Making A World of Difference Award – Submission Process and Entry Form

Making A World Of Difference Award 2017 – 2018

Application Deadline: April 1st, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Award Value: $1,000 per partnership, which equals $500 per individual*.

Number of Awards: 2 partnerships (totalling 4 individuals)

This award is student-focused, but staff and faculty are also eligible to apply as part of an Intercultural Mentorship Program partnership with a student. *See bottom of form for more details.

The Making A World of Difference Award is presented to two (2) Global-Local partnerships who have participated in the Intercultural Mentorship Program (IMP) at any campus and who best fulfil all of the following criteria in either Term 1 or Term 2:

1) Eligibility Criteria: 

To apply for this award, each eligible partnership must have:
• Attended an IMP orientation session together
• Completed 7 hours of meeting time together
• Completed the reflection survey (both partners must have completed the survey individually)

2) Application Package Submission Criteria: 

Each eligible partnership must:
• Submit a completed online application package by  April 1st, 2018 at 11:59 pm. Late packages will not be accepted.

3) Online Application Package: 

Partnerships should work on their application and review the online application form together. This time does not count towards the 7 minimum partnership hours.

Only ONE member of the partnership should submit the online application on behalf of the partnership.

The application package consists of:
1. A completed entry form (link below), submitted by one partner in the partnership
2. A minimum 500-word document (either a .doc or .docx file) that illustrates, in detail, how the partnership embraced the Intercultural Mentorship Program and proved excellent mentorship qualities and skills. This document must be attached to the entry form. Photos can be included within the document to help illustrate the partnership experience (copy and paste into the document). No separate photos will be accepted other than those included in the document. The document should demonstrate some, or all, of the following role expectations, as outlined in the IMP guide and discussed in the orientation session:

    • Partners displayed a positive attitude and genuine interest in the partnership
    • Partners embraced equality within the partnership (including equal sharing / learning, collaboration in negotiation goals, planning activities etc)
    • Partners deliberately sought out a variety of new experiences together and embraced the time spent together
    • Partners explored cultural differences together and engaged in meaningful and respectful conversation on topics that matter to them
    • Partners were able to tolerate and engage ambiguity
    • Partners stayed connected: with each other and the Mentorship Program Coordinator
    • Partners respected confidentiality in one another
    • Both partners stepped out of their everyday comfort zones
    • Other Mentor qualities/skills embraced in the partnership, as discussed in the orientation session

 

3. Students must be in good academic standing with their program and Red River College.

4) Selection Process:
All application packages will be reviewed and evaluated by a judging panel.

Packages will be evaluated for 1) Eligibility; 2) Evidence of how the partnership embraced the Intercultural Mentorship Program as demonstrated in the word document; and 3) Documentation collected about the partnership throughout the program, including program application forms, communications with the Mentorship Program Coordinator, mid-point check-ins.

*For student recipients, the award will be given in the form of a $500 cheque. Faculty or staff do not qualify for the monetary award but can still receive their Award Certificate.

The two successful partnerships will be notified directly and invited to receive their award at the annual “Making A World Of Difference” event in April 2018. All applicants to this award should plan to attend the event.

Here is the entry form: 

Before you begin this application, please ensure that you:

1. Completed the Intercultural Mentorship Program with your partner in 2016-17
2. Have your partner's permission to apply for the award on behalf of your partnership
3. Review the Criteria and Submission process for this Award located here:

https://blogs.rrc.ca/diversity/mawod/

4. Have completed a minimum 500-word written document that illustrates, in detail, how your partnership embraced the Intercultural Mentorship Program and be prepared to upload it to this form.

If you participated in the Intercultural Mentorship Program in both the fall and the winter with separate partners, you are welcome to submit an application for each partnership.

The deadline for submiting this application is April 2, 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

Let's get your information!

BASIC INFORMATION

Your RRC Student/Staff ID Number (required) (For Example: 0205048)

Your RRC Campus (required)

Your First Name (required)

Your Last Name (required)

Your Partner's First Name (required)

Your Partner's Last Name (required)

Have You Secured Permission From Your Partner To Submit This Application?

YesNo

Which Term Did You Participate In The Mentor Program With This Partner? (required)

Term 1 - Fall 2015Term 2 - Winter 2016

Did You Attend An Orientation Session With Your Partner For This Mentor Program? (required)

YesNo

Did You Fulfill A Minimum of 7 Hours Of Partnership With Your Mentor Partner? (required)

YesNo

Did You and Your Partner Both Individually Submit a Reflection Survey for This Mentor Program? (required - this will be verified)

YesNo

If you did not answer YES to all of the 3 questions above, please note that you are not eligible to recieve this award. Please do not submit this entry form. Thank you!

