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PRAISE recipients

Peers Recognizing Achievements in Standout Employees (PRAISE) certificate recipients

Praise Recipients

Nominee:

Title:

Faculty/department:

Nominator:

Message:

Grace
Bishop

Assistant
Registrar, Records

Office
of the Registrar

Andrea
Brown

You always take the time to answer my questions about fees, records and convocation. Your UOIT knowledge is endless! You’re a pleasure to work with, Grace!

Ken Bright

Director

Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability (OCIS)

Matthew Mackenzie

Thank you for your patience and commitment to the Environment Canada project. It was a real pleasure working with you and the whole OCIS team!

Stephanie Costanza

Admissions and Transfer Credit Assistant

Office of the Registrar

Sarah Connor

Your extensive knowledge of the Letter of Permission process and your quick learning of the transfer credit process will ensure students are happy!

Christa
Andrews

Administrative Assistant

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Betty Khattab

Thank you for taking on your new role with the Management Development Centre (MDC) with lots of energy and enthusiasm. Also, thank you so much for all you did to make the 2015 Professional Development Day a success. The day was well-organized because of your resourcefulness and hard work. I am so happy that you are part of the MDC team!

Elaine
Wannamaker

Director,
Risk Management

University
Secretariat

Matthew
Mackenzie

I want to recognize you for being so open to finding ways to manage risk while also working tirelessly and creatively to develop processes to allow projects to move forward. You’ve shown me that risk management isn’t about saying no to everything. UOIT is lucky to have someone like you managing risk while also supporting projects!

Stephanie
Walter

Operations Planner and Budget Officer

ACE

Kevin
Arbour

Thank you for applying your professional and problem-solving skills to streamline the accounting procedures at the Regent Theatre. It won’t be the same without you!

Theeben
Jegatheesan

Academic
Advisor

Faculty
of Engineering and Applied Science

Stephanie
Callahan

Thank you for always being so positive and thoughtful every day! You lead by example and have a kind word for everyone, and it is truly appreciated!

Christine
Axe

Asset
Co-ordinator

Information Technology (IT) Services

Hesham
Abdel Aal

Christine demonstrates extraordinary performance and goes above and beyond the usual daily duties. I really appreciate her dedication and enthusiasm!

Kailey
Chrisp

IT Asset Co-ordinator Assistant

IT Services

Hesham
Abdel Aal

Thank you, Kailey, for going above and beyond the call of duty even during the busiest times in your schedule! You are appreciated!

Stephanie
Costanza

Admissions
and Transfer Credit Assistant

Office of the Registrar

Adam
Wingate

I give you praise for staying on top of the transfer-credit and letter-of-permission processes, while we are down a team member, and during the busiest time of the year. You consistently perform at a high level, and you do it with a smile.

Sarah
Connor

Registrarial
Assistant

Office of the Registrar

Adam
Wingate

Thank you for going above and beyond by supporting the transfer-credit team during a busy transition period. Your expertise and assistance is very much appreciated!

Wendy
Young

IT Student Liaison

IT Services

Sujatha
Damu

You always help students to resolve any learning-tool issues in a friendly manner, and you give them as much information as possible at the Distribution Centre before they are sent to another location.

Laura
Pinto

Assistant
Professor

Faculty
of Education

Melissa
Price

Thank you for your continued efforts on the 2015 report. Your responses are always very quick, thorough and well-thought-out. You represent your faculty well and are a pleasure to work with.

Michelle
Huinink Barnes

Distribution
Administrator

IT Services

Sujatha
Damu

Thank you for providing exceptional information to help students during the academic year, and for being a friendly and helpful colleague.

Sarah
Worthington

Communications
Assistant

Office of the Registrar

Andrea
Brown

Thanks for being a reliable, friendly and positive person to work with every day! In particular, thank you for helping me out in a pinch and being part of the recruitment videos. I really appreciate your time and amazing attitude.

Kalvin
Taylor

Digital Media Specialist

Communications
and Marketing

Andrea
Brown

Kalvin, thank you for going above and beyond with the Student Speak blogger photos! Your creativity and talent is reflected in each shot.

Lorrie
Hennig

Finance and Administrative Officer

OCIS

Linda
Craig

Thank you for always going above and beyond to provide a positive outcome to any situation that arises. You are a great asset to UOIT and it’s a pleasure to work with you!

Anita
Nutikka

Laboratory
Technician

Faculty of Science

Joanne
Free

Anita has a positive work attitude and a world of knowledge about running labs, and is always willing to help me. Thank you for helping me with equipment in the last couple weeks.

Samantha Cook

Events Co-ordinator

Communications
and Marketing

Matthew
Mackenzie

Thank you for doing such an excellent job (as always) to make UOIT look good by being a master of event management and organization. You did a wonderful job organizing the logistics around the debate we hosted with both Durham College and Trent-Durham. It was a pretty high-stakes event with lots of moving parts; you hit a home run and made it a success.

Kailey
Chrisp

IT Asset Co-ordinator Assistant

IT Services

Lisa
Collins

You provide exemplary service. The assistance you offer to all service partners helps greatly with the seamless, efficient flow of assets to university employees. Kailey, you are a professional who possesses excellent communication skills; these traits are especially appreciated during the stressful refresh period.

Elizabeth
Levin

Admissions
and Transfer Credit Assistant

Office of the Registrar

Stephanie
Costanza

You have quickly learned the letter-of-permission and transfer-credit processes over the last few months, and you have been a great help during the busiest time of year. You are a wonderful addition to our team; keep up the great work!

Adam
Wingate

Pathways, Admissions and Transfer Credit Co-ordinator

Office of the Registrar

Stephanie
Costanza

Thank you for always being there for our team, and always willing to help out no matter what the situation is. Your extensive knowledge of the transfer-credit processes is greatly admired.

Sarah
Connor

Registrarial
Assistant

Office of the Registrar

Stephanie
Costanza

Thank you so much for all your support over the last few months. Your expertise and knowledge of the transfer-credit processes are incredible and have helped me immensely. I am grateful to have you as my colleague.

Ollie
Pehlemann

Pension
and Benefits Administrator

Human Resources (HR)

HR Team

Thank you for your dedication and contributions made to the Health and Wellness Fair! The event was a huge success!


All staff who receive a PRAISE recognition certificate are entered into a draw for a $100 gift card. There are four draws per year.

The winner of the October 2015 draw was Laura Pinto.

Congratulations, Laura!

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