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Awards Ceremonies 2011

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Hans Johanson Award

Is awarded to an eligible student who is graduating with a BA in Public Administration and Governance at either Fall or Spring convocation in an academic year, and has the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average among graduating program students not receiving any other award for academic achievement.

Craig Dart (centre) receives the Hans Johanson  Award from Ontario Fire College Principal Fred McLennan (L) and Department Chair Neil Thomlinson (R).

Fred McLennan (Principal, Ontario Fire College), Craig Dart (Toronto Fire), Dr. Neil Thomlinson (Dept Chair)

Gerda Kaegi Award

Was created to honour a former Chair of the Department of Politics and Public Administration who was instrumental in the creation of the first part-time degree program in Public Administration in Canada.  She retired in 1998.   The award is given to a student who wrote an outstanding final paper in either PPA30 (Practicum) or PPA31 (Research Paper).

Pavlina Zelcevic (2nd from L) receives the Gerda Kaegi Award from Professor Emerita Gerda Kaegi (2nd from R) Undergraduate Program Director Patrice Dutil (R) and Department Chair Neil Thomlinson (L)

GERDA KAEGI AWARD

Department Chair Neil Thomlinson with Professor Emerita Gerda Kaegi

GERDA KAEGI AWARD

Jack Roy Longstaffe Memorial Award

Is awarded to three eligible students, one graduating from each level (Level 1 Certificate, Level 2 Advanced Certificate, and Level 3 Degree) in either Fall or Spring convocation in an academic year with the highest cumulative Grade Point Average at the time of graduation from their level.

Frank Biancucci (Centre) receives the Jack Roy Longstaffe Memorial Award for academic excellence in Level 1 from Department Chair Neil Thomlinson (R) and Ontario Fire College Principal Fred McLennan (L)

JACK ROY LONGSTAFFE MEMORIAL AWARD

Lisa Gold (L) receives the Jack Roy Longstaffe Memorial Award for academic excellence in Level 2 from Department Chair Neil Thomlinson (R)

JACK ROY LONGSTAFFE MEMORIAL AWARD

Frank Carlisle (centre) receives the Jack Roy Longstaffe Memorial Award for academic excellence in Level 3 from Ontario Fire College Principal Fred McLennan (L), and Department Chair Neil Thomlinson (R)

JACK ROY LONGSTAFFE MEMORIAL AWARD

Solly Patel Essay Prize

Was created to honour a former Chair of the Department of Politics and Public Administration, who retired in 1996 and died in 2006.  Faculty teaching any Politics or Public Administration course may nominate for the award an essay by any student in any Ryerson program in which the main essay is on a topic related to political or social theory.  Nominations are adjudicated by the Awards Committee of the Department of Politics and Public Administration.

Launa King (L) receives the Solly Patel Essay Prize from Professor Tanner Mirrlees (centre) and Department Chair Neil Thomlinson (R), for her essay submitted in PPA525 (Theories of the State)

SOLLY PATEL ESSAY PRIZE

Caroline Wheeler Award

Is given to the student who best exemplifies the characteristics and attitude of Caroline Wheeler in her role in the Department, namely: contribution to the program, support for fellow students, diligence and commitment to one’s studies, and participation in the Ryerson community.

Iram Imtiaz, recipient of the 2011 Caroline Wheeler Award 

CAROLINE WHEELER AWARD

Iram Imtiaz (2nd from Left) receives the Caroline Wheeler Award from MA co-Directors John Shields (Left) and Janet Lum (Right) and Department Chair Neil Thomlinson (2nd from Right)

CAROLINE WHEELER AWARD

Dean's List

recognises students who have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3.67 over a minimum of ten (10) courses
Winners were:

  • Shawn Batise (FNTI Partnership)
  • Colin Giffin (Fire Services Partnership)
  • Brian Han
  • Robert Ibrahim
  • Linda Parker (FNTI Partnership)
  • Joanna Wezyk

Doreen Guimont, FNTI Program Coordinator (L) accepts the Dean's List Certificate for Shawn Batise and Linda Parker from Interim Dean Mark Lovewell (centre) and Neil Thomlinson (R)  

DEAN'S LIST

Certificates of Appreciation

were presented to Dawit Hailu and Tatiana Tupchy (both in Politics and Governance) for their creation and operation of the POG Debate Forum.

Department Chair Neil Thomlinson (L) presents Certificates of Appreciation - for their creation and operation of the POG Debate Forum - to Tatiana Tupchy (centre) and  Dawit Hailu (R) 

CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION were presented to Dawit Hailu and Tatiana Tupchy

Celebrations

Thomas Kais-Prial (2nd from Left) celebrates with Kadi Kais (Left), Richard Prial (2nd from Right) and Danielle Kalaidjian (Right)

CELEBRATIONS

Isaac Coplan, Marg Kalika, and Victor LaPierre 

CELEBRATIONS