Articles by: Anna-Kaye Evans

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Classes canned for Congress 2017

Congress 2017 Ryerson won the bid to host Congress,  but the week-long event could cost students their classes. In 2017, Ryerson University will host the 86th annual Congress of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The dean of the Faculty of Arts, Pamela Sugiman, hosted two town halls this fall to inform the Ryerson community about Congress 2017. […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · News, On Campus
(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Ryerson listens, if you use the right app

Brennan McEachran, a Ryerson graduate student, wanted to help make his school a better place by collecting input from his fellow students. So, he created SoapBox, one of the original startups at Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone in 2010. Since then, the application has been integrated as one of Ryerson’s many platforms for students to provide feedback and share ideas. But students are questioning […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · News, On Campus, Science & Technology
Increased Mental Health Service on Campus

Increased Mental Health Service on Campus

Ryerson’s Centre for Student Development and Counselling is reorganizing its mental health services to directly meet the needs of students by providing same -day consultations and tackling long wait times. Last year, president Mohamed Lachemi noted that there was a push for more funding for mental health resources on campus. “We know that many of our students are faced with […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · Food & Health, News, On Campus
Students were most interested in talking about the university's exam policy at Ryerson's second town hall meeting. (Courtesy Alison Wood via Creative Commons)

Exam anxiety top concern for students at policy review

Students already had exams on the brain at Ryerson’s second town hall meeting on academic policy review last week. The session was one of two convened by the ad hoc Academic Policy Review Committee to discuss five academic policies ranging from graduate course management to examination policies. The second meeting was supposed to cover three policies: graduate course management, academic […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · education, On Campus, students
Ryerson will be holding exams on the rink at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) beginning this December. (Ryersonian Archive)

So long, MTCC: exams move to the MAC

Students will no longer have to trek to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) to write exams. Instead, Ryerson will be holding exams on the rink at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) beginning this December. Exams will also be written on the basketball court and, if needed, the upper concourses. Michelle Green, manager of examinations with the Registrar’s Office, said […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · News
A student with 17 doctor notes and other medical-policy woes

A student with 17 doctor notes and other medical-policy woes

Medical notes dominated the discussion at the first of two town hall meetings on Monday evening, which focused on academic policies that will be revised by the Academic Policy Review Committee (APRC). According to the current policy on academic consideration and appeals, a student must get their physician to fill out the Ryerson student medical certificate if they fail to submit […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · education, Health, News, On Campus, students
Questions are being raised about the implementation of Ontario’s $1.7 million investment. (Ryersonian Archive)

Hesitancy on campus about province’s new sexual harassment training

Some Ryerson community members are skeptical about Ontario’s new investment in sexual harassment training. Last week, the provincial government announced it will spend $1.7 million on sexual violence and harassment training for staff and managers across various sectors, such as hospitality and school and university services. The training will help frontline workers identify and intervene in instances of sexual violence and […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · Business, education, Food & Health, News
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