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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 Indigenous business development work awarded

Indigenous business development work awarded

This September, all eyes were on UVic business grad and instructor Cory Stephens as the newest recipient of the Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Relations, presented by the Canadian Council for...

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Making textbooks free

COVID-era teaching adaptations also accelerated the creation of affordable open education resources (OER) for teaching. UVic Libraries is spearheading the movement by offering publishing assistance...

Open Royal Society of Canada 2021

Royal Society of Canada 2021

Eight UVic researchers in the fields of science, social sciences, engineering, and humanities have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada, the country’s highest academic honour.

2020-21 Vanier scholars

UVic welcomes three Vanier scholars.

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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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