#ThisIsTRSM: Critical Thinking for Health Professionals

With a clinical background in chiropractic and experience working in strategic policy for the Ministry of Health, Dr. James Pringle definitely brings real-world experience into the classroom. But the professor of Health Services Management says it’s not just his own professional knowledge that makes for engaging classes. “Health Services Management is a degree-completion program, so…

#ThisIsTRSM: Research at the Cutting Edge of Technology

Dr. Sameh Al Natour’s research into the ways humans interact with technology may sound futuristic, but it’s rooted in services that many of us already use every day. “The technology exists but our research is still before its time,” he says. “A lot of the difficulty we find in a lot of our experiments is…

#ThisIsTRSM: A Passion for Business and Healthcare

Leonor Villanueva used to visit Ryerson University’s campus on weekends and dream about someday being a student. “I would come down to walk around and see ‘RU’ on buildings around campus. It was a funny feeling, some kind of instinct I can’t explain, saying ‘R U one of us?’ It’s the truth! It seems crazy,…

#ThisIsTRSM: Endless Opportunities to Get Involved

Amanda Chin is a first-year student at the Ted Rogers School of Business Management who is considering majoring in Entrepreneurship and Strategy and looking forward to getting more involved. She says there are so many opportunities at TRSM and Ryerson that it’s almost overwhelming – in a good way. Here, Amanda tells us about why…

#ThisIsTRSM: A Young, Urban University on the Move

Dr. Frederic Dimanche is the new Director of the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (TRSHTM). Born in France, he has lived and worked in Oregon, New Orleans, and, most recently, the French Riviera, but says he was drawn to Toronto because of its dynamic and growing tourism sector. “Toronto has experienced a…

#ThisIsTRSM: Working Towards a Dream Career in Tourism

If there’s one piece of advice Marco Briganti would give students who are considering the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University, it’s to set a long-term goal and find the university program that will allow you to accomplish it. “If you want to build your own company, work your way…

#ThisIsTRSM: A Supportive Environment for Mature Students

Angela Cheng is in her first year of Accounting and Finance at the Ted Rogers School of Management, but she’s not new to the university environment. As a mature student, Angela comes to TRSM with a degree in Psychology from the University of Ottawa. This being her second time around at university, she is taking…

#ThisIsTRSM: Where Accounting and Social Responsibility Meet

Dr. Thomas Schneider is a Professor of Accounting at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, but his academic focus goes way beyond traditional theory. With 12 years of professional experience in management accounting, Dr. Schneider brings real-world expertise to the classroom and explores the relationships between accounting, social/environmental responsibility, and ethics. “Accounting…

#ThisIsTRSM: Retail Innovation in the Heart of Downtown Toronto

Dr. Mark Lee can’t imagine a better place to study retail management than in the heart of one of Canada’s busiest shopping hubs. “Our location is one of our biggest advantages. Students can go to the Eaton Centre and do an observational study or an analysis of a retail store. We have connections to so…

#ThisIsTRSM: A Bachelor of Commerce in the Business of Fashion

Looking at Emily Gampel’s family history, it almost seems like destiny that she would choose Retail Management at the Ted Rogers School of Management. “It’s kind of in my blood,” she says. “My grandfather owned the only big women’s dress shop in Niagara Falls, so I’ve always heard stories about it. It always made me…

#ThisIsTRSM: Ensuring Creativity in the Classroom

If you take MKT 100 or MKT 300 and expect Dr. Fathima Saleem to simply stand behind a podium and read from a PowerPoint presentation, you may be in for a surprise. The Assistant Professor of Marketing likes to knock down the traditional barriers between professors and students, sitting amongst her class during lectures, using…

#ThisIsTRSM: From Barbados to Business Management

#ThisIsTRSM profiles new students and faculty at TRSM. In this first edition, we hear from Shebree Broomes, a first-year Business Management student, about why she chose to come to Toronto, what it’s like to attend university in a bustling city, and the learning strategies that will help her succeed. Coming to Canada I was born…