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Future Smart: Essential Professional Skills for Graduate Students

What happens after graduate school?

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Plan ahead with Future Smart!

Future Smart

The Yeates School of Graduate Studies offers a extensive program of professional skill development for graduate students, free of charge.

With an expansive selection of program partners and program offerings, the Future Smart program will complement your grad degree and help you transition to the career you want!

NEW CATEGORY for 2019-2020: Leadership and Social Innovation

About the program

The Yeates School of Graduate Studies, in partnership with a variety of skill-development providers, offers Future Smart: Essential Professional Skills for Graduate Students. The program helps you develop essential skills that will facilitate your studies, career search, post-university transition, and success in your future career, whether you are thinking about academia, research or non-academic employment.

What you need to know

  • Future Smart is a value-added program to complement your graduate degree.
  • It’s free to all registered Ryerson graduate students.
  • Some content is offered online; a maximum of four offerings may be taken online.
  • Upon successful program completion, you will receive the YSGS Future Smart Recognition of Completion document and a notation on your transcript.
  • The Future Smart program must be completed prior to graduation.

How it works

Choose workshops from the following five categories:

  • Career Skills
  • Communication and Personal Effectiveness
  • Leadership and Social Innovation *NEW CATEGORY*
  • Research and Information Management
  • Teaching and Presentation Skills

Participants choose workshops offered by our program partners under the five categories and must complete a total of seven units as follows:

  • 2 units from Communication and Personal Effectiveness
  • 1 unit from Career Skills
  • 1 unit from Teaching and Presentation Skills
  • 1 unit from Leadership and Social Innovation OR Research and Information Management
  • 2 units as electives from any category

Contact Information

For more information:
Leslie Mutic
Yeates School of Graduate Studies
Ryerson University
Email: l2mutic@ryerson.ca, opens in new window 

How to register

Step 1:  Complete the online registration form found HERE, external link, opens in new window. Use your ryerson.ca email address. Please note, as this is a Google Doc form, using Chrome to complete this form will ensure the passport will be accessible.   

Step 2:  Print the passport (from the link on the registration confirmation). Enter the date of registration on your passport.

Step 3:  You can take any workshops or online courses from any of our program partners (see 'Programs' tab). Register for the workshop and have the instructor sign your passport. For online modules, attach proof of completion to your passport.

Step 4:  Once you have completed seven workshops with signatures for each workshop (no more than four workshops from any one program partner), submit your completed passport to YSGS by email (a clear scanned copy), or drop off the original (keeping a copy for yourself) to 1 Dundas St. West, 11th floor, Attention: Leslie Mutic, Future Smart Passport.

Step 5:  You will be notified once your passport has been verified and you will be issued a YSGS Future Smart Recognition of Completion document and a notation will be made on your transcript.

Program partners

Ryerson Career & Co-op Centre

The Career Centre, opens in new window offers an extensive program of workshops and events, external link, opens in new window to assist students with their career development. You can also book a personal appointment, opens in new window with a career consultant and/or a resume and online profile advisor.

After you participate in a career centre workshop or appointment, you are eligible to receive a free professional profile photo (great for LinkedIn / Magnet).

Note: please read workshop descriptions carefully to ensure they meet your individual graduate needs, as there are sessions for both undergraduate and graduate students. You may apply a maximum of one personal appointment to your Future Smart program.

In-class workshops can be held at the request of faculty, which also qualify for Future Smart credit.

Online Branding and Career Searching

Don't wait until you graduate! Maximize your online brand, starting now! Make the internet work for YOU. Accelerate your career with LinkedIn and Magnet, two powerful online career tools.

Attract Employers on Magnet: Workshop for Grad Students

Magnet, external link, opens in new window is Ryerson University's job board. Co-founded by Ryerson and the Government of Ontario, Magnet is where our employer partners post job opportunities for students and alumni. Join this workshop to learn how to attract employers on Magnet to find your next internship, part-time job or new career. It’s free, convenient and protects your privacy. Register now to secure a spot!

NOTE: Students are encouraged to bring their laptop and create a Magnet profile prior to the workshop.

