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The Academic Success Centre is serving the Ted Rogers School of Management community virtually during the Fall 2021 term.

Our Team

The Academic Success Centre is a team of dedicated learning professionals who support the academic life of students taking management courses at Ryerson University. Please feel free to reach out to us!

Madelyn Steed
Madelyn Steed

Madelyn Steed (she/her/hers) is the Manager of Academic Support at TRSM. She holds a Master of Education degree and is a proud Katimavik alumna. She is delighted to continue serving the Ryerson student population for over ten years. Madelyn leads and supports the programming in the Academic Success Centre. She is eager to develop and grow the Academic Success Centre to support the needs and challenges our students face alongside exceptional staff and faculty in TRSM.

Contact Madelyn:
416-979-5000, ext. 554615
madelyn.steed@ryerson.ca

Andrea Martin
Dr. Andrea Martin

Dr. Andrea Martin (she/her/hers) is a clinical psychologist and counsellor in the Ryerson Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC). She is the TRSM faculty-based personal counsellor and provides both individual and group counselling to students. Andrea is also available to consult with TRSM faculty and staff expressing concern about the well-being of their students and/or helping students connect with counselling supports.

Contact Andrea:
416-979-5195

Max Anthony Newman
Dr. Max Antony-Newman

Dr. Max Antony-Newman (he/him/his) is the English Language Specialist with the TRSM Academic Success Centre. He is responsible for English and Writing support in the School and believes that as far as Academic English is no one’s first language, all students should get opportunities to practice oral and written communication in the academic context.

Max taught English as an Additional Language (EAL) to multilingual students in Canada and Europe for more than a decade and holds a PhD in Education and MA in Languages and Literacy Education from the University of Toronto (OISE). Max’s previous experience also includes language assessment and teaching in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto.

Contact Max:
416-979-5000, ext. 552408
max.antony.newman@ryerson.ca

Book an appointment with Max by visiting our Writing & Language Support page.

Nina Sulkin
Nina Sulkin

Nina Sulkin (they/them/theirs) is one of the Student Success Facilitators within the TRSM Academic Success Centre. Nina focuses on academic success and transition support programming, to support the needs and challenges faced by students in TRSM. They oversee the Peer Coaching team.

Nina is a Ryerson alumnus, holding a BComm in Human Resource Management, and a Recognition of Achievement from Seneca College’s Excellence in Education Adults program. They are presently studying toward their Masters of Education in Adult Education & Community Development at the University of Toronto, OISE. Their professional experience includes transition program coordination, andragogy, employment coaching and curriculum development. Nina is a strong believer in decolonized, learner-centred education and leadership, as well as equity, diversity and inclusion in post-secondary education.

Contact Nina:
416-979-5000, ext. 554507
nina.sulkin@ryerson.ca

Sandy Carpenter
Dr. Sandy Carpenter

Dr. Sandy Carpenter (she/her/hers or they/them/theirs) is one of the Student Success Facilitators with the TRSM Academic Success Centre. Sandy’s main responsibility is to manage the day-to-day activities of the Tutoring Centre.

To this role, Sandy brings 15 years of experience teaching and facilitating for undergraduate students in History, and six years of experience teaching and facilitating for graduate and undergraduate students about teaching in higher education. In all these learning endeavours, Sandy aims to build community by using a social constructivist model in which learning is central and is a collaborative process. Her current research and learning areas include access, inclusion, equity, accessibility, active and collaborative learning, student support, self-advocacy, women’s history, medieval history, and activating prior knowledge. While new to Ryerson, Sandy has spent the last decade working and teaching at the University of Toronto and completing her PhD in medieval History (2018). Sandy loves to talk about teaching and learning, but is equally happy chatting about cats and other furry mammals, plants and gardening, as well as camping and being outside.

Contact Sandy:
416-979-5000, ext. 552440
sandy.carpenter@ryerson.ca

Every year, the Academic Success Centre hires current undergraduate students to support their peers' academic journeys. 

Peer Coaches run the Centre and various learning-based support programming.

Academic Peer Helpers run the Tutoring Centre, and provide course-specific support.

Interested in joining our team? Visit our Get Involved tab.