Ryerson University's Tri-Mentoring Program Celebrates 10 Years of Transitioning Multicultural Students
|WHAT:||On October 15th, Ryerson University's Tri-Mentoring Program will bring together students, alumni, faculty and community leaders to celebrate 10 years of providing guidance, support and mentoring skills for racialized, international, immigrant and first generation students.|
|WHEN:||Saturday, October 15, 2011|
|Cocktail Reception||6:00 p.m.|
|Aboriginal Welcome||6:15 p.m.|
|Dinner Begins||7:00 p.m.|
|Remarks- Heather Lane Vetere||7:15 p.m.|
|Vice Provost, Students, Ryerson University|
|WHERE:||Churchill Ballroom, Delta Chelsea Hotel|
|33 Gerrard Street West|
TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2011 /CNW/ - For 10 years, Ryerson University's Tri-Mentoring Program has been a leader in catering to the specific academic, social and professional needs of racialized, international, immigrant and first generation students.
"The Tri-Mentoring Program at Ryerson University is one of only two programs in Canada committed to integrating culturally and linguistically diverse students into a university and professional setting", says Kabir Abdurrahman, Program Coordinator. "Over our 10 year tenure, our program has become a key source of support and development for multicultural Ryerson University students. We are thrilled to be celebrating this special anniversary."
Ryerson University is primarily a commuter school. As a result, student involvement is polarized and the transition for first generation, ESL and newcomer students can be difficult. Counselors identified the growing need for a transitional program prior to 2000 and applied to be one of the original three programs across Canada that cater to transitioning culturally diverse students into university and the world of work. In 2001, the program at Ryerson launched with 60 students. While since then, one program has lapsed but Tri-Mentoring has grown to host over 2,000 students annually.For further information:
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