Marie-Nicole Cossette Prize (722201302569)

Marie-Nicole Cossette Prize (722201302569)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR A NON-ENDOWED FUND

NAME OF NON-ENDOWED FUND

Marie-Nicole Cossette Prize

INTRODUCTION

This prize was established in honour of Marie-Nicole Cossette.

Teaching was part of Marie-Nicole Cossette's very being, a calling she discovered very early in life as she attended the country school right across the road from her family's home in her native village of Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac during the 1950s. The education she received there was grounded in exchanges and gatherings driven by empathy and the ability to understand others.

She began her career as a professor at the Department of Communication in 1980 and, spurred by an interest in international development, worked several times in Burkina Faso between 1994 and 1999. She made sure her students reaped the benefits of her abundant research by designing rich and engaging courses for them.


PURPOSE OF FUND

Award a prize to a student for outstanding achievement in organizational communication, a specialty that Marie-Nicole Cossette helped establish and develop in the Department of Communication's programs at the University of Ottawa.


PRIZE DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

1. be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, a person of protected/refugee status or an international student;

2. be registered in the 3rd or 4th year of the French-language Honours BA with Specialization in Communication program, Organizational Communication Option; and

3. have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 8.0.

Value of the award: Minimum $500

Number of awards: Variable

Frequency of the award: Annual

Level or program of study: Undergraduate

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

No application is required, the prize is awarded automatically.