President's Awards honour service excellence

The President's Award for Service Excellence is awarded annually to an administrative staff member or team in recognition of their provision of exceptional service to the University of Lethbridge and members of the University community.

This year, two awards were presented at the Long Service and Retirement Recognition ceremonies, which took place May 4.

AUPE Award

The President's Award for Service Excellence for AUPE employees was awarded to the Calgary Campus administrative team of Kristin Galicia (BMgt '03), Kelly Reid, Dana Corbin (BMgt '05) and Ghazia Kirn, who is also a student.

Their service is especially worthy of recognition in the current year due to the Calgary campus moving from SAIT to Bow Valley College. This move involved much more than simply transporting boxes and furniture. In Calgary, the staff closed operations at SAIT and redeveloped relationships and operating procedures with Bow Valley College. This entire move was handled seamlessly by the administrative staff and despite some challenges, the transition took place with high morale and minimal impact to students.

APO/Exempt Award

This year's APO/EXEMPT recipient is Jamie Chinn (BSc '03), a Senior Business Systems Analyst in the IT Department.

Chinn joined the University in 2004, and although he worked somewhat in obscurity initially, like any best-kept secret it soon became apparent that he was someone who not only could get things done but more

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importantly had an innate ability to involve the right people, ask the right questions and look at technology with a business-centric point of view.

Chinn's sense of humour, worth ethic, diplomacy and pragmatism led him to his current role. He continues to be recognized as a pleasure to work with and as a provider of well-thought-out solutions who goes above and beyond the call of duty to guarantee that technical services are working smoothly.

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U of L President, Dr. Mike Mahon presents Jamie Chinn with the APO/Exempt President’s Award for Service Excellence at the recent Long Service and Retirement Recognition ceremony.