By Nataleah Hunter-Young, PhD student in Communication & Culture
In December 2017, I travelled to the Netherlands to present at the first Art & Activism Conference hosted by Leiden University, located about 30 minutes outside of Amsterdam. The conference was only set to last three days but, seeing as I had never been to the Netherlands before, I tacked on an extra week and a half to the beginning of the trip so that I could explore. If you are travelling to Holland for similar reasons, and can afford to do the same, I would highly recommend it but there are a few things to be aware of before you travel.
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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
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. Continue reading International Conferencing as an International Student
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. Continue reading Shedding Skin at Talking Bodies 2017
By Christopher Xavier Mendieta, Graduate Program in Building Science
The plan went like this: stay awake on the flight to Dubai, power through and come out smiling, having beaten jetlag and remaining energized for my first international conference. Twelve hours later I walked off the plane feeling not the least bit tired, taxied to the hotel, got into the room and decided to test the bed. I woke up in the dark. My cellphone read 5:30. Perfect, I’d head out to watch the 6:30 sunrise. The receptionist at the front desk hesitated when I asked about a good place to go, “at this hour?” She replied. Continue reading The 19th International Conference on Building Simulation and Environmental Engineering in Dubai
By Olivia Wong, Master’s student in Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management
Hello from New York City! I am currently completing a six-month internship at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, as a residency requirement for my Master’s degree at Ryerson. This hands-on experience and international training on how to archive and manage a circulating audio-visual collection has been extremely valuable to support my career as a professional film archivist. This international placement required a lot of planning, but with the support of Ryerson International and the RIWEF Award, I felt confident that I could undertake this exceptional internship.
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