In 2015, the Vice-President University Operations (now VP, Operations & Real Estate Partnerships) established the annual Staff Achievement Awards Program in order to recognize exceptional staff contributions to the success of their particular unit, the University Operations portfolio and the University.

The program provides University Operations with another opportunity to thank staff for the valuable work performed throughout the year. Three types of achievement-based awards will be presented at the 5th Annual Than-Q BBQ and Awards event on August 21, 2019.


Outstanding Individual Employee Award

Presented to an individual staff member (regardless of length of service) involved in any area of staff work who has made outstanding contributions that go beyond the ordinary fulfillment of the position’s duties. (Number of awards to be determined annually, but no more than 10 each year)

Distinguished Service Award

Presented to an employee with more than 15 years of service at the University who has made outstanding contributions that go beyond the ordinary fulfillment of the position’s duties(number of awards to be determined annually, no cap)

Outstanding Staff Team Award

Presented to two or more staff members who function as a team and who have taken on a time-limited project

Nomination Process
The initial call for nominations will require completion of a nomination questionnaire. The Selection Committee will review all nominations, and may then ask for further details for only the finalist candidates. All nomination materials will remain confidential. All nominees must be in good standing at the University and have received satisfactory performance reviews. Nominees must be in an active status when the nominations close.

When reviewing nominations, the Selection Committee will look for examples of sustained excellence and strong performance. Consideration will be given to nominees who have made significant contributions or possess some or all of the special qualities and attributes. Helpful tips for completion of the nomination are also available on the nomination questionnaire.  

DEADLINE for nominations is Friday, May 31, 2019

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