President's Blue and Gold Award of Excellence: 2019 recipients
Office of the President
Amy's dedication to the Ryerson community has been exemplified throughout her 24 years of service. In her current role as executive director in the Office of the President, Amy is known for bringing the community together to foster collegiality, collaboration and teamwork, to successfully deliver complex projects and to overcome challenges. Amy works tirelessly to promote collaboration across departments and faculties, and uphold the values and reputation of the university. In the spirit of creating a People First culture, Amy's inclusive leadership style inspires positive change that affects staff, students and executives alike.
Human Rights Services
Each day, Human Rights Services works with Ryerson's community to promote an environment free of discrimination and harassment. With a complex and voluminous portfolio, the team consistently collaborates across campus, provides training and attends events to support equity. Their recent award-worthy work includes introducing a trauma-informed intake process, placing complainants' safety at the centre of their work; creating a case management system to track patterns; and simplifying process materials. This work has greatly impacted faculty, staff and students who require their resources. At the same time, their proactive work continues to build a campus that centres a human rights lens.
Ahmed Ahmed, Grace Chau, Tanya De Mello, Robin Fraser, Elya Porter, Katie Solomon