Ryerson University Finance Society - RUFS


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About Us

Founded in 2003, Ryerson University Finance Society (RUFS) is the premier campus resource for finance students. Within RUFS, we believe that in order to reach your potential you must know how to be a business leader. This life lesson is not just taught in a classroom, which is why RUFS challenges students to participate in our initiatives. Our outstanding members organize events that create opportunities for like-minded students to exchange ideas and information with industry professionals. As student leaders, we pride ourselves on guiding our peers to achieve their true potential. We seek to spread our drive and determination throughout the Ted Rogers School of Management. In RUFS, we guide the future finance leaders of tomorrow.

Our Mission

Educate, inspire and enrich the undergraduate career of the Finance student body at the Ted Rogers School of Management and Ryerson University.

Our Organization





Honorary Council: Karen Huynh & Georgi Chonkov

Partners

Chartered Professional Accountants Careers and Employer Partnerships Investors Group McDonalds Ryerson Commerce Society Scotiabank Pizza Pizza



Sponsorship Opportunities

Throughout our history, sponsorship support has played a pivotal role in building and creating the events we hold for our fellow students. Your financial support and mentorship helps develop young minds and enables educational opportunities that would not otherwise be possible. It allows us to continue to provide effective events where students continue to grow by learning and gaining experience.

Your sponsorship also helps to demonstrate your brand's values and to engage our students with your brand. Without your support, our organization would not be able to connect our first-rate students with your company.

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Alumni

The goal of Ryerson University Finance Society's Alumni Relations is to create and foster a mutually beneficial relationship between Ryerson Finance students and Ryerson Alumni. We are a student run organization that is dedicated to creating a strong meaningful and lasting network and have some fun while doing it. We would like to encourage alumni to stay in touch with the finance society and become actively involved in our projects and the students growth and transition to the business world.

This year we hope to accomplish a number of different goals including raising our awareness among Finance students and Alumni alike. We hope to succeed in this through a number of events, receptions, and learning sessions throughout the year. These will include events such as our annual Alumni Gala, which will give alumni the opportunity to stay connected to their alma mater. Furthermore we will be hosting workshops that teach students outside the classrooms about the real finance world.

We exist to connect Finance students to their Alumni.

Information of Upcoming events will be released in the month of September.

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Events This Year

Leaders in Investment Banking

[ Sat., September 5 & Sun., September 6, 2015 ]

Meet and Greet

[ Thu., September 17, 2015 ]

Accounting and Finance Week

[ Mon., September 28 - Fri., October 2, 2015 ]

Financial Modelling Case Competition

[ Mon., September 28, 2015 ]

TD Risk Management Case

[ Mon., September 28, 2015 ]

Careers in Capital Markets, Private Equity, and Venture Capital

[ Wed., September 30, 2015 ]

RUFS Raises Money For The Cure

[ Sun., October 4, 2015 ]

Overview of Capital Markets

[ Thu., November 12, 2015 | Sign Up ]

Annual Alumni Gala

[ Fri., November 13, 2015 | Sign Up ]

Industry Night

[ Wed., November 18, 2015 | Sign Up ]

Battle on Bay

[ Fri., January 15 & Sat., January 16, 2016 | Sign Up ]

Junior Case Competition

[ Sat., April 2, 2016 ]

RUHacks Workshop

[ Mid-April (TBC) ]

Battle on Bay

Battle on Bay is a unique and intellectually challenging opportunity for students to analyze real world financial cases and scenarios. Some of the top undergraduate students from across the nation, as well many top industry professionals will be in attendance. Competitors will apply and develop skills in financial strategies, modeling and pitching, all of which are essential toward a pathway in finance.

The two-day conference will be hosted in downtown Toronto, Where delegates will be treated to many informative workshops and activities that relate to the field of Finance. battle on Bay will allow for many networking opportunities with industry professionals, culminating with a gala dinner on the final evening.

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PROGRAMS

RFPA - Ryerson Financial Planning Association

RFPA
RFPA is an entirely new student group under the Ryerson University Finance Society targeting the financial planning and financial service industries. We aim to build our students into "finance professionals" upon graduation through education, networking and practice. We aim to accomplish this goal by hosting several events throughout the year related to financial planning and by hosting the Financial Advisor Skill Training Program (FAST),which is composed of seven workshops to build the skills of students in TRSM to prepare them for the real world of financial planning.

