Articles by: Michael Lyons

What is the most interesting thing that's ever happened to you?

human.INTERESTING – Episode 1: Karma

Michael sits down with Emily, a Toronto-based actor, who once took a very interesting trip to India and Thailand, but it’s not exactly Eat, Pray, Love… On human.INTERESTING I want to hear your answer to the question: “What is the most interesting thing that’s ever happened to you?” Questions? Comments? Interested in contributing a story or music to the show? […]

by Michael Lyons· · Audio
Ryerson's newest club has no secured funding. The Ryerson University Archery Club's Twitter picture is shown here.

UPDATED: Ryerson archery club gets funded

Their application hit the mark, so the Ryerson University Archery Club could be taking up bow and arrows as early as the winter semester. On Friday afternoon, Samson Wong, a second-year industrial engineering student, and his fellow coordinators found out they secured $5,000 in funding for the fledgling archery club. With word that they’re receiving funding, the club is prepared […]

by Michael Lyons· · Rams Athletics, Sports, Top stories
Getting women to embrace their nerdiness

Getting women to embrace their nerdiness

A few years ago Jen Jenson, a professor in pedagogy and technology at York University and a long time video gamer, was troubled by something she kept encountering over and over again. Women she spoke to continually offered justifications of why they didn’t play video games, saying they weren’t good with technology or they didn’t have the right skills. She […]

by Michael Lyons· · Opinion, Top stories
The not-so-normal school

The not-so-normal school

With a name that could be straight out of a Harry Potter book, Adolphus Egerton Ryerson doesn’t sound like a prime candidate for the founding of a “normal” school. But believe it or not, that’s exactly how Ryerson University got its start. In 1852, our school’s namesake opened the first “Normal School of Upper Canada” on a rural patch of […]

by Michael Lyons· · Features, Top stories
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Lost at the heart of the 9/11 attacks

I am very, very late in meeting up with my family. As I run down Broadway, I curse myself for miscalculating the time it will take me to get to Lower Manhattan. I’m boiling, but it’s only March. Here I am, rushing through Tribeca, a dumb Canadian boy with a sweater scrunched up in one arm and, in the other, […]

by Michael Lyons· · Opinion, Top stories, Voices
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