2014 Cressy Awards
The Cressy Awards recognize graduating students for outstanding contributions to improving the world around them and inspiring others to do the same. Recipients of this award are often heavily involved in extracurricular activities through their college, program, campus, and community. This year marks the award’s 20th year, and the number of recipients now exceeds 3,000.
Innis College is proud to announce that this year, we have a record number of recipients. 14 of our students were honoured with a Cressy Award at a ceremony held on April 16th at Convocation Hall. Prior to the ceremony, a reception was hosted for our graduating student leaders at the Innis Residence. Our leaders’ involvement within the UofT and Innis College community varies from student governance, to academic journals, to community outreach and founding new campus initiatives. Please join us in congratulating our 2014 Gordon Cressy Award Recipients: Lucy Chau, Yefan Chen, Simon Erlich, Manasvin Goswami, Vanessa Hoffmann, Johnny Huang, Megan Jiang, Denise Kara, Spencer MachEachern, Sasa Milic, Andrew Novoselac, Maria Stefanidis, Trevor Wang, and William Warnica.
Lucy Ching Chau
Lucy held several elected positions with the Immunology Students’ Association, including president. She was also lead organizer of the Ontario-Quebec Undergraduate Immunology Conference.
Yefan, programming don of Innis College residence, worked as a peer mentor for first-year students.
Simon was President of the Innis Residence Council and Orientation week Coordinator for Innis College.
Manasvin is president of the Hart House Debating Club and has volunteered with the Calgary Immigrant Education Society.
Vanessa, a member of the Innis College Council, is co-founder of the University of Toronto Chapter of the World Food Programme.
Johnny, vice-president of the Undergraduate Physiology Students’ Association, was actively involved in buddy programs and ran exam help sessions for introductory courses.
Megan served the Rotman Commerce Finance Association in many roles, including president.
Denise, editor-in-chief of the Innis Review, was social media vice-president of Leave Out Violence Everywhere.
Spencer founded the Drama Coalition Awards and worked on Hart House Theatre’s audience development program.
Saša is an executive member of the Computer Science Students’ Union and the Undergraduate AI Group. She is also First-Year Liaison for the Undergraduate Women in Computer Science Club.
Andrew was a Residence Don at Innis and one of the founding members of the Innis College Leadership Committee
Maria is president of the Innis College Student Society and student services chair of the Innis College Council.
Guoxuan (Trevor) Wang
Trevor is president of the Cinema Studies Student Union and co-president of the InSIGHT mentorship program at Innis College.
William, the representative for Innis College on the UTSU Board of Directors, acted as sustainability commissioner in 2013 and spearheaded the inaugural EcoFest week.