School Leadership

Professor Gavin Adamson
Gavin Adamson

Undergraduate Program Director

Undergraduate Program Administrator researching mental health news and digital journalism @ryersonjourn. Numbers and nightmares have news value – WH Auden

Aseel Kafil
Aseel Kafil

Manager of Administration

Leader, educator, and change manager. Interested in developing teams and bringing the best in individuals to better serve communities.

Janice Neil Associate chair
Janice Neil

Chair

Journalism Chair at Ryerson, former editor J-Source.ca. Reporting and producing career at CBc TV & Radio and TVO

Anne Rauhala
Ann Rauhala

Associate Chair

Hemingway-esque J-prof and editor. Writes like Mariel and looks like Ernest. No, no, wait…

Bill Reynolds Professor
Bill Reynolds

Graduate Program Director

Graduate Program Director, Journalism, Ryerson. Editor, Literary Journalism Studies. Author, Life Real Loud. Feature Writer. Etc.

Faculty

Professor Gavin Adamson
Gavin Adamson

Undergraduate Program Director

Undergraduate Program Administrator researching mental health news and digital journalism @ryersonjourn. Numbers and nightmares have news value – WH Auden

Gene Allen
Gene Allen

Professor

Teaches TV journalism and history of journalism and communication. Main research interest: history of the international news system, especially news agencies. (138 characters)

Kamal Al-Solaylee
Kamal Al-Solaylee, PhD

Associate Professor

Teacher, book author and critic with interest in arts, Middle Eastern issues, race and sexual-identity politics. Into creative nonfiction and magazines. Adores dogs, tolerates cats.

Marsha Barber Professor
Marsha Barber

Professor

Marsha is Professor in the School of Journalism and Teaching Chair for the Faculty of Communication and Design. Prior to coming to Ryerson, she spent many years at CBC, where she was a senior producer at CBC’s flagship newscast: the National.

Jagg Carr-Locke
Jagg Carr-Locke

Associate Professor

Teaches masthead and oversees internships. Corrects other people’s grammar because someone has to. Building TARDIS in home garden. Wants to be buried at Anfield. #YNWA.

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April Lindgren

Associate Professor

Passionate about local news and why it matters; runs The Local News Research Project. Loves mystery novels, the piano and Toronto.

Adrian Ma

Assistant Professor

Multimedia producer, writer, teacher, super tired new daddy

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Asmaa Malik

Assistant Professor

Teaches start-up journalism and digital reporting. Interested in how social media networks change our relationships to news. Also loves: stand-up comedy and popcorn.

Professor Anne McNeilly
Anne McNeilly

Associate Professor

An unabashed news and coffee junkie who likes to stay up late watching Sam Fuller movies.

Janice Neil Associate chair
Janice Neil

Chair

Journalism Chair at Ryerson, former editor J-Source.ca. Reporting and producing career at CBc TV & Radio and TVO

Anne Rauhala
Ann Rauhala

Associate Chair

Hemingway-esque J-prof and editor. Writes like Mariel and looks like Ernest. No, no, wait…

Bill Reynolds Professor
Bill Reynolds

Graduate Program Director

Graduate Program Director, Journalism, Ryerson. Editor, Literary Journalism Studies. Author, Life Real Loud. Feature Writer. Etc.

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Ivor Shapiro

Professor

Teaches ethics, media law and feature writing, and supervises undergraduate capstone projects. Researches journalists’ professional identity and values. Eats too much ice cream.

Joyce Smith
Joyce Smith

Associate professor

Music-loving Iberophile and knitting fundi fascinated by journalism and religion.

Lisa Taylor
Lisa Taylor

Assistant professor

Prof, recovering lawyer, geeked about s. 2(b) of the Charter of Rights & Freedoms.

Visiting Professors

Jim Turk
James L. Turk

Distinguished Visiting Professor

Writer, media analyst, speaker, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University

Adjunct Professors

Bert Bruser
Bert Bruser

Adjunct Professor

Bert Bruser created the media law group at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto. He has acted for newspapers and others in the publishing business for more than 20 years.

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Ryder Gilliland

Adjunct Professor

Bert Bruser created the media law group at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto. He has acted for newspapers and others in the publishing business for more than 20 years.

Brian Rogers
Brian Rogers

Adjunct Professor

Brian Macleod Rogers is a lawyer practicing media law and related litigation, with an emphasis on libel, privacy, copyright, freedom of expression and Internet-related issues.

