Articles by: Ryersonian Staff

The Canadian Intern Rights Guide, published by the Canadian Intern Association launched last week at Ryerson(Courtesy NYPhotographic)

Intern’s rights matter too

The discussion surrounding unpaid internships is no stranger to controversy. In February, the federal government proposed changes to the Canadian Labour Code that would allow for four-month unpaid internships in federally regulated sectors like banking and telecommunications. Also in June, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne set a goal of funding more placements so that every student completes at least one experiential […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, jobs, Off Campus, Opinion, students
RyersonianTV: November 18, 2016 – teenager MPP, Trump picks cabinet, China’s space mission

RyersonianTV: November 18, 2016 – teenager MPP, Trump picks cabinet, China’s space mission

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

RyersonianTV: November 16, 2016 – Trudeau in Cuba, Oklahoma airport shooting, camping for Syrian refuges

RyersonianTV: November 16, 2016 – Trudeau in Cuba, Oklahoma airport shooting, camping for Syrian refuges

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by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion
(Courtesy Sacha Chua via Flickr, edited)

A post-election guide to self-care

The past week has left many of us feeling like we’ve reached the end of the world. Election night and the days following saw many teary eyes, puffy faces and migraines. We have entered a state of “schockstarre,” which is the German word for a feeling of paralyzing shock. A feeling of helplessness has swept over North America like a bad […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion, Politics, students
RyersonianTV: November 11, 2016 – Remembrance Day, anti-Trump protests in the U.S. and the death of a Canadian legend

RyersonianTV: November 11, 2016 – Remembrance Day, anti-Trump protests in the U.S. and the death of a Canadian legend

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

RyersonianTV: November 9, 2016 – Extended coverage on the U.S. election

RyersonianTV: November 9, 2016 – Extended coverage on the U.S. election

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

(Courtesy Lydia Brooks via Flickr)

Coffee is becoming an endangered species

The report is in: climate change is definitely a millennial issue. A recent report released by The Climate Institute, an independent research group in Australia, found that climate change, “is projected to cut the global area suitable for coffee production by as much as 50 per cent by 2050.” That means 50 per cent fewer flat whites and peppermint mocha […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
RyersonianTV: November 4, 2016 – More jobs in Canada affecting students, Students talk U.S election, Social Justice week wrap-up

RyersonianTV: November 4, 2016 – More jobs in Canada affecting students, Students talk U.S election, Social Justice week wrap-up

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

Lexington, KY, United States - October 5, 2016: Bobblehead dolls of 2016 presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are pictured in front of an American flag.  Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off as Republican and Democratic candidates during their 2016 bid for the title of President of the United States.  Produced by Royal Bobbles, these realistic figures have become popular preceding the November 8th election.

Ryerson Students: Hilary or Trump?

By Jacqueline McKay, Alex Tsui, Amira Zubairi Ryersonian reporter Jacqueline McKay goes to the SLC to asks students who they would vote for and why, if they could vote in next week US election. Here is what some students had to say.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Students studying in the SLC. (Danielle Lee)

Procrastination? No Problem

By: Danielle Lee and Amira Zubairi With only one month left of the semester, students are feeling the pressure of upcoming deadlines. If you haven’t started that assignment due next week, now’s a perfect time. Tonight, Ryerson Library and Student Learning Centre are joining force to host the annual Long Night Against Procrastination, an all-night study marathon held at the SLC. […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, News
Toronto vine star mourns the loss of the app

Toronto vine star mourns the loss of the app

Ryersonian reporter Esther Lee talks to Toronto Vine star Kurtis Conner about the death of the app.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
RyersonianTV: November 2, 2016 – Ryerson student killed in car crash, Fight the fees protest, U.S. election update

RyersonianTV: November 2, 2016 – Ryerson student killed in car crash, Fight the fees protest, U.S. election update

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

RyersonianTV: October 28, 2016 – Car crash in Don river, Calais camp in flames and a Trumped up Halloween

RyersonianTV: October 28, 2016 – Car crash in Don river, Calais camp in flames and a Trumped up Halloween

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

The new RSU sign (Arthur White/Ryersonian Staff).

