Every year the RTA School of Media honours its best at an annual Awards Ceremony at Ryerson University. The Rho Alpha Kappa Alumni Association Award is given to a second or third year student who has achieved academic proficiency and demonstrated financial need, as well as made a significant contribution to RTA's sense of community at Ryerson.
The Rho Alpha Kappa Alumni Association Award is in its 18th year and is made possible by an endowed fund established by the association and administered by Ryerson University. Since 2010 the fund has generated enough money to provide mutiple awards each year.
Rho Award Recipients
2018 Jake Benaim, Julia Le Clair
2017 Sean Addis, Jake Benaim
2016 Tyler Keating, Mikael Melo
2015 Josepohine Tse, Mikael Melo
2014 Dorris Huang, Bridgit O'Rourke
2013 Char Loro, Bailey Parnell
2012 Aven Hoffarth, Emma Petrakis
2011 Will Noach, Manija Armen, Alex Shutsa
2010 Shannon Fernandez, Sinead Willis
2009 Anis Haydari
2008 Jaclyn Pal
2007 Jordan Fontaine
2006 Margarita Spevak
2005 Leanna Di Benedetto
2004 Alison Miller
2003 Dayna Salem
2002 Carrie-Ann Bissonnette
2001 Lisa Fitzpatrick
2000 Graham Lindsey
1999 Regina Lihou
2018 recipient: Jake Benaim
with Brian Bobbie, Joe Lewis, and
RTA Chair Kathleen Perrie Adams
Rho Alpha Kappa Alumni Association Award
Years of golf tournaments, curling bonspiels, poker games and sundry fund-raising events made it possible for the alumni of Rho Alpha Kappa to establish an undergraduate endowment fund at Ryerson University.
After several years of awarding a cash bursary to a Radio & Television Arts student, in 2004 the association launched the campaign for the endowment fund.
Today the endowed fund exceeds $100,000. That means annual student awards will be presented in perpetuity.
Rho Award fund
grows each year
2017 recipient: Jake Benaim with RTA Chair
Kathleen Perrie Adams, Joe Lewis,
Brian Bobbie, Les Smith
1999: The first Rho Award
recipient: Regina Lihou
2001 Recipient Lisa Fitzpatrick (with Tom Brennand
Larry Horne, Joe Lewis, Les Smith, Gord Corlett)