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Scholarships & Awards

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The following is a list of scholarships and awards specific to civil engineering graduate students. For a list of Faculty-specific scholarships and awards, visit FEAS’s Funding Options page. For additional scholarships and awards available to all Toronto Metropolitan University graduate students, visit the Graduate Studies Scholarships and Awards page.

This award is reserved for graduate students in the field of geomatics. To be eligible, you must develop a paper—using products and services provided by Cansel—that challenges conventional thought and offers new insights.

To be eligible for this award, you must be registered as a full-time graduate student at Toronto Metropolitan University with a clear academic standing and enrolled in the geomatics field of the civil engineering program. You must also have completed a minimum of four graduate courses in your current degree program at Ryerson, and have a minimum CGPA of 3.67 (A-).

This annual award is reserved for civil engineering graduate students in the field of geomatics. To be eligible, you must demonstrate academic excellence and exceptional professional and leadership skills.

Graduate Assistant Awards of Excellence

The purpose of the Graduate Assistant Awards of Excellence is to recognize, promote, and reward the contributions that graduate assistants make to enhance the quality of the undergraduate student learning experiences In the Department of Civil Engineering at Toronto Metropolitan University.


Nominees must have worked as a graduate teaching assistant (GA) of Civil Engineering undergraduate courses over the past academic year. A person can receive this award only once throughout their time at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Nomination Process

Nominations may be made by:

  • Undergraduate students of the nominating GAs,
  • Other GAs working in the same courses,
  • Instructors who supervise the nominating Gas, or
  • Gas themselves

Nomination package includes the following documents in one PDF file:

  • Nomination letter: the nomination letter includes a statement of maximum 1000 words highlighting the main contribution of the nominee and why she/he deserves this award.
  • One letter of support: the letters of support (maximum two pages) should provide specific examples of why the nominee should be considered for the GA Award of Excellence. The letter of support can be submitted by (a) course instructor, or (b) student(s), or (c) both the instructor and the student(s), other than the nominee.

Award Criteria

The nomination package should demonstrate how the nominee has embodied teaching excellence through:

  • Applying effective teaching strategies and diverse teaching methods (40%)
  • Providing effective feedback to improve the quality of undergraduate education (20%)
  • Incorporating equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching (20%)
  • Ongoing commitments to teaching through professional development (such as Graduate Teaching Development Program, attendance of TA/GA workshops and teaching and learning seminar and conference) (20%).

Selection Process

Two awards are selected for every academic year: one award for Fall Semester and one award for Winter Semester. Award winners will receive a cash prize ($300) and a certificate.

The selection of winners will be done by the Scholarships and Awards Committee of the Civil Engineering Graduate Program.

Nomination Deadline

A call for nomination will be sent out to all graduate students and instructors in early fall, with a specific deadline. The nomination package must be submitted to Office Manager Ms. Helen Rusan ( by email.


Previous Award Recipients