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Now accepting nominations for the 2022 Alumni Awards

Now accepting nominations for the 2022 Alumni Awards

Each 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, and we are seeking nominations for our award recipients. Know someone you'd like to nominate for an Alumni Award? Please click here for the nomination form. For any questions or support, please contact Nicole Light, Senior Alumni Engagement Officer, at Nominations are being accepted until Thursday, Mar. 31, 2022.

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 our past recipients, visit our website and YouTube channel.