Celebration of Distinguished Service

Celebration of Distinguished Service

Innovation and exceptional service was the theme on Wednesday, June 18 as UTSC celebrated outstanding members of the community and recognized retirees and those with 25 years of service at the annual Principal’s Awards.

More than 300 guests attended the event at Miller Lash House and Professor Bruce Kidd, interim vice-president University of Toronto and principal, UTSC, awarded recipients with the D.R. Campbell Merit Award, Patrick Phillips Award for Staff Service, Faculty Teaching Award and Teaching Assistants Awards. “This celebration is about taking time out to acknowledge some of the talented and hard-working members of our community,” he said.

Professor Rudy Boonstra received the prestigious Principal’s Research Award for his work examining the stress faced by birds and mammals throughout Canada. New for 2014, the Research Recognition Award was presented to Mary Silcox, associate professor of Anthropology, for her research into primate evolution and brain evolution in primates and other mammals. Two members of the UTSC community received the D.R. Campbell Merit Award, recognizing service to the campus that goes beyond the person’s normal role: Mike Plumton, who has played a key role in new initiatives related to sexual and gender diversity, and Anjum Sultana, a student with a long list of accomplishments including the founding the UTSC Chapter of War Child Canada. Also honoured were 10 employees who celebrated 25 years of service and 18 employees who will be retiring from the University. To learn about the other award recipients and honourees, read the complete story here.