2020 Staff Award winners embody the school values of rigour, respect and responsibility

2020 staff award
Posted 2021-01-18

Each year, UBC Sauder is proud to recognize outstanding employees who go above and beyond. Five employees were recently honoured for their remarkable contributions in 2020; one of the most challenging years in the business school’s history. We are proud to announce the following winners:


Kevin Ly

Manager, Recruitment & Admissions

Rising Star Award

Robert H. Lee Graduate School

Kevin has been a key part of multiple projects that significantly impacted the Robert H. Lee Graduate School and is an invaluable connection between students and their career success. Kevin is also committed to his own professional growth by taking the school’s Part-Time MBA program.


Lyon Tsang

Online Learning Systems Specialist

Rising Star Award

Learning Services

Lyon applied outstanding support to faculty and staff through a difficult time during the school’s examination period, and provided a smooth online experience for students, staff and instructors. Lyon has also shown commitment to professional growth by pursuing UBC’s Master of Educational Technology degree.


Pam Nanson

Associate Director, Specialized Masters Portfolio

Graeme AG Stamp Award

Business Career Centre

This award recognizes the contributions of a staff member or team involved in a project that benefits the community at large. Pam has been volunteering with the Burnaby Children's Fund for over four years. This non-profit helps ensure children and their families receive food, clothing, furniture, medicine and other necessities. The winner of this award picks a B.C.-registered non-profit organization to receive a $2,500 donation from the school and not surprisingly, Pam chose the Burnaby Children’s Fund.


Connie Flook

Student Services Coordinator

Lesley Wilkins Award - CUPE 2950


Connie has demonstrated dedication, professionalism and positive impact on the student experience with her work in provisioning student-facing technical support for online learning and live online exam technical support. The circumstances of the pandemic have truly elevated her contribution to the school.


Fareed Teja

Associate Director, Learning Design

Lesley Wilkins Award

Learning Services

Fareed's Learning Design expertise and service excellence have improved the teaching and learning experience at the Robert H. Lee Graduate School. Fareed’s dedication to continuous improvement and delivering innovative solutions for staff, faculty and students are ensuring UBC Sauder upholds its reputation as a globally leading business school.

“We are proud to recognize these five outstanding employees who bring an abundance of talent to their roles and teams,” says Ani Hosepyan, UBC Sauder’s Assistant Dean, People & Organizational Development. “Fostering and growing a collaborative and respectful environment is a key priority for the school, and these employees bring this focus to life through their fine contributions. Congratulations to all of our recipients!”