Articles by: Jessica Defreitas

More workshops in professional soft skills offered to graduate students

More workshops in professional soft skills offered to graduate students

The Yeates School of Graduate Studies has expanded and re-launched its professional skills program that includes a new partnership with an online trainer. Future Smart: Essential Professional Skills for Graduate Students program is focused on helping graduate students develop professional skills that will assist in their post-university transition, career search and in their future career. Students can take the program […]

Art gallery’s new home proves to be a smart decision

Art gallery’s new home proves to be a smart decision

Ryerson Artspace’s recent move to the Gladstone Hotel has proven to be a smart decision – they have had more programming opportunities and seen an increase in gallery attendance. “It’s definitely more than we’ve had before. It’s a bustling place, so I think just the location and the association with the Gladstone Hotel has really helped amp that up,” says […]

Detoxes: Are they healthy?

Detoxes: Are they healthy?

Detoxing has become quite popular in recent years. A quick Google search of the terms “detox plan” will give you about 14,100,000 results. Cleansing recipes that promise to “maximize immune and digestive health,” “flush the fat away” and “kick start your metabolism” can be found all over Pinterest and Instagram. The internet is flooded with tons of “before and after” […]

by Jessica Defreitas· · Arts & Life, Food, Health
Ryerson Artspace gallery to host print sale, fundraiser

Ryerson Artspace gallery to host print sale, fundraiser

Ryerson Artspace, a student- and faculty-run gallery, will be holding its annual fundraising event, Full Frame, from Nov. 27 to Dec. 14. The print sale and fundraiser will include work produced by image arts students, as well as faculty and alumni who have been successful within the art community. Artists featured in the gallery include Max Dean, an image arts […]

Photo Gallery: Fashion students explore the philosophy of Stoicism at STOIC

Photo Gallery: Fashion students explore the philosophy of Stoicism at STOIC

On Nov. 13, third-year fashion communication students hosted STOIC 2014. The show, held in the school of interior design, was a runway show and photo exhibit showing fashion student’s work. The runway show was an exploration of the philosophy of stoicism, which featured designs made by students in the fashion design program, styled by the STOIC team. The photo gallery […]

Marie Bountrogianni, the Dean of the Change School,l  was named one of most influential  of Waterloo graduates.

Dean of Chang School named one of most influential University of Waterloo grads

The CBC has named Ryerson’s Marie Bountrogianni one of ten most influential and innovative University of Waterloo graduates. Bountrogianni is currently the dean of The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. She graduated from Waterloo in 1979 with a degree in psychology with specialization in early childhood education. “It felt really good that so many years later, I was […]

by Jessica Defreitas· · career, News, On Campus
The STOIC 2014 preview

The STOIC 2014 preview

Ryerson’s school of fashion will be hosting STOIC 2014, a student-run event showcasing work by fashion students Thursday evening. STOIC is run by the fashion promotions class, which is made up of mostly third-year fashion communications students. The runway and photo exhibit will explore the philosophy of stoicism, considered a traditional trait of masculinity. Stoic means to be indifferent to […]

Ryerson students reveal their online aliases

Ryerson students reveal their online aliases

Sylvia Ta Part-time business administration and marketing Alias: Sylvia Beautycakez on YouTube For Sylvia Ta, being a YouTube personality was not part of her plan when she uploaded her first hair tutorial in high school. “It was actually kind of a fluke,” said Ta. Ta created the video for a friend living afar who had asked her how she had […]

Prospective students Discover Ryerson

  Nearly 4,000 prospective university students toured Ryerson’s campus Nov. 6 as the school hosted its annual Discover Ryerson event. This year’s installment of the recruitment event offered tours of Ryerson’s campus, residence and athletic facilities, as Ryerson’s Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions department offered potential students a glimpse of life at Ryerson. Program information sessions were also on the day’s […]

by Jessica Defreitas· · News
The reference desk at the University of Toronto's Robarts Library. Graduate students can now acess tje library for free. ( Creative commons / Moqub )

Robarts Library access granted to Graduate Students

  Graduate students can now register for a stack access card that will allow them to use the University of Toronto’s Robarts Library for the 2014-15 academic year. This announcement comes after Ryerson declined to renew its borrower’s agreement with the U of T libraries this September. The decision was due to increasing costs and a decline in student use. Typically the […]

by Jessica Defreitas· · education, News, Off Campus, students
John Tory spoke with voters outside of Sherbourne Station on Monday. 
(Ramna Shazad, Ryersonian Staff)

President of Ryerson to help Tory transition into role as mayor

President Sheldon Levy was named a member of mayor-elect John Tory’s transition team on Tuesday, reported the Toronto Star. The mayor-elect announced that former deputy mayor Case Ootes will chair both the transition team and advisory council. They will feature key members from Tory’s campaign, former rival candidate David Soknacki and a variety of business, non-profit and academic leaders, including Levy. Levy […]

(Dasha Zolota / Ryersonian Staff)

Face paint toxins could cause skin problems

Environmental Defence Canada is advising Canadians to make educated decisions this Halloween when it comes to face paint. “Things like parabens and phthalates are commonly found in face paints. Parabens are linked to skin irritants, so that’s a serious concern for people,” said Mariah Griffin-Angus, program co-ordinator at Environmental Defence, which is a non-partisan group that addresses environmental and health […]

by Jessica Defreitas· · Arts & Life, Health