Call for nominations for Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award

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The Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award recognizes students whose leadership has contributed to the growth, development and vitality of York University. All York students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to submit nominations for this award.

Established in 2012, the award is named after Robert J. Tiffin who served as York’s vice-president, students, for nine years. Through his strong leadership, dedication and integrity, Tiffin transformed his operation into one of the most professional student service organizations in the country, serving one of the largest student populations in Canada.

Award nominees must be current undergraduate or graduate students who exhibit leadership, dedication, integrity, enthusiasm and the pursuit of excellence through their endeavours. Selection will be based on leadership and/or involvement in the York community and outstanding academic achievement. Recipients will be honoured at an award reception, have their name permanently added to the awards display in the Vari Hall Rotunda, receive a certificate and have the award noted on their transcript.

Nomination packages are submitted online, using templated questions, and must include:

  • a primary nominator submission (maximum of 500 words);
  • a secondary nominator representing one nominating constituency (York University students, staff, faculty or alumni) not represented by the primary nominator (maximum of 350 words);
  • a candidate submission that describes how co-curricular involvement at York University has affected their post-secondary experience and helped to enhance the quality of life on campus (maximum of 500 words); and
  • a current resumé/CV, including detailed descriptions of involvement at the University, submitted by the student.

The nomination package deadline is Monday, March 13. Submissions must be completed online through the online submission form.

Visit the Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award website for more information.

For any questions, email the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students at