Articles by: Robyn Bell

A screenshot from Dam! The Story of Kit the Beaver. (Courtesy Kjell Boersma)

Ryerson alumnus creates silent film for Canada’s 150th

Created by Ryerson film alumnus Kjell Boersma, the movie follows Kit, a young and spirited beaver who finds herself on adventures with different animals as she collects wood for her colony’s dam. The film officially premiered to the public on Saturday at the end of a film-themed concert performed by the TSO and conducted by Earl Lee.

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Local cafe Page One turns one year

Local cafe Page One turns one year

  When Page One cafe first opened its doors about a year ago, co-owner Firas Arafat wasn’t sure what to expect. Now, with their first anniversary coming up, business is booming and Arafat points to the loyalty of Ryerson students for their growing success. “We actually didn’t know who the majority of our customers would be,” says Arafat. “But we […]

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, Business, Food
Aditya Aman is the frontman of Beige Shelter, an indie folk band from Mississauga, Ont.

Engineering grad breaking into Toronto music scene with Beige Shelter

  Aditya Aman has come a long way since he graduated from Ryerson in 2009. When he was a student, he was too shy to even take part in an open mic night. Eight years later, he now feels comfortable playing to an audience. “Once you do something a few times, it feels like brushing your teeth. You don’t think […]

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, Music, students
A Guide To Self Love

A Guide To Self Love

This Valentine’s Day, spread the love to everyone – including yourself. Mary Young, a Ryerson alumna and lingerie designer, spoke at the Gladstone Hotel last week to give a room of Toronto ladies a lesson in self appreciation. Here’s her 11-step guide to loving yourself: Write down five things you love about yourself Take time to think about what makes […]

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, News
People are buying music again — so why is HMV Canada closing?

People are buying music again — so why is HMV Canada closing?

Nick Williams, CEO of HMV Canada, blamed the store’s loss in revenue, which has largely decreased in the last two years, on young audiences not buying music. But is that really the case?

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, Media, News, Off Campus
RTA-approved film creates controversy

RTA-approved film creates controversy

Some students are offended by the content of the film — “Victim” — and have used social media to voice their concerns. The film was approved by RTA faculty members for a practicum project.

by Robyn Bell· · News, On Campus
Ryerson hosts fourth annual darkness concert

Ryerson hosts fourth annual darkness concert

Does losing one sense really heighten another? While losing vision may not turn anyone into a real-life Daredevil, Ryerson students found it gave them a new perspective while attending the fourth annual Darkness Concert at Oakham House.

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, Music, Performance Arts