UBC Reports | Vol.
51 | No. 5 |
May 5, 2005
Staff Members Receive President’s Service Award for
Five staff members have received the 2005 President’s
Service Award for Excellence in recognition of their tireless
work and ongoing commitment to the University.
Anne-Marie Fenger has been assistant dean in the Faculty
of Arts since 1997, although she has worked for her alma mater
for 34 years. With responsibility over 200 administrative
staff and 30 buildings, she is known for her professional
expertise, wise perspective and commitment to UBC. She is
recognized in particular for the substantial time she has
dedicated to advancing her colleagues, for example, serving
as an internal coach, in various roles in the Association
of Administrative and Professional Staff, as a United Way
campus representative and a myriad of other campus committees.
Fenger is the champion of space, transforming broom closets
into faculty offices and army huts into functional space.
She is the dean’s representative on several multi-million
dollar projects such as the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
And she received the Just Desserts Award from students for
helping their dream of The Meekison Lounge become a reality.
As a building service worker, Kris Reddy has worked for UBC
since 1969. For the past 25 years, he has been responsible
for cleaning and maintaining the Mather Building and, for
the past eight years, Reddy has managed it on his own.
Reddy has a great rapport with faculty, staff, and students,
and is known for greeting everyone with a smile. Despite his
increased workload and the increase in faculty, staff, and
students who use the Mather Building, Kris is recognized for
diligently and happily keeps the facilities clean, operational,
Darlene Crowe has worked at UBC for the past 28 years, including
the last 18 years as senior administrator of the Michael Smith
Crowe spent many years managing the laboratory since it
was established under the leadership of the late Nobel laureate
Michael Smith. In 1997, Crowe wrote the manual for the UBC
Financial Management Information System (FMIS) system, which
users depended upon until the system was replaced last year.
Crowe was also the major force behind moving the faculty,
students, postdoctorate fellows, and staff of the Michael
Smith Laboratories into its new facility.
As the faculty administrator in the Faculty of Science for
almost five years, Bridget Byrne has been described as a pillar
of administrative prowess. She is an expert organizer and
manager. And she has been the one constant in the midst of
numerous Faculty transitions and turnovers. Byrne has served
the University for almost 40 years, during which time she
earned a BA in English literature.
A member of various committees, Byrne is an integral part
of the Committee of Faculty Business Administrators.
Working at UBC since 1992, and as senior manager of Faculty
Relations for the past eight years, Tammy Brimner has developed
an encyclopedic knowledge of policies, procedures, and guidelines
and she is acknowledged by colleagues for her wisdom and personal
charm. Colleagues have sited her phenomenal contributions
in her role advising on best employment practices, responding
to important workplace issues and maintaining effective working
relationships with faculty representatives.
This year, Tammy is recognized as having provided extraordinary
leadership to faculty relations matters arising from UBC’s
new Okanagan campus. She has made a significant contribution
to redesigning the University’s faculty recruitment
practices. She also serves on a task force evaluating how
the University can serve better its postdoctoral fellows.