Articles by: Maggie Macintosh

Catherine Porter, a New York Times journalist based in Toronto, poses with a Covering Disasters: A Critical Lens conference pamphlet after her keynote address on Nov. 21, 2017. (Photo by Maggie Macintosh)

‘I cry regularly during interviews’: New York Times journalist tells Ryerson audience

Canada’s bureau chief for the New York Times, Catherine Porter, said she cries regularly during interviews with sources who’ve suffered traumatic experiences.

Porter was a keynote speaker at Covering Disasters: A Critical Lens, a Ryerson University journalism conference held on Tuesday.

by Maggie Macintosh· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
A Ryerson student who doubles as a pot dealer holds a nug outside the university’s International Living and Learning Centre (ILLC) on Nov. 12, 2017. (Photo by Maggie Macintosh)

Student drug dealer isn’t worried about business under pot legalization

A Ryerson student who sells pot to first-year students in residence said he thinks more people will start going to individual dealers once marijuana is legalized next summer.

The Ontario government plans to sell the drug online and at Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation (OCRC)  stores to Ontarians age 19 and over when pot is legalized on July 1, 2018.

by Maggie Macintosh· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
The Ryerson Students’ Union received a failing grade from the 2017 Campus Freedom Index for both its free speech policies and practices. (Photo by Melissa Bennardo)

Ryerson gets an F for free speech practices

Ryerson and the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) flunked a 2017 report card from a national organization whose mandate is to defend free speech and other Constitutional rights.

The 2017 Campus Freedom Index (CFI) gave Ryerson a C for its policies and an F for practices. The RSU failed both categories.

by Maggie Macintosh· · News, On Campus
Bongs for sale at Sunshine Imports on Gerrard Street appear in the head shop's mirror, which is decorated with a marijuana leaf sticker.
 (Photo by Maggie Macintosh)

Ryerson pot policies still up in smoke

Canadians will be able to smoke marijuana legally this summer, but it remains unclear how Ryerson will police its use.

by Maggie Macintosh· · News, On Campus
Brian Lesser, Ryerson's chief information officer , shows off a pamphlet for Cybersecurity Awareness Month. (Photo by Victoria McMurchy)

Students ask Rye to opt out of phishing email list

While thousands of students continue to report fake, malicious emails sent by the university’s cybersecurity initiative, some students are asking Ryerson to cut the phishing line.

Ryerson’s Computing and Communications Services (CCS) launched a campaign this month called Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The campaign intends to educate students on phishing attacks.The initiative cautions students against downloading malware and encourages them to enable two-factor authentication when logging into accounts.

by Maggie Macintosh· · News, On Campus, Security
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