If you want to experience the rewarding feeling of being able to make a difference in other students’ lives, join the RYERSON team!
By Desislava Stefanova, Masters Student in the Environmental Applied Science and Management Program
Last April, Ryerson International awarded me with the International Conference and Research Support Fund (ICRSF) to represent the university at the AAG International Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.
As an international student here at Ryerson, I was thrilled not only to present my research, but also to explore a new city on this side of the pond.
By Julie Germansky, Undergraduate student in the School of Journalism, Faculty of Communication and Design
Note from the Editor: Julie received a scholarship from the Ontario-Rhone-Alpes Student Exchange Program.
It’s around 5 o’clock and I am sitting on the steps along the quai du rhône, sipping a sample size bottle of côte du rhône red wine while observing the French after-five indulgence in full swing. Clusters of friends gathering for apéro, runners trace the border of the quai, the pastel palette of Lyon’s historic facade reflects off of the water, couples show heaps of PDA and baguettes and cheese are being eaten in the masses— this is the French culture thriving as I will remember. The first time I sat on those stairs, the french chatter was white noise, but now I’ve grown to understand and participate in the French lingo myself.
By Emma Dunn, PhD Student in the Graduate Program in Communication and Culture
As a PhD student, international conferencing can be intimidating. If you’re like me, when surrounded by brilliant minds in your field, you can often feel stuck somewhere between shameless optimism and crippling self-doubt. However, the recent conference I attended with the support of Ryerson’s International Conference and Research Support Fund (ICRSF) – Talking Bodies 2017 at the University of Chester, UK – helped assuage my uncertainties and increase my confidence as an emerging scholar.
Engagement; networking; motivation. If I had to summarize my experience with Talking Bodies 2017 in three words, these would suffice.
Ryerson International would like to congratulate Sierra Sun, the winner of the 2016/2017 Ryerson International Photo Contest!
Sierra is an undergraduate student in the Media Production Program at the RTA School of Media. She is currently on exchange in Hong Kong.
The Winning Photo:
Temple Street Market – Hong Kong
By Janica Portillas, Undergraduate Student in the Business Technology Management Program, Ted Rogers School of Management
Although it feels like just yesterday, it’s been well over a year since the day I left Toronto for my exchange semester abroad in Zagreb, Croatia. Fueled by my desire to explore new places and experience new things, I decided to go out of my comfort zone and set off into the unknown.
By Adel Alhalawani, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
In March 2017, I received the International Conference and Research Support Fund (ICRSF) to travel to Thailand for an unforgettable global learning experience. My wife, Rania, came with me as well!
For the first week of our trip, we explored Bangkok, getting a taste of its people, food and culture. Soon after, I presented my research on new silicate-based bioglasses for orthopedic applications at the 3rd World Congress of Smart Materials hosted by BIT Global Inc. The conference was an extremely rewarding experience. I took advantage of various opportunities. For instance, sharing knowledge from the other side of the world, discussing possible advances in the field and making plans for future collaborations with leading innovators in the sector.