Ryerson Faculty of Arts launches institute for future politicians

January 29, 2019

The Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University has launched the Institute for Future Legislators Ryerson (IFLR), which the university says will provide Ryerson students and members of the community both mentorship and practical training for future politicians. A Ryerson release notes that the program was initially developed by the University of British Columbia’s Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, and is now being brought to Ryerson thanks to a collaboration between the two universities. “With heightened concerns about the political climate in Canada and beyond, we are witnessing strong efforts to mobilize for change through longstanding as well as new and diverse forms of democratic engagement,” said Ryerson Faculty of Arts Dean Pamela Sugiman. Ryerson (ON)