Please note the following:
- All nominations must be submitted in writing.
- All names/organizations submitted for considerations shall be kept on file for three years. Another nomination may be made to reactivate the file and should contain any information that could be added to the file of the nominee.
- The three (3) Award Categories and the John Flaherty Bursary are outlined below.
John initiated the proposal to have a bursary for young persons pursuing an education in the field of Technology. He personally contributed funds to support this monetary award. He also gave of his time and talent as an executive member of the O.I.A.T.A./DTTO (now known as ASTTO). This bursary is in honer of his skill enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism.
The John Flaherty Bursary is to assist student pursuing post-secondary education in the field of Technology. Preference will be given to those applicants with teaching aspirations.Amount:
One John Flaherty Bursary is to be awarded each year to a candidate who has submitted an application which is considered worthy by the Awards Committee. The John Flaherty Bursary will be awarded one time to a successful candidate.
Applicants for the John Flaherty Bursary must write the President of ASTTO. describing their educational status, occupational goals, scholastic awards and proof of acceptance by a post-secondary educational institute.
D. W. Gordon Award:
Pat Harding was the recipient of the DTTO's highest honor presented at the 1997 Annual General Meeting. Pat spent many years on the Executive of the DTTO and its predecessor, the Ontario Industrial Arts Teachers' Association. Pat is now enjoying her retirement in Canada's Capital.
DTTO Award of Merit:
Louis Meneguzzi was a recipient of the Award of Merit presented at the 1997 Annual General Meeting. Louis has worked tirelessly over the years to promote technology within and outside the Metropolitan Toronto Separate School Board. Louis worked with the team of Phil Lees and Jonathan Evans in providing workshops throughout the province. This year, Louis teamed up with another teacher to be awarded the prestigious Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Science and Technology.
DTTO Award of Merit:
Wayne Kaye was a recipient of the Award of Merit presented at the 1997 Annual General Meeting. Wayne has worked very diligently on behalf of DTTO. He arranges and organizes the Conference Displayers, contacts advertisers for the DTTO Bulletin and faithfully attends those Saturday meetings. In addition, Wayne delivers the Additional Qualifications (Design and Technology Part 1 and 2) for the University of Toronto. Wayne brings a broad knowledge background to technology. He previously spent 15 or more years, delivering K-12 technology programs in schools in British Columbia and the Yukon.
DTTO Letter of Merit:
The Lanark-Leeds Homebuilders' Association was the recipient of the Letter of Merit presented at the 1997 Annual General Meeting. This group worked closely with teachers at the Perth and District Collegiate Institute and the Almonte and District High School in the construction of a home which was later sold on the open market. Assistance was provide by representatives of all trades at the worksites and an in-school component to the program was provided by the participating teachers.