Friday, June 22, 2012

Student award being established in memory of Ryerson teacher, journalist and editor
Charles Oberdorf

Family, friends and colleagues of the late Charles Oberdorf are creating an award in his name at Ryerson University‚Äôs G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.  Oberdorf, the coordinator of the Magazine and Web Publishing program, died in September. (See earlier post)
Fundraising is underway now for the award, which will be housed at Ryerson.  His family has made the first contribution.
It is intended that an annual prize of $1,000 will be given to a student about to complete the Magazine and Web Publishing certificate. Students would be nominated by faculty. From among them the winner each year will be chosen based on over all excellence and deemed potential for making the same kind of difference in the magazine and web publishing world in future as Charles made during his long career.
Charles was a highly respected, indeed loved, colleague and friend as a writer, editor and teacher. To know more about him, here is the obituary written by Michael Posner that was published in the Globe and Mail
The hope is to raise more than $25,000 so that an annual award may be ensured, essentially forever.  If more money is raised, more awards will be given. Contributions to the fund are charitable and donors will receive a tax receipt issued by Ryerson University.
Contributions may be made online at * Charles Oberdorf Memorial Award
For those who would prefer to send a cheque, it should be mailed to:
Charles Oberdorf Memorial Award
c/o Maureen Sheridan, Associate Director of Development
The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street, CED 613
Toronto, Ontario  M5B 2K3
416 979-5184
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