Articles by: Ryersonian Staff

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INTERACTIVE: How tech is making its way into Canadian classrooms

When Debora Rubin was a child, she learned to read and write using a pen and paper, passing stories back and forth amongst her friends. Today, she has created a web-based app for tech-savvy kids to do the same. Ping Pong Story, a creative application where children, parents and teachers can create and share stories together in an online community, […]

Justin Trudeau received a tour of the DMZ last Wednesday.
Yasmin Jaswal

The DMZ Revolution

When the 2013 federal budget was announced by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, it had Ryerson’s president, Sheldon Levy very pleased.  The budget put aside $60 million for incubators to help young entrepreneurs. Levy has been promoting the need for young entrepreneurs since the launch of the Digital Media Zone (DMZ) in April 2010.  To the uninitiated, the DMZ is a […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Business
Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer has an estimated worth of $300 million
Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons

Business is business; get over it

Feminism is still not where it should be. “Feminists” are quick to judge women in power. I say this because Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo Inc., recently announced a ban on work-from-home benefits for her employees. She’s since been criticized by women everywhere. Most have rebuked the 37-year-old, saying the ban makes life harder for working mothers, who will  no […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Business, Opinion
The Global Dialogue – Episode 3

The Global Dialogue – Episode 3

The Global Dialogue is a series of discussions about news and events shaking the world, hosted by Marwa Siam-Abdou and Trinh Theresa Do. This week’s episode sheds lights on the ongoing Arab Spring and post-revolution elections and features an interview with Canadian Arab Federation representative Walied Khogali.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio
The Global Dialogue – Episode 2

The Global Dialogue – Episode 2

The Global Dialogue is a series of discussions about news and events shaking the world, hosted by Marwa Siam-Abdou and Trinh Theresa Do. This week’s talk is on International Development Week and features an interview with International Cooperation Minister, Julian Fantino, on Canada’s aid to Haiti.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio
Maple Leaf Gardens gets historical nod from ESPN

Maple Leaf Gardens gets historical nod from ESPN

Maple Leaf Gardens, now Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) has been ranked tenth this week on ESPN’s Top 10 most historic North American stadiums. “This is an exciting time for us. We are busy, but busy in a good way. This recent announcement from ESPN helps to put us up on the map,” said Keith Baulk, general manager at the MAC. “It […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Reid lunges for the birdie at the OUA Badminton Championships two weeks ago.

Ryerson Ram Dayvon Reid ready for badminton nationals after battling injury

Dayvon Reid is nursing leg injuries, studying for exams, and on top of that, heading to the Canadian University Badminton Championships in Montreal in three days. “I haven’t really checked in with my doctor,” said Reid about whether he’ll be ready to play competitive badminton on March 23. “I also have assignments and a midterm coming up; I haven’t even […]

The Global Dialogue – Episode 1

The Global Dialogue – Episode 1

Global Dialogue is a series of discussions about global news and events. This week’s discussion sheds light on the New Delhi gang rape trial and features an interview with Professor Parveen Gill, one of the organizers of the Toronto silent protest.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio
Ryersonian Webcast for March 6, 2013

Ryersonian Webcast for March 6, 2013

Recording of a live webcast, produced by Ryerson School of Journalism’s Masthead class.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, RyersonianTV, Videos, Webcasts
Ryersonian Webcast for February 25, 2013

Ryersonian Webcast for February 25, 2013

Recording of a live webcast, produced by Ryerson School of Journalism’s Masthead class.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, RyersonianTV, Videos, Webcasts
Ryersonian Webcast for February 13, 2013

Ryersonian Webcast for February 13, 2013

Recording of a live webcast, produced by Ryerson School of Journalism’s Masthead class.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, RyersonianTV, Videos, Webcasts
Ryersonian Webcast for March 7, 2013

Ryersonian Webcast for March 7, 2013

Recording of a live webcast, produced by Ryerson School of Journalism’s Masthead class.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, RyersonianTV, Videos, Webcasts
The Ryersonian’s top news stories of 2012-13

The Ryersonian’s top news stories of 2012-13

By Ché Perreira and Dillon Lobo A recap of the most significant stories that we covered this year. 1.  In September, six women reported being sexually assaulted on campus since the beginning of the school year. But after the Take Back the Block party on Sept. 17, the incidents declined. The block party followed the international Take Back the Night […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Ryersonian Webcast for March 11, 2013

