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

Akeisha Lari 0
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

Jesmen Mendoza 0
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

Marc Emond 1
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
The long road stretches forward, but both feet on the ground, walking side by side, the journey is all of ours to take together.
16 Feb 2017

Heeding the Call(s): On Allyship, Being a Good Friend, and Doing Better

The Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report is hovering, waiting for us to read, write, and develop programs in response to their findings. I feel

Deena Shaffer 0