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Employee Awards

Nominate a deserving faculty or staff member for a Ryerson Award before the November 8 deadline. For information related to student recognition, visit Scholarships and Awards.

Teaching and Education

Chancellor's Award of Distinction

Recognizes life-long career commitment to teaching and learning as evidenced by an outstanding and sustained record of teaching excellence.

Eligibility: RFA
Key criteria: Teaching

President's Award for Teaching Excellence

Recognizes continuing teaching excellence and contributions to advancing teaching and learning at Ryerson.

Eligibility: RFA
Key criteria: Teaching

Provost's Experiential Teaching Award

Recognizes outstanding teaching records and contributions to advancing teaching and learning at Ryerson with a focus on experiential learning.

Eligibility: RFA
Key criteria: Teaching

Provost's Innovative Teaching Award

Recognizes outstanding teaching records and contributions to advancing teaching and learning at Ryerson with a focus on innovative learning.

Eligibility: RFA
Key criteria: Teaching

Provost's Interdisciplinary Teaching Award

Recognizes outstanding teaching records and contributions to advancing teaching and learning at Ryerson with a focus on interdisciplinary learning.

Eligibility: RFA
Key criteria: Teaching

YSGS Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Education Awards

Recognizes excellence in the complex process of mentoring graduate students to prepare them for productive careers.

Eligibility: RFA members of YSGS
Key criteria: Student mentorship

Deans' Teaching Award - Faculty (RFA)

Recognizes continuing teaching excellence and achievement in instruction.

Eligibility: RFA
Key criteria: Teaching

Deans' Teaching Award – Contract Lecturers (CUPE 1 & 2)

Recognizes continuing teaching excellence and achievement in instruction.

Eligibility: CUPE 3904 Unit 1 or Unit 2
Key criteria: Teaching

Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity

Sarwan Sahota Ryerson Distinguished Scholar Award

Recognizes outstanding contributions (long-term, cumulative or single instance) to knowledge or artistic creativity while employed at Ryerson.

Eligibility: RFA
Key criteria: Scholarly, research and creative activity

Collaborative Research Award

Recognizes researchers involved in projects and research undertaken as part of a multi-disciplinary or multi-institutional team.

Eligibility: RFA
Key criteria: Scholarly, research and creative activity

Early Research Career Excellence Award

Recognizes researchers who are in the first five years of their academic careers to develop independent research programs.

Eligibility: RFA within their first five years of a tenure-track position at Ryerson or any other academic institution.
Key criteria: Scholarly, research and creative activity

Knowledge Mobilization & Engagement Award

Recognizes researchers who have communicated research beyond the University and had a significant impact in shaping evidence-based policy and practice.

Eligibility: RFA
Key criteria: Scholarly, research and creative activity

Social Innovation & Action Research Award

Recognizes researchers for a completed rigorous research project, typically with community partners, focused on advancing social goals.

Eligibility: RFA
Key criteria: Scholarly, research and creative activity

Deans' Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity Awards

Recognizes outstanding achievement in scholarly, research and creative activities and impact on disciplines during the previous academic year.

Eligibility: RFA (excluding Research Chairs)
Key criteria: Scholarly, research and creative activity

Service and Leadership

President's Blue and Gold Award of Excellence

Recognizes individuals and cross-functional teams in administration of the university, advancing its mission and demonstrating its values by providing services and participating in or leading teams.

Eligibility: Staff positions (senior administrators or directors, MAC, OPSEU and CUPE 233)
Key criteria: Innovation; operational excellence; people first

Alan Shepard Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Employee Award

Recognizes individuals and teams who advance equity, diversity and inclusion by providing services for diverse populations, fostering an inclusive environment inside and/or outside the classroom and/or addressing equity.

Eligibility: Ryerson faculty and staff
Key criteria: Equity, diversity and inclusion; people first

Errol Aspevig Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership

Recognizes advancement of Ryerson's mission through extraordinary and outstanding academic leadership and significant contributions to academic life.

Eligibility: Senior academic leaders
Key criteria: Leadership

Linda Grayson Administrative Leadership Award

Recognizes exceptional leadership through managing a project, activity or team, to achieve outstanding results.

Eligibility: Senior administrators or directors, MAC, CUPE 233 or OPSEU employees with at least two years of service.
Key criteria: Leadership; people first

Larissa Allen Employee Experience Staff Award

Recognizes improvement of employee well-being by engaging and supporting employees to positively impact staff and/or faculty experience.

Eligibility: Senior administrators or directors, MAC, CUPE 233 or OPSEU employees with at least two years of service.
Key criteria: Employee well-being; people first

Julia Hanigsberg Make Your Mark Staff Awards

Recognizes up to six individuals and teams who demonstrated excellence in: client service, community engagement, innovation, and sustainability.

Eligibility: MAC, CUPE 233 or OPSEU employees with at least two years of service.
Key criteria: Client service; community engagement; innovation; sustainability

Deans' Service Awards

Recognizes exceptional or distinguished service to a department, school, faculty and/or the university.

Eligibility: RFA (excluding chairs and directors)
Key criteria: Service

Librarian and Counsellor Awards

Recognizes demonstrated excellence in professional service to a unit, the university and/or the community.

Eligibility: RFA counsellors and librarians
Key criteria: Service

Faculty and Department Awards

For awards granted by a specific faculty or department visit their website for details.