Peers Recognizing Achievements in Standout Employees

Kyle Warner

Web Developer
Communications and Marketing

Kyle has been such a fantastic person to learn from and collaborate with. He is extremely hard-working, knowledgeable and puts student success as a top priority. Kyle has gone above and beyond in helping us design, build and set up a phenomenal orientation website. Without the help of Kyle, the information new students needed and the activities faculty and staff planned would have gone in vain.

This was not all, as the campus slowly re-opened its doors to students, staff and Faculty. We needed a one-stop place where students could get the information they required about Academic Advising Services. As we know, providing vital and timely information is essential. Within seconds of reaching out for help, Kyle was able to update the Academic advising website with ease. Kyle, thank you so much for all of your hard work, dedication towards the student experience and student success. Thank you for all of your help; everyone appreciates everything you do.

Nominated by Theeben Jegatheesan

Emily Laveryt

First Year Academic Advisor
Academic Advising / Social Science and Humanities

Emily has been a huge support to me and helped make some stressful work days a little brighter. Emily jumped in to help respond to student requests, and covered a drop-in hour that I couldn't attend last minute. I am so thankful to have her on my team and hope I get the chance to help and support her as she has done for me.

Nominated by Nicole Sluyk

Nicholas Scott

Faculty and Student Support - Teaching and Learning
Teaching and Learning Centre

Over the past several months Nicholas has provided assistance with the decommissioning of our Adobe Connect tool and was instrumental in acquiring content reqired by a Faculty member, prior to our cutoff date.

Nicholas was also able to suggest an alternative method to download the files after discoving an issue with the format.

His assistance was very much appreciated.

Nominated by Christine Cairns

Andrei Caraman

UNIX Systems Administrator
IT Services

Andrei has been the cornerstone in managing the university's content management system infrastructure over the past 8+ years. We've now moved to a cloud-hosted solution, in which Andrei was also instrumental with the final data migration, but I want to recognize and thank Andrei for his support over the years. He was quick to respond, made helpful suggestions, and was always happy to help. I look forward to continuing to work with him on other projects. Thank you for your continued support, Andrei!

Nominated by Joyce Chan

Bradley Chicoine

Software Delivery Specialist
IT Services

Bradley played an important role in migrating the university's content management system to a new platform by enabling single sign-on authentication. We couldn't have completed the project without him. Bradley helped consolidate a list of hundreds of user accounts in preparation for the migration--no small feat! This project is a huge win for our team and SSO is a major improvement over the previous authentication system. Thanks, Bradley!

Nominated by Joyce Chan

Aaron Gates

Senior Technical Analyst
IT Services

Aaron was instrumental in migrating the university's content management system to a new platform by enabling single sign-on authentication. We couldn't have completed the project without him. It was great working with Aaron; he was always quick to respond and provided multiple solutions for the issues we encountered. This project is a huge win for our team and SSO is a major improvement over the previous authentication system. Thanks, Aaron!

Nominated by Joyce Chan

Janine Haynes

Information and Client Services - Office of the Registrar

Janine is incredible at her work. In her interaction with applicants and students, with the Admissions team, and all other colleagues from across the university, she is always professional, courteous, and helpful. I have seen her de-escalate with great skill front-line situations, and listened to her provide in-person and telephone queries with precisely the information needed. She acts immediately to urgent requests, as in the case very recently, where an international student needed a document for an out-of-country student loan. She is also very effective in her interactions with the Admissions team, always ensuring that any point, question or issue that arises is dealt with promptly and for maximum benefit to all concerned. Thank you, Janine!

Nominated by Dan Vassiliou

Ryan Beaton

Digital Media Coordinator
Communications and Marketing

We are sending a HUGE shout out to Ryan Beaton for his role in filming and producing the Forensic Science Program’s most recent promotional video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RSrDE30e0k). Ryan was professional, enthusiastic and had a clear vision for his video. Bonus points – he is an alumni of the program. We hope we get to work with you again, Ryan! Thank you so much.

- Forensic Science Undergraduate Program

Nominated by Forensic Science Undergraduate Program

Sarah Desjardins

Information and Client Services Coordinator II
Information and Client Services/Office of the Registrar

Sarah has volunteered to take on the role of updating our webpage as well as create registration webinars. This turned out to be a lot more work than originally anticipated. Her teamwork and initiative has been amazing. She has been able to stay ontop of all the extra work, prioritize, complete everything, all while still helping out the rest of the team in the regular day-to-day. Not only has she done so successfully, but her attitude has been extraordinary. This has allowed to whole team to be able to focus on the other duties, stay motivated and avoid burnout as we are gearing up to our busiest season.

Nominated by Maria Martinez

Caitlin Vlaskalin

Labour Relations Specialist
Human Resources

Over the past several months, I've had more than the usual number of complex situations arise and needed the support of Labour Relations more frequently. Caitlin Vlaskalin, the support person for my Faculty, has just been excellent, in terms of being a sounding board, offering advice (or seeking advice from others when she wasn't comfortable answering on her own), and facilitating solutions. She has been friendly, knowledgeable, thoughtful, and a pleasure to work with. I know how busy she has been, but she's been incredibly responsive and helpful.

Nominated by Greg Crawford