Articles by: Kelly McDowell

in[sid]out showcases interior design

in[sid]out showcases interior design

With the school year almost at an end, Ryerson’s interior design students will finally have a moment to display the product of all of their hard work. The year-end show, a three-day event titled in[sid]out (“inside out”), will be held at the Ryerson school of interior design (RSID) on April 24 and will display the creativity and vision of design […]

Suit Up For Success event dresses students for free

Suit Up For Success event dresses students for free

Ryerson initiative “Suit Up For Success” (SUFS) held its first major event on April 2 at the POD. Students across campus were given gently used professional clothing for free. Rudhra Persad, co-founder of the initiative, said he was pleased with the success of the event. “It went really well. I always hope for more people to come, but we’ve had over […]

Toronto Life, the Walrus and Canadian Geographic have all shut down their unpaid internships. (Leslie Walker / Ryersonian Staff)

Provincial blitz puts unpaid internships in jeopardy

Unpaid magazine internships in Ontario have been shut down as a result of a ministry crackdown, which will continue throughout the month. The Ontario Ministry of Labour inspected Toronto Life and The Walrus last week and told the magazines their unpaid internship programs failed to meet the Employment Standards Act (ESA). Both magazines shut down their programs Friday and the […]

by Kelly McDowell· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
(Paul Goyette/ Flickr)

Suiting up for free

The stress of finding employment post-graduation is only amplified by trying to figure out what to wear to your job interviews. Looking to relieve students of their worries is “Suit Up For Success” (SUFS), a volunteer initiative offering Ryerson students donated clothing and the chance to “suit up” for free. Launched last year by Ryerson students Rudhra Persad and Shauna […]

by Kelly McDowell· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Toronto Life and the Walrus will be ending their unpaid internship programs this week. (Leslie Walker / The Ryersonian)

Ministry of Labour shuts down unpaid magazine internships

Journalists aspiring to work in the magazine industry are in for a halt on unpaid internships. Magazines across Ontario may soon be forced to shut down their unpaid internships indefinitely due to an Ontario Ministry of Labour “blitz” that is investigating internship employment standards. “The Ministry of Labour will be launching an enforcement blitz this spring focused specifically on internships across […]

by Kelly McDowell· · News, Top stories
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