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Nominate a grad for a Bryden Alumni Award


Bryden Alumni Awards

A series of awards presented each year to grads who have attained extraordinary achievements and made remarkable contributions to York and to their communities.

Award History

The Bryden Alumni Awards recognize the extraordinary achievements and contributions of our grads.

These awards are inspired by Bruce Bryden, who was an exceptionally committed and influential leader at York. He was a member of our first undergrad class and held several prestigious positions, including founding president of the York University Alumni Association and member of the Board of Governors. It is for his vision and exemplary leadership that we named these awards after him.

Award Categories

Outstanding Contribution For dedication to the advancement of York University through exceptional service, commitment and/or contributions.

Pinnacle Achievement For achieving true distinction in his/her career or in any field of endeavour and who, by his or her integrity and ability, inspires alumni, faculty, staff and students.

Redefine the Possible For demonstrating leadership and success that embody York's tagline, "Redefine the Possible".

One-to-Watch For a remarkable professional and/or community accomplishments early in his/her career (within 15 years of a bachelor or 10 years of a professional /graduate degree).

Local Hero For a current or former York employee who goes above and beyond in her/his devotion to the University. This award can recognize contributions, achievements, leadership and/or early accomplishments.


For more info, contact the Community and Alumni Relations office
(416.650.8159 / 1-866-876-2228)