University of Toronto Magazine University of Toronto Magazine
Winter 2006

Arbor Awards

Annual awards recognize voluntarism at U of T

When Jason Wong (BA 1994 UC) reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania this summer, he posted a University College sign in honour of his alma mater. Wong received a 2005 Arbor Award – along with 99 other recipients – in September for voluntarism at the university. In addition to serving as vice-president of the UC alumni association, he contributes to a scholarship for English students in need and helped organize UC’s 150th anniversary in 2003.

Wong climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to launch his Seven Summits Challenge breast cancer fundraising endeavour in honour of his girlfriend, a breast-cancer survivor. “My plan is to eventually leave a UC banner on the seven highest peaks on seven continents,” says Wong, a policy advisor at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

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