Congratulations to Trinity Student Sarah Harrison

Posted Apr 13, 2017 1:22 pm

Trinity's Sarah Harrison is among recipients of the 2017 U of T Awards of Excellence!

Photo: Sarah Harrison

Sarah Harrison: UTAA Scholar

Sarah Harrison’s curriculum vitae is, quite simply, extraordinary. A fourth-year student in the International Relations Program, Harrison has maintained an extremely high grade-point average, she is involved in an enormous range of extracurricular activities and she has demonstrated progressively increasing engagement and leadership at Trinity College.

Throughout her time as a student, Harrison has undertaken countless challenges at the University. During the 2015-16 academic year, she served as Co-Head of College, a volunteer position that comes with the great responsibility of representing the student body by sitting on various Trinity College committees, including the Trinity College Board of Trustees and the Alumni Executive Committee. She is a co-founder of Trinity College Women in Leadership, a mentorship program for women at Trinity College, offering opportunities to connect with members of the alumnae community. She also served as the Trinity College representative on the University of Toronto Students’ Union Board of Directors, which organizes and oversees all formal University of Toronto student programming.

Harrison has also carved out time to be an active member of the G7 Research Group, president of the Hart House Debates Committee and co-president of the International Relations Society. As well, she is the editor-in-chief of The Attaché Journal of International Affairs, the campus international relations journal, working with a team of editors to publish the best student-written essays on global affairs.

Harrison’s professors are tremendously impressed by her accomplishments, her leadership skills, her dedication to improving the experience of her classmates in every possible way and her personal character. She is the recipient of many awards and scholarships, including the John Harvey Whiteside Scholarship and the St. Hilda’s College Board of Trustees Leadership Award, awarded to female students who have made significant contributions to the community through service and leadership.

One of the most prestigious award programs at the University of Toronto, the Awards of Excellence celebrate members of the U of T community who, through their individual efforts and accomplishments, have contributed to the University’s vision of becoming a leader among the world’s best public teaching and research universities. Those honoured through the program have stepped up to the challenge of making rich and meaningful contributions to the University, the community, and to the world.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 27.

[photo: International Relations Society]