Hurrah! 2020/21 Dean of Arts Award for Staff Excellence Winners!

Jennifer Suratos, First-Year and Interdisciplinary Programs

 Jenn is described by her colleagues as someone who embodies excellence in everything she does, and inspires it in others. On a daily basis, her “tireless work ethic, meticulous attention to detail, lightning fast problem solving abilities, generous spirit, and warm humour elevate the performance of an entire department”.  She is recognized not only for her administrative genius but also for her genuine care for students, staff and faculty.  One colleague notes that “Jenn is a consummate problem-solver who make things happen and people happy!”.

Jenn’s commitment to making her workplace a great place to work and learn extends far beyond First-Year Programs through her participation in a multitude of Faculty of Arts and UBC-wide initiatives. One nominee concludes “I don’t know how she fits it all in, but I am so grateful that she does and will always thank her for improving our lives here at UBC”.