We are very pleased and proud that the  Institute Administrator Tabbatha Malouin is one of five individual recipients of the Carleton University Service Excellence Award this year, which was presented at an awards ceremony on February 23. More than 200 Carleton staff were nominated this year, and Tabbatha’s achievement reflects both the depth of her commitment to the Institute and its students and the outstanding regard in which she is held by the Director and those faculty, staff, and students with whom she works.

Excerpt from a nomination:

“Tabbatha is one of the most amazing individuals at Carleton, and given how amazing the staff is at Carleton University I do not say this lightly… Tabbatha was a big reason I decided to continue my education at Carleton. In the end, one of the core reasons I chose the Department of Political Economy was because I felt that I would be supported and heard as a student. This was because of how involved, responsive, patient, and reliable Tabbatha was during my decision process. She took the time to answer all the questions my anxious brain could throw her way in a prompt, patient, and comprehensive manner. She answered more than a dozen emails and met with me multiple times, many of which took place simply to ease my anxieties and provide support and resources. Other post-graduate programs I applied to did not extend anywhere near this level of involvement. Since then, I have observed that she has continued to uphold this level of commitment to all the students within the Political Economy department. Every department has a person that you can always rely upon, they are essentially the foundation of that little community; Tabbatha is our person and she goes above and beyond…”

Congratulations, Tabbatha — this is greatly deserved!