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Student Life

TMU encourages students to engage in campus life beyond the classroom. Whether you want to join a student society, participate in an international exchange, discuss global issues, help govern the university, or contribute to the betterment of the community, there are many opportunities for you.

The Metropolitan History Council is the course union for History BA students. The MHC represents the interests of History undergraduates, and sponsors activities such as social events, public lectures, career information sessions, and opportunities for students to present academic papers. The MHC also hosts film nights dedicated to the depiction and interpretation of international historical events. The MHC promotes the appreciation of both history and current affairs. We welcome everyone in the university community to participate in MHC activities.


The Student Experience Centre helps you find opportunities to enrich your undergraduate experience. The centre offers a wide range of programs and services to help you make lasting connections, get engaged in campus and community life, learn through experience, and achieve your academic, personal, and career goals through volunteer opportunities, mentoring, student project grants, international exchanges – and much more.

The IID lecture series was founded in 2005 as a non-partisan, student-led forum designed to engage all members of the Ryerson University community on major events and issues in contemporary global affairs through reasoned, objective, and scholarly discourse. Since its creation, the IID has tackled some of the most important and controversial issues in international affairs, including US foreign policy, China on the world stage, the re-emergence of Russian power, the Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Indo-Pakistani relations, the nuclear threat from North Korea, and national security in Canada. Now one of Ryerson’s largest and best-known lecture series, the IID continues to explore numerous topics of interest and attracts expert international speakers.

For details on IID talks and speakers, or to learn more about getting involved, please see (external link, opens in new window)  or contact Dr. Arne Kislenko (IID founder and faculty advisor) at

The Mosaic Institute (external link, opens in new window)  is an action-oriented think tank that harnesses the connections, knowledge and resources of Canada’s ethnocultural communities to advance Canadian solutions and promote peace and development in conflict-ridden or under-developed parts of our world. Based in Toronto, one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, the Mosaic Institute believes that the knowledge, resources and global connections of passionate Canadians from all corners of the globe have the potential to change our world. These “citizen experts” are uniquely positioned to enhance Canada’s global commitment to the advancement of peace and development.

We are in the process of establishing student chapters across Canada, which will challenge extremism, build bridges between ethnocultural communities on campus, and empower young people to be global peace builders. For more information, please visit contact Dr. Arne Kislenko (faculty advisor) at