Articles by: Natasha Gan

Three minutes to win $1,000

Three minutes to win $1,000

A psychology graduate student has been chosen to represent Ryerson University in a battle of brains against 19 other universities in a province-wide competition. Jaclyn Ludmer bested 13 of her peers from various Ryerson faculties in a contest to present their theses in three minutes for a $1,000 grand prize. The competition, known as Three Minute Thesis (3MT), started in […]

by Natasha Gan· · News, On Campus
Natasha Gan at her home in Indonesia. (Courtesy of Natasha Gan/Ryersonian Staff)

Life as an international student in Toronto at Ryerson University

I was born and raised in Indonesia but in the fall of 2011, I moved to Toronto to become a Ryerson student. I had just turned 17 and it hadn’t sunk in how big of a deal the move was and how important it was to be mentally prepared. I’ve been speaking English since I could speak my own mother […]

by Natasha Gan· · Voices
Paul Mason: Bigger than the beard

Paul Mason: Bigger than the beard

“See that?” Paul Mason points at a picture of himself, pre-beard era, in his old portfolio. “That looks like a catalogue guy … With that short hair … Boring.” Mason laughs at his young self, who was sharp, full of energy and far from boring. He’s been in Vogue, Dolce & Gabbana spreads, Marlboro ad campaigns and endless editorials. Mason […]

by Natasha Gan· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Foreign affairs expert Amarnath Amarasingam warns not to lump all these radicalized Canadians into the same category. (Natasha Gan / Ryersonian Staff)

Canadian fighters abroad not a ‘monolithic entity’

An expert on young Canadians who’ve gone to fight with groups like ISIS says it’s a mistake to lump all these radicalized Canadians into the same category. Over 100 Canadians have left Canada to join the ranks of ISIS and al-Qaida, but they don’t all fit into the same mould, says Amarnath Amarasingam. On March 18, Amarasingam, a post-doctoral fellow […]

by Natasha Gan· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Ryerson debuts Winter VegFest to show Veganism is easy and delicious

Ryerson debuts Winter VegFest to show Veganism is easy and delicious

More than 30 local vendors offering Toronto’s best all-natural products took part in Ryerson’s first Winter VegFest. Hosted by Ryerson VEG – the vegetarian education group on campus – VegFest was held to “inspire” people to “flirt with trying a vegan style,” according to a press release. The Snack Stop at POD 252 turned into a food haven on March […]

by Natasha Gan· · Arts & Life, Food
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