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About Student Life

  

Student Life curates exceptional student experiences to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.

We create space for students to discover their talents, explore, acknowledge and express their identities, create meaningful friendships, and share their stories.

  

The Road Through Ryerson: Student Experience Blueprint is a tool developed to underpin the experiences and programming presented by Student Life. Designed through consultation with students, staff, and faculty, it provides a guide to intentional learning firmly rooted in the culture and values of Student Life and Ryerson University.  

PDF fileDownload the full version of the 2019-2020 Student Life Curriculum

Humans of SL highlights the experience of students who have been involved in the Student Life department and how these experiential learning opportunities have contributed to positively shaping their futures, both personally and professionally. We hope you enjoy learning about these incredible student leaders and the experiences, opportunities, and lessons that have influenced their career trajectories.

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Jen Gonzales

Director, Student Life

I’ve studied… at the University of Guelph and the University of Toronto. When I was 10 years old... I wanted to be a teacher! And an artist. I think I am now both :) On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me… at brunch with friends, grocery shopping, or on my couch catching up on Netflix! Three words that describe me are... Loving; Soulful; Adventurous. My personal motto is... Every action has an opposite and equal reaction. Choose your actions wisely.

Andrew Bisnauth

Manager, Student Life and Campus Engagement

I studied at… Ryerson University. On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me… trying to sleep while my kids are trying to wake me up. Three words that describe me are… genuine, caring and positive. I have two personal mottos.... 1. Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. 2. Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be Kind. Always.

Yun Kyng Woo

International Student Advisor, International Student Support

I studied... at George Brown College. When I was 10 years old… I always wanted to be a teacher like my father. He inspired and motivated me. On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me… in pajamas. Three words that describe me are... Resilient; Compassionate; Disciplined. My personal motto is... Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Kait Taylor-Asquini

Senior Manager, Student Life

I studied… my BA at Ryerson and my MA at Royal Roads. When I was 10 years old… I was pretty sure I was going to be a professional basketball player. On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me… at the St. Lawrence Market.

Maricruz Rodriguez Rendon

Mentoring Facilitator, Tri-Mentoring Program

I studied... my Bachelors at Ryerson and my Master’s at the University of Toronto. When I was 10 years old... I wanted to be a swimmer. I swam competitively back in highschool back home (Ecuador). Three words that describe me are... Conscientious. Appreciative. Adaptable.

Annie Jiang

International Student Advisor, International Student Support

I studied... at Queen’s University and the University of Regina. When I was 10 years old… I wanted to be a diplomat. On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me… on the way driving my parents to their free English language class - thanks to the immigrant support services in Canada! Three words that describe me are... Empathetic. Kind. Flexible. My personal motto is... Life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.

Emma Jankowski

International Student Advisor, International Student Support

I studied at the University of Ottawa (Undergraduate) & Ryerson (Graduate). On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me… having a latte with my partner and daughter at our favourite coffee shop. Three words that describe me are… calm, determined and curious.

Jen Barcelona

Manager, Tri-Mentoring Program

I studied at… Milliken Mills High School in Markham Ontario; Centennial College in Scarborough; and York University in Toronto. On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me… with my family having breakfast and getting ready to go to Church.  Three words that describe me are… Patient; Considerate; Straightforward. My personal motto is… Don’t give up. Great things take time.

Cassie Anton

Leadership Development Facilitator, RU Leadership

I studied... at Western University. When I was 10 years old I wanted to be... a teacher. On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me… Cooking an elaborate brunch or on an adventure with friends. Three words that describe me are... Positive. Empathetic. Activator. My personal motto is… You get out of life what you put into it.

Samantha DeBoer

International Student Advisor, International Student Support

I studied... at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ryerson University, and Humber College. On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me… On a long walk, exploring the city! My personal motto is… Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly - Micah 6:8

Keitha Prospere

Administrator, Student Life

I studied at Ryerson University. When I was 10 years old I wanted to be.... a movie critic. Three words that describe me are… responsible, detailed, and committed  My personal motto is… work hard and stay calm.

Lyn-Marie Farley

Manager, International Student Support & Intercultural Learning

I studied at... the University of Guelph. On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me… with a cup of coffee, listening to music or a new podcast.

Allysa Martinez

Mentoring Facilitator, Tri-Mentoring Program

I studied... at Ryerson. When I was 10 years old I wanted to be… a chef. On Saturday mornings, you can usually find me… eating a yummy breakfast and drinking lots of coffee!

Kawa Ada

International Student Advisor, International Student Support

I studied at The Boston Conservatory. When I was 10 years old I wanted to be… everything.

Rudhra Persad

Mentoring Facilitator, Tri-Mentoring Program

I study at Ryerson University. My personal motto is… To steadfastly love and support others on their journey.