Articles by: Brandon Buechler

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‘More than just sports’: First sport media class set to graduate

Ryerson will always be home – but now, it’s time to go. That was Joe Recupero’s message for the first graduating class of the sport media program at Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media. Recupero, the program’s director, said that while the road wasn’t always straight, the bar was set. “They’re proving that they are more than just sports,” said […]

by Brandon Buechler· · News
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Q-and-A: Privacy and security in the age of Facebook

  Last month’s Cambridge Analytica scandal reignited concerns over Facebook’s hold on our private information, resulting in advertisers pulling ads from platform, class action lawsuits against the media giant and users beginning the #DeleteFacebook campaign. Cambridge Analytica, a British consulting firm, is accused of illegally obtaining the data of more than 50 million Facebook users in an attempt to influence […]

by Brandon Buechler· · News
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RU to fix how fixit requests handled

Ryerson’s Facilities Management and Development (FMD) department is set to both digitize and reorganize its work order system after two critical maintenance issues were not adequately addressed for several months.  It was revealed that students in the Victoria Building had been dealing with bed bugs for at least four months while grad students in a Monetary Times office had been […]

by Brandon Buechler· · News, On Campus
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The future of Facebook at Ryerson

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica fiasco that saw personal data of 50 million users compromised, Ryerson president Mohamed Lachemi said that the university is assessing Facebook’s Digital News Innovation Challenge partnership with Ryerson and the Digital Media Zone. “Just because we signed the agreement, it doesn’t mean we’ll continue it forever,” Lachemi said. He said the school’s main […]

by Brandon Buechler· · News
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Victoria Building returns to normal use

Classes have resumed in Victoria Building rooms 203 and 205 after they were treated for bed bugs over the weekend. According to Ryerson’s Facilities Management and Development (FMD) department, the first, second and third floors of the building were steam treated by Orkin Canada exterminators over the weekend. Room 205 was then heat-treated on Saturday, raising the temperature of the […]

by Brandon Buechler· · News, On Campus
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