Articles by: Katrina Sieniuc

(Ryersonian file photo)

Transitioning services break ground, barriers online

Ryerson has always supported any faculty and staff members going through highly personal changes — it just didn’t advertise it online. On Nov. 14, the school’s human resources department launched a web page dedicated to helping any faculty and staff member undergoing a transition in the workplace, whether it’s a change in gender, name or physical appearance. HR did community […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Graduates not falling for fall convocation

Graduates not falling for fall convocation

Thousands of Ryerson students graduated last week, but just more than half attended convocation. Just over 2,000 students were eligible to graduate last Thursday and Friday, but only 55 per cent RSVP’d to the four fall ceremonies, spanning two days. Last year, 62 per cent said they would attend. “It didn’t appeal to me too much,” said James Vukasinovic, a […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus
Class schedules now on Google Calendar

Class schedules now on Google Calendar

Ryerson students can navigate their way to classes with ease now that their course timetables show up on the Google Calendar app. The Google timetable, courtesy of Ryerson’s Computing and Communications Services (CCS), conveniently displays the lectures, labs and tutorials associated with every student’s course-load, including the course code, section, instructor and room number for each class or event. “We […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus

Ryerson looking to smarten up its image

When students think of Ryerson, they think of a technology-rich environment, focus on entrepreneurship and convenient downtown location. At least, this is the kind of feedback Ryerson is hoping for, as the university seeks comments from students as part of a new branding initiative aimed at better recruitment of prospective students, donors and volunteers. “We’re proud of what we’re doing […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus
One of the emails sent on Monday night.

‘Easy’ email hack spams thousands of Ryerson engineering students

A Ryerson email list has been disabled after a bogus email account infiltrated students’ inboxes with a slew of spam messages Monday night. An unknown person or group used a website called deadfake.com to create a fake, anonymous email address that sent out spam emails to an engineering email listserv run by Ryerson’s Computing and Communications Services (CCS). “The fake […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus

Yes, the A/C is still running in Kerr Hall

Ryerson students feeling the chill outside — and inside — campus buildings won’t be relieved for another couple of weeks, as the school says it won’t be turning the air conditioning off until mid-October. “I feel like I need to go (to Kerr Hall) in a small T-shirt, as well as bring my parka, at all times,” said Samuel Giguere, […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus

Students can have their say in setting Ryerson’s goals

Ryerson students will have a chance to voice their opinion as the school starts two months of consultations on Wednesday for the design of its new academic plan. The university establishes goals and plans its budget within this framework, which is revised every five years. “It’s a kind of roadmap of what we want to do, and also to make sure […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News

Ryerson newspapers stay with Canadian University Press

Ryerson’s student newspapers are sticking with the Canadian University Press (CUP). CUP is a non-profit co-operated organization that is owned and run by more than 80 university newspapers across Canada. J-Source reported last week that seven of CUP’s past members have started an alternative newswire service to CUPwire. The newly launched National Wire Service includes the University of Toronto’s The Varsity, Western’s The Gazette, the Dalhousie […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus

Ryerson provost stands by decision to renew U of T library agreement

The provost and vice president of Ryerson is standing by the university’s decision to renew the library-borrowing agreement with U of T, which allows undergraduate and graduate students to take out books from their library. But Jane Schmidt, the head of collections at the Ryerson Library, told The Ryersonian last week that she thinks the money spent on the U of […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus
Overcrowded lecture halls are a common sight at the start of semester. (Ryersonian file photo)

Class add-drop stress not limited to students

Adding, dropping and swapping courses hasn’t just relieved and frustrated students — professors are also feeling the strain. Ryerson’s enrolment policy allows students to switch around their schedule during the first two weeks of the term without academic penalty or fee. Many students use the add-drop buffer as an opportunity to try and cop a spot in a full course. […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus
Librarian: Money should go to Rye’s collection

Librarian: Money should go to Rye’s collection

Outside library borrowing deals are delaying conversations between students and librarians about Ryerson’s own library collection, says Jane Schmidt, Ryerson’s head of collections librarian. Ryerson renewed an agreement with the University of Toronto at the beginning of the month that pays for graduate students and faculty to borrow U of T materials that are not found in Ryerson’s library. Schmidt […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus
This site at 300 Church St. will be the new home to the nursing, nutrition, occupational and public health and midwifery programs, as well as a student residence.

New building architect named

Ryerson University has hired Perkins+Will to design the building that will replace the parking lot at 300 Church St. at a price tag of $84-million. Julia Hanigsberg, vice-president of administration and finance at Ryerson, said contributing to the revitalization and design process of the Church Street development is an important job for the school. “Ten years from now, Church Street […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus
Ryerson professor selected to join Royal Society

Ryerson professor selected to join Royal Society

A Ryerson professor has been elected into Canada’s prestigious fellowship of academics. Psychology professor Martin Antony is one of 84 Canadian scholars, scientists and artists selected to join the Royal Society this year as their newest group of fellows. “The fellowship is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences in Canada,” said Russell MacDonald, […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus
Access to U of T library renewed for one year

Access to U of T library renewed for one year

Ryerson University graduate students can breathe a sigh of relief as the about-to-expire borrowers agreement with University of Toronto libraries has been renewed for another year. Madeleine Lefebvre, Ryerson’s chief librarian, sent an email to graduate students in August explaining the service would no longer be available after the end of September. After a short stint in research limbo, the […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus, Uncategorized
Q&A: New dean of TRSM Steven Murphy

Q&A: New dean of TRSM Steven Murphy

  Steven Murphy is the new dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. Before coming to Ryerson, he was the associate dean of research and external from 2011 to 2013 at Carlton University. Prior to that, he was the associate dean of Carlton’s Sprott School of Business from 2008 to 2011. Murphy began his five-year term at Ryerson on Aug. […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus
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