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Librarian and Counsellor Award Recipients

The Librarian and Counsellor Award recognizes demonstrated excellence in professional service to a unit, the University and/or the community.

Award recipient(s) will receive a certificate of recognition and a monetary award of $2,000 as a one-time payment (subject to applicable deductions).

Key criteria: Service

2022 recipients

Counsellor Awards

Laura Girz

Centre for Student Development and Counselling, Student Health and Wellness, Student Wellbeing, Office of the Vice-Provost, Students

Laura Girz is an invaluable leader and member of the Centre for Student Development Counselling. As the Clinical Co-Coordinator of the Centre, she brings clinical expertise, compassion, and extraordinary commitment to staff wellbeing in her day-to-day work. While providing clinical consultation to a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals, she has worked tirelessly, in collaboration with colleagues, to shape the Centre’s equitable care service delivery model. Laura stepped into leadership during a time of immense challenge and change for our campus community. This award is a timely celebration of her remarkable professional service.

Librarian Awards

Reece Steinberg

Toronto Metropolitan University Library

Described by colleagues as “an exemplary teacher” with a “genuine passion for business librarianship,” Reece demonstrates these through group and individual research instruction, and also through innovative means. He participates in Zones’ Slack and Discord channels, creates outreach videos with Library and University communications, posts YouTube clips on business databases and more. Reece’s generosity and kind integrity is contagious; he is always looking for new avenues to reach students. Whether connecting via the TRSM Co-op and Careers program, Bootcamps Facilitators training, or the Virtual Open House for high school students, Reece is game to promote and teach about Library services.

Past recipients

Counsellor Award

  • Andrea Martin
    Counselling, Student Wellbeing

Librarian Award

  • Jane Schmidt
    Library Learning Services, Toronto Metropolitan University Library

Counsellor Award

  • Bronwyn Dickson
    Student Affairs

Librarian Award

  • Val Lem
    Collection Services, Library and Archives

Counsellor Award

  • Sonny Wong
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts

Librarian Award

  • Cecile Farnum
    Library Learning Services, Library and Archives

Counsellor Award

  • Ruth Frolic
    Centre for Student Development and Counselling, Student Affairs

Librarian Award

  • Brian Cameron
    Collection Services, Library and Archives
  • Sally Wilson
    Information Technology Services, Library and Archives

Counsellor Award

  • Jesmen Mendoza
    Centre for Student Development and Counselling, Student Affairs

Librarian Award

  • Sanjoy Banerjee
    Borrowing and Lending Services, Library and Archives
  • Ann Ludbrook
    Borrowing and Lending Services, Library and Archives