Volunteer Awards

Recognizing Excellence

The University of Guelph United Way campaign is indebted to the extraordinary effort and dedication of the many volunteers who make this campaign a reality and a success year after year. To recognize the people and departments on campus who achieve excellence and lead by example, we celebrate their accomplishments each year with these awards:

Gabrielle Hubert Award

In Recognition Of Outstanding Contribution To The University Of Guelph United Way Campaign

Overview

Each year the United Way Guelph, Wellington, and Dufferin Committee selects one individual to receive the Gabrielle Hubert Award for outstanding contributions to the University of Guelph United Way campaign. This award is given in honour of Gabrielle Hubert who was instrumental in bringing the campaign to the University and in providing leadership to make it successful. It is the most prestigious individual award given by the University as part of its United Way efforts. This award is normally presented at the closing appreciation luncheon.

Some things we seek in this individual are:

  • dedication to the United Way campaign
  • enthusiasm in promoting the united way to their department
  • have done an enormous amount of work in organizing events to raise awareness
  • has obtained an increase in participation via the pledge cards/payroll deduction
  • who has made an extra effort in speaking to co-workers on a one-to-one basis

Nominations

United Way Guelph, Wellington, and Dufferin Coordinators and Canvassers at the University of Guelph are invited to submit nominations for this year's award. Please send the name of the person you want to nominate, let us know how long they have been a volunteer for the campaign, how long they have been an employee of the University, their department and phone number, and if you are aware of other agencies they are helping out as a volunteer.

Email nominees to Emma Rogers at emma@unitedwayguelph.com

Past Recipients

  • Sheila Attwell –1994
  • Mary Barbour-MacIssac – 1994
  • James McEwen – 1995
  • Gerald Latour –1995
  • Cathy MacLean – 1996
  • Karen Kovats – 1997
  • Toni Pellizzari – 1998
  • Cheryl Anderson – 1999
  • Margaret Middleton – 2000
  • Beth Osmond – 2001
  • Dr. Don Britton – 2002
  • Panos Mavronicolas – 2003
  • Mary Ann Robinson – 2004
  • Denise McClellan – 2005
  • Janet Kaufman, Library - 2006 
  • Donna Mokren - 2007 
  • Lee Anne Clarke - 2008 
  • Peter Krell - 2009 
  • Premila Sathasivam - 2010
  • Susan Lee - 2011
  • Jennifer Wood - 2012
  • Marie Puddister - 2013
  • Alan Sullivan - 2014
  • Peter Routledge - 2015
  • Vicki Isotamm - 2016

President's Award

Awarded for Special Achievement in the Annual Campaign

This award is given to the unit, department or college that had the highest increase in both participation and dollars raised and also demonstrating an increase in awareness about United Way within their area.

Past Recipients

  • Office of the Associate V.P. Student Affairs – 1994
  • Human Resources Department – 1995
  • Development and Public Affairs – 1998
  • Animal Care Services – 1999
  • College of Biological Science – 2000
  • Central Student Association – 2001
  • Office Of Registrarial Services – 2002
  • Department of Microbiology – 2003
  • College of Arts – 2004
  • University of Guelph Library – 2005
  • Alumni Affairs & Development - 2006 
  • College of Physical & Engineering Science - 2007 
  • Office Of Research - 2008 
  • Office Of Open Learning - 2009 
  • College of Arts - 2010
  • Human Resources - 2011
  • Student Life - 2012
  • Marketing & Consumer Studies - 2013
  • Pathobiology - 2014
  • Physical Resources - 2015
  • College of Biological Sciences - 2016

 

Spirit Award

Awarded for outstanding United Way support

This award is given to the department who demonstrates outstanding United Way support and spirit, but for reasons of size, may not raise the most dollars or have the hightest participation rates. Critieria include, exceeding or meeting goal, demonstration of enthusiasm, creativity and innovation and have created an increase in awareness of United Way within their workplace.

Past Recipients

  • University Systems - 2006
  • Ontario Veterinary College - 2007
  • College of Management Economics - 2008
  • Registrarial Services - 2009
  • McLaughlin Library - 2010
  • Student Life - 2011
  • Plant Agriculture - 2012
  • Human Resources - 2013
  • Geography - 2014
  • Human Health & Nutritional Sciences - 2015
  • Co-op and Career Services - 2016

 

Campaign Co-Chairs' Award

This annual award recognizes exceptional leadership and commitment by an individual to the University United Way Guelph, Wellington, and Dufferin campaign over a period of years.

Past Recipients

  • Toni Pellizzari - 2008
  • Rhonda Alger - 2009
  • Jim Atkinson - 2010
  • Jennifer Beehler - 2011
  • Mary Dickieson - 2012
  • Beth Nesbitt - 2013
  • Rob Laird - 2014
  • Jill Ferguson - 2015
  • Margaret Barth - 2016