Nominees will be carefully evaluated by the Hall of Fame’s Laureate Selections Panel and inducted into the Hall of Fame as Telecom Laureates if deemed to have made a lasting and important contribution to the Canadian telecommunications industry, and if all other selection criteria established by the Hall of Fame relevant to the nominee are satisfied (see paragraph 3 below). Nominations posted on or before March 31, 2012 will be eligible for consideration for the 2012 Telecom Laureate Awards, while those received later than March 31, 2012 will be eligible for consideration for the 2013 Telecom Laureate Awards.
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To submit nominations for Canada’s Telecommunications Hall of Fame by mail, fax or email please follow these instructions:
Complete the official nomination form and include all requested information. Please return the nomination form:
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Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame Telecom Laureate Nomination and
Selection Process & Criteria
- The Telecom Laureate Program honours Canada's telecommunications pioneers, innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders by inducting them annually into Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame as Telecom Laureates.
- Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame solicits nominations for its Telecom Laureate Program throughout the year from the public: individuals, telecom businesses, organizations and others. Nominations can be made for any of the four Hall of Fame Categories or for the Hall of Fame’s annual Special Recognition Award.
- Canada’s Telecommunications Hall of Fame will accept all nominations but will only induct nominees who fulfill certain selection criteria. Generally, Telecom Laureates will be those individuals whose professional contributions have helped (i) to shape the Canadian, and in many cases the global telecommunications sector or (ii) to enhance the use and benefits of telecommunications for Canadians.
- Telecom Laureates are deemed to have made a lasting and important contribution to the Canadian telecommunications industry.
- Telecom Laureates need not be Canadian citizens, however, their contributions to Canadian telecommunications should be recognised as either having taken place in Canada or been conceived in Canada.
- Other criteria of which the Hall of Fame's Laureate Selections Panel members are mindful include regional representation, gender, variety of technology and industry sector, long-standing commitment to Canadian telecommunications, and contemporary vs. historic contributions. None of these criteria, however, will outweigh in any given year the merit of potential Telecom Laureates based upon the significance of their contributions to Canadian telecommunications (e.g. the Laureate Selections Panel will not choose a regional representative simply because one from a specific region was not inducted in prior years).
- The work and deliberations of the Hall of Fame's Laureate Selections Panel are entirely independent, separate and unrelated to the ongoing operations of Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame and its programs, including all and any efforts related to sponsorship and fundraising to support our not-for-profit organisation.
- The Hall of Fame's Laureate Selections Panel are not and will not be influenced by major sponsors from the industry or from industry suppliers, government, advertisers, partners, volunteers, members of the corporation's Board of Directors or the Hall of Fame Foundation's Board of Governors, or any other party.
- Members of the Hall of Fame's Laureate Selections Panel along with members of the Hall of Fame's Board of Directors and the Hall of Fame's Foundation's Board of Governors are themselves eligible for nomination and selection as Telecom Laureates and induction into Canada 's Telecommunications Hall of Fame. However, any decision taken by the Hall of Fame's Laureate Selections Panel regarding induction into the Hall of Fame of one of the foregoing persons will be taken in the absence of the person so nominated or selected, where the person is a member of the Laureate Selections Panel , or without the knowledge of such person where the person is a member of the Hall of Fame's Board of Directors or the Hall of Fame's Foundation's Board of Governors.
- The Hall of Fame regrets that all worthy nominees will not be inducted as Telecom Laureates in the year of their nomination. Due to the long and illustrious history of Canada's telecommunications sector, there are more deserving candidates than the Hall of Fame can reasonably induct at this early stage. Even though nominees may satisfy all relevant selection criteria it may take several years after the nomination before your nominee will be inducted as a Telecom Laureate.
- All nominations submitted to Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame that satisfy all relevant selection criteria shall be eligible for induction during the year in question and for four consecutive years thereafter. If the nominee has not been inducted after the five year eligibility period, he or she may be eligible thereafter at the discretion of the Laureate Selections Panel .
- Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame reserves the right to amend the Telecom Laureate nomination and selection criteria at any time. All efforts will be made to communicate any changes to the nomination and selection criteria.
- Only Telecom Laureates and the winners of the Special Recognition Award are eligible for induction into Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame. Any other awards, tributes or scholarships, including the Hall of Fame's annual Career Service Awards, conferred by Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame entitles the recipient to recognition and reference via the Hall of Fame's communications activities (including our website or at our annual Telecom Laureate Awards Galas), but does not include induction into our Virtual Hall of Fame or future physical Hall of Fame establishments.
- The identities of the Telecom Laureates are announced in the spring of every year and the Telecom Laureates are inducted into the Hall of Fame at the annual Telecom Laureate Awards gala dinner and induction ceremonies.The venue for the 7th Annual Telecom Laureate Awards gala dinner and induction ceremonies will be announced in early 2011.
Hall of Fame Categories
- Inventors and Innovators - The Nominee has invented or improved upon telecommunications technology, facilities, equipment or services in Canada in a manner or to an extent that has revolutionised or significantly enhanced the way Canadians communicate.
- Icons of Business - The Nominee has made a significant contribution to the building or success of a Canadian telecommunications firm, or to the offering of telecommunications equipment or service to Canadian telecommunications consumers.
- Servants of the Public - The Nominee has facilitated the growth or competitiveness of the Canadian telecommunications industry, or furthered the achievement of other goals or objectives of the sector through distinguished public service in Canada or abroad for the betterment of Canadians.
- Advocates and Academics - The Nominee has through public or consumer advocacy or academic or literary pursuits enhanced the reputation, credibility or visibility of the Canadian telecom industry or its participants, contributed to the efficiency or productivity of the sector or improved the benefits to Canadian consumers and users of telecommunications.
Hall of Fame Laureate Selections Panel 2012
Chairman and 2005 Laureate
Founder & Director
Canada's Telecommunications Hall of Fame
Principal, John A. Gilbert and Associates
Principal, Mark H. Goldberg & Associates, Inc.
President, Kennedy Communications
Principal, MacPherson Telecom Consulting
Vice-President & Principal Analyst, IDC Canada