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2020 HTM Program Awards

These awards are available to all full-time students in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University. Each award listed below has criteria which can be reviewed by clicking on the award name. Please note that not all awards are offered every year. 

The year on which the awards are based is the 2019-2020 academic year. You must have taken the course(s) listed or the highest level course during the past year when a group of courses are listed.

We will be using a new online awards management system this year. Please check back mid-August to learn how to apply for awards. We will send out an email in August letting you know when you can start applying. 

Awards are subject to change at any time.

Applications through AwardSpring, external link will open up on Friday, September 11, 2020 and will close on September 30th.

HTM Award winners will be posted in October 2020. Recipients will receive their award at the virtual HTM Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 6 pm.

Awards

Glenn Brown, President and CEO, Bento Sushi, is an alumnus of our program ('88). This award was created to recognize academic achievement and demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the food service sector. Not focused specifically on restaurants, this award will be presented to an individual expressing interest in the retail side of food service which includes Grocery "Home Meal Replacement", Institutional Food Service and Quick Service Restaurants.

Eligibility Conditions:

  • Be entering 3rd or 4th year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Have current or past work experience in the food retail/foodservice business with career interests in this sector
  • Successful completion of Foodservice Operation and Control (HTF100)
  • Application must include: 200 word essay expressing why the student is interested in pursuing a career in the food retail/foodservice sector
  • By application, weighted as follows: 75% essay, 25% academics

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Suzanne Bristow was a well-known leader in the event management industry. As President and CEO of Crossroads Entertainment and Event Corporation, Suzanne Bristow set the standards for the industry, working to promote event management as a distinct and complex component of the hospitality and tourism industry. Suzanne taught the Events Management course in Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University for a number of years. The Suzanne Bristow Memorial Award was established in 2002 in honour of Suzanne Bristow's legacy.

Eligibility Conditions:

  • Achievement of the highest grade in Event Management (HTT 607)
  • By selection

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Conditions:

  • Achievement of the combined highest grade in Tourism Demand, Supply and Distribution (HTT 150)
  • By selection

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

The Canadian Inbound Tourism - Asia Pacific Association (CITAP) is a trade organization in Vancouver that supports and promotes tourism within Canada from countries in Asia Pacific Region. It was founded by Mr. Hidi Nishi, a businessman who developed several Japanese Tour Companies in BC. His work grew the organization and broadened its reach across Canada, and when he passed away in 2015, the organization wanted to honour his legacy by establishing awards for students in universities across the country.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 2 awards at $1,000 each
  • Applicants must have completed second year and are entering third year
  • Submit a short essay (250-400 words maximum) on the Asia-Pacific Inbound Tourism sector in Canada
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 3.0
  • By application

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to students who have completed third year and entering their fourth and/or final year of studies
  • Achievement of a minimum grade of a B in Managerial Accounting (HTA 402) and Financial Management (HTA 602) for Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Provide the list of work experience in the lodging sector of hte hospitality industry
  • In a written statement, express interest in both hotel real estate and/or financing, plus interest in assisting in volunteering for the Annual Canadian Hotel Investment Conference during fourth year
  • By application, weighted as follows: 50% work experience, 50% written statement

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

This award was originally conceived and implemented by students in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in 1982 in recognition of a great professor and friend. It now represents, in his memory, the generosity of his many friends and colleagues. George Davidson will always be remembered for his dedication to the welfare and future of his students and his love of teaching.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Achievement of high grade on Lodging Management Foundation (HTL 130)
  • In a written statement, indicate your significant contribution to the Hospitality and Tourism Management program through extra-curricular and/or co-curricular activities
  • By application 

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Awarded to the 2020 graduating student with the highest CGPA who has exhibited a commitment to excellence in academic course work
  • By selection

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

To provide a 3rd or 4th year Hospitality and Tourism Management undergraduate student with the opportunity to conduct research that will enrich their knowledge and that of the tourism and hospitality industry with the intended result to submit for publication and presentation at a conference.

  • Award will be paid out in 2 installments. 50% will be given out in November and the remaining 50% on completion
  • Awarded to a third year or fourth year student
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 3.0
  • Have a grade of B or higher in HTR 741 Hospitality and Tourism Research Concepts
  • Submit a 500 word (maximum) proposal that includes a statement of interest, your research idea, proposed method (approach to carry it out), and potential implications/benefits of the research
  • Note: Your research work cannot be part of a project for which you are being paid or receiving credit. However, it can be an extension of other research/academic work
  • By application

