Articles by: Sarah Cunningham-Scharf

BoG suggests Ryerson improve cybersecurity

BoG suggests Ryerson improve cybersecurity

In 2016, the University of Calgary paid $20,000 to ransomware hackers and Ryerson suffered two ransomware attacks. Ryerson didn’t have to pay the hackers any money, but the school may not be as lucky in the future. Brian Lesser, Ryerson’s chief information officer (CIO), submitted a report at the Jan. 31 Board of Governors (BoG) meeting suggesting that Ryerson needs […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · News, On Campus
Legal Innovation Zone gets $50k grant

Legal Innovation Zone gets $50k grant

The Legal Innovation Zone at Ryerson received a $50,000 grant from the Law Foundation of Ontario to research how technology innovation can give young people better access to the Canadian justice system. “We invited a call for applications and the Ryerson Legal Innovation Zone submitted an application which we approved. It has a reputation for doing cutting-edge work looking at […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · News, On Campus
Ryerson hosts two sports conferences

Ryerson hosts two sports conferences

On two weekends in February, Ryerson hosted two conferences about the sports business industry, providing students with the opportunity to learn about careers in an increasingly popular Canadian industry. On Feb. 11, seven students in their final year of the RTA School of media program hosted WiSE Talk at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC). Then, from Feb. 17 to 19, […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · Sports
Voter turnout surges for RSU elections this year

Voter turnout surges for RSU elections this year

Voter turnout surged during this year’s Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) election, and some candidates credit different campaign tactics. Total turnout varied among the various executive committee positions. The total votes for the president of the RSU increased by 73.6 per cent, vice-president education by 72.4 per cent, vice-president equity by 71.7 per cent, vice-president operations by 65.35 per cent, and […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · News, On Campus, students
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Ryerson prof developing new way to grow marijuana

A researcher from Ryerson is collaborating with Beleave Inc., a company that develop and grows medicinal marijuana, on a project to develop more precise breeding techniques for cannabis plants.

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Cheap(ish) study week student trips

Escape your responsibilities with these winter getaways

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · Arts & Life, students, Travel
RSU election results: Elevate and Spark share executive positions

RSU election results: Elevate and Spark share executive positions

Susanne Nyaga of the Elevate slate has been voted as the 2017-2018 president of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU). Elevate also won vice-president equity, while the Spark slate won the three other executive positions. Here are the winners: Susanne Nyaga, Elevate, president Daniel Lis, Spark , vice-president education Camryn Harlick, Elevate, vice-president equity Ali Yousaf, Spark , vice-president operations Lauren Emberson, […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · News, On Campus
Ryerson’s masters of business administration program ranked top ten

Ryerson’s masters of business administration program ranked top ten

Ryerson’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is celebrating its 10th anniversary. It was rated 10th best in Canada by Canadian Business magazine due to its rapidly improving reputation. The interim director of Ryerson’s MBA program, Chris MacDonald, says he was pleased by the results, which were published in September 2016. “We take this as a sign that our reputation […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · News, On Campus
Idil Atak, Ryerson criminology professor and spokesperson for the new program. Sarah Cunningham-Scharf/Ryersonian

Meet Ryerson’s newest grad program

The Master of Arts in Criminology and Social Justice is open for Sept. 2017 admission.

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · News, On Campus
How I handle a long-distance relationship and anxiety

How I handle a long-distance relationship and anxiety

My boyfriend and I have a fantastic relationship. We’re best friends, we make each other laugh and we support and love each other unconditionally. There is a “but,” though. We have been in a long-distance relationship (LDR) since we started dating, and I have been battling a generalized anxiety disorder for years. Dealing with those two situations at the same […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · Opinion, Voices
Ryerson unfazed despite criticism of law school proposal

Ryerson unfazed despite criticism of law school proposal

The deans of Canada’s law schools shared some concerns about Ryerson’s letter of intent (LOI) to become an accredited law school. Their response letter that said the program elements Ryerson considers innovative are already being taught at other universities. Ryerson released its LOI in Oct. 2016, proposing a Juris Doctor (JD) law degree founded in legal and technological innovation. It […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · News, On Campus
Study finds Asian-named job applicants face discrimination

Study finds Asian-named job applicants face discrimination

The way your name sounds affects whether you get a job interview.

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · News