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Alumni: Giving U of T more reasons to be proud


 

Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award 2010 recipients

Acharya, Harshida

As founder and chair of the Charity of the Month Club, U of T Scarborough student Harshida Acharya has led a number of successful events to raise mon...

Acquaye, Joseph

Joseph Acquaye, a vice-president of the Physical and Health Education Undergraduate Association, has been involved in a number of activities that hav...

Adjei, Paul

In his five years at OISE, doctoral student Paul Adjei has been active in student affairs. He is a past president of the Graduate Student Association...

Aglipay, Mary

In her role as a First Year Learning Communities peer mentor, Mary Aglipay provided guidance and support to more than 25 first-year students. Mary ha...

Aiga, Carol

As a member of the occupational therapy department’s Student Affairs Committee, Carol Aiga has participated in many recruitment initiatives. She also...

An, James

Engineering student James An is making his mark in both campus and community activities. He is a founding executive member and webmaster of Citizen E...

Badr, Sherif

U of T Scarborough student Sherif Badr has helped foster student academic development by co-founding uSCIENTIA, an undergraduate peer-reviewed journa...

Baxter, Simon

Simon Baxter’s volunteerism and leadership have been wide-ranging. He is editor-in-chief of Toronto Notes, and has also served as student representat...

Beeler, Michael

Michael Beeler has touched many lives through his involvement in Students for International Development, of which he is currently president. As Kenya...

Behl, Pearl

Pearl Behl has taken a leadership role both on and off campus. As founding president of the Rural Health Initiative, Pearl helped provide first- and ...

Berger, Sarah

Sarah Berger founded and chaired Rotman’s NSITE in Business Leadership Conference, which aimed to inspire students to become leaders in their respect...

Berube, Chris

As senior editor of The Strand, features editor of The Varsity and a programmer with CIUT FM, Chris Berube has been tuned in to campus life. He has a...

Boscart, Veronique

Nursing PhD student Veronique Boscart’s contributions to both the U of T and the wider community are evident in the many volunteer leadership positio...

Brown, Matthew

Matthew Brown has devoted much of his time to helping create a sense of community within his faculty. Matthew is vice-president of the Graduate Archi...

Brown, Catherine

Catherine Brown is president of the Victoria University Student Administrative Council, for which she was previously commuter commissioner. She also ...

Busby, Leslie

Leslie Busby’s contributions at Woodsworth College have helped promote a sense of belonging among students. Leslie has been a member of various colle...

Byrne, Ani

Ani Byrne’s extensive work with the Advanced Foods and Materials Network enhanced her experience as a graduate pharmacy student. As communications of...

Chadwick, Sophia

In addition to being a senior don, Sophia Chadwick has held leadership positions on the New College Residence Council and the New College Student Cou...

Chen, Tim

Tim Chen has devoted many hours to enhancing the experience of engineering students at the U of T. He has been involved in organizing the Engineering...

Chiu, Greta

Woodsworth College student Greta Chiu’s activities focus on the environment and on improving life in the community. For a second year, Greta is coord...

Cho, Esther

Esther Cho’s leadership efforts are making a difference on campus and in the wider community. As a mentor with the Graduate Nursing Student Society, ...

Chui, Jane

By coordinating the Peer Support Initiative and in mentoring work with NSight, Jane Chui has dedicated much of her time to helping fellow engineering...

Coulter, Travis

Travis Coulter has taken on several key roles in representing his colleagues in Peace and Conflict Studies. He is a member of the program’s Academic ...

Cousineau, Andrea

Andrea Cousineau has made a significant difference to the Institute of Child Study M.A. program at OISE. Among her many contributions as co-president...

Cox, Philip

As the dedicated editor-in-chief of the annual journal Scarborough Fair, Philip Cox has promoted a thriving outlet for the literary and visual arts t...

Cruz, Dempsey

In his four years in the Physical Education and Health faculty, Dempsey Cruz has grown into his leadership role. He is a student representative on th...

D'souza, Charmaine

As a mentor with the Opportunity Knocks and Student Mentorship programs, U of T Scarborough’s Charmaine D’Souza helps incoming students make the tran...

da Silva, Rosa

Rosa da Silva is a PhD candidate in Cell and Systems Biology. She is vice-president of the U of T Mississauga Association of Graduate Students and is...

Dafoe, Joanna

Arts and Science student Joanna Dafoe’s passion for environmental leadership runs deep, at the local, national and international levels. She is an or...

