Ø Executive Assistant
to the Chair
Ø Manager, Office of
The Department of Computer
University of Toronto
Street, Rm. 7200
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E4 CANADA
Phone: 416 978 2980
dot toronto dot edu
Of Interest…..well to me at least! as
I tend to coordinate a lot of big ticket events.
I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of C.C.
“Kelly” Gotlieb. A
leader, a visionary and a gentleman who always had time to share memories and
stories with me. It was such an honour to facilitate the celebration of
Kelly’s 90th birthday, and coordinate a 95th
birthday lunch with past and present chairs. I will miss him.
Sara Burns (DCS Staff
Distinction: for spearheading DCS Turns 50, and for tremendous support of
Sara's professionalism, her work ethic, and her attention to detail are
legendary. Sara's mark is all over this department and helps define what
makes us excellent. This year we are recognizing Sara for two highly visible
projects that would never have succeeded without her contributions. The first
is DCS Turns 50 - a monumental and tremendously successful series of events,
which included a special distinguished lecture series, a timeline, and a
unified DCS convocation with Maria Klawe as the
honorary degree recipient, and culminating with the recent publication of the
DCS50 Yearbook and Pictorial History. Sara was at the helm of a small group
that conceived these events and spearheaded their execution under Sara's steady
leadership. The second "project" for which we'd like to
recognize Sara is her role in the success that DCS had with faculty recruiting
this year, with eight world class faculty members joining one of our three
campuses. For many of our visitors, Sara is the administrative face of the
department. Her behind the scenes work in organizing the logistics of
this process with many early mornings and late nights, allowed the recruiting
process to run smoothly and for DCS to leave a positive impression on our
visitors. We are thus recognizing Sara's tremendous contribution to help ensure
the legacy and excellence of the Department of Computer Science.
January 27, 2016
And a more recent photo of UofT
colleagues and all Alias alums!
June 18-19, 2015 – DCS celebrated its 50th
Anniversary with an alumni BBQ and a historic DCS only Convocation. It took 2 years in the planning and an
entire team to pull it off, but it was historic on all levels and a heck of a
lot of work! Check out http://web.cs.toronto.edu/news/dcsturns50.htm
and the timeline. We did it and had
fun! And I am really really proud of this year long
Monday, March 28th, 2011 – I had the honour and
privilege of organizing a special Lecture, Reception and Dinner for Professor
Kelly Gotlieb’s 90th birthday
a few years ago, I got an award!
This is the “ego” and “it’s
all about me” section.
department is pleased to announce that Sara Burns, Executive Assistant to the
Chair and Administrative Coordinator, is the recipient of the 2010 Dean’s
Distinguished Service Award.
The Dean’s Distinguished Service Award is presented to a non-academic
staff member who has, over the course of their years of service to the Faculty
of Arts and Science, distinguished themselves in ways that are beyond the expectations
of administrative peers, academic colleagues and students... This award
recognizes distinguished service, as demonstrated by a spirit of generosity,
community, and dedication to the work, clients and members of the unit.
To quote from the nomination:
"Sara exemplifies the type of
professional, team-minded, dedicated and talented staff that don't just keep
this University running, but that strive to make it the best possible place to
work and study."
Please join us in congratulating Sara on this very important recognition, and
thanking her for invaluable contributions to DCS.