RISK - Ryerson Investments and Securities Knowledge

RISK
RISK is a 6 week investment program specifically designed for the average business student and has been created in an attempt to destigmatize the fear and complexity around the stock market. Our mission is to provide basic and fundamental investment and securities knowledge with hopes to enrich the microcosm of financial literacy within Ryerson University as well as promote and teach the importance of investing and saving at a young age. As students helping students, we strive to create a proactive environment where passions are shared through discussion and engagement. The program includes a simulator, cash prizes, an industry speaker night and all relevant investment material so that all graduates leave with enough understanding of the stock market and investment strategies to make relevant investments for their future.

Finance Opportunities

Accreditation

Certified Financial Planner - CFP

Chartered Financial Analyst - CFA

Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement - CIPM

Certified Treasury Professional

Financial Risk Manager - FRM

Career Centre Info

The Careers & Employer Partnership team is committed to providing you access to innovative career assessments, career development and placement technologies.

Students in their 3rd and 4th year will work one-on-one with sector specific consultants providing them with the necessary tools and resources towards a successful career. Consultants will work with various employers and connect students to industry networking opportunities, informative career sessions and recruitment events. The Careers & Employer Partnership Team will provide a series of support resources and skill development opportunities to enhance personal branding and job search strategies.

For more information on how to connect with the Center for Careers & Employer Partnerships please visit us online or drop by the new office at TRS 2-148.

Need Help?

Learning Success Centre

Located in Victoria Building (VIC B26), the Learning Success Centre allows students to obtain private tutoring or group tutoring service from qualified tutors immediately from their Tutor Registry. Prices are negotiated between the tutor and the student.

TRSM Student Services

TRSM Student Services provides group tutoring for various academic fields, including FIN300, ACC414, and FIN401. Located in TRS 3-501, this service is free for both full-time and part-time students.

Along with free group tutoring, TRSM Student Services also provides mock exams in exchange for either a non-perishable food item or $2. These mock exams are reviewed by professors prior to becoming available to ensure current topics are covered. You can typically pick one up two weeks before exams begin at TRS 2-168.

Contact Us

Please don't hesitate to contact us should you have any question about the finance program and careers. If you wish to get involved with the finance society, as well as be the first to keep informed on events, let us know by email, or click to subscribe to our mailing list.

Address

Ted Rogers School of Management
55 Dundas Street West, Room TRS 1-135
Toronto, ON M5B 2G9

Where is the RUFS office?
You can find our office at TRS 1-135, which is on the 7th floor of the Ted Rogers School of Management. We have office hours that are posted outside of the door: Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

Email
Email: general@rufs.ca


 
 
 
 
 

Leaders in Investment Banking

Sat., September 5 & Sun., September 6, 2015

TRS 1-067

“Leaders in in Investment Banking” is a two day event designed to help students break into the field of Investment Banking. The workshop teaches students how to build a resume for Investment Banking and trains them for the technical and behavioral portions of Investment Banking interviews.

Meet and Greet

Thu., September 17, 2015 - 6pm-11pm

CMA Lounge

The annual Meet & Greet hosted by RUFS is an opportunity for Ryerson students to get to know their course union representatives. It provides us with a platform to explain to students what our purpose is and how we help them. We also take advantage of this event to tell students about the initiatives we have planned for the year as well as give them a chance to get to know other students in their program. In addition, this year RUFS will collaborate with RFPA and RISK to ensure that students have the chance to sign up for both programs.

Accounting and Finance Week

Mon., September 28 - Fri., October 2, 2015

Accounting and Finance Week is a five-day event with the purpose to provide students with a better understanding of the wide-array of career paths available to them within the Accounting and Finance industries. The first two days are devoted to specific career paths, one day for Accounting and one day for Finance. The third day is dedicated to first or second year who may want to understand more about the broad overview of career paths before choosing their major and minors. The fourth day is our Annual Designation Panel in which several professionals from different designations speak to students about what their specific designation can provide them. Lastly, the fifth day concludes the event with an internal case competition geared towards students who would like to apply the knowledge they’ve learned from class to a case designed by Finance professionals. Teams will be selected from all applicants prior to the Accounting and Finance Week by our Faculty advisor.

Careers in Capital Markets, Private Equity, and Venture Capital

Wed., September 30, 2015

Students interested in pursuing careers in capital markets, private equity, and/or venture capital have the opportunity to listen to advice from a panel of professionals with regards to their on the job activities and skills required to get to where they are. The event will include a Q&A portion and will conclude with a chance for students to network 1 on 1.

