Colin Ryrie is committed to financial sustainability, participatory democracy, and ecological wisdom, which is why he is running for the Green Party of Ontario in St. Catharines. Colin has lived in St. Catharines since he started as a student at Brock University in 2003, and is passionate about serving as MPP so he can improve the quality of life of all people living in the city of St. Catharines.
Colin completed his undergraduate degree from Brock University in 2007, and has been working in various student focused roles at Brock University ever since. Initially working in the office of Recruitment and Liaison, Colin has spent the majority of his time working with student leaders in the Department of Residences. For the past two years, Colin has moved to the office International Market Development, where he travels throughout the world to promote Brock University and the Niagara Region to international students. To continue his passion for lifelong learning, Colin completed a master’s degree in Education at Brock University in 2014, focusing on Administration and Leadership.
Colin has enjoyed participating in a number of charity events throughout his time living in St. Catharines, including volunteering for the annual Rotary TV Auction, and participating in a number of Relay for Life events to support cancer research. During his time working in the Department of Residences at Brock University, Colin led multiple groups of students on service learning trips, working with Habitat for Humanity in Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina.
Colin has been a member of the Green Party of Canada since 2009 and joined the Green Party of Ontario shortly thereafter. Colin has been involved with campaigns in several elections, including supporting Jennifer Mooradian in the 2011 federal election, and very actively campaigning to support Mike Schreiner in Guelph, Ontario during the 2011 and 2014 provincial elections. Colin also sits as the President of the St. Catharines Constituency Association for the Green Party of Ontario.
In his spare time, Colin enjoys curling and running the trails around the Brock University campus. He is a big sports fan, avidly following the Blue Jays, Maple Leafs and Raptors each year. In the summer, Colin enjoys spending time in his backyard working on his vegetable garden, and enjoys spending time playing his saxophone and keyboard.