IMI Awards

IMI Awards | Lislehurst front porch

 Alyssa Madrasto, Allan Huang, Elyse Muir, Angelica Chow, Xi Shao, Kaitlyn D'Lima

Congratulations to our 2022 IMI Award recipients! (Read more)

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.

In 2021, we proudly announced 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 are celebrated at our annual IMI Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards Reception.

Jump to an award:

Faculty | Research | Staff | Team Collaboration | Alumni | IMIvator | Social Leadership

Past Recipients


IMI Faculty Award

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.

2022 Recipient: Gabriel Eidelman - click here to read primary nomination

Gabriel Eidelman | 2022 IMI Faculty Award


IMI Research Award

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.

2022 Recipient: Tara Vinodrai - click here to read primary nomination

Tara Vinodrai | 2022 IMI Research Award


IMI Staff Award

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.

2022 Recipient: Nazeem Shamsuddin - click here to read primary nomination

Nazeem Shamsuddin | 2022 IMI Staff Award


IMI Team Collaboration Award

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.

2022 Recipients: Alyssa Madrasto, Nazeem Shamsuddin, Martina Simmonds (IMI Connect) - click here to read primary nomination

Alyssa Madrasto, Nazeem Shamsuddin, Martina Simmonds | 2022 IMI Team Collaboration Award


IMI Alumni Award

This award recognizes and celebrates the professional achievements made by IMI alumni. 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.

Eligibility:

  • 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.

2022 Recipient: Daniel Tourangeau (MFAcc Class of 2018) - click here to read primary nomination

Daniel Tourangeau | 2022 IMI Alumni Award


IMIvator Award

This award is given to a current IMI graduate student who has used a 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.

* Student(s) can be nominated for both the IMIvator and Social Leadership Awards.

2022 Recipients:

Kaitlyn D’Lima | 2022 IMIvator Award

Lara Brooks, Angelica Chow, Alannah Hoops, Allan Huang, Elyse Muir, & Xi Shao | 2022 IMIvator Award


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.

2022 Recipient: Jananee Savuntharanathan, (MUI Class of 2023) - click here to read primary nomination

Jananee Savuntharanathan | 2022 IMI Social Leadership Award


Read up on past recipients:

IMI Faculty Award Recipients

Gabriel Eidelman

2022 - Gabriel Eidelman

Kevin Yousie

2020 - Kevin Yousie

Laurel Besco

2018 - Laurel Besco

Irene Wiecek & Hugh Gunz

2016 - Irene Wiecek

Gerhard Trippen

2021 - Gerhard Trippen

Otto Yung & Soo Min Toh

2019 - Otto Yung

Louis Florence & Mihkel Tombak

2017 - Louis Florence

IMI Research Award Recipients

Tara Vinodrai with Shashi Kant and Soo Min Toh

2022 - Tara Vinodrai

Soo Min Toh & Nico Lacetera

2019 - Nico Lacetera

Sonia Kang & Mihkel Tombak

2017 - Sonia Kang

Ningyuan Chen

2021 - Ningyuan Chen

Minlei Ye

2018 - Minlei Ye

IMI Staff Award Recipients

Nazeem Shamsuddin with Shashi Kant & Soo Min Toh

2022 - Nazeem Shamsuddin

Diana Aldaz

2020 - Diana Aldaz

Linnet Kocheril & Heather Hines

2018 - Linnet Kocheril

Natasha Walli & Hugh Gunz

2016 - Natasha Walli

Maria Andrade, Claire Westgate

2021 - Maria Andrade, Claire Westgate

David Linden & Soo Min Toh

2019 - David Linden

Carol Solonenko, Pierre Desrochers, and Debby Keown

2017 - Carol Solonenko, Debby Keown

IMI Team Collaboration Award Recipients

Nazeem Shamsuddin, Alyssa Madrasto, Martina Simmonds

2022 - IMI Connect Team
Alyssa Madrasto, Nazeem Shamsuddin, Martina Simmonds

Rima Abu-Shakra, Ryan Cerrudo, & Carol Solonenko

2020 - Big Data & AI Case Competition
Rima Abu-Shakra, Ryan Cerrudo, & Carol Solonenko

Ignacio Mongrell & Sam Dumcum

2018 - ICUBE
Ignacio Mongrell & Sam Dumcum

Rose Mary Craig, Shashi Kant, & Claire Westgate

2016 - MScSM
Rose Mary Craig, Shashi Kant, & Claire Westgate

Bianca Gaspini & Wesley Mack

2021 - MMPA Recruitment Team
Bianca Gaspini & Wesley Mack

Donna Heslin, Natasha Walli, Shauna Brail, Alyssa Madrasto, Ryan Cerrudo, and Soo Min Toh

2019 - Urban Leadership eXchange
Natasha Walli, Shauna Brail, Alyssa Madrasto, & Ryan Cerrudo

Beate Ensminger, Afrodite Cruz, Alberto Galasso, & Pierre Desrochers

2017 - MMI
Beate Ensminger, Afrodite Cruz, & Alberto Galasso

IMI Alumni Award Recipients

Daniel Tourangeau with Shashi Kant & Soo Min Toh

2022 - Daniel Tourangeau

David Harary, Shane Saltzman

2021 - David Harary, Shane Saltzman

IMIvator Award Recipients

Kaitlyn D’Lima with Shashi Kant & Soo Min Toh

2022 - Kaitlyn D’Lima

Gloria Ko

2021 - Gloria Ko

Lara Brooks, Angelica Chow, Alannah Hoops, Allan Huang, Elyse Muir, & Xi Shao

2022 - Lara Brooks, Angelica Chow, Alannah Hoops, Allan Huang, Elyse Muir, & Xi Shao

IMI Social Leadership Award Recipients

Jananee Savuntharanathan with Shashi Kant & Soo Min Toh

2022 - Jananee Savuntharanathan

Raguram Bhaskar

2021 - Raguram Bhaskar