SIGMA XI, The Scientific Research Society,

University of Alberta Chapter, announces the


2016 Nat Rutter

Outstanding Technician Awards




Now in its 20th year, the Nat Rutter Award offered by the University of Alberta Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, honours technicians who have made exceptional contributions to the University of Alberta. Since 1997, this award has rcognized outstanding technicians from 13 different departments and six faculties across campus. The Award consists of a certificate and a modest cash prize to be presented at a dinner sponsored by the Chapter in the spring. Sigma Xi normally offers one award per year.


Eligibility:           Full-time departmental or Faculty technicians who work in a research or research support area generally understood as science or engineering.  To be eligible a technician must have worked for the University of Alberta for at least five years.


Criteria:             Selection will be based mainly upon the following criteria:

·         Quality of work and knowledge of the position

·         Technical scientific or engineering skills

·         Innovation and initiative

·         Dedication and loyalty to the institution

·         Rapport with staff and students.


Nominations:     A candidate may be nominated by any full-time academic or technical staff member at the U of A, by a Department through the Department Chair or by a Faculty through the Dean.


Six copies of the nomination documents are required and should include:



Nominations remain valid for 3 years and may be updated for this year’s competition (i.e. nominations from 2014 and 2015 are valid this year).


The deadline for receipt of all nomination documents is Friday, March 4, 2016. Nominations must be sent to:


Dr. Pamela Willoughby

Department of Anthropology Resources

13-15 H.M. Tory Building


*Nomination forms may be downloaded from (HTML), (MSword).