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 November 2021 and February 2022. 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

Nov 2021


Bianca was recognized for demonstrating exceptional problem-solving and communication skills while organizing the University of Toronto Mississauga Residence Life Conference. 

Bianca Anderson


Bonnie was recognized for her leadership and commitment to steering the Advancement Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Working Group that identified meaningful recommendations on improving EDI within Advancement. 

Bonnie Merchan-Douglas


Yuliia was recognized for showing excellent leadership, flexibility and commitment at the School of Continuing Studies, supporting her team while short-staffed and onboarding new staff. 


Matthew was recognized for his leadership hard work, tenacity, problem solving skills, and collaboration with multiple stakeholders building a new website. 

Matthew Tierney


Hisani was recognized for providing incredible guidance and support to the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy on their new immigration file, providing informed recommendations on how to best proceed with advancing the initiative.

Hisani Kreiser

December 2021



Justin was recognized for helping students and alumni on behalf of the alumni relations team and external relations liaisons in responding to alumni inquiries and hiring and supporting students.

Justin Manning


Charmaine was recognized for exceling during a transition, using problem solving skills and an enthusiastic collaborative approach to assume IT, event scheduling, and building requirements for the IE Team. 

Charmaine Coombs


Alyson was recognized for stepping up in several capacities while her team was short-staffed, including completing payroll, reviewing rationales, budget transfer, and ensuring deliverables were met on time. 

Alyson Te


Jason was recognized for supporting the 2021 Celebration of Distinguished Services at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Despite tight timelines, he enthusiastically executed a video celebration for the virtual event to elevate the experience for all attendees. 

Jason Romero

January 2022


Gary was recognized for solving a long-time problem, creating a solution for sending customized emails from a shared email account using PowerAutomate that will save hundreds of hours of work.

Gary Raposo


Abena was recognized for elevating the creative design of products within the Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture. She executed client feedback rapidly and objectively keeping the principle of human-centred design at the forefront.

Abena Asomaning


Kwame was recognized for his tremendous efforts in covering a staff shortage. He assumed new roles like scheduling oral exams and facilitating a Departmental Colloquium and streamlined the confirmation process for course scheduling, course outlines, and student enrollment.

Kwame Diko

February 2022



Stephanie was recognized for her hard work and dedication overseeing multiple priorities, including the PEY Program, the Student Ambassadors Program while staying on top of department-specific tasks and training new hires on the team.

Stephanie Vega


Beth was recognized for her excellent teamwork, organization, and partnership in producing a personalized video, and for listening and responding to audience and client feedback throughout the process.

Beth Caulfeild Dean