Articles by: Michael Chen

Kay and Bellows of Young Ones Group (Courtesy Mhairi Kay)

Ryerson grads and peer support program can relieve university’s counselling wait times

The Young Ones, a non-profit organization launched by a Ryerson grad, recently started an online support group to make it easier to communicate.

by Michael Chen· · Health, News
Fourth-year business student Ramsha Ali, pictured on the left, is on exchange in Paris at the time of the attacks. She confirmed with Ryerson University that she is safe. (Courtesy Ramsha Ali)

Ryerson students, instructor in France safe after Paris attacks

The university confirmed two students on exchange in France are safe, counselling offered to French students on campus.

by Michael Chen· · Off Campus, On Campus
DMZ Digital Media Zone Ryersonian file photo

Ryerson’s DMZ ranked #1 North American university business incubator program

Ryerson’s DMZ university incubator program was ranked #1 by UBI Global Nov. 4.

A screenshot of cyberattacks around the world from Norse Attack Map.

Cyberattack struck Ryerson’s network before reading week

Just before students went on break, Ryerson’s network went under a cyberattack. Learn more about how it happened.

by Michael Chen· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Ryerson Catholics showcase new campus space

Ryerson Catholics showcase new campus space

Ryerson’s Catholic students now have a new place to call home in a former house located near campus. The Ryerson Catholic Students’ Association opened the new student centre on Nov. 20 with “laughter and excitement,” said Allison Belen, president of the group. “There was a sense of belonging and ownership. There was an excitement and pride to belong to something […]

by Michael Chen· · News, On Campus
SLC to be environmentally-friendly, with green roofs, a rainwater plumbing and natural light

SLC to be environmentally-friendly, with green roofs, a rainwater plumbing and natural light

Students can look forward to the opening of an environmentally friendly learning space this winter, complete with green roofs, a rainwater plumbing system and lots of natural light. The Student Learning Centre is being built to meet a number of building material and energy-saving targets. Designers hope the building will achieve a silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) […]

by Michael Chen· · News, On Campus
A photo of Michael Chen with one of his students in Hong Kong. (Courtesy Amanda Man)

When teaching English becomes more than adjectives and nouns

“I can’t wait to meet my students,” I thought to myself as I lined up for a taxi at the Hong Kong airport. I was so excited to teach them about taking amazing photos, interviewing people and writing articles. From July to August of this year, my role as a volunteer student teacher was to teach English through the medium […]

by Michael Chen· · Opinion, Top stories, Voices