Awards & Recognition
The University of Toronto celebrates its employees through various award programs honouring exceptional performance as well as recognition of service.
While the following selection highlights some U of T programs, many divisions, departments and faculties also have their own awards. Further information on these awards can be found on the applicable websites.
|Award Name||Next Application Deadline / Event Date||Eligibility||Notes|
|Chancellor's Award||January 26, 2015 / March TBD, 2015||Administrative Staff||
This award is comprised of two categories and grants a prize of $1000 to the recipient in each category. The Emerging Leader Award is given to a staff member in an early to mid-career administrative or service role, and the Influential Leader Award is given to a staff member in a more senior administrative role.
|Excellence Through Innovation Award||
Applications due October 3, 2014 / reception to be held January 12, 2015
The Excellence Through Innovation Award celebrates the significant efforts of individuals and teams to advance the university's strategic objectives and provide an opportunity to share these best practices across the University. Call for nominations are held each spring with the awards reception held at the President's home.
Information about past winning projects and award recipients can be found here.
Nomination forms are available on the Excellence Through Innovation Award homepage.
|Green Ribbon Award||February TBD, 2015||Staff, faculty, students, external partners||The Green Ribbon Award recognizes outstanding contributions of our campus community members, as well as university partners, who have made our campus ‘greener'. As individuals, groups, departments or business partners, these green leaders have contributed to a sustainable culture on campus, and inspire others to adopt environmentally-conscious behaviours.|
|Simcoe Hall Vice-Presidents' (SHVP) Staff Award||February TBD, 2015 / April TBD, 2015||Administrative Staff from specific divisions.||
The Simcoe Hall Vice-Presidents' Staff Award celebrates outstanding staff members who have made contributions to their Division or to the broader University 'above and beyond' their job description.
|Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award||December TBD 2014 / March TBD 2015||Faculty||An award recognizing excellence in teaching, research and the impact of scholarship on public policy.|
|Faculty Award||December TBD 2014 / March TBD 2015||Faculty||An award recognizing excellence in teaching, research and professional endeavours.|
|December TBD 2014 / March TBD 2015||Faculty||
An award given to a faculty member and an award given to a Department or Division, recognizing distinguished achievements in linking teaching and research.
|Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award||December TBD 2014 / March TBD 2015||Faculty||An award given to a faculty member who has served the university with distinction in multiple leadership capacities including committees, governance bodies and external organizations complementary to the university's academic mission.|
|Joan E. Foley Quality of Student Experience Award||December TBD 2014 / March TBD 2015||Faculty, Staff, Students||An award given to a student, alumnus/a, administrative staff or faculty member who has made a significant contribution to improving the quality of academic or extra-curricular student life on campus.|
|Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize||January 26, 2015 / March TBD, 2015||Faculty, Staff, Students||
A prize recognizing positive and lasting contributions to education and action in the fight against discrimination. The award is presented to a faculty, staff or student member of the University who has made a positive and lasting contribution in one or more of these areas: education and action against discrimination; supporting the University’s mission to realize an exemplary degree of equity and diversity; and extending our knowledge as a consequence of our diversity.
|Honouring our Retirees||Spring 2015||Faculty & Staff||At the time of spring convocation, the U of T community also celebrates its retirees and recognizes their years of service and dedication to the University.|
|Long Service Award||Spring 2015||Faculty & Staff||
The University honours staff and faculty who have given 25, 35 and 40 years of service. The reception for this award takes place every spring.
|Staff IMPACT Award||May 12, 2014 / June TBD 2014||Administrative Staff in the Faculty of Medicine (see eligibility details here.)||
Aligned with the core values set out in the Faculty's 2011-2016 Strategic Academic Plan, the Staff IMPACT Awards program honours staff whose work and dedication have helped to make the Faculty of Medicine the celebrated school that it is today.
Staff and Team nomination forms are available here.
- One of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2014 (seventh year)
- One of Greater Toronto's Top Employers for 2014 (eighth consecutive year)
- One of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers for 2014 (second consecutive year)
- One of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2014 (seventh consecutive year)
- One of Canada's Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 for 2014 (fourth consecutive year)