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Contributors
and letter from the editor

LETTER FROM

Journalism '05
Writer, A Bridge ...
to Education (p. 14)

A freelance journalist based
in Toronto, Wendy Glauser
focuses on health and science,
and loves picking the brains
of researchers and educators
before the rest of the media
finds them. "It's a great
career - I basically get to ask
smart people questions all
day," says Glauser. Writing
about Spanning the Gaps
allowed her to explore a truly
holistic approach to education:
"We know people thrive
when they're supported in a
360-degree way: emotionally,
financially, mentally, socially,"
she said. "It requires not
just financial resources, but
emotional too."

SEAN FITZ-GERALD

Journalism '00
Writer, Adnan Virk profile
(p. 36)

After more than a decade at
National Post and stops at
The Canadian Press and The
Toronto Star, Sean Fitz-Gerald
is managing editor of The
Athletic in Toronto. In 2015,
he was named sportswriter
of the year by Sports Media
Canada. "Writing for Ryerson
University Magazine is fun,"
said Fitz-Gerald, "because
it's an excuse to catch up
with interesting people doing
interesting things, like
Adnan Virk."

DID YOU
KNOW...

LEEANDRA CIANCI

Illustrator
How to leverage your
network (p. 30)

LeeAndra Cianci is a
freelance illustrator based
in Toronto. Her work is
influenced by pop culture,
people, nature and the
everyday objects around
her. She's worked with
clients such as Chatelaine,
Reader's Digest and Flare
magazine. She likes bacon
in her caesars and poutine
for any meal!

You can download the online magazine at
ryerson.ca/ru-mag-jan-2018.

THE EDITOR

There is more than
one way to get a
post-secondary
education. Over
the past 10 years
a special program
at Ryerson has
been the ticket for
hundreds of students
on their journey.
In this issue's cover
story, meet two
successful graduates
of Spanning the
Gaps, and the
team that was in
their corner. It's
inspiring to hear
mentors describe
these successful
grads as "incredible
role models."
Their stories are a
testament to the
power of education
to transform lives.
-Colleen Mellor,
Journalism '86

Volume 22, Issue 1, Winter 2018
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