About the Award

The University of Toronto Student Leadership Award continues U of T's long-standing tradition of recognizing outstanding student leadership, service, and commitment to the university. This tradition began with the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award, and was established in 1994 by the University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA) in honour of Mr. Gordon Cressy, former Vice-President, Development and University Relations. In naming the award in his honour, the UTAA recognized his leadership and service across the various spheres, as well as his term at the university. During the award's 25-year history, it celebrated the exemplary contributions of more than 4,000 students whose commitment and service had a lasting impact on their peers and the university.

Recognizing Outstanding Student Leaders

The student experience at the University of Toronto is more than classes and books. It's about engaging in campus life and getting involved, either at the divisional level or across the university more broadly.

The University of Toronto Student Leadership Awards (UTSLA) recognize graduating students for their exemplary contributions and significant impact on U of T and on the university experience of their peers.

  • Nominations are now open and close on January 10, 2020.

Click here to nominate a student for outstanding leadership and service to the law school, to the university broadly (university-wide), to their own division, or for contributions in both areas.

Nominations should be submitted to Wasila Baset, Associate Director, Alumni Programs, at wasila.baset@utoronto.ca.  

Questions about the award should be directed to Sara-Marni Hubbard, Student Programs Coordinator, at sara.hubbard@utoronto.ca.

Past Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award Recipients at the Faculty of Law