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Staff Award for Outstanding Contributions

The Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science Staff Award for Outstanding Contributions recognizes and honours individual staff members or teams who show:

  • outstanding dedication
  • resourcefulness
  • integrity
  • inspiration
  • outstanding service 

Up to two $1000 cash awards are presented annually. Recipients receive a paper certificate and their names are displayed on a permanent wall plaque near the dean's office.

The awards presentation takes place in December (at the Evening of Excellence/Winter Social).


Any member of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science can nominate someone. Nominees must be PEA or CUPE staff employed for at least 3 years full-time or part-time in the faculty. Prior winners are not eligible.

Nomination letters should include a description of the nominee's contributions and attributes. For example:

  • resourcefulness and commitment to high standards
  • responsibilities to students, faculty and/or staff
  • dedication and high level of integrity
  • dedication and inspiration to faculty and staff

The deadline for nominations is the second week of November.

Selection criteria

A staff award selection committee consists of:

  • a staff representative from each department
  • a staff representative from the Engineering Undergraduate Office or the Dean's Office
  • the dean/associate dean as committee chair (non-voting)

This committee meets in November to consider all nominations, with a decision and notification by month-end.

2021 recipients

Jennifer Holmes
dean's office

Janice Closson
electrical and computer engineering