Saluting Extraordinary Alumnae

Each year The Study celebrates its successful alumnae with awards and recognition. The prestigious Judy Elder Alumna Award, in honour of Judy Elder ’71, is bestowed annually to a distinguished alumna, the Young Alumna Distinction Award, created in our centennial year, is presented every five years to an alumna under the age of 40, and many alumnae from a variety of backgrounds and professions are profiled in our Trillium magazine to celebrate, inspire and motivate others.


In 2003, The Study created a special award in honour of Judy Elder (Class of ‘71), presented on an annual basis to a Study alumna who has distinguished herself in her chosen field of endeavour and who embodies the values that Judy embraced: heart-based leadership, ambition to excel in a chosen field, courage to break new ground and commitment to teach and inspire through mentorship.

Judy Elder Alumna Award

In her last year at The Study, in addition to the drama club, she was a house head of Mu Gamma, Editor-in-Chief of the yearbook, worked on the library committee and played on the basketball team.

Read Judy's Biography about Judy Elder Alumna Award



This award, established for our Centennial year, recognizes a young alumna before her 40th birthday, for her outstanding achievements in academia, business and/or for her contributions to the betterment of society.

A young alumna will be recognized with this award every five years. The next recipient will be honoured in 2025.