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Larissa Allen Employee Experience Staff Award Recipients

The Larissa Allen Employee Experience Staff Award is in recognition of Larissa Allen, former assistant vice-president, human resources. This award recognizes one individual who has improved employee wellbeing at Ryerson by engaging and supporting employees in ways that had a significant positive impact on the experience of staff and/or faculty.

The recipient receives a certificate and a one-time monetary award of $2,000 (subject to applicable deductions).

Key criteria: Employee wellbeing; people first

2022 recipient

Davina Chan

Human Resources

Davina Chan has been the Senior HR Partner for the Faculty of Arts since joining the university in March 2018. She goes above and beyond in everything she is involved with, making her an extraordinary and exceptional colleague. She has extensive skills and experience and with critical thinking, positivity, imagination, kindness and humour, she is a tremendous asset to the Faculty of Arts. Davina is the first person to volunteer to support any initiative, committee or project and works with colleagues to bring out the best in and for everyone. She’s a remarkable colleague and utterly deserving of this award.

Past recipients

  • Sanja Obradovic
    Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation
  • Shurla Charles-Forbes
    Human Resources
  • Nada Savicevic
    Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching
  • Natalie Roach
    Student Affairs and Human Resources
  • Aseel Kafil
    Faculty of Communication and Design
  • Karen Shamoon
    Faculty of Community Services
  • Jennifer Gonzales
    Student Life, Student Affairs