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Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award 2009 recipients

Aberdeen, Corrine

Victoria College student Corrine Aberdeen is a member of the Hart House Literary and Library Committee, currently serving as student chair. A member ...

Ahmadyar, Rita

Finance master's student Rita Ahmadyar has been the main organizer of many events at the Department of Economics' Master of Financial Economic (MFE) ...

Ahmed, Zeenat

Zeenat Ahmed is Omsbuddy at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, providing student support. She has devoted considerable time in creating a p...

Arapakota, Pratima

Trinity College student Pratima Arapakota is an executive member of the Hart House Social Justice Committee. Her involvement with the G8 Research Gro...

Ardley, Shawna G.

Shawna Ardley made her mark at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing by co-organizing the development of Globally Interested Nurses (GIN), a s...

Asmis, Jonathan

Jonathan Asmis is president of the Engineering Society, representing students in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Under his leadership...

Auron, Jaime

As president of the University College Residence Council and UC Literary and Athletic Society, and co-chair of UC's orientation activities, Jaime Aur...

Badun, Meghan

Poised, mature, assertive and diplomatic—these attributes are applied to Meghan Badun who, as co-president of the Occupational Science and Occupation...

Balan, Marko

Marko Balan is an elected member of the Council of Athletics and Recreation (CAR) in the Faculty of Physical Education and Health, where he has worke...

Beliveau, Emily

In the Faculty of Information, Emily Beliveau is an accomplished student and an effective leader as president of the Museum Studies Graduate Students...

Berliner, David

Victoria College student David Berliner is well known in the university community as an environmental activist and student leader. His efforts have b...

Bezaire, Kimberly Patricia

Kimberly Bezaire is president of OISE’s Graduate Student Association. She has also contributed to the PhD task force and academic search committees a...

Bhargava, Ajay

Biological sciences student Ajay Bhargava is president of the Biology Students’ Association. He also founded the Chemistry Aid Centre to provide a hi...

Boire, Matthew

A don at St. Michael’s College, Matthew Boire is a server at the St. Francis Table for the homeless, a research assistant at the Centre for Addition ...

Bowden, David M.G.

David Bowden is a member of the Trinity College Literary Institute, distinguishing himself as both poet laureate and speaker. He is also associate ed...

Brewster, Julia

Julia Brewster is president of the Faculty of Information Student Council. With an ongoing interest in professional development, she co-chaired the P...

Brush, Lisa Kathleen

Music student Lisa Brush, a member of the U of T Wind Symphony, is president of the Executive Council active of the U of T Student Association of Mus...

Buckley, Kristen

Kristen Buckley is a graduate student in the Faculty of Information who devotes her volunteer efforts to promoting the history of the West Toronto Ju...

Burgess, Matthew

Matthew Burgess, specializing in ecology, is both founder and co-director of the University College Political and Legal Education Team. He also serve...

Calarco, Navona

Navona Calarco is currently vice-president of the Philosophy Student Union, having previously served as secretary. She has been a don at Woodsworth C...

Campbell, Rachel

Rachel Campbell is president of the student council and captain of the intramural volleyball team. Her volunteer work includes the Special Olympics a...

Carson, Brant R.

Brant Carson is president of the MBA student association at the Rotman School of Management, where he focuses on increasing part-time MBA student int...

Carter, Jill L.

Jill Carter is recognized as a crucial member of the First Nations community at U of T. A student at the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, she has ...

Chan, Ian

Ian Chan devotes his energies to the Department of Computer Science and has served as Computer Science Student Union president and social director. A...

Chan, Justin J.

Justin Chan is recognized for his diligent work as president of the Medical Society, representing undergraduates in the Faculty of Medicine. He worke...

Chan, Derek Lawrence Chi Hang

Chemical engineering student Derek Chan has a long-standing involvement with the student chapter of the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering. He ...

