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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

2020 recipients

Counsellor Awards

Bronwyn Dickson

Student Affairs

Bronwyn Dickson has been with the CSDC since 2009. She is a warm, attuned, and highly skilled therapist with a remarkable track record in widely divergent settings. Beyond exceptional skills as a clinician, Bronwyn has been an innovator in program development that aligns with her passions, including producing a well-regarded proposal for sexual assault policy and response protocol, piloting the satellite counsellor model in FCAD and providing comprehensive support to students in the faculty for nine years, developing several additional programs at our Centre including our mindfulness-based psychotherapy group, and pioneering of Ryerson's wildly successful Therapy Dog Program.

Librarian Awards

Val Lem

Collection Services, Library and Archives

Val was a core member of a team that received a SSHRC connections grant in 2018-2019 to create an online exhibit promoting the Library's Special Collections. He wrote two studies for the exhibition Imprinting Canada: The McGraw-Hill Ryerson Press Collection, supported other contributors, sourced images, and curated a physical exhibit.
Val Lem is a Subject Librarian and Collections Lead supporting the Faculty of Arts. As coordinator of Library support for SSH205, Ryerson's compulsory academic writing and research course, Val liaises with faculty and facilitates workshops. He created and maintains numerous Research Guides, and advocates strongly for arts research support.

Past recipients

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