Deadline for nominations: CLOSED
Awards Ceremony: Fall 2021 (date TBA)
Each year, the Institute for Management & Innovation honours its most innovative and collaborative IMI teams and team members. The IMI Awards provide us with a chance to honour our hardworking, innovative, and committed faculty & staff. We are happy to announce that for 2021, we have added new awards for our IMI graduate students and alumni.
Award nominations are reviewed by a panel that includes staff, faculty, students, and alumni from across UTM.
Winners will be announced via Zoom at our sixth annual IMI Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards Reception in fall 2021.
This faculty member will have significantly enhanced the overall support, learning and/or engagement of students and/or faculty within the Institute for Management & Innovation. This may be at an undergraduate or graduate level.
This faculty member will have been recognized for a significant research/scholarly contribution to their discipline. This contribution could be but is not limited to an original published work or key research contributions deemed innovative in nature.
This staff member will have significantly enhanced the overall support, learning and/or engagement of students, staff and/or faculty within the Institute for Management & Innovation.
This team of two or more members can include any balance of faculty and staff (up to four (4) members). They will have collaboratively introduced and implemented a new program, product, or initiative that has significantly enhanced the overall support, learning and/or engagement of students, staff and/or faculty within the Institute for Management & Innovation.
IMI Alumni Award
The IMI Alumni Award recognizes and celebrates the professional achievements made by IMI graduates. The panel will be looking for an alumna/alumnus who may have made a significant contribution to their field, acted as a prominent voice within their discipline, and/or demonstrated their commitment to making the world a better place through innovative ideas and solutions. They may also be a recent graduate with outstanding achievements in a short time who have shown themselves to be a trailblazer in their chosen field.
- The nominated alumna/alumnus must have graduated at least two (2) years prior to the nomination.
- The nomination should be for achievements related to their field of study at IMI.
- Alumni are not eligible to nominate themselves for the award.
This award is given to a current IMI graduate student who has used multi-disciplinary approach in the conceptualization and/or creation of a new product, service, project, event, group or program that demonstrates innovative idea(s), enhances the student experience, and may have a long-lasting impact on students and/or community.
IMI Social Leadership Award
This award is given to a current IMI graduate student who has led an initiative or conceptualized a product or service that focused directly on social responsibility, community well-being, and/or sustainable future. The contribution may focus on the well-being of IMI, UTM, the local community, or the broader community at large.
* Student(s) can be nominated for both the IMIvator and Social Leadership Awards.
Read up on past recipients:
2020 - Kevin Yousie
2018 - Laurel Besco
2016 - Irene Wiecek
2019 - Otto Yung
2017 - Louis Florence
2019 - Nico Lacetera
2018 - Minlei Ye
2017 - Sonia Kang
2020 - Diana Aldaz
2018 - Linnet Kocheril
2016 - Natasha Walli
2019 - David Linden
2017 - Carol Solonenko
& Debby Keown
2020 - Big Data & AI Case Competition
Rima Abu-Shakra, Ryan Cerrudo, & Carol Solonenko
2018 - ICUBE
Ignacio Mongrell & Sam Dumcum
2016 - MScSM
Rose Mary Craig, Shashi Kant,
& Claire Westgate
2019 - Urban Leadership eXchange
Natasha Walli, Shauna Brail,
Alyssa Madrasto, & Ryan Cerrudo
2017 - MMI
Beate Ensminger, Afrodite Cruz,
& Alberto Galasso