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University of Toronto Student Engagement in the Arts Awards

The University of Toronto Student Engagement in the Arts Awards (SEAA) recognize undergraduate and graduate student work outside the classroom in arts related activities. Previous recipients of the awards have been recognized for dance, theatre, curation, visual arts and arts administration activities. Students from all campuses are eligible for these awards.

SEAA Nominations

The Office of the Vice-Provost, Students is currently accepting nominations for The University of Toronto Student Engagement in the Arts Awards

Nominations close on February 15, 2018 @ 5 p.m. Please check back in fall 2018 for information on the 2018-19 award program.

2018 Selection Committee Members

  • Sandy Welsh, Vice-Provost, Students (Chair)
  • Donald Ainslie, Principal, University College
  • Barbara Fischer, Executive Director & Chief Cutator, U of T Art Museum
  • Michael Lettieri, Vice-Dean, Academic Experience, UTM
  • Don McLean, Dean, Faculty of Music
  • John Monahan, Warden, Hart House
  • Lynn Tucker, Acting Chair, Department of Arts, Culture, Media, UTSC

Award Criteria

  • Tri-campus;
  • Open to any currently registered U of T student in any year and in any program
  • Cumulative GPA of B- or 2.7;
  • Work completed for an academic program/course is not eligible;
  • For unpaid (volunteer) contributions at the University through any artistic discipline 

Application/Nomination Process

  • 1 Student Application Form + 1 Letter of Support

  • The Application Form (completed by the student) includes:
    • a written statement - approx. 500 words;
    • affirmation of cumulative GPA (including ROSI Print-out/ Transcript upload);
    • resume - including volunteer & extra/co-curricular listing;
    • citation text (short description of contributions and involvement for award announcements);
    • a personal information release for the purposes of announcing the awards;
    • and, the name & email of the confirmed nominator, as well as the name & email of one additional individual (student, staff or faculty) who has agreed to supports the nomination.

    The Letter of Support (maximum one page) must be written by a U of T faculty or staff member familiar with the student’s work. The letter will be submitted, by the nominator, separately from the Application Form ( a link will be sent to the nominator to upload the letter when the student completes the nomination form ).


  • Additional support material, such as curriculum vitae, website URL, brochures and/or programs may be uploaded as part of this application form.
    Note : the maximum file upload size is 1 MB per file. If your file exceeds this limit please submit it via email or hard copy using the contact information below.

  • Selection Process

  • Decisions are made by a tri-campus representative jury; awards will be presented at an event in March 2018 (details tbd).


Questions should be directed to or Cheryl Gibbs at (416) 946-8522.

Completed nominations must be received by February 15, 2018 by 5 p.m. via the online application form.

The 2018 University of Toronto Student Engagement in the Arts Awards are generously supported through the Pillar Sponsorship Program by: