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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/Applications

The Office of the Vice-Provost, Students is currently accepting nominations for The 2019 University of Toronto Student Engagement in the Arts Awards.

The deadline to submit an application is February 1, 2019 @ 5 pm.

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
    Note :Please be sure to indicate in your application which aspects of your arts involvement are course related and which are volunteer/co-curricular;
  • For unpaid (volunteer - not course related) 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 images of work, 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 (selection committee); awards will be presented at an event on March 19, 2019 (details tbc).

2019 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


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

Completed nominations must be received by February 1, 2019 by 5 p.m.

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