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Awards and Scholarships

Ryerson Student Awards Winners

The Student Awards and Scholarships office aims to help Ryerson students and staff with the Scholarship and Awards application process.

We play a central role in the establishment, set-up, promotion, and application process for all current student awards and liaise with program departments regarding their awards applications, assessment, selection processes and for planning and executing a variety of awards events. In 2016, we teamed up with RU Student Life to celebrate students with our inaugural Student Experience Award Celebration.

The categories below outline what is currently available for undergraduate studies:

Dennis Mock Student Leadership Awards for the 2018/2019 Academic Year

The Dennis Mock Student Leadership Awards recognize graduating students who have made outstanding voluntary extracurricular contributions to their school or academic program department, their faculty, or to Ryerson University as a whole. The awards acknowledge and encourage student participation in university affairs.

PDFDennis Mock Student Leadership Awards 2018/ 2019 Application Form

Deadline: Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Taylor Stone
Recipient of the University-Wide Dennis Mock Student Leadership Award

Taylor has been involved in a number of volunteer roles that have been expanded outside of both her program and faculty to help bridge gaps in Ryerson student life. Taylor immersed herself as a member of the Professional Community School Council where she advocated for quality changes and support for student life initiatives. She is also an active member of numerous activities on campus in which she has completed activities such as; promoting public education on facilitating entrepreneurship in Africa, developing RCDS initiatives and inspiring student creativity, managing events related to mental health initiatives and peer mentoring, advocating for funding for student initiatives across campus, etc. Additionally, Taylor has taken her education global through her role as a Team Leader for the student group Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Ryerson. Through her time with ASB, Taylor participated in two sustainable international community development projects in India and Laos, where she utilized her experience to help educate Ryerson students on ethical engagement abroad, worked closely with different non-government organizations to complete community development project, managed social media platforms, etc. Taylor is an incredible representative for the Professional Communications program at Ryerson, and her remarkable achievements make her an ideal candidate for this award.

Yanjing (Winnie) Wu
Recipient of the University-Wide Dennis Mock Student Leadership Award

Yanjing demonstrates commitment to the International Student Support office by providing ongoing support for 222 first-year Graduate International Students. She herself is an international student, and has first hand experience transitioning to Canada and Ryerson University. With this experience, she is able to support international students by empowering them, connecting them to resources, and providing social support. Additionally, Yanjing is spearheading the Graduate Group Mentoring program in which she is leading numerous initiatives with a lasting impact for Ryerson students. Yanjing is recognized as an individual who intentionally addresses systemic barriers, works to foster an inclusive and non-judgemental environment at Ryerson, and creates positive and safe space for student dialogue. Yanjing has won a social justice award for her documentary called “Invisible Wounds” which looks at the history and development of the family planning policy in China. Her film work calls to human right issues and civil engagement, and has been shown in a number of film festivals and exhibitions in Canada. Yanjing is the ideal candidate for this prestigious award.

  • Nominator: Tharsy Selvanantham (International Student Advisor)
Ryerson Student Awards Winner

Are you a student looking for awards and scholarships?

Please use this page to navigate to the program, faculty, university wide awards and other opportunities that are offered to you as a current Ryerson student.

Ryerson Student Awards Ceremony

Are you an award administrator or Ryerson staff member looking for advice and support regarding awards?

We can provide access to resources and training to help you administer awards. We have lots of resources and information on Ryerson’s Student Awards Policy, our Awards Administration Manual, and more information about student support. Please contact us, we are here to help. We work closely with the Awards Action Committee, Development, University Advancement, Student Financial Aid, and Financial Services on all issues related to student awards.

You can find our contact information on the Registrar's site:

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Privacy and Use of Information
  • Ryerson University collects and uses your personal information to support decisions relating to scholarship, award, bursary eligibility and eligibility for government or other Ryerson University financial assistance programs. We may need to disclose your personal information to limited third parties in order to assist you with financial assistance. For example, we may need to disclose your personal information to government funding agencies to process financial assistance applications, financial institutions to confirm student enrolment and to independent student loan administration companies to process student loan documents. In addition, we may also share some information about award recipients with donors of our awards or may use limited information about you to promote good news in departmental brochures, newsletters or other forms of media. Other than as set out herein, we will not disclose your personal information unless we obtain your prior written consent or unless required by law.
  • Ryerson has a policy on protection of personal information and an access to personal information procedure and a privacy complaint process. Refer to for complete details.
  • If you have questions about the collection, use and disclosure of student information by Ryerson, please contact:
    • Secretary to the University Registrar, Office of the Registrar, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3 or by phone at 416-979-5100

The availability and monetary value of all awards, bursaries and scholarships are subject to change. The Student Financial Assistance Office reserves the right to change the listed award, scholarship or bursary information and/or value without notice. Ryerson's awards, scholarships and bursaries are not transferable to other postsecondary institutions.

Awards Subject to Cancellation: Students that withdraw, reduce their course load, alter their program of study, experience a decline in grades or no longer meet other scholarship eligibility/requirements may have to forfeit all or part of their award. The decision will be made by the Student Financial Assistance Office and will be based on the terms of the award, circumstances leading to the student becoming ineligible and educational costs incurred already. A cancelled award will be a charge against the student's University customer/fee account.

Scholarship Terms and Conditions