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 in 2013, but will always be remembered for his leadership in the journalism community, both on campus and abroad.
2017 Bryan Cantley Memorial Award
2017 Bryan Cantley Memorial Award

Presenter Louis Payette with winner Kayla Gladysz.

Presenter Louis Payette with winner Kayla Gladysz.

Bryan Cantley Memorial Award
Bryan Cantley Memorial Award

Past RJAA president with 2016 winner Madonna Dennis.

Past RJAA president with 2016 winner Madonna Dennis.

2015 Bryan Cantley Memorial Award
2015 Bryan Cantley Memorial Award

2015 winner Kayla Kuefler with donor Amanda Cupido, President, Ryerson Journalism Alumni Association.

2015 winner Kayla Kuefler with donor Amanda Cupido, President, Ryerson Journalism Alumni Association.

Past Winners

2017    Kayla Gladysz

2016    Madonna Denis

2015    Jasmin Husain

2015    Kayla Kuefler

2014    Jasmin Husain

2013    Avital Borisovsky 

2012    Nicole Siena

2011    Matthew Demers

2011    Kelsey Wingerak

2010    Amanda Cupido

2009     Seema Persaud