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RU: Virtual Open House

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 November 22 – 27 & November 29 – December 4

Your future begins here. We’ll connect you with current students, professors, and staff who support student success. Participate in undergraduate program information sessions, faculty-specific programming, and RU 101 sessions introducing you to the university. Attend a virtual campus tour,  portfolio workshop or admission session and get to know our community!

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Check out the full schedule below, including event descriptions and registration details.

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Week 1: November 22 – 27

Week 2: November 29 – December 4

 Week 1: November 22 – 27

 

Monday, November 22

Faculty of Arts: Get to Know Undeclared Arts

 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST

The Undeclared Arts program allows you to explore social sciences and humanities options in your first year before committing to a major. If you are intellectually curious and still undecided about your major, this is a great starting point to begin your academic journey at university.

Faculty of Arts: Get to Know Psychology

 12 – 1 p.m. EST

Psychology is central to our understanding of human behaviour, from our biological foundations to our social processes. This discipline addresses important questions about the very nature of human behaviour, the human mind, how we think, feel and reason. A Psychology degree will equip you with highly marketable skills in critical thinking, lab-based research, statistical analysis, and effective communication.

Faculty of Arts: Get to Know History, Environment and Urban Sustainability, Arts and Contemporary Studies

 1 – 2 p.m. EST

History
History teaches us how to understand the past and allows us to explore the diversity and complexity of the human experience. You’ll study historical debates and engage with documents, artifacts, stories and digital media from ancient societies up to the 21st century.

Environment and Urban Sustainability
Contemporary social and environmental challenges demand coordinated responses that facilitate sustainable and equitable futures and the health of life-supporting ecosystems. If you are passionate about social and environmental issues, join the Environment and Urban Sustainability session to learn, envision, and develop innovative responses to challenges facing urban centres. 

Arts and Contemporary Studies
The challenges and complexities of contemporary society require leaders with constructive, creative and fresh insights. Arts and Contemporary Studies is a unique program designed to create such leaders. You’ll have the opportunity to customize your program of study with options in fields such as Anthropology, Culture Studies, Diversity and Equity Studies, Global Studies, English, French, History or Philosophy, and combine them with interesting minors.

Faculty of Arts: Get to Know Criminology

 3 – 4 p.m. EST

Criminology uses a critical and social justice perspective to analyze the criminal justice system, examining issues of inequality and discrimination. You’ll consider the key players and institutions that affect, and are affected by, the justice system and other regulatory institutions. You will develop the ability to think critically about issues in law, human rights, Indigenous justice, ethics, crime control and crime prevention.

Campus Tour: Faculty of Arts

 5 – 6 p.m. EST

Join Faculty of Arts students as they guide you through campus, virtually! From where they grab coffee to where they have classes, get all the details about the student experience, campus life, extracurricular involvement, and more!

This session will be an hour in length, which will include two distinct segments. The first 45 minutes will see Student Ambassadors guide us through general stops on campus as well as Arts students' specific spaces. The last 15 minutes will be time dedicated to a facilitated live questions & answers period with students where we can address your questions from our audience, live!

RU 101: Get to Know Us

 7 – 8 p.m. EST

Join us for an introduction to all things related to our university! In this session, we will cover our 62 undergraduate programs, our dynamic, downtown Toronto location, and how we set ourselves apart as leaders in providing you experiential learning opportunities. You'll discover more about our residence options, student life opportunities, co-ops and internships, and how you'll make your mark in the world as one of our future students.

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Tuesday, November 23

Faculty of Arts: Get to Know International Economics and Finance, Language and Intercultural Relations, Philosophy

 12 – 1 p.m. EST

International Economics and Finance
In the International Economics and Finance program, you’ll explore the interconnectedness of worldwide markets and acquire and cultivate the economic skills necessary to make strategic decisions from an informed global perspective. 

Language and Intercultural Relations
This unique program will help you understand and facilitate communication between cultures. You can choose one of three concentrations in French or Spanish: language and cognition, translation or organizational behaviour. Intercultural empathy is the key to understanding today’s world while preparing for tomorrow. The linguistic fluency and cultural intelligence you gain will prepare you to tackle the challenges of the future.

