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York U Alumni Celebration

Honouring 20 Years of Bryden Awards

For 20 years, the Bryden Alumni Awards have celebrated alumni who have changed the world for the better.  The tradition of recognizing their contributions will continue at The York U Alumni Celebration: Honouring 20 Years of Bryden Awards– a virtual event which will bring 20 years of award winners together with York’s global community of alumni, friends, students and York leaders for an entertaining and inspiring evening. We are thrilled to be able to offer complimentary tickets for this event, please RSVP to reserve your place.

We are asking guests to consider making a donation of $20 or more to York’s Emergency COVID-19 Student Relief Fund. As the pandemic unfolds, this Fund will respond to meet the evolving needs of students, ensuring they can continue their academic journey. Thanks to the profound generosity of The Victor Dahdaleh Foundation and The Pierre Lassonde Family Foundation, your gift to the Emergency COVID-19 Student Relief Fund will now be tripled up to $300,000. This means that your gift will go three times as far and have triple the impact! Donate now.


Past Bryden Award Recipients

Bryden Alumni Awards Host, Natasha Ramsahai, is speaking at a podium on stage.

For 20 years, the Bryden Alumni Awards have celebrated York alumni who have gone above and beyond to help improve others’ lives.  Click here to learn more about past Bryden award recipients and their accomplishments.

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Schedule of Virtual Events

Join host Natasha Ramsahai (MSc ’01) and others for an evening of entertainment along with Kardinal OffishallThe Social’s Cynthia Loyst (BFA ’98) and Melissa Grelo (BA ’02), Come From Away playwrights and Bryden award recipients Irene Sankoff (BA ’99) and David Hein (BFA ’97), chefs and entertainers Noah Cappe and Paul Lillakas (BA ’12), York student group WIBI A Cappella, and others.

This special event will also include remarks from York Chancellor Greg Sorbara and President & Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton, a pre-show cooking demo, and musical performances.

6:50pm ESTPre-show cooking demonstration
7:00pm ESTMain event
8:00pm ESTPost-show entertainment

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to send your regrets you may do so by filling out the form below.


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