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Errol Aspevig Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership Recipients

The Errol Aspevig Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership recognizes up to two individuals who have advanced the mission of Ryerson University through outstanding academic leadership and who have contributed significantly to the enhancement of academic life at Ryerson and beyond. It may be awarded for service at the Departmental, Faculty, or University level, enhanced by service to the community and profession, where appropriate.

Award recipient(s) will receive a certificate of recognition and a monetary award of $3,000 as a one-time payment (subject to applicable deductions)

Key criteria: Leadership

2020 recipients

Lisa Barnoff

Office of the Dean, Faculty of Community Services

Dr. Lisa Barnoff is an outstanding academic leader who has advanced the mission of Ryerson University, and made extraordinary contributions associated with her leadership as Dean of the Faculty of Community Services (FCS) since her term began in 2016. Lisa has demonstrated an exemplary record of administrative service and leadership, having spent 13 of her 17 years at Ryerson University in various administrative roles. Lisa has provided outstanding academic leadership to the Faculty of Community Services, has advanced Ryerson University's mission, and has acted as a role model for inclusive leadership within and beyond the academy.

Marco Fiola

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Faculty of Arts

Since joining the Faculty in 2006, Dr. Marco Fiola has served nine years in Department Chair positions—spearheading two new minors, curriculum creation in two new languages, two periodic program reviews, a new continuing education certificate, and the creation and launch of an all new BA program—transforming the university's last service department into an innovative hub with award-winning faculty. His stellar internal service is complemented by major leadership roles in multiple Canadian Associations for Translation and Interpretation and as Convenor of a record-breaking CFHSS Congress. Clearly, Dr. Fiola exemplifies and exceeds the qualities of an Aspevig awardee.

Past recipients

  • Maurice Roche
    Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts
  • Pamela Sugiman
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts
  • Madeleine Lefebvre
    Office of the Chief Librarian, Library and Archives
  • Catherine Schryer
    School of Professional Communication, Faculty of Communication and Design