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Alumni: Giving U of T more reasons to be proud


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.

About the Award

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.

Read more about the awards and the impact of some of the 2016 recipients

The Award Celebration

The 2017 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award recipients will be honoured at a ceremony on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, in Convocation Hall. For further details on the ceremony or to register your attendance, please click here.

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