Y-U Rock Employee Recognition Program

Y-U Rock  

Recognizing employees and teams for great work and going above and beyond
Ancillary Services is excited to launch a monthly employee recognition program called Y-U Rock (pronounced Why You Rock).

The Y-U 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 Ancillary employee.

Y-U Rock accepts nominations for any Ancillary Services employee based on six criteria - service excellence, innovation/creativity, initiative, volunteerism, positive attitude or other (for example leadership, commitment, teamwork, health and safety). All Y-U 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 Ancillary web page, the Y-U Rock MySites for internal Ancillary employees and the designated union posting boards. The YU Rock Spotlight also gives us an opportunity to get to know our Ancillary colleagues.

Y-U Rock nomination forms can be found electronically at www.yorku.ca/csbo 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-CSBO and can be dropped off in any internal mailbox or outside of PRB 1055.

If you have any questions about the Y-U 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 September 2019 YU Rock Spotlight goes to Tony Juric for Volunteerism.  Tony’s nomination and selection as a YU Rock recipient his participation in working with the team to prepare for the Facilities Services BBQ event.  As a result of his participation the event went off without a hitch and all attendees had a great time.  Tony has worked in Grounds and Vehicles for just over 34 years. Something you might not know about him is on nice days you can find him out on his motorcycle and on bad weather days you can find him in his woodshop.


YU Rock Tony!     


YU Rock Recipients

This month we had number of wonderful submissions to the Y-U Rock employee recognition program.  We want to thank everyone for their nominations.  The list of YU Rock recipients for September 2019 is:

Joseph Sanguedolce – Team Work & Volunteerism Eduardo Dupio – Service Excellent
Ariel Moreno – Service Excellent Anjali Misra – Service Excellent
Davinder Ghuman – Team Work Louisa Zaffino - Volunteerism
Edwina Scott – Volunteerism Elizabeth Ridley – Volunteerism
Mary O’Brien – Volunteerism Steven Prince – Volunteerism
Nicki Tobia – Volunteerism Rose Fiore – Volunteerism
Amy Poon – Volunteerism Rocco Biafore – Volunteerism
Valerio Larivera – Volunteerism Valerie Gershman – Volunteerism
Robert Smith – Volunteerism Patrick Saavedra – Volunteerism
Tony Wainwright - Volunteerism Rosemary Kerim – Team Work
Marie Chicorli – Initiative Caroline Harideen - Initiative