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2016-17 GRAD Contest winners announced

The Yeates School of Graduate Studies revealed the winners of the GRAD "Why Ryerson?" and "My Voice, Our Future" Contests at a special awards ceremony on Feb. 2, 2017.

Graduate students explained why they chose Ryerson for their graduate education - in 20 words or less. They also shared who they are and where they are headed after Ryerson in a 60-second "My Voice, Our Future" video.

The winners are...

"Why Ryerson?" Contest Winners

1st Place: Kathleen Stewart, Psychology MA
"At Ryerson, you're surrounded by a vibrant, global energy, where everything is possible; it pulses with life."

2nd Place: Joseph Ariwi, Spatial Analysis MSA
"I chose Ryerson for my graduate education because of the depth of expertise and diversity of culture found on campus."

3rd Place: Anam Ahmad, Environmental Applied Science and Management MASc
"Ryerson offers interdisciplinary graduate programs that connect all six academic faculties to help students achieve their personal and professional goals."

Honourable mention: Nelson Kimron Corion, Digital Media MDM
"As an aspiring entrepreneur, resources available here will take me from where I am to where I want to be."

Honourable mention: Adriana Sgromo, Literatures of Modernity MA
"Nowhere else has a practicum for English; that kind of opportunity is remarkable."

Honourable Mention: Christine Sweeny, MBA Global
"I chose Ryerson for its ability to welcome a variety of students from diverse backgrounds into its community."

"My Voice, Our Future" Video Contest Winners

1st Place: Annika Waddell, Fashion MA

2nd Place: Joseph Ariwi, Spatial Analysis MSA

3rd Place: Vibhushan Soundrarajah, Digital Media MDM

Honourable Mention: Sharah Haque, Nursing MN

Honourable Mention: Angelique Bernabe, Economics PhD

Honourable Mention: Tihmily Li, Digital Media MDM