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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