Articles by: Nida Omar

Students disturbed by construction of Ryerson’s Centre for Urban Innovation

Students disturbed by construction of Ryerson’s Centre for Urban Innovation

Frequent late night construction on Ryerson’s upcoming Centre for Urban Innovation has been disrupting the sleep and study of some students who live close by. The centre, set to open later this year, is being built in place of the old theatre school at 44 Gerrard St. E., next door to the Campus Commons student housing building. But, some students […]

by Nida Omar· · News, Off Campus, Ward 27
A shot of the constructiont taking place at midnight. Photo by Trevor Hewitt.

One Year Later: Toronto holds vigil for victims of Quebec mosque shooting

“Ibrahima Barry, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Aboubaker Thabti, Abdelkrim Hassane, Azzedine Soufiane, Khaled Belkacemi.” These are the names of the six victims killed in the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec shooting on Jan. 29 last year.  One year later, CityNews reporter Ginella Massa recites their names at a vigil held at Nathan Phillips Square, as a reminder of the lives lost in one […]

by Nida Omar· · News, Off Campus
Condo tower to replace restaurant block on Dundas and Church

Condo tower to replace restaurant block on Dundas and Church

Jeff Sato, owner of Tacos 101 on Dundas and Church streets, wasn’t surprised when he got an eviction notice from his landlord asking him to clear out his restaurant this year. He was, however, taken aback by how early he was expected to leave. “They told us that it was probably going to be next December, so it was a […]

by Nida Omar· · News, Ward 27
Ryerson MSA launches its own publication

Ryerson MSA launches its own publication

“Read!” According to the Qur’an, this was the first word uttered to Prophet Muhammad by God. It’s also where the Ryerson Muslim Students’ Association (RMSA) got its inspiration for the title of its new publication, IQRA Magazine. “Iqra means to read in Arabic. For us Muslims, it’s important because it was the first word revealed to our Prophet Muhammad – […]

by Nida Omar· · News
Ryerson dance instructor helps promote body-confidence through #RyersonUGirlSquad

Ryerson dance instructor helps promote body-confidence through #RyersonUGirlSquad

Justine Thompson Fisher almost gave up her dream of pursuing a career in dance because of her body shape. Fisher, now a popular dance instructor at Ryerson’s Athletic Centre (RAC), was a track athlete for 10 years. Her muscles were prominent and she didn’t have the traditional slender body-type that is commonly associated with dancers. “I was shaped like a […]

by Nida Omar· · Features, On Campus
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