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,the 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.
Nominations are not yet being accepted for the 2016 Awards. This website will be updated with more information when the nomination process opens.
Please consult the Eligibility Criteria for the award before submitting a nomination. For more information on where to submit a nomination, refer to the List of 2016 Nomination Coordinators (which will be updated as soon as it is confirmed). Nominations may be made to whichever Coordinator the Nominator feels is most appropriate; however, only one nomination is allowed per candidate. Copies submitted to additional Nomination Coordinators will not be considered.
Nomination packages must be approved by the candidate and submitted to the appropriate Nomination Coordinator no later than (date TBD) unless otherwise stated for a particular faculty or college on the List of Nomination Coordinators and Submission Instructions (To be updated once details are confirmed).
Award Recipients will be recognized at presentation ceremony in Convocation Hall on (date TBD, Spring 2016). Details and RSVP instructions will be posted here as soon as they are available.
Please click here to view the 2015 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award Recipients
Please choose a year
Please note: If you are being nominated for a Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award, and you do not meet the GPA requirement (2.7), it is recommended that you consult your nomination coordinator prior to requesting a letter of exemption from your registrar. Exemption requests will only be considered under extraordinary circumstances (ie. medical or family emergency that has caused undue stress, therefore impacting your academic performance).