The University of Alberta is committed to providing an excellent information technology (IT) environment that facilitates the University's research, teaching, and administration agendas, to the benefit of faculty, staff and students. In recognition of the critical role that IT professionals play in making this a reality, the Office of the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Information Technology) is establishing the Information Technology Unsung Hero Awards. This award is intended to annually recognize a non-academic staff member who has made a significant and largely unrecognized contribution to the quality of the IT environment offered by a department/faculty/unit or to the campus.
The nominee must have been an employee of the University of Alberta as of December 31 of the previous calendar year.
An award nomination must come from a director supervisor of the nominee (such as APO, Associate Chair, Chair, Dean, Director).
Two awards will be presented annually. Award recipients will be announced in mid-June, and a formal presentation will be made in mid-July.
A successful nominee will have made a significant and largely unrecognized contribution to the quality of the IT environment offered by a department/faculty/unit or to the campus. Some examples of possible contributions towards a nomination:
The nominator provides a letter with two parts:
The nomination must be submitted as an email message containing the nomination letter as a PDF file.
Nominations will be accepted until 4:00 pm on May 26, 2016. A selection committee chaired by the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Information Services & Technology) will decide on the awardees.
If you have questions or a nomination to submit, please contact Emily Challons, (780) 492-4767, or email .
Previous Award Winners