De Roche, Gabriel

Gabriel De Roche has established himself as a true student leader at Trinity College. Elected Head of Year within his first week there, he has gone o...

Deacon, William

Since beginning his program in 2008, OISE student William Deacon has taken an active role in the Human Development and Applied Psychology Student Ass...

Deb, Saswati

Saswati Deb has put into practice her commitment to public service and community outreach. This Victoria College graduate student has brought her lea...

Debessai, Winttana

Nursing student Winttana Debessai’s contributions extend to both the faculty and the community. For the past three years, Winttana has been a volunte...

Detje, Rebecca

The past year gave Rebecca Detje an opportunity to become increasingly involved in the Faculty of Social Work Graduate Students’ Association, particu...

Dhanji, Hana

Victoria College student Hana Dhanji has combined her three areas of academic interest with efforts to reach out to the community around her. Comple...

Dubois, Denise

Occupational therapy graduate student Denise DuBois is an effective organizer who leads by example. Denise, a department student council vice-preside...

El-Korazati, Adila

U of T Scarborough student Adila El-Korazati is a founding member and currently a vice-president of Students for World Literacy, a group that address...

Erhiawarien, Brainerd

Brainerd Erhiawarien has made important contributions to the 89 Chestnut Residence Council in his role as Residence Life Director, and as coordinator...

Favorini-Csorba, Francesca

Francesca Favorini-Csorba is the elected on-campus representative to the University College Literary and Athletic Society and is the founder of UC Li...

Fitzgerald, Erin

Victoria College student Erin Fitzgerald’s many leadership roles on campus include chair of the G8 Research Group, president of the Hart House Debati...

Fleming, Hayley

As chair of the Professional Development Week 2010 planning committee, Hayley Fleming led a team of 15 students to devise a range of educational and ...

Florio, Cassandra

Cassandra Florio has had a significant and long-term commitment to the Students’ Law Society, especially as its representative on the faculty’s Finan...

Fréel, Stéfanie

Stéfanie Fréel maintains a busy schedule of volunteering in the community but has also found time to make an important contribution to the Arts and S...

Frosst, Gillian

Graduate student Gillian Frosst was the lead coordinator of a very successful orientation program to welcome incoming epidemiology students. The retr...

Fung, Josie

Josie Fung has been active in a number of clubs and associations during her time at Rotman, including the Women in Management Association, Net Impact...

Fung, Derrick

Derrick Fung has demonstrated his strong leadership skills in various executive roles on the Management and Economics Students’ Association, of which...

Gawlik, Monica

Monica Gawlik is treasurer of the Dental Students’ Society, editor of the faculty’s yearbook, and she previously headed up Orientation Week events. I...

Gewarges, Mena

Mena Gewarges has been St. Michael’s College’s First Year Learning Communities peer mentor to life sciences students since 2007, and has designed and...

Gilmour, Ryan

As a vice-president of the Rotman Graduate Business Council, Ryan Gilmour has extended his life-long passion for being active in student government. ...

Goh, Philiz

Philiz Goh is an enthusiastic and effective spokesperson for the U of T’s nursing program. She is an extremely involved president of the Nursing Unde...

Grill, Sam

As president of this year’s Rotman Orientation Committee, Sam Grill organized and managed, with the help of the rest of the executive, the three-day ...

Hardin, Kara

Kara Hardin’s many volunteer activities include being one of the creators and the administrative director of the very successful Law Peer Mentorship ...

He, Julie

Woodsworth College student Julie He has contributed to the wider university community as a member of the Faculty of Arts and Science Council, the Art...

Heese-Boutin, Claire-Helene

Claire-Hélène Heese-Boutin’s focus is on global issues, particularly the environment. She represented St. Michael’s College and the University of Tor...

Hill, Kelly

As a vice-president of the Rotman Orientation Committee, Kelly Hill helped organize 80 student volunteers and 30 staff and faculty to produce the suc...

Ho, Alvin

Alvin Ho’s leadership skills have been showcased in his role as Speaker of the Engineering Society. As communications director of the Electrical Engi...

Hofstetter, Emily

Emily Hofstetter’s substantial contributions to the Trinity College Dramatic Society have been key to its success. As executive director of Theatre M...

Hu, Cindy

Cindy Hu has been an active and long-time member of the Innis College Student Society, the Innis College Council and the Innis Residence Council. Cin...

