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 June 2022 and November 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’

June 2022



Brenda was recognized for top-notch proactive dedication to providing student-focused supports in the admission process. Colleagues valued Brenda’s knowledge, perspective, and understanding of processes and policies pertaining to UofT.

Brenda Colley headshot


David was recognized for assisting with a filming session designed to strengthen experiential programs for PharmD students and preceptors. Not only did he assist on filming day, Dave provided input in the planning stages and was critical in the editing process.

David Dubins headshot Coombs


Devorah was recognized for setting a high watermark in as the Faculty of Law’s first-ever online alumni engagement coordinator!

Devorah Lindsay


Lisa was recognized for responsive and thorough support in helping the Engineering & Computer Science Library switch over to SharePoint.

Lisa Chen headshot


Marley was recognized for perfectly executing the honorary degree luncheons – accommodating last-minute requests and troubleshooting all problems that arose.

Marley Rosen headshot


Neena was recognized for arranging a thoughtful and beautiful gift for the undergraduate & graduates at our Electrical and Computer Engineering Convocation event.

Neena Peterson headshot


Ryan was recognized for being an incredible resource and support to coworkers involved in the creative contract process that was developed to start solving long-standing administrative issues in RedCap.

Ryan Lyn

July 2022



Kevin was recognized his support with the department of medicine Welcome & Orientation events, ensuring they all ran smoothly.

Kevin Smith headshot

August 2022



Ahmed was recognized for curating a great tour at the Utilities and Sustainability Open Door event. They shared impressive and interesting information to attendees that helped many at the University of Toronto Mississauga to better understand the various sustainability efforts, projects, and initiatives on the campus and the work that’s planned ahead.

Ahmed Azhari headshot


Ash was recognized for being easy to work with and always ready to help, support and advise with fixing technical issues.

Ash Arokiaswamy headshot


David was recognized for his leadership, vision, and dedication in establishing a new Faculty professional development course at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

David Chan headshot


Enyeobi was recognized for his collaboration, while still keeping a results-focused approach to his contributions to the team.

Enyeobi Orabueze headshot


Josh was recognized for proactive problem-solving and positive support for the new voting platform.

Josh Hass headshot


Monique was recognized for creating an engaging culture and experience for the work-study & co-op students. Monique made everyone feel appreciated and important with a thoughtful send-off event full of personal touches for the students.

Monique Vanloo-Mve headshot

September 2022



Anna was recognized for her loyalty, hard work, dedication and exemplary commitment to the dentistry department by always going above and beyond, assisting others.

Anna Ponte headshot


Helena was recognized for being a great communicator and having a positive influence when problem-solving and was commended for her exemplary patience and professionalism.

Helena Bruno headshot


Kelly was recognized for independently delivering a creative and engaging “new generation” story.

Kelly Zhang headshot


Sarah was recognized for her excellent leadership and expertise while fully supporting her colleagues, ensuring a fun and collaborative work environment.


October 2022



Manaal was recognized for being a professional, resourceful, collaborative and hardworking colleague during the inaugural Islamophobia and Higher Education Conference.

Manaal Hussain headshot


Michael was recognized for bringing empathetic and thoughtful leadership, building culture and confidence amongst his colleagues.

Michael McKinnon headshot

November 2022



Brenda was recognized for the invaluable insights which allowed for a successful launch of Kronos for an employee group. She also delivered a successful educational session on year-end processing for her colleagues.

Brenda Bannis headshot


Danielle was recognized for bring her warmth and expertise to the high school students, parents & UofT student volunteers, at the University College academic programs booth at Fall Campus Day, making it a big success.

Danielle Meade headshot


Nga was recognized for volunteering to lead a two-day United Way book sale for the University of Toronto Mississauga library. She introduced cashless payment as an option for the first time! Nga was essential in the planning and day of execution, leading to one of their most-ever successful events.

Nga Foster headshot


Samantha was recognized for exceptional organization, promotion and running of Applied Research in Action (ARIA) 2022 at an unprecedented scale only months after joining the Master of Science in Applied Computing.

Samantha De Gregorio headshot


Sarah was recognized for reflecting our motto “may it grow as a tree through the ages” and strategic focus through her commitment and service designing & delivering a webinar for the tri-campus community.

Sarah Klassen headshot