Redefining Success: Celebrating the magic of community

Gori Bhullar
​​Gori Bhullar, Law and Business ’13, is a seasoned management consultant with a specialization in understanding human behaviour in the workplace. She has spearheaded transformative people and culture initiatives for several organizations. Currently, Gori works in the financial services industry in Toronto, Canada, where she leads strategic people & culture efforts for more than 60,000 employees across North America. Her commitment to fostering talent is her hallmark, making her a standout figure in her field. Stay tuned for her insights in this series.

Have you ever watched the television series Community? It’s a whirlwind of hilarity and heartwarming moments, centring around seven individuals who initially gather for Spanish tutoring and unintentionally build profound friendships. This show beautifully exemplifies the essence of community – people coming together around a shared interest and discovering connections they might never have otherwise.

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Redefining Success: Embracing the adventure of learning

Gori Bhullar
​​Gori Bhullar, Law and Business ’13, is a seasoned management consultant with a specialization in understanding human behaviour in the workplace. She has spearheaded transformative people and culture initiatives for several organizations. Currently, Gori works in the financial services industry in Toronto, Canada, where she leads strategic people & culture efforts for more than 60,000 employees across North America. Her commitment to fostering talent is her hallmark, making her a standout figure in her field. Stay tuned for her insights in this series.

Remember what Einstein once said, ‘Once you stop learning, you start dying.’ So, let’s start with this vital dimension: learning. It’s a cornerstone that profoundly impacts both our personal and professional journeys.

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Redefining success: The work-life harmony series

Gori Bhullar
​​Gori Bhullar, Law and Business ’13, is a seasoned management consultant with a specialization in understanding human behaviour in the workplace. She has spearheaded transformative people and culture initiatives for several organizations. Currently, Gori works in the financial services industry in Toronto, Canada, where she leads strategic people & culture efforts for more than 60,000 employees across North America. Her commitment to fostering talent is her hallmark, making her a standout figure in her field. Stay tuned for her insights in this series.

Say goodbye to the age-old concept of work-life balance; it’s time to embrace a new perspective — work-life harmony. This fresh framework acknowledges that our lives extend far beyond our work roles, encompassing a rich tapestry of dimensions that interconnect and support our careers.

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Workplace wellness tips for health-care workers and leaders

Ashley Kim, Health Administration in Community Care (MA) ’19
Ashley Kim, Health Administration in Community Care (MA) ’19 is Program Manager, Your Health Space at Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario division. She is a mother, registered nurse and advocate for culture change in health-care organizations to improve workplace mental health for health-care workers.

October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month. Health-care workers, leaders and organizational decision-makers can celebrate this month by making plans to holistically improve the health of their workplace and collectively work toward a shared vision of psychologically healthier and safer workplaces.

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Five ways to enrich your mental health

Amma Gyamfowa, Social Work (Masters) ’18, aims to empower individuals, families and communities with holistic mental health supports. In this blog, she shares 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health.

Amma Gyamfowa, Social Work (Masters) ’18
Amma Gyamfowa is a Ghanaian-Canadian mental health therapist and registered social worker. As Founder and Lead Clinical Therapist of Womanist Healing, Amma is determined to create empowering holistic resources that strengthen individuals abilities to heal, thrive and connect.

The Canadian Mental Health Association hosts Mental Health Week annually during the first week of May. As a therapist, I have witnessed an undeniable transformation occur when people actively pour into their wellness. Here are five key ways you can enrich your mental health.

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Why kindness is the must-have superpower you need to lead

As the old saying goes, a little kindness can go a long way. In this blog, Julie Adam, Radio and Television Arts ’92, shares four ways you can use kindness to help you in leadership.

Julie Adam
Julie Adam, Radio and Television Arts ’92, is the President of News & Entertainment at Rogers Sports & Media. Her leadership book Imperfectly Kind: Why Kindness Is The Must-Have Superpower You Need To Lead was released in December 2021.

Practicing kindness in leadership will force you to shift focus away from yourself to the things which matter most — your customers, your employees, your shareholders and your community. If you want to transform from good to great and excel in leadership, you need a north star and a superpower to guide you. Make it kindness.

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Advancing disability rights in Canada: 3 takeaways from the latest Generous Futures discussion

Haweya Fadal
Haweya Fadal is an Alumni Relations Officer at Ryerson University, specializing in content creation.
 
 

Did you know 22% or 1 in 5 Canadians have a disability? According to a 2017 Statistics Canada report, 6.2 million people identified as having one or more disabilities. So, how can we create a more inclusive and accessible Canada? What are some socially-made barriers that exclude and harm people with disabilities? How do decisions around funding centre or exclude the voices and experiences of those most affected? These are some of the questions our expert panellists addressed in Generous Futures: Advancing Disability Rights

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Anti-Asian racism is on the rise. Here are 3 ways to fight it

This past year, we’ve seen a spike in anti-Asian racism in Canada—but 1-in-4 Asian-Canadians say they experience discrimination all the time. So, how can we stop this?

Haweya Fadal
Haweya Fadal is an Alumni Relations Officer at Ryerson University, specializing in content creation.

Since the onset of the pandemic, there has been a staggering rise in the number of instances of anti-Asian discrimination across Canada and the world. However, the unfortunate reality is this is not a new phenomenon.

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3 steps to living intentionally

Adrienne Enns
Adrienne Enns, Radio and Television Arts ’96, is the Founder and CEO of May You Know Joy Inc. Her mission is to inspire our most intentional living through products, conversations and experiences. Enns is the author of Intentional Days and host of The Intention Sessions podcast.

A new year is a great time to re-align and set your intentions—think of it as being on your side and putting your energy into what matters. Intentional living means we mindfully decide how to show up in the world and what kind of life we want to create. Unfortunately, while it sounds simple, life can get busy, and we can find ourselves putting our sense of purpose, core values and biggest dreams on hold.

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