Articles by: Jean Ko Din

Sustainability Matters creates group for a green campus

Sustainability Matters creates group for a green campus

Ryerson is taking steps to create a greener campus. The university’s Sustainability Matters program hosted two meetings to talk about existing sustainability projects going on around campus. More than 20 campus groups met at the Campus Facilities and Sustainability office (CF+S) last month to discuss key sustainability needs around campus. “What we’re really trying to get out of this meeting […]

(Ryersonian File Photo)

Ryerson’s sustainability program launches campus-wide survey

                              The Campus Facilities and Sustainability office launched a campus-wide survey on Wednesday to collect data for Ryerson’s Sustainability Matters program. CF+S director Tonga Pham said the office hopes to hold the survey annually to get a better understanding of sustainability issues that are important to […]

by Jean Ko Din· · News
(Courtesy Clifton Li)

Three minutes to change the world

If you could say anything in three minutes, what would it be? Muhammad Ali Naqvi talked about milk and won $750. Naqvi is a molecular science PhD student who won first prize at Ryerson University’s Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition Thursday in the Podium building. Fifteen graduate students presented their academic research to a panel of judges and a crowd of […]

by Jean Ko Din· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Exhibit review: The 7,024th Patient

Exhibit review: The 7,024th Patient

Art should provoke thought and emotion within its viewer. Ryerson School of Nursing professor Jennifer Lapum decided that her research study should have the same impact. The 7,024th Patient, a new exhibit at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, launched on Tuesday and is an “arts-informed, narrative study” that explores a patients’ experiences following open-heart surgery. Sixteen individuals participated in Lapum’s […]

Panel provides students with insights on research grants

Panel provides students with insights on research grants

An expert panel gave graduate students and faculty researchers tips for how to successfully engage government funders at Ryerson Feb. 14. They discussed the importance of having a clear and simply written proposal that will engage government funders and policy makers who are not familiar with technical jargon. According to the experts, funders are more interested in the end result […]

by Jean Ko Din· · Live Blog
Chang School interim dean Marie Bountrogianni. (Peter Lozinski / Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson law practice program nets praise, skepticism

Ryerson University is launching Canada’s first web-based law practice program (LPP) in September 2014. The Law Society of Upper Canada announced last Thursday that it has awarded the university with the opportunity to form the curriculum as an alternative to the traditional articling program, which law graduates must complete before writing the bar exam to become full-fledged lawyers. Once out […]

by Jean Ko Din· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
The first intake of students is planned for September 2018. (Five-two via Flickr)

Rye scores new legal program

Ryerson will break new legal ground next September, offering a first-of-its-kind law practice program. The Law Society of Upper Canada announced Thursday that it has awarded the school with the opportunity to develop a web-based curriculum – for a three-year pilot period – as an alternative to the province’s traditional articling program, which is an apprenticeship or training period at […]

by Jean Ko Din· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Top stories
Interactive: Students from Ryerson’s Philippine community help Typhoon Haiyan victims

Interactive: Students from Ryerson’s Philippine community help Typhoon Haiyan victims

The Philippines never felt farther away than when families here in Canada watched Typhoon Haiyan crash into the shores of their hometowns. The Ryersonian spoke to students from Ryerson’s Philippine community about their reactions to the disaster and what they’re doing to help out.

by Jean Ko Din· · Interactives, News, On Campus
Interactive: Typhoon Haiyan’s toll

Interactive: Typhoon Haiyan’s toll

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by Jean Ko Din· · Interactives, News, Off Campus
A destroyed house on the outskirts of Tacloban on Leyte island. This region was the worst affected by the typhoon, causing widespread damage and loss of life. Caritas is responding by distributing food, shelter, hygiene kits and cooking utensils. (Photo: Eoghan Rice - Trócaire / Caritas)

School, students tackle typhoon relief

The devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has sent international aid agencies scrambling to assist the thousands of people ravaged in its wake, and here at Ryerson two students are doing all they can to help with relief efforts. Many Filipino-Canadians, like fourth-year journalism student Marie Alcober, took to social media to come together and form communities of […]

by Jean Ko Din· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Top stories
Rob Ford addresses council at the beginning of Wednesday's meeting (Peter Lozinski/Ryersonian Staff)

Court rejects Khattak’s bid to see alleged Rob Ford crack video

An Ontario Superior Court judge has dismissed Muhammad Khattak’s bid to see the video that shows Mayor Rob Ford allegedly smoking crack. On Monday morning, Justice Ian Nordheimer ruled that it would be premature at this time to release the video to Khattak, a 19-year-old alleged gang member who appears in a widely-circulated photograph with Ford outside a suspected crack […]

by Jean Ko Din· · News, Off Campus
Rob Ford addresses council at the beginning of Wednesday's meeting (Peter Lozinski/Ryersonian Staff)

Rob Ford had alcohol problem, verbally abused staff: police document

Rob Ford is threatening to sue former staffers who told police about how their former boss allegedly abused his power and position. A court document released Wednesday afternoon shows Toronto police conducted extensive interviews with Ford’s inner circle of city staff, who described that they withstood verbal abuse from him and ran his personal errands. The 474-page police affidavit surrounding […]

by Jean Ko Din· · News, Off Campus
Mayor Rob Ford won’t resign though police have alleged crack video

Mayor Rob Ford won’t resign though police have alleged crack video

Mayor Rob Ford said he has “no reason to resign” after Toronto police chief Bill Blair said Thursday that police have recovered the video at the centre of crack allegations involving the mayor. During a news conference Thursday morning, Blair announced that a video was recovered that is “consistent with those images that were previously reported in the press.” The […]

by Jean Ko Din· · News, Off Campus
Ryerson's provost Mohamed Lachemi led the student townhall on Oct. 29.

Provost soaks up student concerns at academic town hall

Dozens of students flocked to a town hall Monday to let Ryerson know how it has disappointed them. That was the whole point of the students-only meeting, hosted by Ryerson’s provost and vice-president academic, Mohamed Lachemi. He wanted as much feedback as possible from students for the school’s second of three discussions on its Academic Plan for 2014-19. “I want […]

by Jean Ko Din· · News, On Campus
Provost invites student feedback at next Academic Plan town hall

Provost invites student feedback at next Academic Plan town hall

Ryerson is reaching out to students through a town hall meeting Monday evening seeking input for the university’s 2014 to 2019 Academic Plan. Provost and vice-president academic Mohamed Lachemi will lead the event and looks to have an open discussion about students’ priorities. “It’s not necessarily a question and answer. I’m there to listen to them,” says Lachemi. “The most […]

by Jean Ko Din· · News, On Campus
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