Articles by: Nicole Thompson

Ryerson researcher Dana Wagner worked on the creation of FactsCan. (Daniel Rosen / Ryersonian Staff)

FactsCan website Canada’s answer to PolitiFact

FactsCan, a new website dedicated to fact-checking claims made by Canadian politicians, has raised nearly twice its fundraising goal in less than two weeks. The site was founded by Dana Wagner, a researcher at Ryerson, and two colleagues, Jacob Schroeder and Tyler Sommers. Their plan is to have it fully functional for the federal election later this year. “We’re using […]

by Nicole Thompson· · News, Top stories
Infographic: How did Ryerson vote in the RSU elections?

Infographic: How did Ryerson vote in the RSU elections?

Using unofficial election results, The Ryersonian has compiled the polling numbers for all candidates in this year’s Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) election. Scroll through the graphs to take a look at how each faculty voted. | Create infographics

by Nicole Thompson· · Interactives, News, On Campus
Andrea Bartlett is the RSU's new president. (Eman Ali/Ryersonian Staff)

UPDATED: Transform RU sweeps the 2015 RSU elections

(video report from Beza Getachew, Ryersonian staff)  This story has been modified to reflect changes in graph seven, regarding Unite Ryerson’s comment.  Change has rolled across the campus from the corner of Dundas and Mutual streets to College Park. All executive candidates on the Transform RU slate won their bids in the 2015 student elections, starting with the Andrea Bartlett, who will become president of […]

by Nicole Thompson· · News, On Campus, Top stories
February 4, 2015 Issue

February 4, 2015 Issue

by Nicole Thompson· · Digital Archive
Zidane Mohamed at the Feb. 2, 2014 all-candidates debate. (Ryersonian staff)

Sheldon Levy calls Zidane Mohamed’s posts applauding police killings “disgusting”

Ryerson president Sheldon Levy has called social media posts made by Zidane Mohamed, Unite Ryerson’s candidate for vice-president education, “digusting.” “If you find me a stronger word than that to express myself, then please fill it in,” he said. The Ryersonian reported Jan. 29 that Mohamed had posted messages on his personal Facebook and Twitter accounts applauding the killing of […]

by Nicole Thompson· · News, On Campus, Top stories
(Ashani Jodha/Ryersonian Staff)

Ottawa’s cuts are Ryerson’s gains

Warren Wakarchuk was driving on the 401 when he heard his boss on the radio. Wakarchuk had worked at the National Research Council (NRC) for the last 20 years. That day, the new president was on the radio to announce changes to how the NRC would function. It was the beginning of the end of his career as a federal […]

by Nicole Thompson· · News, Top stories
Courtesy Kotsy, Wikimedia

Ryerson alumnus named first female general manager of the CNE

Virginia Ludy, who graduated from Ryerson in 1984, is the first female general manager of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE). Ludy attended Ryerson for Geography from 1980 to 1984. “I believe tremendous opportunities lie ahead for the CNE and I am very excited and honoured to have been appointed to lead the organization in fulfilling the vision established for the […]

by Nicole Thompson· · News
From left to right, James Turk, Robert Cribb and Joel Lexchin were panelists at the

Investigation finds lack of accountability in Canadian medicine

Canada’s health care system is a “large black hole of secrecy” that won’t change unless the public demands accountability from its governing bodies, said Ryerson instructor Robert Cribb, at a panel at the school Tuesday. Cribb, who is also an investigative reporter at the Toronto Star, and Joel Lexchin, an emergency physician at the University Health Network and professor at […]

by Nicole Thompson· · News, On Campus
Theatre school looks for new home

Theatre school looks for new home

Ryerson Theatre School students will be moved out of their current building by the end of 2015, according to Gerd Hauck, dean of the faculty of communication and design. The school is moving locations because the building has been worn down over the years. “Any old building that is used very heavily will decay over time. The theatre school is […]

Ryersonian poll: split between Tory and Chow

Ryersonian poll: split between Tory and Chow

A poll conducted by The Ryersonian Monday shows that students are split between Olivia Chow and John Tory in the upcoming municipal election. Students’ voting plans have dramatically changed since February, when The Ryersonian last polled students. While Chow’s support is approximately the same at 26 per cent, Tory’s support has gone from 2 per cent to 28.1 per cent. Taking the […]

by Nicole Thompson· · News, On Campus

Free night market celebrates the art of giving on Nuit Blanche

By Nicole Thompson Free stuff is a staple of student life, but it can also spread a greater message. The Really, Really Free Night Market at Dovercourt Park last Saturday showcased free exchanges by inviting attendees to donate and take items without paying. The event was part of a worldwide movement inspired by the anarchist idea of a gift-based economy. The […]

by Nicole Thompson· · Arts & Life