Staff Achievement Awards

Simon Fraser University presents the Staff Achievement Awards annually to recognize Simon Fraser University staff who have demonstrated outstanding achievement within the University or their community. 

Check out the SFU News page for stories on our recent award recipients!

The Awards are open to Administrative and Professional (APSA and Excluded), Clerical and Technical (CUPE local 3338), and Trades (Poly Party) staff who are employed on a full-time or part-time continuing basis and who have made a significant contribution in one of the following Award categories:

Award Categories

Athletic/Artistic Achievement Award:

Achieving local, national or international success in any facet of physical or artistic endeavours.

Community Contribution Award:

Giving of time and energy to foster goodwill and compassion for others.

Diversity & Inclusion Award: 

Exemplifies strong advocacy for diversity.  Values, respects and supports the SFU community across a broad range of differences to enhance sense of belonging and inclusion.

Innovation Award:

Development and improvement of methods, processes and procedures by demonstrating original thinking in extraordinary and rewarding benefits for the betterment of the the SFU community.

Leadership Award:

Exemplifies significant leadership skills such as the ability to lead and guide Staff, develop Staff talents and successfully manage an efficient and effective unit at the highest level.

Lifetime Achievement Award: 

Demonstrating years of leadership, devotion and commitment to Simon Fraser University over the course of their employment.

Personal Achievement Award: 

Overcoming adversity or prevailing over difficult circumstances by demonstrating courage, resilience and determination.

Student Service Award:

Enhancing the University’s ability to meet their Employee/Student needs in an efficient and professional manner by going the “extra mile” and anticipating and proactively meeting their expectations.

Team Award:

To recognize Staff teams that exemplify collaboration and cooperation; and that demonstrate a significant contribution with results on behalf of their Department and the University. This award must be for a minimum of two Staff members working together.

Work Performance Award: 

Demonstrating work performance that is consistently above and beyond the call of duty.



Simon Fraser University Staff, Students, Faculty, Alumni, and members of the general community may nominate eligible staff from one of the staff groups (e.g., Administrative and Professional, Clerical and Technical, and Trades).


More information on the 2023 nominations will be available later this year.

Selection and Award Process

An Awards Selection Committee, appointed by the University, reviews nominations and recommends awards for outstanding employees for each Award category. Award recipients will be invited to attend the annual Awards Ceremony for Faculty, Staff and Students of Simon Fraser University.

Note:  The Awards Selection Committee, may, at their discretion, transfer a nominee from the category they were originally nominated to another category for which they are more qualified.