Huang, Yai Chen

Yai Chen Huang has been the class representative for the three-year evening 2010 MBA program. Yai Chen has contributed to the Elective Course Registr...

Huisman, Anna

Athletics are a big part of pharmacy student Anna Huisman’s life, and she believes in sharing her enthusiasm. She has been an avid member of many int...

Ibana, Carolyn Kimyth

Carolyn (Kim) Ibana has demonstrated her leadership skills as part of St. Michael’s College Campus Ministry team. Kim is president of the Canadian Ca...

Imbrogno, Francesca

Francesca Imbrogno has been active on the St. Michael’s College Student Union for three years, and this year is serving as president. Her efforts hav...

Ivakine, Ivan

Ivan Ivakine has deeply immersed himself in the Rotman commerce program and has held a number of leadership positions in organizations related to it....

Jehlicka, Naomi

Naomi Jehlicka has a strong commitment to the environment and the promotion of sustainability projects. She is active in the U of T Environmental Res...

Jeong, May

Trinity College student May Jeong has developed a public profile with her work in environmental activism and education. She has filed reports for the...

Jiang, Gena

Gena Jiang has demonstrated a long-term commitment to leadership roles in the Rotman Commerce Students’ Association, of which she is now president. G...

Jordan, Holly

Holly Jordan’s continuing involvement on the Graduate Architecture, Landscape and Design Student Union – as president, treasurer and class representa...

Joseph, Janelle

Janelle Joseph has made significant contributions to student life in the Physical Education and Health faculty through work on a number of committees...

Khalid, Faareha

Faareha Khalid has found that academic achievement goes hand-in-hand with extracurricular involvement. At New College, she mentored a “little sister”...

Kim, Erin

Erin Kim has shared her leadership skills with her engineering student colleagues through the Leaders of Tomorrow graduate group, of which she is co-...

Kiromera, Francis

Francis Kiromera has been deputy services commissioner and residence representative with the University College Literary and Athletic Society. He has...

Klassen, Mike

Mike Klassen’s contributions to the U of T community are as varied as they are vital. In the academic realm, he was instrumental in the development o...

Knickerbocker, Madeline

While serving on the Museum Studies Graduate Student Association, Madeline Knickerbocker has helped devise excellent networking initiatives to put gr...

Knott, Rachel

As the U of T representative on the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns, Rachel Knott has helped organize student events including ...

Koo, Kevin

Kevin Koo has been active in medical student governance at the University of Toronto and beyond. He has been class president the last two years and i...

Koroniak, Joel

Joel Koroniak is president of the Innis College Student Society and he previously held a number of other positions in the organization. Joel is found...

Kuluski, Kerry

Kerry Kuluski’s volunteer activities in the academic realm have been complemented by leadership in athletics. Kerry, an all-Canadian athlete and form...

Law, Christine

As vice-president for community affairs of the Medical Society, Christine Law coordinated 20 community outreach programs involving student volunteers...

Lawson, James

As graduate business council executive for the three-year Rotman MBA program, James Lawson helped develop a new constitution and led a restructuring ...

Lengyell, Christopher

Christopher Lengyell’s efforts have changed the artistic landscape at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He co-founded the Artistic Resource Team...

Lesser, Amelie

Amelie Lesser has put her positive attitude and energy into many extracurricular activities during her U of T career. She is captain of the Concrete ...

Li, Qiananli

U of T Scarborough management student Qiananli Li has been active in organizing a number of activities. She co-chaired the 2008 National Business and...

Liao, Chen Ya (Jenny)

As co-chair of the Colman Cup committee, Jenny Liao helps coordinate many events that enhance residence life at University of Toronto Mississauga, in...

Liu, Adam

Adam Liu’s contributions to the English Language Development program have provided a legacy for students and faculty at U of T Scarborough. Adam, who...

Lu, Yan

Yan (Jimmy) Lu has taken on a number of volunteer roles to enhance the experience of undergraduates in engineering. He has served in various position...

Lui, Kelvin

Kelvin Lui’s Longtime Work With Engineers Without Borders And Leaders Of Tomorrow has effectively engaged hundreds of engineering students in leaders...

Lukacsovics, Tania

In her volunteer experience, St. Michael’s College student Tania Lukacsovics has reached out to the wider world. Last summer, Tania completed a three...