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

The Granite Club Award, in memory of Sarah Threapleton, was established in the fall of 1995 just months after her graduation from the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Sarah was well known for her academic excellence during her four years at Ryerson and she continued her high level of work at the Granite Club.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Awarded to a student who has completed third year of the program with a minimum CGPA of 2.67
  • Provide a written statement identifying experience in the Canadian Club Management environment, and your interest in pursuing club management as a career
  • By application, weighted 100% on written statement

All applicants must be full time student with a Clear Standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 2 awards at $2,100 each
  • Completed first year
  • Achievement of B+ in the following first year HTM courses: Food Service Operation and Control (HTF 110), Lodging Management Foundation (HTL 130) and Tourism Demand, Supply and Distribution (HTT 150)
  • Provide in written your work experience in hotels/resorts
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person and live in Ontario
  • Demonstrate financial need on the general budget form
  • By application, weighted as follows: academics 40%, financial need 40%, written component 20%

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

John Burt was an active member of a number of associations including the Cornell Society of Hotelmen, the Tourism and Travel Research Association and the Travel Industry Association of Canada. John developed an international presence, providing assistance to private and public sector clients throughout the world. In addition, he lectured and published on topics in tourism, hospitality and the gaming industry.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Achievement of at least a B in Meeting and Convention Management (HTL 503), and any of Asset Management in Hospitality (HTL 510), Advanced Hospitality Management (HTH 706), orThe Value of Branding in Lodging (HTL 701)
  • Provide a written statement on experience in hotel/resort operations and career objective to continue in the hotel/resort sector upon graduation
  • By application

All applicants must be a full time student with a clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
All awards are subject to change without notice. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Achievement of highest grade in Revenue Management for Hospitality and Tourism (HTA 708)
  • By selection

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Awarded to a student who has completed first year and going into second year
  • Achievement of a minimum B grade in Service and Professionalism (HTH 102)
  • Provide a written statement on academic performance, hospitality work experience, extracurricular involvement (activities and honours) and personal attributes
  • By application

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility criteria: 

  • Achievement of at least a B grade in Research and Data Analysis (HTR 841)
  • Provide a written statement on a combination of academic performance, hospitality work experience, extracurricular involvement (activities and honours) and personal attributes
  • By application

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Competed either Issues in Tourism (HTT 509) course, and/or Sustainable Tourism Development (HTT 510), with a minimum grade of 3.0 (B)
  • Applications must include a personal essay (500 words) that outlines your commitment to sustainability 
  • By application

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Jack Hurlbut was a guiding force behind the Winco Steak n’ Burger chain which he helped expand to 50 units in Eastern Canada. In 1987, he joined Bitove Corporation as director, president and CEO and became vice-chairman in 1990. He served on a number of industry boards and also received numerous awards, including the Ontario Hostelry Institute’s Gold Award and the CRFA’s Companion of the Order of Good Hosts.

  • Achievement of a high average in all of the following: Foodservice Operation and Control (HTF 110), Quantity Food Production (HTF 505) and Management of Food and Beverage Operations (HTF 506)
  • Provide a written statement of evidence of supervisory foodservice experience which meets Bitove's five star objectives in cleanliness, service, presentation, friendliness and quality
  • By application

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Ralston Kwan is an HTM alumnus, '14 who created this award to recognize students with an interest in information technology in hospitality and tourism.
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Grade of 3.0 (B) or higher in Hospitality Information Systems (HTI 404)
  • Must submit a 300 word essay on "How Information Technology is impacting the Hospitality & Tourism Sector"
  • By application

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

These awards honour Rita Lingner, Facilities and Events Manager at the Ted Rogers School of Management. The award has been set up by Farah Rodrigues, TRSM graduate and former staff member of the Facilities and Events Management team.

Through her career at Ryerson, Rita had a great impact on her staff. Rita ensures a positive working environment for every member on her team. As a leader and a mentor to her staff, she creates a team that feels empowered and supported. She is known for her open door policy and fostering two-way communication, allowing her staff to achieve and thrive. 

There are two separate awards, each valued at a $1,000. One award is open to all TRSM student and the other award is open to all Hospitality and Tourism Management students. Please note that Hospitality and Tourism Management students are eligible to apply for both.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in the Ted Rogers School of Management with clear academic standing
  • Entering 3rd or 4th year of studies
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Achieved a minimum 3.0 (B) GPA
  • Submit a short (250-500 words) written statement and elaborate on the topic of mentorship. How did mentorship help you overcome challenges or adversities that you have faced during your studies or outside of school and how will this award help you focus on school.
  • Weighted: 100% written statement
  • By application

