Articles by: Casimir Boivin

(Courtesy Hana Shafi)

‘Sexual Assault: The Roadshow’ paves way to self-healing

Sexual Assault: The Roadshow is coming to Ryerson University for Social Justice Week. The touring art installation, made out of a repurposed shipping container, spotlights artwork that empowers survivors of sexual assault. The gallery introduces new work at every stop it makes, and the Ryerson edition will feature pieces produced and curated by illustrator, journalist, and Ryerson alumna, Hana Shafi. […]

Ryerson Students' Union held a 2-day music festival, and students were disappointed when Drake did not make a guest appearance

Mixed reactions and no ‘surprise guest’ at RSU’s 6 Fest

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) wrapped up its two-day 6 Fest music event, and people have taken to Twitter to voice either support or frustration for the student organization following last-minute lineup changes and no surprise appearance by Toronto rapper Drake. @RUStudentLife @RyersonU where can I get a refund? You guys misled us with the advertising #6fest #drake — Jakay […]

by Casimir Boivin· · Arts & Life, Music
Hotline Sprain: Did 6 Fest just lose its ‘Surprise guest?’

Hotline Sprain: Did 6 Fest just lose its ‘Surprise guest?’

6 Fest ticket-holders hoping for a “surprise” appearance from Drake this weekend might be in for disappointment. Drake announced Wednesday that he’s officially postponed one of his two upcoming Toronto shows due to a “recent ankle injury,” casting doubts on whether or not the Toronto rapper will be one of 6 Fest’s special guests. so sad that Drake probably won’t […]

by Casimir Boivin· · Arts & Life, Music, News
The Transmedia Zone's Music Den is an incubator for Toronto's music industry innovators  (Casimir Boivin)

Ryerson’s Music Den hits the right note for young innovators

The Faculty of Communication and Design’s (FCAD) new Music Den is already on its way to helping a Toronto-based innovator discover his passion. For Chris Prendergast, 29, the opportunity to work with industry veterans and collaborate with other young entrepreneurs inspired him to apply to be a part of the Music Den, a program that provides help to innovators in […]

Angelo Robb (left) and Victoria Kamara (right), student songwriters and RyeS.W.A.T. executives.

Ryerson’s SWAT team hopes to boost student musicians

The Ryerson group Songwriters Advocating Teamwork (RyeSWAT) has released its first mixtape, a move it says is one step towards its goal of creating an accessible, collaborative recording process for the school’s aspiring music artists. Genesis was recorded in April and mastered over the summer. The mixtape features tracks by six Ryerson rappers. It’s the product of a year’s worth of preparation. […]

by Casimir Boivin· · Arts & Life, Music
Armenian genocide film at TIFF prompts online backlash, students react

Armenian genocide film at TIFF prompts online backlash, students react

Ryerson’s Armenian community fought back online against the low ratings for Armenian genocide film The Promise. After only five screenings at TIFF, the movie received 50,000 “one-star” reviews on IMDb, but only had a maximum possible viewership of 7,700 people. Both Terry George, the film’s director, and Lori Tashjian, president of Ryerson’s Armenian Students’ Association (ASA), speculate that Turkish users are […]

by Casimir Boivin· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Phoenix Pagliacci's performance got a warm reception from the audience at the 57th annual RSU parade and concert.

RSU concert showcases women with ‘Homegrown’ talent

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) hosted the “Homegrown Music Festival,” showcasing an all-female lineup of Toronto-based musicians last Friday. The Ryersonian caught up with two of those artists: musician and Ryerson alumna Phoenix Pagliacci, and founder of the queer-friendly hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall event series, Yes Yes Y’all DJ Nino Brown. Phoenix Pagliacci Pagliacci’s performance brought a blend of hip-hop and […]

by Casimir Boivin· · Arts & Life, Music
The crowd's energy reached its peak as the parade made its way through Yonge-Dundas Square, as some pedestrians stopped to film the marching students.

Ryerson’s 57th annual parade shuts down traffic in the 6ix

(Video: Mallory Warren) Hundreds of students, from dozens of programs, marched through downtown Toronto to show their school pride on Friday during Ryerson’s 57th annual parade and concert. Students chanted, cheered and danced as they marched through the streets surrounding Ryerson’s campus. Students gathered into groups and represented their faculties, including Ryerson Engineering, the Faculty of Science, and students from the Ted […]

by Casimir Boivin· · Arts & Life, News, Videos
The RSU's orientation week concert featuring French Montana was a preview for 6Fest (Josephine Tse).

York U T-shirt nearly lit on fire at Ryerson’s 6Fest pop-up concert

Ryerson school spirit thrived at Wednesday night’s 6Fest pop-up concert at Lake Devo, despite a brief interruption by an audience member waving a York University T-shirt. After rapper French Montana finished a short set, DJ DattaBass took the stage surrounded by an entourage and RSU staff. It wasn’t long before he spotted the shirt in the crowd and called out […]

by Casimir Boivin· · News
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