Nominations for the 10th annual William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Awards are now being accepted by the University of Guelph, the United Way of Guelph Wellington Dufferin and the Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington.

Named for former U of G president and Guelph MP Bill Winegard, the awards recognize campus members who volunteer in Guelph and Wellington County.

Current staff, faculty and students who volunteer with community organizations, including municipal boards, community fundraising, non-profits, social agencies, health groups and service agencies, are eligible for the awards.

Nominators may be peers, colleagues, supervisors or organizations.

The nomination deadline is March 2. Learn more about the nomination process and award criteria at The awards will be presented March 30.

Winegard was U of G’s president and vice-chancellor from 1967 to 1975 and served as Guelph’s MP from 1984 to 1993.

Besides being named Canada’s first minister of science, he chaired the House of Commons standing committees on external affairs and national defence, and external affairs and international trade. He served as parliamentary secretary to the minister of international trade.

Winegard was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1998.