Wayne Paquet Indispensable Service Award


Wayne Paquet, recently retired, embodies the notion of indispensable service through his decades-long career as Registrar at NSAC and Director, Enrolment Services and Strategic Initiatives with Dalhousie. He was a member of countless external committees and boards (e.g. ARUCC) in the field and was quiet in his transformation contributions to our field of practice. 

Focus: This award recognizes employees of the Registrar’s Office who have positively influenced life at Dalhousie from behind the scenes with a positive attitude, a willingness to help in whatever capacity necessary, and a demonstrated commitment to service excellence in alignment with the priorities of the institution as outlined in the strategic plan. 

Rationale: While the work of the Registrar’s Office is foundational and high impact, much of it happens behind the scenes. This service award proposes a meaningful way through which to recognize all forms of outstanding service in the Registrar’s Office that may be difficult to convey in the context of other awards.

Eligibility: This award is open to current Registrar's Office staff members.


  • The individual must have demonstrated a commitment to service excellence and process improvement, with strong examples. 
  • The individual must be a full- or part-time employee in the Registrar’s Office. 

Number of Awards: Awarded annually in the fall, only one award will be delivered each year. Individuals may only receive this award once.

Selection Committee:

  • Provost and Vice President, Academic 
  • Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Campus Principal 
  • Associate Vice President, Academic 
  • Human Resources Representative
  • Student Representative

Nominations: The Registrar’s Office and the University community are invited to submit nominations, in writing. Submissions must include:

  • A nomination letter, with highlighting why they believe the nominee is a strong candidate for the award and with clear and concise examples of how the nominee has provided outstanding service to Dalhousie. 
  • Up to two additional letters of support.

Submission: Please email your complete nomination package to katherine.cross@dal.ca

Award Recognition: Recipients of the Wayne Paquet Indispensable Service Award will be recognized at the Registrar's Office annual Reggie Awards ceremony and the university-wide Legacy Awards event. They will also have their name added to the award plaque located in the Registrar's Office in the Henry Hicks Building.