IMI Awards

IMI Awards | photo of Lislehurst

Deadline for nominations: Friday, June 25, 2021

Awards Ceremony: July 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 July 2021.

Submit a nomination today:

NOMINATIONS


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

IMIvator 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:

IMI Faculty Award Recipients

Kevin Yousie

2020 - Kevin Yousie

Laurel Besco

2018 - Laurel Besco

Irene Wiecek & Hugh Gunz

2016 - Irene Wiecek

Otto Yung & Soo Min Toh

2019 - Otto Yung

Louis Florence & Mihkel Tombak

2017 - Louis Florence

 

IMI Research Award Recipients

Soo Min Toh & Nico Lacetera

2019 - Nico Lacetera

Minlei Ye

2018 - Minlei Ye

 

 

 

 


 

Sonia Kang & Mihkel Tombak

2017 - Sonia Kang

IMI Staff Award Recipients

Diana Aldaz

2020 - Diana Aldaz

Linnet Kocheril & Heather Hines

2018 - Linnet Kocheril

Natasha Walli & Hugh Gunz

2016 - Natasha Walli

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

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

 

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