Chang, Brian

Brian Chang is recognized for helping to establish and lead the Innis College Choir, a group that brings music to many college events. He is also act...

Chang, Ophelia

For the last three years, Ophelia Chang, a student at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) has served as a Peer Academic Leader (rezPAL) at U ...

Chao, Cindy

Environment and health specialist Cindy Chao is strongly committed to social involvement on world issues. Her contributions have included working to ...

Chapeskie, Corina

As a Dental Student Society (DDS) community representative, Corina Chapeskie works hard to establish new initiatives. She has coordinated campaigns f...

Chen, Shaun

Shaun's recent election as a Toronto District School Board trustee caps an evolution that began in 2004 with his election to Governing Council. As a ...

Chiu, Anthony

Anthony Chiu is recognized as an outstanding student leader at University College. Currently involved in the UC student government, he sits on the Ha...

Cousley, Kriss-Ann Monique

Kriss-Ann Cousley is vice-president of the OISE Student Teacher Union. Her contributions to campus life also include serving as the vice-president an...

D'Souza, Jeffrey J.

Philosophy and political science student Jeffrey D'Souza is a senior don at St. Michael's College and a three-time captain of SMC's basketball team. ...

Darnell, Simon C.

Doctoral student Simon Darnell has served the Physical Education and Health Graduate Society (PEHGS) over the last four years, most recently as chair...

Ecclestone, Meghan

Second year student Meghan Ecclestone is in the Master of Information Studies program. She launched the Faculty of Information Quarterly last year to...

Egal, Ige

Victoria College student Ige Egal is an enthusiastic contributor to both on and off campus life. His most recently involvement includes leadership in...

Eng, Edward

PhD student Edward Eng has been active in the Graduate Students Association at the University of Toronto Scarborough as co-vice-president, treasurer ...

Facciol, Kristen

Kristen Facciol is a Skule Sisters mentor in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and is acknowledged as an exceptional member of the Engin...

Fathimani, Kayvan

Kayvan Fathimani is the Dental Students Society male athletic representative, a role he's had since enrolling at the faculty four years ago. Aside fr...

Fernandes, Andrea Dawn

Pharmacy student Andrea Fernandes is the recruitment representative for the Class of 2009 Council. Having previously served as the class president an...

Fernandes, Glen

Glen Fernandes is president of the Dental Students’ Society (DSS), responsible for all on- and off-campus activities for undergraduates in the Facult...

Fine, Michael Alexander

Michael Fine has been an active and dedicated student leader throughout his time as an undergraduate at University College, most notably through his ...

Fisher, Judith Ellen

Judith Fisher is involved in a wide variety of extracurricular activities at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. She has been a volunteer with Meals ...

Foster, Lindsay

New College student Lindsay Foster was a BMO National Scholar when admitted to the Faculty of Arts and Science from U of T's Transitional Year Progra...

Fremes, Elayna

Throughout her undergraduate career Elayna Fremes has demonstrated commitment and dedication to student life at the University of Toronto, specifical...

Gann, Deborah

Deborah Gann of Innis College is a dedicated supporter of Hart House Theatre and both the Celtic Studies Society and journal of Jewish issues publish...

Ghattas, Ramy

Ramy Ghattas is an engineering student and president of the U of T Robotics Association, a group with more than 100 members. He is also highly activ...

Gorka, Alex

Alex Gorka has been elected a class representative to the Students’ Law Society three times in a row. Aside from being involved in orientation week ...

Graham, Ashley

Ashley Graham is currently co-president of the Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Student Council. Her past contributions include serving ...

Gramoun, Azza

Faculty of Dentistry student Azza Gramoun is a long-term volunteer with the International Student Centre (ISC) and has worked with its orientation co...

Grove-White, M. Colum G.

A student of international relations, peace and conflict, and Asia-Pacific Studies at Trinity College, Colum Grove-White served as president of the A...

Haile, Webnesh

Innis College student Webnesh Haile is an advocate for residence and commuter students. She has served on the Innis College Student Society since her...

