Friday, October 19, 2012


Hello students, and a Happy Friday to you! We hope that you are all making it through your midterms and paper deadlines, and that your sleepless nights fueled by caffeine have been kept to a minimum. During this busy and crazy time of year, it can be easy to forget about all of the great things that are coming up on campus for Arts students, but have no fear - a WHAT'S HAPPENING blog post is here.



Students just like you have...

·         Started an organization that worked with youth in the Regent Park community to teach them skills, introduce them to positive role models and the idea of post-secondary education.

·         Attended  the International Youth Leadership Conference (IYLC) in Prague, a weeklong forum on world politics, international relations, law, media, business and global economy.

·         Conducted research in Trinidad and Tobago on Adult Learning Disabilities.

·         Presented their research at academic conferences nationally and internationally.

·         Taken tours through the penitentiary systems in Kingston, ON to see the Justice system in action.

·         Coordinated an Iranian New Year event on campus to help build community and raise awareness.
·         Travelled to Africa to volunteer with Global Volunteer Network's Rwandan Literacy program for a summer.


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 for all the details including the eligibility requirements, application and selection process.

If you are unable to download or open the application forms please contact

Contact your Student Life Coordinator, Stephan Tang at or call him at 416-979-5000 ext 2124 to set up an appointment to discuss your application or if you have any questions or concerns about the grant.

Applications are due soon, no later than 4:00pm on Tuesday October 23rd 2012, so submit your application today.



Come to the Involvement Fair to learn about exciting opportunities available for Faculty of Arts students. You will be presented with opportunities from all areas of interest to volunteer, gain valuable experience, develop career and leadership based skills, and orient yourself to Ryerson and the community. This is your chance to get INVOLVED!

Meet representatives from:

Your Program Course Unions
Ryerson Students Union
Toronto Public Libraries
Human Rights Watch at Ryerson
Pathways to Education
VAST (Volunteers Assisting Students and Teachers)
Positive Space
The Faculty of Arts Student Experience Centre
The Philosophy Club
International Services for Students
The Continuist
The Water Environment Federation

Date: Wednesday October 24th 2012
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 3rd floor of Podium Building
For details, contact Stephan at



Arteries 2013 is Ryerson's Sixth Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, organized by students and sponsored by the Faculty of Arts. This student-organized conference promotes excellence in academic research at the undergraduate level by giving students an opportunity to participate in an academic research conference that takes place at our very own university.
If you wrote an excellent research essay on a topic related to the humanities or social sciences and you are looking for an opportunity to present your work to a captive audience, please read on!
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to develop your public speaking and presentation skills, promote your own research, and enhance your resume or CV for professional advancement!
Submitting an Essay:
-  The essay must be a minimum of 5 pages, double-spaced, in length
-  Authors should be able to present their work in no more than 20 minutes
-  Students may only submit one essay, and should consider their submissions carefully
-  To ensure anonymous evaluation, submissions should not contain a title page or any indication of the author’s name or department, school, program or course
-  Essays should be submitted electronically, as an attachment (.doc or .docx), to the following address:
- The body of your email must include the following: your full name; student number; program of study; year of study; email address; title of the essay, and a short summary of the essay (no more than 200 words).
- Additionally, please submit a 150 word biography and a photograph of yourself (no more than 250×250, in .jpg format). Please be advised that if you are selected to present at Arteries, this information will be used on the Ryerson website, the Arteries blog, and will be published on promotional material for the conference.
- A blind panel of three senior students and three professors form the Faculty of Arts will review all submissions and proceed with the selection process.-
- Authors of essays selected for presentation will receive a certificate of merit, in addition to the personal and professional advancement that participation in an academic conference awards.

Important Dates:
-- Final date and time to submit entries: Friday, January 11th, 2013, 11:59pm.
-- The sixth ARTeries conference takes place: Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at the Oakham House
-- For further information, questions, and to find out how to get involved please visit: or contact

Just a heads up from TMP and the Student Life Team that we will be starting ongoing weekly programming for arts students.  These will alternate between social events and academic workshops. We would love to see you all there to learn something new and meet your TMP/Arts family.  All students from all programs welcome!  Come out and tune-in to your faculty of arts!

WHO: TMP and Student Life
WHAT: Social and academic events
WHEN: Thursdays 1PM-2PM
WHERE: Arts Lounge (POD349)
WHY: Get social and learn something new


Oct 25 - Mix and Mingle
Nov 1 - Careers Workshop
Nov 8 - Game Day
Nov 15 - Volunteer Workshop
Nov 22 - Mix and Mingle
Nov 29 - Exam Study Tips!!!!


That's all for now folks! Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 1, 2012


Happy Monday folks, and Happy October (can you believe it's already October???)! We hope that you are all having a great start to your week and that you are settled into your classes.

As all of you are aware, Ryerson has introduced a Fall reading break this year! I know I am looking forward to it (and the turkey dinner that will precede it), and what better way to ring in the reading week than with the Welcome Back Bash?

The 2nd ANNUAL FACULTY OF ARTS WELCOME BACK BASH is taking place this Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:30 PM at the Hard Rock Café! There will free food, prizes, a DJ, and dance floor - what more could you possibly need to have a great time?

This year, we are also going to be having a showcase of the talented musicians in our faculty with ARTS GOT TALENT! Come out and support your fellow students as they take the stage on Wednesday night - it's going to be a great show!

As this is an all ages event, a wristband policy will be in effect, so don't forget your ID! As well, there is no cover and this event is open to all Ryerson students - so if you have a friend in another faculty that wants to come, they are more than welcome!

It's going to be a great time, so don't forget to join us this Wednesday night!