Philosophy
Philosophers ask the fundamental questions that have been contemplated for centuries and remain relevant today. What is the purpose of life? What do we owe to each other, to society and the environment? What is the nature of truth, knowledge, power and justice? Join the Philosophy session to explore how you can develop the knowledge and analytical skills needed to make a difference in today’s society.

Faculty of Arts: Get to Know English, Politics and Governance, Geographic Analysis

 3 – 4 p.m. EST

English
In the English program, you will learn how the study of literature—including stories, poems, graphic novels, diaries, zines, films, and online blogs—animates your experience of diverse identities, cultures and time periods. 

Politics and Governance
The study of Politics and Governance teaches us to question the role of government in society and how it relates to social justice, democracy, citizenship and human rights. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to critically analyze and address our social, economic, environmental and governmental challenges and help society navigate our increasingly complex world. 

Geographic Analysis
Understanding the complex interconnections between people and their natural and built environments is the focus of geographic inquiry. The Geographic Analysis program is uniquely designed to prepare you for the professional workplace, for example, by using state-of-the-art technology in geographic information systems (GIS).

Faculty of Arts: Get to Know Sociology

 4 – 5 p.m. EST

Sociology explores society and the promise of and resistance to social change. Studying the essential themes of power, inequalities, and movements for equity and social justice will help you develop a critical understanding of social media, cities and their challenges, immigration and belonging, and Indigenous perspectives.

Faculty of Arts Community

 5 – 6 p.m. EST

Get to know the Faculty of Arts Community! Join the Liberal Arts Society, the student-led society representing 4,900+ Faculty of Arts students and the Student Experience Centre for an interactive student panel. You will have the opportunity to ask current students about their experiences, get advice about your first year and make connections with your future peers.

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Wednesday, November 24

Campus Tour: Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

 12 – 1 p.m. EST

Join Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science students as they guide you through campus, virtually! From where they grab coffee to where they have classes, get all the details about the student experience, campus life, extracurricular involvement, and more!

This session will be an hour in length, which will include two distinct segments. The first 45 minutes will see Student Ambassadors guide us through general stops on campus as well as Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science-specific spaces. The last 15 minutes will be time dedicated to a facilitated live questions & answers period with students where we can address your questions from our audience, live!

Pathways, Courses, Certificates, Degrees, and More at The Chang School

 2 – 3 p.m. EST

Transfer students, mature students, or students considering advanced degrees, certificates or pathways, The Chang School of Continuing Education can help. Whether you want to fast-track to graduation and get started on your career or just lighten next semester’s course load, The Chang School gives you the flexibility you need. Join our information session to meet the people that will support you every step of the way in reaching your educational goals.

Lincoln Alexander School of Law

 3 – 4 p.m. EST

Creating 21st-century lawyers means setting a new precedent in legal education. This information session will provide prospective students with an opportunity to learn about our School of Law, the path to law school, as well as the journey of two of our current law students.

Architectural Science: Portfolio Workshop

 4 – 5 p.m. EST

Are you preparing your application for Architectural Science? Hear directly from our faculty—experts in the field—on how to make your portfolio stand out. See samples from previous submissions, hear from current students and ask questions about our program.

Architectural Science: Student Panel

 6 – 7 p.m. EST

Learn all about what makes studying Architecture unique! Hear from current students and recent graduates who can speak to the three different concentrations, student life, co-op, extracurriculars, virtual learning and more.

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Thursday, November 25

International Student Chats: A Day in the Life

 8 – 9 a.m. EST

Hear about the experiences of our international undergraduate students during this candid panel discussion. Join us live for the chance to ask any questions you have.

Residence: The Suite Life in Downtown Toronto

 12 – 1 p.m. EST

Participants will learn about our newly updated website and application process and receive an in-depth overview of all the exciting benefits offered through living in one of our on-campus buildings: Pitman Hall, International Living-Learning Centre, and the newly opened Daphne Cockwell Complex! Our session will also navigate fees breakdown, important factors to consider when choosing residence and highlights of living close to your classes.

