Marci Ien and Dwight Drummond award support students in the RTA School of Media who are from under-represented and marginalized communities and show great potential in the fields of media production, sport media or new media.
The university values the fair and just treatment of all community members through the creation of opportunities and the removal of barriers to address historic and current disadvantages for under-represented and marginalized groups. This includes, but is not restricted to, women, racialized communities, people with disabilities and aboriginal peoples.
Two annual (expendable) awards of $1000
To be eligible for this award, students must:
• Have completed first year and be enrolled on a full-time basis in the RTA School of Media
• Submit a 500-word essay outlining their experience in overcoming adversity coming from under-represented and marginalized communities seeking equity (this includes, but is not restricted to, women, racialized communities, people with disabilities and aboriginal peoples). Applicants will include a letter of support describing their potential in the field. Letters may be from a member of the Ryerson community or someone external (e.g., high school guidance counselor, coach).