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YU Rock - Employee Recognition Program

YU Rock

Recognizing employees and teams for great work and going above and beyond!

The YU Rock (pronounced "why you rock") is a monthly employee recognition program acknowledges employees and teams for great work and going above and beyond their normal job duties. This program provides all York University community members (e.g. staff, student, visitor) with the ability to acknowledge a job well done by any Facilities Services, Ancillary Services, Human Resources & Labour Relations employees.

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Criteria and Submission

YU Rock accepts nominations for any Facilities Services, Ancillary Services, Human Resources & Labour Relations employees based on nine criteria:

  1. Service Excellence
  2. Positive Attitude
  3. Initiative
  4. Volunteerism
  5. Innovation
  6. Teamwork
  7. Health & Safety
  8. Leadership
  9. Other (for example commitment).

All YU Rock nominations that meet the program criteria will be recognized and receive a YU Rock certificate of recognition. One of the YU Rock recipients will be selected by random draw to have a spotlight on them, which is a short profile on their nomination or a short biography. A communication of the spotlighted employee along with a listing of all the certificate holders will be posted out via the Facilities Services and Ancillary Services web pages, the YU Rock MySites for internal employees and the designated union posting boards. The YU Rock Spotlight also gives us an opportunity to get to know our Facilities and Ancillary colleagues.

YU Rock nomination forms can be found electronically for online completion and submission.

If you have any questions about the YU Rock employee recognition program you can send an email to yurock@yorku.ca or contact Catherine Moon-Chong at extension 55317.

Spotlight

The February 2021 YU Rock Spotlight goes to Andrew Andreou for Service Excellence & Teamwork. Andrew’s nomination and selection as a YU Rock recipient is for going above and beyond in his work to support students living on campus, and always taking the extra step to ensure spaces are ready and prepared for any situation by working with all of his colleagues. Andrew has worked at York University for over 3 years. Something you might not know about Andrew is that he is a huge Toronto sports fan, foodie and enjoy travelling.

February Recipients

Angela Petrasanta - TeamworkNanthivaran Mahendaran – Service Excellence
Reagan Mendoza - TeamworkReynald Rizaldo – Service Excellence
Steve Fardella - TeamworkRobert Edmonstone – Health & Safety
Marie Legane - TeamworkMiguel Rivero - Teamwork