Fundraising Event for Newcomer Students' Scholarship

November 24th, 2017

​​​The Ryersonian - Pay phones still ringing up profits (AUDIO)

November 29, 2017 3:00 pm
By Nikhil Sharma

"...When founder and president of the Newcomer Students’ Association of Ryerson, Sara Asalya, immigrated to Toronto with her family from Gaza about six years ago, pay phones quickly became a critical way of communication...."

Canada Under the Same Roof 

October 18, 2018
By: Will Sloan

In Canada, 125 Indigenous communities are under boil-water advisories, and many are also on contaminated land. When Canada’s first communities live in abject conditions, how does this impact Canada’s newest?


The first day of school always feels a little scary. When you’re a mature student and a newcomer to Canada, that feeling can turn into isolation.

Creating a Space on Campus for Canadian Newcomers 

August 09, 2018

By: Will Sloan

Articles - Interviews:

2ND Annual Integrating Our voices: Centring Stories of Migration Conference

Oct 1st & 2nd

Ryerson Today - Weekend Conference to Highlight Stories of Migration

November 23, 2017
By Will Sloan

Newcomer Students’ Association of Ryerson holds first annual Immigrant, Refugee and International Students Conference. Distinguished Visiting Professors Haroon Siddiqui and Olivia Chow will deliver keynote addresses at NSAR’s Immigrant, Refugee and International Students Conference. 

The Scope News - November 27, 2017 by CJRU The Scope at Ryerson (Soundcloud)

Aired November 27, 2017
Produced by Emily Joveski, Mick Sweetman, Scott McLean, Chelsey Gould, Sanjeev Wignarahjah.

This week, we report from a conference over the weekend that brought out some big names for discussions surrounding international communities in Canada. We grumble with internet-famous pugs in Trinity Bellwoods. And check-in with the Moss Park Overdose Prevention site as it heads into the winter months.

2nd Annual International and Newcomer Students' Dinner

December 8th, 2017

Here she has turned her attention to supporting refugees and newcomers in Canada. “I have encountered various challenges and barriers that newcomers typically face when trying to access education and employment, and relocating to a different culture”

1st Annual International and Newcomer Students' Dinner

December 9th, 2016

Celebrating Our Voices - an International Women's Day Event

March 19th, 2017

June 28, 2018

Kaitlyn Balkovec

Canada prides itself on being an ethnically diverse and a multicultural nation that embraces people of every race, religion and culture. It has presented itself as a cultural mosaic

 January 2nd, 2018 20:34

Sara Asalya 

Newcomers to Canada face numerous challenges from the moment they land; most significantly managing their finances and successfully transitioning within their respective careers. In the majority of cases, acquiring a Canadian education or certification can be the only pathway to enter the local job market. 

Integrating Our Voices: Centring Stories of Migration

November 25th, 2017