Articles by: Maria Siassina

Ryerson hosted its first ever "SciCafé" at Oakham House on Thursday to shine light on the misconceptions, science and business of vaccines. (Courtesy the Office of Science Outreach and Enrichment)

Ryerson hosts its first ever ‘SciCafé’ event

Ryerson University hosted its first ever science café at Oakham House on Thursday to shine light on the misconceptions, science and business of vaccines. The “SciCafé” event, planned by the office of science outreach and enrichment, held a three-person panel to discuss the vaccine industry. The SciCafé aims to encourage engagement with science and make people aware about issues in […]

by Maria Siassina· · Health, News, On Campus, students
Liping Fang. (Courtesy Ryerson)

New program designed for engineering students with enterprising edge

Enrolment is now open for a new optional program that helps engineering students turn their innovative ideas into realities. “We obviously have a group of students that are entrepreneurial in the program and want to divvy up new products or services,” said Liping Fang, the associate dean of undergraduate programs and student affairs at the faculty of engineering and architectural […]

Michael Arts, who was formerly at Environment Canada, is the newest addition to the department of chemistry and biology. (Rebecca Sedore/Ryersonian Staff)

Environment Canada ‘surplus’ is Ryerson’s gain

Ryerson’s newest chemistry and biology professor is speaking up about being “surplused” out of his job with Environment Canada. Before joining Ryerson in January, Michael Arts was a research scientist for 24 years at Environment Canada. Arts is only one of the 20 scientists whose positions were recently “surplused” from the Canada Centre for Inland Waters. “I am delighted to […]

by Maria Siassina· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Editorial Cartoon: November 27, 2013

Editorial Cartoon: November 27, 2013

This cartoon was first published in The Ryersonian, a weekly newspaper produced by the Ryerson School of Journalism, on November 27, 2013.

Journalism professor Gene Allen in his Ryerson office on February 12, 2013. (Maria Assaf/Ryersonian Staff).

Q-and-A: Journalism prof Gene Allen delves into CP history

Gene Allen is best-known on campus as an experienced journalist and professor with a CV that includes CBC and the Globe and Mail. As of late though, Allen, who has a PhD and master of arts (MA) in Canadian history, has been recognized for pulling back the curtain on the inner workings of The Canadian Press (CP). His new book, […]

by Maria Siassina· · Arts & Life, Literature
Discovering choices in a new world

Discovering choices in a new world

As I prepare to say goodbye to what could be the last stretch of my formal education, all I can think about is how my future seems to get foggier with every passing day. While I am spending a great deal of my time trying to figure out which path is right for me, I can’t help but turn to […]

by Maria Siassina· · Editorial, Opinion, Voices
Q-and-A with Douglas Coupland

Q-and-A with Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland is a Vancouver-based writer, designer and visual artist. He is best known for his novel Generation X, which gave a name and identity to a group of adults born after the infamous “baby boomers.” Coupland has pushed (or rather shoved) boundaries and norms in his lengthy resumé of short stories, novels and non-fiction. He’s not quitting any time […]

by Maria Siassina· · Arts & Life, Literature
Editorial Cartoon: November 13, 2013

Editorial Cartoon: November 13, 2013

This editorial cartoon was first published in The Ryersonian, a weekly newspaper produced by the Ryerson School of Journalism, on November 13, 2013.

Author Douglas Coupland pens new fiction series ‘Temp’

Author Douglas Coupland pens new fiction series ‘Temp’

Douglas Coupland is known mainly for his international bestseller, Generation X. But with more than a dozen fiction novels, a handful of short stories, and long list of non-fiction under his belt, Coupland isn’t afraid to try new things. His latest literary venture is Temp, a serialized novella is coming out in Metro’s Canadian and global newspaper editions beginning on […]

by Maria Siassina· · Arts & Life, Literature, Media
Weekly Tech Update: Toronto Transit Apps

Weekly Tech Update: Toronto Transit Apps

We hear constantly that Ryerson is a commuter university – meaning that transit plays a huge part in our daily lives. If you’re not tracking your TTC streetcar or bus on your smartphone, downloading an app will prevent you from frustration when you’re late for work or class. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can stick to staring longingly […]

by Maria Siassina· · Arts & Life, Media
Editorial Cartoon: November 6, 2013

Editorial Cartoon: November 6, 2013

Canada Reads 2014 offers insight to CanLit

Canada Reads 2014 offers insight to CanLit

The 13th annual CBC Canada Reads competition began in early October, and host Jian Ghomeshi announced the top 40 books chosen by Canadians on Oct. 24. Public voting for the top 10 came to a close this Sunday. And in a matter of weeks five panellists will be revealed and each will choose a novel to defend. Conversation about the […]

by Maria Siassina· · Arts & Life, Literature
In pictures: Halloween on campus

In pictures: Halloween on campus

Halloween on a university campus is sometimes a luck of the draw — especially because our campus is located in downtown Toronto. It seems the older students get, the less they want to get creative with their costumes. Luckily, we ran into some students who are happy to dress up for class, and even happier to pose for a photo.

by Maria Siassina· · Fashion, In pictures, Interactives
Video: Ryerson’s Eggy the Mascot gets his ‘Thriller’ on

Video: Ryerson’s Eggy the Mascot gets his ‘Thriller’ on

Today is Devil’s Night, also known as the day before Halloween, and everybody is getting into the spirit — even Ryerson’s beloved mascot, Eggy. Check out this festive video, featuring the Ryerson Dance Pak and Eggy as the lead, dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

by Maria Siassina· · Arts & Life, Music
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