Del Bell Memorial Award

Del Bell Memorial Award

About the award For overall academic proficiency, with a demonstrated flair for news and feature writing and demonstrated financial need. The award does not necessarily go to the student with the top academic standing. For this award, writing and financial need are more important than academic standing alone. Estimated at $800. Del Bell should have…

Chinese Canadian Community Scholarship

About the award For high academic standing throughout the program. Galvanized by poor reporting, the Chinese Canadian National Council was set up in 1979 to promote human rights and equality within the Chinese community and other visible-minority communities, and to promote good journalism and goodwill between media and minority groups. 2017 Chinese Canadian Community Scholarship…

Catherine Keachie Magazine Journalism Scholarship

About the award For overall excellence in magazine skills, including demonstrated commitment to the crafts of editing and writing. This scholarship was created by Catherine Keachie’s collegues in recognition of her contribution to fostering a strong and vibrant magazine industry. She was a tireless advocate for Canadian magazines, and was at the centre of the struggle…

Caren King Scholarship

About the award For the group of students who present a superior magazine prospectus, demonstrating talent and skill in the business aspects of magazine journalism. This award honours famed magazine publisher Caren King. Known for her circulation know-how and deft touch with magazine launches, King was a giant in the Canadian magazine industry. She began her career…

CNW Group Award

About the award For the graduating student showing the greatest interest and advancement in news reporting and writing. Established in 1960, CNW Group provides news and information from public companies, associations, unions, not-for-profits, municipal, provincial and federal governments coast to coast and around the world. The Group operates bureaus in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and…

CBC News Network Award

About the award For the student exhibiting the highest level of excellence in broadcast journalism based on the first year of study in the MJ program. With its “exhilarating” launch in1989, CBC NewsWorld gave Canadians their first dedicated 24-hour news channel. The founding head of NewsWorld, responsible for the development and operation of the network,…

Bryan Cantley Memorial Award

About the award The Ryerson Journalism Alumni Association award has been renamed as a tribute to Bryan Cantley (Journalism 1969). He was one of the founders of the RJAA in 1989 and remained involved for more than 20 years. Thanks to Cantley, the RJAA is one of the school’s longest-running alumni groups. Cantley passed away…

Betty Michalyshyn Memorial Scholarship

About the award For outstanding academic achievement in cultural journalism or critical writing on the arts, as demonstrated in course work, published writing and/or broadcast material. Estimated at $1,000. Betty Michalyshyn spent most of her professional life as a publicist, convincing journalists to cover Canadian film, television and the arts. She was loved by the…

Ben Grant and Paul Heming Copy Editing Award (sponsored by the Toronto Sun)

About the award For the student considered to have been the Ryersonian’s best headline writer and copy editor. Copy editors Ben Grant and Paul Heming were part of the Toronto Sun family until their deaths in 1993 and 1992 respectively. Between them they worked at the Guelph Mercury, Windsor Star, Toronto Telegram, Guardian and the Globe and Mail before finding their final…