Articles by: Mansoor Tanweer

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Majority of Ryerson students are in programs not in demand by employers

A study of post-secondary institutions in more than 30 countries revealed that the majority of students are not taking majors that are in high demand by employers, and Ryerson’s students are not an exception.

The study is called Education at a Glance 2017 and it was conducted by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) last September. The OECD is an intergovernmental organization made up of 35 member countries including Canada.

by Mansoor Tanweer· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
OPINION: Why fetishizing guns is moronic

OPINION: Why fetishizing guns is moronic

As a former soldier in the Canadian army, I find this fetishization of guns disgusting. I served in the Toronto Scottish Regiment for seven years. If there is one lesson I have learnt from my time in the forces, it’s that a gun is something you prove yourself worthy to be trusted with. A gun is not a toy. Its sole purpose in life is to end yours. You do not have a right to own a gun.

by Mansoor Tanweer· · Opinion
Journalism innovation hub coming to Ryerson

Journalism innovation hub coming to Ryerson

Ryerson’s school of journalism and the Digital Media Zone (DMZ) are teaming up with Facebook to create a digital news incubator, the first of its kind in Canada.

The announcement is part of the Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly’s planned restructuring of Canada’s cultural policy, which she calls Creative Canada.

by Mansoor Tanweer· · News, On Campus
Urban geography specialist Florian Mayer comes to Toronto from Germany. Toronto’s car centric layout served as a good test bed for Mayer.

Former Ryerson intern dreams of a greener Toronto

Smaller streets, green spaces and more accessible public transit could give Toronto an environmental facelift. Florian Mayer, a former research intern at Ryerson this past summer, is going to present his recommendations to the 54th International Making Cities Livable Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Oct. 2.

He now lives in Denmark, but he came to Canada to research ways to improve city infrastructure, namely roads, with a public health angle in mind.

by Mansoor Tanweer· · Environment, News, Off Campus
From left to right: Yazan Zafar, Daniel Carey and Deva Veylan won first prize at the Greater Toronto Emerging Green Professional Hackathon: Zero Carbon Retrofits. They now get a chance to present their proposal to the Toronto Catholic School Board. (Photo by Mansoor Tanweer)

Ryerson students win chance to convert elementary school to green tech

A team consisting of two Ryerson students and one from Carleton University has won the opportunity to help a Toronto school take a big leap into the future. Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Scarborough is looking for ways to retrofit its building in order to become a net zero-energy school. To achieve this goal, the elementary school turned […]

by Mansoor Tanweer· · Environment, News, On Campus
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