This week Laboratory Medicine Program staff got together for the annual LMP Staff Appreciation BBQ, where staff were able to enjoy delightful weather, delicious food, and dance-worthy music (though it unfortunately wasn’t dance-worthy enough to spark a repeat of last year’s ‘twist,’). All in all, it provided everyone a nice mid-week break and a chance for staff from around the program to come together and enjoy a complimentary summer barbecue.
LMP managers, supervisors, and volunteers served up burgers, sausages and barbecued chicken to close to 350 laboratory staff – and as a group we all made a pretty big dent on the sides and desserts. It was another successful barbecue for LMP, and to take staff appreciation a step further the winners of this year’s Laboratory Medicine Leadership Awards were announced.
This year’s winners are:
Janice Hawes – Blood Transfusion Lab
Ivana Vidovic – Core Lab – Hematology
Magda Waszul – Cytogenetics
A big congratulations to all our other exceptional nominees: Sally Campos, Core Laboratory; Peter Faure, Pathology; Stephen Fitzgibbon, Transfusion Medicine; Vivienne Jones, Specimen Management; Paul Martens, Biochemistry; Jaimelyn Rara, Hematology; Jeanette Campbell, Specimen Management.
Stay tuned for a post next week on UHN News to hear what nominators had to say about this year’s winners!
ALSO – see below for photos from the BBQ!
^ Congratulations to award winner Janice Hawes (L), with her certificate being presented by Senior Director, LMP, Michele Henry.
^ Ivana Vidovic (L) receiving her well-deserved Laboratory Medicine Leadership Award at this week’s LMP staff barbecue.
^ Congratulations to Magda Waszul (L), a nominee from last year, who was once again nominated and this time awarded a Laboratory Medicine Leadership Award.
Lastly, a BIG shout out to Linda Karkada for everything she does to organize the LMP Staff Appreciation BBQ and ensure its annual success!