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Ryerson Advising Network

The Ryerson Advising Network is a community of practice for staff and faculty that advise students. Since its inception this network has created opportunities for its members to share effective practices on how they support student success and how to create exceptional experiences for students. You can view our various supports below including newsletters, training and our annual conference.

Every month the University Academic Advising Unit sends out a newsletter containing information relevant to academic advising. The content may include upcoming the topic of our monthly meetings, professional development opportunities, academic advising conferences and current research on effective practices in advising. To sign up, please fill out the following below.

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Archived Newsletters
Monthly Advising Professional Development Sessions

The Ryerson Advising Network hosts optional monthly meetings based on relevant topics to advising at Ryerson. To learn more about the monthly meetings, please sign up for the newsletter above. Please note some meetings are postponed due to peak period such as semester startups.

  • September 2017 - Finding Your Strength as an Advisor
  • July 2017 - International Student Support and Advising
  • June 2017 - Finding Your Strength as an Advisor
  • May 2017 - Orientation 2017 Updates and Planning
  • April 2017 - Using Data and Making Change
  • March 2017 - Annual Advising Conference
  • February 2017 - Student Awards Effective Practices
  • February 2017 - Webinar Mindset, Right to Fail, and Persistence: Academic Advising to Support Student Success
  • January 2017 - Counselling Centre: Information for Advisors
  • November 2016 - Supporting Students on Probation
  • October 2016 - Important Changes to Exams
  • October 2016 - Academic Orientation Debrief and Sharing Effective Practices
  • October 2016 - Academic Accommodation Support: New Guidelines
  • September 2016 - Orientation and its Impact
  • July 2016 - Building Inclusive Spaces
  • June 2016 - Academic Accommodation Support and Advising
  • June 2016 - Writing Effective Digital Copy to Students
Annual Advising Conference

Since 2015 the Office of the Registrar hosts a half-day advising conference on campus around March. Updates and registration are posted in the monthly advising newsletters.

Advising Mentorship Program

If you are a staff member who is new to advising undergraduate students then we can pair you with a mentor. Please send an email to to take part in this program.

Undergraduate Academic Contacts Page

The University Academic Advising Unit manages the Academic Contacts page. If you represent an undergraduate program department and require updates on this page, please contact

Advising Training

We are pleased to announce the launch of Interprofessional Approaches to Advising. This program consists of 4 sessions over several months to connect advisors to effective practices of advising. You will learn approaches such as setting the stage for high-impact advising, how to ask the right open-ended questions, and how to keep your students on track to their goals.

For detailed descriptions, please refer to our Training Outline. For certificate requirements to complete, please refer to the Checklist.

There is still room in Cohorts 3 and 4. Please review the following times to see which works best for your schedule:

Cohort 3: Tuesday Mornings

  1. December 5, 10am - 11am, LIB 80
  2. January 23, 9:30am - 11:30am, POD 70
  3. February 13, 9:30am - 11:30am, POD 70
  4. Tuesday March 20, 9:30am - 11:30am, POD 70
  5. May 15, 9:30AM - 11:30AM, POD 70

Cohort 4: Tuesdays Extended Lunch

  1. December 5, 12pm - 1pm, LIB 80
  2. January 16, 12pm - 2pm, POD70
  3. February 13, 12pm - 2pm, LIB 80
  4. March 20, 12pm - 2pm, POD 150
  5. May 8, 12pm - 2pm, LIB 80

We will offer makeup sessions to allow flexibility for anyone who misses a session.

To sign up for either cohort, please fill out the Sign Up Form.

If you would like to set up your own cohort for your team and are able to book a room and time please contact