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Bill Lougheed taught in the HTM program from 1974 to 2005, and he was the Chair of our program from 1981 to 1987. He was a great mentor to countless students, alumni, and champion of the hospitality industry education in Canada. This award was created upon his retirement to recognize a student with an interest in human resources management. Bill passed away in 2018.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Awarded to a third year student going into 4th year
  • Minimum of B grade in both Human Resources Administration (HTH 503) and Organizational Behaviour 1 (HTH 601)
  • Provide a written statement of extracurricular involvement and show the intention to minor in Human Resources
  • Demonstrate a financial need on the budget form
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person and live in Ontario
  • By application

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to students who have completed third year and entering their final year of studies
  • Must demonstrate excellence in both Service and Professionalism (HTH 102) and Advanced Service Management (HTH 501) with a minimum grade of B+ in each course
  • Include a one-page cover letter describing why you are an ideal candidate who has demonstrated academic excellence and commitment in the service area
  • By application

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Karim is a 2017 graduate of our Hospitality and Tourism Management program.

This award is for students who are in their final year of studies with a CGPA of 3.0 or higher.

Criteria:

  • must be registered as an Undergraduate, full-time student in Hospitality and Tourism Management with a Clear standing
  • must have completed third year and be currently in final year of studies
  • must have exhibited a commitment to excellence in academic course work by maintaining a CGPA of 3.0 or higher
  • must be currently employed part-time and actively pursuing a career in the hospitality and tourism industry

Submit an essay with a minimum of 300 words highlighting your voluntary student leadership and how you have made an effort to gain on-the-job training through part-time employment.

Weighting of criteria:

  • 65% for written statement
  • 35% for CGPA

Deadline to apply: Monday, September 17, 2018

In naming this award after Professor Emeritus Howard Muchnick, the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management recognizes his commitment to higher education. His leadership and dedication, demonstrated during his 13 years at the university, are qualities embodied in students chosen to receive this award – students committed to “making a difference”. It recognizes a Hospitality and Tourism Management student who has made outstanding voluntary extracurricular contributions to their school, faculty, Ryerson or the community as a whole.
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nominators must provide a clear and concise description of 150 words or less on why the student should receive this award. Describe the student's volunteer contributions to their academic program, the university or community. Specify notable achievements in volunteer roles, and the impact of these achievements.
  • Itemize their volunteer activities separately
  • You will need to contact the student to let them know that you are nominating them and to get a list of their volunteer activities and a copy of their resume. They should provide documentation of their contributions when possible.
  • To be nominated, the student should be going into 3rd or 4th year and must have made a voluntary extracurricular contribution to the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management or to the Ted Rogers School of Management or to Ryerson University or to their community as a whole.
  • Include a copy of the student's resume
  • By nomination

Awarded to a full time Hospitality and Tourism Management student with a Clear standing who will be going to third or fourth year.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Walter Oster Award will be a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $7,500.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be registered as a full-time student in their 3rd or 4th year
  • Demonstrate financial need on the general budget form
  • Demonstrate interest in the convention/event sector with a 200 word essay
  • Include a resume with your application

All applicants must be a full-time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Created by Charlie Nucifora and Bill’s family and friends, this award recognizes a Hospitality and Tourism Management student who values and champions diversity and inclusion. Ryerson alumnus Bill Pallett was a lifelong supporter of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. He had a long and productive career in travel and tourism. He was well known and respected within the industry as a specialist in training, development and human resources. His long career included tenures at Wardair, CP Hotels, Four Seasons, WJP and Associated as well as an illustrious 25-year career as Senior Vice President, People Resources at Delta Hotels and Resorts. Aside from his professional responsibilities Bill dedicated countless hours to several organizations including the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Mount Sinai Health System in Patient Care and Tourism HR Canada. When it came to teaching, guiding and developing the skills one needed to succeed in the various facets of this industry Bill was brilliant. He touched, encouraged, supported, and mentored, many people throughout his life and career.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be registered as a full-time student in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th/graduating year of study
  • Meet a minimum CGPA of 3.00.

Applicants must submit a (500 word max) written statement on why diversity, inclusion and community involvement are the foundation for the future of the Hospitality Industry. Please share with us why you feel these are so important what you have done to incorporate these into your life demonstrating your commitment.

