Articles by: Ryersonian Staff

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
Lady wrestlers at the Island Rumble on Sept. 9, 2016.

Wrestling Sexism on Toronto Island

Wrestling Sexism on Toronto Island These women chokeslam negative stereotypes in the world of professional wrestling. Posted by The Ryersonian on Dienstag, 13. September 2016   By Mike Hutchinson & Jacob Cohen Bright lights, rainbows, professional wrestling and dildos. Managers dressed as giant phalluses, announcers cracking jokes and a crowd whooping and cheering as if it was the holy grail of […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features
September 14, 2016 Issue

September 14, 2016 Issue

by Ryersonian Staff· · Digital Archive
Lillian Greenblatt  (Ryersonian Archive)

Ryerson needs to stick to its promises when it comes to mental health

A study released last week found that one-fifth of Canadian teenagers have seriously considered suicide in the last year. It was a grim reminder of the depth of mental health concerns affecting young people, particularly as thousands of new undergraduate students stepped foot onto Ryerson’s campus. The university’s inability to provide adequate mental health support to all the students in […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
(Nike Theodorakidis and Josh Beneteau/Ryersonian Staff)

VIDEO: Ivan Joseph talks the future of Rams sports

By Chris Thomson, Nik Theodorakidis, Josh Beneteau and Deven Knill Another year of basketball, hockey and many more sports has come to a close at Ryerson. The Rams finished the year with five Final Four appearances, three OUA medals and two CIS medals, making 2015-16 one of the most successful in Ryerson athletics history. The Ryersonian’s Chris Thomson sat down […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Sports, students
Interactive: Security threats on campus mapped

Interactive: Security threats on campus mapped

The Ryersonian took data from the published security alerts collected from the last two years to break down figures that stand out.

April 2016

An exclusive look at revenge porn and sexting

Following a panel on revenge porn and sexting hosted by the Ryerson School of Journalism and the Centre for Free Expression, a student spoke to The Ryersonian about her experiences as a target of sexting abuse.

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 50

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 50

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: April 14, 2016 : RU President Lachemi on TVO’s The Agenda, Interview with Men’s Issues Group,and Sports Updates

RyersonianTV: April 14, 2016 : RU President Lachemi on TVO’s The Agenda, Interview with Men’s Issues Group,and Sports Updates

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

April 13, 2016 Issue

April 13, 2016 Issue

by Ryersonian Staff· · Digital Archive
Men’s issues group execs on serving the RSU

Men’s issues group execs on serving the RSU

After serving the RSU with an application for judicial review of their decision to deny club status to the Men’s Issues Awareness Society earlier this year, MIAS president Kevin Arriola and social media executive Alex Godlewski sat down with The Ryersonian to explain their side of the year-long saga.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Videos
RyersonianTV: April 13, 2016 : Ryersonian Paper Review, Rye Students’ Note-Taking Habits, and What’s Trending?

RyersonianTV: April 13, 2016 : Ryersonian Paper Review, Rye Students’ Note-Taking Habits, and What’s Trending?

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

Robert Cribb, the Toronto Star's lead investigator for the Panama Papers series and Ryerson journalism instructor, stopped in to the Ryersonian newsroom to explain what has happened in the investigation so far. (Dylan Bell/Ryersonian Staff)

Panama Papers shows the value of newsrooms

Four hundred journalists from 109 media organizations in more than 80 countries working together in 25 different languages to crack open the biggest data leak in history. Now say again that journalism’s a dying industry? The leak of about 11.5 million documents from a Panamanian law firm specializing in anonymous offshore companies shook the world with its big reveals of […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
(Courtesy of Beatrice Murch/Creative Commons

Ryerson gets thrifty at clothing swap

By Saheel Shah Despite the never-ending winter weather, spring has technically begun and some Ryerson students are purging their closets for a shopping spree that won’t cost them any money. Clothing Swap, an event hosted by the Environment Urban Sustainability Student Association (EUSSA), promotes environmental sustainability through repurposing clothes, but some students are taking advantage of the event for financial […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Fashion, students
RyersonianTV: April 8, 2016 : Finance Minister visits Ryerson, NHL Playoff Preview, and #RUWalks Instagram Meetup

RyersonianTV: April 8, 2016 : Finance Minister visits Ryerson, NHL Playoff Preview, and #RUWalks Instagram Meetup

