Articles by: Allison Ridgway

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FCAD to pilot mental health programs

Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) will test out a series of pilot mental health programs next year created to help struggling students navigate campus resources. John Austin, the executive director of student affairs, said that after a year-long test run, these programs could be implemented throughout the school as soon as the 2017-18 school year. “We want to […]

by Allison Ridgway· · News, On Campus
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Science Faculty launches mission to MarS

Chemistry and biology researchers at Ryerson will soon have a place to work in the MaRS Discovery District after years of dealing with cramped space and outdated facilities in Kerr Hall. With construction currently underway, the 20,000 square feet of new biochemistry, microbiology and cell biology research labs is set to open January 2017. It will have space for 85 […]

by Allison Ridgway· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Heather-Ann Mesquite, above, created the Community Association for Student Support.  (Courtesy Heather-Ann Mesquite)

Disability Studies student create advocacy organization for children and youth with disabilities

How does a teaching assistant (TA) or educational assistant (EA) tell an elementary school student with a disability who she’s worked with one-on-one for months that she can no longer work with them? That’s the “heartbreaking” situation Ryerson disability studies student Heather-Ann Mesquita said she has faced multiple times throughout her 10 years working as an elementary school TA. And […]

by Allison Ridgway· · News, Off Campus, On Campus

Ryerson to launch Middle East and North Africa Studies centre

Ryerson is set to launch its new centre for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Studies, which aims to support collaboration among Ryerson researchers and foster discussion on a region that is often at the forefront of public interest. “(The Middle East and North Africa) is a region that has always been an important part of the world, and these […]

by Allison Ridgway· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
The Ryerson Marketing Association and City of Sleeping Bags initiative distributes winter necessities to homeless people in Toronto.

Ryerson students fight #homelessness

The Ryerson Marketing Association (RMA) has partnered with City of Sleeping Bags, a Toronto-based charity, to help give homeless Torontonians a platform to share their stories. “Nobody wants to grow up and become homeless,” said Robin Ha, an RMA events associate. “We want to help get these stories out there to show that these are real human beings who’ve unfortunately […]

by Allison Ridgway· · News
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