By Hayley Graham, Undergraduate student at the RTA School of Media, Faculty of Communication and Design
I’ve always loved storytelling, whether it be listening to a story or telling one. So, when the opportunity to take the RTA International Development course to work on a storytelling project for Amref Health Africa came about, I couldn’t let it pass me by.
Along with 6 of my fellow classmates and our professor, Lori Beckstead, I travelled to Kenya for 2 weeks in February 2017 to film two projects.
During the first week, we travelled outside of Nairobi to Magadi to film a documentary about Amref’s project, Alternative Rites of Passage on the topic of female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital circumcision.
Continue reading “#DiscoverDagoretti: RTA Community Engagement in Kenya (Part 1 of 3)”
By Jade du Preez, Inbound Exchange Student from the Journalism program at Edinburgh Napier University
“Yeah, but why Canada?” This was probably the most commonly asked question from local Torontonians. They couldn’t understand why someone as well travelled as myself would spend four months in Canada, of all the countries I could have picked. And here’s why; Canada is the most beautiful and polite country I’ve ever visited. Never have I encountered nicer people in such a big city, and I’ve lived in a few cities!
Continue reading “Seeing life in a new light: Looking back on my exchange at Ryerson University”
By Michael Pham, Undergraduate student in the School of Business Management, Ted Rogers School of Management and President of AIESEC Ryerson
Note from the Editor: AIESEC is the world’s largest non-profit youth-run organization. It helps develop global-minded leaders by sending students and graduates abroad through its global volunteer, talent and entrepreneurship programs. Michael Pham participated in AIESEC’s Global Volunteer exchange program, which focuses on achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Continue reading “Working Towards Achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: Reflections on my AIESEC exchange in Taiwan”
By Nikita (Mykyta) Drakokhrust, Undergraduate student in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Faculty of Arts
Note from the Editor: Nikita Drakokhrust was 1 of 13 Politics and Governance students who traveled to Washington DC from March 4 – March 12, 2017. The trip is a major component of the course CPOG490: Politics and Government in Washington DC.
Whether you have traveled before or not, your expectations are usually very different from what your experiences turn out to be. Having traveled to several countries before, I figured Washington DC would be another trip with tourism and of course school work. But it wasn’t.
Continue reading “Evolving Life Perspective through World Travels”
RISExC is a student-run group that helps new Ryerson exchange students settle into life in Toronto. The committee is mostly made up of current Ryerson students who have previously participated in the exchange program. The group plans social events and sightseeing trips in Toronto.
Joining RISExC is not only a great way to become involved in exchange community, it is also an opportunity to draw on your lived experiences to help others feel more comfortable here in Toronto.
Join the RISExC Fall ’17 – Student Group Facebook page.
Interested in taking a leadership role on the committee?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: RISExC Committee Fall’17 and join the RISExC Fall’17 – Organizer Facebook Page.
Continue reading “Getting Involved in the Exchange Community: Join RISExC!”
By Andrew Walls, Undergraduate student in the School of Business Management , Ted Rogers School of Management
With a worried look on his face, my younger brother said to me “Don’t get eaten by spiders”. He was worried the Goliath Bird Eater spider he’d seen in a “Deadliest Things” YouTube video would chomp me.
This sentiment entirely reflected people’s opinion of Australia after I told them about my upcoming exchange at Curtin University. They couldn’t understand why someone would risk their life like that. It seemed daft. As they saw it, Australia was home to the deadliest most poisonous things on Earth.
Continue reading “Thoughts from a mate in Australia”
By Cassandra Tavukciyan, Master’s Student in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management
Greetings from New York City! For the past five months, I have been completing an internship at the New York Public Library’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs. This internship is a residency requirement for my Master’s degree in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management at Ryerson. As an intern with a focus on photographic preservation, I have been able to gain hands-on training and experience in archiving and managing photographic collections of a major research library. Ryerson International and the RIWEF Award further assisted me in this pursuit with minimal amounts of financial constraint thus ensuring I complete my internship to a high standard.
Continue reading “Six months in the New York Public Library’s Photography Department”
When planning for exchange at Ryerson University, finding appropriate living arrangements can often be a challenge. As you start your search, there are many factors to consider such as cost of living, location, rental agreements, etc.
Photo Credit: Vilja Keskimaki, 2016/2017 Ryerson Inbound Exchange Student
Below are some search avenues that may be helpful:
Continue reading “Planning for Exchange at Ryerson? Read this post for tips on finding short-term housing in Toronto”
By Serena Lalani, Undergraduate student in the School of Journalism, Faculty of Communication and Design
I’m not sure what day of the week it is as I’ve started to lose track, but what I can tell you is that I’m currently sipping rosé on the coast of Greece and life feels nothing short of a dream come true.
Only 4 short months ago, my 3 suitcases and I were nervously boarding a plane from Toronto Pearson to Amsterdam Schipol.
Continue reading “Living the European dream: Life Abroad”
AIESEC is the world’s largest non-profit youth-run organization. AIESEC helps develop global-minded leaders by sending students and graduates abroad through AIESEC’s global internship programs.
If you want to experience the rewarding feeling of being able to make a difference in other students’ lives, join the RYERSON team!
Continue reading “AIESEC RYERSON IS HIRING!”