Remi Kanji transforms her sense of global citizenship into action
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
"My dream is to be one of the inspired citizens who shape Toronto for the better"
"My deepest ambition is to focus on learning and practising leadership in new and challenging contexts"
"The privilege of living and working in Canada comes with the duty to protect the fundamental rights of the most vulnerable."
"I can always do more for others"
"One wishes for a day when people everywhere can live with dignity"
"Leadership isn’t just about having vision – it’s about having the right people work with you, because you can’t do it alone"
"It is amazing to me the encouragement we get from those we are ostensibly trying to help"
"I believe we should each apply our own unique skills for the betterment of humanity"
"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"
"Life outside the classroom is vital to one’s education"
"The award motivated me to dream up new ideas and take risks"
"I dream of writing a book on leadership and self-improvement, and traveling the world as a motivational speaker"
"This is what leadership means to me – serving people"
"I would love to contribute to the cure for cancer"
"The global financial crisis is forcing everybody to think differently about business"
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