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2010 Cressy Awards - Constituency Nominations

The University of Toronto Scarborough is home to many students who are making their presence felt outside the classroom and around the world. Here's an exciting opportunity to recognize their efforts and contributions. The Department of Alumni Relations invites you to submit nominations for the 2010 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award. 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.

Students, alumni, faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students through the College or Faculty Representative (Kim Tull). A full explanation of eligibility and nomination procedures can be found at http://alumni.utoronto.ca/cressyawards.

The 2010 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award nomination form is now available at http://alumni.utoronto.ca/s/731/index.aspx?sid=731&gid=1&pgid=1875. The form is an editable pdf; drop down menus are available for divisional classification, and FIPPA language will now be listed directly on the nomination form.

Deadline:

Constituency Nominations - students whose most significant leadership contributions have happened at the constituency level (faculty/department/college)

Completed nomination forms, with all attachments in duplicate for Constituency applications must be submitted to Kim Tull, Department of Alumni Relations (AA 414) by Friday, January 8, 2010, the selection committee will meet the week of January 11th and submit the UTSC Cressy nominees to the Central Office for Monday, January 18, 2010.

Eligibility

• Students must be eligible or intending to graduate in November 2009 or June 2010

• Students must be currently enrolled at the University of Toronto in either a full- or part-time capacity

• Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (B-)

• Students may receive only one Cressy Award in their academic career

A nominee’s contribution may take the form of any one, or a combination, of the following:

• Leadership on committees or influence on student or university affairs

• Improvement in the quality of life of students

• Contributions to the co-curricular experience

• Encouragement of fellow students to become involved in extra-curricular activities

• Contribution to the sense of community at U of T

• Volunteer service outside the university community will also be considered

Guidelines for nominations

• We recommend that nominees have completed at least one year of volunteer service. Students are being recognized for volunteer service, not paid positions

• Leadership and involvement should be considered in relation to academic achievement

• The value of the student’s contribution, rather than the office held, should be the major criterion considered

• Please include one (1) reference letter, additional letters will not be considered

Recipients will be notified with a congratulatory letter from the U of Toronto Alumni Association 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.

If you require further information about nomination procedures, please contact Kim Tull at 416-287-5631 or e-mail: tull@utsc.utoronto.ca




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