A photo of the rocks on Lake Devo where artist Lori Blondeau has installed images of Indiegnous women in red to call attention to the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.
03 Oct 2017

Three Threads of Commitment: Ryerson Student Affairs’ Response to Truth and Reconciliation Commission

In the preface to the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), Justice Murray Sinclair declares that “reconciliation is not an

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Black ink swirls
30 Jun 2017

My Sparkling Trail of Courage and Failure

About 1 ½ years ago, I wrote about creativity in the Student Affairs workplace for this very blog.  Now I’m tasked with writing about ‘failure’

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Students at Orientation Week walk through the sunny Quad
28 Jun 2017

Failing “Akeisha”: Who Isn’t Coming to Orientation Week?

Orientation Week. The big, “Welcome to Ryerson!” We plan for months to create this inviting, inclusive space, accessible to all incoming students—and only a handful

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27 Jun 2017

A Fee that Fits: Why Housing Is Moving to a Four Installment Plan

The cost of housing is hot topic in the news and media lately, especially for cities like Toronto. Whether it’s discussing the cost of buying

Valerie Bruce 0
Students in the SLC
26 Jun 2017

No Time to Wait: the On-Going Journey to Support Students in a Timely Fashion

Waiting. It’s seems almost inescapable, especially in our city where we wait in line-ups for food, a place on public transit, and a space on

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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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The AAS manager talks to a student, laying out his plan for the future of AAS.
03 Mar 2017

Our Time to Swim: Navigating the New Waters of Disability Support

Our Time To Swim is a week long series that takes you inside the high-stakes, rewarding work of making education accessible to all students. Learn how

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Students study and work on the 4th floor of the SLC, waiting for a chance to see a facilitator today.
02 Mar 2017

Our Time to Swim: Turning the Tide

Our Time To Swim is a week long series that takes you inside the high-stakes, rewarding work of making education accessible to all students. Learn how

Deena Shaffer 0
Michelle and her support dog, Odin.
01 Mar 2017

My Time To Swim: A Student’s Academic Accommodation Support Story

Our Time To Swim is a week long series that takes you inside the high-stakes, rewarding work of making education accessible to all students. Learn how

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A facilitator talks to students; overlayed on top of the image—a chart of the exponential student registrants in AAS...
01 Mar 2017

Our Time to Swim: Contextualizing Staff Burnout in Disability Services in Higher Education

Our Time To Swim is a week long series that takes you inside the high-stakes, rewarding work of making education accessible to all students. Learn how

Sarah Kloke 2
Books piled on the edge of a desk, hands in the background busy integrating pedagogy into AAS.
28 Feb 2017

Our Time to Swim: The Undertides & Undertones of Accommodation Facilitation

Our Time To Swim is a week long series that takes you inside the high-stakes, rewarding work of making education accessible to all students. Learn how

Deena Shaffer 0
The director works at a desk, the tide outside the window rising...
27 Feb 2017

Our Time To Swim: the Critical Juncture of Ryerson’s Disability Services Office

Our Time To Swim is a week long series that takes you inside the high-stakes, rewarding work of making education accessible to all students. Learn how

Christina Halliday 2