August 31: Defence Team “Virtual Shout-Out” Bulletin Board

August 31, 2020 – Defence Stories

What better way to acknowledge a colleague’s contribution than by leaving them a “Virtual Shout-Out”? Your Virtual Shout-out will be featured in the Bulletin Board below, along with Defence Team members who have received acknowledgement from their colleagues.

Want to see your colleague's great work featured here? Then please e-mail all requests for shout outs to the CARS at Please also provide the email(s) of the person(s) being recognized.

The final “Virtual Shout-Out” Bulletin Board will posted at the end of September, so submit your nominations before it’s too late!

Sending a virtual shout-out to Jennifer Stoyle from DMGSP 3 and 4 for your dedication and hard work in moving files and implementing new direction.  Despite juggling home and work priorities, you have been very instrumental in successfully progressing L0 remits and new Materiel Group direction.  Your dedication and hard work are very appreciated! - Joyce Richards

Thank you to the Kingston HR Civilian MSO team, Carolyn Kellar and Gerry Smith for the amazing coordination you have done to ensure the Kingston HR team has maintained connectivity during this unexpected time. You have both been such an important part of the team being able to work remotely and we are grateful for your knowledge, flexibility and problem solving skills. - Peter Hooey and Micca Hart

Shout out to Stephanie Popovitch, for their support as the CADTC HQ Reserve Cell Supervisor. Stephanie has worked tremendously to keep CADTC PRL payroll, hiring boards, postings and release administration in line with the normal Battle Rhythm timelines during COVID-19.  Stephanie has strived to provide customers continued support even during times of Reserve Admin Cell minimum manning. Bravo Zulu Stephanie!- WO/Adj Julie L. Birkin

Shelley Bagg – Julie and I would love to acknowledge your outstanding support as my OOO for the week I was away. You handled a very busy week with professionalism and poise. Thank you so much! - Roxana Kendall and Julie Albert

Shout out to DKIM’s Social Committee for conceiving of and organizing regular Virtual Coffee Breaks on Defence MS365. Thanks to Ana Tavares, France Beaudin, Jennifer de Greef, Lisa Pierce and Andrei Popescu for helping the directorate let loose and reconnect as colleagues during this remote work posture.- Rachel Cyr.

I would like to extend a special thank you to François Bak who not only led the DIMCBM Workplace Transformation Tiger Team (DWTTT), but was also the driving force behind our smooth transition to NDHQ Carling. He supported each one of us with this move and deserves our greatest appreciation. Thank you for your determination, dedication, and effort. – Annette Chambers, Director, Information Management, Comptrollership and Business Management (DIMCBM)

A huge shout-out to my DIMCD 10 team members Chris Rowan and Matthew Quan! A small team with incredible power.  Thank you both for your amazing contribution and support to the development of the 2020 Enterprise IT Service Agreement.  Thank you for stepping up and supporting the team with our key priorities during these challenging times.  Your hard work, dedication to details and endless supply of great ideas are so valuable and much appreciated. - Nour Acheson

A huge shout-out to ADM(IM)’s Wellness and Respect Team (Paolo D’Arsie and Annie Donaldson) for hosting a successful MS Teams event for International Self-Care Day (24 July). We are sure that IM Group personnel learned some great tips! - Annette Chambers, Director, Information Management, Comptrollership and Business Management (DIMCBM)

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