Ryersonian Webcast for March 11, 2013

Recording of a live webcast, produced by Ryerson School of Journalism’s Masthead class.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, RyersonianTV, Videos, Webcasts
Ryersonian Webcast for March 13, 2013

Ryersonian Webcast for March 13, 2013

Recording of a live webcast, produced by Ryerson School of Journalism’s Masthead class.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, RyersonianTV, Videos, Webcasts
Ryersonian Webcast for March 18, 3013

Ryersonian Webcast for March 18, 3013

Recording of a live webcast, produced by Ryerson School of Journalism’s Masthead class.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, RyersonianTV, Videos, Webcasts
Ryersonian Webcast for March 25, 2013

Ryersonian Webcast for March 25, 2013

Recording of a live webcast, produced by the Ryerson School of Journalism’s Masthead class.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, RyersonianTV, Videos, Webcasts
Ryersonian Webcast for April 8, 2013

Ryersonian Webcast for April 8, 2013

Recording of a live webcast, produced by Ryerson School of Journalism’s Masthead class.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, RyersonianTV, Videos, Webcasts
Ryersonian webcast for April 1, 2013

Ryersonian webcast for April 1, 2013

Recording of a live webcast, produced by Ryerson School of Journalism’s masthead class.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, RyersonianTV, Videos, Webcasts
WATCH: Topshop Spring Trends

WATCH: Topshop Spring Trends

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Videos
Unlocking the Unexpected: A review of New Voices 2013

Unlocking the Unexpected: A review of New Voices 2013

The stage lights rise and the play begins. A mentally ill mother returns to her family home, which she has left two year ago. She becomes overwhelmed by the sight of her husband and decides to lock herself in the bathroom. Now is when things begin to take a strange turn. The mother’s 23-year-old son reunites with her in the […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Theatre
Barbeque, burgers and fries: the perfect summer meal

Student survival recipe: summer edition

Makes 2-3 servings Ingredients: 1 kg (1 pkg.) ground turkey 1 pkg. bacon 3 tbsp Vegeta or salt Black pepper to taste 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1 egg 2 tomatoes diced 1/2 diced red onion 1/2 jalapeño 1 ripe avocado 1/2 of the juice of a lemon 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 4-6 slices light rye bread Goat cheese to taste […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Food
Students attempt to kickstart projects online

Students attempt to kickstart projects online

Up to $557 million has been pledged to fund creative projects on Kickstarter.com since 2009. Veronica Mars writer Rob Thomas and lead actress Kristen Bell used the website and managed to raise $2 million in pledges to help create a movie based on the teen drama television series. But it’s not just big name Hollywood stars that are using Kickstarter.com, […]

RyersonianTV Midday for March 27, 2013

RyersonianTV Midday for March 27, 2013

This program is produced by the School of Journalism’s Masthead class.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
Tuition hikes, but free pizza

Tuition hikes, but free pizza

Exams, completing the university budget and the government were just some of the reasons why yesterday’s demonstration never really took off, despite the cause of the event which is worrisome to most students–rising tuition. Thursday’s Rally for Lower Tuition Fees, organized by Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU), which prompted two bicycle cops to do a ride-by, seemed more of a celebration […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Uncategorized

RSU members say no to limiting political stances

Ryerson students seem to not care about campus politics. This year’s Ryerson Students’ Union election had an 11 per cent voter turnout rate, and it’s not unusual for meetings to not make quorum. But last Wednesday, a motion put forward not only got students to show up to the spring annual general meeting, but also to heatedly debate the topic. […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Mass Exodus celebrates 25 years

Mass Exodus celebrates 25 years

Over 250 models have been cast to walk the 150-foot runway at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) for this year’s Mass Exodus fashion show, marking the show’s 25th anniversary. It has come a long way since the first student show — or exhibit rather — in 1988, which was housed in an empty warehouse off Queen Street. This year’s Mass […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Journalism degree often worthless

Journalism degree often worthless

I’ll never forget my first week of journalism school. I was told three things: there are no jobs in the industry, freelance is the only secure option, and marry rich because the pay sucks. Any sane person would have veered away from the program. But my peers and I are still here. Ryerson’s journalism program is one of the best […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial Cartoon, Opinion
Learning experience or free labour

Learning experience or free labour

In an economy where few things are free and time is money, many businesses and corporations are finding free labour by taking on undergraduate and graduate interns, instead of co-op students. Ryerson and other Ontario universities offer these unpaid internships and work placements to students in a variety of programs, and the Employment Standards Act (ESA) allows companies to not […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features
INTERACTIVE: Students could pay a price for Toronto casino

