True Blue Award


The True Blue Award honours University of Toronto (U of T) faculty and staff who make invaluable contributions to the University every day. These employees accomplish personal and institutional goals, mentor their colleagues, and keep this institution working. They are often the unsung heroes of the institution, and they are our heart and soul. They embody the true-blue spirit of the University of Toronto.


Nominate a U of T Colleague


To submit a nomination for the True Blue Awards, please fill out a nomination form outlining how the nominee demonstrates the qualities of unsung heroes listed above. The nomination must include specific examples as to how the nominee meets some or all of the above criteria.

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Selection Process


The True Blue committee will carefully review all nominations, ensuring the individual is in good standing and that the nomination fits the criteria. If your nomination will be successful, the recipient’s manager or chair will receive a copy of the nomination. All selected nominations will be published in the Bulletin and then placed on the HR & Equity website, with the permission of the recipient. Winners will receive a certificate and will be invited to attend a celebratory event in 2017.