Administrative Staff Awards

Administrative Staff Awards Program — Call for Nominations

Submission Deadline: February 5, 2018

We are now accepting nominations for the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering’s Administrative Staff Awards. Nomination packages should be submitted to:

Carolyn Farrell
Director, Awards and Honours
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Bahen Centre, Room 7210
978-8666
carolyn.farrell@utoronto.ca

Electronic submissions (as pdfs) are encouraged.

  • Previously unsuccessful nomination packages may be resubmitted, but all materials (CV, nomination letter and reference letters) must be current. Additional material may be added at the discretion of the nominator. Resubmission of strong files is encouraged.
  • Self-nominations are accepted for all awards. Those planning to self-nominate are encouraged to contact Carolyn Farrell, Director, Awards and Honours, for advice on preparing a nomination package.
  • Departments and divisions are encouraged to submit one nomination per award.
  • A staff member can be nominated for only one award per year.

Information on last year’s Staff Awards winners can be found here.


Agnes Kaneko Citizenship Award

Eligibility: Appointed Staff. Individuals only.

Nominations: Anyone can nominate.

Nomination Package:

  • The nominee’s CV. A job description can also be included (optional).
  • Letter from the nominator, which details the nominee’s achievements and contributions and explains how they go “above and beyond” in their job performance.
  • Three letters of support from people in a position to evaluate the nominee’s contributions, which address the criteria and the nominee’s impact.

Prize Awarded: $500 and a commemorative award.

Criteria:

Recognizes excellent Faculty citizens; staff who have served the Faculty with distinction and made contributions to the Faculty’s mission above and beyond their job description over a long period of time. The nominees should be held in high regard by their colleagues, be viewed as a role model to other staff, and/or contribute to a positive and inclusive working environment.


Harpreet Dhariwal Emerging Leader Award

Eligibility: Appointed Staff. Individuals only.

Nominations: Anyone can nominate.

Nomination Package:

  • The nominee’s CV. A job description can also be included (optional).
  • Letter from the nominator, which details the nominee’s achievements and contributions and explains how they display leadership and go “above and beyond” in their job performance.
  • Three letters of support from people in a position to evaluate the nominee’s contributions, which address the criteria and the nominee’s impact.

Prize Awarded: $500 and a commemorative award.

Criteria:

  • Impacts their workplace by continually improving business processes to better serve the Faculty’s and the University’s mission
  • Leads by example in their “above and beyond” dedication to the Faculty’s mission
  • Demonstrates a commitment to a culture of inclusivity and diversity
  • Is held in high regard by faculty, staff and/or students
  • Displays an ongoing commitment to the Faculty and the University through outstanding service outside the nominee’s job requirements
  • Demonstrates significant potential to assume a more senior leadership role in the Faculty
  • Has probably worked in the Faculty for less than 10 years.

Sustained Excellence in Leadership Award

Eligibility: Appointed Staff. Individuals only.

Nominations: Anyone can nominate.

Nomination Package:

  • The nominee’s CV. A job description can also be included (optional).
  • Letter from the nominator, which details the nominee’s achievements and contributions and explains how they display leadership and go “above and beyond” in their job performance.
  • Three letters of support from people in a position to evaluate the nominee’s contributions, which address the criteria and the nominee’s impact.

Prize Awarded: $500 and a commemorative award.

Criteria:

  • Has demonstrated leadership in supporting the Faculty’s education and/or research endeavours over a sustained period (typically 10 years or more)
  • Has had a significant impact on the Faculty over a sustained period of time through continuous improvement of processes and services
  • Leads by example in their “above and beyond” dedication to the Faculty’s mission
  • Is held in high regard by faculty, staff and/or students
  • Displays an ongoing commitment to the Faculty and the University through outstanding service outside the nominee’s job requirements
  • Supports a culture of inclusivity and diversity within the Faculty

Innovation Award

Eligibility: Appointed Staff. Individuals or teams

Nominations: Anyone can nominate.

Nomination Package:

  • Letter from the nominator.
  • Three letters of support from people in a position to evaluate the impact of the innovation.
  • A detailed description of the innovation (maximum 2 pages).

Prize Awarded: $500 and a commemorative award (members of winning teams will receive $500 each to a maximum of $2,000 in total. Larger teams will share a $2,000 award).

Criteria:

Recognizes staff members who, during the past three years, have developed an innovative new method, technology or system to improve on current practice; made innovative improvements to an existing technology or system; or created an innovative solution to a problem.

  • This award is given in recognition of a specific innovation
  • The innovation (which need not be technical) may have enhanced research, teaching, administration, or any aspect of the Faculty’s business, and/or advanced the University’s strategic objectives (enhancing the student experience, enriching the employee experience and promoting equity, diversity and community connection)
  • The innovation will be assessed using the same criteria as the University’s Excellence Through Innovation Awards: Transferability, Impact on Quality, Impact on Productivity and Transformative Value

Quality of Student Experience Award — Frontline Staff

Eligibility: Appointed Staff. Individuals or teams

Nominations: Anyone can nominate.

Nomination Package:

  • The nominee’s CV. A job description can also be included (optional).
  • Letter from the nominator, which details the nominee’s achievements and contributions and explains how they go “above and beyond” in their job performance.
  • Three letters of support from people in a position to evaluate the nominee’s contributions, which address the criteria and the nominee’s impact. At least two letters must be from students.

Prize Awarded: $500 and a commemorative award (members of winning teams will receive $500 each to a maximum of $2,000 in total. Larger teams will share a $2,000 award).

Criteria:

Recognizes staff members who, working either directly with students or behind the scenes, have made significant improvements to the quality of student experience in the Faculty. This applies to both the graduate and undergraduate student experience. This can recognize the creation or improvement of services for the students, or simply a record of excellent student service. Successful candidates will meet at least some of the following criteria:

  • Ensures that every student has the best possible experience in the Faculty
  • Enhances the feeling of community for the students and enhances services in response to student’s diverse needs
  • Improves communications with students and/or student access to important information
  • Responds to students’ unique needs and challenges and ensures access to all available institutional support and learning communities

Quality of Student Experience Award — Behind the Scenes Staff

Eligibility: Appointed Staff. Individuals or teams

Nominations: Anyone can nominate.

Nomination Package:

  • The nominee’s CV. A job description can also be included (optional).
  • Letter from the nominator, which details the nominee’s achievements and contributions and explains how they go “above and beyond” in their job performance.
  • Three letters of support from people in a position to evaluate the nominee’s contributions, which address the criteria and the nominee’s impact. Letters from students are encouraged.

Prize Awarded: $500 and a commemorative award (members of winning teams will receive $500 each to a maximum of $2,000 in total. Larger teams will share a $2,000 award).

Criteria:

Recognizes staff members who, working either directly with students or behind the scenes, have made significant improvements to the quality of student experience in the Faculty. This applies to both the graduate and undergraduate student experience. This can recognize the creation or improvement of services for the students, or simply a record of excellent student service. Successful candidates will meet at least some of the following criteria:

  • Ensures that every student has the best possible experience in the Faculty
  • Enhances the feeling of community for the students and enhances services in response to student’s diverse needs
  • Improves communications with students and/or student access to important information
  • Responds to students’ unique needs and challenges and ensures access to all available institutional support and learning communities