Eligibility & Selection Criteria
The award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves within their chosen profession or through exceptional volunteer activity or humanitarian service. The recipient has demonstrated the values, mission and philosophy of Campion College in his/her work, and applied the key characteristics of Jesuit education to his/her professional and personal actions.
- Nominees must be graduates of Campion College High School, or graduates or former students of Campion College at the University of Regina. (Former students must have registered through Campion College for a minimum of one academic year.)
- Nominees will have demonstrated the key characteristics of a Jesuit education—striving for more (magis), a deep respect for each individual (cura personalis), instilling leadership in service, and promoting justice—in their professional and personal actions.
- Nominees selected to receive an award must be able to attend the presentation ceremony, and agree to have their name and image appear in various media formats for the purpose of promoting the Alumni of Distinction Awards.
- The reputation, achievements and contributions of the nominees must bring honour and prestige to Campion College.
- The Campion College Alumni of Distinction Award will not be given posthumously.
Values of a Jesuit Education
The Jesuit approach to education begins with a respect for every person and a desire to develop leaders who are concerned about society and the world in which they live. Jesuit institutions are characterized by a common world-affirming outlook that seeks to prepare students for committed service as globally-minded and socially conscious citizens. The four key characteristics of a Jesuit education are:
- Striving for more (magis) This Ignatian characteristic encourages students to go beyond excellence to always choose the greater good, and strive to develop each element to the fullest. It is not simply about being the best in their class, but rather reflected in the individual’s desire for constant improvement, the need to always go that extra step, striving for growth and open to change.
- Care for the whole person (cura personalis) Cura personalis aims at the development of the whole person—intellectually, spiritually, physically, and socially—while paying particular attention to the needs of the person. It manifests itself in the person who develops his/her gifts in service for others and demonstrates an ability to bring out the best in everyone.
- Leadership in service Men and women for others.” Leaders in service are ones who display a genuine concern for society and the world in which we live, especially the marginalized, vulnerable and forgotten. They take on leadership roles not for personal gain, but to help advance their community and improve conditions for all.
- Promoting justice Graduates of a Jesuit institution develop a faith and worldview that fosters a disciplined and informed sensitivity to, and active concern for, human suffering and exploitation. They display a respect for all individuals and their basic right to fair and equal treatment. They are committed to justice and show a deep concern for the marginalized citizens of our society.