Articles by: Ophelie Zalcmanis-Lai

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EXCLUSIVE: University set to introduce online mental health platform to students

Ryerson students will soon have access to an online therapy tool to better manage their mental health. The program is called WellTrack. WellTrack is meant to help users through computerized cognitive behavioural therapy. The platform tracks moods through diary entries and provides personalized therapy through an activity scheduler or relaxation exercises. “You log in and use it, and it provides […]

A photographic blast from the past

A photographic blast from the past

Founded in 1948 as the Ryerson Institute of Technology, the university has grown within the ever-changing and ever-growing city of Toronto. Once used as a training space for the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, Ryerson is now a modern institution known for innovations like its DMZ. From breweries to rooming houses, this photo essay focuses on […]

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OSAP overpayments induce anxiety

Last week, the Toronto Star reported the results of its investigation that showed the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) has overpaid students by more than $700 million. I am one of the students who received more money than I should have. My heart sank last summer when I received my overpayment letter and its order that I repay funds — […]

by Ophelie Zalcmanis-Lai· · Editorial, Opinion
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Plugging in for mental well-being

Jessica Crawford turns off the lights and settles into bed. With her heating pad soothing her sore shoulders, she turns on her Stop, Breathe & Think app. Listening to the voice streaming from her phone, she sinks further into relaxation. “I never make it to the end of the meditation, I always pass out,” she says. Going through her body […]

Todd Lynn (Courtesy Irene Scioti)

Mass Ex Series: Meet the Curator, Todd Lynn

  “In my opinion, clothes are what we wear and fashion is about ideas.” These are the words of Todd Lynn, acclaimed London fashion designer, dresser of rock legends and curator of next month’s Mass Exodus, Ryerson’s annual student-run fashion show. The hit, end-of-year event is no stranger to big name curators, from Liz Cabral to Jeanne Beker, but Lynn […]

by Ophelie Zalcmanis-Lai· · Arts & Life, Fashion
New grads are worth the investment

New grads are worth the investment

For graduating or recently graduated students, having the money talk is hard.