Financial Modelling Case Competition

Mon., September 28, 2015

Competitors will be given the case on Sept 28 to construct a financial model to be judged on October 2. The model will then be judged and asked to interpret their results.

TD Risk Management Case

Mon., September 28, 2015

TD Securities Risk Management is hosting a case competition available to all students interested in a career with risk management. The focus is for 2nd year students interested in potentially attaining an internship or co-op position.

RUFS Raises Money For The Cure

Sun., October 4, 2015

Annual Alumni Gala

Fri., November 13, 2015

King Edward Hotel

This year, the Ryerson University Finance Society will be hosting our 9th Annual Alumni Gala at the King Edward Hotel. Our vision for Alumni has expanded and we are planning on developing our own Alumni Department within RUFS.

For this coming year our goal is to successfully develop a database for alumni where we can store their information and keep them updated with any upcoming events RUFS plans to host for Alumni. We are currently in the process of establishing a Finance Alumni Association, with first event taking place in February 2016. In addition, we have been working on developing a mentorship program strictly for Finance students and later on expanding it on to the Accounting field.

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Overview of Capital Markets

Thu., November 12, 2015 - 6:30pm-9pm

Cara Commons

“Overview of Capital Markets” offers an opportunity for MBA and undergraduate female students to gain insight into the world of capital markets. The evening features a panel discussion with senior professionals outlining their capital markets career path, followed by a structured networking session with industry specialists from leading financial institutions. Including registration and networking this is usually a two hour event held on November 12th in the evening, 6:30pm - 9:30pm.

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Industry Night

Wed., November 18, 2015 - 5:30pm-9pm

CPA Lounge / Sears Atrium

Industry Night is our annual recruitment session geared towards 3rd and 4th year finance students. The top 50 students, out of 200 applicants, are selected by our career consultant and faculty advisor at the Ted Rogers School of Management. The purpose of this event is to help finance students establish a valuable connection with the recruiters, while learning about upcoming summer internship programs and job opportunities in the capital markets, corporate finance, asset management and many other divisions of finance.

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Battle on Bay

Fri., January 15 & Sat., January 16, 2016

Battle on Bay is a unique and intellectually challenging opportunity for students to analyze financial cases on selected industries. The top undergraduate students from across the Nation are invited to compete. Competitors will develop essential skills in financial strategies, financial modeling and pitching, and apply them to the case. Top industry professionals from the selected industry will gather to judge and prospect.

The two-day conference will be hosted in downtown Toronto. Here, delegates will be treated to many informative workshops and activities that relate to the field of Finance. Battle on Bay also provides networking opportunities with students and industry professionals, culminating with a gala dinner on the final evening.

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Junior Case Competition

Sat., April 2, 2016

The case competition is to introduce first and second year students in the school of accounting and finance on how to compete in a case competition. More information to come.

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RUHacks Workshop

Mid-April (TBC)

Certified Financial Planner - CFP

If you are interested in a career in financial planning, obtaining CFP certification demonstrates to your clients that you are committed to exemplifying the industry gold standard in financial planning. Earning CFP certification will equip you with all the skills, abilities and knowledge necessary to be a competent and ethical financial planner working directly one-on-one with clients.

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Chartered Financial Analyst - CFA

The CFA Program is a globally recognized, graduate level curriculum that provides a strong foundation of real-world investment analysis and portfolio management skills along with the practical knowledge you need in today’s investment industry. It also emphasizes the highest ethical and professional standards.

Each year, tens of thousands of candidates enroll in the CFA Program and sit for the exams in test centers all over the world. Completing the CFA Program confirms a mastery of the rigorous CFA curriculum, signifies passing all three exam levels, and is one of the requirements for earning the CFA charter.

To earn the CFA charter you must have four years of qualifying investment work experience, become a member of CFA Institute, pledge to adhere to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, apply for membership to a local CFA member society, and complete the CFA Program.

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Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement - CIPM

The Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) is a designation that offers you a set of advanced, globally relevant and practice-based investment performance and risk evaluation skills. Earning it sets you apart as an accountable and deeply knowledgeable professional who’s committed to professional integrity, your firm’s success, and your clients’ best interests.

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Certified Treasury Professional - CTP

The Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) certification serves as a benchmark of competency in the finance profession and is recognized as the leading credential in corporate treasury worldwide. Whether you’re looking to safeguard your career or seeking a promotion, earning the CTP certification can open a variety of doors.

