In Solidarity with the Black Community
Faculty members, staff and students in the School of Professional Communication are appalled by the ongoing presence of anti-Black racism and anti-Black violence in our society. Systemic racism and its many manifestations must be opposed in all institutions, including universities. As teachers, students and researchers of professional communication, we are committed to analyzing and challenging anti-Black racism in societal discourses and in the communication practices of institutions. We also recognize our positions of privilege as members of the academic community. We have a responsibility to do everything we can to make the university a more equitable space that supports the full participation of members of the Black community. ProCom commits to integrating communication practices for inclusivity, accessibility, equity and anti-oppression as a key learning objective of our curriculum and a core part of what we do in all of our activities in the School. I look forward to collaborating with students, faculty, staff and community partners to ensure that all aspects of the School, from student experience to hiring practices to curriculum development, work toward this vital objective.
- John Shiga, Chair
Stop Anti-Asian and Misogynistic Hate
The community of faculty, staff and students in the School of Professional Communication condemns all forms of racially-motivated and misogynist discrimination and violence. We are disturbed by the increase in violence and hate against the Asian community and against women and girls in Canada and around the world. We are committed to ending racist, misogynistic violence and dismantling systemic discrimination through deliberation, education, and research.
Anyone who believes they have experienced discrimination, bias, or harassment in the Ryerson community is urged to report it to Human Rights Services.
Strategies and resources are available in the Responding to Hate Toolkit, opens in new window, developed by the Ryerson Advisory Committee to Combat Anti-Asian Racism.
- John Shiga, Chair
Faculty, staff and students in the School of Professional Communication are appalled by the attack in London, Ontario, which killed members of a Muslim family who were targeted because of their faith. We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community in Canada and worldwide. Through our programs, activities and communication practices, we oppose Islamophobia, anti-Muslim hate and all forms of racism and discrimination.
The Centre for Student Development & Counselling offers free confidential counselling services for those in need and all Ryerson students can access 24/7 mobile counselling or crisis support with Keep.meSAFE using the MySSP app (iOS, external link and Android, external link). The Naseeha Helpline, external link also offers anonymous and confidential peer support to Muslim youth at 1-866-627-3342 from 12 p.m.–12 a.m., seven days a week.
- John Shiga, Chair
Welcome to ProCom
Professional Communication at FCAD provides an immersive learning environment with all the technology, educational resources, and industry connections that students need to succeed.
Through classroom learning and hands-on experience, ProCom students explore communication methods and media used across a wide range of fields and industries.
A welcoming, vibrant campus
Located in the heart of Downtown Toronto, the School of Professional Communication is a hotbed of talent, creativity, and mentorship. It's a place where bright futures take shape.
Creative technology & learning spaces
Innovative fleXlab learning spaces, external link, opens in new window, 24/7 collaborative facilities, external link, opens in new window, and modern recording spaces. We have the best tech catalogue, external link, opens in new window and experts to help you with it.
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