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2023 Western Award of Excellence

Western is proud to recognize staff members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the University’s values and who contribute in a demonstrable way to Western's reputation as a leading institution of higher learning. The Western Award of Excellence provides meaningful and enriching recognition, offering respect and appreciation to outstanding staff and academic administrative leaders. Our goal is to have the Award of Excellence foster a culture of recognition across the University and to complement and encourage recognition programs at the department level.

Each year Western faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to nominate an individual staff member or a team of staff who make an outstanding contribution to our campus community.

Congratulations to the 2023 Western Award of Excellence recipients and all those who were nominated for this award:

  • Diane Mills – Faculty of Music
  • Erika Hill – Geography & Environment
  • Fay Harrison – BrainsCAN
  • Heidi Van Galen – History
  • Louise Koza – Human Resources
  • Sridhar Ramamurthy – Surface Science Western
  • Sylvia Kontra – Languages & Cultures
  • Western Technology Services Moves, Adds & Changes (MAC) Team: Chris Hromlak, Dallas Heywood, Heather Woods, Kifle Mekuria, Levi Otten, Paul Hill, Ricky Price, Robert Vanderminnen & Sarah Hodgson

The 2023 recipients were formally celebrated at a ceremony held on February 14th, 2024 in the Great Hall, Somerville House.

If you have questions about the awards, please contact The Staff Recognition Team.