program area

Communication & Culture

award type

Active students (In-course)

The Asper Foundation Communications Award will make available one or more awards to students working in, or seeking to work in, the communications industry. Preference will be given to support a student undertaking an RRU communications-related degree.

Mr. David Asper, former Chair of Publications Committee, CanWest Communications Corp. has been quoted as saying: "A vital part of succeeding in our business is through education and we are confident our donation will provide long-term benefits to the broadcast and communications industries in BC and across the country."


  • enrolled in communication-related degree program
  • working, or seeking to work in the communications industry

How to apply

  • this In-Course Award is open to students who are (or will be) active in their program on the deadline date
  • pending the availability of funding, the competition will run annually from September 1st to November 1st (closes 11:59pm RRU time)
  • applications are submitted online through MyAdmin. A full list of awards in competition will be viewable upon login
  • address eligibility criteria for all awards in that competition one one-page essay with your name in top margin