Ryerson University’s School of Fashion hosts Mass Exodus annually. It is a large-scale fashion production that acts as a platform for graduating students to showcase their work.
My involvement with Mass Exodus began in 2009 and I have held various leadership roles in its production ever since. In those various leadership roles, I have successfully led transitions to integrate diversity onto the runway. I now act as the instructor for the class that produces the event and seize every opportunity to realize its potential as a vehicle of change.
The class that produces Mass Exodus engages in the most authentic form of experiential learning. As an instructor in that course, it is my job to motivate the students to progress towards ultimate success despite constant uncertainty and moments of failure. Helping the students navigate those moments and helping their realize their potential is one of the most rewarding aspects of the teaching experience.