Contract Lecturers

Brett Popplewell

Contract Lecturer

Brett Popplewell Contract Lecturer Back to People Office: RCC 141 Phone: 416-979-5319 Email: bpopplewell@ryerson.ca Social Media: Twitter
Amanda Oye

Contract Lecturer

Amanda Oye Contract Lecturer Back to People Office: RCC 141 Phone: 416-979-5319 Email: aoye@ryerson.ca Social Media: 
Adam Nayman

Contract Lecturer

Adam Nayman is a film critic for Cinema Scope in Toronto.

Peter Kuitenbrouwer

Contract Lecturer

Peter Kuitenbrouwer has worked as a newspaper reporter in Montreal, Ottawa, New York, Mexico City and Toronto. Fluent in French and Spanish, he currently works as a feature writer at the Financial Post. He is author of two books for children.

Shauna Rempel

Contract Lecturer

Head of social media for Global News /Corus Radio. Ryerson journalism instructor. Word nerd, wanderer, cyclist, Riders fan.

Sonya Fatah

Contract Lecturer

Journalist, traveler, mother of two imps.

Elamin Abdelmahoud

Contract Lecturer

Elamin Abdelmahoud Contract Lecturer Back to People Office: RCC 141 Phone: 416-979-5319 Email: Social Media:  Biography  
Kalli Anderson

Contract Lecturer

Kalli Anderson Contract Lecturer Back to People Office: RCC 141 Phone: 416-979-5319 Email: kalli.anderson@ryerson.ca Social Media: Twitter BiographyEducationResearch Interests Kalli is an award-winning audio-producer, writer and documentary filmmaker. She has produced radio documentaries, news pieces and current affairs segments for CBC Radio. Her writing has appeared in The Walrus, Today's Parent, The Grid, Eye Weekly, THIS…
Peter Bakogeorge
Peter Bakogeorge

Contract Lecturer

I grew up on crisp, straightforward news stories that answer all the basic questions, have the names spelled right and are in the proper style. And that’s what I ask my students to produce.

Kate Barker

Contract Lecturer

Kate Barker is a magazine writer, editor, historian, open water swimmer and grammar nerd.

Dan Berlin
Dan Berlin

Contract Lecturer

Sports journalist. Baseball coach. Emcee at large. Proud Papa.

Matt Braga

Contract Lecturer

Matthew Braga is a freelance journalist specializing in business, technology, and science reporting.

Peter Bregg
Peter Bregg

Contract Lecturer

Photographer, photojournalism instructor at Ryerson University Journalism School. Recipient of 2014 CJF Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mark Bulgutch
Mark Bulgutch

Contract Lecturer

Teaches TV news, which is a good thing because that’s all he knows. But he does know that.

Lynda Calvert

Contract Lecturer

Teaches ethics and law in journalism. Also interested in security policy and journalism. Other notables: has watched every Star Trek movie many times.

Rob Cribb
Rob Cribb

Contract Lecturer

Data and document digger, jazz junkie, Negroni tippler, hockey right winger, secrecy hunter, reality TV eschewer, spiritual Maritimer, Vancouver Canucks devotee.

Ashley Csanady

Contract Lecturer

Ashley Csanady is currently a web producer and reporter with the National Post.

Jill Dempsey

Contract Lecturer

Jill Dempsey Contract Lecturer Back to People Office: RCC 141 Phone: 416-979-5319 Email: jdempsey@ryerson.ca Social Media:  Biography Jill Dempsey is one of the hosts of Toronto's number one morning show, Metro Morning. Her news team is the recipient of the Dan McArthur award for best local news cast in 2013 and in 2015 won the…
Philippe Devos

Contract Lecturer

Philippe Devos is a pixel-stained wretch with deep experience in just about every editing role in digital journalism and newspapering.

Angus Frame

Contract Lecturer

Angus Frame Contract Lecturer Back to People Office: RCC 101B Phone: 416-979-5319 Email: aframe@ryerson.ca Social Media:  FacebookTwitterLinkedinInstagram BiographyResearch InterestsCurrent Courses Angus Frame graduated from the Ryerson School of Journalism in 1996 and was a student on the RRJ Masthead course in his final year of study. He went directly from Ryerson to a summer position at the…
Charmaine Gooden

Contract Lecturer

Charmaine Gooden Contract Lecturer Back to People Office: RCC 141 Phone: 416-979-5319 Email: Social Media:  Biography  
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Gary Gould, PhD

News Media Production Specialist (Video and Television)

Professional cinematographer, editor and photographer. PADI-certified underwater photographer and videographer. PhD in Communications.

Andrea Houston

Contract Lecturer

Andrea Houston is a Toronto journalist, human rights advocate and community organizer.

