About the award

For overall academic excellence in second year and demonstrated financial need. The winner does not necessarily have to be the top student academically.

Paul Rimstead was a “Day Oner,” part of the Toronto Sun from its launch in 1971.  He was best known for his columns, full of characters like Flashbulb Freddy and Miss Hinky (actually his wife Myrna).  Before joining the Sun he had been a Canadian Magazine sports writer and a columnist for the Toronto Telegram. Rimstead was 52, living in Florida and writing two Sun columns a week, when he died on May 26, 1987.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be enrolled in the third year of the four-year program at the time of application;
  • Students should submit a cover letter detailing activities in which they have been involved on and off campus. This letter should include the student’s name, student number, CGPA, year of study and the name of the award they are applying for;
  • Students should submit what they consider to be their best written piece of work from second year;
  • A financial statement is required. It is important to provide as much detail as possible on your financial need. The information will be seen only by faculty reviewing the applications and, in some cases, by those who sponsor the award;
  • NO APPLICATION will be accepted without completion of the student budget form.
2016 Toronto Sun Paul Rimstead Memorial Journalism Award
2016 Toronto Sun Paul Rimstead Memorial Journalism Award

2016 winner Miriam Valdes Carletti with Awards committee member Anne McNeilly.

2016 winner Miriam Valdes Carletti with Awards committee member Anne McNeilly.

Past Winners

2016    Miriam Valdez Carletti

2015    Palak Mangat

2014    Viviane Fairbank

2013    Jacqueline Hong

2012    Shannon Cuciz

2011    Vidya Kauri

2010    Lakshine Sathiyanathan

2009     Arti Patel