Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards

Reaching Higher

The Gordon Cressy Awards recognize new graduates who have made outstanding contributions to U of T. For these past winners, helping others has become a way of life

Kieran Hayward

Kieran Hayward

"My dream is to be one of the inspired citizens who shape Toronto for the better"

Helen Tewolde

Helen Tewolde

"My deepest ambition is to focus on learning and practising leadership in new and challenging contexts"

Breese Davies

Breese Davies

"The privilege of living and working in Canada comes with the duty to protect the fundamental rights of the most vulnerable."

Gurjit Sangha (BSc in Nursing 2001, MN 2008)

Gurjit Sangha

"Leadership isn’t just about having vision – it’s about having the right people work with you, because you can’t do it alone"

Matthew Cimone (BA 2009 UTSC)

Matthew Cimone

"It is amazing to me the encouragement we get from those we are ostensibly trying to help"

Stephen Tracy (BA 2008 UTSC)

Stephen Tracy

"I believe we should each apply our own unique skills for the betterment of humanity"

Steve Dennis (BASc 1999)

Steve Dennis

"My goal isn’t to end global conflict, but to end the suffering of people who live in places where conflict takes away their basic human rights"

Dr. Rahim Hirji (BSc 1997 UTSc, 1999 MSc, 2004 MD)

Dr. Rahim Hirji

"I dream of writing a book on leadership and self-improvement, and traveling the world as a motivational speaker"

Mark Slade (BA 1996 St. Michael's)

Mark Slade

"The global financial crisis is forcing everybody to think differently about business"

Good Works

Gordon Cressy Leadership Awards celebrate 136 remarkable students