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 […]

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