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at Ryerson will soon have a place to work in the MaRS Discovery District after years of dealing with cramped space and outdated facilities in Kerr Hall.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
The death rate during an Ebola outbreak could be reduced to under 50 per cent with Ryerson researchers have created a new mathematical model that could potentially save lives during future disease outbreaks. (Courtesy Creative Commons)

Ryerson team could prevent future Ebola outbreak

Ryerson researchers have created a new mathematical model that could potentially save lives during future disease outbreaks. The research project, led by Ryerson mathematics postdoctoral fellow Xi Huo, uses a mathematical model to evaluate how treatment strategies were used during the 2014 Ebola crisis. She concluded that, by optimizing strategies such as improved blood donation storage and mobilizing quickly to […]

by Allison Ridgway· · News, On Campus
Nursing student Betty Wang says long, unpaid placements at hospitals take a toll on students' health.

Nursing students struggle to balance unpaid hospital placements with paid jobs

Fourth-year Ryerson nursing student Kinza Malik got a pretty good idea of what it’s like to be a nurse during her clinical placement at a Toronto hospital this year. She got to do nearly everything a registered nurse does, from monitoring patients after surgery to working their grueling 12-hour shifts. The only thing she didn’t get? Paid. Nursing students must […]

Questions are being raised about the implementation of Ontario’s $1.7 million investment. (Ryersonian Archive)

How the 2016 Ontario budget affects you

While free tuition for students from low-income families may be the highlight from the 2016 Ontario budget delivered Feb. 25, it’s not the only aspect of the budget that will affect students. From booze in grocery stores to an increase in cigarette taxes, here are some of the ways the 346-page spending plan could affect you: If you’re looking for […]

by Allison Ridgway· · News, Off Campus
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