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The Carla Cassidy Award recognizes an eligible fourth year student enrolled in a full-time Arts program with the highest CGPA across the Faculty of Arts, through 6 semesters of study. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need. Students with the highest CGPA at the end of the sixth semester and preregistered to take at least four billing units in the upcoming fall semester will be identified and invited to apply to the award.
The Angela Ross Award aims to provide financial assistance and to recognize the academic achievement of a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate program at Ryerson University who demonstrates service for justice and equality within the Ryerson community, or the community at large.
This award was established in honour and in memory of Angela Ross. Angela began as an employee of the University. She became Chief Steward and eventually President of OPSEU Local 596. She helped organize The Canadian Union of Educational Workers (CUEW) which later joined the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). She was the first and only Staff Representative for CUPE Local 3904 and was recognized for her commitment to equity and social justice at the University and within the larger community.
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.
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 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.
First Year Award
Jagmeet Sra was selected to receive the First Year Award for performance in 2013-14, but was unable to attend the Awards ceremony. The first year award is given to the student who has the best grades in POG100 and POG110.
Second Year Award
Mitchell Demars was selected to receive the Second Year Award for performance in 2013-14, but was unable to attend the Awards ceremony. The second year award is given to the student who has the best grades in POG210, POG225, and POG230.
Third Year Award
Sumaya Almajthoob was selected to receive the Third Year Award for performance in 2013-14, and is shown in the photo above receiving the award from Dr. Christopher Gore, Undergraduate Program Director. The third year award is given to the student who has the best average across INP900, POG214, POG235, POG240, and POG320.
Fourth Year Award
Philip Rafalko was selected to receive the Fourth Year Award for performance in 2013-14, but was unable to attend the Awards ceremony. The fourth year award is given to the student who has the best average in 2 terms while taking 4 courses or more in each term.
The Dean’s List consists of students who maintain a GPA of at least 3.67 over a minimum of 4 courses in each term.
Dean's List (as of June 2014)
Gino De Vito
Tyler Alexander MacKinnon
Benjamin Allen Stevens