FGS staff member awarded President's Voice of York Award along with Team Award for Service Excellence

Donna Hewison, Student Affairs Assistant in the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, has been awarded The President's Voice of York Award. The Voice of York Award is given to an individual who is a first-line-of-contact person at York University. The most important voice of York is the one who makes the first contact with a visitor or a community member. Compassion and professionalism, particularly in handling difficult or sensitive situations, is essential to our work at York University. Donna has been with FGS since 1997 and celebrates her 20th anniversary this year.

photo of Donna Hewison

Donna Hewison

The Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies was also awarded The Harriet Lewis Team Award for Service Excellence. This award recognizes a team’s excellence in service and support to students, faculty, staff and/or other service users and its promotion of the York spirit in terms of imagination, creativity, innovation and redefining the possible in service to York’s community (internal or external).

FGS staff will be honoured and their achievements celebrated at an awards dinner on May 4, along with the other winners.

As part of York University’s commitment to fostering employee engagement and recognizing excellence, each year the University celebrates the achievements of its dedicated staff. This year, as in previous years, a number of nominations were put forward for these awards. After careful deliberation by selection committees, York President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri is pleased to acknowledge the recipients and nominees of the 2016 President’s Staff Recognition Awards.

group photo of the staff from the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies

The team from the Dean's office, Faculty of Graduate Studies

“I always look forward to and enjoy the opportunity to recognize the recipients of the President’s Staff Recognition Awards,” says Shoukri. “These awards enable us to pay tribute to the outstanding efforts of our hard-working staff, whose contributions are a critical part of what makes York one of Canada’s leading universities today.”

Please visit Winners of the 2016 President’s Staff Recognition awards named in Yfile for a listing of all awardees.