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The Brian Segal Award recognizes students who have, on a voluntary basis, made an outstanding contribution to the cultural and/or athletic life of Ryerson University.
The David Crombie Excellence Award in Politics and Governance was created to honour the Honourable David Crombie, best known as a City of Toronto Councillor and Mayor, and as an MP and Cabinet Minister in the Government of Canada. But before all that, he was one of the original faculty members in what is now the Department of Politics and Public Administration – and after all that he was Chancellor (and is now Chancellor Emeritus) of Ryerson University. The David Crombie Award is awarded to a 4th year Politics and Governance student for academic excellence and contribution to the program and community.
The Hicks Morley Scholarships, made possible by a generous donation from the law firm Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP, recognize the academic excellence of two students entering their third year of study in Politics and Governance based on their performance in the second year of study. The scholarships also recognize the students’ contributions to the program, to the University, and to their peers.
The 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.
The Solly Patel Memorial Entrance Award was created in 2009 to honour the memory of Solly Patel, who was a faculty member in the Department of Politics and School of Public Administration (as it then was), and served a term as the Department Chair in the 1980s. Solly Patel retired in 1996, after 29 years of dedicated and distinguished service to Ryerson, and returned to South Africa, where he died on 30 March 2006 at age 71 years. The endowed award was made possible through a generous donation by his sister, Khatija Patel.
The awards recognize the academic achievement and aptitude of up to two students entering their first year of study in Politics and Governance or Public Administration and Governance, and who are enrolled in a minimum of three (3) courses.