The student experience at the University of Toronto is more than classes and books. It is life on campus, in the community and in the world at large. The Cressy Awards recognize graduating students for outstanding contributions to improving the world around them and inspiring others to do the same.
The Nomination Period for the 2013 Cressy Awards is now closed. Thank you to all those who have submitted nominations. Recipients will be announced in March 2013. Award Recipients will be recognized and celebrated at a ceremony and reception in the spring. Details will be posted here when they become available.
The Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards were established in 1994 by the University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA) and the Division of University Advancement in order to recognize students who have made outstanding extra-curricular contributions to their college, faculty or school, or to the university as a whole.
In naming the awards after Gordon Cressy, former vice-president of development and university relations, the UTAA recognized his commitment to higher education and his leadership in fundraising and community service. The qualities of leadership and dedication demonstrated by Mr. Cressy during his six years with the university are also embodied in the efforts of students chosen to receive this award – students who are committed to be “making a difference.”
We aim to encourage and recognize participation in university affairs by alumni and students. Through the Gordon Cressy Awards, we seek to foster student and new alumni involvement in the university.