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 49

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 49

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
(Courtesy Maclean's Magazine via Twitter)

OPINION: Marie Henein is not setting women back

By Jacqueline Tucci and Arianna Ongaro With a polished designer blazer and the click of her red-bottom stilettos, she commands the courtroom without even saying a word. Her sharp instincts and brazen cross-examination techniques have made her an influential figure in the Canadian legal community. She built one of Toronto’s top law firms. She does this all while balancing a life […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
RyersonianTV: April 7, 2016 : New Regulations for Taxis and Uber Drivers, Interview with Robert Cribb regarding Panama Papers, and Movie Review

RyersonianTV: April 7, 2016 : New Regulations for Taxis and Uber Drivers, Interview with Robert Cribb regarding Panama Papers, and Movie Review

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

RyersonianTV: April 6, 2016 : Black Lives Matter Toronto Controversies, RRJ Facing Backlash, and Ryerson Sunshine List

RyersonianTV: April 6, 2016 : Black Lives Matter Toronto Controversies, RRJ Facing Backlash, and Ryerson Sunshine List

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

April 6, 2016 Issue

April 6, 2016 Issue

by Ryersonian Staff· · Digital Archive
(Samantha Tapp/Ryersonian Staff)

Fashion capstone project focuses on mental health

By Sarah Amormino “Believe in what you’re doing. Take a risk worth taking. Go make it happen.” That’s Sara Kelly’s motto. Kelly, a fourth-year fashion student, is currently working on her final capstone project, and her passion for mental health awareness is what fuels it. The project, which will be on display this weekend at the Student Learning Centre as part […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Fashion
(Courtesy Sara Long/Creative Commons

Sunshine List reveals gender disparity at Ryerson

By Emily Stachera and Rebecca Goss Despite the efforts of Ryerson’s Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) to create gender parity, the Sunshine List for 2015 showed that only 24 women were among the 153 faculty members who earn over $100,000. Tom Duever, dean of FEAS, said that they are “keenly aware” of this gender gap and actively encourage […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
(Maggie Macintosh/Ryersonian Staff)

Ketchup conflict comes to Ryerson

By Maggie Macintosh As French’s ketchup continues to sell out in Ontario grocery stores, Ryerson’s student-owned restaurants are making the switch from Heinz. The decision to switch brands at the Ram in the Rye and Oakham Café was made in mid-March. The student pub is already serving some French’s bottles. “There’s always been a real interest here to locally source […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 48

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 48

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.

RyersonianTV: April 1, 2016 : OSAP Mishap Coverage, Ryersonian’s #thesoylentproject Updates, and Polar Vortex Coming Up

RyersonianTV: April 1, 2016 : OSAP Mishap Coverage, Ryersonian’s #thesoylentproject Updates, and Polar Vortex Coming Up

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

Torontonians walked in procession with the Ford family to mourn the death of former mayor Rob Ford on Wednesday. (Alexia Kapralos/Ryersonian Staff)

PHOTOS: The Rob Ford funeral procession

Toronto mourned the death of former mayor Rob Ford on March 31 as hundreds came out in support of the Ford family and to walk in the funeral procession. The procession went from city hall, where Ford’s body had been lying in repose since March 28, to St. James Cathedral.  

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Ward 27
RyersonianTV: March 31, 2016 : PM Trudeau visits Washington for Nuclear Security Summit, Breaking News about New Ryerson President, and What’s Trending?

RyersonianTV: March 31, 2016 : PM Trudeau visits Washington for Nuclear Security Summit, Breaking News about New Ryerson President, and What’s Trending?

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

RyersonianTV: March 30, 2016: Rob Ford’s Funeral, Black Lives Matter Updates, and Marco Muzzo Sentencing

RyersonianTV: March 30, 2016: Rob Ford’s Funeral, Black Lives Matter Updates, and Marco Muzzo Sentencing

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

March 30, 2016 Issue

March 30, 2016 Issue

by Ryersonian Staff· · Digital Archive
(Courtesy Philosophy Talk)

Liberal arts grads are not all doomed

By Rahaf Khalil With three weeks left before exams, summer is quickly approaching. For most, this time is a source of happiness as we collectively scramble to meet deadlines for assignments and review (or cram) our course material before finals. For others — myself included — it is also a time of anxiety and a great deal of self-doubt. In […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion