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Award Recipients

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Congratulations to our 2021 award recipients, who exemplify excellence at Ryerson in the following areas:

Teaching and Education Awards

  • Steven Gedeon
    Ted Rogers School of Management

Read more about the Chancellor's Award of Distinction recipient

  • Ramona Pringle
    Faculty of Communication and Design

Read more about the President's Award of Teaching Excellence recipient

  • Linda Zhang
    School of Interior Design, Faculty of Communication and Design

Read more about the Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence recipient

  • Mehrunnisa Ali
    Immigration and Settlement Studies, YSGS Interdisciplinary
  • Nina-Marie Lister
    Urban Development, Faculty of Community Services
  • Katy McCormick
    Documentary Media, Faculty of Communication & Design
  • Ali Miri
    Computer Science, Faculty of Science
  • Donna Smith
    MBA Program, Ted Rogers School of Management

Read more about the Yeates School of Graduate Studies Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Education Awards recipients

  • Richard Adams
    School of Graphic Communications Management, Faculty of Communication and Design
  • Shana Almeida
    School of Professional Communication, Faculty of Communication and Design
  • Linying Dong
    School of Information Technology Management, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • David Gauntlett
    School of Creative Industries, Faculty of Communication and Design
  • Sonya Graci
    School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Vincent Hui
    Department of Architectural Science, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Treisha Hylton
    School of Child and Youth Care, Faculty of Community Services
  • Saber Moradi
    Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Tracey Raney
    Department of Politics and Public Administration, Faculty of Arts
  • Fatih Sekercioglu
    School of Occupational and Public Health, Faculty of Community Services
  • Kathleen Wilkie
    Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science

Read more about the Dean's Teaching Awards - Faculty recipients

  • Christopher Ambedkar
    School of Graphic Communications Management, Faculty of Communication and Design
  • Finlay Braithwaite
    RTA School of Media, Faculty of Communication and Design
  • Ciro Fernando Bustillo Lecompte
    School of Occupational and Public Health, Faculty of Community Services
  • Frank D'Onofrio
    Department of Politics and Public Administration, Faculty of Arts
  • Devin Glowinski
    Community Services, The Chang Shool of Continuing Education
  • Kateryna Metersky
    Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Faculty of Community Services
  • Adam Prokop
    School of Accounting and Finance, Department of Finance, Ted Rogers School of Management

Read more about the Dean's Teaching Awards - Contract Lecturers recipients

Scholarly, Research and Creative (SRC) Activity Awards

  • Lorraine Janzen Kooistra
    Department of English, Faculty of Arts

Read more about the Sarwan Sahota Ryerson Distinguished Scholar Award recipient

  • Ebrahim Bagheri
    Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science
  • Sharareh Taghipour
    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Science

Read more about the Collaborative SRC Award recipients

  • Miranda Kirby
    Department of Physics, Faculty of Science

Read more about the Early SRC Career Excellence Award recipient

  • Kristine Newman
    Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Faculty of Community Services
  • Ivor Shapiro
    School of Journalism, Faculty of Communication and Design

Read more about the Knowledge Mobilization and Engagement Award recipients

  • Jonathon Anderson
    School of Interior Design, Faculty of Communication and Design

Read more about the Social Innovation and Action Research Award recipient

  • Deborah De Lange
    School of Business Management, Department of Global Management Studies, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Eric de Noronha Vaz
    Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Arts
  • Leila Farah
    Department of Architectural Science, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Niushan Gao
    Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science
  • Carolyn Kane
    School of Professional Communication, Faculty of Communication and Design
  • Naimul Mefraz Khan
    Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Eric Liberda
    School of Occupational and Public Health, Faculty of Community Services
  • Atefeh (Atty) Mashatan
    School of Information Technology Management, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Mehrab Mehrvar
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Alireza Sadeghian
    Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science
  • Lixia Yang
    Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts
  • Linda Zhang
    School of Interior Design, Faculty of Communication and Design

Read more about the Dean's Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity Award recipients