Hall, Hilary

While studying at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, Hilary has been instrumental in the creation of student-run IMAGINE clinic, serving t...

Hauser, Andy

Social work graduate Andy Hauser is dedicated to improvements for fellow classmates at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. A member of the e...

Hope, Nija

Nija Hope helps the admissions department reach out to prospective students in her current role as ambassador. As the first 3YR Graduate Business Cou...

Hossack, Jenna

Anthropology and health studies student Jenna Hossack is campus program coordinator for the Mental Wellness Peer Educators, U of T Scarborough’s late...

Hugel, Nicole

Innis College student Nicole Hugel has been involved with the Innis College Student Society, the Innis residence and other college committees. She is...

Impey, Julienne Elspeth

Julie Impey, a student in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, is an active member of both her class and student association. As student repr...

Irvine, Marie-Helene

Marie-Helene Irvine is education vice-president for the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI) and a member of the Professiona...

Jadan, Patrick

Patrick Jadan is the student representative to the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He is active on the Physiotherapy Student Council, organized a...

Janeiro, James

James Janeiro is now president of the Victoria University Students' Administrative Council and serves on the Victoria College Board of Regents. Off c...

Jang, Ji-Hyun

During her time at the University of Toronto, Ji-Hyun has made many contributions to the campus community and the quality of life of her fellow stude...

Johnson, Sheryl

Victoria College student Sheryl Johnson is currently a member of the Victoria College Senate and an elected student representative for the Humanities...

Jones, Scott Robert

Scott Jones has challenged his peers at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing to enact nursing values in their day-to-day lives on campus. He ...

Kavassalis, Sarah Catherine

Physics student Sarah Kavassalis is president of the U of T Physics and Astronomy Students Union. Under her leadership, the group organized the 2008 ...

Kenjeev, Alex

A law and management student, Alex has made many contributions to the student life and learning at U of T. He led the effort to establish a sustainab...

Khan, Madiha

U of T Mississauga (UTM) student Madiha Khan is the student representative on the Principal's Advisory Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion....

Khan, Mulhim

Mulhim Khan founded the Rotman Commerce Consulting Association to expose students to the field of management consulting. The organization now has mor...

Komisar, Vicki

Engineering Science student Vicki Komisar has demonstrated that it is possible to contribute to the community and carry a heavy academic workload. In...

Koo, Joseph

Pharmacy student Joseph Koo has a strong commitment to the Government Council, currently serving as a student governor as well as a member of the Aca...

Kucukelbir, Alp

Electrical engineering student Alp Kucukelbir is currently his department's representative on the Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Working Group in the Facu...

Kurji, Alykhan

As a volunteer with LAWS (Law in Action Within Schools) in the Faculty of Law, Alykhan Kurji developed a strong relationship with his high school men...

Langille, Nicola J.

Victoria College student Nicola Langille is active in student life, particularly at Hart House. She serves as a member of the Hart House Board of Ste...

Lapum, Jennifer

Jennifer Lapum has contributed to graduate student life at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. As president of the Graduate Nurses Student ...

Lau, Jennifer J.

University College student Jennifer Lau is currently president of the East Asian Studies Student Union and co-president of the English Students' Unio...

Lau, Judith

Engineering student Judith Lau is currently chair of Nsight, a first year Engineering Science mentorship program with which she has been involved sin...

Le, Nam

As an MD candidate, Nam Le has been an advocate and leader for his peers. In the first two years he served as vice-president of external affairs of t...

Leen, Jessica

Life sciences student Jessica Leen has been active in campus life both at St. Michael’s College and U of T as a whole. Currently she is the president...

Leung, Doris

At the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Doris Leung sits on the executive of the Graduate Student Nurses Society. She has also pursued other ...

Leung, Isabel

In addition to displaying leadership qualities on campus at New College, Isabel Leung, an arts and science student, has worked to make a difference g...

