2022 Awards of Excellence recognize members of U of T community

April 8, 2022 by U of T News

The University of Toronto has announced the winners of the 2022 Awards of Excellence, a prestigious program presented annually in collaboration with the University of Toronto Alumni Association to recognize outstanding faculty, librarians, staff and students.

“This year's honourees represent the incredible breadth and depth of excellence found across our three campuses,” President Meric Gertler said in his address to the winners. “They are being recognized for their dedication to others and to our collective success, as well as for their own outstanding accomplishments.

“To our award winners, you are all doing great work. You make us proud and your example is an inspiration to all of us.”

This year’s winners are:


  • Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award: Professor Glen A. Jones, Department of Leadership, Adult and Higher Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Educations and Professor Robert M. Wright, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, & Design
  • Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize — Influential Leader: Professor Andrea Most, Department of English, Faculty of Arts & Science and Professor Ann Lopez, Department of Leadership, Adult and Higher Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
  • Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award: Professor Adalsteinn Brown, dean of Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Northrop Frye Faculty Award: Associate Professor Adam Hammond, Department of English, Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Joan E. Foley Quality of Student Experience Award: Associate Professor Matthew Mackay, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering


  • Jill Matus Excellence in Student Services Award: Shainiya Balachandran, Office of the Dean of Students, Victoria University, and Atifa F. Karim, Division of Student Life, St. George campus
  • Chancellor’s Leadership Award — Emerging Leader: Cherilyn Nobleza, Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture
  • Chancellor’s Leadership Award — Distinguished Leader: Ariana Bradford, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
  • Chancellor’s Leadership Award — Influential Leader: Derek Newton, Innovations & Partnerships Office
  • President’s Excellence Award — Emerging Excellence: Natasha Christie-Holmes, Emerging and Pandemic Infections Consortium,  Ayoob Ghalami, Office of Environmental Health & Safety and Steffen Reinhart, Office of Student Recruitment
  • President’s Excellence Award — Distinguished Excellence: Mary Choi, Faculty of Dentistry, Daniella Mallinick, Office of the Vice-Provost, Academic Programs and Kim McLean, Faculty of Arts & Science
  • President’s Excellence Award — Influential Excellence: Pierre Piché, Department of Financial Services and Fabiano Takashi Rocha, Metadata Services, U of T Libraries


  • Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize — Emerging Leader: Brenaven Kugamoorthy, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education
  • Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award: Florence Ashley, Joint Centre for Bioethics, Faculty of Law and Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • John H. Moss Scholarship: Katherine Todd, U of T Scarborough