Do you know a person or team who has gone above and beyond their job expectations to provide outstanding service? Nominate them for an Exemplary Staff Award! 

The University’s strength is in its people, and the care and dedication they put everyday into their roles that make our institution one we can be proud of. Each year, U of G recognizes staff who go the extra mile with the President’s Awards for Exemplary Staff Service. 

Award recipients receive $2,000 (less applicable taxes) and are typically announced at the President’s Community Breakfast in September. Teams share the cash prize. 

Consider nominating a colleague or team for one of the following award categories: 

  • Award of Excellence in Wellness, Health and Safety (individual or team) 
  • Hidden Hero Award (individual) 
  • Innovation Leadership Recognition Award (individual or team) 
  • Service Excellence Recognition Award (individual) 

The deadline for nominations is March 1. Staff at U of G main campus, Guelph-Humber, and Ridgetown Campus are eligible to be nominated. 

Nominate a colleague by completing the nomination form and telling a story in 500 words or less about how they have made extraordinary contributions beyond what is normally expected in their job. Any U of G student, faculty, staff, retiree, or alumni can make a nomination. 

All non-academic full- and part-time U of G staff who have been employed at the University for at least two years are eligible for the awards. Learn more online. 

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