graduate student for the GSA Leadership Award, complete and submit the nomination form. The nomination period will open from May 7, 2021 until June 14, 2021 at 4:00PM EST.
Applications will be reviewed to determine if the individual falls within the scope of one or more of the following criteria:
- Is a a graduate student at the University of Waterloo
- Demonstrated leadership in service to or benefiting graduate students at the University of Waterloo
- Involvement and contributions to graduate student life within the Graduate Student Association or at the University of Waterloo