Articles by: Alisha Sawhney

Rye student tries to change the way we think about going to university

Rye student tries to change the way we think about going to university

When Gizelle Lao finished her TED Talk, she says she walked off the stage feeling a greater rush of emotions than she ever had in university. “Your subjective thinking sparks innovation,” she said to the crowd of hundreds. Lao was speaking at the fifth annual TEDxRyersonU conference. Her TED Talk was about taking down binaries that are part of our […]

Interview with Gizelle Lao: TEDxRyersonU Speaker

Gizelle Lao is the winner of the TedX RyersonU Speaker Auditions. She’ll be speaking at the official event tomorrow at the fifth annual TedX Ryerson event.

by Alisha Sawhney· · News, Videos
RTA School of Media students crowdfund holiday drag show

RTA School of Media students crowdfund holiday drag show

Senior students from the RTA School of Media kicked off their Indiegogo campaign for Snow Queen, a live holiday drag show at the Winter Garden Theatre. They’ve already reached $1,426 but by Dec. 9 they hope to raise $2,000. With the challenge of funding the whole project themselves, the idea of collaborative financing only seemed natural. “Crowdfunding is inherently social,” explains […]

by Alisha Sawhney· · News
I was bullied by a Ryerson student group

I was bullied by a Ryerson student group

In my second year at Ryerson, I joined a student group that’s supported and funded by the Ryerson Students’ Union. Feeling acclimatized and accustomed to the commute and the campus, I felt it was time for me to get involved in a student club and make new friends. Well, that backfired. Instead of gaining new Twitter followers and invitations to […]

by Alisha Sawhney· · On Campus, Opinion, Voices
Sheldon Levy helps fund holiday drag show

Sheldon Levy helps fund holiday drag show

A group of Ryerson students is producing a drag show at the Winter Garden Theatre — with some help from the university president. Snow Queen, a live, one-hour performance featuring prominent Toronto-based drag queens, is set to hit the stage on Dec. 12, with the ticket proceeds going to support The 519 Church Street Community Centre. “Snow Queen is more […]

by Alisha Sawhney· · Arts & Life, News, Top stories
The Ryerson Communication and Design Society's first semi-annual general meeting will be held Nov. 13.

Ryerson Communication and Design Society: One year later

Just a year after the Ryerson Communication and Design Society was formed, its leaders are boasting major accomplishments. They’ve already funded $15,000 to student groups this year and hosted an impressive lineup of events, but riding on the success of last year’s referendum will need careful steering moving forward. Sitting comfortably as the second most successful voter turnout in Ryerson […]

by Alisha Sawhney· · education, jobs, News, On Campus, students
John Tory spoke outside of Sherbourne Station on Monday, election day.

Election Day

As voters cast their ballots on Oct. 28, the mayoral candidates did some last minute campaigning.

by Alisha Sawhney· · News, Top stories
Chow speaking at Daniel's Spectrum in Regent Park after a mayoral debate. 
(Alex Guibord/ Creative Commons)

Last minute mayoral candidates for the indecisive voter: Chow

Olivia Chow’s social media stats are impressive – nearly double those of her closest competitor John Tory. She wishes the same were true in real life where she’s languishing, consistently, in third place. But her supporters are hopeful she can parlay her social media clout into election-day success. Her poll results have taken a tumble this week despite being a […]

by Alisha Sawhney· · education, News, Off Campus, students