A view of City Hall and a Canadian flag in Nathan Phillips Square
19 Jun 2017

Truths & Aspirations: RyersonSA’s Critical Reflection on Past Failures and Future Growth

As we get engage in the nationwide Canada150 conversations and – tenuous – celebrations, RyersonSA chose to reflect on our past and consider our aspirations

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
17 Jan 2017

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “The Danger of a Single Story”

TEDGlobal 2009: The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie It’s a little known fact about me, but I absolutely love story. The idea

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One hand holds the pen; the other the magnifying glass. The book is open between them—we are going to look closely at that which we know.
21 Dec 2016

In 250 Words: In What Areas Should SA Take a Critical Look Inwards?

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Student Affairs is full of passionate, caring people. It’s not a prerequisite, but it is the

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She stands beneath the tree, one hand on its bark, looking up at her potential in the future.
05 Oct 2016

In 250 Words: Why Get a Postsecondary Education?

I’m still completely absorbed with looking for the deep meaning of education (thanks in no small part to John Hannah’s Open Letter to Students), but

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A room full of students await the next event in Orientation.
31 Aug 2016

In 250 Words: How Are We Engaging Students During Orientation (and Why That Way)?

Last week, I bothered my colleagues during the busiest time of year to get to the bottom of the question: why does student affairs engage

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Student Leaders, ready to burst out of the stairwell to engage the crowd at Orientation.
24 Aug 2016

Asking the Obvious: Why Does Student Affairs Engage Students During Orientation?

This Sunday, after days (in some cases, weeks) of student staff training, Ryerson University kicks-off Orientation by moving 900+ students into Residence, followed by a

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Creative Unit at ACPA16, having a hard go during our presentation. Our own worst critics.
13 Apr 2016

Your Toughest Critic: You

This article was co-written by members of SA Creative, Bailey Parnell & Hamza Khan, and our close partner Troy Murray, SA Sponsorship & Fundraising Officer. March 2016: several members of

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RyersonSA at ACPA16 over the Montreal skyline.
16 Mar 2016

RyersonSA Goes to #ACPA16 in Montréal!

Looking for slides from the conference? Visit #RyersonSA’s SlideShare!

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Tips for conference presenting
29 Feb 2016

So You’re Presenting At A Conference: Tips for a Great Presentation

WHAT IS YOUR STORY? YOUR PRESENTATION IS A STORY, ONE YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND TO SHARE PROPERLY. ASK YOURSELF: Who are my characters? What is the conflict*,

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Jason John regals the crowd with how to find your Sweet Spot at the Start From Within PD conference.
18 Feb 2016

Start From Within: Creating Exceptional Student Experiences, 2016 SA PD Conference

[View the story “Start from Within: Creating Exceptional Student Experiences — 2016 SA PD Conference” on Storify] Looking for slides from the conference? Visit #RyersonSA’s

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ACPA 2016 logo over the Montreal Skyline at night.
08 Feb 2016

RyersonSA Presents: ACPA 2016 At-A-Glance

If you’re reading this article, there’s a really good chance you’re a student affairs professional. If you’re a student affairs professional, odds are you know

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06 Jan 2016

Just Another Day in the RyersonSA Family…

This article was co-authored by Andrew Bisnauth. #RyersonSA is a family. (And just like your actual family, you’re stuck with us, whether you want to

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