Blake Lambert
Blake Lambert

Contract Lecturer

Teaches international journalism and radio news. Casual @CBCNews. Interests: international journalism’s future, Twitter and leadership.

Rana Latif

Contract Lecturer

Rana Latif is a freelance journalist with more than a decade of experience in multimedia journalism.

Kevin MacLean
Kevin MacLean

Contract Lecturer

News junkie. Loves “the story” & eloquent narratives. Fan of Grammar Girl, “Woodstein,” Stones, Springsteen, Dylan. #GoLeafs.

Angela Misri

Contract Lecturer

Award-winning digital journalist with over sixteen years of experience. Her beats are the internet, digital technology, podcasting and women in tech.

Robert Osborne
Robert Osborne

Contract Lecturer

Robert Osborne is a multi-award winning journalist with extensive experience in long format documentaries, daily news, current affairs and magazine writing.

Diana Pereira
Diana Pereira

Contract Lecturer

Diana Pereira teaches digital journalism and is the Digital News Editor for 680NEWS.com and CityNews.ca. She’s interested in digital storytelling, local Toronto news, breaking news and social media. She writes for J-Source and 416 Mag, and travels and kayaks as much as she can!

LesleySalvadori
Lesley Salvadori

News Media Technical Coordinator

RTA Graduate. Spent many years as a freelance camera operator and editor before joining the School of Journalism in 1987.

Stephen Trumper
Stephen Trumper

Contract Lecturer

Instructor, editor, writer, volunteer and wheelchair-user who longs for the day Lamborghini rolls out its first power chair. Vroom…!

Cheryl Vallender
Cheryl Vallender

Contract Lecturer

Wife, mom, educator. Passionate about data journalism, digital storytelling, emerging news technologies and data visualizations.

Dan Westell
Dan Westell

Contract Lecturer

Part-time Ryerson journalism teacher, newspaper reporter and editor 1979-1999, freelancer since then

Administrative Staff

Aina Arro
Aina Arro

Graduate Program Administrator

Happiest on water (liquid or frozen). Coaches figure skating. Loves Baltic food. Scared of colour.

Aseel Kafil
Aseel Kafil

Manager of Administration

Leader, educator, and change manager. Interested in developing teams and bringing the best in individuals to better serve communities.

Yara Kashlan

Receptionist

Graduated from Ryerson School of Journalism. Class of ’16. Minored in Organizational Leadership. Commutes a lot, which is great because I love exploring new places.

Jaclyn Mika
Jaclyn Mika

Departmental Assistant

Current RSJ Departmental Assistant and York History MA student. Former RSJ student. Always history nerd, theatre geek and travel fiend.

Beverly Petrovic
Beverly Petrovic

Student Affairs Coordinator

Bev has been at Ryerson since 1991. She has two wonderful children.

News Media Production Specialists

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Angela Glover

News Media Production Specialist (Audio & Radio)

Audiophile and lover of creating pictures with sound. Craft maven who loves pretty paper and hot glue. Day job teaching technical aspects of Journalism

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Sally Goldberg Powell

News Media Production Specialist (Post Production)

Media educator, video editor, and perpetual student of graphic design.

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Gary Gould, PhD

News Media Production Specialist (Video and Television)

Professional cinematographer, editor and photographer. PADI-certified underwater photographer and videographer. PhD in Communications.

LesleySalvadori
Lesley Salvadori

News Media Technical Coordinator

RTA Graduate. Spent many years as a freelance camera operator and editor before joining the School of Journalism in 1987.

Lindsay Smith News Media Production Specialist - Multimedia
Lindsay Smith

Digital Content and Web Design Specialist

Self-proclaimed news junkie & hockey fan, an affinity for stilettos & a reputation for falling. Digital and social media educator.

Professor Emeritus

Lynn Cunningham
Lynn Cunningham

Professor Emeritus

Retired Ryerson j-school prof, writer, editor, nana.

Don Gibb
Don Gibb

Professor Emeritus

After 20 years as a reporter, editorial writer and city editor with The London Free Press, Don Gibb (’68) began teaching reporting at Ryerson’s School of Journalism. After 20 years at the School Don retired in August 2008.

Suanne Kelman
Suanne Kelman

Professor Emeritus

Suanne Kelman joined the School of Journalism in 1993, having previously survived the CBC and the Globe and Mail. She now lectures on books, travels and knits.

Paul Knox
Paul Knox

Professor Emeritus

Now: Ryerson Journalism prof. Then: Latin America correspondent, columnist, reporter, editor @globeandmail, @VancouverSun, @News_Letter (Belfast). Always: Curious, paying attention.