Connecting You to Student Supports

 2 – 3 p.m. EST

Join us to learn about a variety of supports and services available to our students. Hear from current students about how they access and take advantage of these services. 

You'll hear from Athletics, Student Learning Centre, Library, Student Affairs, Zone Learning and more!

Connecting Indigenous Students to Aboriginal Student Services

 3 – 4 p.m. EST

Learn about how Indigenous students connect with one another through RASS (Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services) by supporting, learning, and sharing their lived experiences through academic journeys.

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Friday, November 26

Campus Tour: Ted Rogers School of Management

 3 – 4 p.m. EST

Join Ted Rogers School of Management students as they guide you through campus, virtually! From where they grab coffee to where they have classes, get all the details about the student experience, campus life, extracurricular involvement, and more! 

This session will be an hour in length, which will include two distinct segments. The first 45 minutes will see Student Ambassadors guide us through general stops on campus as well as Ted Rogers School of Management-specific spaces. The last 15 minutes will be time dedicated to a facilitated live questions & answers period with students where we can address your questions from our audience, live!

Get to Know: Ted Rogers School of Management

 5 – 6 p.m. EST

Interested in attending the Ted Rogers School of Management? This session will give you an overview of the program offerings and services available to our students to help you succeed!

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Saturday, November 27

The Engineering Experience

 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST

Our Engineering community is here to support you and ensure you have a successful student experience. Hear from our admission experts and current engineering students to learn about our programs, co-operative internships, admission requirements, and student life.

Ted Rogers School of Management: Student Panel

 1 – 3 p.m. EST

Join us for this student panel to hear from current students of each Ted Rogers School of Management undergraduate program on what the university experience is really like and find out if we're the right fit for you!

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 Week 2: November 29 – December 4

 

Monday, November 29

Faculty of Science: Get to Know Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Undeclared Science

 12 – 1 p.m. EST

Learn the similarities and differences between these programs and connect with faculty members to determine which one is the best fit for you!

Faculty of Science: Get to Know Computer Science

 3 – 4 p.m. EST

Interested in coding, artificial intelligence and robotics? Learn about our computer science program and find out if it is the right fit for you!

Faculty of Science: Get to Know Maths, Medical Physics

 4 – 5 p.m. EST

Love math and physics? Curious about a career in these unique fields? Hear from professors and students about these exciting study areas!

Campus Tour: Faculty of Science

 5 – 6 p.m. EST

Join Faculty of Science students as they guide you through campus, virtually! From where they grab coffee to where they have classes, get all the details about the student experience, campus life, extracurricular involvement, and more!

This session will be an hour in length, which will include two distinct segments. The first 45 minutes will see Student Ambassadors guide us through general stops on campus as well as Faculty of Science-specific spaces. The last 15 minutes will be time dedicated to a facilitated live questions & answers period with students where we can address your questions from our audience, live!

Faculty of Science Community: Student Panel

 6 – 7 p.m. EST

Get to know our science community! Listen to our students as they share their varied experiences in research, co-op and student groups and learn about the exciting careers in science.

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Tuesday, November 30

The Creative School Community: Student Panel

 12 – 1 p.m. EST

Get to know our creative community! Talk to some of our students about their experiences at The Creative School.

The Creative School: Get to Know Fashion, Image Arts: Photography Studies, Journalism

 2 – 3 p.m. EST

Talk to the experts! Hear first-hand from the professional programs themselves and find out whether we’re the right fit for you! 

Join either Fashion, Image Arts: Photography Studies or Journalism for an in-depth look at what makes each of these professional programs the top in their fields.

The Creative School: Get to Know Media Production, Sport Media, New Media

 4 – 5 p.m. EST

Talk to the experts! Hear first-hand from the professional programs themselves and find out whether we’re the right fit for you!

RTA Media at The Creative School has a legacy of successful alumni—could you be next? For over 60 years, RTA Media at The Creative School has been an international leader in media education. Renowned for its excellence, RTA Media prepares students to become the executives, artists, storytellers and thinkers of tomorrow.

