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John A. Honderich Gold Medal in Journalism

About the award

To the outstanding student in the graduating class.

The Gold Medal was established in honour of the work of John A. Honderich, journalist and editor, and publisher of the Toronto Star from 1994-2004. John studied at the University of Toronto and London School of Economics, and began his newspaper career in 1973 as an office boy and night reporter at the Ottawa Citizen. He joined the Star in 1976, working as a reporter, bureau chief in Ottawa and Washington, deputy city editor, business editor and editorial page editor before taking over as publisher. He is now a special adviser on cities to the Premier of Ontario.

Past Winners

2023 Oskar McCarson
2022 Trevor Popoff
2021 Aaliyah Dasoo
2020 Sherina Harris
2019 Nicole Di Donato
2018 Ben Waldman
2017 Sarah Jackson
2016 Allison Ridgway
2015 Erica Lenti
2014 Kelsey Rolfe
2013 Anne-Marie Vettorel