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The CWRA Student and Young Professional (SYP) Award recognizes exemplary contributions to CWRA by a student or young professional.

This award is intended to honour the individuals who: 

  1. contribute to the accomplishments of SYP groups/chapters; 
  2. contribute to CWRA in general; and
  3. recognize the value of SYP contributions to the vitality of CWRA.

The recipient of the SYP Award will receive a plaque presented at the CWRA Annual Conference. The selection will be made by the awards committee. (Note: if approved by the National BOD, the award will also include a complimentary one-year regular CWRA membership). 

Nominations by Branch Presidents in the form of a Letter of Support outlining how a candidate meets the criteria, have to be submitted to Awards Committee for the annual CWRA National Conference for evaluation and selection of a winner.

SYP Award Criteria

The award recipient:

  • contributes to the accomplishments of a SYP chapter in their respective province/territory through a significant personal commitment resulting in the advancement of SYP and CWRA.
  • has gone beyond the ordinary scope of work to contribute time and effort in support of CWRA SYP activities locally and/or nationally.
  • preferably, but not necessarily, contributes significantly to the planning efforts of National and/or Regional CWRA conferences or other events fosters continued success of their SYP program/chapter
  • promotes their SYP program and CWRA on a continuous basis, raising the overall general awareness of both CWRA and SYP.

Previous Recipients

2015 - Gregory Schellenberg



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