Rudy Heinzl Award
The Rudy Heinzl Award of Excellence has been presented annually since 1997 in recognition of an outstanding one-year achievement which improves the lives of students at McMaster University. The names of recipients are recorded on a permanent plaque displayed in the foyer of the MSU Office, and recipients of the award receive a framed colour photograph of the Edwards Archway bearing an engraved plate.
History of the Award
In his 33 years of service at McMaster, including 11 years as Dean of Student Affairs, Rudy Heinzl displayed an uncommon dedication to the concerns of students. Through this award the MSU honours his contribution by commemorating the work of others who have similarly contributed to the well-being of McMaster’s student community.
Any member of the McMaster community is eligible for the award. No more than one (1) award is granted each year.
Nomination forms are available here:
When nominations open, please attach a description of the candidate of no more than one (1) page in length describing the candidate’s achievement and contribution to students, and explaining why he or she is a competitive candidate to receive the Rudy Heinzl Award of Excellence. The selection committee may, at its discretion, request a third party contact to corroborate the biographical information.
Please complete this package and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday, February 3rd at noon.
For more information, please contact:
Speaker, McMaster Students Union
MUSC 201A McMaster University
905-525-9140 ext. 24118
Past Award Winners
2017: Frank Chen
2016: Rabeena Obaidullah
2015: Jimmy Long
2014: Rodrigo Narro-Perez
2013: Lisa Bifano
2012: Dr. Patrick Deane
2011: 2010-2011 MSU Board of Directors
2010: Professor Rovind Gao
2009: McMaster Crisis Management Team
2008: Nailah Gordon-Decicieo
2007: Learning Commons Implementation Team
2006: David Moore
2005: Umair Khan
2004: Heather LaBute
2003: Adam Spence
2002: Arif Manji
2001: David Nagel
2000: Edward Baker, Mike Lafleur, Kris McCrady
1999: Jason Lee
1998: Donna McGreal
1997: Sapna Jain
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