President Calls for Nominations for Staff Awards

May 13, 2008 - Campus Bulletin

President Alastair Summerlee is calling for nominations for the 2008 President's Awards for Exemplary Staff Service. There are seven award categories, six for individual nominations and one for a team nomination. The deadline for nominations is May 31.

Summerlee created the awards program in 2004 to recognize U of G staff who have consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence and have exceeded the expectations of their normal employment responsibilities.

“We are truly fortunate to have so many dedicated, engaged staff at the University of Guelph,” he says. “They are what truly makes this campus such a great place in which to work and learn.”

The awards are:

* Innovative Leadership Recognition Award: Honours an employee who is an innovative thinker and creative implementor who motivates and inspires others through his or her vision.

* Service Excellence Recognition Award: Recognizes a staff member who is on the front line and who motivates and inspires others to excel in customer service.

* Hidden Hero Award: For an employee who supports others and provides excellent service behind the scenes.

* University of Guelph Spirit Award: Honours someone who demonstrates University spirit by fostering a sense of belonging to the U of G community or by supporting and promoting the University.

* Community Service Award: Recognizes an employee who demonstrates Guelph’s commitment to community service through volunteer work on or off campus.

* Health and Safety Award: Recognizes individuals, groups or committees that foster a culture of health and safety in the workplace at the University.

* Exemplary Team Recognition Award: Honours teams that work cohesively, demonstrate a shared commitment to providing exceptional service and use their combined expertise to produce high-quality results.

All non-academic full- and part-time U of G staff who have been employed here for at least two years are eligible for the awards. Employees selected receive $2,000 and are recognized during an annual community event. Teams share the cash prize.

More information is available online. A hard copy of the nomination package is also available from the executive offices on Level 4 of the University Centre.

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