Deborah Hobson York Citizenship Award

Established in honour of former Vice-President Enrollment and Student Services Deborah Hobson, the Deborah Hobson York Citizenship Award is awarded to an individual who emulates Vice-President Hobson’s energetic commitment to York students and boundless enthusiasm for the York community.  Nominees for this award embody the York spirit, and use their creativity and imagination in support of the student community at York.

The award consists of a $500 purse, generously funded by the Division of the Vice-President and a framed paper sculpture engraved with the winner’s name.  The winner’s name will also be engraved on an annual plaque, displayed in the winner’s home department for one year.

Nomination Package Checklist

Please feel free to download this checklist to help you compile the nomination file and to ensure you have met all of the requirements before completing the online nomination form. NOTE: This checklist does not need to be uploaded on the nomination form, and is for your reference only.


    Does your nominee:

  • Constantly and continuously demonstrate a high-level of service to students either directly, or through support to others with responsibility to student service areas?
  • Demonstrate the York spirit in terms of imagination, creativity, innovation and redefining the possible in service to York’s student community?
  • Have recognition on campus as a strong team leader and facilitator for others?

If yes, then the Deborah Hobson York Citizenship Award is the award you’re looking for!

Stay tuned for next year’s nomination process!