President's Voice of York Award


The most important voice of York is the one who makes the first contact with a visitor or community member.  The quality of responsiveness and the genuine desire to assist in the most difficult or sensitive situations is essential to York’s reputation.  Nominees for the President’s Voice of York Award are employed as front line staff and who have regular interaction with the York community. This award was established in 1999 by President Emerita Lorna R. Marsden.

The award consists of a $500 purse and a framed certificate.  The winner’s name will also be engraved on an annual plaque and displayed in the winner’s home department for one year.

Nomination Package Checklist

Please feel free to download this checklist to help you compile the nomination file and to ensure you have met all of the requirements before completing the online nomination form. NOTE: This checklist does not need to be uploaded on the nomination form, and is for your reference only.


Does your nominee:

  • Go beyond the call of duty in the capacity of their position to provide assistance to the community in a manner that exemplifies York’s values?
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and is viewed by others as an Ambassador for York?
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal skills?
  • Possess extensive knowledge of York University?
  • In a front-line capacity, regularly deal with difficult situations effectively, professionally and with compassion?

If yes, then the Voice of York Award is the award you’re looking for!

Stay tuned for next year’s nomination process!