John Miller
John Miller

Professor Emeritus

John Miller is emeritus professor of journalism who gives expert testimony in court on behalf of both plaintiffs and media clients.

Dean Tudor
Dean Tudor

Professor Emeritus

Outspoken yet softly critical, specializing in satire and research.

J-Source

H.G. Hayley Watson
H.G. (Hayley) Watson

J-Source Associate Editor

News reporter. J-Source Associate Editor. I like to scribble down a word or two.

Journalism Course Union

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Melissa Bennardo

Vice President of Events

Melissa Bennardo Back to People Office: 80 Gould St., Toronto, ON Email:ryersonJCU@gmail.com Biography  
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Lisa Cummings

Vice President of Design

Lisa Cummings Back to People Office: 80 Gould St., Toronto, ON Email:ryersonJCU@gmail.com Biography  
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Kayla Gladysz

President

Kayla chose to study journalism because she could not think of a more perfect way to combine her love for writing with her love for communicating with – and learning from – other people.

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Zahraa Hmood

Social Media Committee Member

Zahraa Hmood Back to People Office: 80 Gould St., Toronto, ON Email:ryersonJCU@gmail.com Biography  
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Kosalan Kathiramalanathan

Finance Committee Member

Kosalan Kathiramalanathan Back to People Office: 80 Gould St., Toronto, ON Email:ryersonJCU@gmail.com Biography  
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Emma King

Vice President of Social Media, and Vice President of Administration & Communications

Emma King Back to People Office: 80 Gould St., Toronto, ON Email:ryersonJCU@gmail.com Biography  
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Serena Kwok

Vice President of Finance

Serena Kwok Back to People Office: 80 Gould St., Toronto, ON Email:ryersonJCU@gmail.com Biography  
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Angela McLean

Vice President of Design

Angela McLean Back to People Office: 80 Gould St., Toronto, ON Email:ryersonJCU@gmail.com Biography  
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Ben Shelley

Second-Year Representative

Ben Shelley Back to People Office: 80 Gould St., Toronto, ON Email:ryersonJCU@gmail.com Biography  
Lamees Wajahat

Vice President of Events and Operations

Extremely passionate about foreign affairs, especially conflicts in South Asia and the Middle East and hopes to work for Al Jazeera.

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Lamees Wajahat

Fourth-Year Representative

Lamees Wajahat Back to People Office: 80 Gould St., Toronto, ON Email:ryersonJCU@gmail.com Biography  

Advisory Council

Andrea Baillie
Andrea Baillie

Managing Editor, the Canadian Press

Managing Editor at The Canadian Press

Kathy English

Public Editor Toronto Star

Kathy English is the Public Editor of the Toronto Star.

Theresa Ebden

Chair, RSJ Advisory Board Director, Media & Analyst Relations (Canada), Accenture

Theresa Ebden is the Canadian Director of Media Relations at Accenture and a former journalist with Business News Network, Bloomberg News, The Globe and Mail and Toronto Star.

Joanne MacDonald
Joanne MacDonald

Vice-President, CTV News and General Manager, CP24

As Vice-President of News and General Manager, CP24, Joanne MacDonald is responsible for the day-to-day operations and strategic vision of CP24, as well as maintaining her role with the operations of CTV News.

Marissa Nelson

Senior Managing Director for the Ontario CBC

Senior Managing Director for the Ontario
CBC

Mike Omelus
Mike Omelus

VP National News & Newsgathering for Corus Entertainment / Global News

Mike Omelus VP National News & Newsgathering for Corus Entertainment / Global News Back to People Biography
David Scanlan
David Scanlan

Canada Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News

David Scanlan is the Managing Editor for Bloomberg News in Canada, based in Toronto. Before returning to his native Canada, he held Bureau Chief positions for Bloomberg in Bogota, Lima, Sao Paulo and Madrid.

David Skok
David Skok

Board of Directors, ONA

Disrupting disruption and doing that old school thing called journalism. VP, Digital for Boston Globe Media Partners.

Scott White
Scott White

Former Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Press; Former VP, Postmedia

Scott White is Chair of the Ryerson School of Journalism Advisory Council.

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Ing Wong-Ward

Associate Directory, Centre for Independent Living, Toronto

Producer with @cbchereandnow, hosted by @gilldeacon. On loan to @TheCurrentCBC. Mother and wife. Just not the traditional kind. Wheelchair-UNbound.

Kenny Yum
Kenny Yum

Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post/AOL Canada

Managing editor at Huffington Post and AOL Canada. Marathoner, journalist, cook, run blogger, coffee drinker, cat wrangler.