Articles by: Pema Tsering

Professor Anastase Mastoras  teaching a computer database class. (Courtesy of an annonomous student in class.)

Late student apologizes to class, professor refuses to accept

The professor who kicked a student out of class for arriving late, triggering a small revolt in his classroom, says he has now received an apology from the student — but he’s not accepting it. Prof. Anastase Mastoras told The Ryersonian Friday after his class: “The guy apologized in front of 80 people. But the apology was not accepted.” A longtime […]

by Pema Tsering· · education, News, On Campus, students, Top stories
Faculty association president hasn’t heard of complaints against embattled professor

Faculty association president hasn’t heard of complaints against embattled professor

The Ryerson Faculty Association’s (RFA) president says he hasn’t heard of any complaints lodged against a computer-science professor who’s come under fire after kicking a student out of class for arriving late. Peter Danziger, the RFA’s president, says that he had no knowledge of the formal letter of complaint or petition against a professor who’s been criticized by students in […]

by Pema Tsering· · News, On Campus
David Siegel, a computer science student, signs the petition against Prof. Anastase Mastoras.

Computer science students file formal complaint against professor

Computer science students are demanding a new instructor for a database course after a classroom incident last month that sparked a mini revolt among some students in the program. In a six-page letter and petition they have sent to the dean of the Faculty of Science, and the head of the computer science program, the students criticize Prof. Anastase Mastoras […]

by Pema Tsering· · education, News, On Campus, students, Top stories
Science dean reacts after student booted from class

Science dean reacts after student booted from class

The dean of Ryerson’s Faculty of Science says the “unusual” incident where a professor booted a student from class for being late, then called security, is being dealt with. Imogen Coe told The Ryersonian on Monday that there are no faculty-wide rules concerning late students. “It’s up to the professor to ensure that there is an appropriate learning environment,” said […]

by Pema Tsering· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Remembrance Day through the eyes of a Tibetan

Remembrance Day through the eyes of a Tibetan

The feeling I have on Remembrance Day can only be described as a form of identity crisis. Who do I have to remember? A crowd of nameless bodies dressed in uniform and covered in dried mud that I respect but with whom I have no personal connection. Though I was born here and hold a Canadian passport, on Remembrance Day […]

by Pema Tsering· · Guest Opinion, Opinion, Voices
An empty classroom. Ryersonian file photo

Ryerson student kicked out of class for arriving late, classmates walk out in protest

So prof calls security on a kid that was late, followed by half the class leaving in protest. Just another day at ryerson — Myles Songolo (@MylesSongolo) October 28, 2014 A student uprising took place in a Ryerson classroom last week when a professor ordered a student who arrived late to leave. The incident, which occurred in a database systems class Oct. […]

by Pema Tsering· · News, On Campus
Olivia Chow outside of the Ryerson Students' Union, urging students to vote.

Olivia Chow visits Ryerson, urges students to vote

  “Did you vote today?” was the first question Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow asked students at her visit to the Ryerson Students’ Union on election day. Chow’s quick visit on Monday was to urge students on campus to vote if they had not already done so. Wearing a hard-to-miss bright yellow scarf, Chow posed for pictures and shook hands with […]

by Pema Tsering· · News, On Campus, students
Mayoral candidate John Tory at the 2014 DANO Korean Spring Festival. (Alex Guibord, Creative Commons)

Last minute mayoral candidates for the indecisive voter: Tory

There are certain aspects of a mayoral candidate’s platform that appeal to all students alike – if a candidate promises to get students to school on time, at an affordable price, and can guarantee a job market after graduation, they are probably more likely to vote for the candidate. Mayoral candidate John Tory’s platform contains some of these student voter […]

by Pema Tsering· · career, education, News, Off Campus, students