Articles by: Halla Imam

From Ray Rice to sweat shops, ethics expert weighs in on recent controversies

From Ray Rice to sweat shops, ethics expert weighs in on recent controversies

Ryerson University Prof. Chris MacDonald is one of the world’s leading business ethics bloggers. His site,, features more than 1,100 posts on stories such as the domestic abuse scandal of professional footballer Ray Rice, religion in corporate culture and Facebook’s (ever looming) privacy control controversies. His commentary fuses philosophical and business perspectives when analyzing current events. MacDonald’s writing has […]

The Rams play the Lions in the National Bank Invitational. (Halla Imam/Ryersonian)

Rams men’s volleyball team win silver at National Bank Invitational

The Ryerson Ram’s men’s volleyball team lost to the York University Lions in the gold medal game of the 18th annual National Bank Invitational Volleyball Tournament. Ryerson hosted the Sherbrooke University Vert et Or, Western University Mustangs, and York in a three day tournament starting on Friday Oct. 3 and finishing with Sunday’s gold medal game. Ryerson began the tournament […]

by Halla Imam· · Sports, Volleyball
RTA student, Kyle Courneya, talks about dealing with depression

The spiritual journey that began with depression

The stigma surrounding depression can make it difficult to engage in an open and honest discussion with those who are affected by it. When I started writing about mental health issues for The Ryersonian, I knew that finding a student to open up would be a sensitive task. When I approached fourth-year RTA student Kyle Courneya about how he has […]

by Halla Imam· · Arts & Life, Health, News
Ryerson professor investigates world of online gambling in new book

Ryerson professor investigates world of online gambling in new book

In his latest book Life Real Loud, Ryerson journalism associate professor Bill Reynolds follows the downward spiral of Canadian philanthropist and entrepreneur John Lefebvre. Lefebvre, a lawyer by trade, founded Neteller, an online startup that processes payments between gamblers and the websites on which they play. Shortly after Neteller started making a name for itself in the gambling world, the Calgary native and marijuana enthusiast found […]

by Halla Imam· · Arts & Life, Literature, Top stories

Using social media ‘Light’ in fight against police brutality

I’m not one to casually drop Bible verses to get a point across, but here goes: “But everything exposed by the light becomes visible — and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.” Ephesians 5:13, New International Version. I came across this passage after spending hours online, drifting through holy grails like Youtube, Reddit and Twitter. I can’t remember how […]

by Halla Imam· · Guest Opinion, Opinion
(Dasha Zolota)

When Frosh Week Ends: balancing school, social activities and mental health

A few steps from the entrance of his residence building, Ryan Gaynor sits surrounded by a group of friends. Three weeks ago, the first-year media production student and his parents made the two-and-a-half-hour drive from Walkerton, Ont., to move his belongings into a single dorm room on campus. The days that followed were a blur of new faces, dorm parties […]

by Halla Imam· · Arts & Life, Features, Health, Top stories