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Alumni: Giving U of T more reasons to be proud


 

Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award 2008 recipients

Aiello, Jennifer Lynn

Since 2006, Jennifer Lynn Aiello has been a member of the Health Care and Biotechnology Association. Her contribution: selecting speakers to address ...

Arbuah, Nancy

Since 2006, Nancy Arbuah has served as Vice-President of the Graduate Nurses Student Society. In this role, she offered constructive feedback to facu...

Archer-Antonsen, Oliver

Oliver Archer-Antonsen has demonstrated his commitment to residence life at Victoria College by taking on the roles of Treasurer of Residence Council...

Atarodi, Nazila

As one of the two Master of Urban Design Class Representatives to the Graduate Architecture, Landscape & Design Student Union, Nazila Atarodi advocat...

Baran-Chong, Randall

As President of the Commerce Students’ Association (CSA), one of U of T’s largest student groups, and Chair of CSA’s Governing Council, Randall Baran...

Bawden, Jennifer Lynn

On the Faculty of Information Studies Council, Jennifer Lynn Bawden is both the Admissions Committee Representative and the Programs Committee Repres...

Beales, Jennifer Dorian

Jennifer Dorian Beales serves on the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy’s Teaching Assistant Committee. A former Vice-President of the Pharmaceutical Sci...

Bokhari, Tahmena

Tahmena Bokhari made a significant contribution to the Anti-Racist, Multicultural and Native Issues (AMNI) Centre in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of ...

Bollegala, Dimitri

While at Trinity College, Dimitri Bollegala has been active as the College’s Sponsorship Coordinator with the World University Service of Canada. In ...

Boudreau, John William Amedie

From orientation week to the graduation formal, John Boudreau is committed to enhancing the experiences of his fellow students in the Department of P...

Charland, Daniel

Daniel Charland gives back to the aboriginal community whenever he can. The doctor of dental surgery candidate co-founded Pediatric Oral Health Semin...

Charters, Carolyn

Carolyn Charters is this year’s Artistic Director of the Victoria College Drama Society, taking responsibility for selecting plays and facilitating t...

Chen, Stephen Huang-Ting

Stephen Huang-Ting Chen is the Managing Editor of Juxtaposition Global Health Magazine, a U of T publication that highlights the social, political an...

Cheung, Henry

Henry Cheung has served as the Stage Manager of Skule Nite, the Chair of the Blue & Gold Committee and in a multitude of other leadership roles at th...

Chick, Alvin

As this year’s Co-President of the University of Toronto Consulting Association (UTCA), Alvin Chick has provided students with exposure to management...

Choi, Andrew

At U of T Mississauga, Andrew Choi is a legendary mentor. As a Residence Peer Academic Leader, Andrew has been responsible for the social and academi...

Chow, Tiffany

Tiffany Chow is one of four professional faculty students on the U of T Governing Council Academic Board, and Academic Policy and Programs Committee....

Clark, Julie S. Byrd

As a member of the PhD Second Language Education Student’s Research Group, Julie Byrd Clark helps advise first- and second-year graduate students. La...

Clements, Katie

Katie Clements is committed to both social justice and the well-being of her classmates in the Faculty of Law. At Downtown Legal Services, Katie is a...

Coatsworth, Signy

Signy Coatsworth is President of the Nursing Undergraduate Society, which represents all undergrads enrolled in the Faculty of Nursing. In this role,...

Comegna, Josephine Leanne

At Victoria College, the name Josephine Leanne Comegna has become synonymous with enthusiasm for residence life. For two school years, she served as ...

Condliffe, Elizabeth

As Co-Director of the Faculty of Medicine’s Saturday Program, Elizabeth Condliffe led a 12-week tutoring program for more than 120 high school studen...

Dawe, Nancy

Vice-President Internal of the Graduate Students’ Union, Nancy Dawe provides a critical voice in funding discussions with university administration. ...

De Souza, Leanne Remy

Co-Founder and President of the U of T chapter of Jane Goodall Institute Roots and Shoots, Leanne Remy De Souza promotes student involvement off-camp...

Desveaux, Laura

With U of T Mississauga Residence Council, Laura Desveaux serves as a Community Representative and Student Advocate. Last school year, the member of ...

