Human Resources

Service Excellence Awards

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UFV Service Excellence Awards are presented annually to recognize and celebrate UFV staff and faculty excellence in service, leadership, and teamwork that supports the values, mission, and goals of UFV. 

Launched in 2016 by the UFV Board of Governors, current UFV faculty and staff can be nominated in three categories: UFV Staff Excellence Award, the UFV Inspirational Leadership Award and the UFV Teamwork Award. 

Award winners will be recognized at an annual employee recognition event and receive a monetary prize to be used for professional development. 

Nominate an individual or team that you think deserves recognition before March 3, 2017.

Staff Excellence Award

This award recognizes staff members who have demonstrated excellence in their service to the University. Through their exemplary professionalism and achievements, they have supported their colleagues in advancing the mission and goals of the University. 

Please note also that this award is given to individual staff members only; nominations for a group will not be considered. 

2016 Staff Excellence Award winner: Jill Smith

Inspirational Leadership Award

This award recognizes a staff or faculty member noted for their inspirational leadership and support of others in the service of the University’s mission and goals. These employees are known for their leadership-by-example and for the ways they engage, empower and promote the achievements of colleagues. 

Please note also that this award is given to individual faculty or staff members only; nominations for a group will not be considered. 

2016 Inspirational Leadership Award Winner: Samantha Pattridge

Teamwork award

This award recognizes teams who exemplify best practices of collegial, supportive and effective collaboration in the service of the mission and goals of the University. 

Teams may include faculty, staff (FSA or Exempt), students, or members of the community, and will normally include members from at least two of these groups.

2016 Teamwork award: Green UFV

Who is Eligible?

Permanent UFV staff and faculty (FSA and exempt) employed by the University on a continuous basis for at least three years as of December 31 of the nomination year are eligible.

Senior administrators and current members of Service Excellence Award Selection Committees, or those who have received this award in the past five years, are not eligible. 

Who can make a Nomination? 

UFV faculty or staff (FSA and exempt), students, alumni, or members of the Board of Governors who are not in a conflict of interest may nominate candidates for the award. Please review conflict of interest policies to make sure you are eligible to nominate.

For more information, please contact or local 4065.

How can I nominate?


Check the eligibility of your nominee

Review the selection criteria for UFV Staff Excellence Award, UFV Inspirational Leadership Award, and UFV Teamwork Award


Prepare your Nomination package

Nomination packages should include the following:

  • A letter (750 words maximum) from the principal nominator describing how the individual or team meets or exceeds the criteria for the award.  
  • At least two but no more than five letters of support.  At least two letters should be from current employees of UFV.  All letters must be signed.
  • A signed Service Excellence Nominee form
  • Additional relevant documentation supporting nomination (optional)

Get consent from your Nominee

After you are sure that your nominee qualifies, please ask your nominee to complete the Service Excellence Nominee form. Submit the completed form with your package. 


Submit your nomination

Have your nomination letter (750 words), letters of support, and nominee consent forms signed and ready. 

You have two options: 

Attach scanned copies of your nomination documents to the online submission form


Fill out the online form and print out your confirmation email. Submit your confirmation letter with printed nomination letter, letters of support, and nominee consent form to UFV Service Excellence Awards commitees, c/o Human Resources. 

Submit your nomination

UFV is also proud to recognize excellence in teaching, in research, and in the community with the following awards:
Teaching Excellence Award
Research Excellence Award
Betty Urquhart Community Service Award

Read UFV Today for stories on all award recipients.

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