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Meet Your Faculty of Communication and Design Team:

Emma Hartley
Career Education Specialist - FCAD

Learn more about Emma on LinkedIn     

Emma is a media professional with over 15 years experience in the entertainment industries and possesses a proven passion for launching careers.

As a Career Education Specialist for the Faculty of Communication and Design, Emma is able to combine her passion for the creative sector with her dedication to training and mentorship. 

Emma recently led the internship program and professional development within Ryerson's highly sought-after School of Creative Industries' undergraduate program by leading workshops, facilitating career events throughout the year and identifying key industry partnerships.

Emma has worked in the US, UK and Canada across both TV and features, holding positions such as Head of Development at Vertigo Films (Bronson, Monsters, It’s All Gone Pete Tong) and Director of Development at Muse Entertainment (Bellevue, Bomb Girls, After Camelot).

Emma currently chairs the Next Steps Committee with the non-profit media training program, POV 3rd Street. She has volunteered as an industry guest with organizations such as the Canadian Film Centre, National Screen Institute, Ryerson’s Entertainment Conference and has served as a juror for the International Emmy's Sir Peter Ustinov Television Screenwriting Award, Webfest TO and Shaw Rocket Fund’s Startoon Competition.

How Emma Can Help

As the Career Education Specialist for the Faculty of Communication and Design, Emma designs, develops, and delivers a Faculty-wide Career Development Program, including career-related resource materials to support your professional development. 

Some of the services Emma offers include:

- 1:1 appointments

- Tutorials and workshops

- In-class workshops

- Faculty of Communication & Design career development events

Book a 1:1 Appointment

We recommended that you attend a workshop or tutorial before you book a 1:1 appointment with a career education specialist; most common career-related questions can be answered by attending one of these sessions. This allows us to focus on customization and specialization in your 1:1 appointment.

To book a 30 minute appointment with your faculty’s career education specialist, Emma, please visit our online appointment booking system.


If you cannot find an appointment time with Emma that fits your schedule, feel free to book an appointment with another Career Education Specialist at the Career Centre.

Faculty Specific Supports

Drop-In Meetings

If you’d like to drop by Emma's office to ask a quick question, feel free to visit her in POD-60F. If you are looking to meet with Emma for a one on one consultation, please email her at

Register for Faculty Events

We organize a variety of special sessions, workshops, and events throughout the year to address the needs of students from different faculties and special interest groups.

For more information on these events (e.g. dates, venues, registration link), please visit the Events Calendar.


If you are a faculty member, staff, or representative from a course union/student group looking to consult or collaborate with us in delivering career programming, please contact Emma.

Faculty of Communication & Design Career Education Events

Shannon Boeckner
Campus Engagement Specialist - FCAD

Learn more about Shannon on LinkedIn     

A resolutely passionate, lifelong learner, Shannon brings to Ryerson a wealth of community development experience she hopes will be beneficial to Ryerson students as well as the entire Campus Engagement team. Most recently, Shannon performed the role of Community and Donor Relations Manager at Appleby College, an international leader among Canadian independent schools, while previously accomplishing similar functions at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and Soulpepper Theatre Company in Toronto.  

How Shannon Can Help

As the Campus Engagement Specialist for the Faculty of Communication and Design, Shannon develops relationships with employers looking to connect with Ryerson FCAD students and recent alumni. Shannon coordinates and executes information sessions with employers (Industry Connect), panel discussions, and career fairs to connect Ryerson talent with today's employers.

Some of the services Shannon offers include:

- Industry Connect sessions with employers

- Career fairs

- Panel discussions with FCAD graduates

FCAD Employer Events