IMI Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards
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 awards for our IMI graduate students.
Award nominations are reviewed by a panel that includes staff, faculty and student members from across UTM.
In August 2020, the winners were announced via Zoom at our fifth annual IMI Faculty & Staff Awards Reception.
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.
IMIvator Leadership Award
This award is given to a current IMI graduate student who has demonstrated cross-disciplinary collaboration in the creation of a new project, event, group or program that enhances student experience.
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