Dosani, Aadila

Since 2005, Aadila Dosani has served as President of the St. Michael’s College Drama Society. She has choreographed, directed, produced, acted and/or...

Elias, Leonard

At Innis College, Leonard Elias has served as a Co-Director of Cabaret, a Frosh Leader during orientation week, and a House and Social Representative...

Eliav, Jasmine

A doctoral candidate in school and clinical child psychology, Jasmine Eliav has made lasting contributions to the Ontario Institute for Studies in Ed...

Escayg, Kerry-Ann

Kerry-Ann Escayg has enjoyed her experiences at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto so much, she has taken ti...

Fang, Donny Zi You

As President of the Commerce Law Association during the club’s first year of establishment, Donny Fang successfully developed partnerships between U ...

Fathimani, Maryam

Maryam Fathimani is the Female Athletic Representative with the Dental Students’ Society. She has contributed to the intramural volleyball, basketbal...

Fawcett, Kevin

Kevin Fawcett is a champion. A member of the Varsity golf team, he served as coach of the St. Michael’s College championship rugby team, captain of i...

Fernandes, Edwina S.

Edwina Fernandes has raised awareness of the barriers to learning that many face in the Scarborough community. Since 2003, she has volunteered with F...

Figueiredo, Denise

As Social Director of the Rotman School of Management’s Graduate Business Council, Denise Figueiredo is helping build a cohesive community by engagin...

Franklin, Signy

As President of the Rotman School of Management’s Orientation Committee, Signy Franklin planned and promoted team-building activities for incoming st...

Galvis, Liliana Molina

As President of the Rotman School of Management’s Women in Management Association, Liliana Molina Galvis helps support the academic and career endeav...

Gamble, Nicholas Ryan

As President of the Museum Studies Graduate Students’ Association, Nicholas Ryan Gamble helps to increase professional exchange between alumni, the u...

Gardecky, Tanya

With U of T’s Student Association of Music Educators, Tanya Gardecky served as Second Year Representative and then as Secretary. This school year, he...

Garuba, Habibat Aziz

As Vice-President of the Undergraduate Pharmacy Society, Habibat Aziz Garuba organized the orientation banquet for incoming students as well as the a...

Gho, Michael

As President of the Accounting Society, U of T (ASUT), Michael Gho introduced an Alumni Executive Council and increased media exposure through the AS...

Glenney, Stacey

Stacey Glenney is a member of the Trinity College Senate, helping establish degree requirements and recommending academic appointments. She is also E...

Glover, Kelly

At U of T Mississauga, Kelly Glover volunteers within the philosophy department. Since 2004, she has been an Event Organizer and Promoter for the und...

Graham, Elise

This year, Elise Graham was elected President of the University College Literary and Athletic Society. Last year, as Lit’s Social Commissioner, she h...

Greening, Steven

When the Faculty of Physical Education and Health needed to choose a new dean, Steven Greening stepped up to the plate and joined the Search Committe...

Gross, Benjamin

Elected President of the Student Teacher Union, Benjamin Gross works to enrich the student experience at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Educati...

Gupta, Raghav

In 2006, Raghav Gupta founded the U of T Mississauga Cricket Club. As President, he has encouraged interest in the sport, and now the club has more t...

Harrison, Timothy

While maintaining a perfect GPA, Timothy Harrison served on a number of university-wide committees, including the English Chair Search Committee and ...

Hedges, Michelle

Michelle Hedges is a Co-President of the Occupational Therapy Student Council. In this role, she has taken a special interest in facilitating student...

Hemani, Narmin

As the Second Year Representative on the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy’s Student Affairs Committee, Narmin Hemani devel...

Ho, Sarah

With the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Sarah Ho is Co-President of the Graduate Student Association. In this role, she has helped organize...

Hwang, Christina J. W.

With the Faculty of Information Studies (FIS), Christina Hwang has been an agent of change, creating forward-thinking initiatives, collaborative part...

Irwin, Curtis

Curtis Irwin is President of the U of T Mississauga Residence Council, having served as Vice-President of Finance last school year, and Vice-Presiden...

Istchenko, Ali

Ali Istchenko serves as Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Club, which represents her 650 fellow undergraduate mechanical engineering students. She ...

