Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees
Isadore Sharp, Athlete
Basketball, Football, Hockey
Isadore Sharp was a multi-sport athlete during his time at Ryerson. He played on the varsity basketball, football, and hockey teams, which earned him recognition as Ryerson’s Athlete of the Year in 1951. Mr. Sharp graduated from Ryerson’s Architecture program in 1952 with a Silver Medal, and went on to be the founder, chairman, and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Named CEO of the Year by the Financial Post in 1992, Mr. Sharp was appointed an Ocer of the Order of Canada in 1993 and was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in 1998. Mr. Sharp continues to make substantial contributions to the Ryerson community both as a donor and a volunteer. The Outstanding Recent Graduate Award at Ryerson has been named in his honour.
Kevin Krasnowski, Athlete
Kevin Krasnowski (Radio and Television Arts, 2010) was a member of the Rams men’s hockey team for five seasons from 2005-2010. Krasnowski was named MVP for four consecutive years and held the role of team captain in his final three years. While with the Rams, he set the record for most games played with a total of 133 games. He received numerous awards during his time as a varsity athlete, including Ryerson’s D.H. Craighead award for his contribution to interuniversity sport as well as the award for greatest contribution to campus life and community. He was also a Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Academic All-Canadian and a recipient of both the Blue and Gold R awards. In his professional life, Krasnowski is the Founder of One Ram Media, a startup media company that specializes in video production. Since graduating, he has remained a huge supporter of Ryerson, serving as the Director of Shared Interest Groups for the Ryerson University Alumni Association as well as alumni ambassador for men’s hockey.
Men's Volleyball, Team
2005-2006 OUA Silver Medal
The 2005-2006 Rams men's volleyball team was an incredibly talented squad that dominated Ontario University Athletics (OUA). The team advanced to the OUA final and earned a silver medal, the program's first ever OUA medal. In the regular season, the Rams finished first overall with an amazing 18-2 record. The team also reached a program best No. 5 in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) weekly national top 10 poll. The Rams received several conference and national awards including the OUA MVP, OUA Rookie of the Year as well as one CIS All-Canadian, one CIS All-Rookie team selection and three OUA all-stars. Head coach Mirek Porosa was named both OUA and CIS Coach of the Year, becoming the first Ontario coach ever to win the CIS National Coach of the Year award.
Back Row (L to R): Head Coach Mirek Porosa, Malindima Sampa, Nicolas Beaver, Matt Fugard, Ryan Vandenburg,
Maciej Hryniewicki, Oleh Kovalchuk, Erik Janssen, Assistant Coach Peter Guy
Front Row (L to R): Roger Marszalek, Mark Spehr, Mark Roe, Szymon Wierdak, Lukas Porosa, Anton Hauser, Greg