Toronto Sun Award

About the award For the best sports reporter in the graduating year. In its 36-year history, the Toronto Sun has picked up many National Newspaper Awards for its sports reporting and sports photography. It remains one of the most popular sports sources for fans. 2016 Toronto Sun Award 2016 Toronto Sun Award 2016 winner Josh Beneteau with…

Toronto Star Award (Graduating Student)

About the award For the graduating student deemed the best print journalist. Today the Toronto Star publishes seven days a week in print and online and boasts the largest readership of a Canadian daily. The staff includes many Ryerson graduates. 2015 Toronto Star Award 2015 Toronto Star Award 2015 winner Nicole Thompson with donor John Cruickshank, publisher, Toronto…

Toronto Star Award

About the award For the student deemed to have produced the best investigative piece in their third-year of study. The Evening Star was created almost overnight in November 1892 by 21 printers and four teenage apprentices who were locked out during a labour dispute at the afternoon News. That first four-page sheet would eventually grow into what…

Toronto Hong Kong Lions Club Entrance Scholarship

About the award Estimated at $1,500. This award recognizes academic proficiency and financial need in students entering the four-year BJ program. Since receiving its charter in 1986, the Toronto Hong Kong Lions Club has supported the local community through funding for healthcare, scholarships and partnerships with the United Way. This scholarship for an incoming journalism…

Thomson Reuters Award

About the award For the most promising newspaper journalist in the first year of study. Thomson Reuters has news bureaus around the world, including six in Canada. Roy Thomson acquired his first newspaper, the Timmins Press in Ontario, in 1934, before building up a newspaper empire, while Julius Reuter produced his first newssheet in 1849. Today, Thomson…

The Weather Network Scholarship

About the award Estimated at $2,500. To a third- or fourth-year Journalism or Radio and Television Arts student with an interest in a television career, and who is a member of an Aboriginal or visible minority community, or with a disability. In 2001, the Weather Network approached Ryerson with the desire to establish a scholarship…

The Vincent J. Devitt Emergency Fund

About the award The Vincent J. Devitt Emergency Fund will help deserving undergraduate and gradute students in the School of Journalism at Ryerson University. The funds will provide emergency funding in variable amounts with an annual cap of $700. To be considered for this funding, students who require emergency financial assistance must make an appointment with…

Ross and Don McLean Memorial Award

About the award The Ross and Don McLean Memorial Award is named in honour of two brothers who greatly affected the television production industry. This award recognizes the group of graduating students who prepared the most outstanding documentary. Don McLean originally established this award in honour of his brother, Ross McLean, a pioneer of Canadian…

Rolf Lockwood Scholarship

About the award Estimated at $1,000. The Rolf Lockwood NewCom Scholarship was created to honour the career of NewCom Business Media writer and publisher Rolf Lockwood. For the best example of a magazine article focusing on business journalism. Rolf Lockwood is editorial director and publisher of Today’s Trucking, and a winner of the CBP Harvey Southam Editorial…