Jacqueline Atkins Award:
$1000 is awarded each year to a student whose work embodies the principles of clarity, correctness, integrity and audience consideration. All students in CMN 100, CMN 200, CMN 279, CMN 300, and CMN 373 are automatically eligible for this award. Nominees must have achieved an A- or higher in their courses and be in clear standing.
Hayden is a second-year Professional Communication student pursuing a double-minor in Public Relations and Marketing. A graduate of William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute in Toronto, he chose Ryerson because of its unique and modern approach to university education. Hayden hopes to one day work in sports, either as a public relations professional, legal counsel, or marketing consultant, once he graduates in Spring 2022.
John Cross Memorial Award
The John Cross Memorial Award for Knowledge Transfer honours a career employee in the area of information systems that supports cancer research and treatment. This award of $1000 will be granted to a student in the BA in Professional Communication who demonstrates excellence in communicating specialized knowledge to non-experts.
Rama attended Terry Fox Secondary school in Vancouver, British Colombia, before moving to Toronto. She is currently a second year Professional Communication student. She was intrigued by the BA program due to the variety of frameworks through which it approaches communication. Rama explores and applies what she learns in the classroom within her ‘everyday’ experience. She has been a recipient of the Renewable Entrance Scholarship every year thus far, and hopes to earn it again next year. Her future hopes are to either continue her education and pursue a law degree or work in advertising and/or marketing.
Les Mcllroy Memorial Award
Established in memory of Les Mcllroy, this $1000 award recognizes a student who has achieved a minimum grade of A- in CMN 323 Introduction to Professional Practice and demonstrates a compassionate and egalitarian approach to humanity through public or community volunteer work and through an understanding of the role of ethics in professional communication.
Antoine is a Pro Com BA alumnus who started off his Ryerson journey in the Performance Acting BFA program. He recently moved to Utrecht in the Netherlands to work towards an MA in Intercultural Communication at Utrecht University. When Antoine is not studying, Antoine loves to run. He completed the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 2018 and also participated in a 30km race in Copenhagen a few months prior. Upon finishing his Master's, Antoine hopes to fill an intercultural training role in either Brussels or Toronto.