Lionel J. McGowan Awards of Excellence in Dispute Resolution
The McGowan Awards are named in recognition and honour of Lionel J. McGowan, the first Executive Director of the Arbitrators’ Institute of Canada. Presentations takes place annually at ADRIC’sannual national conference.
There are two awards:
- Regional Award of Excellence
This award is for an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and success of the Regional Affiliate of the ADR Institute of Canada, either by a short-term exceptional effort or through constant contributions over a long period of time, or has contributed significantly to the promotion and development of ADR within the region. (Note that simply being a member for many years, being on a board or committee for many years, or carrying out one’s own ADR practice do not apply toward the award.)
- National Award of Excellence
This award is similar to the Regional award, but given for contributions to the ADR Institute of Canada. A candidate’s contributions to the support, development and/or progress of the ADR Institute of Canada and its policies and programs, and / or promotion of ADR on a national scale, would be relevant. (Professional ADR teaching, hearing ADR cases and other ADR practice activities do not qualify. Similarly, simply being on the Board of the ADR Institute of Canada does not qualify unless it included major contributions to the Institute through development of the Institute’s structure, National-Regional relationships, national programs or materials, funding, or other significant Institute initiatives.)
Nominations are welcome until August 2, 2019 for the November 2019 conference (on days 20, 21 and 22) and may be sent in the form of a letter explaining why you feel your nominee should be recognized, to:
McGowan Nominations Committee
ADR Institute of Canada, Inc.
Suite 407-234 Eglinton Avenue East,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P 1K5