Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Ryerson Folio has recently done a feature on a graduate from our very own Faculty of Arts! Alannah O'Neill, an Arts and Contemporary Studies '10 Ryerson alumnus is now working as Associate Editor of ELLE Canada Magazine.

O’Neill’s journey in the fashion world has taken her through countless experiences, including a recent trip to New York Fashion Week, where she encountered the likes of some of her fashion heroes including Anna Wintour (Editor-in-Chief of Vogue) and Grace Coddington (Creative Director of Vogue). But besides the experience of interviewing designers and stylists (such as Pat Field), being in the blizzard of celebrities and photographers in one of the biggest fashion cities in the world reaffirmed one feeling for Alannah O’Neill: she was meant to do this.

Read the rest of the article HERE.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Arts Lounge Survey

The Arts Lounge committee is looking to do some renovations on the space in POD 349. We would like your input on what should be done! The more input we get, the more we are sure that we are catering to the needs of the students in the Faculty of Arts. The space is there for you and we want to make it as accessible and useful as possible. If you fill out our survey by November 2nd, we will take your input into consideration while making the plans for renovations.
Don’t miss this opportunity to have a say in your space!

Do the survey now!
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YYLTCS6

ARTERIES 2012

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Arteries 2012, Ryerson’s Fifth Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, is looking for enthusiastic student volunteers to assist with the planning and execution of this exciting event!

We are looking for students who wish to get involved in the following roles:
- event planning and organization
- fundraising
- internal communications
- external promotions (including social media management)
- media production
- event operations (day-of coordination)

The next meeting will be held on Friday October 28th at 3:00pm in POD 344L so come on out and be a part of this great event!

Also…

WELCOMING ESSAY SUBMISSIONS
Additionally, we strongly encourage all Ryerson students to submit an essay for the conference. Entries must be at least five pages long, double-spaced, and have been written for one of the liberal studies courses administered by the Faculty of Arts. All submissions are screened through a double-blind panel composed of three senior Faculty of Arts students and three faculty members. Essay submissions are due on Friday the 18th or January.

We look forward to your involvement in the one and only undergraduate research conference at Ryerson University!

Human Rights Watch

Are you passionate about advocating for Human Rights? Are you a Global Thinker? Are you a lover of film and media? Are you looking for a way to meet cool people at Ryerson and in Toronto?

What is Human Rights Watch?
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, Human Rights Watch gives voice to the oppressed and holds oppressors accountable for their crimes. Rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

How can I get involved?
We are looking for some excited students to take a leadership role in the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival Student Committee.

You will get to meet people involved in Human Rights Watch and become a part of this global movement as well as get special discounts to attend the film screenings and other benefits.

Check out the details at http://humanrightsfilmfestival.ca/ and www.hrw.org

If you would like to be involved please contact Stephan Tang, stang@arts.ryerson.ca today!

Student Experiential Project Grant

Are you interested in leading a project or activity?
Want to travel to volunteer?
Have a great idea and need funds to make it happen?
Want to support your group project?
Will your activity or project provide you with experiential learning, learning outside of your classroom?
Will your project benefit the Faculty of Arts, Ryerson community and you?

Then…..

The Faculty of Arts wants to support you by providing grants of up to

$1500
for your project or activity.

Carefully read through the Faculty of Arts Student Project Grant website at http://www.ryerson.ca/arts/projects/index.html for all the details including the eligibility requirements, application and selection process.

To learn more about what types of projects have been funded in the past please check out the Past Recipients section at http://www.ryerson.ca/arts/projects/pastrecipients/

Student Project Grants provide financial support for student-initiated extra-curricular projects and activities that promote experiential learning and benefit student engagement in the Faculty of Arts. (Some examples include: planning or attending a conference; community-building projects; cultural activities; travel for a specified educational purpose or activity; creative/performance art events and activities, etc.) All else being equal, projects that benefit more students will be given priority over projects that benefit fewer students. Normally, priority will be given to students who have not previously received an award.

Also feel free to contact your Student Life Coordinator, Stephan Tang at stang@arts.ryerson.ca or call him at 416-979-5000 ext 2124 if you have any questions or concerns about the grant or application process.

