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Cressy Awards


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.

Congratulations to the 2014 Recipients of the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership


2014 Gordon Cressy Awards Presentation Ceremony

The university community will come together to honour the 2014 recipients of the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards at a presentation ceremony on Wednesday April 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm in Convocation Hall. This year’s presentation ceremony will mark the 20th anniversary of the awards and will see the number of total recipients rise above 3000 .  All members of the U of T community are welcome to attend (RSVP required).

RSVP for the 2014 Cressy Awards Presentation Ceremony.


About the Award

2014 marks the 20th Anniversary of The Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards, 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 “making a difference.”



The nominations period for the 2014 Cressy Awards is now closed. Thank you to all those who participated.


Past Recipients

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