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Janice Waddell Faculty and Staff Collegiality Award

The Janice Waddell Faculty and Staff Collegiality Award recognizes faculty and staff members in the Faculty of Community Services who have had a significant role in fostering a spirit of collegiality.

This award honours an individual staff or faculty member who has worked to create a positive and productive work environment that encourages collaboration, mentorship, support, and professional responsibility.

The award will be presented at the Faculty of Community Service’s Faculty Achievement Event that is held annually in April.

Generally, one award is to be presented each year. The selection committee may determine not to present the award in a particular academic year.

Candidates are passionate, supportive, and have shown a dedicated concern for the wellbeing of others and the ability to create a positive work environment  in the performance of their roles as a staff or a faculty member. They are dedicated to collegial relationships and to assisting others in the Ryerson community.

Faculty and staff in the Faculty of Community Services can submit a nomination. Self-nominations are not accepted.

  • Nominees must be staff or faculty members in the Faculty of Community Services

  • Nominees must have at least three years of experience within the Faculty of Community Services

  • Individuals who have received the award within the past three years are not eligible for nomination

  • Specifically, the nominee fosters a culture of collegiality through:

    • Collaboration: engages with colleagues to enhance and support professional development and overall well-being

    • Mentorship: dedication and generosity of spirit in building relationships and creating a sense of belonging

    • Support: shows respect to one another and demonstrates willingness to assume equitable responsibilities for achieving common purpose

    • Going “above and beyond”: this spirit is described in the nomination and support letters

  1. Obtain the nominee's permission.
  2. Complete the nomination package as described below.
  3. Submit the nomination package via the Online Nomination Portal.
  4. Nominee receives confirmation email with link to provide online consent before the deadline.

A completed nomination package includes:

  • A citation brief (max. 150 words) suitable for public release

  • A supporting statement (max. 2 pages) from the nominator which clearly outlines how the nominee’s involvement has met the award criteria

  • Two letters of support (max. 1 page each) that speak to the criteria of the award

  • Nominations open on January 15
  • Nominations close on March 8
  • Recipient is notified by March 15

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Name: Sarah Bukhari
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