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


WINNERS FOR 2012-2013:



Winner:                     Akanksha Ganguly

Runner up:               Sarah Hong

Runner up:               Tahsin Khan




Winner:                     Daisy Qin

Runner up:               Iona Sendroiu

Runner up:               Ching Chau




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 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.

ASSU Scholarship Workshop Notes

They’re up!

Click the ‘Services and Resources’, then the ‘Other Useful Docs’ and you can download the pdf.

Big thank you to Nicole Rochon for taking these notes for us, as well as to all our panelists.