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A day for staff

[Principal's Holiday Reception]
The Staff Recognition Awards will be handed out during the Principal's Holiday Reception on Dec. 7 at the Athletics and Recreation Centre. (University Communications)

Seven Queen’s community members will receive Staff Recognition Awards on Dec. 7 at the Principal’s Holiday Reception.

The awards recognize staff members who consistently provide outstanding contributions to the learning and working environment at Queen’s at a level significantly beyond what is usually expected.

The 2016 Staff Recognition Award recipients are: Sandra McFadden and Angela Street,, Office of the University Registrar (Student Awards); Sandra Murray, Centre for Teaching & Learning; Ben Seewald, Advancement - Alumni Relations; Deborah Smith, Office of the University Registrar (Exams Office); and Melinda Knox and Kelly Blair-Matuk, Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) Team.

The Principal’s Holiday Reception is being held 11:30 am-1 pm at the Athletics and Recreation Centre. The principal will present the awards starting at 12:30 pm. Donations of non-perishable food items are being accepted in support of the AMS Food Bank. For each donated item you will be entered into a draw to win a handcrafted gingerbread house courtesy of Queen’s Hospitality Services Sodexo.

The Staff Recognition Awards are handed out as the university celebrates the contributions of all employees.

Getting the day off to a good start, Queen’s employees can pick up a free medium hot beverage at all Sodexo outlets.

Staff Appreciation Day will feature a number of events and activities including tours of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, the Miller Museum of Geology, the Queen’s Observatory, the Phytotron at the Biosciences Complex, as well as the world-class Clinical Simulation Centre at the Queen's School of Medicine.

Other events on offer include an indoor cycle class, a positive psychology workshop and a yoga class for managing stress.

Visit the Human Resources Learning Catalogue to sign up for Staff Appreciation Day activities.