Articles by: Samantha Fernandes

The case for online gaming

The case for online gaming

Three years ago, Ramona Pringle’s life seemed like one big downward spiral. She had just moved back to Toronto after living in New York City as a successful interactive producer on Frontline’s Digital Nation on PBS. Her mother was sick. Her boyfriend had just broken up with her. Sad and lonely, she found solace in the most unlikely of places […]

Protest-turned-party celebrates social justice

Protest-turned-party celebrates social justice

Text and reporting: Samantha Fernandes Camera: Chantale Dahmer It’s not often that a protest turns into a party, but that’s what happened when Ryerson’s third annual Social Justice Week kicked-off on Monday. A rally to protest for the release of Toronto filmmaker John Greyson and emergency ward doctor Tarek Loubani transformed into a victory rally after the Canadians were released […]

by Samantha Fernandes· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
UPDATED: Toronto health authorities want smokers to butt out

UPDATED: Toronto health authorities want smokers to butt out

It might be time for Toronto smokers to butt out. Toronto’s Board of Health voted Monday to endorse a proposal to ban smoking in many outdoor spaces, such as parks, patios and entrances to public buildings. Ryerson already has a ban on smoking within a nine-metre radius of all campus buildings, but the rule is not easy to enforce. Campus […]

by Samantha Fernandes· · News, Off Campus
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 3

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 3

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press. News round-up: Ryerson prof has a new tech invention B.C. introduces free online text books Ryerson food bank New education minister in N.B. Motorcycle parking Men […]

Sonny Assu’s The Happiest Future (Courtesy Ryerson Image Centre)

Indigenous art celebrated at Ryerson Image Centre

Video: Sam Fernandes Text: May Warren Sonny Assu vividly remembers his grandmother telling the story about how excited she was to start her first day of high school. But that day turned ugly almost immediately. “A boy left a bar of soap on her desk, pretty much just saying, you’re a dirty Indian,” said Assu at a media preview of […]

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