Date: TBD

LinkedIn Essentials: Workshop for Grad Students

Establish a professional online presence by creating an effective LinkedIn profile and building key industry contacts. Get tips on how to set up an engaging profile as a job seeker, and learn strategies to effectively network with professionals on LinkedIn.

Learn how to make LinkedIn the world's largest professional network work for YOU.

Date: TBD

Career Centre Calendar, external link, opens in new window

Ryerson's Student Learning Support (SLS) offers programs designed for graduate students to assist in developing graduate-focused academic skills:

  • individual assistance (a maximum of one can be applied to Future Smart)
  • workshops
  • group sessions
  • dissertation coaching
  • dissertation retreats
  • graduate write-a-thon
  • online resources

*Please note that "Writing Support" on the SLS website is geared toward undergraduate students. Please refer to "Graduate Student Support" for graduate student offerings. Not all offerings qualify for Future Smart. 

SLS website: https://www.ryerson.ca/studentlearningsupport/graduate-student-support/, opens in new window

Location: in the Student Learning Centre, 4th floor, 341 Yonge St. (at Gould)

Ryerson's Learning and Teaching Office (LTO) offers professional development, and a learning and teaching workshop series (https://www.ryerson.ca/lt/taga/workshop/), opens in new window throughout the year, open to all TAs, GAs and interested graduate students.

LTO website: https://www.ryerson.ca/lt/, opens in new window

 

Graduate Leadership Institute (GLI)

This new YSGS initiative aims to transform graduate students from scholars to influencers. The goal of of the GLI is to empower graduate students with leadership capacity in order to impact our city, country and  world with their influence.

For more information on the GLI or to book an advising appointment, contact:

Dr. Wilson Leung
Director, Graduate Leadership Institute
wilson.leung@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

Graduate Leadership Institute website, opens in new window

 

2019-2020 WORKSHOP SERIES **NEW**

This series qualifies for Future Smart, opens in new window. Bring your passport to be signed.

AUGUST, 2019

1) Leading with Inner Fundamentals

A foundational aspect of leadership that is often overlooked is the area of leading self. Knowing your beliefs and principles, while continually managing what you are feeling and thinking moment-to-moment is essential to your effectiveness. In this interactive session, you will learn how to unpack toxic emotions and negative thoughts, and process core values that will help ground you as a graduate student.

DATE: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

 

SEPTEMBER, 2019

2) Leading for an Impactful Future

Your MRP/thesis/dissertation is more than just a project! The development of your thesis is actually for a greater purpose than just adding credentials to your name. Rather, your project idea has the incredible opportunity to transform our world for the greater good. This session will support you in imagining your graduate project with vision and innovation to positively impact society.

DATE: Thursday, September 26, 2019

 

NOVEMBER, 2019

3) Leading Despite Paralyzing Fears

Fear is a natural part of the human experience. The greater the project or opportunity we are striving for, the greater the fear. Yet, to accomplish these initiatives as a graduate student, you will be required to move forward even in the face of your fears. This session will provide a model for overcoming fears as a graduate student with a field-tested framework of courage.

DATE: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

 

JANUARY, 2020

4) Leading through Relational Friction

For your graduate thesis to have the greatest impact, you will need to develop solid alliances with those that can help drive your project forward. Yet, developing these key relationships can be challenging with varying personalities and differing thoughts of others.

This session will help you manage difficult situations involving conflict and negotiation to help build stronger partnerships in your graduate studies.

DATE: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

TIME: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

LOCATION: International Living Learning Centre (ILC), 133 Mutual St.

google formREGISTER, external link, opens in new window

 

MARCH, 2020

5) Leading with Resilient Fluidity

As much as you hope that your graduate project goes according to plan, some unanticipated change always seems to surface. For you to be effective in your academic, personal and professional context, you need to know how to manage change in your life. In this session, you will learn how to adapt to constant change in your graduate studies and communicating effectively in times of transition.

DATE: Thursday, March 26, 2020

TIME: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

LOCATION: International Living Learning Centre, Ryerson University

Registration coming soon!

Office of Social Innovation (OSI)

Founded under the auspices of the Provost and Vice-President Academic in 2016, the Office of Social Innovation (OSI) was created in response to the growth of social innovation initiatives for students and to support the advancement of social good. For more information, contact:

Office of Social Innovation

socialinnovation@ryerson.ca

 

New Seminar Series for Graduate Students for 2019-2020

This series qualifies for Future Smart, opens in new window.