Campus Tour: The Creative School

 5 – 6 p.m. EST

Join The Creative School students as they guide you through campus, virtually! From where they grab coffee to where they have classes, get all the details about the student experience, campus life, extracurricular involvement, and more! 

This session will be an hour in length, which will include two distinct segments. The first 45 minutes will see Student Ambassadors guide us through general stops on campus as well as The Creative School-specific spaces. The last 15 minutes will be time dedicated to a facilitated live questions & answers period with students where we can address your questions from our audience, live!

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Wednesday, December 1
Let's Talk Money!: Government Assistance, Scholarships and Campus Employment

 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST

Are you worried about paying for university? Thinking about government financial assistance such as OSAP or out-of-province student loans? Wondering about scholarship opportunities? Are you looking for flexible, campus job opportunities? 

During this webinar, you will have an opportunity to ask questions to our Student Financial Assistance and Awards teams on our live chat.

The Creative School: Get to Know Performance: Acting, Dance, Production

 12 – 1 p.m. EST

Talk to the experts! Hear first-hand from the professional programs themselves and find out whether we’re the right fit for you!

Performance brings together diverse change-makers to envision, build, and lead the future of performance. We are passionate about applying performance to provoke compelling human connections. Will you be next to join us?

Student Awards and Scholarships from Admission to Graduation

 1 – 2 p.m. EST

Join us during our session to learn about your access to 1,300+ awards and scholarships across the university. You will learn about what it takes to apply and be considered for awards via our easy and simple awards management system known as AwardSpring.

The Creative School: Get to Know Professional Communication, Professional Music, Image Arts: Film Studies

 3 – 4 p.m. EST

Talk to the experts! Hear first-hand from the professional programs themselves and find out whether we’re the right fit for you! 

Sit down with Professional Communication, Professional Music and/or Image Arts: Film Studies and find out what makes these professional programs internationally renowned and some of the top in Canada.

The Creative School: Get to Know Creative Industries, Interior Design, Graphic Communications Management

 4 – 5 p.m. EST

Talk to the experts! Hear first-hand from the professional programs themselves and find out whether we’re the right fit for you!

Interested in Creative Industries, Interior Design and/or Graphic Communications Management? Join us to learn about the ins and outs of each individual program.

Design Panel

 6 – 7 p.m. EST

Are you interested in elements of design? Curious to learn about different pathways within design? Join us to hear from a panel of experts from across diverse programs that all incorporate design, including Architectural Science, Civil Engineering, Interior Design, Performance Production, Fashion, Graphic Communications Management, and Urban and Regional Planning.

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Thursday, December 2

International Student Chats: Ask Me Anything

 8 – 9 a.m. EST

Got questions? Ask us anything related to our university! The room will be open for one hour for you to join at any point and speak to a current international student.

This session will be a Zoom meeting and we are intending for it to be interactive. You will have the option to unmute your microphone (and camera, if you wish). International recruitment officers will also be there to answer any specific questions you have about enrolment.

Faculty of Community Services: Get to Know the School of Child and Youth Care, Disability Studies

 12 – 1 p.m. EST

Child and Youth Care
Students can expect to learn more about the field of CYC, including what a CYC practitioner is, the different roles and responsibilities of a CYC practitioner, sectors/career prospects upon graduation, curriculum/field practicums in the degree program, etc.

Disability Studies
Building on more than 20 years of innovative teaching and public engagement in critical disability and mad studies, delivered by award-winning and internationally renowned faculty. The School of Disability Studies offers prospective students the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Arts after completion of a Canadian community college academic diploma or equivalent combination of post-secondary education and work experience. Come learn about the unique curriculum, exceptional student experiences and many career pathways available to students and alumni of our program.

Faculty of Community Services: Get to Know Early Childhood Studies, Nursing

 3 – 4 p.m. EST

Early Childhood Studies
Are you interested in social and emotional perspectives in childhood, and the physiological, psychological and language development of children? Come and learn about our Early Childhood Studies program, its curriculum, and opportunities post-graduation. This session is valuable for students who would like to work in the field of early childhood studies to include: children from birth through age eight, learn about literacy, disabilities, creative arts with young children, and the consecutive BEd program opportunity.

