Ray Smith Award (sponsored by the Toronto Sun)

About the award For the graduating student in the newspaper stream with the highest grade point average. Ray Smith covered everything from Lucille Ball to massacres, working for publications from the National Enquirer to the Toronto Telegram. After five years with the Enquirer (which generated a lifetime’s worth of stories), he returned to Canada via the Calgary Sun before moving east…

Myron J. Johnson Prize for Accuracy

About the award For the student achieving the highest standing in Information and Visual Resources for Journalists. Sponsored by Dean Tudor, Professor Emeritus, and his wife Ann, this prize honours Ann’s father, who was publisher of the Delphi Citizen of Indiana. This weekly newspaper served a small U.S. Midwest town for more than 100 years. The award…

Myer Sharzer Memorial Award

About the award For the most promising third-year newspaper reporter. Myer Sharzer was executive director of the Canadian Jewish Congress. Previously he was city editor of the Winnipeg Tribune, and a journalist for the Winnipeg Sun and several other newspapers in Western Canada. 2016 Myer Sharzer Memorial Award 2016 Myer Sharzer Memorial Award Adir Frafman with 2016…

Mark Bastien Memorial Award

About the award For the graduating student deemed to have written the best published magazine story. Mark Bastien graduated from the School of Journalism in 1987. On his death, his friends and former classmates established this award in his honour. 2017 Mark Bastien Memorial Award 2017 Mark Bastien Memorial Award Winner Erica Ngao with RSJ professor…

Loretta H. Yaskiel Scholarship

About the award To a full-time undergraduate student in good standing who has demonstrated excellence in court reporting or writing on legal or justice issues. Estimated at $1,000. After graduating from journalism, Loretta Yaskiel went on to study and practise law. In 2008, she returned to establish a scholarship in each of the bachelor and…

Linda Shutt Memorial Scholarship

About the award For a third-year newspaper student demonstrating maturity, initiative and determination in reporting. Linda Shutt was a Ryerson graduate who, during her time here, became a reporter with a mission “to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but.” With tenacity and no-nonsense grit she became an award-winning rising star. Her drive, determination…

Len Coates Memorial Award

About the award Estimated at about $4,000 To provide financial assistance and to recognize the academic achievement of a student in the School of Journalism, in memory of Len Coates and his extraordinary contribution to the field of journalism. One award will be offered to a student entering each of the second, third and fourth…

Lauder Internship Award

About the award Established out of the generosity of Scott Lauder, who taught English literature to Ryerson journalism students for more than three decades. The award helps cover expenses associated with an out-of-town internship course placement and is given to a student who might not otherwise be able to finance such a placement. Estimated at…

Juanita Millesse Memorial Award

About the award To the student demonstrating academic proficiency and with proven financial need. Financial need is a significant criterion. Those whose personal circumstances have affected their academic performance are encouraged to apply. Estimated at $275. Juanita Millesse was a 19-year-old journalism student who died in a motorcycle accident in 1986, at the end of…

John A. Honderich Gold Medal in Journalism

About the award To the outstanding student in the graduating class. The Gold Medal was established in honour of the work of John A. Honderich, journalist and editor, and publisher of the Toronto Star from 1994-2004. John studied at the University of Toronto and London School of Economics, and began his newspaper career in 1973 as an…