Service and Leadership

  • Tanya Vlaskalin
    Facilities Management and Development
  • Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Team
    • Mariam Ahmed, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
    • Restiani Andriati, Computing and Communications Services
    • David Arromba, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
    • Mirela Barbulescu, Computing and Communications Services
    • Tara Bartolini, entre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
    • Dina Basseri, Computing and Communications Services
    • Paola Borin, Office of the Vice-Provost Academic
    • Adam Chaboryk, Computing and Communications Services
    • Jasmine Cherian, Office of the Vice-Provost Academic
    • Julia Gingerich, Office of the Vice-Provost Academic
    • Stephanie Goetz, Computing and Communications Services
    • Sally Goldberg Powell, Office of the Vice-Provost Academic
    • Suzanne Hicks, Office of the Vice-Provost Academic
    • Geoff Kolomayz, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
    • Shelley Loader, Computing and Communications Services
    • Curtis Maloley, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
    • Sara Mazrouei, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
    • Allyson Miller, Office of the Vice-Provost Academic
    • Victoria Murdoch, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
    • Karyn Olsen, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
    • Sadia Rahmani, Computing and Communications Services
    • Andrea Ridgley, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
    • Erin Rielly Clarke, Computing and Communications Services
    • Nada Savicevic, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
    • Michelle Schwartz, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
    • Syeda Shah, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
    • Noura Sinno, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
    • Katherine Turner, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
    • Arianne Velasquez, Computing and Communications Services
    • Olanike (Nikki) Waheed, Office of the Vice-Provost Academic
    • Lauren Wilson, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
  • Student Housing COVID Response & Student Experience Team
    • Malcolm Alphonso, University Business Services
    • Amanda Barber, Facilities Management and Development
    • Valerie Bruce, Student Affairs
    • Lance Campbell, Community Safety and Security
    • Gillian D'Agostino, Community Safety and Security
    • Marwan El Chafei, University Business Services
    • Simon Finn, Student Affairs
    • Debora Lamch, Facilities Management and Development
    • Marcelle Mullings, Student Affairs
    • Kim Lan Sauer, Facilities Management and Development
    • Mark Sulmona, Community Safety and Security

Read more about the President's Blue and Gold Award of Excellence recipients

  • Riley Kucheran
    Faculty of Communication and Design
  • Antoinette Mercurio
    Office of the President, Central Communications
  • Inclusive Media and Design Centre
    • Deborah Fels, Ted Rogers School of Management
    • Margot Whitfiel, Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management

Read more about the Alan Shepard Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award recipients

  • Charles Falzon
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Communication and Design
  • Kathleen Pirrie-Adams
    RTA School of Media, Faculty of Communication and Design
  • Carol Shepstone
    Ryerson University Library

Read more about the Errol Aspevig Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership recipients

  • Lindsay Hanna
    Faculty of Communication and Design
  • Glenda Mallon
    Facilities Management and Development

Read more about the Linda Grayson Administrative Leadership Award recipients

  • Sanja Obradovic
    Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation

Read more about the Larissa Allen Employee Experience Staff Award recipient

  • Lyn-Marie Farley
    Student Affairs
  • Elzbieta Hyatt
    University Planning
  • Kevin Liu
    Faculty of Science
  • Sean Sedlezky
    Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Campus Core Revitalization Project Team
    • Matthew Baker, University Relations
    • Nicolas De Salaberry, Facilities Management and Development
    • Victoria Lee, Facilities Management and Development
    • Edward Johnson (Jay) Martin, Facilities Management and Development
    • Jule Mycan, Facilities Management and Development
    • Charmian Zoll, Administration and Operations Communications and Facilities Management and Development
  • Department of Chemistry and Biology Technical Staff (RALE Development) Team
    • Saif Al Alul, Faculty of Science
    • Miriam de Jong, Faculty of Science
    • Robert Denning, Faculty of Science
    • Angelica Florentinus-Mefailoski, Faculty of Science
    • Shawn McFadden, Faculty of Science
    • Karen Puddephatt, Faculty of Science
    • Liberty Victorio-Walz, Faculty of Science
    • Wei Zhang, Faculty of Science
  • UA Employee Engagement Task Force
    • Rachel Falzon, University Advancement
    • Claudia Hughes, University Advancement
    • Florence James, University Advancement
    • Rudo Mataure, University Advancement
    • Natasha Ramnath, University Relations
    • Meherab Saher, University Advancement
    • Katarzyna Stec, Ted Rogers School of Management
    • Angela Steinmann, University Advancement
    • Jae Yang, University Advancement
  • Get Ryerson Ready Team
    • Andrew Bisnauth, Student Affairs
    • Casey Dorrell, Ted Rogers School of Management
    • Meera Govindasam, Student Affairs
    • Michelle Green, Office of the Registrar
    • Juannittah Kamera, Student Wellbeing
    • Deidre Lam, Student Affairs
    • Kathryn Maksym, Athletics and Recreation
    • Ann Wilkin, Student Affairs

Read more about the Julia Hanigsberg Make Your Mark Staff Award recipients

  • Pnina Alon-Shenker
    Faculty of Law and School of Business Management, Department of Law and Business, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Roberto Botelho
    Department of Chemistry and Biology, Faculty of Science
  • Ahmed El-Rabbany
    Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Annika Hillebrandt
    School of Business Management, Department of HR Management and Organizational Behavior, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Sharareh Taghipour
    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Read more about the Dean's Service Award recipients

Counsellor Awards

  • Andrea Martin
    Counselling, Student Wellbeing

Librarian Awards

  • Jane Schmidt
    Library Learning Services, Ryerson University Library

Read more about the Librarian and Counsellor Award recipients

  • Yew-Thong Leong
    Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Read more about the AVP International's Global Learning Award recipient