Nursing
This session will describe the Collaborative Nursing Degree Program and provide an overview of the curriculum. The focus for each year, including clinical practice opportunities, will be discussed.

Campus Tour: Faculty of Community Services

 4 – 5 p.m. EST

Join Faculty of Community Services students as they guide you through campus, virtually! From where they grab coffee to where they have classes, get all the details about the student experience, campus life, extracurricular involvement, and more!

This session will be an hour in length, which will include two distinct segments. The first 45 minutes will see Student Ambassadors guide us through general stops on campus as well as Faculty of Community Services-specific spaces. The last 15 minutes will be time dedicated to a facilitated live questions & answers period with students where we can address your questions from our audience, live!

Faculty of Community Services: Get to Know Nutrition and Food, School of Occupational and Public Health

 5 – 6 p.m. EST

Nutrition and Food
Learn what makes Nutrition and Food at our University special from current student leaders and academic advisors whose personal knowledge and experience are sure to answer your burning queries.

School of Occupation and Public Health
Learn about the School of Occupational and Public Health and if our two Bachelor of Applied Science programs are right for you!

The Occupational Health and Safety program focuses on workplace safety, preventing injury, biological and chemical hazards, and more! With a co-op option, this program prepares students in a progressive field that helps prevent injury and illness by anticipating, evaluating and controlling physical, biological, chemical and other hazards in workplaces.

The Public Health and Safety program prepares you to be a Public Health professional — to develop and implement initiatives that improve the health, safety and well-being of populations in the workplace, neighbourhoods, cities, countries and more. With a co-op option, this program prepares you to combine theory and practice into improving the safety of people locally, nationally and globally.

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Friday, December 3

Faculty of Community Services: Social Work

 12 – 1 p.m. EST

Social Work
Learn more about the School of Social Work! What is social work? What will I learn? What can I do with a Bachelor of Social Work degree? Is this the right program for me?

Faculty of Community Services: Get to Know Urban and Regional Planning, Midwifery

 1 – 2 p.m. EST

Urban and Regional Planning
Interested in learning more about the vast field of Urban and Regional Planning? Curious what it's like to be a student and where your studies can take you? Join the SURP Directors for a lively, informative one-hour information session about the Urban and Regional Planning undergraduate programs. Faculty and staff will be joined by current students who will speak to their real-life experiences at the School as they learn to be professional planners! Please note that there will be ample time for questions at the end of the session.

Midwifery
Midwives provide primary care to people with uncomplicated pregnancies throughout pregnancy, labour and birth and up to six weeks postpartum. Learn about midwifery in Ontario, midwifery education and choosing midwifery as your career path.

Faculty of Community Services: Student Panel on Community

 3 – 4 p.m. EST

Are you interested in community service? Connect with current students to learn about the student experience in the Faculty of Community Services, across programs such as Nursing, Child and Youth Care, Social Work, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Early Childhood Studies, Nutrition and Food, and more!

RU 101: Get to Know Us

 3 – 4 p.m. EST

Join us for an introduction to all things related to our university! In this session, we will cover our 62 undergraduate programs, our dynamic, downtown Toronto location, and how we set ourselves apart as leaders in providing you experiential learning opportunities. You'll discover more about our residence options, student life opportunities, co-ops and internships, and how you'll make your mark in the world as one of our future students.

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Saturday, December 4

Virtual Campus Tour

 10 – 11 a.m. EST

Connect with student guides and staff for a live Q&A and guided exploration of our Virtual Campus Tour. Explore panoramic photos and videos of campus, learn about the best spaces to study and discover Ryerson's vibrant downtown neighbourhood.

Virtual Campus Tour

 12 – 1 p.m. EST

Connect with student guides and staff for a live Q&A and guided exploration of our Virtual Campus Tour. Explore panoramic photos and videos of campus, learn about the best spaces to study and discover Ryerson's vibrant downtown neighbourhood.

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