Operational - Student Group Awards

As part of every year end, the Ryerson Commerce Society looks to identify and recognize Student Groups for all of their hard work throughout the year. The following is a list of awards that can be offered however, they are subject to change every academic year.

Best New Initiative

The Best New Initiative award will be presented to the group that has successfully executed event(s) that has raised awareness and engagement in the Ted Rogers School of Management community. The factors used to determine will be based on involvement and outreach of the student body, originality of the initiative, and the success and sustainability of the event moving forward.

Best Cross Campus Collaboration

The Best Cross Campus Collaboration award will be presented to the group that has actively connected with their school community and collaborated on events that promoted the three pillars that shape the Ryerson Commerce Society: academic, professional and social, through this collaboration. The factors used to determine this will be the cross campus outreach that was achieved through this event, the societies/groups that were involved, the number of students in attendance and measure of feedback received from attendees. The groups mentioned as collaborators might be contacted to confirm details listed by applicant.

Best Supportive Student Group

The Best Supportive Student Group award will be presented to the group that has taken initiative to strengthen and support the general student population. This initiative(s) can be in the form of events, workshops and information sessions that support their director constituency. The factors used to determine the recipient of this award will be number and quality of events that have directly impacted the educational and professional aspirations of the group’s general membership. Another important factor includes supporting student groups that have just started out and looking to grow their presence on campus.

Student Group Leader of the Year

The Student Group Leader of the Year award is presented to the student group leader who has shown commitment and contribution to the students of Ted Rogers School of Management through their facilitation of commitment and involvement. The Student Group Leader has not only excelled in their own portfolio on their respective student groups but also went above and beyond to support others around them. The factors used to determine the winner of this award will be the measurable impacts on Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson Commerce Society, fellow Student Groups and the student body.

Best Growth

The Best Growth Award will be based on the work the group has done to increase its foot print within its direct members, the TRSM Community, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada and globally. This will be determined through new and current initiatives including events, campaigns and/or services that have provided value to all the stakeholders involved in these initiatives. The growth will be based on the work done this year and compared to the work and initiatives done in prior years by the group as part of the RCS umbrella.

Best Collaborative Event

The Best Collaborative Event award will be based on the partnerships created between 2 or more groups, which resulted in an event that served any subset of the Ryerson Community. The factors used to determine this will be an overall evaluation of the planning, marketing, level of engagement, attendance, external partnerships (sponsors), and any measure of feedback received from attendees (These factors will be used for any event-related awards). Since this award involved multiple groups, one group can apply on behalf of the other groups and all the other groups will be recognized for the event.

Best Collaborative Efforts

The Best Collaborative Efforts Award will be given to the group that was able to create the highest value of collaborations throughout the year. The efforts will be based on the level of success the collaborations resulted in and these collaborations can include (but are not limited to) events, marketing campaigns, charity drives, services, etc. The groups mentioned as collaborators might be contacted to confirm details listed by applicant.

Best Spirit

The Best Spirit Award will be given to the group that embodies the spirit of “Teddy’s House”. This will be judged by the commitment a group has shown to engage in university and external events and show the RCS, TRSM and Ryerson Blue and Gold pride that distinguished our faculty from the rest of Ryerson. Examples could include (but are not limited to) campaigns started by Student Groups supported Blue and Gold Days, participation in university events that require the presence of students, varsity game support and awards received externally recognizing spirit.

Best Marketing Campaign

The Best Marketing Campaign awards will be given to the student group who applied a unique level of innovation and execution to advertise a specific initiative that is related to their group. This would include the use of social media, videos, pictures, posters and any other marketing materials involved in the campaign. A measure of success that can also be presented is the attendance levels that were a result of this campaign.

Best Outreach to Students

The Best Outreach to Students award would be presented to a group that has shown dedication to getting their membership engaged. Examples of this dedication is through an overall picture of the marketing materials, office visits made by general members, class talks executed by a group and the communication channels used by groups (newsletters, active social media presence, etc.)

Best Academic Event

The Best Academic Event will be presented to the group that executed an event directly focused on topics related to the learning done inside the class-room (Please see Best Collaborative Event criteria for more information on the factors considered for an event).

Best Social Event

The Best Social Event will be presented to the group that executed an event directly focused on helping students engage with each other in a enjoyable and relaxed environment. (Please see Best Collaborative Event criteria for more information on the factors considered for an event).

Best Professional Event

The Best Professional Event will be presented to the group that executed an event directly focused on the career related activities. (Please see Best Collaborative Event criteria for more information on the factors considered for an event).

Best Case Competition

The Best Case Competition Event will be presented to the group that executed case based analysis conducted by multiple teams. This case competition could be internal, local, regional, national or international nature. The level of external partnerships, diversity and number of participants (institutions and individuals alike) and the event execution (see factors for event based awards) will be determining factors for the awards.

Best Corporate Relations Partnerships

The Best Corporate Relations Partnerships award will be based on the effort a student group has put in order to form value added relationships with external partners. The measures of success for this award will be based on the working relationship with the CRC team of the RCS, leads created to explore opportunities and the closing of partnership deals (both in-kind and monetary) that allow for the success of the group’s events and sustainable relationships with the external partners through proven customer relationship management techniques.

Student Group of the Year

The Student Group of the Year Award will go to the group that embodies the spirit of the Ryerson Commerce Society and the commitment it has to its membership through its three pillars of “Academic, Professional and Social”. The group who wins this award would have shown the commitment needed to provided services for its members, events that show the brand of excellence that is the Ted Rogers School of Management through all of its events, cooperation and collaborations with all its stakeholders and the sustainability needed to continue this for the future.

RCS Cares CSR Award

The RCS Cares CSR Awards is presented to the group that shows the commitment that the Ryerson shows towards the triple bottom line approach.The focus on how business can positively impact people and the planet will be the deciding factor for the winner of this award, and this could be through events, campaigns, etc.