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 Stephanie Smith at stephanie@unitedwayguelph.com

Past Recipients

  • Rich Moccia -2019
  • Garrett May - 2018
  • Jen Beehler - 2017
  • Vicki Isotamm - 2016
  • Peter Routledge - 2015
  • Alan Sullivan - 2014
  • Marie Puddister - 2013
  • Jennifer Wood - 2012
  • Susan Lee - 2011
  • Premila Sathasivam - 2010
  • Peter Krell - 2009 
  • Lee Anne Clarke - 2008 
  • Donna Mokren - 2007 
  • Janet Kaufman, Library - 2006 
  • Denise McClellan – 2005
  • Mary Ann Robinson – 2004
  • Panos Mavronicolas – 2003
  • Dr. Don Britton – 2002
  • Beth Osmond – 2001
  • Margaret Middleton – 2000
  • Cheryl Anderson – 1999
  • Toni Pellizzari – 1998
  • Karen Kovats – 1997
  • Cathy MacLean – 1996
  • Gerald Latour –1995
  • James McEwen – 1995
  • Sheila Attwell –1994
  • Mary Barbour-MacIssac – 1994

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

  • Open Learning and Educational Support- 2019 
  • Campus Community Police - 2018
  • College of Arts - 2017
  • College of Biological Sciences - 2016
  • Physical Resources - 2015
  • Pathobiology - 2014
  • Marketing & Consumer Studies - 2013
  • Student Life - 2012
  • Human Resources - 2011
  • College of Arts - 2010
  • Office Of Open Learning - 2009 
  • Office Of Research - 2008 
  • College of Physical & Engineering Science - 2007 
  • Alumni Affairs & Development - 2006 
  • University of Guelph Library – 2005
  • College of Arts – 2004
  • Department of Microbiology – 2003
  • Office Of Registrarial Services – 2002
  • Central Student Association – 2001
  • College of Biological Science – 2000
  • Animal Care Services – 1999
  • Development and Public Affairs – 1998
  • Human Resources Department – 1995
  • Office of the Associate V.P. Student Affairs – 1994

 

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

  • Library- 2019
  • Communications & Public Affairs and Alumni Affairs & Development - 2018
  • Animal Health Laboratory Social Committee & Open Ed - 2017
  • Co-op and Career Services - 2016
  • Human Health & Nutritional Sciences - 2015
  • Geography - 2014
  • Human Resources - 2013
  • Plant Agriculture - 2012
  • Student Life - 2011
  • McLaughlin Library - 2010
  • Registrarial Services - 2009
  • College of Management Economics - 2008
  • Ontario Veterinary College - 2007
  • University Systems - 2006

 

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

  • Pam Armitage- 2019
  • Brenda Reynolds - 2018
  • Sarah Goody - 2017
  • Margaret Barth - 2016
  • Jill Ferguson - 2015
  • Rob Laird - 2014
  • Beth Nesbitt - 2013
  • Mary Dickieson - 2012
  • Jennifer Beehler - 2011
  • Jim Atkinson - 2010
  • Rhonda Alger - 2009
  • Toni Pellizzari - 2008