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 producers, actors and writers she promoted and the many journalists to whom she provided access, photographs and other support they needed to do their jobs. On her death in 2005, her family, friends and CTV colleagues created this endowed award to commemorate her personal and professional contribution to awareness and appreciation of Canadian culture.
To be eligible for this award, a student must:
- be a full-time student in clear academic standing and enrolled in the final two years of the four-year BJ program;
- be self-nominated or be nominated by faculty or a member of the community;
- submit written work on cultural journalism or critical writing as demonstrated in course work, published writing and/or broadcast material.