Some quick reminders for AMPED tomorrow!

AMPED is here! Time for all the work of the AMPED team to come together. Just some last minute things for our delegates to remember!

– Bring a water bottle!
Sometimes you get thirsty and your throat gets dry. You’re going to want to have something to drink with you. Bring a water bottle to keep with you during the sessions. Trust me, you’ll thank yourself later if you remember to bring one.

– Bring your One Card!
The Ryerson Passport Program will be at AMPED! That means in order to ‘sign in’ you will need your one card to get it swiped! We will also need you to have your one card with you when we hand you our delegate swag (Oh yes, there will be swag).

See everyone tomorrow!

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One Day More

There is just one more day to sign up for AMPED, the leadership conference designed specifically for students living in residence.  AMPED is an amazing opportunity to practice your leadership skills, develop new points of view, and to connect and meet students who share your passions.  It’s amazing.  It’s fun.  It’s this coming up Friday and Saturday.

And there are only 5 spots left.

Registration closes Wednesday, so there is just one day more to sign up and be part of AMPED.  The AMPED team has been working hard for months now to bring you the very best experience possible.  It’s designed to appeal to those who have leadership skills, those who want to develop the skills to be a leader, those who want to become the Ryerson Residence leaders of next year, and everyone in between.

If you’ve been on the fence up until this point, don’t wait any longer.  Just 5 spots left.

See you at AMPED!

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Niyati and the leaders of tomorrow!

We hear often that we, the youth of today, are the leaders of tomorrow. We’re the inheritors of this
world and we want to, have to try to make it a good one for our future. May seem like a bit of a heavy
responsibility, but we really do have the capacity and power to influence change in our world—every
one of us. Our minds are fresh, ambitious and full of dreams and ideals. We have the vigour and fervour
and fearlessness of an adventurer on a newly discovered land. But sometimes these things are hidden or
dormant and we need to be nudged a little to let them fully emerge.

As an Academic Link in residence for the past three years, I’ve felt this nudge every day. I’ve had and
still have fears, reservations, doubts; I get lazy and discouraged. But being in the company of student
leaders in residence who are committed to making their communities good and strong encourages me,
inspires me and drives me every day to find and connect with those qualities that we all have that make
us leaders. I have learned a lot on this job, but mostly I’m constantly pushed to be honest with myself,
be true to myself and overcome those things that cloud the true nature of my being so that I can come
closer to being the change I want to see in my world. Isn’t that where influencing change begins— at
home, with our own selves? That really is the essence of good leadership training, the keyword being
training. Good training and good company make all the difference.

This is what AMPED was created for: to be a place where we can encourage and inspire each other
to find our strengths that the world needs to become better and stronger. And a place to meet new
people, share ideas, eat and be merry. It is truly an opportunity not to be missed!

I leave you with this and hope to meet you at AMPED!