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(2011-2012 HR#10) Chancellor’s Awards Call for Nominations

Date: October 14, 2011
To: PDAD&C; Professional and Managerial Staff
From: Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources &; Equity
Re: Chancellor’s Awards Call for Nominations

About the Awards

There are two awards of $1,000 each, which will be presented at the Awards of Excellence ceremony in the spring of 2012. All administrative staff members (union and non-union) are eligible for these awards.

The specific award categories are:

1. The Emerging Leader

This award will recognize a staff member who demonstrates significant potential to assume more senior leadership in the organization.

Nomination forms are now available for the 2012 Chancellor’s Awards, presented by the University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA). The Chancellor’s Awards recognize administrative staff members for exceptional leadership in advancing the University’s mission:

“The University of Toronto will continue to be distinguished by a research-intensive culture, the academic rigour of its educational offerings at all levels, and the excellence of its faculty, staff and students across three distinctive campuses and in many partner institutions.”

About the Awards

2. The Influential Leader

This award will recognize a staff member who has continually demonstrated innovative leadership to achieve outstanding contributions to the University by motivating and empowering others.

Nominees will be assessed on their ability to:

  • Perform their job responsibilities to the highest possible level;
  • Seek out opportunities for the acquisition of new job skills and education in order to assume positions of greater responsibility over the course of their careers;
  • Engage in advancing the mission of the University; and,
  • Foster relationships based on mutual respect with colleagues, staff, students, and academic and senior administrative staff in the fulfillment of each other’s objectives.

Why nominate someone?

I strongly encourage all of you to identify and nominate candidates from within your Divisions for these awards. The awards are an excellent way to acknowledge the vital role our administrative staff plays in supporting the work of the University.

The nomination process also provides an opportunity for you and for the University to identify and recognize staff with the potential to fill key leadership roles at U of T in the future.

For more information; submission deadline

Support in preparing nominations is available to Division Heads through their divisional HR Offices.

Complete award information including details on how to submit nominations, are available here:http://my.alumni.utoronto.ca/s/731/index_clean.aspx?sid=731&gid=1&pgid=2659

The application form is available here:http://my.alumni.utoronto.ca/s/731/images/editor_documents/AWEX/2012/chancellors.pdf.

If you have any questions, please contact your HR Divisional Office. The deadline for nomination submissions is Monday, January 16, 2012 at 5 p.m.