The Office of Social Innovation, in partnership with the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, is excited to present a unique seminar series in social innovation: Mobilizing Graduate Scholarship for Social Change.

Social innovation is a centre point of Ryerson’s mission and vision and while it is a phrase that has been used to name a number of things, in this seminar series we understand social innovation to hold a commitment to social justice and social change. That means recognizing how social problems are rooted in institutionalized values and ideas, practices and structures, entrenched advantage and disadvantage. Social change can happen at many levels, by engaged individuals, groups, organizations and communities, or through changes in beliefs, practices, policies and laws. What is fundamental to achieving change at every one of these levels is the compelling need for good scholarship.  

This seminar series for graduate students is directed by leading social innovators on the Ryerson campus. For graduate students with interdisciplinary curiosity and imagination, the learning opportunities reside in recognizing new possibilities for your graduate-level scholarship specific to socially innovative purposes; exploring new potential collaborations with other participants; and expanding your understanding of interdisciplinary scholarship and research. 

Mobilizing Graduate Scholarship for Social Change Series 

1)   What is Social Innovation?

  • Dr. Melanie Panitch, Executive Director, Office of Social Innovation

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019

 

2) Ryerson's University Library Collaboratory: Incubating Interdisciplinary Scholarship 

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019 

 

3) Exploring Arts for Social Transformation 

  • Dr. Ken Moffatt, Jack Layton Chair, Professor, School of Social Work

In the world of social media and technology, a literacy of image and text is more important than ever. In this session we will discuss contemporary forms of art that lead to social engagement and social change. Examples will be provided of a variety of socially engaged and innovative art forms. You will engage in a brief exercise that engages you as a creator even if you do not identify as an artist.

Date: February 5, 2020 

Time: 12-2 pm (light lunch included)

Location: YDI 1134, 1 Dundas St. West

REGISTER, external link, opens in new window

 

4) Social Innovation for Social Justice in NYC

  • Dr. Kiaras Gharabaghi, John C. Eaton Chair in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Date: March 3, 2020

          Time: 12-2 pm (light lunch included)

          Location: YDI 1134 (1 Dundas St. West)

         Registration coming soon!

The Ryerson University Library and Archives offers Research Skills Workshops, opens in new window and individual appointments, opens in new window throughout the year. Some qualify for the Future Smart passport.

Familiarity with journal ranking is recommended for graduate students who will be writing a thesis or MRP. The library offers a graduate-student workshop on this topic: Advanced Library Research Methods/Journal Rankings Deconstructed, opens in new window.*

NOTE: This advanced workshop is for graduate students only. Students should be familiar with database searching techniques before registering, or attend the workshop, Navigating the Library’s Electronic Resources in advance.

*This workshop qualifies for Future Smart under the Research and Information Management skills category.

Library Workshops Schedule, opens in new window

Financial Literacy Workshop Series (FinLit)

Future Smart category: personal effectiveness

Ryerson University Library is pleased to offer the FinLit, opens in new window series, a free financial literacy workshop series open to all Ryerson students.

Do you know what credit ratings are? Can’t figure out which bank account is best for you?

There’s no doubt about it – tuition, budgeting and personal finances can be intimidating. The reality is that the more you know and the sooner you know it, the better you’ll be able to understand your own personal finances and prepare for your future.  

Details:

The course will be offered during the Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 terms. Space is limited, so sign up now!

1) Budgeting and Spending

    Date: Oct. 22, 2019

  

2) Bank Accounts and Saving

     Date: Oct. 29, 2019

    

3) Credit and Debt Management

     Date: Nov. 5, 2019

     Time: 2 p.m.

     Location: LIB-386C

   google formREGISTER, external link, opens in new window

Winter 2020 sessions will be posted soon.

Mitacs Training, external link, opens in new window (formerly Mitacs Step) provides professional development training, at no charge, to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across Canada.

The Mitacs Training program offers an interactive learning environment, with small class sizes, facilitated by leading business and industry professionals. The workshops equip you with in-demand skills that help you meet deadlines, communicate your ideas, and increase your employability.

