Six Dalla Lana School of Public Health students receive Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award

March 12/2014

Six Dalla Lana School of Public Health students were awarded a Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award in recognition of their outstanding contributions to improving the world and inspiring others to do the same. The Award was established in 1994 by the University of Toronto Alumni Association and named after Gordon Cressy, former vice-president of development and university relations, who had a strong commitment to higher education, fundraising and community service.

This year’s recipients include: Beth Rachlis (PhD Epidemiology), Rivka Kushner (MPH Health Promotion), Victoria Holla (MPH Community Nutrition), Wendy Dobson (MPH Health Promotion), Stephanie Della Smirra (MPH Epidemiology) and Benjamin Chu (MPH Epidemiology).

“I am honoured to have served as chair and lead fundraiser for the 2013 Dalla Lana Healthy Toronto Conference where our student-led team organized a space for young minds to celebrate and expand healthy community initiatives,” said Chu in his application. “Taking leadership roles in student-led activities has been integral to my personal and professional growth and I hope to continue my community involvement throughout my career.”

Award recipients will celebrate at the 20th Anniversary Award Ceremony on Wednesday April 16, 2014. For more information, please visit the website.