2 November 2011
Ryerson students honoured for excelling in graphic communications
TORONTO—Future members of the printing industry were honoured at Ryerson University's Heidelberg Centre Wednesday evening. 
 
Students were handed individual awards sponsored by a number of suppliers in the industry, while The Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund doled out several scholarships of $1,250 to students who entered Ryerson's Graphics Communications Management program with an 80% or higher high school average.


Ryerson students celebrate their scholarships

Some of the larger awards included a $10,000 FFTA/Rossini Flexographic Scholarship to student Andrew Wong, who also receives an all-expense paid trip to the FTA Forum Conference (Wong also won a $3,000 Electronic Document Systems Foundation Scholarship); a $2,500 Francesco Giorgio Memorial Award to Alicia D'Souza, Aliya Damji, Farah Hadibhai and Hector Vargas for their presentations of an "innovative business plan for a new graphic communications company"; and a $2,700 Gary Hanna Graphic Communications Award to Eliot Kwan.


Deen Maharaj of G&K Services high-fives student Tabea Lemcke, who was the winner of $500 GK Teamwear award

Ian Baitz, chairman of Ryerson's Graphics Communication Management program, said the course has more than 460 students making it the largest of its kind in Canada. "There's tremendous careers in print out there," he said. 
— Jeff Hayward
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