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RULA’s Recent Award-Winners

It’s award season, and time to celebrate and recognize the contributions of our fabulous library staff!

At the recent Ryerson Awards Night celebration, the university recognized excellence in teaching, research, administration, service and leadership. The 2016 event honoured 118 staff and faculty members.

Simon Ly, the Library’s long-time IT Technician, was the recipient of a Julia Hanigsberg Make Your Mark Staff Award for his 22 years of excellence in service and leadership.  Librarians Lucina Fraser, Kelly Kimberley, Fangmin Wang and May Yan were recipients of the Librarian Award, for their varied contributions to student support and engagement, and innovation in library services.

In addition to the Ryerson Awards, our talented staff have also received external recognition for their efforts. Librarian Mandissa Arlain, who recently received a Viola Desmond Award, was also awarded an International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Fellowship to attend the World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio in August.  Mandi was one of only 15 librarians in Canada to receive a fellowship, which pays all conference expenses, including travel.

Our student staff have also made their mark at Ryerson.  Jason Chow, a work study student who helps make library resources available in accessible formats, as well as supporting the One Stop Copyright Service, recently received an Experiential Learning Work Study Award.  This award recognizes a work study student who has made an impact in fostering a collegial environment, using exceptional interpersonal skills to proactively seek out collaborative ways to work with colleagues in their department and/or across the community. Jason will receive his award at the Student Experience Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, March 29th.