Articles by: Maggie Macintosh

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
Ryerson students and faculty will be receiving cyber security awareness pop-ups when they log into their my.ryerson accounts during the month of October (Photo by Victoria McMurchy)

Ryerson is trying to hack you for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Think twice before you respond to an email or click an email attachment this month since it could be a scam—or Ryerson disguised as a scammer. Computing and Communications Services (CCS) at Ryerson launched an educational campaign and contest on Oct. 2 for Cybersecurity Awareness Month to teach Ryerson community members how to protect themselves online. Students and staff will […]

by Maggie Macintosh· · News, On Campus
Ryerson Formula Racing car gets one more ride

Ryerson Formula Racing car gets one more ride

The smell of gasoline lingers in the fall air while half a dozen engineers lean against the wire fence separating them from the track. They watch Ariel Gil dodge pylons as he drives the Ryerson race car around the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park karting track. Revs become faint as he finishes the first hairpin turn in the distance. Then, a thump.

by Maggie Macintosh· · Sports
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