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2019 Simcoe Hall Vice-Presidential Staff Award: Nominations Deadline Reminder – March 27th

The seventh annual Simcoe Hall Vice-Presidential (SVP) Staff Awards are fast approaching.

About the Simcoe Hall Staff Award

This program acknowledges and celebrates the contributions of outstanding staff 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 who 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 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, and innovation.
  • 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 for the SVP Award, please visit the True Blue Recognition Platform and use the link in the Recognition Centre. 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 March 27th, 2019

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 on the award, please visit the Recognition and Engagement section of Human Resources & Equity’s website.

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