The Ryerson University English Alumni Association (RUEAA) is a volunteer association working in partnership with the Ryerson University Alumni Relations towards bringing together English alumni (from both the English B.A. program and Literatures of Modernity masters program), with similar interests by organizing and hosting events and facilitating networking opportunities; and – to assist English alumni in staying connected with Ryerson University.
Marion Grant, President
Marion Grant is currently completing Ryerson University’s Literatures of Modernity Masters Program. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in English literature from Ryerson University. She is a student research fellow at Ryerson’s Centre for Digital Humanities and works on the Yellow Nineties 2.0, which focuses on digital remediation and scholarship of nineteenth century periodicals. A Toronto native, Marion enjoys her time cooking, canoeing, and writing. She currently is an intern for the Iceland Writers Retreat conference, a yearly event that brings together writers from around the world. Upon graduating, she will focus on applying to PHD programs.
Alex Pospisil, Vice President
Alex completed a Specialised Honours BA in English at York University, and a Certificate in Technical and Professional Communication at Glendon College. Her research interests are in exploring racial, transnational, and gender identities, queer theory, as well as the Digital Humanities. Currently, Alex is pursuing an MA in Literatures of Modernity at Ryerson University, and is working as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Digital Humanities, on the Y90s 2.0 Project. There, she is in charge of migrating data from a previous website, with a focus on the 60+ biographies hosted on the website. Alex will be working as an intern on a research project (proposal pending) at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archive in summer 2019. Upon graduating, she intends on applying to PhD programs and finding short-term contract work in communications.
Shane Liu, Treasurer
Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Shane came to Canada and attended Ryerson University in 2013. He started his initial University career in Geographic Analysis but switched over to English because of his passion for stories and digital literature. Shane’s research interests consist of digital humanities, children’s literature, translation literature, food studies and International Student works. He completed the Independent Research Project course, ENG 907 (2016-2017) producing a website studying international student’s feelings on migration, culture shock and home. He mainly operates and manages the website for Curating the Story Museum, my current RAship and will be going to Japan in the coming summer to research the first Grimm Brothers texts that were translated for early Japanese children’s magazines. The project itself will be for a major research paper for the Literatures of Modernity Masters program.
David Morassuti, Logistics Officer
Born and raised in Toronto, attended Ryerson University from 2012-2016 graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English along with a double minor in French and News Studies. He was a member of the Ryerson English Course Union and held the role of President in 2016. David was selected as the recipient of the BA English Student Life Award for my role with the Course Union and work towards student recruitment. Went on to complete the postgraduate program in Sports Journalism at Centennial College. He is currently working as a freelance Associate Editor at Sportsnet and a reporter covering the Toronto Argonauts for the Fansided Network while hosting the Tip of the Tower Podcast.
Lena Lahalih, Communications Officer
Lena Lahalih is an MA candidate in the Literatures of Modernity program, and an alumna of the English undergraduate program, at Ryerson University. Her research interests include critical race theory, trauma theory and literary theory. Over the course of her time at Ryerson University, she served as Editor-in-Chief of Her Campus Ryerson (2016-2018) , Director of Communications (2014-2015) and Director of Student Life (2015-2016) of the Ryerson English Course Union. Presently, she is Social Media Strategist at the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations (UOSSM), a non-profit organization which provides humanitarian and medical assistance to victims of war.
William Moo, Marketing Officer
William Moo is a freelance writer and video content producer. He graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in News Studies. He also served as President for the English Course Union from 2017-2018. He is a regular contributor for the website Yatta Tachi and has works appearing in Geek Insider, Raz Mataz Magazine, and Heliophon. His YouTube channel features video essays and commentary on Japanese animation, with his main interests lying in novels, short stories, comics, and film.
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