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Eyeopener – Jay Sussman Memorial Award

 

 

Jay Sussman (1956-1984)

Journalism student Jay Sussman died of cancer in November 1984, aged 28, before he was able to complete his final year in the program.  Described as “bright, committed, inquisitive and humorous,” he made a lasting impression on those who knew him. 

 Remembering his devotion to human rights and his belief that journalism and politics could contribute to eliminating injustice and inequality, his family and friends set up the Jay Sussman Memorial Award, to be given annually to a Journalism student who demonstrates excellence in political studies and journalism.  Thanks to a generous donation by The Eyeopener in 2011, the award will continue in perpetuity as the Eyeopener – Jay Sussman Memorial Award.  The winner of the award is chosen by the Department of Politics and Public Administration, and presented at the annual Awards Night of the School of Journalism.
Award Winners

Ryan Jeffrey Tuchow (2016)

Nicole Schmidt, Editor-in-Chief of the Eyeopener (L) presents the 2016 Eyeopener-Jay Sussman Memorial Award to Ryan Jeffrey Tuchow (R) on 28 November 2016.

Deni Verklan (2015)

Sean Wetslaar, Editor-in-Chief of the Eyeopener (L) presents the 2015 Eyeopener-Jay Sussman Memorial Award to Deni Verklan (R).

Zachary Pothier (2014)

Mohamed Omar, Editor-in-Chief of the Eyeopener (R) presents the 2014 Eyeopener-Jay Sussman Memorial Award to Zachary Pothier (L).

Ophelie Zalcmanis-Lai (2013)

Sean Tepper, Editor-in-Chief of the Eyeopener presents the 2013 Eyeopener-Jay Sussman Memorial Award to Ophelie Zalcmanis-Lai.

Candice Kung (2012)

Lee Richardson, Editor-in-Chief of the Eyeopener presents the 2012 Eyeopener-Jay Sussman Memorial Award to Candice Kung.

Matthew Kennedy (2011)

Dr. Colin Mooers (Interim Chair of the Department of Politics and Public Administration) presents the Eyeopener Jay Sussman Memorial Award to Matthew Kennedy.

Marta Iwanek (2010)

Dr. Neil Thomlinson (Chair of the Department of Politics and Public Administration) presents the Jay Sussman Memorial Award to Marta Iwanek.

Michael DeRuyter (2009)

Dr. Myer Siemiatycki (Department of Politics and Public Administration) presents the Jay Sussman Memorial Award to Michael DeRuyter.

Andrea MacLean (2008)

Dr. Neil Thomlinson (Chair of the Department of Politics and Public Administration) presents the Jay Sussman Memorial Award to Andrea MacLean.

Jesse McLean (2007)

Dr. Neil Thomlinson (Chair of the Department of Politics and Public Administration) presents the Jay Sussman Memorial Award to Jesse McLean.

 

Jessica Whitby (2006)

Presented in absentia.

  Diana Tseng (2005)