Applications are due soon, no later than 4:00pm on Friday October 21st 2011, so submit your application today.

NEXOS VOLUNTARIADOS

NEXOS VOLUNTARIADOS
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING ABROAD? HOW DOES PERU SOUND?

WILL YOU LIKE TO LEAVE YOUR MARK ABROAD WHILE PARTICIPATING IN CAMPAIGNS AGAINST RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, TEACHING ENGLISH AND HEALTH PROGRAMS?

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A MEANINGFUL LEARNING EXPERIENCE ABROAD, CULTURAL INTERACTION, SERVICE WORK, LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE AND EXPANDING YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAPACITIES?

IF YOU SAID “YES!” YOU MUST ATTEND THIS INFORMATION SESSION THIS UPCOMING THURSDAY OCTOBER 20TH AT 12 PM IN POD349 (ARTS LOUNGE).

Nexos Voluntarios is a non-profit organization promoted by the Inter-American Development Bank. With the support of foreign and local volunteers, as well as different national and international organizations, we work in projects related to development in the province of Urubamba, Cuzco, Peru.
NeVo aims to strengthen multilateral relations between Latin America and the Northern Hemisphere through the participation of university student volunteers from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom in a wide variety of development projects in Peru. Its projects are focused in the town of Urubamba and include: a campaign against racism and discrimination, community development in Media Luna, teaching English, and our UNFPA reproductive health program. In return for your volunteers’ service, it offers you a meaningful learning experience abroad and a balance of cultural interaction, service work, and strengthening of their Spanish language and professional capacities. Please find a more detailed description of Nexos Voluntarios on our website, http://www.nexosvoluntarios.org/.

Please join us for an hour to talk about opportunities that will build your SKILLS as well as your RESUME.

Remember:
DATE:
THURSDAY OCTOBER 20TH
TIME: 12PM
LOCATION: POD 349 (ARTS LOUNGE)
And REFRESHMENTS are on us :)
This message is for your information only! Please be aware that this organization is not affiliated with, or working through, Ryerson University in any capacity.



Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fighting the Seasonal Bug

Hello Arts Students!
I hope everyone is staying dry and warm in this crazy fall weather we are having!
I apologize for not writing recently but I have been held down by the Seasonal Bug!
Apparently a ton of people have been getting sick lately. It probably has to do with the changing seasons and the crazy weather.
So, I advise all of you to stay healthy! Mid terms are underway and no one needs to be feeling under the weather while they spend countless hours studying!
So here are my tips for staying healthy...

1. Dress for the weather!
This can be hard seeing as the weather has been changing every other day in the past two weeks, but just because it was warm yesterday does not mean it will be warm today. Check the weather before going outside and make sure you are dressed to match!

2. Eat well.
Studying can be stressful and you can often feel like making a good meal is just too much work, but it is worth it! Try to maintain a healthy diet and it will go far!

3. Get enough sleep!
Students often overlook sleep, especially the night before a midterm. DON"T DO IT! Getting that 8 hours of sleep (or however many your body needs) is crucial to staying healthy AND for performing your best on tests.

4. Exercise.
Make some time in your busy schedule for a work-out. Keeping active helps your immune system AND gets you in better shape!

5. Time Management.
If you manage your time well, you will be less stressed out. If you are less stressed out you will sleep better and will feel less like you have no time for excercise and eating well. Keeping a low stress level is key to your seasonal cold survival! Make sure you take time to relax and take care of yourself every day.

6. Wash your hands.
If you wash your hands often it is less likely that you will pick up the cold. When you touch things that others have touched and then touch your face, you are more likely to get what others have. If you wash your hands often, you can avoid this as much as possible.

If you do these 6 things, you will have a much lower chance of getting the seasonal bug.
For those of you who already have it... Go to the doctors! Doctors are getting lots of people coming in with the same thing right now and will know how to help you out. Also, get a lot of sleep. The more sleep you get, the faster your body can fight off the cold! Drink lots of liquids and follow the other pointers I gave above as well.

I hope you all are feeling great and that you don't even need this information, but giving it out can't hurt. I wish you all a great midterm time and happy studying!