President’s Awards for Staff

President’s Awards for Staff

psae-medal2015UBC presents the President’s Service Awards for Excellence and other staff awards annually, to recognize staff members who demonstrate outstanding achievement and excellence within the UBC community.

The President’s Service Awards for Excellence (PSAE) were created in 1991 and is awarded to employees for their outstanding contributions to the university. With the growth of the university over the years, including the addition of the Okanagan campus, the UBC Vancouver President’s Staff Awards and the UBC Okanagan Staff Awards of Excellence were created to celebrate a wider range of accomplishments.

Although the staff awards are associated with campus locations, every UBC staff member is eligible for one award or the other based on their work location.

For example, staff who are part of the Southern Medical Program are considered part of the Okanagan campus – and therefore eligible to be nominated for the UBC Okanagan Staff Awards of Excellence. Staff who work at remote sites such as the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, the Dairy Education and Research Centre, Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, Robson Square, and hospital sites in the Vancouver Fraser, Northern, and Island medical programs are considered part of the Vancouver campus – and therefore eligible to be nominated for the UBC Vancouver President’s Staff Awards.

2021 Call for Nominations

Thank you for your nominations.

The nomination period for the 2021 President’s Awards for staff closed on 4pm on Friday, March 19, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact us at workplace.recognition@ubc.ca.

About the Awards

President’s Service Awards for Excellence

The President’s Service Award for Excellence is the top award presented to UBC staff in recognition of excellence in personal achievements and contributions to UBC and to the vision and goals of the University.

Criteria

  • Excel in their area of work and in personal achievements
  • Excel in their work over and above their job description
  • Improve the value, efficiency, inclusivity/equity, and sustainability of the services they provide by building respectful environments to enhance inclusion and in particular the experiences of systematically underrepresented and marginalized communities
  • Maintain a consistently high quality of service to their clients (students, faculty, etc.) and embraced UBC’s values of excellence, integrity, respect, academic freedom, and accountability
  • Display commitment creating an inclusive, vibrant and welcoming community at UBC, and/or community enhancement in service to another community, and/or service to underrepresented communities in which they also belong
  • Exemplify positive contributions to UBC and its communities through personal volunteerism, positioning UBC as an engaged local and global partner
  • Make outstanding contributions to UBC, or to the advancement of UBC’s strategic priorities

Eligibility

  • All staff of the University who have at least 5 continuous years of service are eligible for the awards, with the exception of Vice-Presidents, Associate Vice-Presidents or the equivalent.
  • Only individuals may be nominated for the PSAE.

Announcement of Recipients

  • Up to five awards may be given in one year.
  • Each recipient receives a medal and $5,000.

Recipient Selection

The recipients will be selected by the President, with the support of an advisory committee.


President’s Staff Awards (Vancouver campus)

These awards honour exceptional contribution in specific areas that are important to UBC, as outlined in the categories below. Contribution may have been for a specific project or initiative, and three of the categories allow the nomination of groups.

Eligibility

  • All permanent UBC Vancouver campus staff with a minimum of two years of continuous service are eligible.
  • Individuals may be nominated for all awards.
  • Team awards may be submitted in the Enhancing the UBC Experience, Advancing Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence, and Wellbeing categories.
  • A staff member can receive both the PSAE and the PSA, but not in the same year.

Award Categories

There are seven categories of President’s Staff Awards:

  • Advancing Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (individuals or groups may be nominated)
  • Wellbeing (individuals or groups may be nominated)
  • Leadership
  • Emerging Leadership
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Enhancing the UBC Experience (individuals or groups may be nominated)
  • Community Engagement

Announcement of Recipients

  • There can be up to 14 award recipients (two per category) per year.
  • Each award recipient/group receives $2,000.

Recipient Selection

The recipients will be selected by the President, with the support of an advisory committee.