Articles by: Amira Zubairi

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School of social work director steps down

The director of Ryerson University’s school of social work has stepped down. In an email sent to students in the school of social work on Nov. 16, Lisa Barnoff, dean of the Faculty of Community Services, announced that Henry Parada has left his position as director. While a specific reason for his departure was not given, it follows an incident that […]

by Amira Zubairi· · News
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Rye students warm up to charity

As it gets colder outside, a group of Ryerson students is preparing to help keep Toronto’s homeless warm this winter. How it got started First-year business management students Razi-Ul-Haque Syed and Benjamin Copeman recently kickstarted Warm Hearts, a student-led initiative that is raising funds to create winter survival kits for Toronto’s homeless community. “I believe that no matter where someone […]

by Amira Zubairi· · News, On Campus
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Trump affects Canada, too

On Nov. 9, Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States. I watched the election unfold as I sat inside the Ryersonian newsroom with my friends and colleagues. Our conversations moved from “Hillary Clinton will win with a landslide,” to “Is this really happening?” Throughout the evening, our feelings had shifted from being hopeful that Clinton […]

by Amira Zubairi· · Opinion, Voices
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Town hall recap: Students call RSU’s spending ‘strange’

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) held a casual town hall meeting on Thursday to give students an opportunity to ask executives about current projects, and speak up about the issues on their mind. The new Wellness Centre, RSU’s involvement with the Canadian Federation of Students’ (CFS) Fight the Fees campaign and the anti-choice protesters on campus were a few topics […]

by Amira Zubairi· · News, On Campus
VR gives students the tools to tour their projects

VR gives students the tools to tour their projects

Ryerson’s architectural science students have only been able to see their building designs through printed floor plans and computer screens  – until now. With the architectural science department’s recent partnership with Yulio, a Toronto-based virtual reality software company, students can immerse themselves into their designs through virtual reality. On Nov. 7, first- and second-year students taking Prof. Vincent Hui’s design […]

by Amira Zubairi· · News, Science & Technology
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From the stage to the camera

A Ryerson dance graduate is taking her first step back into the dance world after suffering from a brain injury. Only this time, instead of being up on stage, she’ll be behind a camera. Miranda Forbes, who graduated from Ryerson in 2009, has been dancing since she was a child. In 2012, Forbes suffered a brain injury after being hit […]

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UPDATED: Two Ryerson students arrested in Kinder Morgan pipeline protest

The students were identified as Ben Donato-Woodger and Emma Beattie who were among more than 200 people who travelled from all across Canada to call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reject the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

by Amira Zubairi· · News
DMZ strikes deal to provide mental health counselling

DMZ strikes deal to provide mental health counselling

With high workplace stress levels and failure being a common trend for startups, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that some entrepreneurs are likely to experience a strain on their mental health. To help entrepreneurs take better care of their emotional and mental well-being, Ryerson’s DMZ has announced a partnership with the online therapy platform TranQool to provide DMZ-based entrepreneurs […]

by Amira Zubairi· · Business, DMZ, entrepreneurship, News