About the award

For the graduating student who has made the most significant contribution to The Ryersonian.

Dick Lunn was a chair and faculty member at the School of Journalism. He served as a navigator with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War and, after university, spent several years working as a reporter and editor at the Whig-Standard, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. He taught English to high-school students before joining what was then Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in 1964. It was under his direction that the School of Journalism began offering degrees in 1973. He died six months after taking early retirement in 1987.

2017 Dick Lunn Memorial Award
2017 Dick Lunn Memorial Award

Winner Jennifer Ferreira with RSJ professor Lisa Taylor.

Winner Jennifer Ferreira with RSJ professor Lisa Taylor.

2016 Dick Lunn Memorial Award
2016 Dick Lunn Memorial Award

2016 winner Maham Shakeel with Awards committee member Anne McNeilly.

2016 winner Maham Shakeel with Awards committee member Anne McNeilly.

2015 Dick Lunn Memorial Award
2015 Dick Lunn Memorial Award

2015 winner Ramna Shahzad with Awards committee member Adrian Ma.

2015 winner Ramna Shahzad with Awards committee member Adrian Ma.

Past Winners

2018    Lisa Cumming

2017    Jennifer Ferreira

2016    Maham Shakeel

2015    Ramna Shahzad

2014    Peter Lozinski

2013    Diana Duong

2012    Lakshine Sathiyanathan

2011    Maria Angela Torres

2010    Vanessa Santilli

2009     Danielle Wong