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.

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards. Please consult the Eligibility Criteria for the award before submitting a nomination

Nomination packages for Faculty of Law students must be approved by the candidate and submitted to Wasila Baset, Associate Director, Annual Fund & Alumni Programs, no later than 3:00 PM on Friday, November 17th, 2017 either by email ( or in person to Room 408 in Flavelle House.

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 past recipients

The Award Celebration

2018 Award recipients will be recognized at a celebration in the spring of 2018. Details will be posted as they become available.