Chancellor's Awards Call for Nominations

PDAD&C #20, 2010-11
HR# 08, 2010-11

MEMORANDUM 

To: PDAD&C, Professional/Managerial staff
From: Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity
Date:        October 5, 2010
Re: Chancellor's Awards Call for Nominations

Further to the PDAD&C memo #17 (2011 Awards of Excellence), nomination forms are now available for the 2011 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.

There are two awards of $1,000 each, which will be presented at the Awards of Excellence ceremony to be held in the spring of 2011. The specific categories are:

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

The Influential Leader
This award will recognize a staff member who has continually demonstrated innovative leadership, has made outstanding contributions to the University, and has motivated and empowered others.

Nominees will be assessed on their ability to: perform their job responsibilities to the highest possible level; actively 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. All administrative staff members (union and non-union) are eligible for these awards.

I urge all of you to identify and nominate candidates from within your Divisions as these awards are an excellent way to acknowledge the vital role our administrative staff play 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 the University in the future.

Support in preparing nominations is available to Division Heads through their divisional HR Offices. The deadline for nomination submissions is Monday, January 17, 2011 at 5 p.m. Complete award information, details on how to submit nominations and downloadable forms are available at http://alumni.utoronto.ca/s/731/index.aspx?sid=731&gid=1&pgid=663.