Since 1989, more than 2,120 alumni and friends have received Arbor Awards for their tremendous generosity and contribution to the experience of U of T students, faculty, staff and alumni. Our volunteers personify the very best attributes of the University’s motto, Velut Arbor Aevo – “May it grow as a tree through the ages.” Their work represents both our roots and our branches, which have served to anchor our traditions and spread the mission of this University – to meet global challenges and prepare global citizens.
The award can be granted for contributions to specific academic units, such as faculties, colleges or institutes, or to the university at large. Sponsored by University Advancement, the award ceremony takes place each September at the President’s official residence at 93 Highland Ave.
We are proud to honour and celebrate the contributions of these exceptional volunteers.