Nominations now open for 2022 Alumni Awards

York U Alumni Awards

Every year, the York University Alumni Awards recognize outstanding alumni who have achieved the extraordinary and are working to right the future by creating positive change in their fields. The awards celebrate the broad York alumni community of innovators, activists and researchers and its long-standing commitment to the public good.

This year’s ceremony will be held in November, nominations are now open. To nominate someone for an Alumni Award, click here. For any questions or support, contact Nicole Light, senior alumni engagement officer, at Nominations will be accepted until Thursday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m.

Nominations are open for the following awards:

  • Outstanding Contribution: An alum who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of York and its students through exceptional service, commitment and/or philanthropic contributions.
  • Outstanding Achievement: An alum who has achieved distinction in their field and whose integrity and ability inspire alumni, faculty, staff and students.
  • Tentanda Via: An alum who has demonstrated innovative, unconventional and daring leadership and success, reflecting the University’s motto, “The way must be tried.”
  • One to Watch: An alum who has made a significant impact in their field and/or community within 15 years of a bachelor’s degree or 10 years of a professional/graduate degree.

Looking for some inspiration? Check out the 2021 Alumni Award recipients here. For more information on the Alumni Awards and past recipients, visit the website and YouTube channel.

About the awards

The York U Alumni Awards were inspired by Bruce Bryden who was an exceptionally committed and influential leader at York University for many years. He was a member of our first undergraduate class, was the founding president of the York University Alumni Association (now the York University Alumni Board/YUAB) and was a member of the York University Board of Governors.

The York U Alumni Awards recognize and honour his vision, exemplary leadership and extraordinary achievements.