Articles by: Emma Childs

CESAR members elects interim leaders at unofficial meeting

CESAR members elects interim leaders at unofficial meeting

The Continuing Education Students’ Association has a new slate of executive members after members elected in March 2013 resigned earlier this month. Along with the five executive members, CESAR president Shinae Kim resigned from her position for unknown reasons. The members abruptly vacated their positions prompting an unofficial general members’ meeting to elect interim leaders for these seats on Feb. […]

by Emma Childs· · News, On Campus
Ryerson also has its fair share of strange course names. (Photo courtesy RAMSS)

Strangely named courses popular among students

What’s in a name? At some universities in Canada, instead of a bird course in geography or sociology, students are earning their liberal studies credits in magic or Middle Earth. Despite the names, students may not get what they hoped for at enrolment, as these names are more for marketing than accurately describing the course. Undergraduate students at Ryerson encounter […]

by Emma Childs· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Ryerson grad Debora Rubin shows off Ping Pong Story at her company's Ryerson DMZ headquarters. (Emma Childs/Ryersonian staff)

Ryerson DMZ: Ping Pong Story

On a planet far away, cavemen wander through Egyptian pyramids. Astronauts explore the Sahara desert and princesses fly through space. All this and more is possible in the world of Ping Pong Story, a website created to develop the imaginations of children while promoting literacy at an early age. Ryerson graduate, Debora Rubin is the founder of this online portal. […]

by Emma Childs· · Features, Top stories
Robyn Doolittle talks about a possible sequel to Crazy Town

Robyn Doolittle talks about a possible sequel to Crazy Town

Click here for the extended interview.  Robyn Doolittle, Ryerson graduate and author of Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story, sat down with The Ryersonian reporter, Emma Childs, for an exclusive interview to talk about her experience writing about the Ford family. She also spoke about the challenges of balancing her work as both an upcoming author and a journalist for the Toronto Star, the […]

by Emma Childs· · News, On Campus, Top stories, Videos
Film rights sold for Ryerson grad’s book about Rob Ford

Film rights sold for Ryerson grad’s book about Rob Ford

Ryerson graduate Robyn Doolittle has just sold the film and television rights of her newly published book Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story to Blue Ice Pictures, a Toronto-based production company. Doolittle’s Crazy Town has been on the market for only one week. The book tracks Rob Ford’s rise to mayor and subsequent scandals from Doolittle’s perspective as a reporter for […]

UPDATED: Results announced for RSU elections

UPDATED: Results announced for RSU elections

Rajean Hoilett has been voted Ryerson Students’ Union president for the 2014-2015 school year. Once again, the RSU executive will be fully stacked with members from the same slate. Hoilett beat runner-up Roble Mohamed by 1,182 votes. Four of its members who ran unopposed for the vice-president positions have received enough “yes” votes to secure their positions on the executive team. Unite […]

Emilie Cushman, co-founder of Kira Talent, at her company's Digital Media Zone headquarters. (Emma Childs/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson DMZ: Changing the future of job interviews

Sitting behind her desk in Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone, Emilie Cushman exudes confidence. The 23-year-old entrepreneur speaks with passion, conviction and enthusiasm. It’s easy to capture her personality within seconds, and this is exactly what her software, Kira Talent, intends to do. Using their video-interviewing  software, Kira Talent, Cushman and business partner Konrad Listwan-Ciesielski plan to revolutionize the interview process […]

by Emma Childs· · Features, Top stories
Listening for the sound of cancer

Listening for the sound of cancer

In December, Ryerson biomedical physics student Eric Strohm became the first PhD graduate to emerge from the faculty of science. In doing so, he presented a thesis that established the foundation for a new form of cancer research, garnering overnight success. His lab is hidden away in Kerr Hall East, just down the hall from Tim Hortons. Inside, the room […]

by Emma Childs· · Features, In pictures, Top stories
2014 RSU candidates named

2014 RSU candidates named

The Ryerson Students’ Union announced Wednesday the names of candidates who will run in the upcoming election.  The vote, which will take place Feb. 3-5, will determine the makeup of the RSU for the 2014-15 academic year. The nomination period ran between Jan. 6 and Jan. 17 with potential candidates rallying for signatures of support across campus. There will be […]

by Emma Childs· · News, On Campus, Top stories
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