Winner of the Name the York U Intranet Contest presented with her prize

Melissa Romulus Lisanti (BA ’08), development and alumni coordinator in Glendon’s Alumni, Advancement & External Relations Office, was presented with an iPad Mini on Friday, March 22. Romulus Lisanti is the winner of the Name the York U Intranet Contest. Her suggested name, YU Link, received the most votes from York U community members.

Intranet-storyimagewinnerYork University Vice-President Academic and Provost Rhonda Lenton (left) with Melissa Romulus Lisanti

The prize was presented to the lucky Glendon grad by York University Vice-President Academic and Provost Rhonda Lenton. The presentation took place in the Glendon Senate Chamber at the conclusion of the Glendon Faculty Council meeting.

Lenton noted for those present that when Romulus Lisanti found out that she had won the prize, she said the win was not only for her, but also for Glendon.

As part of the advancement team at Glendon, Romulus Lisanti plans events, works on Glendon Magazine and engages in fundraising. Romulus Lisanti won first prize of an iPad Mini valued at $329 and bragging rights that come with submitting the winning name.

When it launches later this spring, YU Link will be an exciting new resource for York faculty and staff. YU Link will be a place where University employees can access the tools they need to get their work done with ease and efficiency.

YU Link will be hosted behind Passport York, and it will offer employees a secure place to connect with each other and learn more about their colleagues across the University. They will be able to see at a glance, key information such as their pension and benefits, training history, information on the courses they teach, facilities notices and more. Forums will offer faculty and staff an opportunity to ask and answer questions and comment on University news.

The Name the York U Intranet Contest attracted 419 submissions from 247 employees (each staff or faculty member could submit up to two names). Using the Intranet’s core attributes of welcoming, accessible, approachable, useful, helpful, innovative and collaborative, the Better Workplace Advisory Group judged the entries and produced a shortlist of names. The York community then voted, through eVote, for their favourite name and Romulus Lisanti’s submission YU Link received the most votes.