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Financial Risk Manager - FRM

The Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation is an international professional certification offered by the Global Association of Risk Professionals. To be awarded the FRM designation, candidates must complete rigorous two-part, practice-oriented examination that covers the major topics in financial risk management, demonstrate two years' professional work experience in financial risk management, and meet other requirements.

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Shinthu Sivabalan

Shinthu Sivabalan

President
Major: Finance
  • Passionate about entrepreneurship
  • Sportscars enthusiast
  • Violinist for 16 years
"If you don't build your dream, someone else will hire you to help build theirs"
- Tony Gaskins

Karim Mourad

Karim Mourad

Battle On Bay Associate
Major: Finance
  • Inspiring Investment Banker
  • Shark Tank and Suits Fan
  • Media Money Master Ryerson TV
"Whatever the mind believes and concieve, It can achieve"
- Napoleon Hill

Perfecto Jr. Villalba

Perfecto Jr. Villalba

Internal Case Comp. Associate
Major: Finance
  • Minoring in Law and Spanish
  • Artistic (drawing and poetry)
  • Can do the splits
"Often, the loudest rivers are the shallowest, and the silent waters are deadly deep."
- Old Filipino Proverb

Jessica Ly

Jessica Ly

Battle On Bay Associate
Major: Accounting & Finance | Minor: Marketing
  • Interested in pursuing CPA and CFA designation
  • Pianist for 15 years and Music Teacher at The Royal Conservatory
  • Owner of a service business JQL Music & The Arts
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."
- Bill Cosby

Brian Baum

Brian Baum

Battle On Bay Associate
Major: Economics and Management Science
  • I play guitar.
  • I used to race motocross, and I still love the sport.
  • I've never been drunk, nor do I plan to.
"For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy. There is but one rule: Hunt or be hunted"
- Kevin Spacey (Francis Underwood - House of Cards)

Wendy Tran

Wendy Tran

Director of Events
Major: Accounting
  • Aspiring CPA
  • Hobby Artist
  • Fluent in English and Cantonese and currently studying Mandarin
"Not the cry, but the flight of the wild duck leads the flock to follow."
- Chinese Proverb

Linda Lieu

Linda Lieu

Marketing Associate
Major: Economics and Management Science
  • Plays the piano and flute
  • Minoring in Marketing Management
  • Fluent in English and Cantonese
"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success."
- Dale Carnegie

Artem Chaykovskyy

Artem Chaykovskyy

Marketing Associate
Major: Business and Law
  • Soccer enthusiast
  • I was born in Ukraine
  • Aspiring management consultant
"Strange and varied are the ways of life, and stranger still are the ways of infinite intelligence."
- Napoleon Hill

Negin Shirandasht

Negin Shirandasht

Marketing Associate
Major: Accounting and Finance
  • Working towards getting CPA and CFA designations
  • Classical guitar player for 11 years
  • #FCB
"Learn from the mistakes of others, beause you can't live long enough to make them all yours"
- Boonaa Mohammed

Robert Bezede

Robert Bezede

Director of Corporate Relations
Major: Global Management
  • Bought his first stock at 13
  • Currently runs a student investment fund
  • In addition to English, I speak French and Romanian
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure"
- Colin Powell

Arsalan Noorafkan

Arsalan Noorafkan

Director of Student Relations
Major: Marketing Management
  • Moved to Canada 5 years ago
  • Aspires to work with his father in the industrial sector
  • Eager to become a certified pilot
"It's a bitter story that after a while, the residents of the shore can't hear the sound of the waves anymore"
- Anonymous

Mariah Emo

Mariah Emo

Co-Chair of Battle on Bay
Major: Finance | Minor: Psychology
  • Interested in pursuing my CFP
  • I am a Ryerson Univeristy cheerleader
  • I know all the words to It Wasn't Me by Shaggy
"You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?""
- George Bernard Shaw

Nima Razazian

Nima Razazian

Events Associate
Major: Law and Business
  • I enjoy watching and playing basketball
  • I love to read
  • I can speak English, French, and Farsi
"One who fears failure limits his actvities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again."
- Henry Ford

Sheldon Mohammed

Sheldon Mohammed

Co-Director of Marketing
Major: Marketing
  • Pursuing a career in Advertising
  • Eager to backpack across Australia
  • Wants to own an Indian Scout Motorcycle
"Every strike brings me closer to the next homerun."
- Babe Ruth