Ma, Stephanie

Stephanie Ma has been deeply involved in student governance at New College. Throughout her career, she has sat on the college council, student counci...

Mackenzie, Madeline

Madeline MacKenzie has shown consistent leadership as a long-time member of the University College Literary and Athletic Society and as a UC commuter...

Macparland, Ronan

Ronan MacParland is an outstanding representative of Trinity College within the university community and in the world at large. Ronan is a director o...

Maj, David

David Maj has made his mark crunching numbers for several Trinity College student groups. His roles have included treasurer for the Orientation Commi...

Manchanda, Monika

U of T Scarborough student Monika Manchanda has maintained a long-term dedication to the Psychology and Neuroscience Departmental Association, and cu...

Mandelis, Alexandra

As co-president of the Faculty of Social Work Graduate Students’ Association, Alexandra Mandelis has continued her commitment to activism and social ...

Marchetti, Alessia

Alessia Marchetti’s contributions to residence life at University of Toronto Mississauga began in her first year and continue to this day. She has be...

Mayadunne, Tony

Tony Mayadunne is editor-in-chief of the student magazine, Integrate This! As well, Tony sends out a weekly newsletter detailing club activities, is ...

Mccarville, Elizabeth

Masters of Social Work student Elizabeth McCarville dedicates much of her time to issues of social justice and equity both on campus and in the wider...

Megitt, Rachel

In March, 2009, Rachel Megitt became the first woman elected president of Rotman’s Graduate Business Council. Rachel started her career in student go...

Miller, Chelsea

Chelsea Miller is a vice-president on the Students’ Law Society and has organized and promoted students’ participation in a number of community chari...

Moghtaderi, Gholamhossein

Hossein Moghtaderi brings his energy and organizational skills to activities at both the departmental and faculty levels. He is president of the Near...

Mohiuddin, Fariya

Fariya Mohiuddin has put her economics studies into practice with a number of groups on campus. Fariya is Trinity College director on the U of T Stud...

Morrison, James

James Morrison’s contributions to student life have been felt locally, provincially and nationally. As president of the Undergraduate Pharmacy Societ...

Mourtada, Rida

Rida Mourtada has given his time generously to organizations both on and off campus. He has held executive positions on the Chemistry Students’ Union...

Mui, Leo

Leo Mui has maintained as a graduate student the high level of commitment to the chemistry department that he showed as an undergrad. Leo served on t...

Nardone, Natasha

Natasha Nardone has shown her leadership dedication as a volunteer with the VicReach program for kindergarten pupils, and as a coordinator for the Vi...

Nassiri, Farshad

Farshad Nassiri’s leadership is evident on and off campus. He serves on the Innis College Residence Council as a residence assistant, as well as on t...

Odedra, Devang

Devang Odedra devotes time to helping the homeless through his participation in the U of T’s Eyes of Hope organization and its sandwich-run program, ...

Okhowat, Ali

Ali Okhowat has shown commitment to his fellow medical students and to social justice issues in the wider community. A past-president of the U of T M...

Osman, Homira

As co-founder and vice-president of Students for World Literacy, Homira Osman has promoted the work of this organization that addresses social justic...

Panes, Vanessa

Woodsworth College student Vanessa Panes has provided invaluable help to other students through her work as a peer mentor and organizer in the Anthro...

Perris, Kirk

OISE doctoral student Kirk Perris distinguished himself with his leadership as co-chair of the Dean’s Graduate Student Research Conference. His work ...

Poon, Sandy Shuk-Yan

As co-chair and event organizer for Eyes of Hope, Sandy Shuk-Yan Poon has helped this student organization grow into a movement that is making a diff...

Rashid, Rini

Rini Rashid has brought enthusiasm, vision and her sense of community to her role as one of the coordinators of the Peace and Conflict Studies Confer...

Rodrigue, Tiana

With her specialization in International Development Studies, U of T Scarborough student Tiana Rodrigue’s leadership has gone beyond campus life. Tia...

Rohailla, Sagar

Sagar Rohailla demonstrates his dedication and leadership in athletics and beyond. He is a program founder for the Victoria College Health Club and t...

Rose-Innes, Bruce

Bruce Rose-Innis is a vice-president of the Students’ Law Society, on which he has served for two years. He has also served on the executive of the T...

Rosen, Josh

Josh Rosen has devoted many hours to philanthropy through his leadership positions on the two largest Jewish organizations at U of T – Hillel and Alp...

