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The HR Department is proud to honour the many accomplishments and contributions of our colleagues. Our employees shape the College community - this is Langara because they are Langara. Visit the Office of the President's Recognizing Excellence site to learn more about our College-wide recognition practices.


2020 Employee Recognition Event 

Though we cannot celebrate in person, we invite you to share your good wishes and thoughts to our 2019 and 2020 distinguished retirees and long-service recipients.

2019 & 2020 Recipient List 

Click here to send a message to your colleague. 


2019 Employee Recognition Event - Above and Beyond

Please note: the 2019 Employee Recognition Event on April 18 was cancelled. Recognition anhd Achievement Award recipients were recognized in an event that was held on November 20, 2019. The 2019 Long Service Recipients and Retirees will be recognized during the 2020 event. 

Click on the links below for more details on the 2019 event.

Recognition and Achievement Award Recipients

Long Service Recipients and Retirees 

Send a message to your colleague - please use the Google Chrome browser when opening the link

Event Program


2018 Employee Recognition Event - The Honour Role

Click on the links below for a recap of the 2018 event.

Event Photo Album

Long Service Recipients and Retirees 

Event Program


2017 Employee Recognition Event - Brilliance at work

Click on the links below for a recap of the 2017 event.

Event Photo Album

Long Service Recipients and Retirees 

Event Program


2016 Employee Recognition Event - Timeless

Click on the links below for a recap of the 2016 event.

Event Photo Album

Long Service Recipients and Retirees 

Please note that the event photos belong to Langara College and cannot be used without permission. If you have any issues with a photo on the site, contact us at hrupdate@langara.ca.


Recognition and Achievement Awards

Each year, Langara honours employees for their achievements and contributions to the College community under four categories of excellence (Scholarly category added for 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.

To recap, employees may choose to nominate their colleagues or nominate themselves following the Recognition and Achievement Awards Procedures and Nomination Criteria. Awards are announced at our annual Employee Recognition Event. Recipients will receive $2,000 towards professional and/or leadership development, in addition to public acknowledgement and a traditional plaque. 

2018-2019 Recognition and Achievement Awards Nomination Form

Recognition and Achievement Awards Policy