Call for nominations: Robert Tiffin Student Leadership Award

The Robert Tiffin Student Leadership Award was created to recognize students whose leadership has contributed to the growth, development and vitality of York University. These awards are named after Robert Tiffin who served as York University’s vice-president, students for nine years.

Through his strong leadership, dedication, integrity and fairness, Tiffin transformed his operation into one of the most professional student service organizations in the country, serving one of Canada’s largest student populations.

All members of the University community (students, faculty, staff or alumni) are welcome to submit nominations for the award. Nominees for this award must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students who exhibit leadership, dedication, integrity, enthusiasm, and the pursuit of excellence through their endeavors.  Selection will be based on leadership and/or involvement in the York community and outstanding academic achievement.

Nomination packages must include:

  • A letter of recommendation from a primary nominator (max. 500 words);
  • A statement of support from a secondary nominator (max. 350 words), representing one nominating constituency (York University students, staff, faculty, alumni) not represented by the primary nominator;
  • A candidate statement (max. 500 words) reflecting upon and describing how co-curricular involvement at York University  has affected their university experience, and helped to enhance the quality of life on campus; and
  • A current resume, including detailed descriptions of involvement at the University.

The nominations deadline is Feb.15. Packages can be submitted by e-mail to or in person to the Office of the Vice-Provost, c/o Rheza Evangelista, N300 Bennett Centre for Student Services, Keele campus.

Recipients will be honored at an awards reception and will have their names added to the awards display in the Vari Hall Rotunda.