Peers Recognizing Achievements in Standout Employees

Roger Kumar

Technical Support Analyst
IT Services

Many thanks to Roger for assisting with setting up some new IT equipment for an incoming staff member. Roger went above and beyond to identify and solve an issue. He was very courteous, accommodating and respectful. Roger is a great asset to IT and to the Ontario Tech team.

Nominated by Joanne Nickle

Ryan Beaton

Digital Media Coordinator
Communications & Marketing

Thanks to Ryan for going above and beyond to provide me with some campus photos in the appropriate formats for printing. This was an urgent request and Ryan was able to meet the deadline and was very accommodating with my many requests. In all of my interactions with Ryan, he is always courteous and very professional.

Nominated by Joanne Nickle

Fotoula Douros

Accessibility Services Co-Ordinator
Student Accessibility Centre (Disability Services)

Mx Douros worked hard with me to streamline the process for my students with accomodations in a first year first semester course. Students are anxious and are still learning the ropes around campus. In this course, I have frequent assessments with various "extras" that are hard enough to implement in the classroom but a magnitude more difficult to do well for these students. Mx Douros has gone over and above in ensuring that the students writing in the Test Center do so under optimal conditions.

Nominated by Elita Partosoedarso

Tyler Tompsett

Accessibility and Accomodation Specialist, Student Life
Student Life

Tyler helped me the other day with another student accessibility request. He provided me with an articulate, professional, considerate, personable, and timely response. As a new staff member I felt that I was warmly welcomed by Tyler and he did not shy away from being incredibly helpful. I was blown away by how wonderful a colleague he is. (Thank you Tyler).

Nominated by MIma Markicevic

Wendy Young

IT Coordinator
IT Services

From the moment I was advised that I was due for a laptop refresh until the time that I was referred to an Technology Support Analyst for further assistance, you were amazing! Thank you so much for ensuring that my tech needs were met and for providing solutions to issues presented. Your exceptional customer service and organizational skills are admirable! I am enjoying my new laptop and appreciate all that you did to make the refresh process a positive experience!

Nominated by Julie Day

Roger Kumar

Technology Support Analyst
IT Services

Thank you for taking the time to assist me in getting my home office back up and running! As a result of being issued a new laptop, there were a few adjustments that needed to be made with my monitors and you were so patient and helpful as you walked me through the steps to get properly set-up. I am also grateful for you taking the time to track down an additional cable that was still required and for delivering it to the HR department after our meeting!
The customer service you provided today was exceptional!

Nominated by Julie Day

Aleksandra Vojnov

Assistive Technology Support
Student Accessibility Services, Student Life

Aleks brings compassion and innovation to her role as Assistive Tech. She pushes the boundaries of how we do things, finding was to support our students on the cutting edge of new technology. She brightens every room she walks into bringing positive and fun energy developing team spirit. Even though Aleks is new to the role she has made a huge impact in a small amount of time, and everyday she continues to learn, grow and make our workplace a more supportive and fun place.

Nominated by Stephanie Cork

Kelly Niklaus

Student Life Services Coordinator
Student Accessibility Services, Student Life

Kelly joined Student Accessibility Services for a short period of time, and helped us support our Test Centre during the Winter 2022 exams. She jumped into the role and offered support and insight anywhere she could. Kelly is always willing to help and be flexible, adapting to any task that was asked of her. She brought levity and humour to the role, and even though her time was short we were grateful to have her!

Nominated by Stephanie Cork

Tyler Tompsett

Accessibility & Accommodations Specialist
Student Accessibility Services, Student Life

Tyler is an Ontario Tech Alumni who has returned to join our team. He brings youthful positive energy and enthusiasm to the role, but also pushes our students to be accountable and learn to self-advocate. Tyler is an absolute keener when it comes to events and programming our unofficial "Mayor" of Student Accessibility Services. He is so kind and generous with his time while learning how to adapt to his new role.

Nominated by Stephanie Cork

Marina Bishay

Accessibility & Accommodations Specialist
Student Accessibility Services, Student Life

Marina is new to our team but brings with her incredible skills and clinical knowledge. She was able to adapt quickly, in the middle of a semester within a complex work environment. Marina's insights are so welcome and she brings a strong desire to advocate for our students. She has extensive expertise and ambition, but also brings a natural capacity for empathy, supporting our students even while learning new things everyday.

Nominated by Stephanie Cork