Peers Recognizing Achievements in Standout Employees

Holly MacPherson

Academic Advisor
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Despite being a very busy time of year, Holly took the time to help me navigate a degree audit process that was new to me. She was patient with explaining the concept and answering any questions I had. Knowing how to use this process has helped me identify concerns for students graduating early on so that the issues can be resolved before the semester begins, giving the students more options. Holly has been very thoughtful in regularly checking in to see how my transition to my position is going; having team members like Holly is so valuable.

Nominated by Kerry Morrison

Olga Bulakh

Math Specialist
Student Learning Centre

Olga is very dynamic; she facilitates workshops, one-on-one appointments and drop-in sessions at Math Study Hall. Our students like her teaching style. She also follows the technological advances in her fields, such as a new online response software called Desmos. She goes beyond her job description by presenting her work at conferences, applying the new skills that she acquires and encouraging her team to excel in their fields. She is very friendly, knowledgable and approachable. She cares about equity and diversity whenever she interacts with anyone. I would like to endorse her skills as a Math Specialist and as a friend, I believe she makes a real difference at Ontario Tech University.

Nominated by Eda Aydin

Andrei Caraman

System Administrator (Linux/Windows)
IT Services - Data Centre & Infrastructure Applications

I'd like to recognize Andrei for providing great customer service in helping me understand an issue I was having integrating my AI Scheduler into my workflow here at Ontario Tech from a technical perspective. I responded with some unwarranted frustration to the original response from ITServices (for which I apologized) and Andrei handled it with the utmost professionalism. He took the time to call me personally and walk me through what he was seeing at his end and really helped me identify the problem.

Thank you Andrei for your patience and your time especially after my initial response - it was a bad hair day!

Nominated by Matthew Mackenzie

Kailey Chrisp

Scheduling Coordinator
Office of the Registrar - Records and Scheduling

Kailey is always so helpful when it comes to anything scheduling related, especially room bookings! On this particular occasion, she helped me figure out something that was not as straight forward as I had previously thought and was patient with me the whole way as I figured out different logistics and changed multiple bookings. She is an expert at the ins and outs of scheduling and very organized which has helped me a great deal. I have relied on her expertise and creativity with bookings, as I'm sure many have, as we go through the spacing changes on campus that started this summer. The event I'm planning wouldn't succeed without her help. Thanks, Kailey!

Nominated by Deborah Treftlin

Mark Glanzmann

Academic Advisor
FBIT

During registration startup - there was a miscommunication on what group of students could take a number of different courses. Mark was sent an extensive list after registration had already begun. Mark recognized this had a huge impact on students and their stress levels and was able to solve the problem within hours. Thank-you Mark for saving the day from FBIT Advising Team!!

Nominated by Cyndi Hillis

Brett Anderson

Technical Support Analyst
ITS

Brett went above and beyond to fix issues with my laptop during a peak business period. He troubleshooted and made sure I had my machine working at its regular capacity.

Nominated by Shannon Bracken

Lindsay Smith

Academic Skills Coordinator
Student Learning

I would like to praise Lindsay for her on-going enthusiasm and devotion. Lindsay is always a positive contributor who wholeheartedly supports students and colleagues. Thank you, Lindsay, for the enthusiasm and cheerfulness you bring each day.

Nominated by Candace Chard

Sarah Coombs

Math Specialist
Student Learning Centre

Thank you Olga and Sarah for giving up your Saturday to help our students get ready for their Calc exam. And thank you for all the effort you put in year-round to help our math students succeed!!

Nominated by Ilona Kletskin

Olga Bulakh

Math Specialist
Student Learning Centre

Thank you Olga and Sarah for giving up your Saturday to help our students get ready for their Calc exam. And thank you for all the effort you put in year-round to help our math students succeed!!

Nominated by Ilona Kletskin

Paul Jeffrey

Technician
FBIT

I was scheduled to present a poster in the ACE building on March 28, 2019. When I went to pick up my poster that morning I realized I had ordered the wrong size! I was put in contact with Paul by the FBIT PBO Belinda Bambrick. Paul was sent the file and quickly printed the poster on a special printer. I was also teaching in the morning and so Paul had the poster delivered it to my class in the UA building. I thanked him of course, but I believe his efforts are worthy of institutional recognition

Nominated by Rajen Akalu