CFE students recipients of 2008 Cressy Student Leadership Awards

Friday, September 5, 2008 2:44:00 PM

Students News


Senning Luk (centre) receives Cressy Award from Gordon Cressy (left) and President David Naylor (right)
Photo: Senning Luk (centre) receives Cressy Award from Gordon Cressy (left) and President David Naylor (right) (Photo courtesy of http://alumni.utoronto.ca.)

The following three Centre for Environment undergraduate alumni were among 131 recipients of the 2008 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards.  Recipients were honoured at a April 2008 ceremony and reception with Professor David Naylor, President of the University of Toronto, Paul Cadario, President of the U of T Alumni Association and Gordon Cressy, the awards' namesake and former Vice-President of Development and University Relations. These awards recognize students for outstanding extra-curricular contributions to their college, faculty, school or department, or to the university as a whole.

Senning Luk is a June 2008 Hons. B.A. alumnus majoring in Environmental Policy and Practice and Urban Studies. He was President of the U of T Environmental Resource Network (UTERN), leading discussions on the creation of new ecological projects and also served as the Webmaster for the UTERN funded Green Perspective magazine. Responding to the need for an environmentally sustainable, organic and vegan eatery on campus, he co-founded Hot Yam!, located in the International Students' Centre.

Nora Saks is a June 2008 Hons. B.A. alumna majoring in Environment and Society with minors in Environment and Science and Anthropology.  She co-founded Hot Yam!, was active in the Food For All Community Garden, which shows U of T students how to grow healthy food in the city, and was on the UTERN Board and wrote for Green Perspective magazine.

Emily Van Halem
a June 2008 Hons. B.A. alumna majoring in Environmental Policy and Practice and International Development Studies.  She coordinated "The Real Dirt on Food," a food sustainability conference held on campus in March, 2007. She also volunteered with the U of T chapter of Engineers Without Borders where she planned events, fund raised and engaged her fellow students in leadership roles. Emily also led a student initiative called "Street Beat: A Car-Free Celebration" to promote environmental awareness and community.

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