Newswise — TORONTO, October 28, 2011 --- With the holiday season just around the corner, Ryerson University’s faculty experts can provide tips on a wide range of topics from trimming your holiday budget to keeping your waistline trim. Many faculty experts are available now to speak on a variety of topics listed below. Starting November 15, Ryerson’s Holiday Media Room will be filled with seasonal tip sheets particularly relevant for the upcoming holiday season. Be sure to check back for updates as new story ideas will be posted regularly.

To visit Ryerson’s Holiday Media Room:

Starting November 15th, the following Holiday Tip Sheets will be available at Ryerson’s Holiday Media Room:

Tuesday, November 15th – Holiday Travel Tips

Thursday, November 17th – Social Survival this Holiday season

Tuesday, November 22nd – Banishing the Perfectionist in You

Thursday, November 24th – Staying Flu-Free this Holiday Season

Tuesday, November 29th – Trimming Your Holiday Budget

Thursday, December 1st – Holiday Shopping Tips

Tuesday December 6th – Remembering and Caring for the Elderly during the Holidays

Thursday December 8th - Avoiding Holiday Burnout

Tuesday, December 13th – Hot Tech Gadgets

Thursday, December 15th - Weight Management and Eating Healthy


Childrens’ fear of Santa Claus Martin AntonyProfessorDepartment of Psychology

Author of The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook (Harbinger Publications Inc., 2008)* Not available after Wednesday, Dec. 21

Stay-cations during holidays Gabor ForgacsAssistant ProfessorTed Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

* Not available after Wednesday, Dec. 21

Travelling during the holidays: airport security Arne KislenkoAssociate ProfessorDepartment of History

Bio:* Not available after Wednesday, Dec. 21

Retail marketing strategies Loyalty card programsRob WilsonProfessorTed Rogers School of Management

Bio:* Not available after Wednesday, Dec. 21

Re-gifting: social faux-pas or just being practical? Randy BoyagodaProfessorDepartment of English

* has given lectures on the interpersonal dynamics of gift giving and re-gifts* Not available after Wednesday, Dec. 21

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