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The York U Alumni Awards

Celebrate York's outstanding alumni on Nov. 18 at The York U Alumni Awards

As a member of the York U community, you are invited to attend The York U Alumni Awards for an evening of entertainment and celebration as we honour the outstanding accomplishments of four alumni award recipients, and recognize the positive change being created by York students and alumni locally and globally. 

The leaders who will be honoured at this year’s awards ceremony are Dr. Earle Nestmann (MSc ’71, PhD ’74); Christopher House, C.M. (BFA ’79); Dr. Pamela Ohashi (BSc Hons ’82); and Weyni Mengesha (BFA ’05). Click here to learn more about this year's award recipients.

The York U Alumni Awards recipients being honoured in 2021. From left to right: Weyni Mengesha (BFA ’05), Christopher House, C.M. (BFA ’79), Dr. Pamela Ohashi (BSc Hons ’82), and Dr. Earle Nestmann (MSc ’71, PhD ’74).

Join our hosts alumnus Shahir Massoud (BBA '06), author, chef and co-host of CBC’s The Goods, along with alumnus and Glendon student Moboluwajidide ‘Bo’ Joseph (BA ’21), recipient of the Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award and Glendon director on York Federation of Students, for an evening of entertainment and celebration, all from the comfort of your couch.

The awards ceremony will honour this year's recipients and their accomplishments and feature performances by alumna and four-time Juno nominee and musician, Sarah Slean, the York U Gospel Choir and Vanier College Productions, and feature guest appearances by other celebrity alumni.

We look forward to celebrating with you – the people who have made York the outstanding institution it is today and the positive change makers who will continue that legacy for years to come. Tickets for this virtual event are complimentary but registration is required

Schedule of Virtual Events

7 p.m. ESTAwards show
8 p.m. ESTPost-show entertainment

Please RSVP online to attend or send regrets by Nov. 5 or call 416-624-7319.

Bruce Bryden

Remembering Bruce Bryden, an outstanding York leader

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.


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