#HTMRyerson virtually celebrated award recipients
The Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management was pleased to host the annual 2020 Awards Night Celebration on November 12th! HTM Faculty, Staff, students, alumni, donors, and industry associates gathered for a virtual event hosted on Zoom.
Despite barriers from COVID-19, the program offered a 30-minute presentation with host Director Frédéric Dimanche and speakers Philip Mondor, alumnus Geoffrey Handelman, and Dr. Norman Shaw. The achievements of students and alumni were celebrated by over 100 attendees!
Mohamed Lachemi, President and Vice-Chancellor of Ryerson University, and Daphne Taras, Dean of Ted Rogers School of Management, sent in their congratulatory messages to award winners.
HTM alumnus, and Ryerson's Gold Medal Award recipient Geoffrey Handelman ('20) gave the thank you address on behalf of award recipients to our generous donors by introducing a video of our students' "thank you" messages. Dr. Norman Shaw presented the awards received by HTM Faculty and gave closing remarks at the celebration.
Congratulations to our hardworking award winners! We can't wait to see what our future hospitality and tourism leaders achieve.
Philip Mondor - Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Industry Award 2020 Recipient
Thank you to Philip Mondor, President and CEO of Tourism HR Canada, for speaking at the event. Mondor is the recipient of the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Industry Award 2020.
The award is presented in recognition of significant support for the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University. We would like to recognize Philip Mondor as an industry leader, promoting the sector to help build a world-leading tourism workforce through employment data based on rigorous research, in addition to his contributions to the School as a member of our Advisory Council, and as a guest speaker in classes and student-run conferences.
Bill Pallett Memorial Award
The Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is proud to honour Bill Pallett, friend, colleague, and mentor of the program through the first distribution of the Bill Pallett Memorial Award.
Bill was an alumnus of Ryerson University. Upon graduation, he launched his career through different roles in the industry, eventually leading him to become the Senior Vice President at Delta Hotels for 25 years. He was a big supporter of our School and left an impactful legacy in the industry.
We were very fortunate to have Bill's partner Charlie Nucifora, attend the Awards Celebration to see HTM Staff and Faculty, and Bill Pallett Memorial Award recipient, Linh Nguyen.
Bill's accomplishments, impact on HTM Ryerson, and the hospitality and tourism industry will be remembered by everyone. His legacy continues to live on with this memorial award.
List of 2020 Award Recipients
|Award Name||Award Winner(s)
Dennis Beatty Entrance Award
|Jenny Ng, Grzegorz Kostrzewa|
Peter Fyvie Entrance Award in Hospitality
|Hospitality and Tourism Management Entrance Award||Isabel Marimon Gonzalez|
|Marriott Hotels Entrance Awards||Mohammed Benyahya, Laurin Paterson|
|Ryerson Hospitality Alumni Association Entrance Award||Parita Shah|
|Toronto Hong Kong Lions Club Entrance Award||Tamer Abuhelal|
|Ted Rogers School of Management General Entrance Awards||Yuanfei Li, Jiaming Guo, Amalia Marimon Gonzalez, Isabel Marimon Gonzalez, Jingchun Zhou, Devanshi Savaliya|
|Ted Rogers School of Management Renewable Entrance Award||Amalia Marimon Gonzalez|
|William F. Lougheed Hospitality and Tourism Memorial Award||Jonathan Braun|
|Canadian Hotel Investment Conference Entrance Award||Connie Chiu, Kinneret (Chaya) Witty|
|Bento Sushi Food Service Award||Brenda Nguyen|
|Suzanne Bristow Memorial Award||Geoffrey Handelman, Sarah Whistance-Smith|
|CITAP – Hidi Nishi Award||Laiqa Lalani, Olivia Howell|
|Colliers International Hotels Award||Shi Tang|
|George B. Davidson Scholarship||Minah Kim|
|Director’s Award of Excellence||Michelle Novotny|
|William M. Duron Research Award||Raina Patel|
|The Granite Club Award in Memory of Sarah Threapleton||Sandra Henstridge|
|Greater Toronto Hotel Association Award||Maja Waszkiewicz, Mariana Alfaro Quintanilla|
|Hospitality and Tourism Management Quality Service Award||Chantal Wong|
|Hospitality and Tourism Management Research Award||Annie Bird|
|Hospitality and Tourism Revenue Management Award||Michelle Novotny|
|Jack O. Hurlbut/Bitove Foundation Scholarship||Juan Lopez|
|Intrepid Travel Responsible Tourism Award||Olivia Howell|
|Ralston Kwan Information Technology Award||Mai Trinh|
|Rita Lingner Award for Hospitality and Tourism||Ganagavally Easwarasubramaniam|
|Mandarin Restaurants Service Award||Madeleine Lucier|
|J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Award||Kimberly Natalucci|
|Karim Mohammadi Award for Excellence||Kimberly Natalucci|
|MTCC – Walter Oster Award||Liana Cook, Priyanka Mirpuri, Brenda Nguyen|
|Howard Muchnick Student Leadership Award||Kimberly Natalucci|
|Bill Pallett Memorial Award||Linh G. Nguyen|
|William B. Pattison Research Fellowship||Brian Riback|
|Renard International Hospitality Consultants Ltd. Award||Laiqa Lalani|
|RHAA Commitment to the Industry Award||Mai Trinh|
|RHAA Green Award||Laiqa Lalani|
|RHAA Spirit of Community Award||Kimberly Natalucci|
|J. Duff Shaw Meeting and Convention Management Award||Aliya Baggia|
|J. Duff Shaw Incentive Travel Award||Liana Cook|
|Destination Toronto Award||Hayley Johnson-Skinner, Ganagavally Easwarasubramaniam|
|Richard Wade Professor Emeritus Hospitality Marketing Award||Rosanna Xie|