Employee Awards

Western Award of Excellence nominator, Dr. Henry Meredith (right) and recipient, Stanislaw Szapiel (left).

Awards & Accreditations

Below you can view some awards and accredidations FM employees have received through the years:


Slobodanka is recognized with the Western Award of Excellence

Slobodanka Sotinac, Building Services

Western Award of Excellence

With her pleasant smile, Sotinac is a mentor, team leader and well-liked by all. She is committed, proud of her work and offers exceptional service to residence students. She wants students to engage, experience their time in residence and have a positive, memorable time in their life. Western News Article


Michal is recognized with the Western Award of Excellence

Michal Valovcik, Building Services

Western Award of Excellence

Michal Valovcik is praised for his tireless dedication to his job and the positivity he brings to the building and staff he interacts with each day. He genuinely cares about the upkeep of the building he works in and how that contributes to the well-being and safety of every person who works in Westminster Hall.  Western News Article


Halina Krawczuk

Halina Krawczuk, Building Services

Western Award of Excellence

Halina Krawczuk is person who exhibits an upbeat, can-do attitude each and every day. Known for reaching out to new faces and getting to know all the students, staff and faculty, Krawczuk transferred from Medway-Sydemham Hall to Ontario Hall this fall, leaving all those in Med-Syd to frequently ask how she’s doing. Read more

Jim Galbraith

Jim Galbraith, Manager, Landscape Services

Western Award of Excellence

Serving Western for more than 30 years, Jim Galbraith’s passion for the university isn’t waning – and never will. He remains focused and driven to care for the campus and the community he supports. Read more


Stanislaw Szapiel

Stanislaw Szapiel, Caretaking Services

Western Award of Excellence

Stanislaw Szapiel may have the outward appearance of a caretaker, but look a bit deeper and you’ll find a language instructor, lab assistant, doorman, theatre usher, arbitrator, colleague and more. Read more


Doug Gillian

Doug Gillian, Caretaking Services

Western Award of Excellence

Mike Dejager

Mike DeJager, Facilities Engineering

Western Engineering Award of Recognition


LEED Accredited Professional

George Qubty, Facilities Engineering

LEED Accredited Professional (AP)

Perry Masse

Perry Masse, Caretaking Services

Western Award of Excellence

Perry Masse is the kind of worker who is always one step ahead of everyone. Be it helping staff members before he’s been asked, or saving up a few empty boxes for a student ready to move... Read more

Andy Merucci

Andy Merucci, Business Operations

Western Green Award

Andy created an online Service Interruption form eliminating the need for paper copies and has taken the extra time to show everyone individually how the new computer form works to make the transition as easy as possible.


Ontario Health & Safety

Joe Fonti, Dave Munden, Zorina Stepancev, Dennis LeMay

President's Ocupational Health & Safety Award


Ivan Celic

Ivan Celic, Caretaking Services

Western Award of Excellence

He is the living example of Western’s core values of integrity, respect and service, says the nomination letter written by three Visual Arts students for Ivan Celic.

FM Power Plant employees receive OHS Award

Power Plant Employees

President's Occupational Health & Safety Award