Congratulation to ASPA member Shannon Boklaschuk, Communications Office, College of Arts and Science Communications Office, for being a recipient of the College of Arts & Science’s Dean’s Distinguished Staff Award. This annual award recognizes and formally acknowledges two outstanding members of the College of Arts & Science staff and the extraordinary contribution they make to the working environment.
Congratulations to Bonnie Hughes, Research Facilitator, College of Law, for receiving the 2021 Research Project Management Award for her support/facilitation of large non-research grants, such as the $1.6M grant for the ‘Sexual Harassment in the workplace’ project (a joint initiative by the College of Law, Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan, and Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce), and the $140,000-grant for the Nunavut Law Program (an initiative of College of Law in Nunavut).
Congratulations also to Karen E. Mosier, Research Coordinator/Navigator, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine for being recognized with the 2021 Research Management Excellence Award. This award recognizes an exceptional research manager who has made outstanding contributions to the profession nationally and internationally through innovation, creativity, hard work and dedication.
ASPA member Rob Peace has been awarded the USask Safety Recognition Award for 2021. The award recognizes employees that goes above and beyond to keep USask students, staff and faculty safe.
Peace has been a diligent health and safety leader in the College of Engineering for many years and is currently the employee co-chair of the Local Safety Committee (LSC). Through his involvement on the LSC, Rob has led the development of the Engineering Safety Management System (ESMS), a key framework for helping to keep students, staff and faculty safe. The ESMS is being implemented college-wide to ensure consistently high levels of safety, to drive continual improvement, and an established culture of safety. Congratulations and thank-you to all the Safety Recognition Award nominees for their hard work keeping everyone at USask safe. Those also celebrated for their worthy nominations this year are Nicole Barlow (Library), Susan Cook (WCVM), Renato De Freitas (AgBio), Jennifer Lang (Music), Cody Millar (GIWS), Marc St. Arnaud (AgBio), Tracey Thue (VIDO-Intervac), and Cindy Toy (WCVM).
Since 2016 ASPA has been recognizing members for their years of service within ASPA. ASPA recognizes those members who have reached a milestone year of as of December 31 each year.
This year ASPA will be recognizing 126 members who have been on campus for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years. We would like to thank you for all of your work.Continue reading “ASPA Service Awards”
The University Staff Excellence Award recognizes staff members who have achieved excellence while demonstrating dedication and commitment to the university’s Mission, Vision and Values and support of the University Plan 2025.
The staff member must be a current employee as of April 30 of the year of the nomination.
Criteria also includes:
- enhancement of the work environment by providing extraordinary service to the university community;
- inspiration, support and respect of the endeavours of others;
- distinction of accomplishment achieved through dedication and commitment to the university’s Mission, Vision and Values and support of the University Plan 2025
The deadline is March 19, 2021. If you would like to read more, or to apply, please follow the link.
We would like to congratulate all the participants of the “Share Your Happy” video contest!! It is with great pleasure to announce the winners!Continue reading “ASPA Share Your Happy Video Winners”
ASPA member Le Li, Senior International Specialist, International Office, is the 2021 recipient of the University of Saskatchewan International Engagement Service Award. This award recognizes the exceptional contributions of a USask staff member to strengthen the global profile of the University of Saskatchewan. Along with a certificate, she will receive a $1,500 prize. Congratulations to Le for her outstanding contributions to the university community.
The Provost’s Outstanding Support of Teaching and Learning Award annually recognizes excellence in the support of course design, delivery, advising and instruction. All staff members who support course design and delivery, instruction, and student advising who are not faculty, term or sessional instructors. Nominations may come from outside the unit or department in which the nominee is employed. ASPA members who support teaching and learning are eligible for this award. If you have a colleague who provides outstanding support to teaching and learning on our campus, consider nominating them for this award by March 1.
More information, including award criteria and submission instructions, are listed here: https://teaching.usask.ca/teaching-support/awards-grants/support-of-teaching-and-learning-award.php#Criteria
Contact Wenona Partridge if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to announce the winners of our ASPA 12 Days of Holidays contest:
- Tracey Baliski
- Stryker Calvez
- Darcie Earle
- Tamara Hominuke
- Daryl Janzen
- Angela Ko
- Lauryn Kronick
- Sean Polreis
- Daryl Pshyk
- Heather Ross
- Travis Rotenburger
- Brent Usselman
Congratulation to our lucky winners. Our Administrative Assistant will be mailing out the prizes.
We would like to take the opportunity to wish all our ASPA members Happy Holidays and all the best in 2021! May you have a safe and relaxing holiday.
ASPA Communications & Public Relations Committee
ASPA member Nicole Benning, Research Support Specialist, Research Services and Ethics Office, is the 2020 recipient of the University Staff Excellence Award winner. This award recognizes staff members who have achieved excellence while demonstrating dedication and commitment to the university’s Mission, Vision and Values and support of the University Plan 2025. Along with a certificate, she will receive a $1,000 prize. Congratulations to Nicole for her outstanding contributions to the university community.