Articles by: Ramna Shahzad

In an exclusive Q-&-A, Jane Doe says she fears nothing has changed in the conversation about rape

In an exclusive Q-&-A, Jane Doe says she fears nothing has changed in the conversation about rape

Jane Doe, the woman who succesfully sued Tornonto police for their investigation of her sexual assault and whose name is still under court-protected publication ban, says nothing has changed in the conversation about rape. In the weeks since the Jian Ghomeshi news broke, she says the public has heard too much from lawyers and the media, and not enough from community experts […]

by Ramna Shahzad· · Media, News, Top stories
Mohammed Ali, known online as Abu Turaab, is a former Ryerson student who says he left the country to join ISIS.

ISIS fighter, a former Ryerson student, continues to promote jihadist ideology online

An ISIS jihadist, who says he was in the aerospace engineering program at Ryerson, continues to promote his extremist opinions on social media. Mohammed Ali, who goes by the name Abu Turaab, created a new Twitter account on Thursday after the site suspended his original one. In his first tweet from his latest Twitter account, Ali said, “help me spread […]

by Ramna Shahzad· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Early childhood education student runs online store, The Gift of Glamour

Early childhood education student runs online store, The Gift of Glamour

Sofia Beg is a 21-year-old student in Ryerson’s early childhood education program. While her friends have midterms on their minds, she’s thinking about how she can make her customers happy. Whenever Beg gets a break in the middle of class, she frantically refreshes her email to check the Instagram page of her business for updates. When she has a couple […]

UPDATED: ISIS jihadist says he is a former Ryerson student

UPDATED: ISIS jihadist says he is a former Ryerson student

An ISIS fighter, who goes by the name Abu Turaab, says he is a former Ryerson student. The National Post reported his real name is Mohammed Ali and revealed he is a 24-year-old from Mississauga, Ont. who left the country to join ISIS, also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, eight months ago. On his @AbuTuraaab Twitter profile, which was suspended by […]

by Ramna Shahzad· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Stop the CrISIS campaign banner over Lake Devo on campus.

Stop the CrISIS: “We want to make sure we get to these people before ISIS does”

  A Muslim students’ group is banding together to fight the extremist influence they say ISIS can have on Canadian youth. The Stop the CrISIS campaign, created by the national group Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), starts Thursday with its first event at York University that will feature presentations and speakers who will talk about the peaceful teachings of the Qu’ran […]

by Ramna Shahzad· · education, News, On Campus, students, Top stories
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Ryerson Senate approves two new minors and department name change

Two new minors were approved during the Nov. 4 Ryerson Senate meeting and the Department of Geography was renamed to department of geography and environmental studies. The Senate agenda stated that the name change will “better reflect the diverse offerings of the department.” A minor has also been approved and will now be offered to students following a demand for […]

by Ramna Shahzad· · career, education, jobs, News, On Campus, students
President Sheldon Levy and  Julia Hanigsberg cutting the grand opening tape to the Hub Cafe.

Grand opening of Hub Cafe brings fresh, local produce to students

As you walk through Ryerson’s newly-renovated Hub Cafe, you can see buckets full of freshly-picked fruit, hear the sizzling sound of bacon frying on a grill, and smell freshly baked butter tarts. The big reveal came after $840,000 worth of renovations. The Hub Cafe is part of a larger initiative by Ryerson Eats, promoting fresh Ontario-sourced food for the campus […]

Sean Wise (right) in conversation with founder of Sleeman Breweries, John Sleeman. (Courtesy YouTube - NakedEntrepreneurTV)

Oprah Winfrey Network picks up Ryerson-based TV show

A Ryerson-produced interview show with a business theme and a catchy name has been picked up by Oprah’s network. The Naked Entrepreneur features a professor from the Ted Rogers School of Management talking to high-profile business leaders. Sean Wise, a TRSM professor, says he created the show because he felt there was an unmet need for original Canadian content about […]