Thursday, February 18, 2016

Volunteer for the IRSA in August!

Looking to get more involved? Volunteer for the International Rural Sociological Association (IRSA) between August 10-14, 2016.

The XIV World Congress of the International Rural Sociological Association (IRSA) is an inclusive forum hosting nearly 1,000 international scholars, practitioners and government representatives working in a variety of fields and disciplines. Its purpose is to address solutions to fight the inequities and injustice faced by many rural peoples, and to build a sustainable relationship between rural and urban regions here in Canada and around the world.

Why volunteer?

Receive free registration! When you volunteer for 8 hours you’ll receive free registration and be able to attend IRSA sessions and activities when you are not on a volunteer shift.

Meet and network with a diverse range of interesting people including other Ryerson students and international congress participants.

Take advantage of this great opportunity for your personal and professional growth

Receive a letter of appreciation from the IRSA organizers attesting the number of                   volunteer hours you have completed.  

Food and beverage will be provided for all volunteers

You will also be given an IRSA volunteer t-shirt.  

Who are we looking for?
If you are enthusiastic, dependable and hard-working, then you are exactly who we are looking for.  No previous experience is required. 
Please note, there will be a brief orientation session (date and time to be confirmed) to ensure that you are properly prepared. Attendance at one of two proposed session times is mandatory for all volunteers.

What roles are available?

Help is needed with:
Kiosk attendance
Support with receptions
Support with attendees and presenters in breakout rooms
Registration table
Room setup and tear down

How to apply:

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please complete and submit the online registration form.   

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Meg MacLean 
by email at or by phone at 416-979-5190.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Meet the Faculty of Arts' new Interim Associate Dean: Dr. Andrew Hunter

Dr. Andrew Hunter is the new Interim Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson. Previously, Dr. Hunter was the Chair of the Philosophy and Music department for almost 10 years before joining the Dean's office.  Dr. Hunter replaces Dr. Marcia Moshe, who has moved into the position of Vice-Provost, Academic.

We sat down with Dr. Hunter to have a quick chat and to discuss his new role as Interim Associate Dean.

The Arts Student Life team would like to know, what is your favourite quality about the Faculty of Arts?

Hunter: I really like the energy of the students. They are so enthusiastic and very diverse!

How about the Faculty in general?

Hunter: There is so many activities taking place in the faculty. I really enjoy the amount of research projects being done.  Our faculty members are a very collegial group and everyone is very friendly.

What is your favourite show?

Hunter: Sherlock!

What are your goals while being in this position as Associate Dean?

Hunter: I really want to support and be there for all the Arts students, including the 11 Course Unions and the newly formed Ryerson Arts Society. I also want to help my faculty members and colleagues.