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Awards and Bursaries

Wes Hall Social Entrepreneurs Award

Sent to us on behalf of the Social Ventures Zone:

The Wes Hall Social Entrepreneurs Award is an annual award that supports five full-time undergraduate students of Caribbean descent at Ryerson University who have a compelling idea for a business venture that will address a social problem, create changes in the community and make a difference to the lives of others. 


Recipients will receive $4,000 and throughout the academic year, they will participate in a series of curated workshops about social entrepreneurship and building a social enterprise in the Fall, then be paired with an SVZ startup to gain work experience and mentorship in the Winter. 


Deadline: Applications are open until October 3rd, 2021. 

Viola Desmond Student Bursary

Sent to us on behalf of the Office of the Vice President, Equity and Community Inclusion (OVPECI):

This bursary awards $1,000 to a Ryerson student who self-identifies as a Black woman and is engaged in community work. The application is available on AwardSpring until Friday, November 6, and the recipient will be notified by December. Only students with a minimum 1.67 cumulative grade point average and a clear academic standing will be considered. More eligibility requirements can be found on the Award Criteria and Nomination Process page


Named in Viola Desmond’s honour, this annual bursary celebrates the past, present and future achievements of Black women and the Black community in Canada and at Ryerson. 

Beach Deck

Mental Health Support

Ryerson Counseling Services

Centre for student development and counseling.


Student mental health support created by students.

Member Services Office

The Member Services Office is your one-stop shop for information on Health and Dental Plan, discounted movie and entertainment tickets, a variety of merchandise and the official campus lost and found. 

Good Food Market

Running monthly on Wednesdays from 3pm-6:30pm

For Part-Time Degree Members Only.

Canadian Mental Health Association

Physical & mental health program


Ryerson wellness and mental health program.

Wellness Products

Financial Resources

CESAR Emergancy Grant

The CESAR emergency grant is not intended to pay course tuition fees, ancillary fees, or course text books.

Eligibility for Emergency Grant:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a part-time degree, continuing education, or distance education course during the term of their application for a grant.

  • The applicant must demonstrate serious, emergency financial need due to unexpected circumstance that has recently occurred and is beyond their control.

  • Typically grants are awarded on medical and compassionate grounds, such as in cases of serious illness, death of a family member, eviction, and layoffs, to name a few.

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