Articles by: Erin Hesselink

Owen Osinde, CEO of Sneakerdeck, and Jasem Ahmady, lead of operations and design, at the Branded TO competition April 8. (Courtesy Sneackerdeck)

Students’ app combines social media with sneakers

A group of Ryerson students created Sneakerdeck, an app they hope will become the go-to social platform for people who love sneakers.

(Alex Heck/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson students caught sneaking into Cineplex

Ryerson students who attend classes in the Cineplex theatre have been caught trying to sneak into the movies for free. In the past two weeks alone, 18 students have been kicked out of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which is showing in the IMAX theatre in complex at 10 Dundas East. Getting kicked out of a movie theatre also […]

by Erin Hesselink· · News
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Startup CUCU takes home $25,000 prize

A team of Ryerson graduates is bringing its credit-card customization idea to market after winning $25,000 in the Slaight New Venture competition last week. Their startup, CUCU, offers a patented sticker design that allows people to customize their debit and credit cards that won over the judges, beating two other finalists. “We went in there with patents ready to go, pretty much […]

(Courtesy Brady Lacroix)

Grad names baby after Ryerson

Ryerson grad Brady Lacroix enjoyed his time at Ryerson so much that he named his baby after the school. On March 23 at 12:58 p.m., Ryerson Joseph Lacroix was born at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Proud parents Brady Lacroix and his fiancée Tara Stencill couldn’t be happier with their new baby or his name. When Stencill suggested the name Ryerson […]

by Erin Hesselink· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Team Crowdbabble poses in their DMZ office on March 28. (Erin Hesselink/Ryersonian Staff)

Crowdbabble: DMZ startup spotlight

Born in Dubai and grown in Toronto, Crowdbabble is another startup success story to join Ryerson’s DMZ. The social media analytics tool is set to disrupt the market, one social media platform at a time. Crowdbabble targets marketers and pulls data from their companies’ social media accounts, automatically putting it into easily consumable reports. Clients can also add their competitors’ […]

by Erin Hesselink· · News, On Campus
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Weather Report: Second day of spring brings snow pellets to Toronto

  Yesterday marked the first day of spring, but Mother Nature doesn’t play by the rules. This morning, to celebrate the second day of spring, Torontonians got to enjoy a weird mix of dry snow and hail, which meteorologists have dubbed “graupel.” According to Environment Canada, this week’s weather will be consistently cold with periods of freezing rain and snow. The […]

by Erin Hesselink· · News
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Ryerson grads open flagship restaurant under SLC

Two Ryerson grads are making a name for themselves with Basil Box, their Southeast Asian restaurant under the SLC. The owners, Peter Chiu and Jimmy Yang, couldn’t be happier to have their new flagship attached to their old school. The pair first met in the hospitality and tourism management program at Ryerson, where they picked up a lot of marketing, […]

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10 Student Budget-Friendly St. Paddy’s Festivities

As a student, we get it, you’re on a budget. But that doesn’t ever stop you from having fun. Whether you’re swamped with work, looking for a classic St. Paddy’s bash, or something a little alien, we’ve got ideas to keep you having fun. Long Night Against Procrastination – Ryerson University If you’re piled up in midterms and essays and […]

by Erin Hesselink· · Arts & Life, News, students
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Rye grads charge ahead with new device

Tired of your phone losing its charge halfway through the day? Entrepreneurship students and graduates from Ted Rogers School of Management may have the answer: mybumper, a slim, detachable phone case that charges your phone’s battery. Mybumper offers about 10 hours of extra battery life and is slimmer than any other case on the market at 12.7 mm for iPhone […]

by Erin Hesselink· · News
Ryerson engineers complete annual bug push for Cancer Society

Ryerson engineers complete annual bug push for Cancer Society

Ryerson engineering students geared up at 11 a.m. Thursday morning to start their annual bug push, an event dedicated to raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society this year. Rain or shine, this event will go on, and this year, it’s rain. The bug push involves students pushing a new 1973 Volkswagen Beetle around Ryerson’s Kerr Hall quad for 24 hours. The […]

by Erin Hesselink· · In pictures, News, On Campus
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Weather Report: The Weekend

Happy Fri-yay! Tonight there’s a chance of flurries until the early evening when the weather becomes peaceful and quiet…just in time for you to hit the streets and live that Friday-night life. Clouds will take over the night sky and tonight’s temperature will hit -9°C at the lowest, according to Environment Canada, which means there will probably be a sea […]

by Erin Hesselink· · News, Off Campus
(Katie Raskina/Ryersonian file photo)

RSU Elections: How To Vote

Do you know what do come voting day? Check out The Ryersonian’s nifty infographic with all the details!

by Erin Hesselink· · News, On Campus
A major winter storm is expected to hit Toronto on Tuesday night. (Courtesy: Martin Reis, Creative Commons)

Weather Report: Storm warning in effect for Toronto

  A severe winter storm is expected to hit Toronto today with heavy and blowing snow, according to an alert from Environment Canada. The snowfall has already begun and is expected to get heavier as the day goes on. Torontonians can expect 15 to 25 cm of snow by Wednesday morning. Strong winds of 70 km/h are also expected, which […]

by Erin Hesselink· · News, Off Campus
A major snow storm is headed for Toronto. (Courtesy rabiem22/Creative Commons)

Weather Report: 20+ cm of snow headed to Toronto

Don’t get too excited about the warm, sunny days we’ve been enjoying; they’re not here to stay. A severe winter storm is expected to hit Toronto early Tuesday night, according to an alert from Environment Canada. Along with low temperatures, the storm is expected to bring 15 to 30 cm of heavy snow, low visibility and possibly freezing rain and […]

by Erin Hesselink· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Weather