Articles by: Emily Joveski

kulturBOT 3.0's predecessor. (Courtesy of Frauke Zeller)

my kulturBOT 3.0 to trek across Canada with poets

Another Ryerson-made robot will make its way across the country this spring, but this time it will be making poetic art on a train. It’s not much more than a modified vacuum-robot and a pasta strainer, but my kulturBOT 3.0 will rub shoulders with poets from across Canada on an 11-day round trip journey dubbed the “PoeTrain,” In honour of […]

by Emily Joveski· · Arts & Life
Bright Whites: Ryerson receives rare Canadian comics donation

Bright Whites: Ryerson receives rare Canadian comics donation

A windfall anonymous donation of Second World War-era Canadian comics will offer Ryerson researchers a rare look into Canadian cultural history. The donation was received in 2014, and Ryerson’s archives and special collections have since been working on cataloguing all 119 of the rare “Canadian Whites,” so-called for their black-and-white interior pages. During wartime, comics were produced as cheaply as […]

by Emily Joveski· · Arts & Life
New DMZ head is taking it ‘one step at a time’

New DMZ head is taking it ‘one step at a time’

Abdullah Snobar knows he has big shoes to fill as he prepares to take the top job at Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ). Snobar will be stepping into the executive director position left by Valerie Fox, the DMZ’s much-lauded co-founder and executive director of over five years, who leaves June 30. “She a builder, she’s the creator, she’s the founder, […]

by Emily Joveski· · News, On Campus
Gene Allen’s book explores the history of The Canadian Press. (Ryersonian file photo)

Rye instructor shortlisted in Canadian Prize for Humanities

Ryerson journalism instructor Gene Allen is probably the first and only person to have had access to the archives of The Canadian Press (CP). The dozens of boxes of papers and long reels of microfiche records in the basement of CP’s office on Toronto’s King Street E. had mostly been forgotten, filed away without much thought to organization. Even with […]

by Emily Joveski· · Arts & Life, Literature, Media
Natasha Gan / Ryersonian Staff

RSU alternative budget presented to Board of Governors

Members of Ryerson’s administration have voiced their doubts about the Ryerson Students’ Union’s (RSU) alternative budget. The RSU presented their alternative budget to a preliminary context meeting to the Board of Governors on March 30. They were invited, for the first time, to present their budget to the finance committee and Board of Governors budgetary voting meeting. RSU’s vice-president education, […]

by Emily Joveski· · News, On Campus
RU Anime hosts Japanese-style maid cafe at Ryerson

RU Anime hosts Japanese-style maid cafe at Ryerson

 Maid Cafes originated in Japan’s anime culture, where the notion of the subservient maid is popular, especially among male anime fans. Servers dress in elaborate maid costumes, and take extra care to treat patrons as though they are masters or mistresses. Customers come to take part in the “maid” fantasy, or just to enjoy a different kind of dining experience. […]

by Emily Joveski· · Arts & Life
Video game designer Merritt Kopas speaks to Rye about the role of games. (Emily Joveski / Ryersonian Staff)

Dames Making Games: Q & A with Merritt Kopas

Video games often require you to hurt other characters in some way to win the game, but rarely is it because characters ask you to. That’s what makes the game Consensual Torture Simulator so unique. It’s a kinky interactive text-based game, made using the simple online game development platform Twine, where the goal is to make your virtual girlfriend cry. […]

by Emily Joveski· · Arts & Life, Media
Delete Facebook, Save the World: 5 things Cory Doctorow needs you to know right now

Delete Facebook, Save the World: 5 things Cory Doctorow needs you to know right now

In the future, people will let their right to privacy slide. Computers, in our homes, cars and bodies can be easily hacked and exploited. Big data and algorithms can be used to determine who is a terrorist and automatically target them with with missile-firing drones. Governments and security agencies can look into your home with impunity, through computers, televisions and […]

RSU president Rajean Hoilett says the RSU is interested in working with the journalism school to better educate students about safe spaces. (Courtesy of Emily Joveski/Ryersonian Staff)

Student union files discrimination complaint with the university

This version of this story adds comment from the DHPS. The Ryerson Students’ Union has filed a complaint with the university’s discrimination and harassment prevention services (DHPS) in relation to a Ryersonian story. DHPS cannot disclose any information about specific complaints they receive, but Ann Whiteside, a Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Officer at Ryerson, says that if someone reported to […]

by Emily Joveski· · News, Top stories
Levy finds issue with RSU’s alternative budget

Levy finds issue with RSU’s alternative budget

Sheldon Levy claims the Ryerson Students’ Union’s alternative budget is not “legal,” but details of Ryerson’s expenses remain obscure. Students and faculty who showed up for the RSU’s town hall on their alternative budget for the university showed overwhelming support for the RSU’s recommendations. However, Ryerson president Sheldon Levy says some of the budget’s recommendations could be illegal. The RSU […]

by Emily Joveski· · News, Top stories
Holi hits Gould street

Holi hits Gould street

This year’s Indian Holi Festival was officially on March 6, but Ryerson’s Indian Student’s association couldn’t have asked for better spring weather for yesterday’s celebration on Gould Street. Dozens of Ryerson and George Brown students came together on Wednesday to shower each other in 12 kilograms of coloured powder. “It’s a celebration of colours and just bringing everyone together,” says […]

by Emily Joveski· · Arts & Life
Ryerson bands battle out at the Hard Rock Cafe

Ryerson bands battle out at the Hard Rock Cafe

Two musical groups at Ryerson’s third annual Battle of the Bands walked away with the opportunity to play at an industry showcase for Coalition Music. Musicians@Ryerson, a student group to support and engage musicians on campus, organized its biggest competition yet with a six-band lineup and packed show on March 5. Though classic rockers The Exide were the official winners […]

by Emily Joveski· · Arts & Life, Music
Nika Zolfaghari stands by her office in the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre. (Courtesy of Emily Joveski/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson pushing for more women in engineering

York University is loudly pushing for equal male-to-female student ratios across Canada’s engineering programs, while Ryerson University says they’re doing enough to address the issue. Last Wednesday, York announced a new $1.5-million initiative to become the first engineering school in Canada to have an equal number of male and female students. “Achieving a 50:50 gender balance should be a necessity […]

by Emily Joveski· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Chasing the Dream

Chasing the Dream

In sixth grade, Oluwatobi Taiwo was the fastest girl in her school. She had recently moved to Canada from Australia with her family. At her old school, she knew she was the fastest because she did track and field. She was ranked the fourth fastest girl in Australia in the 100-metre sprint. When she grew up, she wanted to be […]

by Emily Joveski· · Features
Facebook rolls out new tool for helping at-risk users

Facebook rolls out new tool for helping at-risk users

Facebook is rolling out a new tool to help users at risk of suicide. Users of the social network will be able to report their friend’s posts if they contain worrying language or thoughts, and Facebook will give them an option to send a message of personal support. The new tool will only be available in the U.S., and Facebook […]

by Emily Joveski· · Health, Science & Technology
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