Izmailov, Dmitri

A dedicated Co-Chair of the U of T chapter of Commerce ACE (Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship), Dmitri Izmailov manages a group of 20 students who ...

Janmohamed, Khalid

President of the Students’ Law Society, Khalid Janmohamed has shown a remarkable ability to build bridges between students and faculty on issues rela...

Javed, Isma

As the Student Representative on the Student Affairs Committee in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Isma Javed helped ...

Joseph, Jemy Mary

Former Vice-President Academics and Vice-Chair of the Scarborough Campus Students’ Union, Jemy Mary Joseph has advocated for many concerns, including...

Joshi, Yuvraj

Since 2004, Yuvraj Joshi has been a leader in equity education across campus. While President of the Equity Studies Student Union, which is based at ...

Joy, Jemcy Mary

In the demanding role of Vice-Chair of the Scarborough Campus Students’ Union, Jemcy Mary Joy has encouraged student involvement in governance throug...

Jugmohan, Stephanie

Stephanie Jugmohan has taken on a variety of leadership roles at New College. This year, she’s a Mentor with the New College Mentorship Program, whic...

Kettel, Emily

Emily Kettel serves as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Toronto Journal of Law and Equality. Since 2005, she has assumed a leadership role in org...

Kirkup-Ortolan, Katie

A master’s candidate in the Faculty of Music’s conducting program, Katie Kirkup-Ortolan serves as an assistant conductor with the University Women’s ...

Ko, Leah G.

Since joining Frontier College @ U of T Scarborough in 2006, Leah Ko has established an After School Homework and Mentorship Program at two local ele...

Krakowski, Aneta

With the University College Off-Campus Commission, Aneta Krakowski planned a variety of events which helped build a strong off-campus community. This...

Krickler, Marina Francesca

While earning her bachelor of music in performance, Marina Krickler served as a chorister and instrumental soloist at various events at the U of T Ne...

Lagrou, Alaina

As President of U of T’s Engineering Society, Alaina Lagrou single-handedly created a summer training program for the Faculty of Applied Science and ...

Lalonde, Adam Joseph

Since 2006, Adam Joseph Lalonde has served as the Undergraduate Humanities Representative with the Faculty of Arts and Science Council, ensuring that...

Langins, Margrieta

The Faculty of Nursing endeavours to educate nurses to be global citizens, and Margrieta Langins has championed initiatives that further this goal. M...

Lean, Melanie

As Co-Chair of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work Graduate Student Association, Melanie Lean developed student liaison support groups for in...

Lee, Paul Jae-Hyuk

As the Graduating Students’ Representative on New College Student Council, Paul Jae-Hyuk Lee is helping to organize a seminar series on postgraduate ...

Liang, Shuyin

Shuyin Liang has helped students from around the world make the transition to both Toronto and the university through U of T’s International Student ...

Luk, Senning

Senning Luk is President of the U of T Environmental Resource Network, leading discussions on the creation of new ecological projects. The St. Michae...

Maldeniya, Pramudith Manujaya

Pramudith Manujaya Maldeniya is President of the Psychology and Neuroscience Departmental Association at U of T Scarborough. In this role, Manu has f...

Malik, Sana

As the Education and Equity Commissioner with the Victoria University Students’ Administrative Council, Sana Malik took a leadership role in organizi...

Manchester, Lucy

In addition to maintaining a near perfect GPA, Lucy Manchester has contributed to the Victoria College residence community. The global health special...

Mann, Kathryn

Since 2004, Kathryn Mann has served on the Hart House Farm Committee, coordinating and assisting in several seasonal events that have been enjoyed by...

Mattar, Pacinthe Emad

At U of T Mississauga, Pacinthe Emad Mattar facilitates a Speak Easy Program in which international students can practise their English conversationa...

McAuliffe, Emma

At Woodsworth College, Emma McAuliffe is a member of the Academic Advisory Committee, and for two years she served on College Council. She can always...

McCarthy, Wesley

Throughout his four years at Innis College, Wesley McCarthy has made significant contributions to residence life. In first year, the cinema studies a...

McClung, Spencer

With the Physical Education and Health Undergraduate Association, Spencer McClung has assumed the responsibilities inherent in first the role of Trea...