Events to look for at social justice week

By Ebyan Abdigir and Jacqueline McKay  Ryerson welcomes its sixth annual Social Justice Week. This a look of some of the events in the week ahead.  Monday (Oct. 31) Every year, Social Justice Week kicks off with the first day dedicated to Indigenous justice. Starting at 10 a.m. to noon, there will be a special panel talking about the recommendations […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
RyersonianTV: October 26, 2016 – Nurse charged with murder, Iraq fights to reclaim mosul and an interview with a Ryerson student that got ticketed on Parliament Hill

RyersonianTV: October 26, 2016 – Nurse charged with murder, Iraq fights to reclaim mosul and an interview with a Ryerson student that got ticketed on Parliament Hill

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

RyersonianTV: October 21, 2016

RyersonianTV: October 21, 2016

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Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 55

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 55

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
The RSU's orientation week concert featuring French Montana was a preview for 6Fest. (Josephine Tse)

VIDEO: RSU president Obaid Ullah talks 6 Fest reaction

The Ryersonian‘s Jacob Cohen sat down with Obaid Ullah, president of the Ryerson Students’ Union, to talk about the mixed reactions to 6 Fest.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, RyersonianTV, Videos
Graham Brown, CEO of CIS, speaks at the organization's major announcment at Real Sports on Thursday. (Photo: James Tozer)

CIS rebrands itself as U Sports

By Connor Hewson and James Tozer U Sports is the new name and brand of university sport in Canada, the organization’s CEO, Graham Brown, announced at a downtown Toronto press conference today. U Sports replaces Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) as the governing body of university sport in Canada. The CIS name and brand had been in place since 2001. The […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Sports
The Ryerson Theatre School will soon be moving from its current 44 Gerrard St. location. (Aengus Mulroney / Ryersonian Staff)

Community should be top priority for universities

The Ryerson Theatre School building has performed its final act. As of last week, 44 Gerrard St. is no longer the place for students to study theatre, dance and production. Instead, it is getting transformed into the Centre for Urban Innovation, which will house various research groups, such as Ryerson Urban Water, the Centre for Urban Energy, the Data Science […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
RyersonianTV: October 19, 2016: Final U.S. debate, 6 Fest, Jays in the playoffs

RyersonianTV: October 19, 2016: Final U.S. debate, 6 Fest, Jays in the playoffs

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

Explore the city this weekend and over reading week. (Courtesy of Michael Gil via Flickr Creative Commons)

10 things to do this long weekend and reading week (Oct. 7-16)

By Kelsey Adams and Mallory Warren 1. Glow Sword Battle Toronto Check us out on Narcity! https://t.co/sVJyNj6diU — Newmindspace (@newmindspace) October 5, 2016 Do you love Star Wars? Join in on the ultimate Jedi battle this weekend. Purchase a lightsaber and get in on the glowing action for Glow Sword Battle Toronto. Location: Nathan Phillips Square Date: Oct. 8 Time: 8-11 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life
RyersonianTV: October 7, 2016: RCMP under the spotlight, Hurricane Matthew, 6 Fest

RyersonianTV: October 7, 2016: RCMP under the spotlight, Hurricane Matthew, 6 Fest

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 54

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 54

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
RyersonianTV: October 5, 2016: Gould St. project, Jays off to Texas, Sisters in Spirit vigil

RyersonianTV: October 5, 2016: Gould St. project, Jays off to Texas, Sisters in Spirit vigil

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

Everyone deserves to be called what they want to be called. (Susana Gómez Baez)

Gender identity is a matter of basic respect

During the 57-minute rant, the professor, Jordan Peterson, repeatedly starts his sentences with “I’m scared.” On this point alone, we agree. Even at Ryerson, we are scared, too. As students, we’re scared that a professor could be so ill-informed about the extensive literature that explores gender identity and expression. We’re scared that the same professor teaches an undergraduate course in […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial
Ryerson's Dragon Boat Club (Courtesy Nick Fan)

