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Recognition & service

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Members of our university community contribute to its success in many ways. Whether it be through teaching, years of service, volunteering or research, UVic celebrates these achievements through awards and recognition events throughout the year.

In the news

Open UVic Order of Canada appointments

UVic Order of Canada appointments

A renowned University of Victoria theatre expert and a devout public sector leader are appointed today to the Order of Canada.

Open 2021 UVic Schulich Leaders

2021 UVic Schulich Leaders

Two standout students will join the University of Victoria community this fall as recipients of the prestigious national Schulich Leader Scholarship.

Open The healing power of music and connection

The healing power of music and connection

Scholarship supporting digital health research helps uncover the positive benefits of lifestyle interventions for people living with dementia.

Open Restoring the natural flow

Restoring the natural flow

A former professor’s legacy strengthens her former student’s resolve to revitalize the Kwak̕̕wala language within her family and community.

 More award news

Campus Kudos

Campus Kudos in a series of informal events hosted by President Hall to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements and accomplishments of our talented and hard-working faculty, staff, and students.

Long Service Recognition Reception

The Long Service Recognition Reception is an annual event that honours UVic employees who have completed 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service.

Retirees’ Dinner

The Retirees’ Dinner is an annual event hosted by the president. At this dinner, we honour retiring UVic employees for their years of service.

Recognition Toolkit

Sincere recognition is one of the most powerful ways to let an employee know they are valued and their work matters. Formal awards programs are only one way to recognize employees. This toolkit provides a variety of ways to provide timely, meaningful and relevant recognition and suggestions for how to cultivate a culture of recognition in your team.

President’s Extraordinary Service Awards

The President’s Extraordinary Service Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals and teams from across campus.

There are four categories of awards open for individual and team nomination. Each awards cycle begins with a call for nominations. A nominator must be an active UVic employee. Find more information on nominations.

Provost’s Advocacy & Activism Awards

The Provost’s Advocacy and Activism Award acknowledges the dedicated advocates and activists in our community.

These awards are open to current students, faculty or staff and alumni who demonstrate dedication to the advancement of social equity through advocacy and activism.

Faculty awards & honours

UVic faculty members have received internal, national and international recognition for their research achievements. Each award and honour we receive reflects both the quality of our people and our reputation as one of Canada’s leading research intensive universities.

External awards

There are several association or industry awards that your team may be eligible for.

External awards are a great way to recognize outstanding achievements of team members.

The contribution their efforts make can also help advance UVic's local and global reputation.

Examples of external awards:

  • The CAUBO awards are the Oscars of best practices in higher education administration.
  • Victoria Community Leadership Awards celebrate inspiring stories and successes of community leadership in Greater Victoria. Anyone can nominate a friend, colleague or role model.

Most professional associations or industry groups also have annual awards. Research the ones related to the work of your team and encourage nominations.

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