INTERACTIVE: Students could pay a price for Toronto casino

He never thought he would become addicted. At 18, Jason Applebaum knew of gambling addition, but like most youth, thought he was invincible. “[Young people] don’t get all the information before they start gambling,” says Applebaum. “I thought I knew everything.” Applebaum, 34, is a recovering gambling-addict. At the height of his addiction he gambled $500 to $1,000 a day. […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features, Interactives
Professionals dish on career advice for new graduates

Professionals dish on career advice for new graduates

With graduation nearing, Ryerson students in their final year of their undergrad are looking for ways to jumpstart their career and land that dream job. In that context, several well-established individuals in various industries say that starting a career is not as simple as graduating one day and working your dream job the next: (Courtesy CTV Broadcasting Team) James Duthie […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features
Will the Mattamy Athletic Centre ever make back the cash?

Will the Mattamy Athletic Centre ever make back the cash?

Though its priority is to tend to the university and its students, the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) has been generating revenue from third-party sources to help speed up the process of breaking even. In the seven months since its August opening, the MAC has generated about $1.2 million in gross revenue. “We have had a lot of events held here […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Rams Athletics, Sports
RyersonianTV This Week for April 5, 2013

RyersonianTV This Week for April 5, 2013

  This program is produced by the School of Journalism’s Masthead class.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
RyersonianTV Midday Update for April 3, 2013

RyersonianTV Midday Update for April 3, 2013

  This program is produced by the School of Journalism’s Masthead class.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
RyersonianTV Midday Update for April 2, 2013

RyersonianTV Midday Update for April 2, 2013

  This program is produced by the School of Journalism’s Masthead class.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
Graduating Rams reflect on their Ryerson legacy

Graduating Rams reflect on their Ryerson legacy

    Michael Paolo – electrical engineering It’s Ryerson Rams’ hockey player Michael Paolo’s fifth and final year and his graduation may signify a permanent storage of his skates. “Currently I don’t have any plans of continuing my hockey career,” he says. “I have played hockey for 22 years of my life and I think it’s time to close that […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Ryerson curling: The forgotten past

Ryerson curling: The forgotten past

Like most competitive curlers, life got in the way for Bradley Sumner. A successful career in financial planning, getting married, having kids — all things that lead even the top curlers to walk away today. He could have continued for the fun of it, but he wasn’t interested in the camaraderie.  If he couldn’t put the time in, it wasn’t […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Curling, Sports
Ryerson and York met last week to launch the new partnership.
Courtesy Ryerson Today

Ryerson jumps into BEd with York

Beginning next year, students from Ryerson University’s school of early childhood studies (ECS) will be able to graduate with two degrees from two universities. Ryerson and York University have teamed up to offer 45 students in the ECS program both a bachelor of arts (BA) degree and a bachelor of education degree (BEd) over the course of five years. Students […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Some say posting too much personal information on social media can affect your career.Photo-illustration Nicole Witkowski

How social media can damage your career

As classes wind down this week, many students and new graduates will use social media to find work. And although this networking tool can help you land a job, experts warn it can devastate a career before it even begins. Mark Patterson is a business development adviser at Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone. He’s a social media expert who knows all […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
LIVE BLOG: Protesters disrupt U of T men’s issues event

LIVE BLOG: Protesters disrupt U of T men’s issues event

Emotions flare between protesters and men’s issues awareness groups at a U of T event.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
March 27, 2013 Issue

March 27, 2013 Issue

by Ryersonian Staff· · Digital Archive
March 20, 2013 Issue

March 20, 2013 Issue

by Ryersonian Staff· · Digital Archive
March 13, 2013 Issue

March 13, 2013 Issue

by Ryersonian Staff· · Digital Archive
March 6, 2013 Issue

March 6, 2013 Issue

by Ryersonian Staff· · Digital Archive
February 27, 2013 Issue

February 27, 2013 Issue

by Ryersonian Staff· · Digital Archive
February 13, 2013 Issue

February 13, 2013 Issue

by Ryersonian Staff· · Digital Archive
January 30, 2013 Issue

January 30, 2013 Issue

by Ryersonian Staff· · Digital Archive
January 23, 2013 Issue

January 23, 2013 Issue

by Ryersonian Staff· · Digital Archive