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Information Technology Awards

Overview

The Office of the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Information Technology) has created five awards to recognized the outstanding efforts of the University of Alberta's talented information technology faculty, staff, and students. The awards are:

  • The Information Technology Distinguished Career Award recognizes one non-academic or academic person for their outstanding contributions to advancing the University's IT agenda. One award is given annually.
  • The Information Technology Ambassador Award recognizes one non-academic or academic person for demonstrating outstanding technology leadership to their unit and/or their contributions to the campus community. One award is given annually.
  • The Information Technology Excellence Award recognizes one non-academic person, one academic person, or one team for their innovative use of hardware and/or software technology to successfully deploy a major IT project with significant impact to research, teaching, administration, and/or the campus experience. One award is given annually.
  • The Information Technology Client Service Award recognizes a non-academic staff member or group who has provided a high quality of service to a Faculty/Unit/Department. One award is given annually.
  • The Information Technology Unsung Hero Award recognizes a non-academic staff member who has made a significant and largely unrecognized contribution to the quality of the IT environment offered by a unit and/or to the campus. Two awards are given annually.

Awards Committee

The awards will be determined by a committee consisting of the following members:

  • Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Information Services & Technology) - Chair;
  • Representative from the Office of the Vice Provost and Associate Vice President (Information Services & Technology);
  • Representatives from IST (2);
  • Representatives from the Information Technology Advisory Committee (2).

Once members of the committee see the award nominations, they must declare any conflicts of interest. Those seen to be in a conflict by the Chair will be excused for all deliberations concerning awards related to the conflict.

Awards

For each award (regardless of the number of recipients) the awardee(s) will receive a plaque recognizing the awardee(s)'s accomplishment(s) and a gift (value less than $100).

The award winners will be announced in mid-June and the awards will be presented at an awards ceremony mid-July.