Leadership Opportunities & Awards

University of Toronto Student Leadership Awards

The University of Toronto Student Leadership Award continues U of T’s long-standing tradition of recognizing outstanding student leadership, service, and commitment to the university. This tradition began with the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award, which was established in 1994 by the UTAA in honour of Mr. Gordon Cressy, former Vice-President, Development and University Relations. In naming the award in his honour, the University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA) recognized his leadership and service across various spheres, as well as his term at the university. During the award’s 25-year history, it celebrated the exemplary contributions of more than 4,000 students whose commitment and service had a lasting impact on their peers and the university.

The University of Toronto Student Leadership Award (UTSLA) continues the Cressy Award legacy. Recipients of the UTSLA will join the distinguished community of past Cressy Award recipients in being honoured for their exemplary leadership and service to U of T.

Applications for the UTSLA’s open in the fall annually, application information will be posted here when available. You can learn more about the awards here.

Nominations for the 2023-2024 University of Toronto Student Leadership Award are now Open!

All completed nomination packages should be sent to Emma Oliver, Assistant Dean of Campus Life, Nomination Coordinator for St. Michael’s College, by the due date November 17th 2023.

St. Michael’s College Student Leadership Awards

The St. Michael’s College Student Leadership Awards are co-offered by the Office of the Dean of Students, and the St. Michael’s College Student Union (SMCSU) annually. These awards recognize students, not in their graduating year, for outstanding contributions to college life.

Applications are now closed for the 2023 Awards, and will reopen in December 2023.

The Nomination period for the Student Leadership Awards will take place annually in the Winter Semester. There are awards for student leadership and excellence in various branches of student life including mentorship, inclusivity, wellness, athletics, arts and more. Download the Nomination package for full details, or email Assistant Dean of Campus Life, Emma Oliver for more details.

Fr. Madden Leadership Awards

The purpose of the Fr. Robert Madden Leadership Awards is to recognize students who have made significant contributions to the SMC community by demonstrating leadership, cooperation, and solidarity in student-run organizations or community endeavors. The number of activities in which the applicant has participated is not necessarily relevant; instead, the applicant must demonstrate that his/her efforts have contributed positively and significantly to student life. Note: When the Selection Committee is assessing a student’s application, the value of the student’s contribution, rather than the office held, will be the major criterion considered. Students are recognized for volunteer service, not paid positions.

Find the application here

Leadership Positions

Check back here throughout the academic year & summer for new leadership positions available at St. Mikes!

Leadership Opportunity Fair

We have many upcoming leadership opportunities upcoming, to learn more watch the recording of our March 1st 2023 Leadership Opportunity fair on our Instagram, @UStMikesStudents. You can also view the slides and notes from this presentation here.