Articles by: Jessica Lepore

RUSafe on campus?

RUSafe on campus?

A Ryerson professor hopes to revolutionize safety on campus by combining geography with technology. Geography professor Eric Vaz and two employees from Ryerson’s Laboratory for Geocomputation have developed a crime hot-spot web application called RUSafe. The site allows users to select a type of security incident, like assault or voyeurism, and see on a map where it has occurred on campus. “It’s the power […]

by Jessica Lepore· · News, On Campus
African partnership in the works for TRSM

African partnership in the works for TRSM

The future of some Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) students could be in Africa, as the business school is seeking to solidify a strategic partnership with universities on the continent. TRSM dean Steven Murphy visited universities in Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa last month, discussing potential partnership opportunities for Ryerson’s business school. Murphy says that the partnership with an […]

by Jessica Lepore· · News, On Campus
Police called to O’Keefe House after student received threat

Police called to O’Keefe House after student received threat

(Shannon Baldwin and Erin Petrow/Ryersonian Staff)   Police were called to the O’Keefe House Friday morning after reports that a student received a threat. Const. Victor Kwong says that it’s an ongoing threat that the police have been “investigating for a little while.” Details of the threat were not disclosed by police. Both police and police dog services were called […]

by Jessica Lepore· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Editorial Cartoon: February 4, 2015

Editorial Cartoon: February 4, 2015

  This editorial cartoon also appeared in The Ryersonian, a weekly newspaper produced by the Ryerson School of Journalism, on Feb 4, 2015.  

by Jessica Lepore· · Editorial Cartoon, Opinion
The airborne irritant did not enter the MAC. (Nicole Thompson/Ryersonian Staff)

UPDATE: Airborne irritant cause of MAC evacuation

An airborne irritant was the reason for the evacuation of the former Maple Leaf Gardens Wednesday night. Dan Berger, the manager of the Mattamy Athletic Centre, along with a Loblaws employee and Toronto EMS,  have confirmed the cause of the early-evening evacuation. It still isn’t know exactly what irritant caused the problem. Both the MAC and Loblaws, which share the building, were evacuated […]

by Jessica Lepore· · News, On Campus, Top stories
MAC evacuated after reports of fumes in Maple Leaf Gardens

MAC evacuated after reports of fumes in Maple Leaf Gardens

Maple Leaf Gardens, including the Mattamy Athletic Centre and Loblaws, has been evacuated following reports of “noxious” fumes in the building. Toronto Fire Services was called to Maple Leaf Gardens around 7:40 p.m. with reports of people coughing and having difficulty breathing. One person has been taken to hospital with “minor respiratory irritation,” says Toronto Paramedic Services. They say that the patient […]

by Jessica Lepore· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Comments from the Drop RSU Facebook group discussing the queer movie night. (Courtesy Facebook)

RSU queer movie night faces backlash

It’s been deemed discriminatory, racist and exclusionary by students. But a Ryerson expert calls these claims “ridiculous.” Last Monday, the RSU, in partnership with RyePRIDE and the Racialised Students’ Collective, hosted a movie screening and discussion group as part of Queer Histories Week. The discussion group was open only to queer and transgendered racialised students. The event has been criticized […]

by Jessica Lepore· · News
Alejandro Alcoba is nominated, alongside his co-writer, for (Courtesy NSI/Bryan McBurney)

RTA grad scores Canadian Screen Award nomination

Alejandro Alcoba has just won the lottery. Or at least, that’s what it feels like to him. He’s been nominated for his first Canadian Screen Award. The RTA alumnus, alongside co-writer Carling Tedesco, is nominated in the category of best writing in a children’s or youth program or series, for an episode he wrote for the Family Channel show The […]

by Jessica Lepore· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
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TRSM students may help determine the fate of business school hopefuls

Third and fourth-year students could help determine the outcome of applicants to the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM), but some are not convinced. TRSM Dean Steven Murphy says supplementary applications could become mandatory, and they may be assessed by those in upper years. “(They) have been here for a while, understand (TRSM’s) culture, know what makes it great, and […]

by Jessica Lepore· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Mapping shows main campus intersections remain security hot spots

Mapping shows main campus intersections remain security hot spots

Main campus intersections like Victoria and Gould Streets, and campus areas like Jorgenson Hall, continue to be hot spots for criminal activity, according to incident reports sent out by school security services. A map on the The Ryersonian website plots the approximate location of about 90 incidents, including assaults, robberies and suspicious behaviour, that took place from September 2012 to […]

Sean has only positive things to say about his co-op experience (Courtesy of Sean Zia)

TRSM expands co-op programs across business faculty

At the Hospital for Sick Children, fourth-year commerce student Sean Zia watched as a software business pitched their product to the hospital. “I was learning the things I should be doing, and the things I shouldn’t be doing if I were pitching (an idea) to a company,” he says. And during his time at TD Canada Trust, Zia discovered one […]

by Jessica Lepore· · Features
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TRSM expands co-op program

Students in the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) will be mixing the workforce with the classroom in the next three years. By 2017, TRSM will be offering co-op placements for all five of its full-time undergraduate programs. The school of accounting and finance and the school of hospitality and tourism both launched their co-op programs in September and are […]

by Jessica Lepore· · News, On Campus