For the past few years, the RecogNEWtion Awards have been an opportunity to celebrate and recognize exemplary leaders in our New College community.  Students who get involved in university life above and beyond their time in the classroom, make a meaningful difference to our community. Organized by the Office of Residence and Student Life, these awards highlight the amazing efforts made by campus clubs, the residence community, and student leaders.


Community lies at the heart of New College.  This past year has been a time of rapid change and evolution. Everyone’s lives have been impacted in some way by the global pandemic. While this has brought about confusion, frustration, and uncertainty, our community has remained united.  And because of that, now more than ever, we should celebrate all those who contribute to making New College great. In trying times, we need to take the time to recognize each other – our work, our accomplishments, our leadership, our efforts.


Unfortunately, we are unable to be together in person to celebrate our annual RecogNEWtion Awards Night.  But we want to ensure that we are still recognizing our award recipients for all they have accomplished.


Please see below for a list of all of this year’s award winners.  The students and organizations listed have exemplified the true excellence we know to be present in our New College community. Please join us in offering all these exceptional students our profound congratulations.   Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting some of the award winners with photos and testimonials on our @lifeatnew social channels.   We’ll start off with our Dean of Students’ Community Impact Honours Award, which this year went to Rebekah Robinson!


Don’t forget to follow ORSL on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (@lifeatnew)  for more award winners!


Congrats to all of this year’s award winners!

Dean of Students’ Community Impact Honours 
Rebekah Robinson  
Values Honour Awards 
Collaboration – Sophia Alcasabas 
Equity Grounded – Angelica (AJ) Vidal, Laura Gallo 
Innovation – Shaenne (Shaii) Andal 
Personal Growth – John Wood 
Student Centred – New College Writing Room Assistants (Jenn Boulay, Irene Chang, and Musa Mahatab) 
Residence Life Awards 
Yves Roberge Community Builder (Staff) – Daphne Zhuang 
Yves Roberge Community Builder (Student) – Catherine Economopoulos 
 Council of Excellence Cup – Kwant House, Elmsley House 
Student Life Awards 
Community Builder in Student Life – Emily Yu 
Outstanding Club Executive – David Allens (CARSSU) 
Outstanding New Member – Ian Kunka 
Outstanding Student Organization – Filipino Students’ Association of Toronto (FSAT), University of Toronto Vietnamese Students’ Association (UTVSA) 
Commuter House Cup – Oak House 

Recognition of Leadership 

First Year Learning Communities (FLC) 
New College Dons 
New College Orientation Team 
New College Residence Council 
New College Student Council 
Residence Academic Programmers 
Senior Peer Leaders 
SPROUT Mentorship Program