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UBC Reports | Vol. 51 | No. 5 | May 5, 2005

Staff Members Receive President’s Service Award for Excellence

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, and safe.

Darlene Crowe has worked at UBC for the past 28 years, including the last 18 years as senior administrator of the Michael Smith Laboratories.

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.

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