Hamza Arabi

Hamza Arabi

Finance Associate
Major: Finance
  • 1)Minoring in Economics
  • Aspiring CFA
  • Lifeguard
"Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great"
- John D. Rockefeller

Wendy Qiu

Wendy Qiu

Creative Associate
Major: Marketing
  • I play the guitar
  • I sort of play the ukulele
  • I draw and paint as a hobby too
"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."
- Robin Williams

Jonathan Paulo

Jonathan Paulo

Co-Director of Marketing
Major: Marketing
  • I have a fraternal twin brother
  • Aspiring to go into the field of Marketing Geography
  • I am fluent in both English and Portuguese
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."
- Mark Twain

Karina Bychkova

Karina Bychkova

Co-Director of Alumni Relations
Major: Accounting
"Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try."
- Jack Canfield

Arcchit Sehgal

Arcchit Sehgal

Director of Finance
Major: Accounting
  • Pursuing the CPA after graduation
  • An avid sailor
  • A vegetarian my whole life
"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer"
- Sun Tzu

Joshua Go

Joshua Go

Corporate Relations Associates
Major: Human Resource
  • Lifeguard
  • enjoys basketball
  • Sneaker enthusiast
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
- Dr.Seuss

Anh Le

Anh Le

Creative Associate
Major: Accounting and Finance
  • Interested in opening a bakery
  • Moved to Canada 3 years ago
  • Currently working for 1-800-Got-Junk
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
- Zig Ziglar

Mandeep Dhindsa

Mandeep Dhindsa

Events Associate
Major: Accounting
  • Aspiring CPA
  • Minoring in Finance
  • Enjoys basketball
"Don't count the days, make the days count."
- Muhammad Ali

Lillian Foroozandeh

Lillian Foroozandeh

Corporate Relations Associates
Major: Finance
  • TV show junkie
  • Love playing volleyball
  • Obsessed with sushi
"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
- George Bernard Shaw

Patrick Inacio

Patrick Inacio

Vice President
Major: Accounting
  • Aspiring CPA and CBV
  • Soccer Fanatic
  • Working on developing an application
"I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way."
- Carl Sandburg

Alex Mnich

Alex Mnich

Events Associate
  • Minoring in ITM
  • Plan on skydiving in South America one day
  • Big Suits fan
"The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary"
- Harvey Specter

Jason Hang

Jason Hang

Creative Director
Major: Graphic Communications Management
"Life would be tragic if it weren't funny."
- Stephen Hawking

Sheraz Choudhry

Sheraz Choudhry

Alumni Associate
Major: Finance
  • Successful stock trader
  • Aspiring CFA
  • Soccer enthusiast
"Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you"
- Mark Cuban

Danaila Aleksandrova

Danaila Aleksandrova

Co-Chair of Battle on Bay
Major: Finance | Minor: Economics
  • Aspiring CFA
  • Tennis Fanatic
  • Full time passport stamp collector
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."
- St. Augustine

Tanya Skydan

Tanya Skydan

Director of Student Relations
Majors: Finance and Marketing
  • Did rhythmic gymnastics for 10 years
  • Love working with people and building meaningful relationships
  • Absolutely love mornings

Nawid Faizmuhammad

Nawid Faizmuhammad

Corporate Relations Associates
Major: Economics and Management Science
  • Working for PIzza Pizza marketing team
  • Starting my own business soon
  • Minoring in finanace
"The best way to predict the future is to create it"
- Peter Drucker

Ramyaa Mahinthan

Ramyaa Mahinthan

Marketing Associate
Major: Marketing
  • Pursuing a career in Digital Marketing
  • Passionate about Indian Classical Dance
"She may not be the most popular or prettiest, but if you love her and she makes you smile... what else matters?"
- Bob Marley

Frances Griffin

Frances Griffin

Events Associate
Major: Finance
"I think of my life as a kind of music, not always good music but still having form and melody."
- John Steinbeck

Tiffany Thongsack

Tiffany Thongsack

Co-Director of Alumni Relations
Major: Finance
  • Interested in pursuing CFP designation
  • Deeply fascinated in criminological theories
  • Yoga is my therapy
"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it"
- Henry David Thoreau

Karen Huynh

Karen Huynh

Honorary Council Member


Georgi Chonkov

Georgi Chonkov

Honorary Council Member


Basil Iqbal

Basil Iqbal

Director of Internal Case Competition


Julia Xiao

Julia Xiao

Alumni Advisor


Nicole Mitrothanasis

Nicole Mitrothanasis

Alumni Advisor