Staff honoured for achievements and years of service at annual luncheon
Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2019
On Friday, December 13th, Faculty of Medicine support staff gathered for a joyous holiday celebration at the St. Elias Banquet Centre, featuring a mouth-watering buffet and magician Alex Boyer’s impressive feats. View the photo album on flickr.
A hallmark of this annual luncheon is the recognition of staff who have celebrated 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and sometimes even 35 years of service. This year, the Faculty also honoured the winners of the inaugural Faculty of Medicine Staff Awards.
Please join us in congratulating the following staff members!
The Faculty of Medicine Staff Service Excellence Awards – Individual and Team
This award is presented to staff members who give expression to the University’s vision of service excellence and stand out for the exceptional quality of the service they provide.
Individual award winners:
Danielle Caron – Officer, Faculty Payroll Services and HR Systems
Over the last year, Danielle has taken on extra responsibilities for a prolonged period of time to fill pressing needs in her office. Highly organized and dependable, with a warm and patient demeanour, she is always keen to learn new skills and looks for ways to bring positive changes to her team.
Lynn Prud’homme – Fellowships and Visa Programs Coordinator, Postgraduate Medical Education
Lynn works diligently to ensure that all foreign trainees arrive with their requirements in place and ready to start – something for which countless trainees have expressed gratitude! The conscientious, professional and polite service she provides helps create excellent relationships and build trust between the trainee, their sponsor and the Faculty of Medicine. With her vast experience and deep knowledge, Lynn is a resource among her Ontario peers for answers to complex cases.
Team award winners:
Francophone Affairs – Virginie Albert, Ali Alaoui Benhachem, Wassim Boudjatat, Isabelle Briand-Turpin, Geneviève Côté, Luc Diarra, Dr. Salomon Fotsing, Daniel Hubert, Zaki Khouani, Martine Trudeau
Francophonie keeps improving at the Faculty of Medicine and we owe this to the small but hard-working Francophone Affairs team who works tirelessly toward a common goal. The team delivers a wide variety of services and activities for the benefit of students, teachers and researchers at Roger Guindon Hall and its affiliated institutions.
Research and Innovation – Julie Carrière, Charlene Clow, Gillian Lord, Dr. Charis Putinski, Mélanie Rioux
Beginning in 2009 with little to no established processes, staff, or historical resources in place, the FoM Research and Innovation Team has become highly professional, dynamic, dedicated, and accomplished. The team members demonstrate tireless effort, commitment to service excellence, and outstanding support for their Faculty, affiliated institutes and for the University.
The Faculty of Medicine Staff Innovation Award – Individual and Team
This award is presented to a staff member or team to recognize their effort in exploring an innovative idea or approach with the goal of improving efficiencies, reducing cost or improving service.
Individual Award Winner:
Charlene Clow – Senior Research Advisor, Research and Innovation
Charlene plays a critical role for the Faculty of Medicine by coordinating and writing team and infrastructure grants and is at the center of the development of the Faculty’s new research pillar, Artificial Intelligence (AI).
She has aided our professors in securing funding from all the major funding agencies despite the highly competitive environment.
Team Award Winner:
Cell Biology and Image Acquisition (CBIA) Core Facility – Skye Green and Dr. Chloë van Oostende-Triplet
Over the last few years, Dr. Chloë van Oostende-Triplet and Skye Green have expanded the capabilities of the CBIA core, established new techniques on existing core equipment, and have had the foresight to capitalize on opportunities to expand our core imaging infrastructure. The doubling of the core user base over the last 3 years reflects the success of their efforts with nearly 500 users now benefiting from our services.
Years of Service Award Recipients:
30 Years of Service: Linda Chenard, Martine Desaulniers, Daniel Émard, Ricardo Marius, Chantal Poirier, André Purdy, Joe Zimplemann
25 Years of Service: John Lunde
20 Years of Service: Jean-François Lemay, Lyne Wathier
15 Years of Service: Josianne Bougie, Madonna Buffet, Julie Clavelle, Eric Gauthier, Simon Henry, Jennifer Rozon
10 Years of Service: Kayla Hébert-Desnoyers, Sylvain Huard, Hiba Komati, Pascal Laliberté, Charles Mulcahy, Corinne Packer, Colleen Pacquette, Jordi Pardo Pardo, Diane Parent, Tanya Simard
5 Years of Service: Tamer Ahmed, Lesley Ananny, Maxime Arcand, Theresa Backlund, Emma Dickinson, Ana Giassi, Bradley Hess, Chonglu Huang, Fahimeh Moradi, Zhibin Ning, Philippe Rousseau, Anne Ruckert, Mary-Jane Selvon, Julia Testa, Bo Yuxia, Zi Zhang
Photo credits: Kate Jaimet