They are offered throughout the year; some workshops are offered online as well. Check Mitacs' training portal, external link, opens in new window to find upcoming workshops to attend in-person, or online. These popular workshops fill up fast, so register early to secure a spot!  Online courses are also eligible for Future Smart credit.

UPCOMING COURSE IN TORONTO

To secure your seat in this free workshop, please create a free account on EDGE, external link, opens in new window. Once you have logged in, you can secure you seat by registering for it on this link, external link, opens in new window.

 

Discovering the Entrepreneur Within – August 26, 2019, external link, opens in new window

Where: Training Centre Canada (Room 610), 330 Bay St #610

When: Monday, August 26th (9:00am – 5:00pm)

Discovering the Entrepreneur Within has participants analyze successful entrepreneurial ventures and identify what it took for those entrepreneurs to reach their goals. Using an interactive, team-based approach, this full-day course builds awareness of the current Canadian entrepreneurial landscape and resources available to those looking to start their own business. Using the tools and techniques used in the first part of the course, teams create a product or service concept that they will present to the group. May the best idea win!

Learning Outcomes:

Through participating and completing this course, participants will: 

  • Have a broadened understanding of the elements that make a successful business and an unsuccessful business
  • Gain a greater sense of what it take to be an entrepreneur
  • Gain personal insight into taking the entrepreneurial routs
  • Understand different types of businesses
  • Build awareness on different sources of financing
  • Gain in-depth exposure to business planning
  • Understand and have practiced creating and presenting the elements of a successful pitch

To learn more and register for this course, please click here, external link, opens in new window.

 

 

You can apply other workshops/seminars/events towards your Future Smart passport. If your department or the university is offering a workshop that you would like to apply towards your Future Smart passport please email l2mutic@ryerson.ca, opens in new window beforehand with the details. If approved, you may apply the unit toward completion of your passport.

Check the Special Topics tab frequently as it is updated throughout the year.

Skills categories

Career Skills

This category includes soft skills such as networking and business etiquette, and hard skills such as converting your CV to a resumé, work-search strategies and using social media and branding in your job search.

Communication and Personal Effectiveness

This category covers both oral and written communications, including a variety of interpersonal skills such as listening, assertiveness, influence, persuasion, empathy, and diplomacy and non-verbal communication. Personal effectiveness also promotes self-awareness to assist in evaluating strengths and weaknesses, self-reflection, and setting appropriate personal and professional goals. It also includes topics covering personal well-being.

Leadership and Social Innovation *NEW CATEGORY*

Under this category, students can explore leadership and/or social innovation.

Leadership includes themes such as shared vision, emotional intelligence, managing change, handling conflict, negotiation, leadership styles, resilience, strengths, motivation, personal values, life purpose, leading self, and more, with the goal of helping students transform from scholars to influencers.

Social innovation begins with recognizing the dignity and capacity for self-determination of people who have been impacted adversely by social structures and power; and seeking novel and transformative solution to social problems and conditions in partnership with those living in marginalized or disadvantaged circumstances. Students are encouraged to drive and lead change.

Research and Information Management

This category covers research, organizational and project management skills, as well as managing the environment in which research is being done for seeking, understanding and adapting new knowledge. Intellectual property issues and ethics fall under this category.

Teaching and Presentation Skills

This area covers classroom teaching along with planning effective tutorials, group facilitation and any situation requiring the need to explain complex concepts related to a discipline. These courses assist in the ability to provide clear and explicit instructions facilitating others’ understanding and learning.

 

Special topics

Check back often! This page is updated periodically. Bring your Future Smart Passport to be signed at these events.

