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Awards Ceremonies 2012

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Opening Ceremonies

Faculty of Arts Annual Awards Ceremony Program: Arts and Contemporary Studies, Criminal Justice, Politics and Governance, Sociology

2012 Awards Ceremony Program

Faculty of Arts Annual Awards Ceremony Poster

2012 Awards Ceremony Poster

Anne-Marie Donovan (L) and Elisa Haddad (Program Administrator, Politics and Governance)

Anne-Marie Donovan and Elisa Haddad

Associate Dean of Arts, and MC for the Awards Ceremony, Dr. Marcia Moshé.

Dr. Marcia Moshé, Associate Dean of Arts

Dean of Arts, Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau

Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau, Dean of Arts

Interim Provost and Vice-President Academic Dr. John Isbister.

Dr. John Isbister

Interim Chair, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Dr. Patrice Dutil

Dr. Patrice Dutil

Course Awards

Philip Rafalko (L) achieved the highest average grade in the required second year courses: POG210: Canadian Government, POG225: Global Governance, and POG230: Introduction to Research and Statistics. He is presented with a certificate and cash award by Professor Joerg Wittenbrinck (R).

Philip Rafalko (left) and Professor Joerg Wittenbrinck (right)

Stacy Danis (L) was awarded the third year award, having the highest average grade in the required third year courses: POG214: Controversial Policy Topics, POG235: Western Political Thought, POG240 : Intro to Comparative Politics, POG320: Social Identity and Citizenship, and INP900: The Nonprofit/Voluntary Sector. The certificate and cash award are presented by Dr. Sedef Arat-Koç (R).

Stacy Danis (left) and Dr. Sedef Arat-Koç (right)

Ranyodh Singh (L) achieved the highest average grade across the two semesters of fourth year (with a minimum of 4 courses taken in each term). He is presented with a certificate and cash award by Dr. Neil Thomlinson (R).

Ranyodh Singh (left) and Dr. Neil Thomlinson (right)

Brian Segal Award

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.

Lea Puechel (R) is presented with the Brian Segal Award (value $1000) by Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau, Dean of Arts.

Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau, Dean of Arts (left), and Lea Puechel (right)

David Crombie Excellence Award in Politics and Governance

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 David Crombie Excellence Award in Politics and Governance (value $1285) is presented to  Lea Puechel (L) by the Hon. David Crombie.

Lea Puechel (left) and the Hon. David Crombie (right)

Hicks Morley Scholarship In Politics And Governance

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 sixth annual Hicks Morley Scholarships (value $1250 each) were awarded to Annalise Huynh and Olivia Cimo for their academic performance in the 2011-12 academic year.  Adrian Huynh (L - accepting the award for his sister Annalise) and Olivia Cimo (centre) are presented with the award by Mr. Simon Mortimer [BA (UWO), LLB (Windsor)], a partner at Hicks Morley.

Adrian Huynh (left), Olivia Cimo (centre), and Simon Mortimer (right)

Solly Patel Essay Prize

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.

Olivia Cimo (L) received the Solly Patel Essay Prize from Dr. Patrice Dutil, Interim Chair of the Department of Politics and Public Administration.  Her essay, "Consent in John Locke's Two Treatise of Government compared to Jean-Jacques Rousseau's use in The Social Contract," was submitted in POG235: Western Political Thought, and was nominated by Dr. Matthew Flisfeder.

Olivia Cimo (left) and Dr. Patrice Dutil (right)

Solly Patel Memorial Entrance Award

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.

The Solly Patel Entrance Awards (value $1000 each) are presented to Steve Tonde (centre) - Politics and Governance, and Fardeen Delair (L) - Public Administration and Governance, by Dr. Patrice Dutil, Interim Chair of the Department of Politics and Public Administration.

Farden Delair (left), Steve Tonde (centre), and Dr. Patrice Dutil (right)

Reception following ceremony

Lea Puechel, the Hon. David Crombie, Jill Witherspoon (Director of Development, Faculty of Arts); Dr. Patrice Dutil (Interim Chair, Department of Politics and Public Administration), Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau (Dean, Faculty of Arts)

Reception following ceremony

Dr. Neil Thomlinson, Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau

Reception following ceremony