The 2010 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards

PDADC# 37, 2009-10


To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
From:       Barbara Dick, Executive Director, Alumni Affairs
Date: November 9, 2009
Re: The 2010 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards

The University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA) and the Division of University Advancement are currently accepting nominations for the annual Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards. These awards are designed to recognize outstanding undergraduate or graduate students in their final year who have demonstrated extra-curricular leadership in their college, faculty or the University in general. Volunteer service outside the University community will also be considered. Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 in order to qualify.

Alumni, faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students through their College or Faculty or through one of the Central Cressy Representatives. A full explanation of eligibility and nomination procedures can be found at  

Recipients will be notified with a congratulatory letter from the UTAA president at the end of January. Each award recipient will be presented with a certificate at a ceremony on March 29, 2010 at the Colony Grande Ballroom at 89 Chestnut Residence.

The Cressy Awards were reviewed in the 2008-2009 year to make improvements to the nomination process and to better serve our students and our growing university. Please take a moment to review the procedures for completing and submitting nominations and changes to categories and eligibility.

This year, nomination forms are on editable pdf; drop down menus are available for divisional classification, and FIPPA language will now be listed directly on the nomination form.

Based on past feedback from participants, there will be staggered deadlines; the deadline for the submission of Central, University and Campus-wide nominations to your Central Cressy Representative is Thursday, December 3rd, 2009. Decisions on these winners will be communicated by Wednesday, December 16, 2009. The deadline for Divisions, Faculties and Colleges to submit their selections to your Central Cressy Representative is Monday, January 18, 2010.

For additional information please contact Barbara Dick at 416-946-7680 or Elizabeth Cragg, at 416-978-7901.

Your assistance in helping to recognize and promote this award at the University of Toronto is greatly appreciated.