U Make a Difference Award
Alicia Adlington is a former program co-ordinator with Graduate Programs in Education, in the Werklund School of Education. She was nominated in the Innovation and Curiosity category.
Alicia has a creative approach to tasks and takes it upon herself to dig into the available literature to research new types of services. Online student experience was a major focus for Alicia at UCalgary; with a group of colleagues, she published a book about designing online graduate orientation programs.
Thank you, Alicia!
Dr. Violet Baron is the director of Strategic Education Initiatives in the Werklund School of Education. She was nominated in the Innovation and Curiosity category.
Violet is a supportive leader with strong project management skills, who is deeply engaged in the work. She has played an integral role in the School's strategic and tactical planning and management process and has also been pivotal to many of the changes to its undergraduate and graduate programs.
Thank you, Violet!
Dr. Carol Berenson is a former consultant in Educational Development in the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. She was nominated in the Collaboration and Communication category.
Carol, who retired last year, demonstrated a great ability to build capacity and develop collegial relationships across the academic community through her leadership on the Instructional Skills and Faculty Development workshops. Her passion for equity, diversity and inclusion led her to collaborate with colleagues across campus on inclusive teaching and learning environments. Carol retired from the university in July 2020.
Thank you, Carol!
Lisa Dale is the graduate program administrator in the Werklund School of Education. She was nominated in the Positive Work Environment and Community category.
Lisa is confident in taking on new challenges and providing colleagues and students her support. She is eager to learn something new every day, to volunteer her time to various committees, and improve processes and practices in the office.
Thank you, Lisa!
Dr. Deirdre Jenkins is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine. She was nominated in the Collaboration and Communication category.
Deirdre is passionate about collaborative education, consistently promoting personal learning and growth, open dialog, and respect in the workplace. Her mentorship style fosters an environment of collaboration and inclusivity.
Thank you, Deirdre!
Logan Jones is the manager of Youth Programs in Active Living, Faculty of Kinesiology. He was nominated in the Collaboration and Communication category.
Logan is always willing to support others in their endeavours and personal growth and is known for his ability to step up in difficult situations. He practices open communication and integral approach during transition times. Logan is known for his commitment to his diverse and complex portfolio and deep passion for paddling.
Thank you, Logan!
Tiago Lier is the director, grants, awards, and ethic with Research Awards in the Research Services Office, VP Research. He was nominated in the Collaboration and Communication category.
Tiago always establishes constructive and positive working relationships with people across the university, and works to support a culture of co-operative, respectful and open communication. He seeks out new opportunities for personal growth and learning and encourages others to follow his example.
Thank you, Tiago!
Lisa Llewellyn is a program co-ordinator with Graduate Programs in Education in the Werklund School of Education. She was nominated in the Collaboration and Communication category.
Lisa’s willingness to share her ideas contributes to the conversation and to a culture of curiosity within the office. She is always open to offer her help to instructors and students. Lisa is a problem-solver who is curious about how things work and is willing to find new approaches and ideas.
Thank you, Lisa!
TerriLynne Martinez is an information and administrative specialist in the Health Sciences Library, Libraries and Cultural Resources. She was nominated in the Collaboration and Communication category.
TerriLynne plays a significant role in co-ordinating a significant amount of the Health Sciences Library’s communications outreach, as well as managing multiple online resources. She is always ready to demystify complex technological processes and test new technologies.
Thank you, TerriLynne!
Melanie McDonald is a specialist, Marketing and Communications, for VP Research. She was nominated in the Collaboration and Communication category.
Melanie is a great planner, being particularly talented in getting into details and solving any unexpected circumstance. She encourages and enables collaboration, setting an example for others in her dedication and pursuit of excellence.
Thank you, Melanie!
Margaret (Peggy) Parviainen is manager of Data Solutions in the Office of Advancement. She was nominated in the Collaboration and Communication category.
Peggy contributes to the betterment of various systems, processes, and data through her work on several committees in the Office of Advancement. Her strong attention to detail ensures delivered projects and work artifacts are of the highest quality.
Thank you, Margaret!
Susan Perry is the former administrative co-ordinator for Student Wellness Services, Student and Enrolment Services. She was nominated in the Collaboration and Communication category.
Susan was a great source of information about UCalgary policies and procedures and an enthusiastic participant in various professional-development opportunities. Her integrity played an important role in student support and volunteer training. She retired from the university in May 2020.
Thank you, Susan!
Dr. German Rodriguez is the senior data analyst in the Alumni Office. He was nominated in the Collaboration and Communication and Innovation and Curiosity categories.
German is generous with his expertise and is always looking for ways to aggregate the data to help guide various programming and planning processes. His creative, customized approach makes data analysis less overwhelming and more fun.
Thank you, German!
Margot Scullen is the examination and educational events co-ordinator in the Cumming School of Medicine. She was nominated in the Collaboration and Communication category.
Margot embraces the essence of involving all stakeholders in a process and continually striving for improvement. Building on her own personal learning, she always shares with her colleagues what she has learned. Being a reliable source of advice and support, Margot is fair-minded, considerate, and humble.
Thank you, Margot!
Dr. Todd Sutherland is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science. He was nominated in the Collaboration and Communication category.
Todd is a great leader and collaborator who has demonstrated exceptional initiative, perseverance, and accountability. He is a passionate, co-operative, and respectful teacher who has contributed to student success in chemistry. Todd’s collaborative mentorship has made a significant impact on students.
Thank you, Todd!
Victoria Tully is the manager of the Clinical Trials Unit in the Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine. She was nominated in the Collaboration and Communication category.
Victoria’s respectful and supportive leadership style is an important part of leadership. In addition to investing in her self-learning, Victoria encourages staff to take advantage of learning opportunities that may present themselves to further their own careers and knowledge.
Thank you, Victoria!
Kathleen Weninger is the undergraduate programs administrator in the Haskayne School of Business. She was nominated in the Collaboration and Communication category.
Kathleen epitomizes co-operation and community engagement, collaborating with colleagues from offices across campus. She embraces change and steps up anytime she feels she can assist, managing difficult and stressful situations with patience and respect.
Thank you, Kathleen!