The 2024 Pinnacle Awards Recognized the incredible contributions of the University’s Staff, Librarians, and Faculty Members

Table setting with flowers and plates at the Pinnacle Awards Luncheon and Presentation.

The fourth annual Pinnacle Awards Luncheon and Presentation was held on June 10, 2024, at the Faculty Club to celebrate the contributions of the recipients of three distinct awards: the Chancellor’s Leadership Award, the President’s Excellence Award, and the Ludwik & Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize. Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, People, Strategy, Equity & Culture, hosted the luncheon with Rose M. Patten, Chancellor of the University of Toronto, attending as a special guest to celebrate this year’s recipients. These awards aim to highlight the significant role of these individuals in supporting the University’s mission to foster an academic community where every member’s learning and scholarship can flourish across the tri-campus. 

In her welcoming remarks, Hannah-Moffat stated, “Our distinguished recipients of the Chancellor’s Leadership and President’s Excellence Awards and the Ludwik & Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize have made significant and lasting contributions by advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University through scholarly work or other activities; enhancing the University experience for our community; and demonstrating outstanding leadership.” 

Kelly Hannah-Moffat speaking on the podium at the Pinnacle Awards Luncheon and Presentation.

Following the lunch service, Chancellor Patten congratulated the honourees. “The individuals we are honouring today are all leaders in their professions. They have made an impact for the better, in the lives of our colleagues and students, as well as in the communities and society around us. They stand out for their individual accomplishments, as well as their concern for others and dedication to our collective success. And they represent the incredible breadth and depth of excellence found in our community.” 

After the remarks, award recipients were presented with framed certificates on behalf of the University of Toronto and the University of Toronto Alumni Association. 

Congratulations to all the recipients of the Pinnacle Awards. Your leadership at the University and drive for excellence make U of T a better place for students, faculty members, librarians, and staff.  

Browse the gallery of photos from the event. 

Learn more about the 2024 Pinnacle Award recipients.