By Stefanie Phillips, RSJ ’18 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ryerson School of journalism welcomes award-winning professor, Adrian Ma to the university’s tenure-stream faculty.
Ma, 34, graduated from Ryerson as a master’s of journalism student in 2009 and went on to become a reporter and later producer at the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s (CBC) digital desk. There he was part of project teams awarded the CBC President’s Award and Canadian Online Publishing Award.
But he couldn’t stay away from the university for too long.
In 2013, Ma returned to the school as a sessional instructor teaching digital reporting classes to second and third-year journalism students. He became a limited-term faculty member shortly after in 2015 and has been a dedicated faculty member ever since.
Ma has won and been nominated for a number teaching awards including honours voted on by students. Most recently, Ma was awarded the 2017 Dean’s Teaching Award, awarded to a faculty member who demonstrates teaching excellence.
As a member of the undergraduate program committee, Ma has contributed to the creation of several new classes including, Building the Brand, Designing Journalism and Boosting Media Techniques. This summer, Ma will lead the first-ever school of journalism course with an international news-gathering component.
Ma is looking forward to doing research into digital storytelling trends and the efficacy of interactive online content during his tenure.