U of T Celebrates its ‘True Blue’ Faculty, Librarians, & Staff

U of T ranks among the best universities globally because of outstanding employees whose efforts support and improve our tri-campus community. The University’s True Blue Award recognizes and celebrates some of our exemplary faculty, librarians, and staff whose contributions make U of T an excellent place to work.

We are pleased to announce our most recent recipients of the True Blue Award. These individuals were nominated for a True Blue Award when their colleagues sent them a True Blue Recognition on the True Blue Recognition Platform between May & July 2021. Join us in celebrating these individuals who went above and beyond in their commitment to the University.

True Blue Recognitions highlight the outstanding daily contributions of our faculty, librarians, & staff. Expressing gratitude for our colleague’s work is an integral part of fostering a culture of inclusion and appreciation at the University of Toronto.

Meet some of our latest True Blue

May 2021


Benjamin was recognized for being an essential and expert resource to a student with a unique housing challenge.

Benjamin Ries


Claire was recognized for developing the U of T Engineering Academy, one of Canada’s leading university preparation programs.

Claire Heymans


Faiza was recognized for delivering an excellent presentation on the high-quality candidates for the Rotman School of Management ahead of schedule.

Faiza Ishaq


Kate was recognized for successfully implementing CareerLink and experimenting with virtual event platforms to bring networking events to students in her department.

Kate Dewasha


Luca was recognized for his hard work and dedication in moving the OISE lobby project forward with excellent communication skills, collaboration and customer orientation.

Luca Babici


Michelle was recognized for making everyone’s work easier by expertly handling the billing and cost recoveries for the ITS Private Cloud service.

Michelle Da Ponte


Ralph was recognized for offering exemplary technical support to a colleague to help them troubleshoot computer issues.

Ralph Ball

June 2021


Aneta was recognized for being an essential technical support and a vital member of the 2021 Diaspora Voices conference organizing committee.

Aneta Kwak


Cassandra was recognized for supporting the Advisory Committee and coordinating essential stakeholder communications for the Temerty Faculty of Medicine Advancement Team.

Cassandra Piroutz


Jeff was recognized for conducting on-site reviews to ensure COVID-19 related U of T and Public Health Measures are being incorporated into infrastructure planning. ‘

Jeff Fulton


Kristin was recognized for being a role model and leader in the Leadership Annual Giving community at U of T, connecting donors to the University and her Faculty’s mission.

Kristin Philpot


Tee was recognized for contributing to the U of T Pride Concert, assisting in its planning process and volunteering in front-facing roles during the event.

Tee Duke

July 2021


Warren was recognized for demonstrating superior leadership with inspiring innovation at the Hart House Fitness Centre.

Warren Bathie


Julia was recognized for doing a tremendous amount of work, researching, compiling and drafting a critical project report.

Julia Lewis


Iulia was recognized for being an incredible new addition to the Advancement Team at the Faculty of Law, innovating programming for both students and alumni.

Iulia Pop


Laura was recognized for demonstrating excellent coordination, organization and attention to detail as she prepared her team to move on campus.

Laura Toth