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Award Nominations are open!

Murray Jampolsky Memorial Award

In honour of the late Murray Jamplosky who was a great supporter of guidance and counselling in Alberta, this award is made annually to an outstanding practising school counsellor in the province.

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS!!! Please download a Word or PDF version of the nomination package. Nominations must be received by Dan Grassick, Executive Staff Officer by email ( or by mail (Dan Grassick, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association, 11010 142 St NW, Edmonton AB T5N 2R1) by 5 pm on June 30, 2021.

Award Criteria

  1. Nominees must be:

  2. regular members of the ATA Council of School Counsellors.

  3. practising school counsellor at the time the award is presented.

  4. Nominees must meet most of the following criteria:

  5. Nominees should be involved in ongoing professional development.

  6. Nominees should have initiated innovative project(s) and/or program(s) in school guidance and counselling.

  7. Nominees should demonstrate competence in school counselling.

  8. Nominees should be involved with the school community in promoting guidance and counselling services.

Nomination Procedure

  1. The following individuals may nominate candidates for this award: counsellors, teachers, administrators, students and parents.

  2. Each nominee must be supported by three nominations.

  3. Nomination forms and supporting documentation shall be submitted by one of the nominators. Submissions must be received by no less than two months prior to the annual conference (unless stated otherwise in Council correspondence).

  4. The Council's awards committee (comprised of three former presidents invited each year by the sitting president) will meet, review applicants, and make its recommendation to the Table Officers.

  5. An award need not be made each year.

  6. The presentation will be made at the annual Council of School Counsellors' conference.

  7. The successful candidate will receive:

  8. full coverage of conference costs, similar to table officers,

  9. a plaque (representative of the trophy, which will be maintained at Barnett House by the ATA staff advisor).

  10. Nominations must be received by June 30.

  11. Nominations, once received, shall remain active for a period of three years.

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