Rowe, Alison

Alison Rowe, who is co-president of the Faculty of Social Work Graduate Students’ Association, has helped organize many events that have promoted the...

Ruttan, Craig

Craig Ruttan has been involved in Victoria College political and residence life since he arrived. He is currently president of Stephenson House and i...

Schilds, Brigitte

Brigitte Schilds has put her organizational skills and enthusiasm into practice in the arts community at U of T Scarborough, particularly as logistic...

Schlenker, Matthew

Matthew Schlenker has had a direct and positive impact on the lives of fellow students. As co-president of the 2010 class, he spearheaded an effort ...

Schneider, Leann

Leann Schneider has devoted many hours to improving residence life at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Leann, a residence don for three years, ...

Scott-Songin, Casey

Casey Scott-Songin has made contributions to life within Innis College and in the broader university community. At Innis, she is coordinator of the G...

Sediqzadah, Saadia

U of T Scarborough neuroscience student Saadia Sediqzadah established the Afghan Scholarship Fund in October, 2008, and is now an inspiration to youn...

Shahid, Mina

Mina Shahid exemplifies the qualities of a global engineer. Combining his leadership skills with his technical expertise, Mina spent four months over...

Shakeel, Tooba

In her pursuit of environmental goals, U of T Mississauga student Tooba Shakeel has been an innovator. She is founder and co-president of Campus Root...

Shetye, Vidula

Volunteering has become a way of life for engineering student Vidula Shetye. She was a two-term president of the student chapter of the Institute for...

Sidhu, Jasmeet

When it comes to the environment, Trinity College student Jasmeet Sidhu is a person of both words and action. As a blogger for the Huffington Post an...

Silveira, Cheryl

From the time she started at the Faculty of Nursing in 2008, Cheryl Silveira has been an avid participant in the Nursing Undergraduate Society. She b...

Simas, Jessica

Jessica Simas has brought her devotion to the arts to the university campus. She is managing editor of, and a writer for, VIVE Magazine, U of T’s fas...

Simmonds, Jocelyn

PhD student Jocelyn Simmonds is spreading the word about computer science to groups she feels are still underrepresented in the field – women and His...

Siu, Geoffrey

Geoffrey Siu brought his passion for music to the University of Toronto and to his fellow engineering students, and the result has been nothing short...

Stymest, Kim

Kim Stymest has accomplished her goals of advocacy and collaboration during her term as president of the Master of Information Student Council. Kim’s...

Sum, Erica

As student union representative on the Faculty of Information Faculty Council, Erica Sum has served with distinction in the effort to connect student...

Swaida, Fanar

Fanar Swaida is president of the Dental Students’ Society and has previously been involved with the society as the male sports rep and, before that, ...

Sweetlove, Jennifer

Jennifer Sweetlove serves as VP internal of the Rotman Graduate Business Council. A key initiative this year included working with the Program Servic...

Syed, Saifuddin

U of T Scarborough student Saifuddin Syed has demonstrated his deep commitment to the quality of academic programs and other aspects of student life....

Tan, Luke

Physiology student Luke Tan has devoted much of his time to the Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Program Student Association, of which he is now...

Tang, Isaac

Isaac Tang is currently president of the Students’ Law Society, after having served in other positions in the organization since he began in the facu...

Tharani, Alisha

Alisha Tharani has focused her leadership efforts in the areas of equity and social justice. She has served as outreach commissioner and deputy unive...

Tochinsky, Maksym

As president of the University of Toronto Mississauga Undergraduate Commerce Society, Maksym Tochinsky has developed and supervised innovative events...

Tsekhman, Daniel

Daniel Tsekhman is currently president of the University College Literary and Athletic Society, of which he was previously finance commissioner. Dani...

Valdivieso, Fernandez

As orientation director of the Engineering Society’s Orientation Week 2009, Ines Fernandez designed a program that included more events and engaged m...

Vanstone, Lindsay

Lindsay Vanstone has shown her commitment to athletics and to volunteerism throughout her university career. She is captain of the Trinity College fi...

Vu-Nguyen, Karen

During her academic career, Karen Vu-Nguyen has taken on many leadership roles in the Physical and Health Education Undergraduate Association, of whi...

Wong, Jensen

Jensen has contributed significantly to student life at 89 Chestnut Residence, where he has been involved in drafting the system for readmission, all...

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.