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YSGS Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Education Award Recipients

The Yeates School of Graduate Studies (YSGS) Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Education Award recognizes faculty excellence in the complex process of mentoring graduate students to prepare them for productive careers. There are a total of seven awards: one to be allocated to a faculty member in each of Ryerson’s Faculties and one for a faculty member associated with an interdisciplinary program. Note: a faculty member that works with an interdisciplinary program or another graduate program outside of their Faculty may be considered for both their home Faculty YSGS award and any other appropriate award within the YSGS Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Education Awards.

Award recipient(s) will receive a certificate of recognition and a monetary award of $2,000 as a one-time payment (subject to applicable deductions).

Key criteria: Graduate student mentorship

2022 recipients

Harald Bauder

Interdisciplinary Studies - Immigration and Settlement Studies, Faculty of Arts

Dr. Bauder has made outstanding contributions to interdisciplinary graduate student education at Ryerson University. Since he joined the university in 2009, he has been appointed to the interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Immigration and Settlement Studies (ISS). From 2016 to 2021, he served as the ISS Graduate Program Director. His leadership is characterized by supervising and mentoring an exceptional number of interdisciplinary graduate students, spearheading innovative programs such as the International Graduate Student Exchange between Ryerson and the University of Osnabruck in Germany, and initiating a Graduate Student Paper Challenge with the federal ministry for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Andre Laplume

Master of Science in Management, Ted Rogers School of Management

As the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Andre Laplume has shown exceptional dedication to a burgeoning Master of Science in Management program, as well as a budding Ph.D. in Management program. He led the transformation of the MScM program to establish its unique identity as a research-focused program and made distinctive contributions to leading the operationalization of the newly launched Ph.D. in Management program. Meanwhile, he is also a well-rounded educator and prolific researcher. He develops a number of courses in both programs and publishes in top-tier academic journals and brings SSHRC grants to support a number of graduate students.

Alison Matthews David 

Fashion, The Creative School

Since the Fashion MA program’s inception in 2010, Dr. Alison Matthews David has risen to the changing demands of graduate education through leading and nurturing the fashion scholars and professionals of tomorrow in the classroom, and beyond. In addition to her example as a leading scholar in her field, she has provided a diversity of opportunities for students’ professional and scholarly advancement. A notable example is co-founding Fashion Studies, an open-source journal through which many Fashion MA students have published and reviewed fashion scholarship. Thanks to Dr. Matthews David's efforts, Fashion MA alumni have accomplished noteworthy professional achievements.

Past recipients

  • Mehrunnisa Ali
    Immigration and Settlement Studies, YSGS Interdisciplinary
  • Nina-Marie Lister
    Urban Development, Faculty of Community Services
  • Katy McCormick
    Documentary Media, Faculty of Communication & Design
  • Ali Miri
    Computer Science, Faculty of Science
  • Donna Smith
    MBA Program, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Miranda Campbell
    School of Creative Industries, Faculty of Communication and Design
  • Seung Hwan (Mark) Lee
    School of Retail Management, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Mehrab Mehrvar
    Department of Chemical Engineering, YSGS Interdisciplinary
  • Maurice Roche
    Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts
  • Alireza Sadeghian
    Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science
  • Sharareh Taghipour
    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Anthony Bonato
    Mathematics, Faculty of Science
  • Marta Braun
    Film and Photographic Preservation and Collections Management, Faculty of Communication and Design
  • Suzanne Fredericks
    Nursing, Faculty of Community Services
  • Claire Oswald
    Environmental Applied Science and Management, Interdisciplinary
  • Julia Spaniol
    Psychology, Faculty of Arts
  • Hong Yu
    Master’s of Business Administration, Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Alagan Anpalagan
    Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Programs, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Rachel Berman
    Master of Arts in Early Childhood Studies, School of Early Childhood Studies
  • James Gräfe
    Biomedical Physics Graduate Programs, Department of Physics
  • Karen Milligan
    Psychology Graduate Programs, Department of Psychology
  • Paul Moore
    Communication and Culture Graduate Programs, Department of Sociology
  • James Tiessen
    MBA Programs, Health Services Management
  • Matthew Tiessen
    Masters of Professional Communication Program, School of Professional Communications
  • Deborah Fels
    Master of Business Administration Program, School of Information Technology Management
  • Wendy Freeman
    Master of Professional Communication Program, School of Professional Communication
  • Mehrab Mehrvar
    Environmental Applied Science and Management Graduate Program, Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Ali Miri
    Computer Science Graduate Program, Department of Computer Science
  • Candice Monson
    Psychology Graduate Program, Department of Psychology
  • Pamela Robinson
    Urban Development, School of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Krishnan Venkatakrishnan
    Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Graduate Program, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering