Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)
The Ontario Graduate Scholarship has a value of $15,000 and is awarded to the incoming students with the highest ranking, based on academic excellence and graduate potential displayed in their application for admission.
Celina is a current MPC student who completed her undergraduate degree at Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with Distinction in Professional Communication and a Minor in Human Resources Management. In her free time, Celina loves to stroll the streets of Toronto on the hunt for the best americano and chocolate croissant. During the pandemic, she has carried her love for baked goods indoors testing new recipes and dabbling in food photography. Upon graduation, Celina hopes to work to support the lives of underserved communities through user experience design.
I love adventure and spontaneity, a great book and great company. My goal is to become a communication expert and be a great resource to those around me.
Ontario Graduate Fellowships (OGF)
The Ontario Graduate Fellowship has a value of $12,000 and is awarded to the incoming student who has distinguished themselves through academic excellence and in their application for admission.
Hunter is a current MPC student from Toronto, Ontario. She went to Queen’s University where she recently graduated with an Honours Sociology Degree. Hunter is enthusiastic about pop culture and the Toronto food scene. Outside of her academic life, Hunter loves to spend time with her friends and family, workout on her Peloton and eat heaps of pizza. After graduation, she hopes to begin a career in public relations or marketing communications on the agency side.
Associate Dean SRC Award for Best Master’s Research Paper
The Master’s Research Paper is an extended examination of a research topic related to professional communication and is a program requirement in the MPC program. This award, valued at $1000, recognizes the exceptionality of the winning Masters Research Paper in both content and expression.
Daryn is a recent graduate of Ryerson's Master of Professional Communication program. She received her Bachelor’s degree from McGill University in 2019, where she majored in Political Science with a minor in Communication Studies. Her research interests lie at the intersection of these two disciplines, exploring how contemporary communication practices uphold and upend distributions of power. She currently works as an Advocacy Assistant with the Ontario Museum Association and as a Research Assistant in the Global Journalism Innovation Lab at Ryerson University.
Dean’s Award for Best Overall Performance in the MPC
The award, valued at $1000, recognizes Academic Achievement among the graduating students in the Master of Professional Communication as determined by their overall grade point average.
Marisa Samek is a designer, maker, writer, and all-around creative junkie working in Toronto. She completed her BA at McGill in Economics and English and her MA at Ryerson in Professional Communication. She uses her creativity as a catalyst for solutions-oriented social change, particularly to foster a sense of communion amongst people. Her most recent work is a clown show, which she developed in partnership with Cirque du Soleil, that presents a novel way for the audience to collaborate in order to save the forest. She is currently thinking about how to create an intergalactic plants party.