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 […]

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