Articles by: Jessica Murray

Fashion alumnus and designer Farley Chatto returns to Ryerson

Fashion alumnus and designer Farley Chatto returns to Ryerson

They say if you can’t do, teach, but Ryerson alumnus Farley Chatto is an exception. The 46-year-old Regina-native has had his own clothing line for 27 years, apprenticed with Giorgio Armani, showcased at World MasterCard Fashion Week, and has dressed celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Drake. The Toronto-based designer graduated from the Ryerson fashion design program in 1991, but […]

by Jessica Murray· · Arts & Life, Fashion
The Ryerson Image Centre hosts symposium on photography historians

The Ryerson Image Centre hosts symposium on photography historians

Eight emerging scholars from around the world are getting a rare chance to rub elbows with the some of the most renowned photography historians. The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is hosting its fourth annual symposium, “Photography Historians: A New Generation?” bringing together academics from Europe and North America to highlight the current research of rising photo-historians. The symposium has exceeded […]

by Jessica Murray· · Arts & Life, Photography
In this Apr. 8, 2013 file photo, Jean-Pierre Blais gives an address at a think tank sponsered by Bell Media. (Courtesy of Canadian Media Production Association via YouTube)

CanCon more important thanks to CRTC change

The daytime Canadian content quota for television and radio has been cut from 55 per cent to zero per cent for local networks, and to 35 per cent throughout the day for specialty channels. “The system cannot remain frozen in time when the world around us is changing. That’s why we are adopting bold and forward-looking measures to ensure that […]

by Jessica Murray· · News, Off Campus
Courtesy of  Arhum Al-Rahman

In Review: Balm in Gilead

No matter if you are a misfit, down on luck, or in the outskirts of society, you will find a home with the characters in The Ryerson Theatre School’s rendition of Balm in Gilead. Opening to an almost-packed house on its March 4 debut, The Ryerson Theatre School transformed their stage into a 24-hour greasy spoon, dubbed Frank’s Café. The […]

Ryerson Image Centre receives large Berenice Abbott collection

Ryerson Image Centre receives large Berenice Abbott collection

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is the recipient of a new collection by Berenice Abbott, a pioneer of female photography. The centre announced last Wednesday that an unnamed group of Canadian philanthropists purchased the archive from the Abbott Estate to donate it to the RIC. The archive consists of 6,000 photographs and 7,000 negatives from the mid-’20s through to the […]

Editor Hannah Yakobi Reveals the Secret to a Successful Business

Editor Hannah Yakobi Reveals the Secret to a Successful Business

In an oversaturated market where nine out of 10 business start-ups fail, persistence is key, says Hannah Yakobi, editor-in-chief and creator of FAJO Magazine. Yakobi shared this and other pro tips at a talk at the Ryerson Fashion Zone where she was recently appointed as an advisor. She said that one needs to stand out in order to be successful […]

by Jessica Murray· · Arts & Life, Business, Fashion
Jackie Hunter models for Boom Model Management in Milan. Courtesy Sebastiano Scatto

Ryerson alumna models in Milan

The first time Jacqueline Hunter was scouted for modelling, she thought she looked terrible. While browsing stores in the Toronto Eaton Centre one evening near the end of 2012, the almost 6-foot-tall brunette had her hair in a ponytail and was wearing a parka and jeans, when she noticed a woman looking at her. “She came up to me and […]

by Jessica Murray· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Graham Hudson, the undergraduate program director for the department of criminology at Ryerson (Jessica Murray/Ryersonian Staff)

Supreme Court votes unanimously in favour of physician-assisted suicide

A landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada will help aid suffering  patients who wish to end their life with physician assistance. On Friday morning, Supreme Court judges voted unanimously 9-0 to strike down the Criminal Code’s 21-year-old law against assisted suicide and declared that the “right to life is not limited to a right not to die.” The decision […]

by Jessica Murray· · News
Jeanne Beker announced as curator for Mass Exodus 2015

Jeanne Beker announced as curator for Mass Exodus 2015

Jeanne Beker has seen the designs of all the greats from Galliano to Versace, and now she will be evaluating the collections of Ryerson’s very own designers. Beker, a prominent media personality who has her own line of clothing and accessories, has been chosen as the curator for an annual student-run fashion show hosted by the Ryerson school of fashion. […]

by Jessica Murray· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Top stories
Peter Bregg's photo of Lincoln Alexander features in this educational poster. (Courtesy Peter Bregg / Twitter)

Ryerson prof’s photo chosen to commemorate Lincoln Alexander Day

Ryerson professor Peter Bregg is the photojournalist behind a portrait of Lincoln Alexander, Canada’s first black member of parliament, that will be used as an education tool in schools across the country. The picture is featured on a poster created by Citizenship and Immigration Canada for Black History Month. The photo that Bregg, an instructor in Ryerson’s school of journalism, shot was originally published […]

by Jessica Murray· · News, Top stories
Panel explores the stylish side of technology

Panel explores the stylish side of technology

The recent explosion of fashionable smartwatches and headwear have proven that not all wearable technology has to look like it belongs in a science-fiction movie. A panel discussion hosted by Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education last week explored how wearable devices, or electronics incorporated into clothing and fashion accessories, are changing their aesthetic to look more appealing for […]

by Jessica Murray· · News, On Campus
Transform RU's Andrea Bartlett (left) and Harman Singh (right) at the election debate. (Kyla Dewar / Ryersonian Staff)

Transform RU will consider ditching CFS if elected

With the first organized competition in years, the results of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) election may renew discussion about its membership in the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). Transform RU presidential candidate Andrea Bartlett says their team is focusing on the election for now, and while they’re not concerned about separating from the CFS at the moment, they would […]

by Jessica Murray· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Live Blog: Wearable Technology: Practical and Fashionable? Panel

Live Blog: Wearable Technology: Practical and Fashionable? Panel

Despite what some consumers may believe, not all wearable devices have to look like they belong in a science-fiction movie. With the recent wearable technology trend seeing the creation of Google Glass and the Apple Watch, developers are addressing how these devices can become more fashionable and the trends that are influencing them. This panel discussion hosted by Ryerson University’s G. […]

by Jessica Murray· · Live Blog, News
Interview with Gaelle Morel: Burn With Desire

Interview with Gaelle Morel: Burn With Desire

(Jessica Murray/The Ryersonian)

by Jessica Murray· · Videos
Cristian Villamarin and Alanna Harvey are co-founders of Flipd.  (Jessica Murray/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson alumni to launch new app called Flipd

Here’s one app that won’t have you glued to your phone. Ryerson alumna Alanna Harvey and co-founder, Cristian Villamarin, are launching their new app, Flipd, at the beginning of February. The app limits time people spend using their phones and controls the habit of excessive device use. Users can lock – or flip off – their mobile or tablet devices […]