Linda Ong, Director of Library Communications and Marketing, has received a President’s Staff Award (Vancouver Campus) for Global Citizenship. The award is given to staff who exemplify good citizenship, display commitment to community enhancement, and serve as a model citizen to members of the community. The award was presented at a reception on October 5, where 15 other UBC staff were also recognized.

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Linda Ong with Interim UBC President Martha Piper

Linda was praised for her volunteer work with the BC Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, where she serves as a mentor, providing guidance for professionals across the province. She was also commended for working collaboratively and serving as a role model for other UBC employees.

“Libraries are changing dramatically in the new digital environment, and Linda has the difficult task of assessing the needs of staff and users in uncertain times and communicating the right messages at the right time,” said Ingrid Parent, University Librarian. “She works collaboratively with faculty, staff, donors and users, and is extremely well respected for her professional abilities and personal qualities.”

For more information on the winners, visit the UBC HR website.

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