Bryden Alumni Awards

Bryden: 2020 nomination submissions due Feb. 28

The Bryden Alumni Awards, One of York University’s Premier Events

Each November, we hold a gala to celebrate The Bryden Alumni Awards, which are presented to alumni who have made remarkable contributions to their fields, their communities and to York. These honours are inspired by Bruce Bryden’s exceptional history, and each year’s recipients reflect the highest levels of service and impact. Award recipients can be nominated by anyone in the community.

Bryden Alumni Awards Categories and Nominations

Bryden Awards recipients are changing the world for the better – going above and beyond to help improve others’ lives.

Know someone you'd like to nominate for a Bryden Alumni Award? Now accepting nominations for the 2020 Bryden Alumni Awards. Submissions due February 28, 2020.

Please contact Nicole Light, Senior Alumni Engagement Officer, at nlight@yorku.ca or call 416-650-8159 or 1-866-876-2228.

AWARD
DESCRIPTION
Outstanding Contribution A graduate who has made significant contribution to the advancement of York and its students through exceptional service, commitment and/or philanthropic contributions. This award can be given to recognize someone who has been engaged at York for many years but also to an alum who has made a major impact in a short period of time.
Outstanding Achievement A graduate who has achieved distinction in their field and whose integrity and ability inspire alumni, faculty, staff and students. This award is intended to recognize significant achievement and should focus on mid to late-career success.
Tentanda Via A graduate who has demonstrated innovative, unconventional and daring leadership and success, reflecting the University’s motto – “The Way Must Be Tried”. This award can be given to recognize success at any point in the winner’s career, and would normally focus on mid to late-career achievements.
One to Watch A graduate who has made significant impact in their field and/or community within 15 years of a bachelor’s degree or 10 years of a professional/graduate degree.

 

Remembering Bruce Bryden, an Outstanding York Leader

Bruce Bryden was an exceptionally committed and influential leader at York University for many years. He was a member of our first undergraduate class, was the founding president of the York University Alumni Association (now the York University Alumni Board/YUAB) and was a member of the York University Board of Governors.

The Bryden Alumni Awards recognize and honour his vision, exemplary leadership and extraordinary achievements.

A photo of Bruce Bryden above the Bryden Gala logo
Apr
18
Sat
CANCELLED - 44th ACU Annual Dinner @ Namaste
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Please join us at Namaste to celebrate the 44th ACU Annual Dinner.  Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020 Time: 7-9:30 pm Location: 1504 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 Cost: individual basis Dress: business casual attire Closest metro is King Street on the blue line. Take the trolley from King Street Metro which is free OR parking garages are close by and the parking is a flat fee of $5. Due to restaurant’s limited space of 25 guests, early registration is preferred. Please call 571-970-0615 to register. PLEASE NOTE: Event to start at 7:15pm (appetizers) followed by dinner at 7:30pm.
Apr
23
Thu
CANCELLED - York U Scholars' Hub Speaker Series at MindShare WorkSpace Mississauga @ MindShare WorkSpace
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Do you enjoy hearing about the latest thought-provoking research? The Scholars’ Hub speaker series features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York’s best minds. We invite students, alumni and all members of the community to join us.

How to tame a dragon: Insights from four years in Dragons' Den
Andrew Maxwell PhD. MBA .PEng (Bergeron Chair in Technology Entrepreneurship)
Why do some entrepreneurs succeed while others fail? Dr. Maxwell will share his insights based on his award-winning research, much of it from his experience working on the first four seasons of CBC’s Dragons' Den. He will discuss how investment decisions are actually made, the relative importance of the idea versus the entrepreneur, and share insights into the critical role of trust. The session will be of interest to innovators and entrepreneurs, and those working with them.

Apr
30
Thu
CANCELLED - York U Scholars' Hub Speaker Series at Aurora Public Library @ Aurora Public Library
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Do you enjoy hearing about the latest thought-provoking research? The Scholars’ Hub speaker series features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York’s best minds. The Scholars’ Hub events are done in partnership with Vaughan Public Libraries, Markham Public Library, and Aurora Public Library. We invite students, alumni and all members of the community to join us.

Freedom in our democracy: should we take it for granted?
Dr. Robert Latham (Associate Professor, Political Science, and Director of the York Center for International and Security Studies)
Are we at risk of losing the right to free speech through public neglect and the growing power of government and corporate interests? Where are the sources today of truly critical free speech Explore the possibilities and limits for progressive political action in the face of escalating national security programs, immigrant rights rallies, student protests and global financial crisis. Join Professor Robert Latham for an engaging conversation on free speech in our democracy

May
21
Thu
ACU Happy Hour at McCormick & Schmick's @ McCormick & Schmick's
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

All Canada University (ACU) invites you to join your fellow Canadians for happy hour - an afternoon of relaxation, fun and meeting other alumni at McCormick & Schmick's.

Dress casual attire required.

Closest metro is Farraught North on the red line. Take the K Street exit and at the top of the escalator turn left (restaurant is about one block on the right hand side of K Street).

Please call 202-861-2233 to register.

May
28
Thu
York U Scholars' Hub Speaker Series at Markham Public Library @ Markham Public Library
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Do you enjoy hearing about the latest thought-provoking research? The Scholars’ Hub speaker series features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York’s best minds. The Scholars’ Hub events are done in partnership with Vaughan Public Libraries, Markham Public Library, and Aurora Public Library. We invite students, alumni and all members of the community to join us.

Can we run away from cancer? The roles of diet and exercise
Dr. Michael Connor (Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology & Health Science, Muscle Health Research Centre)
Obesity rates are rising everywhere in the world, with the number of Canadians classified as overweight or obese approaching 60%. Obesity is a readily modifiable risk factor for many diseases, including cancer. We have known about this relationship for more than 50 years, but are only beginning to unravel why this association exists. Obesity develops from an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and the consumption of a poor “quality” calorie-rich diet. This will shed some light on how fat promotes cancer development and remains a hurdle to successful cancer interventions and how diet and exercise represents an avenue of improvement for cancer patients.

Dec
12
Sat
ACU Holiday Party at Cuba Libre @ Cuba Libre
Dec 12 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Please join us for All Canada University (ACU) holiday luncheon at Cuba Libre Restaurant.

Closest Metro is Gallery Place (red line). Take the 9th Street exit. Walk up two blocks on H Street.

Cost: $37 per person, children welcome. Cost includes tax/gratuity/one glass of Agua Fresca.

Please RSVP by Dec. 9, 2020.

Please mail check payable to: All Canada Association
c/o Deepak Malhotra, 20326 Swallow Point Road, Montgomery Village, MD 20886
For further information, please contact Deepak Malhotra at:
Mobile: 301-467-6793 | Email: dmalhotra9059@yahoo.com