Menezes, Lysanne

As the Interprofessional Collaboration Representative with the Nursing Undergraduate Society, Lysanne Menezes encourages her fellow nursing students ...

Mir, Saba

Saba Mir is Co-President of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto’s Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children, w...

Mitchell, Shawn

Shawn Mitchell is the founding Undergraduate Representative on the U of T Arts Council. At Hart House, Shawn is Secretary of the Theatre Committee, a...

Mojtehedzadeh, Sara

In 2005, Sara Mojtehedzadeh founded Students for International Development at U of T and served as President for two years. The organization raises a...

Muraca, Giulia

Woodsworth College undergrad Giulia Muraca has made a difference both in Toronto and around the world. Since 2004, the biological anthropology and Af...

Muzzin, Adam

As Treasurer and then President of the Graduate Astronomy Student Association, Adam Muzzin effectively lobbied for increased support for grad student...

Narducci, Andrea

Through her involvement with the Undergraduate Pharmacy Society (UPS) and Class Council, Andrea Narducci has demonstrated her commitment to improving...

Nguyen, Anh

With Learning to Integrate New Cultures Canada, Anh Nguyen served first as the Director of Special Events and then as Co-President. She helped coordi...

Oliveira, Daniel

As an Academic Scholar and Team Mentor at the Rotman School of Management, Daniel Oliveira advises and supports the MBA program’s first-year students...

Orvitz, Todd Seth

Todd Seth Orvitz is an advocate for the Faculty of Law’s Environmental Working Group and a member of the Standing Curriculum Committee. While working...

Parker, Jessica

Jessica Parker was the University College Residence Council’s first Equity Director. In this position, she organized an equity panel and financial eq...

Parker, Stephanie

President of the Physiotherapy Graduate Student Association, Stephanie Parker helps identify how the Department of Physical Therapy can offer more in...

Patenall, Grace

Since 2005, Grace Patenall has acted as a liaison between the Rotman School of Management students and its administration in her role as Class Repres...

Prakash, Varuna

As President of the Materials Science and Engineering Club, Varuna Prakash helps to foster a strong sense of community for her more than 200 classmat...

Qu, Xuanlu

At U of T Mississauga, Xuanlu (Melody) Qu is a Peer Academic Leader, providing support in chemical and physical science to 25 first-year students liv...

Reiss, Gillian

At U of T Scarborough, Gillian Reiss has focused her volunteer efforts on anti-oppression endeavours. As the External Coordinator of the Women’s Cent...

Rennie, Michael D.

A doctoral candidate in the ecology and evolutionary biology department, Michael Rennie has been a vocal advocate for graduate students at U of T Mis...

Robinson, Samantha

The Executive Assistant, External Commission with the University of Toronto Student Union, Samantha Robinson helped lead the union’s Campaign for Ele...

Roderique, Hadiya

At Downtown Legal Services, Hadiya Roderique assumed a leadership role as a member of the 2006–07 Executive Committee in addition to being a Shift Le...

Romic, Kristina

Kristina Romic has contributed to the Faculty of Dentistry’s intramural sports program, playing on softball, volleyball and basketball teams. On the ...

Rose, Colin

Colin Rose has contributed to Trinity College in numerous ways. He’s a Steward on the Board of Stewards and a Student Senator on the Senate. Last sch...

Saks, Nora

Responding to the need for an environmentally sustainable, organic vegetarian eatery on campus, Nora Saks co-founded Hot Yam!, a vegan and local food...

Saxena, Smita

The 2007 Vice-Chair of Finance for the New College Orientation Committee, Smita Saxena helped manage a budget of $90,000 and a team of close to a hun...

Shabtai, Jessica

As Treasurer of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work’s Graduate Student Association, Jessica Shabtai has taken on the demanding responsibility...

Shairsingh, Kerolyn Katrina

During her four years in residence at New College, Kerolyn Katrina Shairsingh has served as an exemplary role model. In the 2006–07 school year, her ...

Shu, Jenny

As Co-Coordinator of the Jimma Ethiopia Project with the U of T International Health Program, Jenny Shu reached out to medical students in Jimma by e...

Sisca, Lorenza

With the Faculty of Physical Education and Health, Lorenza Sisca has served as a Student Ambassador. In this role, she provided tours of the athletic...

