September 11, 2015

University-Wide Awards

700403-icon-33-award-128See this post for information on a variety of university-wide awards available.

University Wide Awards (administered through the Convocation and Awards Office)

Alan Shepard EDI Student Award

The Alan Shepard Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of one student or student team in the Ryerson University Community, who advanced equity, diversity and inclusion at Ryerson through outstanding dedication and excellence in providing services for diverse populations, fostering an inclusive environment inside and/or outside the classroom, and/or addressing equity.

Equity, diversity, inclusion, EDI, dedication, volunteerism, community, engagement, contribution
Angela Ross Award

To be eligible for this award students must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student, have completed at least one full year of study, have a minimum 3.00 CGPA and a clear academic standing, demonstrate financial need; have made contributions at Ryerson University and/or the community at large in activities in support of social justice and/or equity.

Community, engagement, social justice, equity, financial need,  contribution
Brian Segal Award

For a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program; completed at least one full year of study; academic proficiency demonstrated by a minimum CGPA of 3.00; and outstanding contribution to the cultural and/or athletic life of Ryerson on a voluntary basis.

Cultural, life, Ryerson life, athletic, contribution, community
Errol Aspevig Undergraduate Award

To recognize a student whose third year academic performance is outstanding and whose understanding of their studies is significantly enriched by a grasp of such broader intellectual contexts as culture, history, science, the environment, and/or others the student might choose; must achieve a minimum 3.00 Term GPA in each of the first four semesters of the program; a minimum 3.67 CGPA at the end of fifth semester and 3.67 CGPA at the end of sixth semester; enrolled in 4 units or higher in third year; clear academic standing; planning to return to fourth year.

Studies, intellectual contexts, culture, history, science, environment, academic, achievement
FCCP Mental Health Resilience Awards (Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals)

To be eligible for this award students must be in second, third or fourth year of their program at Ryerson University, must have been registered and taking courses in the previous academic year at Ryerson University, must have a GPA of 1.67 or higher. Students are required to submit a 500 word essay describing their mental health challenges, their efforts to overcome such challenges in order to continue with their postsecondary studies, and examples of personal and academic achievements and successes.

Mental health, resilience, overcome, success, challenges
George Vari Award for Good Citizenship

To recognize students who have made outstanding extracurricular contributions to university life, to their school or academic department, or to Ryerson as a whole; enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree; completed at least one full year of study at Ryerson; min. CGPA of 3.50; clear academic standing; demonstrate financial need.

Extracurricular, contribution, community, engagement, volunteerism, community, citizenship, financial need,
Michelle Monkhouse Memorial Award

The applicant must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person; be an Ontario resident; be registered as a full-time undergraduate student; have a clear academic standing; and a minimum CGPA of 3.33. Must provide evidence of an activity that they are passionate about over and above their pursuit of university level studies while maintaining academic excellence and demonstrating a positive impact on those around them.

Passion, community, volunteerism, engagement,
Ryerson University Alumni Association Award

To be eligible for this award students must:  a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a protected person; be an Ontario resident; demonstrate financial need; be officially enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program; have a minimum CGPA of 2.00 or better and a clear academic standing; must demonstrate an interest and commitment to furthering and enhancing Ryerson’s relationship with the external community.  May be self-nominated or be nominated by faculty with a letter of support describing how the student meets the criteria.

Community, engagement, external, volunteerism,
Sheila (Angus) Cecchetto Award

To be eligible for this award, a student must be a full-time student in second, third or fourth year of any program at Ryerson University, must achieve a GPA of 2.50 or higher, must demonstrate financial need, must submit a maximum 500 word statement highlighting their sustained involvement and/or dedication to the Ryerson University community and why it is important to them.

Financial need, volunteerism, community, engagement
Women in Leadership Award

To a female student who demonstrates good academic standing, social activism and involvement with student group life at Ryerson.

Social activism, volunteerism, student life, community, engagement,
Dennis Mock Student Leadership Awards

(January 2016)

Volunteerism, student engagement, Ryerson community, student life, community