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Librarian and Counsellor Award Recipients

The Librarian and Counsellor Award recognizes demonstrated excellence in professional service to a unit, the University and/or the community.

Award recipient(s) will receive a certificate of recognition and a monetary award of $2,000 as a one-time payment (subject to applicable deductions).

Key criteria: Service

2021 recipients

Counsellor Awards

Andrea Martin

Counselling, Student Wellbeing

Andrea Martin is an exceptional therapist and provides skillful and attuned care to her clients. She is also an invaluable member of the counselling team and is active in supporting her colleagues with warmth and wisdom. Andrea plays a key role as the CSDC practicum and  internship coordinator, and her leadership has allowed for expansion of the services we can provide to clients, as well as facilitating high-quality clinical training for emerging clinicians. In addition, Andrea is embedded in the TRSM faculty, and provides expertise, guidance, and thoughtful consultation on mental health to faculty members, staff, and students in TRSM.

Librarian Awards

Jane Schmidt

Library Learning Services, Ryerson University Library

You say ‘rock star’, I say ‘gold star’. But there is no debate that Jane Schmidt sets the gold standard in professional service to Ryerson’s community. This award recognizes her outstanding service to social innovation education. “Jane is an explosion of energy”, said one colleague “a superior conveyor of the spirit of innovation.” Whether teaching in a non-traditional, interdisciplinary, co-instructional team, modelling socially innovative pedagogy in the Social Innovation Minor, or judging student presentations in Map the System, or advising students 1-1 Jane promotes a model of education where community is the classroom and classroom is the community.

Past recipients

Counsellor Award

  • Bronwyn Dickson
    Student Affairs

Librarian Award

  • Val Lem
    Collection Services, Library and Archives

Counsellor Award

  • Sonny Wong
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts

Librarian Award

  • Cecile Farnum
    Library Learning Services, Library and Archives

Counsellor Award

  • Ruth Frolic
    Centre for Student Development and Counselling, Student Affairs

Librarian Award

  • Brian Cameron
    Collection Services, Library and Archives
  • Sally Wilson
    Information Technology Services, Library and Archives

Counsellor Award

  • Jesmen Mendoza
    Centre for Student Development and Counselling, Student Affairs

Librarian Award

  • Sanjoy Banerjee
    Borrowing and Lending Services, Library and Archives
  • Ann Ludbrook
    Borrowing and Lending Services, Library and Archives