Articles by: Isabelle Docto

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Anti-abortion protesters back on campus

Opponents of abortion were back on campus Tuesday afternoon with larger banners showing graphic imagery of abortions. Abortion rights advocates were also on the scene, hoping to block the banners. They brought out signs, cardboard boxes and tents to block the imagery. Police officers showed up at around 2 p.m. Martin Fox, outreach assistant at the Continuing Education Students’ Association […]

by Isabelle Docto· · News, On Campus
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Ryerson students rev up support for ‘The Benz’

A 45-minute film written and directed by Ryerson students is almost complete, but one thing is getting in their way —money. All of the work the team has done for their debut film so far has been financed from their not-so-deep student pockets, said Zach Silverstein, Ryerson film studies student and co-director of The Benz. “There are so many difficulties […]

by Isabelle Docto· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
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Nursing students unprepared for dementia care, professor says

Ryerson’s nursing program must do more to teach students about geriatric care, says an assistant professor of the program. The professor, Kristine Newman, teaches at Ryerson’s Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing. She said first-year students learn Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) — a technique to help them care for elderly patients — but that the curriculum doesn’t make geriatric care a […]

by Isabelle Docto· · education, News
Canada is ranked second in the world for a country that fosters social innovation. (Courtesy Unsplash via Pixabay)

Ryerson perfectly situated for social innovation

It turns out Ryerson has prime real estate for fostering social innovation. Canada ranks as the second best country for social entrepreneurs, according to a recent poll conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Deutsche Bank, UnLtd and the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network. Social entrepreneurship refers to owning a business that is geared toward solving a global issue. A popular example […]

by Isabelle Docto· · Business, News
Q-and-A with SSHRC Insight Grant winners

Q-and-A with SSHRC Insight Grant winners

Seven Ryerson faculty members received Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grants this month. Together, they secured over $1.2 million in new funds that will aid them in their research endeavors – from the child care deficit to queer culture and feminism. The Ryersonian spoke with some of the grant winners about their victories and how the new […]

by Isabelle Docto· · education, News
Ryerson Image Centre explores climate change through art

Ryerson Image Centre explores climate change through art

If you’ve ever wondered what climate change looks, feels and sounds like, then step into the Ryerson Image Centre’s (RIC) exhibit, The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video. You might feel it through the urgent singing of activists, or through the creaking of oil rigs, and see it in the form of smoke fumes emerging from […]

Ryerson's ServiceHub celebrated its first anniversary on Sept. 9, 2016. (Isabelle Docto)

Ryerson’s ServiceHub celebrates a year of shorter wait times

Blue and yellow balloons replaced long lines outside POD 150, as the ServiceHub celebrated a successful first year. The ServiceHub combines a range of services previously provided by the Office of the Registrar (RO), including fee payments, admissions and document requests. According to Charmaine Hack, university registrar, wait times have been cut from over an hour to an average of […]

by Isabelle Docto· · News
Collections Curator at Ryerson Image Centre, Aug 2016.

Meet the new collections curator at Ryerson Image Centre

Ryerson Image Centre’s (RIC) new collections curator and research centre manager started her first day on Sept. 12.   Denise Birkhofer drove from Oberlin, Ohio to Toronto on Friday. This marks a big move for Birkhofer, as she goes from overseeing collections of post-1900 artworks at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, to now managing the RIC’s reputable […]

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