Staff recognition

Building Operations Bright Ideas for Staff Excellence

These awards identify acts of exceptional service, recognize the staff member who performed them, and reward and celebrate the behaviour. Staff are nominated by their peers or management to receive awards in the following categories:

  • Leadership — for being a role model in demonstrating leadership skills;
  • Innovation — for processes, technology, and more;
  • Customer Service — for superior service;
  • Health, Wellness, and Safety — for dedication to workplace health, wellness, and safety; and,
  • Teamwork — for exemplary performance in collaboration, cooperation, reliability, and flexibility;
  • Inspiration — of particular note is our Kim Nulty Staff Excellence Award for Inspiration. Named after a member of our staff who consistently demonstrated excellence across all categories above, this award goes to individuals who have consistently performed at a high level in at least three criteria. To receive this award is one of our department’s highest honours.

Complete the form below or the Staff Excellence Award Nomination Form 2018.

Staff Excellence Award Nomination

  • Name of the colleague/coworker you are nominating
  • Indicate position of colleague/coworker you are nominating
  • Please indicate contact information of Nominee
    Please check ONE box to indicate for which award category is the nomination
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, docx, jpg, png.
    We encourage you to include additional letters of support for this nomination
  • Please enter your name

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Staff Excellence Awards

Once again congratulations to the 2017 Staff Excellence Award winners and thank you to all who nominated their colleagues for the excellent work they do. Reviewing over 30 nominations was not an easy task for the Staff Excellence Award Committee. The winners of the 2017 Staff Excellence Awards are:

Leadership Award

Inspiring those around her to think beyond the immediate problem, Deborah Capps is a proven leader. Talented and driven, she goes over and above in providing service to our customers. Not only does she look out for her development, she also helps others achieve their personal and professional goals. She is the go-to person for the Facilities Managers for her information and guidance. Congratulations Deb.

Innovation Award

Jordy Buckles has an amazing ability to craft needed equipment with only the tools available to him in the shop. He crafted a much need laboratory-grade sink in time for the start of the term. His creativity and ingenuity saved Building Ops and Earth & Ocean Sciences thousands of dollars. Congratulations Jordy.

Customer Service Award

Always providing excellent customer service with a smile, the orange/yellow carpenters Benedict Castres and Meynard Villarica are a hard act to follow. Known for providing a high level of service that customers rave about, they go above and beyond customer needs, which is always recognized in NPS comments.

Congratulations Benny and Meynard.

Health, Safety & Wellness Award

Richard Gee received the award for being an advocate of safety. Undaunted, he brings up any safety issue and follows through to ensure incidents are mitigated. He watches for trends and ensures the safety of his coworkers. Congratulations Richard.

Teamwork Award

The “Go-to” team for Building Operations, The Clerical Pool provide administrative support with service excellence. With various talents, they work collaboratively to ensure that all administrative requirements are met. And when it comes to events, they work together to ensure success.

Congratulations April, Barb, Caroline, Ellen, Lorraine, Shirley and Yasmeen.

The Kim Nulty Award

In a close race with Kevin Morris and Marcus Drozdzik, Lee McCormick won the award. A proven leader, he is the guiding force of the operating engineers,  helping them transition to new systems and work processes. With the operating engineers working in shifts, he ensures that his colleagues work in a safe environment. His contribution at the Centre for Comparative Medicine dramatically changed the operational approach to steam boilers. Lee provides inspiring and outstanding service to UBC. Congratulations Lee.

Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to all the winners.