LISTEN: Rye’s Dragon Boat Club at their final 2016 regatta

By Madonna Dennis It’s sync or swim in this water sport that may soon be part of the Olympics. Dragon boat racing has 20 paddlers working in unison in one long boat. Reporter Madonna Dennis was at Ryerson Dragon Boat Club’s final regatta of the 2016 season on Sept. 24. Listen as she asks two paddlers, new and old, about what […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
RyersonianTV: September 30, 2016: Ryerson gets funding, Hoodfar returns home, electoral reform

RyersonianTV: September 30, 2016: Ryerson gets funding, Hoodfar returns home, electoral reform

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 53

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 53

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
Science Discovery Zone to get new home thanks to gov’t funding

Science Discovery Zone to get new home thanks to gov’t funding

By Isabelle Docto and Robyn Fiorda Ryerson’s new Science Discovery Zone (SDZ) will have a new home in the Centre for Urban Innovation (CUI) thanks to today’s provincial and federal funding announcement. Bill Morneau, Canada’s minister of finance, announced today that Ryerson will receive more than $30 million of federal infrastructure funding. Another $4.7 million will come from the province. […]

Financial Minister Bill Morneau announced funding for Ryerson on Thursday. (Isabelle Docto)

$36.6 million of federal and provincial funding for Ryerson

Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced this afternoon that Ryerson will receive more than $30 million of federal infrastructure funding. MPP for Trinity-Spadina Han Dong also announced that Ryerson will receive an additional $4.7 million from the province bringing the total to $36.6 million. The announcement was made Thursday afternoon at Ryerson’s Launch Zone as part of the government’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
(Courtesy of Kenneth Lu via Flickr Creative Commons)

Jewish students need kosher food options

Since 2014, Ryerson has offered halal lunch and dinner options daily at two campus locations: the International Living/Learning Centre and the Pitman Dining Hall. Halal options first became available on campus in 2013 and Ryerson Eats has consulted closely with the Muslim Students’ Association to improve the halal food options available to Ryerson community members. Together they have made great […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, News, Opinion
UPDATED: Safe spaces and the media

UPDATED: Safe spaces and the media

The Ryersonian’s David Greenberg and Patricia Karounos wrote opposing op-eds on whether or not media should be permitted in safe spaces. David Greenberg: On Monday, Ryerson University held an open meeting to revise its new sexual violence policy.  Students were given the opportunity to provide feedback and engage in discussions on how to improve the year-old policy. All Ryerson students […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion
Spadina Rd. is just one of the streets in the city that now has street signs featuring indigenous names. (Kayla Goodfield)

News in brief: Minimum wage, street signs, and VP university relations

By Kayla Kuefler, Samantha Relich and Brittany Spencer New toys for graphic communications management Ryerson’s School of Graphic Communications Management has received a new, high-tech toy. The flexo plate imager, donated by Esko, will allow students to continue to hone their skills in flexographic platemaking — which is used widely in packaging design. The new printer also gives Ryerson students […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Space on campus bike racks is often limited. (Kemeisha McDonald)

Spike in bike thefts last year on campus

By Avery Friedlander Last year’s data on bike thefts on campus may mean Ryerson cyclists have more to worry about than bad weather and angry drivers. During the last academic year, 42 bicycles were reported stolen on campus, according to Ryerson’s security, known as Integrated Risk Management (IRM). That’s more than double the number of thefts reported the previous year. […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Security
Mohamed Lachemi shares vision for Ryerson, thoughts on Drake

Mohamed Lachemi shares vision for Ryerson, thoughts on Drake

By Brittany Spencer and Samantha Relich As his official installation as president of Ryerson University approaches, the Ryersonian sat down with Mohamed Lachemi to discuss his vision for the university at the outset of his five-year term. Q: You’ve witnessed and created a lot of change during your 18 years at Ryerson — what are you are most proud of? […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Kieran Delamont

