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Patrick Phillips Award for Staff Service

Deadline for nominations: Monday, April 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Each year, the Patrick Phillips Award for Staff Service is awarded to a deserving staff member who displays competence, commitment, courtesy and concern for others routinely; who without fanfare or self-promotion, contributes daily to the success of the Campus.

The Award includes a cash prize and a framed certificate. The recipient is honoured at the annual Celebration of Distinguished Services, normally held in June.


Selection Criteria

The Award is made annually on the advice of a Selection Committee appointed by the Chair of Campus Council (or designate). The Committee is made up of a cross-section of UTSC staff members. A call for nominations is widely publicized and all letters of nomination received by the specified date (Friday, April 29, 2016) are considered by the Selection Committee.


The Nomination Package Components
A complete nomination package consists of ONE PDF file that contains the following:

1. Letter of nomination written by a current student, staff or faculty member of the University community, detailing the specific contributions of the nominee, which address the selection criteria above.

a. The point form letter must include a clear and concise description of the candidate’s accomplishments and reason for nomination

b. Letters must not exceed 250 words and be double spaced, font size 12 pt.

*Self-nominations or packages that are compiled by the nominee will not be accepted  

2. Letters of support

a. Letters of support must not exceed three per package 

I. Additional letters of support (exceeding three) will not be reviewed by the selection committee

II. Letters must not exceed 250 words and be double spaced, font size 12 pt.


Please find the Patrick Phillips Award for Staff Service Checklist for your reference here.


The nomination package should consist of one electronic file to be sent to: Jennifer Curry, Office of the Vice-President and Principal.


The list of past recipients can be found at Patrick Phillips Award for Staff Service Recipients.



Background on Patrick S. Phillips

Patrick S. Phillips was Director of Administration at UTSC, a position he held for 15 years until his retirement in 1999.  Upon his retirement, an endowed award was established in his name.  The Patrick S. Phillips Award for Staff Service commemorates the outstanding leadership and achievements left by Phillips during his years of service at UTSC.

He cared deeply about the quality of programmes and services on campus and championed many capital projects. Some of his achievements include the creation of N’Sheemaehn Child Care Centre, the RideSafer / the WalkSafer Programmes, the Phase III Residences, the Underground Parking/Garage, the Student Village Centre, the Recreation Wing Cafeteria renovation, and the Police Services Desk/Offices. He was also a strong advocate of AccessAbility Services.


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