Weighting of Criteria

  • Written Statement 50%  
  • Academic Achievement 50%

All applicants must be a full-time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

William Pattison is best known in Canada for founding Delta Hotels Ltd. in 1962 with four partners, and serving as president and CEO until 1988, when the company was sold. He died in September 2015. During his tenure, Delta Hotels grew from one hotel in Richmond, BC, to a chain with hotels in seven provinces and Florida. Throughout his life, Bill was an outstanding volunteer and had a special affiliation with Ryerson, serving as Chair of the University's Board of Governors. He also served a term as president of the Tourism Association of Canada, co-chair of the Canada Japan Business Association (Tourism sector) and on the board of Guelph University.
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Awarded for a student to work as a research assistant in the Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Research in the Fall and Winter term. The award recipient must commit to work 16 hours a week in the institute in the following year. The award will be paid in 3 installments.
  • Must be a full-time student in Hospitality and Tourism Management with a CGPA of 3.0 and must be a Canadian domestic student
  • Submit a 500 word essay detailing your interest in the hospitality and tourism industry and more specifically in hotel management, and your past leadership experience
  • Include a copy of your resume

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Achievement of a high grade in Organizational Behaviour (HTH601)
  • Awarded to a second year student going into third year who has displayed a humanitarian approach toward his/her fellow students
  • Nomination submitted by fellow students
  • By nomination

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Awarded to a student who has completed second year and going into third year with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submit a 500 word essay on the topics "What level of responsibility does the Hospitality industry have to operate in a sustainable manner? What are the benefits (financial and otherwise)? What contribution should students make to this effort?"
  • By application

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

The RHAA strives to help in the creation of networks that promote and support professional and social connections.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Awarded to a current student in any year of the program who has demonstrated an awareness of this value and has contributed in a significant way to the creation of professional connections for the school and its students
  • Nomination by their fellow classmates, their teachers and/or the RHAA Executive with a letter that details their activities in support of community building. The nominee will have done this either by actively participating with the RHAA and its activities and/or by being an active volunteer in the University and HTM communities
  • By nomination

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

The RHAA is committed to industry connections as the foundation for our success.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Awarded to a student who has completed third year and has demonstrated their commitment to our industry through/by related work experience, volunteering for industry related events, and/or leadership initiatives at Ryerson
  • The applicant must demonstrate in writing, a clear understanding of their motivation and continued commitment to their chosen sector of the industry. The application should include summary of their experience.
  • Submission format should be a type-written, double-spaced essay not exceeding 750 words in length
  • By application

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Successfully completed 1st year and be entering second year
  • Have successfully completed HTL 130 Lodging Management Foundation with a minimum grade of B
  • Applications must submit a 300 word essay outlining their community and volunteer experience
  • By application, weighted as follows: 60% written statement, 40% academics

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Achievement of high grade in Business Aspects of Incentive Travel (HTT 605)
  • Write a statement explaining "Why travel is a better incentive reward for both the recipient and the company over cash and merchandise?"
  • Attach a copy of your resume
  • Demonstrate a financial need on the budget form
  • By application
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person and live in Ontario

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.  

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Achievement of high grade in Meeting and Convention Management (HTL 503)
  • Write a letter of application to a "Meeting management company explaining why you should be hired. Outline your qualifications"
  • Attach a copy of your resume
  • Demonstrate a financial need on the budget form
  • By application
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person and live in Ontario

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Enrolled as a full-time student in 3rd year
  • A full-time resident in Ontario for 365 days prior to either the start of this academic year or the date of your enrollment at the University
  • Must have a CGPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must have completed the Smart Serve certification. The Smart Serve Declaration form must be filled out and submitted with your application.
  • Demonstrate financial need on the budget form
  • In a covering letter, indicate how you have demonstrated a sense of leadership and passion for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Include your resume
  • By application

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Awarded to a student who has completed first year and entering second year
  • Achievement of a high grade in Lodging Management Foundation (HTL 130)
  • Provide a written statement indicating successful work experience in the hotel sector of the industry, as well as career aspirations directed to the hotel industry
  • By application

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Awarded to a student who has completed courses HTM 302 & HTM 402 (or equivalent), who has achieved the highest combined grades in both courses
  • By selection

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Awards are subject to change without notice.

John A. Walker was a 1982 graduate of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. He passed away in 2014 and the gift Ryerson received from the estate was to go to a scholarship in Hospitality & Tourism Management.

The expendable funds will provide 2 annual awards of $1,500 each commencing in the 2019/2020 academic year for 14 years. Funding for the award will be confirmed annually in June of each year and will be made available to eligible students in the Fall. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in the Ted Rogers School of Management with clear academic standing
  • Be enrolled in the third year of their program
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Ryerson University by completion of the student budget form
  • Meet a minimum CGPA of 3.00
  • must have applied to and go on an exchange in the upcoming year
  • Submit a short (500 words) written statement that outlines the benefits of a study abroad experience for education and personal development.
  • Weighted: 100% written statement
  • By application - must include written statement and budget form

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Awarded to a student with a CGPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completion of 100 or more volunteer hours with one or more charitable non-profit organization(s) or community based organization(s) including volunteer hours accumulated at Ryerson University. These hours must be documented by letter from the organizations.
  • By application

All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Awards are subject to change without notice.