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 July & October 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

July 2021


Elina was recognized for showing excellent leadership and initiative in preparing the alternative work arrangement guidelines.

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Ammena was recognized for going ‘above and beyond’ and demonstrating excellent problem-solving skills in migrating a legacy java application. 

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August 2021


Melissa was recognized for truly thinking outside the box by innovating ways to track and use data to inform programming and practices on her team.

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David was recognized for being an exceptional team player when he quickly and enthusiastically pulled together a video shoot on short notice.

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Maliha was recognized for showing impressive attention to detail and a knack at getting to the core of any matter to fully support our relationships with our donors.

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Shahzeb was recognized for providing excellent service and being an outstanding collaborator ensuring that the Stewardship Teams’ communications products are exemplary and effective.

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Janet was recognized for providing exceptional technical support at the five-day Media Camp 2021 to over 800 guests.

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Esther was recognized for providing exceptional analytical and abstract data research and interpretation to her colleagues at the Rotman School of Management.

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September 2021


Robert was recognized for providing outstanding service, leadership and dedication in bringing Orientation 2021 across the finish line.

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Emily was recognized for showing impressive leadership while supporting a major gift announcement that delighted key stakeholders and strengthened relationships with our donors.

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Laura was recognized for collaboration when sharing their expertise on User Experience Design as part of an interview panel for a candidate in a different division at the University.

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Felicity was recognized for showing excellent attention to detail and skill while working on the website and newsletters for her department.

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Grace was recognized for being an excellent team player, consistently demonstrating collaboration, expertise, reasoning, and problem solving within Payroll at U of T.

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October 2021


Michelle was recognized for taking the lead on MT Admissions this year. Michelle’s leadership, mentorship and exceptional guidance allowed her department to evolve its admissions processes and meet its targets.

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Kaitlyn was recognized for ensuring equity & inclusion are consistently priorities in the work at the Innovation Hub.

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Miruna was recognized for being a supportive colleague and team player at the Centre for International Experience. Miruna has helped the centre navigate the COVID landscape and its implications while finding ways to better support students’ experiences.

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