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Alumni Awards 

Recognizing outstanding alumni across communities. 

Discover annual award programs that recognize OISE alumni

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Arbor Awards

The Arbor Awards recognize alumni volunteers whose loyality, dedication and generosity has made a positive mark at the University of Toronto. Find out more


OISE's Arbor Award highlights:

InspirED Awards

OISE's InspirED Award honours administrators and leaders who have made immense contributions to the education sector. View highlights from the 2019 awards luncheon to honour friend and philanthropist Dr. Eric Jackman.  


Learn about our InspirED winners:

Leaders and Legends Awards

CLOSED: Nominate OISE alumni for the 2019 Leaders and Legends Awards! 

The Leaders and Legends Awards are back! Recognize the many outstanding contributions of alumni here and around the world with six unique awards. Complete a nomination package:


Congratulations Winners!

The Leaders and Legends Awards honoured six exemplary alumni for their leadership and contributions in local and global communities. Learn about the 2019 recipients.

2019 Award Recipients

The 2019 Leaders and Legends Awards ceremony was held on Thursday, May 30 in the Nexus Lounge at OISE Alumni & Friends Reunion.

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The Leaders and Legends Awards acknowledge and celebrate the work, impact and excellence of OISE alumni in Canada and around the world. 

The awards feature six categories:

  • Excellence
  • Emerging Leader
  • Innovation
  • Distinguished Service
  • Mentor of the Year
  • Global Service (NEW)

The OISE Leaders and Legends Awards Committee will review and evaluate all nominations and announce winners by May. This year's winners will be honoured in person and virtually at OISE Alumni Association’s reunion on May 30, 2019.


Natural Curiosity Awards

Edward Burtynsky Award For Teaching Excellence in Environmental Education

The Edward Burtynsky Award at OISE's Natural Curiosity and the Dr. Eric Jackman Insititute of Child Study honours in-service elementary school teachers and early childhood educators for their excellence in environmental inquiry across Canada. Apply today.

Dr. David Suzuki Fellowship Award

Each year, OISE's Natural Curiosity and the Dr. Eric Jackman Insititute of Child Study honour two promising teacher candidates graduating from an accredited Ontario faculty of education program. The David Suzuki Fellowship recognizes excellence in pre-service environmental education of elementary school children. Apply today.


U of T Alumni Awards

Every year, extraordinary members of the University of Toronto community go above and beyond. They mentor students, launch new programs, bring in teaching innovations, grow our community. U of T honours inspiring people every year with these prestigious alumni awards.

U of T alumni annual awards:

Did you know? We created the OISE Alumni Association Fellowship to recognize and support doctoral students who volunteer with our alumni.