Articles by: Hailey Chan

Two-year-old Hailey Chan with her aunt, Ala Yee. (Courtesy Hailey Chan)

Chopping it off for charity

I have short hair now, for the first time in two years. When people describe me now, I’m the Chinese girl with the short hair. Back at the hairdresser’s, I’m sitting in the chair. She asks me to put on a black robe. One of the pieces of the velcro that’s supposed to keep the robe together has fallen off. […]

by Hailey Chan· · Opinion, Voices
Most students will be going home in April, but a few lucky ones will stay three more months at Pitman. (Matt Oxman / Ryersonian Staff)

11 months on the 11th floor

On residence move-out day, students will pack up their things and probably shed a few tears as they say their goodbyes to their floor mates of eight months. But for the residents of one lucky floor in Pitman Hall, Ryerson’s largest residence, the party extends for another three months. Ryerson’s Student Housing Services piloted an 11-month stay for students starting […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, On Campus
Meet the group behind Humans of Ryerson

Meet the group behind Humans of Ryerson

Inspired by Brandon Stanton’s blog “Humans of New York,” four Ryerson students vow to capture the stories of Ryerson campus. Visit their Facebook page and meet them here:

by Hailey Chan· · Arts & Life, Top stories
PM Tayyip Erdogan (left) has banned access to YouTube and Twitter. (Courtesy GovernmentZA / Flickr)

Turkey’s YouTube ban called ‘attack on free speech’

The Turkish government blocked access to YouTube on March 27, less than a week after it blacked out Twitter — an act a Ryerson grad is calling a “full-fledged attack on free speech.” The last time Diran, who didn’t want to disclose his last name, visited his home country was four years ago. He remembers a ban on YouTube during […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, Off Campus
The burger joint was shut down for five days after not keeping up with its rent.  (Hailey Chan / Ryersonian staff)

Close call for Johnny Rockets

If you were craving a burger and milkshake at an old-style diner near campus last week, you were out of luck. Johnny Rockets was closed for five days. But now, it’s back. “It’s been a rough winter for us,” said Arash Nikkhessal, director of operations at Johnny Rockets.  He said the cold weather is partly to blame for bad business. […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
In pictures: Jomar Cruz and his journey to victory

In pictures: Jomar Cruz and his journey to victory

(Hailey Chan/ Ryersonian staff)

5 things you should know about Bill C-23

Protestors rallied on Tuesday against a new bill that would change the Fair Elections Act. About 25 people taped their mouths shut outside Conservative MP Joe Oliver’s office in response to the new changes. The act, known as Bill C-23, is currently under the eyes of the House of Commons. Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Polievre introduced the new changes on […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Tobacco-free shisha can cause lung, oral and bladder cancer and cardiovascular disease (Courtesy Joi Ito / Fotopedia).

Ryerson students hidden in the smoke

Naressa Rahmam is an occasional shisha smoker. The third-year Ryerson geography student started smoking the herbal-based product about four years ago, while she was in high school. Now, Rahmam smokes at only social gatherings — her favourite flavour is watermelon. “There’s a lot of places in Toronto where you can go hang out and do shisha,” she said. But she, […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, On Campus, Top stories
(West Annex News/ Flickr)

The latest on Rob Ford’s infamous crack video: A police account of IMG_0312.MOV

Extra, extra! Unsealed today: a police account detailing the happenings of the infamous crack video. The Ontario Superior Court released a description of Mayor Rob Ford apparently smoking crack cocaine, read aloud in front of the court house by media lawyer Peter Jacobsen. As part of the Project Brazen 2 investigation, here it is, tweeted by Global News reporter Jackson […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, Off Campus
New tabled legislation cracks down on distracted drivers in Ontario

New tabled legislation cracks down on distracted drivers in Ontario

Liberal Transportation Minister Glen Murray introduced the Keeping Ontario’s Roads Safe Act yesterday,the Toronto Star reported. If passed, fines and penalties are going to go up for distracted drivers. This proposal comes just one month after Annemarie Bonkalo, chief justice of the Ontario Court of Justice, passed a judicial order that increases fines for distracted driving. The order came into effect today. Being caught using […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, Off Campus
Josh Lund trains at an indoor facility in Toronto as part of his off-season workout.

Lund leads Ryerson baseball team (Video)

Josh Lund is a second-year history major – but when he’s not hitting the books at Ryerson, he’s on the field as the Rams’ star third baseman. “I hadn’t played baseball in eight years until last year,” Lund said. His return to the game coincided with Ryerson’s inaugural baseball season. The team had a disappointing record of 3-19, and is […]

by Hailey Chan· · Baseball, Rams Athletics, Sports
Srdjan Pavicevic, a fourth-year Ryerson business student, tried out the "Ten Thousand Coffees" social network.

Grab a cup of joe with a mentor for new initiative

Srdjan Pavicevic, a final year business technology management student at Ryerson University, said that the key to getting a dream job may not be a stellar résumé or a new haircut. It may just be a cup of coffee. Pavicevic takes his black. A new digital platform, Ten Thousand Coffees, aims to foster mentoring relationships and perhaps job offers by […]

by Hailey Chan· · News
Ryerson ranks third in social media influence of Canadian universities.(Illustration: Hailey Chan/The Ryersonian)

Ryerson ranks top three on the Dean’s social media list

Ryerson’s social media sites are the third most influential among Canadian universities, a study shows. The study was conducted by MediaMiser, a site that focuses on media monitoring and analysis. Over the winter, it tracked the social media accounts of Canadian universities to highlight their online influence. The study looks at the universities’ Twitter retweets, followers and Facebook likes. Ryerson […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, On Campus
New numbered signs have popped up at Yonge-Bloor station as part of a pilot project. (Kelly McDowell/The Ryersonian)

TTC tries out new numbered signs in pilot project

“We’re experiencing a delay southbound on Line 1,” a TTC worker said over the intercom Monday morning at Bloor-Yonge station. Numbered subway lines made their first appearance on signage, too, in hopes of creating an-easier-to-navigate system for TTC customers. Ian Dickson, the lead behind the pilot project, said he is proud his two-year effort is finally coming to life. “It’s […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, Off Campus
Performers sing a popular Ukrainian song at the "Playing for Ukraine" awareness concert. (Courtesy Feiyang Liu)

Toronto artists show support for Ukraine

Toronto residents had Ukrainian protesters in their thoughts, prayers and songs this weekend. “Playing for Ukraine,” a Ukrainian awareness concert, was held Saturday as a way to support the eastern European nation through music. Fourth-year Ryerson geography student Svitlana Hrytsenko was among those supporters. The event featured local musicians, poets and artists and took place at On Cue Billiards in […]

by Hailey Chan· · Arts & Life, Music, News, Off Campus
Ford on Bill Blair: “If he’s going to arrest me, arrest me.”

Ford on Bill Blair: “If he’s going to arrest me, arrest me.”

  Rob Ford told reporters that he won’t apologize to Chief Bill Blair after calling him a “c—sucker” in a video rant of the mayor speaking Jamaican patois. He wants Chief Bill Blair to say sorry to the taxpayers instead. “How much money did it cost the taxpayers for surveillance on me and the planes that he had to rent?” […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Uncategorized
Ryerson ranked last among the 26 Canadian schools that appeared on the list.

QS World University Rankings don’t rankle Levy

Until last week, Sheldon Levy had never heard of the QS World University Rankings, or the fact that Ryerson placed 701 in the report ranking the world’s top 800 universities. But he said he’s not concerned. “The only thing we can do is not make it a bigger deal than it is,” he said. “You just suffer when people do […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, On Campus
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