The True Blue Award emerged from the most recent Speaking Up: Faculty & Staff Experience Survey. The results showed that feeling valued and recognized in the communities in which they work rated highly among employees.
The True Blue Award complements the recognition programs already in existence at the University of Toronto (U of T) and provides staff and faculty with an opportunity to recognize their colleagues in a more informal way. Award recipients are nominated by their colleagues for embodying U of T’s true-blue spirit.
Read on to find out why.
Student & Campus Community Development
“[Jennifer] goes above and beyond to get to know the students in the 21 Sussex Clubhouse and make sure that they know they can come to her for anything anytime. [She] creates a wonderfully inclusive and inviting space in the process.”
“I can say that she always goes above and beyond with her support to students.”
“She handles every question with genuine interest and patience, which is not easy (there are well over 800 groups on campus and there are many logistical and complicated issues that come with the territory)!!
“She is always friendly with our students and works hard to make meaningful connections with them. You can tell that she has such a natural way of building community and her positive energy makes a big difference in their lives.”
“Her positive spirit and willingness to support everyone is truly inspiring and really makes a world of difference. She is authentic and genuinely has a heart of gold. She always wants to make the world and U of T a little bit better for everyone else.”
Does this remind you of someone you know? Nominate them for a True Blue Award.