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The Chancellor William C. Graham Awards

Chancellor William C. Graham Awards Recognize Positive Change-Makers from the Trinity College Community

2019 Chancellor Awards Recipients

Chancellor Graham with the 10 members of the Trinity community who received the inaugural 2019 Chancellor William C. Graham Awards.


Do you know a member of the Trinity College community who leads by positive example or inspires others? Nominate them for the 2020 Chancellor William C. Graham Awards.

“Chancellor Bill Graham exemplifies the enduring values of our founder, Bishop Strachan. In everything he does, he makes the Trinity community better. He is extraordinarily generous in every way and a true inspiration to all of us at Trinity and beyond,” Provost Mayo Moran said. “The Chancellor William C. Graham Awards honour his immeasurable contributions and legacy by recognizing Trinity students, staff, faculty and alumni who help make the College a more welcoming and positive place.”

Since 2007, The Hon. Bill Graham has been serving as Trinity’s 12th Chancellor, the highest-ranking volunteer officer of the College. “I am truly honoured and humbled that the College has named this award in my name,” Chancellor Graham said. “I encourage all members of our community to support the College in whatever way you can to make Trinity and the broader community a more inspiring, civil and caring place.”

In its second year, The Chancellor William C. Graham Awards are given annually to individuals in the four categories: current students; administrative and service staff; academic staff; and alumni.

Nominations for the 2020 Chancellor William C. Graham Awards are now open and will close on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm (ET).

Details of the award and nomination process are below. If you have any questions, and to submit a completed nomination form (available below), please email provost@trinity.utoronto.ca.

View the recipients of the 2019 Chancellor William C. Graham Awards.


The Chancellor William C. Graham Awards

The Chancellor William C. Graham Awards recognize individuals who have made a significant impact on the Trinity Community. Awards are given annually in each of the following categories:

  1. Current Students
  2. Administrative and Service Staff
  3. Academic Staff, Faculty, Librarians, Fellows, Associates and Teaching Staff
  4. Alumni

Recipients will be selected based on a demonstrated commitment to improving the spirit of caring and fostering a positive environment in the Trinity community. Examples of areas where contributions might be made: volunteer activities, mentorship, student life, student organizations, student services, staff services, innovative teaching or program development, athletics. Recipients will be dedicated members of the community who have made a positive difference through their commitment, generosity, initiative, creativity or skill. These awards are intended to recognize community contributions that go beyond the responsibilities and expectations of the individual’s role.

Nomination Process:

  1. Individuals may be nominated by anyone in the Trinity College community.
  2. The nomination may be made for recent contributions (beginning September 2019) or based on service over a longer term.
  3. The nominator must download and complete the 2020 Chancellor William C. Graham Awards Nomination Form (fillable PDF – 185 KB), including a statement detailing the nominee’s suitability for this award.
  4. The nominator must submit the nomination form by email to provost@trinity.utoronto.ca by Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm (ET).