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Lionel J. McGowan Awards of Excellence in Dispute Resolution: Call for Nominations 2017

  • Friday, September 01, 2017

The ADR Institute of Canada is calling for nominees for the Lionel J. McGowan Awards of Excellence in Dispute Resolution.

The awards are named in recognition and honour of Lionel J. McGowan, the first Executive Director of the Arbitrators’ Institute of Canada. The presentation of the McGowan Awards will take place at the Institute’s Annual General Meeting to be held in St. John's,  Newfoundland, October 18-20, 2017.

There are two awards: one which recognizes outstanding contribution to the support, development and success of the ADR Institute of Canada, and/or development of alternative dispute resolution nationally, and one which recognizes contribution to a Regional Affiliate and within a Region.


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 to 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 will be accepted until Friday, September 1, 2017.

You are encouraged to submit nominations at any time prior to this date.

Please send nominations in the form of a letter explaining why you feel your nominee should be recognized, to the McGowan Nomination Committee at the ADR Institute’s national office, by fax or email.

McGowan Nomination Committee
ADR Institute of Canada
234 Eglinton Ave. E., Suite 407
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1K5
Fax: 416-901-4736 admin@adric.ca 



The ADRIC 2017: ADR & Access to Justice Annual National Conference will be held in St. John's NL, October 19-20, 2017.
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