Skelton, Kathryn

As Vice-President of Clubs and Associations for the Graduate Business Council, Kathryn Skelton provides leadership to more than 30 student clubs and ...

Smith, Dorie Elizabeth

Dorie Smith, the Fourth Year Student Representative to the Graduate Architecture, Landscape & Design Student Union (GLADSU), maintains open lines of ...

Smith, Renee A.

Since 2006, Renee Smith has served first as President and then as Co-Chair of the Black Law Students Association at U of T. Through the association, ...

Soboleva, Elena

From 2006 to ’07, Elena Soboleva took on the responsibilities of Head of Arts, the highest position in student government at Trinity College. As the ...

Srijeyanathan, Archana

Archana Srijeyanathan is a driving force behind the U of T chapter of Commerce ACE (Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship), inspiring her team to creat...

Stewart, Sasha

Co-President of the Occupational Therapy Student Council, Sasha Stewart facilitates student participation in interprofessional learning activities at...

Sweeney, Benjamin Shubik

For the past two years, Benjamin Shubik Sweeney has served as the Managing Editor-in-Chief of The Gargoyle, University College’s student newspaper. A...

Szamosi, Ruthie Cowper

Ruthie Cowper Szamosi has taken on a strong leadership role in the residence community at U of T Scarborough. She served first as a Residence Adviser...

Tabesh, Shahab

As President of the Dental Students’ Society (DSS), Shahab Tabesh oversees the implementation of social, academic, community and extracurricular acti...

Taylor, Victoria

A master’s of landscape architecture candidate, Victoria Taylor has forged new paths of communication between students and professional landscape arc...

Trubiani, Gina Maria

President of the Graduate Students’ Union, Gina Maria Trubiani has worked toward improving financial support for grad students. She has also encourag...

Trueman, Megan

With the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy’s Professional Curriculum Committee, Megan Trueman shares feedback from her clas...

Uddin, Fatima

For two years, Fatima Uddin served as Vice-President, Community Affairs of the U of T Medical Society. In this role, she oversaw 11 Faculty of Medici...

Van Halem, Emily

Emily Van Halem coordinated “The Real Dirt on Food,” a food sustainability conference held on campus in March 2007. The Faculty of Arts and Science u...

Watson, Heather

Since 2006, Heather Watson has served as the Athletic/Intramural Representative on the Department of Physical Therapy Student Council. In this role, ...

Willes, Christopher

While enrolled in the jazz performance program at the Faculty of Music, Christopher Willes has given a multitude of performances both at U of T and i...

Winter, Deborah

Deborah Winter’s involvement began at University College, when she held positions on Residence Council in her first two years and took on the role of...

Wong, Janice

MD candidate Janice Wong represents the Class of 2008 at the Fitzgerald Academy at St. Michael’s Hospital. She also serves as Co-Editor of the Facult...

Wong, Karen Lok-See

Vice-President Communications of U of T’s student chapter of Teachers Without Borders, Karen Lok-See Wong helps further equitable education. Since 20...

Yanagawa, Bobby

During his four years as an MD candidate, Bobby Yanagawa has been diligent about representing student interests. In 2004, Bobby’s classmates elected ...

Yarascavitch, Marc Edward

For four years, Marc Edward Yarascavitch has served as Class President of the Faculty of Dentistry’s Class of 2008. With the Northern Ontario Aborigi...

Yathindra, Yashi Kala

Since 2004, Yashi Kala Yathindra has served as the Female Sports Representative on the Faculty of Medicine’s 0T8 Class Council. In this role, the MD ...

Yim, Suzy

Suzy Yim has ensured that the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work is positive space. Former executive for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Trans Peo...

Zarin, Payam

Since 2005, Payam Zarin has been a member of the Hart House Recreational Athletics Committee. This school year, he was appointed the committee’s Secr...

Please note that the Alumni website does not include a comprehensive list of names, photographs, and/or citations for all Arbor Award, Award of Excellence, and Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award recipients. We are in the process of digitizing our historic award data and appreciate your patience during this process. Although we strive to ensure the information on the website is accurate, errors may occasionally occur. Please inform us of any inaccuracies by emailing us at support@alumni.utoronto.ca.