Every year since 2007, the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) has hosted Australian students from RMIT University for a two week study tour. This summer, TRSM and RMIT celebrated the 10th anniversary of the tour, which also coincided with Canada 150!
The tour consisted of lectures, cultural visits, industry site tours, and presentations. Sandra Findlay, an RMIT master’s student in Business Administration reflected on her trip to Toronto:
“This was a once in a lifetime experience. The Ryerson study tour provided me with a unique opportunity to appreciate and evaluate relationships between global and Canadian businesses. The short term course allowed me to research a range of business topics to enhance my degree. Visiting businesses such as the Spirit of York Distillery and the Steam Whistle Brewery, as well as city green spaces including the Evergreen Brick Works were experiences I never would have organized on my own.
What I liked most about the staff at TRSM was their passion for a diversity of topics relevant to learning. They motivated me to want to work to make a difference for people across many different cultures.”
“Visiting and studying in Toronto to experience different teaching styles and ways of learning provided me with an international perspective on my studies and professional knowledge. It allowed me to gain insight into the practical challenges of working in global companies, to increase my professional networks, and to gain confidence in having the conversations that matter in business.”
Spirit of York Distillery, a place of innovation and education
Jessica Michael, an RMIT master’s student in Information Management also reflected on the study tour:
“The opportunity to live on the Ryerson campus provided me with perspective into life as a North American college student that many of us had only dreamt of! The insight of the TRSM staff gave a truly global view to topics. The pairing of lectures with relevant field trips allowed us to see many of the practical implementations of the theories explored in class.
The friendly and welcoming nature of everyone we met allowed us to celebrate events such as Pride and Canada 150 as locals. The facilities of Ryerson University, and the unique positioning of the campus in downtown Toronto, meant we could experience the city in a way most Australian visitors never have the opportunity to.”
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