Judy Tanner earns Stars of Spence Street Prize

Judy Tanner, © UWinnipeg

Judy Tanner, © UWinnipeg

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg will present the 2016 Stars of Spence Street Prize to Judy Tanner at this year’s Spring Convocation. Over her three decades in the Student Records office, she has become a go-to resource for her students and her colleagues on all things UWinnipeg.

Tanner is a champion for UWinnipeg. She consistently recognizes the human being behind each student number, and goes out of her way to assist students — whether it’s by offering advice on course selection or by cheering them on as a fervent Wesmen supporter.

Effective flow of information requires precise coordination among departments — a challenge Tanner meets with professionalism and a calm, reassuring demeanor.  Tanner played an important role in many initiatives, including the opening of Student Central, and was part of the team that transitioned student registration from manual to online through WebAdvisor. Most recently, she was a key contributor to the University’s new Student Planning tool — a project that reflected her commitment to improving the student experience.

Her behind-the-scenes impact is vital to the efficiency of the University. As Coordinator of Student Records, Tanner is responsible for overseeing critical data and systems, which include the processes responsible for registering students, maintaining accountable records, and administering grades.  She is also the designated academic advisor for all Wesmen athletes, and assists the coaches when they are meeting with recruits from around the world. One student credits the advice Tanner provided during registration for allowing him to focus on success in academics and sports.

Created in 2014, the Stars of Spence Street Prize recognizes UWinnipeg employees with a long history of dedicated service, a passion for student learning, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting students in achieving their educational goals.

Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7130, E: n.ibrahim@uwinnipeg.ca


  • Janet Turner said...

    Congratulations Judy! As a staff member who has benefited from Judy’s kindness and commitment I am happy to hear that she is being recognized.

  • Carolynn Smallwood said...

    Congratulations, Judy, on being the recipient of this year’s prize and recognition as an invaluable staff member of UWinnipeg! It takes a village to help students achieve their academic goals, and you are an integral part of the UWinnipeg community!

  • Kam Holland said...

    Congrats, Judy. Well done.

  • Lorraine Walker said...

    As a retiree from U of W I would like to add congratulations to Judy! It’s nice to see staff recognized for their hard work and support for students and staff. Well done!

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  • Paula Gangloff said...

    Congratulations Judy! Well deserved!