Don’t do what I did: My journey through Toronto’s housing market

By Kieran Delamont The problem with the rental market, and what makes young people vulnerable to poor conditions, overpayment and scams, is that it runs on risk-taking and sacrifice as a form of currency. It shouldn’t be virtually necessary to give up basic privacy to live affordably. It shouldn’t be virtually necessary to view living in the city, and being […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion, Voices
RyersonianTV: September 23, 2016: Thunder Bay Police, Trudeau under fire, Hockey World Cup

RyersonianTV: September 23, 2016: Thunder Bay Police, Trudeau under fire, Hockey World Cup

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 52

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 52

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
RyersonianTV: September 21, 2016: Potential privacy breach, CFS-RSU debate and Trudeau at the UN

RyersonianTV: September 21, 2016: Potential privacy breach, CFS-RSU debate and Trudeau at the UN

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

The CFS and RSU debated some of the reformed issues last month. (Kevin Siazon)

VIDEO: Debate between RSU and CFS

Ryersonian TV’s David Greenberg hosts a discussion about the value of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). On this panel: Rajean Hoilett, ex-RSU president and current chairperson of the CFS-O Victoria Morton, RSU vice president of education

September 21, 2016 Issue

September 21, 2016 Issue

by Ryersonian Staff· · Digital Archive
Materials from a workshop promoting consent culture. (Ryersonian Archives)

Ryerson students need to help shape sexual assault policy

On Sept. 26, Ryerson students have the chance to provide feedback on the university’s Sexual Violence Policy, a little more than a year after its implementation. The open meeting is one of two, two-hour sessions being hosted by Heather Lane Vetere, vice-provost of students, and Farrah Khan, co-ordinator of the Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education (OSVSE). The second […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
RSU report ‘inaccurate’ CFS alleges

RSU report ‘inaccurate’ CFS alleges

By: Samantha Relich and Anna-Kaye Evans There are “gross inconsistencies” and “inaccurate information” in the report released by the RSU on its relationship with the CFS, said Rajean Hoilett, former RSU president and chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students – Ontario. Hoilett slammed the report at a debate with Victoria Morton, RSU vice-president education, at the Ryersonian yesterday. The […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
A man was stabbed multiple times inside Toronto Eaton Centre. (Isabelle Docto)

Updated: Man stabbed multiple times inside Eaton Centre

A man is in serious condition after being stabbed multiple times inside the Eaton Centre, near Yonge Street and Queen Street on Tuesday afternoon. Toronto police were called to the scene at 2:19 p.m. A TPS spokesperson confirmed to the Ryersonian that one man was arrested outside the Eaton Centre. Police are on the scene investigating. The victim has been transported […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 51

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 51

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
Wendy Cukier (Ryersonian Archive)

In brief: Wendy Cukier will return to Ryerson next fall

By Robyn Fiorda & Shaian Martin Ryerson’s former vice-president of research and innovation is due to return to the university following the cancellation of her appointment as the first female president at Brock University. Wendy Cukier will return as a faculty member at the Ted Rogers School of Management in September of 2017. Cukier is currently on post-administrative leave from […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Akindi App, Photo by Kevin Siazon

In brief: Akindi launches new grading app for professors

By Robyn Fiorda & Shaian Martin DMZ-based startup Akindi partnered with Toronto company Tiny Hearts this summer to launch a mobile app that gives professors an easier way to grade exams. The app is an extension of Akindi’s Scantron-alternative system. “It helps instructors not only access their grades on their phone, but they can actually generate the bubble sheets from […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Business, DMZ, entrepreneurship, News
Courtesy of UBC Learning Commons via Flickr Creative Commons

In brief: Mental health affects students’ academics, says health report

By Robyn Fiorda & Shaian Martin The start of a new semester can be an exciting time for many students. However, stress and anxiety are among top factors affecting university students’ academic performance. According to a 2016 National College Health Assessment by the Canadian Association of Universities and Colleges, stress and anxiety are among top factors affecting university students’ academic […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News