Workplace Challenge

The Dal Workplace Challenge
recognizes the unit with the greatest participation (regardless of the amount raised), and the unit that has raised the greatest amount overall (regardless of the number of people participating). 

The two winning units will each receive a prize of $500 to support student activities of their choosing.

History of the United Way Turtle

In 2008, former University Librarian Bill Maes and Dalhousie United Way Campaign Co-Chair (now retired), came up with the Deans’ Challenge, a way to create some friendly competition between faculties as they raised funds for the United Way. His concept was realized in the form of a turtle-shaped trophy—a concrete lawn ornament purchased by the Faculty of Dentistry—and it soon became a hotly contested prize among the faculties.

The Turtle, nicknamed Scrubs by the Faculty of Dentistry, was awarded annually to the faculty that raised the most money based on a mathematical formula that calculates participation rate and the total amount raised.

2008 Faculty of Dentistry    
2009 Dalhousie Libraries
2010 Faculty of Dentistry    
2011 Faculty of Dentistry    
2012 Faculty of Dentistry    
2013 Faculty of Dentistry    
2014 Faculty of Dentistry    

In 2015, two new workplace challenges were introduced to all departments and faculties to acknowledge most money raised and highest participation. The Turtle Challenge for highest per capita participation was also opened to all departments—previously, it had been open to just the faculties.

2015 Jointly awarded to Faculty of Medicine and President’s Office

2016 Jointly awarded to Faculty of Medicine and President’s Office
2017 Jointly awarded to Faculty of Medicine and the Registrar's Office
2018 Tie between the President's Office & Human Resources for highest participation and the Faculty of Medicince for most money raised