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Patrick Phillips Award for Staff Service

Deadline for nominations: Friday, May 6, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Each year, the Patrick Phillips Award for Staff Service is awarded to a deserving staff member in recognition of selfless duty and dedicated service to the University of Toronto Scarborough
The Award is given annually on the advice of a Selection Committee made up of various campus constituencies including faculty, staff and students. The recipient is honoured at the annual Celebration of Distinguished Services, normally held in June, with a framed certificate.

Any member of the UTSC community is eligible to receive the award, subject to the following criteria:

Administrative Staff

  • employed at the University of Toronto Scarborough for two years or more


Selection Criteria
The nominees must:

  • Display competence, commitment, courtesy and concern for others routinely;
  • Without fanfare or self-promotion, contribute daily to the success of the campus.

For more information on what to include in your nomination package, please refer to the Patrick Phillips Award for Staff Service Sample Nomination Package.

The nomination package must be submitted through the form below. Please contact for information on the Patrick Phillips Award for Staff Service.

The list of past recipients can be found at our Past Award Recipients page.

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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(Can be a UTSC staff, faculty, student, alumni or a member of Campus Council and its committees)