Introducing Ryan Tishcoff, OUSA’s New Research and Policy Analyst

Hello!

My name is Ryan Tishcoff and I’m excited to join OUSA’s Home Office as a Research and Policy Analyst.

I have a law degree from the University of Ottawa and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. I’ve also tried my hand at the publishing industry, completing post-graduate courses at Ryerson University.

I’ve always been passionate about helping students. In law school, I volunteered as a Wellness Mentor and counselled my peers in mindfulness and stress management, and as an undergrad, I served as a Student Ambassador and helped run student events, including convocations, concerts, guest lectures, and (unfortunately) exams.

I believe your undergraduate years are incredibly important. They’re your chance to figure out what you love and how you can make a career doing it. This definitely took me a while: I’ve been an aspiring musician, philosopher, writer, book editor, and lawyer (though not all at the same time, thankfully). As an undergrad, you should be free to explore your interests without worrying about finances, sexual violence, mental health, or the many other issues that students face. I’m excited to work toward making this a reality as a Research and Policy Analyst with OUSA.

I was a student for a long time, so I understand how tough it can be. If you have ideas for improving student life, feel free to email me at ryan@ousa.ca. I look forward to meeting many of you and working to improve the undergraduate experience!