Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Ryerson AMPED Student Leadership Conference is geared toward all first-year students who are Action-Minded-People-Empowered to Dream and are interested in developing their leadership abilities. Facilitated by on-campus student leaders, this conference will provide participants the experience to partake in a variety of hands-on informative sessions and engaging group activities meant to AMPlify their leadership skills.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Sony of Canada Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Open to students currently enrolled in third year as full-time students in the School of Radio and Television Arts program and have a clear academic standing; Must have the highest cumulative GPA at the end of the second year.
Cliff Hawes Memorial Scholarship
Max Martin, Film Universal Studios Canada Scholarships in Filmmaking
For the best overall film production and highest overall academic achievement.
The Matthew Sweet Award also known as "The Get Up and Giv'r" Award
Zachary Parkhurst - Academic Achievement Award: Acting
Monday, November 21, 2011
On Friday, November 25th Ryerson residence students will participate in the 30 Hour Famine. The 30 Hour Famine is an event that was first initiated by World Vision. World Vision is a Christian organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. The 30 Hour Famine is the world's biggest youth fundraiser.
During this event, participants will fast for 30 hours in an effort to raise money to help countries in need around the world. The money raised will help impoverished communities access clean water and food. In addition, the funds will also go towards developing educational and child protection programs. As an example, last year, millions of dollars were raised by Famine supporters and some of it went towards feeding thousands of starving children in Uganda by providing agricultural education and farming tools to 800 families.
Some of the activities that will take place during the 30
hours include: board and video games,
movies, Famine trivia and going to Nathan Philips Square to watch the Cavalcade
of Lights. In addition, the lower gym in Kerr Hall has been booked for
participants to use on the Saturday from 2-4PM. There will water and juices
available plus a can’t-miss pizza party at the end of 30 hours. Come out for a
fun filled weekend and support the cause to end Famine around the world. If you
want to learn more about the cause, please visit www.famine.ca.
Friday, November 18, 2011
On Tuesday, November 22nd Ryerson Student Housing will collaborate with Health Promotion to educate and inform students in residence about various health related topics relevant to them. The topics to be addressed include: drugs and alcohol, physical health, mental health and of course, sex. Interactive activities will be used to engage students in learning about the effects of alcohol and stress. From answering trivia questions to walking around wearing beer goggles, students will have a chance to learn about issues affecting one’s health through conversations as well as life-like experiences.
The purpose of this event is to encourage students to maintain a healthy lifestyle amid the craziness of their school schedule. This health fair will also teach students strategies and methods for how they can be more in control of their personal well-being.
Students will not only learn how to improve their mental and physical health, but they will also be taught how to engage in other activities generally tied to the lifestyle of an undergrad in healthy ways. If you are a student feeling weighed down by the burden of your books or need tips on how to know your limit, come out to the Pitman lobby on Tuesday between the hours of 6:30 and 8:30 PM and get with it.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
TORONTO, ON – On Tuesday, October 11th and for the two following consecutive Tuesdays, residents from Pitman Hall, ILLC and O’Keefe House will participate in a discussion led by Jeff Perera, Co-Chairperson of the Ryerson White Ribbon Campaign, about men, women, the pressures that we all face and how it affects our lives and relationships. This engaging multimedia presentation will invite students to think about gender issues, the pressures that men and women face on a daily basis and how they can make a difference.
Blueprints for Change is an event that was first launched in 2010 and proved to be a huge success in its pilot year. During this hour-and-a-half session, students will also talk about the realities for women across campus and across the world, what Homophobia and Transphobia have to do with violence against women and most importantly, how we can become a part of the solution. Men are especially encouraged to attend.
This free event will take place on Tuesdays, October 11th, 18th and 25th at 7PM in the Marion Creery Community Room (2nd floor of Pitman Hall).
The Ryerson White Ribbon Campaign works to end gender-based violence and act towards change for both men and women.
Ryerson Residence, LET’S TALK!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Also if you were placed on the waitlist within our first round, don't fret! We will be doing a second round of offers on July 20th, which will also include a waitlist update.
Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Follow the attached link for more information: http://www.ryerson.ca/studentservices/housing/summerhousing/okh_summer/index.html
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Ryerson Student Housing Services held their annual Residence Appreciation Banquet on March 26th, 2011 to recognize and thank all of the student leaders who contribute to residence at Ryerson. Award winners include:
Partner of the year awards are presented to individuals that each team created a strong partnership and bound with, and ensuring the team had achieved success in their position.
