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Advising Network

The Ryerson Advising Network is a community of practice for staff and faculty who support students in being successful, and advise students on subjects such as program requirements, curriculum, academic regulations, appeals, academic performance, and referrals to other campus supports.

The goal of the Central Advising Unit is to support those in an advising role by providing necessary information, creating professional development opportunities, and coordinating a community of practice, where our members can share effective practices on how they support students to create exceptional student experiences.

Want to stay informed?

The Advising Network newsletter highlights upcoming events, resources, and best practices.

Upcoming Professional Development

The Ryerson Advising Network hosts professional development sessions based on relevant topics to advising. To learn more, sign up for the newsletter and stay tuned for upcoming sessions!

Academic Advising Certificates

Level up your advising skills!

The academic advising certificates are a great way to professionalize your skills, develop your career, and meet other advisors from across campus. The sessions are interactive and practical, and will provide lots of opportunity for questions, discussions, and sharing best practices.  Each week you will have a small assignment posted in the D2L course shell, and at the end, a final quiz. Can’t make one of the dates? You can connect with a colleague to catch up, or complete the session the next time it is offered.

Sign up for Level 1 Interpersonal ApproachesNew window to learn more about building connections with your students to help them reach their academic goals.

Once you’ve completed the first level, join us for Level 2 Advising Theories and ConceptsNew window to deepen your knowledge of advising theories.

Fall 2019 - Level 1
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Thursday, September 26
  • Thursday, October 10
  • Thursday, October 24
  • Tuesday, November 12

Winter 2020 - Level 2

  • Thursday, February 13
  • Thursday, February 27
  • Thursday, March 12
  • Tuesday, March 24


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

Students and staff use the academic contacts page to find their program contact. Email with any updates.

Students: if you have questions, please see the academic contacts page to find out the advisor for your program.