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AVP International's Global Learning Award Recipients

The AVP International's Global Learning Award recognizes an individual or team (faculty or staff) who have made significant contributions to Global Learning at Ryerson. The recognized activity or leadership can take place either on campus or abroad.

Individual recipients receive a certificate and a one-time monetary award of $2,000 (subject to applicable deductions). Team recipients (a group of two to ten individuals) receive individual certificates and a total one-time monetary award of $3,000 (subject to applicable deductions) to be shared equally among members.

Key criteria: Service, leadership, and innovation

2021 recipient

Yew-Thong Leong

Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Prof. Leong has been a life-long advocate for New Canadians and for EDI access to architectural education and the profession. In 2015, he was inducted into the College of Fellows of the RAIC for his work with New Canadian architects; and his advocacy work continues to help Ryerson students facing financial, language and demographic (cultural/religious) barriers with access to international opportunities. International exchanges had historically been limited to a very tiny and elite group of students, but his unique designs for travel-studies allowed upwards of 38 students for 10-days and 30-days, on top of the classic international exchanges.

Past recipients

  • Frederic Dimanche
    School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Cortona 2019 Leadership Team
    • Rana Abdel - Latif, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Communication and Design
    • Barbara Vogel, School of Interior Design, Faculty of Communication and Design