About the award

For the graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, academic excellence, passion and dedication to the craft of magazine journalism, and is respected by his or her peers.

The family, friends and colleagues of David Tafler created a scholarship in recognition of the outstanding contribution he made to Canadian journalism. Tafler had a long-running syndicated business spot on Canadian radio stations, wrote a number of books on personal finance, and started the website and magazine of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons. He served on various publications during his long career, including the Montreal Gazette and the Financial Times. At the time of his death he was editor and publisher of 50 Plus.

2017 David Tafler Scholarship for Excellence in Magazine Journalism
2017 David Tafler Scholarship for Excellence in Magazine Journalism

Winner Farnia Fekri with RSJ professor Lisa Taylor.

Winner Farnia Fekri with RSJ professor Lisa Taylor.

2016 David Tafler Scholarship for Excellence in Magazine Journalism
2016 David Tafler Scholarship for Excellence in Magazine Journalism

Jason Tafler with 2016 award winner Viviane Fairbank.

Jason Tafler with 2016 award winner Viviane Fairbank.

Past Winners

2017    Farnia Fekri

2016    Viviane Fairbank

2015    Erica Lenti

2014    Megan Jones

2013    Rhiannon Russell

2012    Sara Harowitz

2012    Haley Cullingham

2012    Martha Beach

2011    Raylene Knutson

2010    Seema Persaud

2010    Adriana Rolston

2010    Melissa Wilson

2009     Chantal Braganza

2009     Heather Li

2009     Jacqueline Nelson