2021 President’s awards for staff: Call for nominations

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Each year through the President’s staff awards, we recognize and celebrate staff members who demonstrate outstanding achievement and excellence within the UBC community, and who enable us to shape the future of research, teaching, and work.

Once again, I invite you to nominate your colleagues for the 2021 awards. Nominations may be submitted by faculty, staff, and students. The deadline for nominations is 4pm on March 19, 2021.

There are two award programs, each with distinct criteria and eligibility.


President’s Service Awards for Excellence

This is the premier staff award at UBC, and honours staff with sustained exceptional contribution. All staff with five or more years of continuous service are eligible for this award. Up to five recipients receive a medal and $5,000 each.


President’s Staff Awards

The President’s Staff Awards honour exceptional contribution in specific areas that are important to UBC. All staff at UBC Vancouver with two or more years of continuous service are eligible for this award. Up to 14 recipients are selected each year (two per category), and recipients receive $2,000 each. The President’s Staff Awards recognize contributions in the following categories:

  • Advancing Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (individuals or groups may be nominated)
  • Wellbeing (individuals or groups may be nominated)
  • Leadership
  • Emerging Leadership
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Enhancing the UBC Experience (individuals or groups may be nominated)
  • Community Engagement

To download the nomination package, visit: https://focusonpeople.ubc.ca/awards/presidents-awards-for-staff/.

To read about past award recipients, visit the Focus on People website: https://focusonpeople.ubc.ca/2020/09/03/2020-presidents-awards-for-staff-recipients/.

I encourage you to take the time to nominate your colleagues, and help demonstrate the excellent work of our staff at UBC.

Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor

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