Langara College honours employees who consistently demonstrate excellence through their contributions to the College community, both internally and externally. Their achievements exceed the performance expectations associated with their duties at the College. They exemplify the vision, mission, values, and goals of Langara, serving to enhance the College's reputation.

Each year, Langara College recognizes excellence in four categories (Scholarly category added as of 2017-2018):

  • Leadership Excellence - honours an employee who has made an outstanding contribution in a learning leadership role to the internal and/or external College community
  • Scholarly Excellence - honours an employee who has made an important contribution to research and scholarly activity through their work at the College. 
  • Service Excellence - honours a non-teaching employee who, as a partner in the learning process, has made an exceptional contribution to the internal and/or external College community
  • Teaching Excellence - honours an employee who has exhibited consistent commitment to student success and teaching, and has had a significant impact on the academic and personal growth of students

The Office of the President would like to congratulate the Recognition and Achievement Award recipients who were announced at the 2017 Employee Recognition Event on Thursday, April 20. Click here to view a list of past Recognition and Achievement Award recipients.

Leadership Excellence

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Awarded to Mario Moniz de Sa for his outstanding commitment to the Biology community at Langara College. Some of Mario's notable contributions include the development of a Bioinformatics Program, a Biology Club, and the Community Gardens. He always sets an example of collegiality by being available to help students, staff, and faculty, while committing to goals that enhance Langara's reputation. Mario regularly demonstrates how enthusiasm and dedication to students and the academic curriculum can inspire and motivate all those around him. 

Teaching Excellence

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Awarded to Dale Genge for her contributions to the Theatre Arts at Studio 58 Department at Langara College. Dale is consistently praised for her genuine support, enthusiasm, and generosity; both inside and outside of the classroom. Dale is committed to deepening her own understanding in order to further her students' success. She continues to offer her time and expertise to past and present students through private coaching and mentorship. Her dedication to the art of teaching has positively impacted her students, her colleagues, and the College as a whole.

Teaching Excellence

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Awarded to Dan Nykon for his contributions to both the Psychology Department and Interdisciplinary Studies Department at Langara College. Dan has fostered a community of teaching that encourages the sharing of ideas and integration of new technologies and techniques. His teaching consists of subject-specific material as well as the development of transferrable skills such as problem solving. Dan was instrumental in helping the College to implement the first Advanced Teaching Seminar in 2015. His dedication to education has postively impacted his students, his colleagues, and Langara College as a whole. 


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Visit the HR Recognition and Achievements site to learn more about the awards and nomination process.