Alumni Awards


UTM has more than 69,000 alumni who live and work in close to 100 countries. Alumni who are right now providing health and human resources to the sick and most vulnerable, advocating for social justice and equality, and developing innovations to respond to a world that is, without exaggeration, changing every day. 

Our alumni work in science and technology, government, education, business, the arts and the not-for-profit sectors and they volunteer, mentor, coach and give back to their alma mater in so many ways. 

And our alumni, despite their different backgrounds, passions, abilities and careers, are key to building U of T’s reputation for global excellence and boundless promise. 

To celebrate alumni impact around the world, the University of Toronto and UTM have established a number of awards that recognize members of the alumni community. 



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UTM Alumni Awards of Distinction
Every year the UTM Alumni Association hosts the Alumni Awards of Distinction to recognize distinguished service, individual creativity, success and entrepreneurial spirit within our alumni community. 


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U of T Arbor Awards
The Arbor Awards recognize the tremendous generosity and volunteerism of our U of T alumni and friends. Our volunteers personify the very best attributes of the University’s motto, Velut Arbor Aevo – “May it grow as a tree through the ages.” Their work represents both our roots and our branches, which have served to anchor our traditions and spread the mission of this University – to meet global challenges and prepare global citizens. 


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The Rose Wolfe Distinguished Alumni Award
The Rose Wolfe Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes exceptional individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement in their professional lives, dedication to civic, charitable and social causes, and extraordinary service to the University of Toronto, in a way that enables or inspires others to reach their full potential.


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Carl Mitchell Award for Community Engagement
With the Carl Mitchell Award for Community Engagement, the University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA) is pleased to recognize a U of T alum who has made outstanding contributions to their community, and in doing so, has enriched the lives of others. Each winner has set a high standard for community service, making a significant contribution of time and talent as a volunteer to civic and charitable causes. 


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Student Awards
Recognizing world-class student leadership, achievement, passion and community is one way the University of Toronto Mississauga creates lifelong reciprocal relationships that support the University in making a meaningful contribution to the global community.