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Animal Resources

Outstanding Employee Recognition Award

The University Research Animal Resources Outstanding Employee Recognition Award recognizes URAR employees for outstanding service to URAR and the research community.

Two awards (one for URAR-Vet Med and one for URAR-Life Sciences) are presented twice annually — in June and December.

Eligibility: Any URAR employee other than Facilities Manager, Assistant Director, or Director is eligible. An employee may win the award only once in any calendar year.


Any URAR employee or research lab member may nominate an employee. Download the nomination form here, or contact an Animal Facility Supervisor for a copy.

Nominations submitted from the December to May period will be considered for the June award. Nominations submitted from the June to November period will be considered for the December award.

Submit nominations to Stephanie Gavrielides via Campus Mail at 608 Boyd Graduate Studies Building, or fax: 706.542.5638.

Award Committee

The award committee will consist of four URAR members. Annually, the URAR Director will appoint two non-eligible employees (one from URAR-Vet Med and one from URAR-Life Sciences).

They will serve for one year (two award periods). The committee’s third and fourth members are the winners from the previous award period, and serve on the committee for just one award period.

Award Criteria

Employees shall be nominated based on the following criteria:

  1. Consistently performs high quality work
  2. Displays exceptional dependability
  3. Creates a positive work environment and enhances the image of the URAR
  4. Demonstrates a willingness to work with others and assist whenever needed
  5. Has a positive attitude and interacts professionally with all staff members and researchers
  6. Performs extra duties beyond those normally assigned and/or provides creative suggestions for improvement
  7. Volunteers for special projects
  8. Specific service/s as described by the nominator

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