Recognizing the contributions of staff members to the UBC community, five staff will receive the 2011 President’s Service Award for Excellence. Presented during the spring convocation ceremonies, this award acknowledges staff members who have made outstanding contributions to UBC and excelled in their own personal achievements.
- Katherine Beaumont, Director of Go Global. Beaumont has helped ensure that UBC students have the opportunity to engage in global citizenship. She is recognized for her expertise in defining international learning opportunities and has helped build a broad range of successful programs for students on both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.
- Carol Mayer, curator (Oceania & Africa) for UBC’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA), is known locally and internationally as an outstanding mentor, colleague, teacher and curator. Having curated more than 40 exhibits, Mayer’s commitment to objects and their representation of cultural, social and political issues has helped propel MOA’s reputation as a world-class museum.
- Patricia Mirwaldt, Director of Student Health Services. Mirwaldt has been committed to providing students with some of the best university health services in Canada. She has worked to ensure that students have access to a wide variety of health services and that these services are easily accessible.
- Michele Ng, project coordinator in the Dept. of Computer Science, has been the driving force behind building industry liaisons, student engagement and alumni relations for her department. Ng helped create the biggest tri-mentoring program in UBC and has spent countless hours offering support and advice for students and prospective students.
- Tangerine Twiss has been with the central international office at UBC for the past 25 years, helping to move forward UBC’s commitment to developing global collaborations and relationships. She ensures that international visitors feel welcome and that their visits are memorable. Recognized for regularly going above and beyond the parameters of her duties, many students, faculty and staff have experienced first-hand her deep sense of caring for others.