Li, Yuanzhi Angela

Victoria College student Angela Li has served as a first year Learning Communities peer mentor and as part of Leadership Educators and Resources Netw...

Li, Hao

Social Sciences student Hao Li is the UNICEF president at U of T Scarborough. Involved in the college's mentorship program, she also devotes time to ...

Li, William

Engineering student William Li has a long-term commitment to the University's chapter of Engineers without Borders. Under his leadership as co-presid...

Lu, Annie

University College student Annie Lu is a peer mentor with the Faculty of Arts and Science's first year Learning Communities program. Her on-campus co...

Ludwin, Daniel

Rotman MBA student Daniel Ludwin is the driving force behind a Canada-U.S. business case competition, designed to give first year students a chance t...

Ma, William

Rotman commerce student William Ma is president of U of T's Finance Association. His contribution to the organization over the years includes the int...

Majorahn, Mia

Mia Majorahn is co-president of the 2009 Department of Speech-Language Pathology graduating class. Her leadership abilities have been recognized on a...

Makarem, Mayya

Mayya Makarem has worked to improve student life at New College, where she is an arts and science student, and at the Rotman Commerce program. She is...

Mallah, Waed

Waed Mallah is an executive member of the Biology Students' Association with a strong track record of volunteer work on and off campus. Over the year...

Mann, Bill

Master of Information Studies student Bill Mann has distinguished himself as a community leader. In his first year, he started a lunch series to enco...

Marin, Jason Sossin

Jason Marin, a student in the Faculty of Arts and Science, made a decision upon arrival at New College to get involved in the campus community and ma...

Marquez, Daniel Alejandro

Daniel Marquez is chair of the Industrial Engineering Club with more than 300 members. Under his leadership, the group tackled a major renovation pro...

Martell, Allison

Previously with The Varsity as a reporter and associate news editor, Allison Martell is now the first director of recruitment and training to focus o...

McCabe, Caitlin Jennifer

Majoring in biochemistry and human biology, Caitlin McCabe is an active participant in the University College experience. Currently serving as both U...

McCurdy, Sean

Biological sciences student Sean McCurdy is takes part in Let’s Talk Science as well as serving as podcast host for U of T Student Recruitment. In ad...

McGeachy, Matt

Victoria College student Matt McGeachy serves on the University of Toronto Arts Council and the Arts Council Co-curricular Working Group, and has bee...

McKenzie, Ashley Serena Michelle

As head of non-residents at Trinity College, Ashley McKenzie worked hard to involve non-residents in college life. She could often be found in the N...

McKnight, Nicole Elizabeth

Victoria College student Nikki McKnight has been an assistant manager, producer and director of several shows for the Victoria College Drama Society ...

Meguid, Mohamed Abdel

University College arts and science student Mohamed Abdel Meguid has enriched the University of Toronto community in a number of significant ways, fr...

Mehta, Shelly

Shelly Mehta is currently co-president of the Institute of Child Study (ICS) Students' Council as well as vice-president of the Human Development and...

Mehta, Twishansh

During his five years of study at U of T, mechanical and industrial engineering student Twishansh Mehta has experienced and enriched life at the Univ...

Miller, Desmond

Desmond Miller is currently the class representative for the Faculty of Physical Education and Health. He is also captain of the Varsity Blues track ...

Mohan, Uthra

U of T Scarborough (UTSC) student Uthra Mohan took on the presidency of the Student Residence Council several years ago and helped to reinvigorate it...

Moola, Fiona

Exercise Sciences graduate student Fiona Moola has been involved with the undergraduate and graduate student councils at the Faculty of Physical Educ...

Mudalige, Opani Visala

Environment and Resource Management student Opani Mudalige is the founding chair of the University of St. Michael's College Environment Committee, wo...

Narsingh, Vanessa

As a commerce student at New College, Vanessa Narsingh has had a mission to maximize student welfare, make new friendships and aspire to make a diffe...

