YU Rock Employee Recognition Program

YU Rock 

Recognizing employees and teams for great work and going above and beyond
Facilities Services & Ancillary Services are excited to launch a monthly employee recognition program called YU Rock (pronounced Why You Rock).

The YU Rock monthly employee recognition program acknowledges employees and teams for great work and going above and beyond their normal job duties. This program provides all York University community members (e.g. staff, student, visitor) with the ability to acknowledge a job well done by any Facilities & Ancillary employee.

YU Rock accepts nominations for any Facilities & Ancillary employee based on six criteria - service excellence, innovation/creativity, initiative, volunteerism, positive attitude or other (for example leadership, commitment, teamwork, health and safety). All YU Rock nominations that meet the program criteria will be recognized and receive a YU Rock (pronounced You Rock) certificate of recognition. One of the YU Rock recipients will be selected by random draw to have a spotlight on them, which is a short profile on their nomination or a short biography. A communication of the spotlighted employee along with a listing of all the certificate holders will be posted out via the Facilities Services & Ancillary Services web page, the YU Rock MySites for internal Facilities & Ancillary employees and the designated union posting boards. The YU Rock Spotlight also gives us an opportunity to get to know our Facilities & Ancillary colleagues.

YU Rock nomination forms can be found electronically at www.yorku.ca/facilities for online completion and submission. Paper copies can be picked up and dropped off under the job posting board outside PRB 1055 or by HR Services-Facilities Services/Ancillary Services and can be dropped off in any internal mailbox or outside of PRB 1055.

If you have any questions about the YU Rock employee recognition program you can send an email to yurock@yorku.ca or contact Catherine Moon-Chong at extension 55317.

YU Rock Spotlight

The August 2020 YU Rock Spotlight goes to Jeya Kanapathipillai for Service Excellence.  Jeya’s nomination and selection as a YU Rock recipient is for going above and beyond in the call of duty by maintaining the cleanliness of the campus and keeping the equipment running. During the summer months, he worked through some challenging condition to ensure all the work was complete alongside the team.  Jeya has worked at York University for over 15 years. Something you might not know about Jeya is that any spare time Jeya has is to spend time with his wife and 4 children all under the age of 9.

YU Rock Jeya!



YU Rock Recipients

The list of YU Rock recipients for August 2020 is:

Evelyn Abas – Service Excellence Sovann Muon – Service Excellence
Helia Amaral – Service Excellence Shashikala Parthipan – Service Excellence
Andrew Andreou – Service Excellence Louis Pietrobon – Service Excellence
Darko Bagaric – Service Excellence Ryan Pim – Service Excellence
Jean Bourgault – Service Excellence Anna Porretta – Service Excellence
Jill Butler – Service Excellence Alex Racette – Service Excellence
Shannon Cohen - Innovation Salvatore Salerno – Service Excellence
Violet Cosby – Service Excellence Salvatore Sinopoli – Service Excellence
Carlos Fernandez – Service Excellence Pakeerathan Sivarajah – Service Excellence
Lucas Fleiner – Service Excellence Kanthimathy Thurairasa – Service Excellence
Rosendo Liao – Service Excellence Braedan Urbanek - Innovation
Jeff Marks – Service Excellence Vijitharan Varatharajah – Service Excellence

Remember to visit http://facilities.info.yorku.ca/ or https://ancillary.info.yorku.ca/ or yu link under My Sites, Y-U Rock Employee Recognition Program to nominate someone today https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/group/y-u-rock-employee-recognition-program/home !