2016-2017 ASSU Award Winners

The Arts and Science Students’ Union is extremely pleased to announce the winners of our 2016-2017 leadership awards.

This year we received a multitude of applications from a diverse and highly qualified group of students. The ASSU Scholarship committee, which is made up of representatives from our Executive, ASSU Council, and the Faculty of Arts and Science administration, debated for a long time before coming to their decisions.

The Scholarship committee passes on it’s thanks to all the applicants for making these decisions so difficult.

Our 2016-2017 Award winners are:

William R. Gardner Student Leadership Award:

Winner – Vhil Castillejos

Runner-Up – Ji Yoon Lim

Runner Up – Daryna Kutsyna

Gavin Nowlan Campus Student Leadership Award

Winner – Alana Changoor

Runner-Up – Willem Crispin-Frei

Runner-Up – Amanda Cheung

Abdullah Shihipar Campus Student Leadership Award

Winner – Marianne Alice Kalaczynski

Runner-Up – Novera Khan

Runner-Up – Nicole Gumapac

First Year Campus Involvement Award

Hsiao-Wen Sun

Basit Ali

Sydney Vennin

 

ASSU Award Deadline Approaches

The deadline for our ASSU Awards is fast approaching. For three of our most competitive awards, the Nowlan, Gardner, and Shihipar Awards, the deadline is January 20th, 2017. More information and the application can be found at http://assu.ca/services-resources/assu-awards/

2015-2016 First Year Award Winners

ASSU is pleased to announce the winners of our awards for First-year students. These are just a few of the exceptional students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. These awards will be presented at the ASSU Spring Award ceremony, co-hosted with the Dean of Arts and Science, David Cameron.

First Year Award Winners

 

Angela (Min Yi) Hou

Jinwen (Molly) Cong

Marian Mendoza

 

Congratulations to our award winners

The Arts and Science Students’ Union is pleased to announce the winners of our awards for 2016. Every year the Arts and Science Students’ Union highlights some of the dedicated students, faculty, and campus groups working on the St. George campus through our awards.

Award winners will be honoured at a reception co-hosted by Dean Cameron and The Arts and Science Students’ Union later this month.

Urmila (Uma) Sarkar Service Award

Richard Chambers

Terry Buckland Award for Diversity and Equity in Education

Black Liberation Collective

Sanjeev (Sanj) Dewett Course Union of the Year Award

Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence Students’ Association

Ranjini (Rini) Ghosh Excellence in Teaching Award

Professor Hakob Barseghyan

Ali Saeed Memorial Award

Elizaveta Klimenko

Katharine Ball Graduating Award for Course Unions

Winners–

Taylor Stark

Emily Tsui

Runners up–

Jesse Berlin

Buchra (Bushra) Nassab

Priyanka Soundranayagam

 

Congratulations to our 2015-2016 Award Winners

ASSU is pleased to announce the winners of our 2015-2016 leadership award winners. These awards were created to honour some of the dedicated students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Every year, hundreds of exceptional students apply for these awards. The winners for 2015-2016 are:

 

William R. Gardner Student Leadership Award

 

Winner — Iris Robbin

Runner-up — Ese Makolomi

Runner-up — Sydney Lang

 

Gavin Nowlan Campus Leadership Award

 

Winner — Emily Tsui

Runner-up — Trillium Chang

Runner-up — Priyanka Soundranayagam

 

ASSU Campus Leadership Award

Winner –Lily Yuxi Ren

Runner-up –Yalinie Kulandaivelu

Runner-up –Novera Khan

 

 

 

 

 

2015 ASSU Award Winners

Congratulations to these amazing students!

ASSU is pleased to announce the winners of our leadership awards. The winner of the William R. Gardner Leadership Award is Kaleem Hawa. The two runner up awards went to Winnie Lieu, and Amitpal Singh.

The winner of the Gavin Nowlan Leadership Award was Charles Dalrymple-Fraser, with Maya Deeb and Emily Tsui both receiving runner up awards.