Events 2019-2020

GRAD Contests Awards Reception
(Future Smart Category: Career Skills-Networking)
When: Feb. 6, 2020
Location: IMA Commons, Ryerson University 
Time: 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies

GRADTalks Spring 2020: It's Your Career: Take Charge!
(Future Smart Category: Career Skills)
When: March 10, 2020
Location: ILC, Ryerson University
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m. 
Hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies

GRADTalks Fall 2019: Building Resilience
(Future Smart Category: Communication & Personal Effectiveness)
When: November 4, 2019
Hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies

GRADShowcase 2019
(Future Smart Categories: various)
When: August 27, 2019
Co-sponsored by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies

Past Events 2018-2019

GRADTalks Winter 2019: Leadership Skills—From Scholar to Influencer
(Future Smart Category: Communication & Personal Effectiveness)
When: February 28, 2019
Hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies

Jack Layton Leadership School (2-day event)
(Future Smart Category: Communication & Personal Effectiveness)
When: February 22-23, 2019
Hosted by the Jack Layton Leadership School

GRAD Contests Awards Reception
(Future Smart Category: Career Skills-Networking)
When: Feb. 7, 2019
Hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies

PhD@Work: Maximize Your Career Readiness!
(Future Smart Category: Career Skills)
When: Jan. 31, 2019
Hosted by the Career & Co-op Centre and Faculty of Arts

Graduate Research and Writing Institute (1-day event)
(Future Smart Categories: Various)
When: Nov. 23, 2018
Hosted by Student Learning Support

GRADTalks Fall 2018: Communication Skills—Expressing Yourself
(Future Smart Categories: Communication & Personal Effectiveness; Career Skills)
When: October 17, 2018
Hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies

GRADShowcase 2018
(Future Smart Categories: Various)
When: Aug. 28, 2018
Co-sponsored by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies

 

Past Events 2017-2018

GRADTalks Winter 2018: Growing Your Network
(Future Smart Category: Career Skills)
When: March 1, 2018
Hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies

Community Transformation Cafe: Women's Leadership
(Future Smart Category: Career Skills)
When: 3 sessions: Feb. 27 / Mar. 6 / Mar. 13, 2018
Hosted by the Faculty of Community Services

GRAD Community Transformation Cafe Workshop
(Future Smart Category: Career Skills-Networking)
When: Feb. 15, 2018
Hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies and Faculty of Community Services

GRAD Contests Awards Reception
(Future Smart Category: Career Skills-Networking)
When: Feb. 6, 2018
Hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies and Office of Social Innovation

GRADTalks Fall 2017: Charting Your Career Journey
(Future Smart Category: Career Skills)
When: Oct. 17, 2017
Hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies

Graduate Wellness Workshop Series-Fall 2017
Hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, Student Learning Support and the Centre for Student Development and Counselling. (Future Smart Category: Communication & Personal Effectiveness)

  1. Finding Self-Confidence: Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
        When: Oct. 13, 2017   
  2. Postponing Procrastination
        When: Oct. 26, 2017    
  3. Thesis Anonymous
        Share challenges and learn tips in this one-off support group

        When: Nov. 10, 2017   

GRADShowcase 2017
(Future Smart Category: Various)
When: Aug. 29, 2017
Co-sponsored by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies

Past Events 2016-2017

Graduate Wellness Workshop Series
Hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, Student Learning Support and the Centre for Student Development and Counselling. (Future Smart Category: Communication and Personal Effectiveness)

  1. Balancing Healthy Relationships and Graduate School: Learning how to manage conflict in your relationship
        When: Friday, March 3, 2017
  2. Finding Self-Confidence: Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
         When: Friday, March 17, 2017
  3.  Revitalizing your Graduate Experience: Managing your time and energy better
         When: Friday, April 7, 2017

GRADTalks Winter 2017: Achieving GRAD Balance
(Future Smart Category: Communication and Personal Effectiveness)
When: Feb. 28, 2017
Hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies

Get Going Workshops
Hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, Student Learning Support and the Centre for Student Development and Counselling. (Future Smart Category: Communication and Personal Effectiveness)

    1. Fueling Up: Stress, Sleep and Emotional Well-Being
          When: Monday, November 21, 2016
     2. Get Talking: Managing Stress Effectively
           When: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
     3. Postpone Procrastination Workshop
           When: Oct. 27, 2016

GRADTalks Fall 2016: Professional Skills: Tools for Success after Grad School
(Future Smart Category: Career Skills)
When: Oct. 25, 2016
Hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies

Past Events 2015-2016

Build a Career with LinkedIn
(Future Smart Category: Career Skills)
When: May 26, 2016
Co-hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies and the Ryerson Career Centre

