Articles by: Kathleen McGouran

Lysanne Louter with her Emmy for the documentary Made in Bangladesh. (Courtesy Lysanne Louter)

Ryerson J-school grad earns her first Emmy

Ryerson journalism graduate Lysanne Louter has been awarded an International Emmy for her work on an investigative documentary. CBC’s The Fifth Estate debuted Made in Bangladesh last year. It examines the unfit working conditions in the Bangladesh garment industry following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory. The factory supplied to many large Canadian retailers, such as Loblaw Cos. Ltd. […]

In Photos: Indigenous solidarity rally on Gould Street

In Photos: Indigenous solidarity rally on Gould Street

The Ryerson Students’ Union’s social justice week kicked off Monday with the Indigenous Solidarity Rally on Gould Street at noon. The festivities included a traditional round dance performed by members of Idle No More Toronto and a talk by Elder Joanne Dallaire, a traditional counsellor with Ryerson Aboriginal Services.

by Kathleen McGouran· · News, On Campus
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 20

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 20

  The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press. This week, the Ebola virus reached North America and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong intensified. In Toronto, the mayoral race continues. On campus, a Ryersonian exclusive found that Ryerson’s annual parade and […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
In this Apr. 2, 2014 file photo, Ryerson president Sheldon Levy addresses students. (Courtesy of Ryersonian Staff)

President Sheldon Levy honoured for dedication to public education

Ryerson president Sheldon Levy is being recognized for what an education watchdog says is his dedication to public education. People for Education announced on Wednesday that Levy is this year’s recipient of the Egerton Ryerson award. According to the organization, the award is given to individuals who have made extraordinary enhancements to public education from early childhood to post graduation. Levy […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · News
Students gather at the Zone Learning fair on Gould Street on Sept. 25. (Anda Zeng/Ryersonian Staff)

Province grants Ryerson $2 million: for what?

  Last week, the province announced it’s given Ryerson a $2 million grant as part of its Campus-Linked Accelerators program to fund student entrepreneurial projects. Ryerson University president Sheldon Levy said this funding will “allow us to extend even further our commitment to build a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation across our campus, city and region.” But what does this […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · News, On Campus, Top stories
GMail, Calendar, Drive and Groups are the only Google apps available for use by Ryerson students.

GChat and Google Voice have yet to make it to Ryerson

Ryerson students and staff will have to wait a bit longer for an instant messaging system, according to the university’s director of computing and communication services (CCS). Google Chat, a popular instant messaging program in the Google Apps family available through Gmail, was intended to be a part of the initial rollout of Google Apps at Ryerson during the 2011-2012 […]

UPDATED: Campus Freedom Index: Rye ‘A,’ RSU ‘F’

UPDATED: Campus Freedom Index: Rye ‘A,’ RSU ‘F’

Ryerson is among the best universities for the “free exchange of ideas,” but the university’s students’ union ranks among the worst, according to report by a legal non-profit. Released Monday, the Campus Freedom Index by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) measures the state of free speech at 52 Canadian public universities. The index is calculated based on a five-tier letter […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · News, Top stories
Fashion research co-ordinator Ingrid Masak holds up a vintage Givenchy overcoat. (Kathleen McGouran / Ryersonian Staff)

Clothing donation dumping ground turns in-house fashion library

  Two years ago, a small room on the seventh floor of the library building acted as a repository for odds and ends of clothing donated to the Ryerson School of Fashion. Underused and barely accessible to students, the fashion research collection was little more than a misnomer. When Ingrid Mida discovered it as a student in the master of arts […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · Arts & Life, Fashion
RTA grad performing at JFL42 for third time

RTA grad performing at JFL42 for third time

  Somewhere, at some point, someone said women aren’t funny. The comedy game has long been thought of as a boys club, and women granted entrance were few and far between. But it’s safe to say that the boys club of comedy has been dismantled. This weekend is the opening of Toronto’s annual Just For Laughs 10-day comedy festival (JFL42), […]

A killer green: Ryerson’s arsenic dress

A killer green: Ryerson’s arsenic dress

Ingrid Masak Mida gently tugs on a fresh pair of disposable latex gloves before gingerly arranging a brilliant green Victorian dress on the piece of canvas covering the counter in front of her — the colour of it is so eye-catching that the wrinkles and faded yellow spots are hardly noticeable. She picks and pulls delicately at the sleeves and […]

The Ryersonian has been nominated for five Canadian Online Publishing Awards. (COPA)

Ryersonian in the running for five online publishing awards

The Ryersonian has made the finals for five 2014 Canadian Online Publishing Awards: best media website, best news coverage, best blog or column, best infographic and best interactive story. The awards are an industry event for all online publishers. Ryersonian instructor Gavin Adamson, who oversees The Ryersonian, said five pieces were entered in June, and every one of them was nominated. This […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Protestors gather at a BDS rally at Queen's Park, July 26, 2014 (Toronto Students for Justice in Palestine)

RSU hosts first event for pro-Palestine movement Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions

The Ryerson Students’ Union hosted its first Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) event on Wednesday — an effort stemming from the union’s new mandate of promoting the movement, a global campaign to stop Israel from occupying what it says is Palestinian land. The event was part of the RSU’s annual DisOrientation week, and featured a three-guest panel, who detailed the ways […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Protestors gather at a BDS rally at Queen's Park, July 26, 2014 (Toronto Students for Justice in Palestine)

Students react to RSU’s vote for BDS movement

University and college student unions across Ontario now formally support Israel boycott efforts after the Ontario branch of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS-O) voted in favour of the decision this August. The motion to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign provincewide was tabled by the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) this summer in response to the new military […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · News, Top stories
Man arrested after ‘indecent behaviour’ in library

Man arrested after ‘indecent behaviour’ in library

A man allegedly involved in two instances of “indecent behaviour” in the school library has been arrested for trespassing. According to a Ryerson security alert, the man was arrested Aug. 29 after an incident on the building’s seventh floor. Security services say a female student was studying in a cubicle when she noticed a suspect looking at her from underneath the desk of […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · News, On Campus