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Who’s True Blue? Kitty Chan

The True Blue Award emerged from the most recent Speaking Up: Faculty & Staff Experience Survey. The results showed that feeling valued and recognized in the communities in which they work rated highly among employees.

The True Blue Award complements the recognition programs already in existence at the University of Toronto (U of T) and provides staff and faculty with an opportunity to recognize their colleagues in a more informal way. Award recipients are nominated by their colleagues for embodying U of T’s true-blue spirit.

Read on to find out why.


Kitty ChanKitty Chan


University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)


“Kitty is a hardworking, kind, wise and proactive person. Her wisdom and kindness have been exceptional and truly integral to our success…..

“She has looked after the professional and personal well-being of our staff, serving as a kind advisor in balancing work and home life, while helping staff plan for their professional development.

“She has always been mindful of those key events and milestones — weddings, births, promotions, awards, graduations — so that we collectively celebrate each other’s achievements and build a collective aspiration for success.

“She has been a superb business officer and office manager. Kitty works hard every day and I cannot recall her ever saying ‘no’ to a task, no matter how novel or challenging.

“Kitty is true-blue through and through. She is a perfect example of one of the people who make U of T great!”


Does this remind you of someone you know? Nominate them for a True Blue Award.