Sixteen Engineering faculty and staff have been honoured for their outstanding contributions to U of T Engineering with teaching, research, and administrative staff awards. These awards recognize exceptional faculty and staff members for their leadership, citizenship, innovation and contributions to the Faculty’s teaching, service, and research missions.
This year, Dan Tomchyshyn, ChemE Network Administrator, was honoured with the Agnes Kaneko Citizenship Award.
Agnes Kaneko Citizenship Award
Recognizing a staff member who has served with distinction and made contributions to the Faculty’s mission above and beyond their job description over a long period of time.
Dan Tomchyshyn joined ChemE in 1991 in the position of Electronics Technologist. Keeping current with the rapid changes in computing and electronics technology, he saw through many technical transitions to his current role as Network Administrator. During this time, he has become an invaluable resource to our students, faculty, and staff, and regularly goes above and beyond to provide exceptional technical support, making IT challenges less daunting for those experiencing them. Tomchyshyn also lends his expertise outside the department, working with the Faculty’s IT team on infrastructure projects and supporting Faculty-wide centres and institutes such as ISTEP and Troost ILead. In addition, he provides exceptional service and support to our students, ensuring they have access to the technologies they need throughout lab renovations and other disruptions. During the pandemic, he has stepped up to offer support wherever needed, going well beyond the scope of his official role. Most notably, he was the first to volunteer to provide the extra help required in the shipping and receiving office, ensuring that the department’s research activity could continue uninterrupted.