Articles by: Laura Calabrese

The Sportsnet RTA Production Centre has professional level technology, but it is set up pedagogically so that it's still a good learning environment for Sport Media students. (Laura Calabrese/Ryersonian Staff)

Game changer: Rye is now the place to study sports media

Ryerson is now the place to study for sport media enthusiasts hoping to score big in the industry. In September, the RTA School of Media welcomed the first cohort of students into its brand new Sport Media program – the first of its kind in Canada. Schools like Brock University and Sheridan College offer specializations in sport management, technical production […]

The Sportsnet RTA Production Centre has a price tag of over one million dollars - and climbing. (Laura Calabrese/Ryersonian Staff)

Sport media centre opens this week

An old storage room in the MAC is now home to a state-of-the-art production centre, with a price tag of over $1 million and climbing. The Sportsnet RTA Production Centre was built as a part of the RTA School of Media’s newest program, Sport Media, which provides students with access to the latest in production technology. “We want our Sport […]

Clown 2014 is a production done by the Ryerson theatre school. It runs from Thursday, October 9 until Saturday. October 11. (Courtesy Ryerson Theatre School)

Clowning around at the Ryerson theatre school

The Ryerson Theatre School will be clowning around for the next few days. Clown 2014 is a production put on as a part of the third-year performance acting curriculum. It was designed by Leah Cherniak, co-artistic director at Theatre Columbus, and has been playing for more than 10 years. “It’s an entire technique, it’s an investigation of the self,” says Anthony Perpuse, […]

Rye student address 20K crowd for We Day at ACC

Rye student address 20K crowd for We Day at ACC

Shreya Khanna, fourth-year student in the RTA School of Media, took centre stage Thursday at the Air Canada Centre for Toronto We Day. Her short speech promoted the technology used in the fourth-year practicum she is working on with six other classmates – Seta Van Der Hoop, Marc Readon, Jamie Citron, Jorge Vasconez and Selina Fiorini. “We’re all working on a […]

Anatoliy Gruzd is the director of Ryerson's new Social Media Lab and an associate professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management. (Laura Calabrese/Ryersonian Staff)

Lab for social media research comes to Rye

A Social Media Lab that will help students develop research techniques and professional skills is now open at Ryerson. The lab’s director Anatoliy Gruzd said students — as users of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat in their private lives — can recommend hypotheses, and then generate tests that researchers less familiar with these platforms may have missed or overlooked. “There’s a difference […]

The RSU holds up sign about student debt during Magnet launch. (Laura Calabrese?Ryersonian Staff)

RSU crashes event for job portal Magnet Today

Members of the Ryerson Students’ Union interrupts the governments announcement that they will be funding @MagnetToday.

Ryerson instructor Adam Nyman in a still from a Ryersonian video. Nayman is a speaker at this year's Word on the Street festival. (Ryersonian)

Word on the Street: Rye instructor on short-format non-fiction

A Ryerson instructor will be speaking at the “Nothing but The Truth” tent at this year’s Word on the Street festival. The 25th annual festival aims to showcase the best in literary non-fiction, and the tent features local authors speaking about topics such as fathering an adopted child, the popularity of brunch and Arctic exploration. Adam Nayman, a sessional film instructor at […]

by Laura Calabrese· · Arts & Life, Literature
Virginie Corneau, 28, heard about In-N-Out Burger through her friend while on exchange in Germany and decided to give it a try after seeing tweets about it was coming to Toronto. Corneau had to wait in line for four hours before getting her hands on her food. 
Zac Dodds/Ryersonian

In-N-Out Burger pop-up shop attracts huge crowds

  A popular U.S. burger chain’s one-off shop near campus on Thursday — which operated for just four hours — saw snaking lines with hours of wait time. And for those who could not brave the lineup — no burgers for you. In-N-Out Burger opened its temporary store at Italian restaurant Ganzi Osteria on Jarvis Street at 11 a.m. — but anyone who […]

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TIFF-mania: at a theatre near you

It’s that wonderful time of year again. The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off Thursday and will run until Sept. 14. For your convenience, The Ryersonian’s Laura Calabrese compiled TIFF synopses of 10 must-see films that are playing at the Ryerson Theatre. If you weren’t lucky enough to snag tickets, remember you can always “rush.” Rush tickets are sold 10 minutes before the […]