Needs, Kathryn

Music student Kathryn Needs has served the Faculty of Music Undergraduate Association as both president and secretary. Under her leadership, the coun...

Nishi, Stephanie

Trinity College student Stephanie Nishi participates in the Nutritional Sciences Student Association (NSSA) and the Hart House Social Justice Committ...

Novroski, Nicole Melissa Marie

Forensic science and biology student Nicole Novroski is active in U of T Mississauga (UTM) campus life. Currently involved with the Career Centre Qua...

Paluzzi, Jean-Paul

Cell and systems biology graduate student Jean-Paul Paluzzi is president of the U of T Mississauga (UTM) Association of Graduate Students. Having pre...

Park, Jiwon Tina

Trinity College student Jiwon Tina Park is co-president of the college's International Relations Society and has served as its communications directo...

Parzanese, Maria

While president of the Nursing Undergraduate Society at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, Maria Parzanese worked to actively expand the n...

Patchin, Philip Mark Neil

Philip Mark Neil Patchin has a strong dedication to the computer science program. He has served several consecutive years in the department's Ambassa...

Pe, Michael

Michael Pe is an active student leader at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, having served as class vice-president, social director and orientation ...

Petropoulous, Sophie

Medical student Sophie Petropoulous is a recognized leader both on and off campus. She was central in the organization of an international exchange w...

Pettifer, Kate

Kate Pettifer is an active member of the Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Student Council, currently serving as treasurer and a member o...

Phillips, Lena

Victoria College student Lena Phillips is co-chair of the WUSC Student Refugee Program. She is also sits on the Victoria College Diversity Committee ...

Pitts, Annabel

Annabel Pitts is involved in organizing and planning 2009 graduation activities for the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. She is a master's st...

Plastina, Cesare J.A.

St. Michael's College student Cesare Plastina is currently a residence don, having served the college's student union as president and Double Blue co...

Polito, Lori

As a director of the Women's Centre at U of T Scarborough (UTSC), Lori Polito helped to established scholarships for students dedicated to improving ...

Puri, Manveen

An arts and science student at New College, Manveen Puri been described as a “model mentor'' to high school students in some of Toronto's underrepres...

Rafiquddin, Sadia

Trinity College student Sadia Rafiquddin is a leading member of the G8 Research Group. As director of internal fundraising, she raised $60,000 to sup...

Ravichandran, Pranavi

U of T Scarborough (UTSC) student Pranavi Ravichandran is a Biology Students' Association team player. Her responsibilities over the years have inclu...

Read, Stefan

As president of Net Impact, Stefan Read has run successful events at the Rotman School of Management. He has also been a volunteer at many events. He...

Rijkhoff, Dennis Theodorus Nicolaas Jules

Graduate student Dennis Rijkhoff is a member of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design student community. He has served as...

Sabri, Mohamed

Mohamed Sabri is president of the Human Biology Student Union, science representative for the Faculty of Arts and Science and a member of the Science...

Sacher, Adrian

Adrian Sacher is a chapter editor of the Faculty of Medicine's Toronto Notes and continues to serves as an advisory board member on the Aboriginal He...

Sahakyan, Elena

Elena Sahakyan has served the Rotman Commerce Law Association for several years, first as director of events and now as president. She is a member of...

Saiyad, Shahnur Begam

Recipient of the Undergraduate Student Research Award, U of T Mississauga (UTM) student Shahnur Saiyad has represented the UTM community on several c...

Sampa, Jaymie Ann Kape

Jaymie Sampa is president of the Physical and Health Education Athletic Association (PHEAA), an organization with which she has been involved for the...

Sangster-Poole, Kate

Law student Kate Sangster-Poole is student affairs representative on the Student Law Society as well a senior editor of the Journal of Law and Equali...

Schacter, David

Engineering student David Schacter contributes to the Engineering Science Leaders of Tomorrow Working Group. He has also represented the program and ...