Your Preferred E-mail Address (required) - Please do not provide a "LEARN" e-mail address

Your Home Phone Number (required) (10 Digits - For example: 204-487-7020)

Cell Phone Number (10 Digits - For example: 204-293-4958)

Was This Program Part Of A Course Credit For Either You Or Your Partner? (required)

Yes, for both of usYes, just for meYes, just for my partnerNo, for neither of us

Are Either You Or Your Partner A Staff Or Faculty Member at Red River College/RRCSA? (required) **

No, neither of us are staff/facultyYes, I am staff/facultyYes, my partner is staff/faculty
**Please note that staff/faculty at RRC applying for the MAWOD will be required to donate their prize, if won, to a RRC student area of their choice.

FILE UPLOAD

You are required to attached a minimum 500-word document that illustrates, in detail, how your partnership embraced the Intercultural Mentorship Program.

This document must be uploaded as an MS-Word file (.doc or .docx).

Photos can be included as part of this document (copy and paste them into the document) to help illustrate the partnership experience. No separate photos will be accepted other than those included in the document. The document should demonstrate some, or all, of the following role expectations that the partnership embraced, as outlined in the program guide and discussed in the orientation session:

• Partners made the program a priority
• Partners embraced equality within the partnership
• Partners explored cultural differences together and learned from each other
• Partners were patient with themselves and one another
• Partners were respectful of one another
• Partners contacted the Mentor Program Coordinator with any issues they encountered
• Partners respected confidentiality in one another
• Partners deliberately sought out new experiences together and embraced the time spent together
• Both partners stepped out of their everyday comfort zones
• Other Mentor qualities/skills embraced in the partnership, as discussed in the Orientation session

Please Upload Your .doc, or .docx File Here:

PERMISSIONS

This final section requests your permission in 3 areas. Please read the following carefully!
YOU MUST READ AND CLICK ALL 3 BOXES BELOW IF YOU AGREE.

SHARING INFORMATION

1. I give Red River College permission to use the information above, AS WELL AS THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN MY ORIGINAL MENTOR PROGRAM APPLICATION, for review and judging purposes in consideration of this award.

SHARING MY STORY

2. I give Red River College permission to use the information I provide here for the purposes of public recuitment, promotions and evaluation of the Intercultural Mentorship Program.

SHARING MY PHOTOS, ETC.

3. By checking the box below, you are stating: I hereby consent to each and every use by the Board of Governors of Red River College (the “College”), and all of its officers, employees, agents, and partners, of each photograph and any other likeness of me. Such uses may include, but are not limited to: Every use in a program, catalogue, schedule, newspaper, brochure, advertisement, or other publication or recording that describes, portrays, publicizes, or advertises the College or any College operation, and every reproduction, republication, and other re-use of the same. I also hereby waive any right to compensation for such uses, and any right to inspect or approve the uses beforehand.

I hereby release the College, its legal representatives, and all persons acting under its permission or authority, from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composition form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in taking of said picture or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication or other uses thereof. I understand that these photographs or other likeness may be used only for educational or College promotional purposes or for the dissemination of information relating to the College in general.

I declare that I am of legal age and have every right to contract in my own name in the above regard.

Red River College is governed by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of Manitoba (FIPPA) in the collection, use, retention, safeguarding, disclosing and disposing of personal information. The personal information you provide will be used to deliver services and benefits related to the Mentorship Program. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Red River College’s Privacy Co-ordinator at Privacy@RRC.CA.

Thank you very much for applying for this award, and good luck!!

This entry form is the only accepted method of submitting an application.

For more information, contact:

Gabriela Ludusan
Mentorship Program Coordinator

Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology
Diversity and Intercultural Services
224-319 Elgin Avenue| Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0K4
Phone: 204.632.3847 | E-mail: gludusan@rrc.ca

 

 

Red River College is governed by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of Manitoba (FIPPA) in the collection, use, retention, safeguarding, disclosing and disposing of personal information. The personal information you provide will be used to help us assess your request and contact you about your request. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Red River College’s Privacy Co-ordinator at privacy@rrc.ca.

We ask that you please do not reveal personal health information in the fields above.