Call for Nominations: 2018 Simcoe Hall Vice-Presidential Staff Award

Date June 4, 2018
To: All Staff in the Divisions of the President; Vice-President & Provost; Simcoe Hall Vice-Presidential Portfolios and the Office of Governing Council
From: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity, Committee Chair
Re: Call for Nominations: 2018 Simcoe Hall Vice-Presidential Staff Award

I am pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the sixth annual Simcoe Hall Vice-Presidential (SVP) Staff Award.

About the Simcoe Hall Staff Award

The aim of this program is to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of outstanding staff members who are Confidential, Unionized, or Professional & Managerial at any level, specifically, those who work in service of either the President’s Office, the Division of the Vice-President & Provost, a Vice-Presidential Division (where the Vice-President is a member of Simcoe Hall Vice-Presidents), or the Office of the Governing Council.

Each year, this award recognizes staff members who have contributed to their Division or to the broader University in one or more of the following ways. These accomplishments can be recent or demonstrated throughout the duration of their career.

  • Significant Contribution: an individual who has made an outstandingcontribution to their division or the broader University. This category is intended to recognize milestone accomplishments, such as an innovative initiative, a large project, or a substantial undertaking, which required remarkable effort, involved significant complexities, and/ or sets a standard upon which future initiatives will be
  • Sustained Service of Excellence: an individual, with exemplary service to theUniversity, and who is held in high regard by their colleagues and peers in areas that are core to the University’s values including: excellence, service orientation, citizenship, professionalism, collegiality, integrity, innovation and
  • Equity Champion: an individual who consistently demonstrates an emphasis onthe fair and just inclusion of all members of the University community and is recognized as a leader in the promotion of those ideals throughout their
  • Inspirational Attitude: an individual who possesses an uplifting andencouraging demeanor that contributes to positive morale and inspires their peers to do the same. Someone whose presence on a team invigorates their colleagues to work harder, smarter, and more resiliently to achieve their


The Nomination Process:

Any employee or supervisor can nominate colleagues from the eligible groups mentioned above. Nominations should describe in detail the specific contribution(s) that the staff member has made. Two supporting letters must be included with the nomination (one of which must be from the nominee’s current supervisor).

To submit a nomination, please visit the Simcoe Hall Vice-Presidential Staff Award page on the True Blue Recognition Platform. Using the online form, please include any applicable details regarding the nominee’s contribution(s) and insert the text from the two supporting letters into the applicable fields.

Nomination deadline is July 27, 2018

The selection committee, chaired by the Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity, comprises of a minimum of three Vice-Presidents and / or their designates. Up to eight deserving employees, representing a broad range of employee groups and classifications will be selected for the award.

Recognition is extremely important for our employees and ultimately drives the success of U of T. We encourage all staff members to submit a nomination. We look forward to receiving outstanding nominations.

For more information, please visit the Awards & Recognition section of Human Resources & Equity’s website.

Should you have any questions about this program, please contact your HR Divisional Office.