Giving back to help the community

I have always found a sense of peace and satisfaction in helping others. I believe that much of my commitment to my community and this country stems from my grandparents. I am the grandchild of a Holocaust survivor on my maternal side, who came to Canada with nothing but the clothes on his back. He…

Students discuss their experience attending virtual Retail Week

Now in its 13th year, Retail Week is aimed at engaging and connecting Retail Management students at the Ted Rogers School of Management with members of the industry through networking events, competitions, workshops and panel discussions on trends in the world of retail. This year’s event, which took place November 16-20, 2020, was held virtually because…

Retail Management’s Experiential Learning Trip to Vancouver

Before the COVID-19 pandemic restricted travel and large gatherings, 12 Retail Management students went on an Experiential Learning Trip to Vancouver for a behind-the-scenes tour of some of today’s leading Canadian retailers. The trip, which took place during the 2020 February Study Week, was organized by the Retail Student Association (RSA) and was accompanied by…

Reflections of a 4th Year Retail Management Student

As I finish up classes and move towards exams in my final year of TRSM’s Retail Management Program, I have been reflecting on my four years at Ryerson. Being an out of province student, I moved to Toronto without ever having visited the city before.  I made the choice to move across the country because…

A Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Toronto’s Louis Vuitton store

TRSM students recently had a peek behind the curtain of one of the most revered luxury retail brands in the world. The Sector Studies Fashion class (offered through TRSM’s Retail Management program) had a rare opportunity to tour the brand’s flagship Toronto store in the company of Benoit Louis Vuitton, a sixth-generation member of the…

Survey & Social Media Analytics: A Dynamic Duo

Donna Smith is a professor in the Ted Rogers School of Retail Management who uses Sysomos social media monitoring as a part of a “Sysomos in the Classroom” program. Professor Smith is conducting research using Sysomos MAP. Here, she shares her latest research into how social media marketing can influence a consumer’s jeans purchase. (Note:…

Shopping, Architecture and Tea Culture in Nanjing

As part of Experiential Learning – Asia Pacific Study (RMG 917), a group of 17 TRSM Retail Management students are visiting China for a two-week learning experience exploring the Chinese retail market. The group began their journey in Beijing on Saturday, May 7th. Here, students Cherice Wilson, Aliana Kopec and Lauren Rainville describe some of…

A Visit to Hohai University and IKEA in Nanjing

As part of Experiential Learning – Asia Pacific Study (RMG 917), a group of 17 TRSM Retail Management students are visiting China for a two-week learning experience exploring the Chinese retail market. The group began their journey on Saturday, May 7th. Here, student Samantha Rondinelli tells us about the group’s visit to Hohai University, an…

Talking Toys and Preschool Tools in Beijing

As part of Experiential Learning – Asia Pacific Study (RMG 917), a group of 17 TRSM Retail Management students are visiting China for a two-week learning experience exploring the Chinese retail market. The group began their journey in Beijing on Saturday, May 7th. Here, students Nurul Mohd Hasbi and Tamour Sheikh describe the experience of…

Beijing’s Luxury Retail Experience

As part of Experiential Learning – Asia Pacific Study (RMG 917), a group of 17 TRSM Retail Management students are visiting China for a two-week learning experience exploring the Chinese retail market. The group began their journey in Beijing on Saturday, May 7th. Here, students Lauren Jaques, Cherice Wilson and Tamour Sheikh provide insights into…

A Jam-Packed Day of Retail Innovation in China

As part of Experiential Learning – Asia Pacific Study (RMG 917), a group of 17 TRSM Retail Management students are visiting China for a two-week learning experience exploring the Chinese retail market. The group began their journey in Beijing on Saturday, May 7th. Here, students Cherry Liu and Tamour Sheikh tell us about their jam-packed…