Academic Link Partner of the Year: Jeff Perea, Get Clear Program
Residence Advisor Partner of the Year: Shauna Bookal, Ryerson Athletics and Recreation
Residence Council Partner of the Year: Sean Carson, RSU
Residence Service Desk Partner of the Year: Emmanuel Tesoro, Black and McDonald Maintenance
Team Player of the year awards are presented to individuals on each team who were identified as most exemplifying team spirit and going over and beyond their responsibilities to contribute to the team.
Residence Advisor Team Player of the Year: Heather Sadkowski
Academic Link Team Player of the Year: Karyn Elliot
Residence Council Team Player of the Year: Hilary Taylor
Residence Service Desk team Player of the Year: Craig Kelly
Program of the Year for Section and Residence Wide are presented to the programs that developed, marketed and run a outstanding and successful program in either their section or the residence as a whole.
Program of the Year- Section: Cancer Bake Sale- Floor 14
Program of the Year- Residence Wide: Movember- Project Stache
Listed below are this year’s individual awards with recipients;
Ted Brock Award recognizes an upper-year O’Keefe House residence who has made great contributions to the Housing during their time there, the recipient this year was Mhairi Treharne.
Julia Louie- Memorial Award is presented annually to a Residence Student Leader who has demonstrated exceptional devotion and exemplifies a position attitude, the recipient this year was Erika Kronwald-Debruyn.
Marion Creery Residence & Campus Life Award is presented to a residence student leader that has displayed a passion, energy and commitment to connect the residence community to campus life. The recipient this year was Maya Mboup.
Brian Muscat First Year Student Leader Award is presented to a new leader who has demonstrated strong leadership, an excellent ability to connect with their peers and has gone above and beyond their duties to improve the residence community or the student experience. The recipient this year was Alex McKaig & Danielle Brogan
Liza Nassim Returning Student Leader of the Year Award is presented to a residence student leader who has lead by example, been a excellent role model to other student leaders and has made a lasting contribution to residence and campus life at Ryerson. The recipient this year was Shiloh Lazar.
We would like to take the opportunity again to thank all of our student leaders and congratulate the winners on their achievements.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Student Housing leaders acknowledged among Ryerson’s top student leaders
Toronto, ON, March 18, 2011: The office of Vice Provost Students (OVPS) announced their leadership award winners today acknowledging top student leaders across campus in departments contained within the OVPS. The work of Student Housing Services (SHS) student leaders was well acknowledged with 4 leaders receiving top awards at the reception.
Marion Creery Student Leadership Award
This award is named in honour of Marion Creery who from 1988 to 2008 served as the Director of Student Services. It is presented annually to two Ryerson students whose leadership demonstrates passion, creativity, and perseverance in making Ryerson a better place for students to learn and realize their potential.
Maya Mboup was awarded this honour. Maya is deeply committed to helping students develop their academic potential in her work as an Academic Link. In addition, in her work as a Community Leader, Maya has acted as a mentor and facilitator to other leaders in residence. Maya was crowned Miss AfriCanada this year, lead her TRSM debate team to a top finish in a national competition, served on the executive of AEISIC Ryerson, and manages Initiatives A+- a non-profit youth mentoring program she began in her first year at Ryerson. Maya’s extensive leadership has impacted communities within residence, at Ryerson, across Canada, and globally.
Community Development Award
The Community Development Award recognizes student leaders that have helped to build a sense of community through their caring attitude, outstanding interpersonal skills and their ability to connect people to each other and to their community.
Sarah Stockdale was an award winner in this category. Sarah has acted as the Graduate Advisor- Leadership in SHS while completing her Masters in Professional Communication. Sarah has contributed to the residence community by managing the residence hero program, helping to advise the residence council, and introducing a brand new Student Leadership Program (SLP) to residence. The SLP has created numerous ways for first year students to get involved, develop their leadership skills, and create community within residence.
Student Leadership Award
This award recognizes and celebrates the contribution that Ryerson student leaders have made outside the classroom. Recipients of this award will have shown a high level of commitment, lead by example, shown initiative and made a strong contribution to their community.
Lauren Akbar and Kyra Whale were award recipients in this category. Lauren has acted as Residence Advisor and Community Leader within the residence community. Her strong advising skills, passion for people, and commitment to helping any student she comes into contact with in any way she can made her very deserving of this award. As a community leader in Pitman Hall Lauren has mentored and facilitated several residence student leaders and was recently selected in her program of Child and Youth studies to represent Ryerson during an experiential service learning project examining Aboriginal youth issues in April.
Kyra Whale has served for all of her years at Ryerson as a leader on the Ryerson Residence Council. As a floor representative, floor president, Vice-President Events and this year as President, Kyra has lead the council in planning events and building community within residence. Kyra has greatly influenced the development of the council and its’ members and also has a passion for planning events that benefit communities beyond Ryerson including Free the Children.