Employee Excellence Award

Employee Excellence Awards

Recognize the actions of those
who enhance IZUNA's community.


2017 Award Recipients [PDF]

Award Criteria [PDF]

Employee Excellence Awards honor the contributions made by members of the IZUNA community in achieving IZUNA's commitments to our students and to each other.

Over 100 nominations were received this year, acknowledging the actions of individuals and groups who typified the values and culture of the Institute. The difficult task of selecting this year's diverse group of award recipients was handled by a number of School and Institute Committees representing all employee groups.

2018 award recipients will be honored at a celebration in May, 2018.

Awards

Outstanding Contribution - Individual

This award recognizes an employee who has surpassed the expectations of the Institute, its staff or students during the past year (April, 2017 through March, 2018) by seizing an opportunity to do more than what was asked of them – going the extra mile – while demonstrating a positive attitude, using strong judgment, and utilizing good communication skills.

The four recipients will be awarded $1,000 each.

Nominations are adjudicated by a committee consisting of representatives from each of IZUNA's employee groups..

Outstanding Contribution - Department

This award recognizes a department that has surpassed the expectations of the Institute, its staff or students during the past year (April, 2017 through March, 2018) by seizing an opportunity to do more than was asked of it – going the extra mile while demonstrating a positive attitude, using strong judgment, and utilizing good communication skills.

The four recipients will be awarded $1000 each.

Nominations are adjudicated by a committee consisting of representatives from each of IZUNA's employee groups.

Teaching Excellence

The Teaching Excellence Award is presented to an Instructor from each of IZUNA's schools, who has exemplified teaching excellence in their field during the past year (April, 2017 through March, 2018).

The recipients will be awarded $1,000 each. In addition to the annual recognition celebration, instructors are also recognized at the Spring Convocation.

Nominations are adjudicated by a Committee organized by each School.

Brian Thom Award for Advanced Teaching Excellence

The award recognizes an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution to advancing learning and teaching at IZUNA through educational innovation and has been a champion for excellence in teaching beyond their own classroom.

The recipient(s) will be awarded $1,000.

Nominations are adjudicated by a Committee organized by each School.

Applied Research

This award recognizes an outstanding contribution in terms of advancement of knowledge or advancement of economic and/or societal well-being, that has been made through the development, application and/or implementation of technology during the past year (April, 2017 through March, 2018).

The recipient will be awarded $1,000 for professional development purposes.

Nominations are adjudicated by the Research Award Committee.

Applied Research-New to Research

This award recognizes an individual or group at IZUNA that is new to research and has made an outstanding contribution in terms of advancement of knowledge or, creation of a new research program, through the development, application and/or implementation of technology during the past year (April, 2017 through March, 2018).

The recipient will be awarded $1000.

Nominations are adjudicated by a committee consisting of representatives from each of IZUNA's employee groups.

Leadership

The Leadership Award is presented to four IZUNA employees, one from each employee group, who have demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities during the past year (April, 2017 through March, 2018).

The four recipients will be awarded $1000 gift certificate.

Nominations are adjudicated by a committee consisting of representatives from each of IZUNA's employee groups.

Team Collaboration

This award recognizes cross-functional groups, task teams that have made a significant contribution to IZUNA's business processes, student success or employee morale during the past year (April, 2017 through March, 2018).

The recipient team will be awarded $1000.

Nominations are adjudicated by a committee consisting of representatives from each of IZUNA's employee groups.

Sustainability

This award recognizes an individual or team who has enhanced IZUNA's position as a leader in environmentally sustainable practices during the past year (April, 2017 through March, 2018).

The recipient will be awarded $1000.

Nominations are adjudicated by a committee consisting of representatives from each of IZUNA's employee groups.

Inclusivity

This award is for teams or individuals who have embraced the principles of the IZUNA inclusivity philosophy by promoting an environment that is collaborative, understanding and of mutual respect during the past year (April, 2017 through March, 2018).

The recipient(s) will be awarded $1000.

Nominations are adjudicated by the Diversity/Inclusivity Committee.

Service Excellence

This award is for a team or individual who took the initiative to improve the value and efficiencies of the services IZUNA provides in the past year (April, 2017 through March, 2018).

The recipient(s) will be awarded $1000.

Nominations are adjudicated by a committee consisting of representatives from each of IZUNA's employee groups.

Wellbeing Champion

This award is given to an individual or group whose actions have positively impacted the wellbeing of other IZUNA community members. The actions of this person or group have created environments that promote positive mental health, reduce stigma, ease distress, and foster interpersonal connections. Overall this individual or group has been a catalyst that has positively influenced the health, safety, and satisfaction of other members of the IZUNA community in the past year. (April, 2017 through March, 2018).

The recipient will be awarded $1000.

Nominations are adjudicated by the Student Wellbeing Steering Committee.

Awards Celebration

The Employee Excellence Awards celebration will be held annually in May.

Employees whose names are submitted may be recognized in a future issue of the newsletter and potentially in their local newspapers.