The awards will be presented at a special ceremony hosted by The Arts and Science Students’ Union, and Dean Cameron of the Faculty of Arts and Science later this month.

Thank you to everyone who submitted applications, this year was an incredibly competitive group of students.

The Ali Saeed Memorial Award

This year, ASSU will be introducing a new award for International Students. This award was established in memory of Ali Saeed (1992-2014) -an international student from Pakistan studying Political Science, who was a dedicated collaborator in the work ASSU did over the 2013-2014 academic year. He was a passionate photographer, student activist, and was highly respected by his peers and all who knew him.

Eligibility

  • International Student
  • Full-time Undergraduate in Arts and Science Registered on the St. George Campus
  • Campus Leadership and Extra-Curricular Involvement
  • In Second Year or Higher
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

Application forms can be found here.

Deadline is Friday February 27th 2015 at 5:00pm

ASSU Award Winners

ASSU is pleased to announce our award winners for the 2013/2014 Academic Year

Out of  an extremely competitive group of applicants, these students were chosen to highlight the amazing leadership and involvement students in the Faculty of Arts and Science here at the University of Toronto have shown. Congratulations to these dedicated students.

William R. Gardner Student Leadership Award

Abinaya Balasubramaniam -Winner

Johnny Huang -Runner Up

Deborah Mazer -Runner Up

Gavin Nowlan Campus Leadership Award

Lucy Chau -Winner

Benedict Darren -Runner Up

Emily Tsui -Runner Up

First Year Campus Involvement Award

Stephanie Calhoun

Amitpal Singh

Amy Xiao

ASSU Award Winners

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ASSU AWARD

WINNERS FOR 2012-2013:

 

WILLIAM GARDNER STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD

Winner:                     Akanksha Ganguly

Runner up:               Sarah Hong

Runner up:               Tahsin Khan

 

 

GAVIN NOWLAN CAMPUS STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD

Winner:                     Daisy Qin

Runner up:               Iona Sendroiu

Runner up:               Ching Chau

 

 

1ST YEAR CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT AWARD

Angel Ji

Julianne Lee

Amy Nguyen

 

Thank you to everyone who submitted nomination forms. The selection committee was faced with an incredibly difficult task in choosing this years’ winners.

ASSU Graduating Student Award

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be full-time graduating student who will be registering in a graduate program in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Minimum graduating GPA for consideration is 3.3.
  • Applicants must also demonstrate contributions to both the University and the community outside of the University.  Specifically, the selection committee will place equal importance on:
    o    The candidate’s dedication to enhancing the student experience of their peers through involvement in and contribution to a variety of aspects of university life
    o    The candidate’s commitment to community outreach and involvement, as demonstrated by extracurricular activities outside of the University.
  • Financial need will be considered; must demonstrate financial need by qualifying for OSAP for the fall-winter sessions in which the application is made.
  • Please note: international students are not eligible.
  • Award will be paid upon registration in a graduate program in the Faculty of Arts and Science in the following fall-winter session.

Applications:

Applications are composed of 6 parts that must be submitted together. Please ensure applications are complete upon submission. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must include applicant’s student number and current mailing address.

Application Summary Form

  1. Application Summary Form
  2. A one to two-page statement on your future academic and career goals.
  3. Curriculum vitae outlining academic achievements, scholarships and awards received, work experience, and extracurricular involvement. Extracurricular experience should be clearly separated into two categories: inside and outside the University
  4. Letter of support from a University of Toronto faculty member (must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the application).
  5. Letter of support from an administrative staff member (e.g. college registrar’s office staff, undergraduate admimistrator), or alumni who can verify your campus involvement (must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the application).
  6. Copy of the applicant’s OSAP assessment.

Submit applications to:
Faculty of Arts and Science Student Awards Committee
c/o Lanor Mallon, Manager, Faculty Governance and Curriculum
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1006
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G3

Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. – Late submissions will not be accepted.

Applicants will be notified of the decision by mail by end of April.