Sheridan, Patricia Kristine

Engineering student Patricia Sheridan is committed to mentoring, both at the university and high school levels. She initiated, and currently leads, t...

Shkordoff, Nick

Law student Nick Shkordoff is co-chief justice for the Faculty of Law's Moot Court Committee. Having also served as president of the Canadian Univers...

Siu, Macy

An English and fine arts major, Trinity College student Macy Siu puts her interest in language and the arts to use as editor-in-chief of the Hart Hou...

Smith, Alexandra

Alexandra is committed to the health and wellbeing of indigenous people. With support from the community and family, she founded and co-directed the ...

Snell, Thomas

Management student Thomas Snell has contributed to the U of T Scarborough (UTSC) as DJ, and as chief financial officer and president of Fusion Radio....

Sorin, Alexandra

Massey College student Alexandra Sorin has been a member of the Institute of Child Study (ICS) Student Council, OISE's Human Development and Applied ...

Sunderji, Alykhan

Law student Alykhan Sunderji is president of the Students' Law Society, having previously served as academic vice-president and first year representa...

Surendra, Harinee

Graduate laboratory medicine student Harinee Surendra is life sciences representative on the Graduate Education Council and a volunteer on the Facult...

Tahir, Rolla

Rolla Tahir has been an active member of the Cinema Studies Student Union, serving as art director, treasurer, vice-president and president over her ...

Tang, Tim

Tim Tang has a strong commitment to Victoria College with contributions ranging from orientation week, chairperson of the Victoria University Student...

Tariq, Sohaib

Sohaib Tariq is a Rotman scholar for the first year finance course, responsible for helping students better understand the discipline. He assists stu...

Tarulli, Massimo

Engineering student Massimo Tarulli is a dedicated volunteer, devoting much of his spare time to coaching swimming and volunteering at the Hospital f...

Thomas, Andrew

An arts and science student at New College, Andrew Thomas has made it his mission to improve student life at U of T. This has meant hosting affordab...

Tu, Linda

Linda Tu is president of the Rotman Commerce Students' Association where she promotes the Rotman Commerce program on national and international level...

VanBerkum, Christopher Michael

Christopher VanBerkum is a don at St. Michael's College, having also served as a commissioner for the St. Michael's College Student Union. He has ass...

Vásquez, Verónica

As a member of the International Student Resource Center since 2005, U of T Mississauga (UTM) student Veronica Vasquez has taken a variety of roles r...

Verma, Amol Anand

Final-year medical student Amol Verma is an executive member of the Toronto Notes board of directors. He has also served as class co-president for t...

Voth, Andrew Peter

Civil engineering student Andrew Peter Voth is past president of the Civil Engineering Graduate Student Association Executive Committee and has been ...

Walkom, Renee

Renee Walkom mentored approximately 50 student leaders living in residence as programming assistant to Peer Academic Leaders in the rezONE program at...

Wheaton, Morgan

Economics and political science student Morgan Wheaton is president of the Association of Political Science Students, having previously served as vic...

Wilton, Adam

OISE/UT student Adam Wilton takes an active role in student affairs. Currently, he is co-vice-president of the Council for Exceptional Children and s...

Wulkan, Rob

Humanities student Rob Wulkan has served as president and CEO of the Scarborough Campus Students' Union. His service to this body over the years incl...

Yager, Christina

Social work master's student Christina Yager is actively involved in creating community in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. Co-chair of t...

Yun, Sarah

Trinity College student Sarah Yun currently chairs the G8 Research Group, directing and supervising research and operations. She was president of the...

Zahedi, Sepehr

Sepehr Zahedi has been class president at the Faculty of Dentistry for the past four years. His contributions include membership in the Dental Studen...

Zhai, David

Woodsworth College student David Zhai is president of the Bachelor of Arts and Architectural Studies Society. He has also served as the college's hea...

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