UTSC Principal's Service Excellence Awards

Awards Ceremony Photo

Introduction 

The Principal’s Service Excellence Awards are the newly revamped Principal's Staff Awards which were established in 2016 to recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of administrative staff who consistently demonstrate excellent performance in support of UTSC strategic priorities and objectives. 

At UTSC, we all have leadership roles that support the strategic direction for the campus. No matter our location within, or our relationship to, the institution, we are the key to UTSC’s success: as a member of the grounds crew who thoughtfully and appropriately respond in a snow storm to the needs of our diverse community of individuals with different abilities; as an administrative assistant who supports a faculty member who enriches our curriculum with a variety of intellectual perspectives and knowledge systems; as a director who makes access to a UTSC education possible for talented students who may otherwise not be able to avail themselves of such an opportunity.

Selection Committee
 

PRINCIPAL'S SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARDS SELECTION COMMITTEE COMPOSITION
Positions # of Seats Available
Co-chairs selected from below:
Administrative Staff or Faculty Representative 5

For more information and to submit an application, please visit the Selection Committee page

Nomination Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 5:00 PM

 

Principal's Service Excellence Awards Overview

 

Distinguished Service Excellence Award

The Distinguished Service Excellence Award recognizes employees in managerial roles who have demonstrated sustained exceptional leadership competencies over a period of time, resulting in continuing high quality outcomes in their areas of responsibility that make a measurable, demonstrable impact beyond their particular units.

Nomination Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Note that winners of this award will not be eligible for future awards in this category.

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Accomplished Service Excellence Award

The Accomplished Service Excellence Award recognizes employees in managerial roles who have demonstrated exceptional leadership competencies, resulting in continuing high quality outcomes in their areas of responsibility that make a measurable, demonstrable impact beyond their particular units.  

Nomination Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Note that winners of this award will not be eligible for future awards in this category.

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Emerging Leader Excellence Award 

An emerging leader demonstrates capacity and core competencies that mobilizes their team to embrace a shared vision and to enhance quality of services they provide in support of the University’s mission and UTSC’s strategic plan of inclusive excellence. The individual’s actions should make a measurable, demonstrable impact within UTSC and/or the broader University community.

Nomination Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Note that winners of this award will not be eligible for future awards in this category.

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Inclusive Excellence Service Award

The Inclusive Excellence Service Award, previously known as the Leadership in Service Excellence Award, recognizes staff members who, as individuals or as a team, have demonstrated consistent commitment to supporting the vision and values of the campus through their dedication to duty and the quality of service that they provide to the UTSC community, thereby enabling faculty, staff and/or students to experience an excellent, inclusive, healthy working and learning environment. 

Nomination Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Past award recipients of the Inclusive Excellence Service Award are eligible for nomination after 4 years. 

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Past Award Recipients

Congratulations to our award recipients! A list of current and past award recipients can be found below.

To all honourees, on behalf of the entire UTSC community, please accept our best wishes, gratitude and appreciation for the excellence and leadership which you demonstrate every day.

 

 

Principal's Service Excellence Award Recipients

The Accomplished Service Excellence Award (formerly the Principal's Accomplished Leader Excellence Award and Principal's Accomplished Leader Award) recognizes employees in managerial roles who have demonstrated exceptional leadership competencies, resulting in high quality outcomes in their areas of responsibility that make a measurable, demonstrable impact beyond their particular units. For information about selection criteria and the nomination process, and who to contact with questions, please see the UTSC Principal's Staff Awards page.
 

YEAR RECIPIENT
2022-23 Shahid Zafar
2020-21 Holly Yuen
2020- 21 Susan Soikie
2019-20 Tina Doyle
2018-19 Varsha Patel
2017-18 Christine Arsenault
2016-17 Shelby Verboven
2015-16 Colleen Reid

 

 

The Emerging Leader Excellence Award (formerly the Principal's Emerging Leader Award) is awarded to an emerging leader who demonstrates capacity and core competencies that mobilizes their team to embrace a shared vision and to enhance quality of services they provide in support of the University’s mission and UTSC’s strategic plan of inclusive excellence. The individual’s actions should make a measurable, demonstrable impact within UTSC and/or the broader University community. For information about selection criteria and the nomination process, and who to contact with questions, please see the UTSC Principal's Staff Awards page.
 

YEAR RECIPIENT
2022-23 Raymond Akbar
2021-22 Celeste Richards
2019-20 Adon Irani and Jennifer Davies
2018-19 Nadia Rosemond and Ravneet Kaur
2017-18 Katie Boomgaardt and Marg Lacy
2016-17 Bill Chau
2015-16 Naureen Nizam

 

The Inclusive Service Excellence Award (formerly the Principal’s Leadership in Service Excellence Award) recognizes staff members who, as individuals or as a team, have demonstrated consistent commitment to supporting the vision and values of the campus through their individual dedication to duty and the quality of service that they provide to the UTSC community, thereby enabling faculty, staff and/or students to experience an excellent, inclusive, healthy working and learning environment. For information about selection criteria and the nomination process, and who to contact with questions, please see the UTSC Principal's Staff Awards page.
 

YEAR RECIPIENT
2022-23 UTSC Homecoming Committee Leadership team
2022-23 ArriveUTSC team
2022-23 Elise Miller
2022-23 Don Campbell
2021-22 Cherilyn Scobie Edwards
2021-22  Information and Instructional Technology Services (IITS) Team 
2021-22  International Student Centre (ISC) Team
2020-21 Manaal Hussain
2019-20 Denise Lopes and Manjot Bining
2018-19 Elsa Kiosses and Marishka Pereira

 

The Principal's Long Service Award is no longer being awarded as of 2018. 
The Principal’s Long Service Award is awarded to an administrative staff member who has served at UTSC for over ten years and has demonstrated consistent commitment to supporting the teaching and research mission, supporting colleagues and departmental teams, supporting equity and diversity and is recognized by peers, academic faculty and students as a valuable contributor to the UTSC experience.

YEAR RECIPIENT
2017-18 Ruth Louden
2016-17 Ken Jones & Tracy Rockbrune
2015-16 Gail Copland