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YSGS Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Education Award: 2013 recipients

Anthony Bonato

Anthony Bonato
Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Science

Anthony Bonato is committed to excellence in graduate supervision and teaching. He focuses on inspiring students to find their passion for Mathematics. In his graduate courses, he makes his lectures interactive by having students co-discover material. Apart from his work in graduate education, Dr. Bonato is an active researcher in the field of Graph Theory and Networks, with applications to the modelling of real-world complex networks such as Facebook.






Dale Carl

Dale Carl
Master of Business Administration, Ted Rogers School of Management

Dale Carl currently is the Director of Graduate Students and the Coordinator of International Programs for the Ted Rogers School of Management. He has been highly involved with the MBA students organizing orientation programs, integrative consultancy weeks with firms, and coaching or co-coaching very successful internal, national and international case competitions. Dale also supervises up to twelve major research projects each summer, in addition to numerous directed studies.






Janet Lum

Janet Lum
Public Policy and Administration, Faculty of Arts

Janet Lum is the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty and whose own research focuses on health and community care. She heads the Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community, a SSHRC supported national and international consortium of over 500 academic and community researchers.








Jean Mason

Jean Mason
Professional Communication, Faculty of Communication and Design

Jean Mason has made a substantial contribution to graduate studies through her mentoring and advocacy regarding the Masters of Professional Communication program. As the first MPC Graduate Program Director, she developed the infrastructure to make the program successful and in turn has successfully taught many courses at the graduate level and supervised many MA and PhD students who keep in touch with her because they appreciate her mentorship and guidance.






Rena Mendelson

Rena Mendelson
Nutrition Communication, Faculty of Community Services

Rena Mendelson's exemplary contributions to graduate education at Ryerson span a unique breadth of activities from being the first Acting Graduate Dean at the inception of the School of Graduate Studies to the creation of the Master of Health Science program in Nutrition Communication to her service as graduate program director, mentor, and supervisor. Rena supports students' participation in developmental activities that enrich their experiences. Inspired by her professionalism, students recognize Rena as an outstanding teacher and role model.





John Shields

John Shields
Public Policy and Administration, Faculty of Arts

John Shields is a Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration and is past Director of CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre where he holds the rank of Senior CERIS Scholar. He has just finished a 3 ½ year term as Managing Editor of the Journal of International Migration and Integration.

From 2005-2012 Janet and John served as co-directors of the Masters of Arts in Public Policy and Administration.





Ravi Ravindran

Ravi Ravindran
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Ravi Ravindran's students receive continuous career-oriented training at Ryerson and at institutions in Canada and overseas. They work on collaborative partnerships at national labs and abroad, and on the industrial floor, gaining in-depth career exposure. His students continuously develop processes and products, relate theory and practice, thus emphasizing preparation for careers in academia, industry and government. Ravi has been a shining example of mentorship and preparation of postgraduate students for stellar careers.

Past recipients