Grad Day at the Digital Media Experience Lab
(Future Smart Category: Career Skills)
When: April 7, 2016
Co-hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies and the Ryerson Library

Graduate Write-a-Thon (SLS)
(Future Smart Category: various)
When: April 15, 2016

GRADTalks Winter 2016: Beyond the PhD: Career Pathways for Graduate Success
(Future Smart Category: Career Skills)
When: Feb. 24, 2016
Hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies

Imagining Canada's Future Video Launch
(Future Smart Category: Career Skills/Networking)
When: Nov. 24, 2015
Hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies

GRADTalks Fall 2015: Secrets of a Successful Student-Supervisor Relationship
(Future Smart Category: Career Skills)
When: Oct. 27, 2015
Hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies

GRADCafe and Open House
(FutureSmart Category: Career Skills/Networking)
When: Sep. 15, 2015
Hosted by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies

Past Events 2014-2015

RA Training Workshop
(Future Smart Category: Research and Information Management)
When: November 20-21, 2014
 
Stress: Surviving to Thriving Workshop
(Future Smart Category: Communication and Personal Effectiveness)
When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
 
KM/KT Workshop Series:
Using Media for Knowledge Dissemination
(Future Smart Category: Research & Information Management/Career Skills)
When: Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
 
RU a Leader? Student Leadership Conference, Fall 2014
(Future Smart category: Communication and Personal Effectiveness)
Dates: October 24-25, 2014
 
Tacos and  Trademarks
(Future Smart Category: Career Skills)
When: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
 
Book Publishing Workshop
(Future Smart category: Career Skills)
When: Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Frequently asked questions

1. What is the Future Smart program?
Future Smart is a professional skills development program for graduate students, offered free of charge by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies.

2. How can Future Smart help my graduate journey?
The program complements your graduate degree and can help facilitate your studies, career search, post-university transition and success in your future career, whether you are considering academic, research or industry employment.

3. How does the program work?
- Register for the program, external link, opens in new window and print your Future Smart passport.
- Bring your Future Smart passport to be signed when you attend a workshop provided by one of our program providers.
- Once you have attended seven workshops (from four skills categories), you will receive a document of completion, and a notation on your transcript
Note: some units are offered online as well. Print out the certificate of completion for online courses and attached it to your passport.

4. What are the five skills categories?

Career Skills
This category includes soft skills such as networking and business etiquette, and hard skills such as converting your CV to a resumé, work-search strategies, and using social media and branding in your job search.

Communication and Personal Effectiveness
This category covers both oral and written communications, including a variety of interpersonal skills such as listening, assertiveness, influence, persuasion, empathy, diplomacy and non-verbal communication. Personal effectiveness also promotes self-awareness to assist in evaluating strengths and weaknesses, self-reflection, and setting appropriate personal and professional goals. It also includes topics covering personal well-being.

Leadership and Social Innovation *NEW FOR 2019-20*
Under this category, students can explore leadership and/or social innovation.

Leadership includes themes such as shared vision, emotional intelligence, managing change, handling conflict, negotiation, leadership styles, resilience, strengths, motivation, personal values, life purpose, leading self, and more, with the goal of helping students transform from scholars to influencers.

Social innovation begins with recognizing the dignity and capacity for self-determination of people who have been impacted adversely by social structures and power; and seeking novel and transformative solution to social problems and conditions in partnership with those living in marginalized or disadvantaged circumstances. Students are encouraged to drive and lead change.

Research and Information Management
This category covers research, organizational and project management skills, as well as managing the environment in which research is being done for seeking, understanding and adapting new knowledge. Intellectual property issues and ethics fall under this category.

Teaching and Presentation Skills
This category covers classroom teaching along with planning effective tutorials, group facilitation and any situation requiring the need to explain complex concepts. These courses assist in the ability to provide clear and explicit instructions facilitating others’ understanding and learning.

5. Who are the Future Smart program partners?

  • Career & Co-op Centre
  • Learning and Teaching Office (LTO)
  • Student Learning Support (SLS)
  • Ryerson Library
  • Mitacs Training
  • Yeates School of Graduate Studies
  • YSGS Graduate Leadership Institute

6. Who can I contact for more information?

     Leslie Mutic @ l2mutic@ryerson.ca