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SAS student recipient of Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award

SAS student recipient of Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award

Ten York University students were honoured with the Robert J. Tiffin Student Leadership Award, recognizing their leadership at York University and their contributions to the growth, development and vitality of the York community. School of Administrative Studies student Gurkamal Aujla was among the recipients. Aujla is in the BCom, Marketing Stream.

During her time at York, Aujla has encouraged first-year students to get involved through the New College Peer Mentorship Program. While pursuing a commerce degree, she is helping students across the University through her roles with the Society in Support of Red Cross at York, RedPack at York and Student Accessibility Services.

“Campus life and creating connections are a huge part of university life and each and everyone of these individuals have demonstrated dedication and leadership towards helping their peers enjoy their post-secondary experience,” says Yvette Munro, assistant vice-provost, student success. “We’re thrilled to celebrate these award recipients who have paved the way towards an improved student experience for our York community.”

Now in its 10th year, the award was created in honour of Robert J. Tiffin, who served as York University’s vice-president, students from 2005-12. Award recipients were nominated by any member of the University community who demonstrated leadership and valuable contributions to the York community.

“I’m always impressed by the diversity of ways in which student leadership occurs at York,” says Tiffin. “Through their active engagement with their educational experiences, in and outside of the classroom, these recipients have not only enhanced the student experience of their fellow students but also enhanced opportunities for future York students to be engaged.

“They are global citizens who understand the importance of creating a network between individuals and their community.”

Learn more about the other recipients in yFile.

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