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#HTMRyerson 2020 Orientation

Director Frederic Dimanche

Welcome message from Dr. Frederic Dimanche

Director, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Welcome to Ryerson University! We are delighted that you have chosen the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management to start or continue your higher education journey. You join a select group of people whose academic promise and accomplishments qualify them to engage the challenging and exciting life of a Ryerson University student.

As Canada’s premier Hospitality and Tourism Management School, we are committed to providing the resources and programs to assist you in your transition to university and get you started on your way to academic success. We will encourage you to be critical thinkers and we will provide you with competencies to manage sustainable organizations in a diverse and multicultural environment. In addition, we are well positioned, as a business school, to prepare you for the recovery of the economy following the current crisis. Passionate people work in the hospitality and tourism industry. They are strong and resilient. Together, we will work towards a better tourism. 

But business is not the only thing. At Ryerson, we value a complete education - knowledge, skills, and morals. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr, "we must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." 

The next step is attending our virtual HTM Academic Orientation on Tuesday, September 1st at 9:30 am Eastern Time (Canada).  Orientation is mandatory for incoming students and allows you to get to know Ryerson and HTM. The link to RSVP for our Orientation will be up in the next few days. Please check back for details. In the meantime, the Ted Rogers School of Management has Pre-Orientation Programming that you can sign up for in July and August. Make sure you know what other steps you need to take as a new student to Ryerson. 

As you are all well aware of, these are unprecedented times, and Ryerson made the decision to keep you safe and to propose all courses online for the Fall semester. It will be an adjustment for some of you, and I encourage you to take advantage of the many (online, at the moment) services that Ryerson and the School have to offer - from attending lectures, participating in student associations and sports, to cultivating lasting relationships with students, staff and faculty - your time spent at Ryerson will be an experience you will remember for years to come.

I am looking forward to meeting you soon. Again, welcome and all the best!


Frederic Dimanche, PhD,

Director, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management


Welcome Message from RHTSS President, Kimberly Natalucci

Welcome to the HTM Family! Here, classes are a little smaller, students come from all over the world and events are much more exciting! From our HTM Family Lounge, to our RHTConference, our events will welcome and engage you in ways you will never forget.

Our program leaders are determined to make your university life an experience like no other. We would like to welcome you to your HTM Journey Around the World!

About the RHTSS, external link

"The Ryerson Hospitality and Tourism Students’ Society (RHTSS) is run by a dedicated, enthusiastic and success-driven group of students who take the initiative to enhance the university experience for all students enrolled at the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management by consistently striving to reach the pinnacle of academic, social and professional success. As student leaders, we pride ourselves on guiding our peers to achieve their true potential."

Accounts to connect with

Ryerson University, external link

Ryerson University is Canada's leader in innovative, career-oriented education. Keep up with Ryerson’s campus news, events, and updates!

WhyRyerson, external link

WhyRyerson is dedicated to helping undergraduate students adjust to life at Ryerson! Have a question? WhyRyerson is here to help!

Ryerson Student Life, external link

Ryerson Student Life is a student-run organization that is here to listen to your story on what it's like being a Ryerson student. 

Ted Rogers School of Management, external link

#HTMRyerson is an undergraduate program within the Ted Rogers School of Management. Make sure to follow and connect with other business students and professionals!

Business Career Hub, external link

The Business Career Hub is here to help you with career development opportunities that are tailored to you! Keep an eye out for their bootcamps, workshops, sessions, and other resourceful events! 

Academic Success Centre, external link

The Academic Success Centre is here to support you with your academic career. Enhance your study skills and ace your exams with ACS!


RHTSS, external link

As #HTMRyerson's official student group, RHTSS is dedicated to supporting our future hospitality and tourism leaders. Be sure to follow for student events, activities, and announcements! 

HTMentor, external link

From team-building activities to Thanksgiving dinners, HTMentor is here to help you succeed as a family. Connect with HTM students from different years and share your stories and experiences!

The Institute for Hospitality & Tourism Research, external link

The Institute for Hospitality & Tourism Research was established to connect with industry through innovative research and studies. Follow to keep up with HTMResearch's events, conferences, and updates.