Articles by: Sharnelle Kan

Chang School launches TED talk-style conference

Chang School launches TED talk-style conference

(Video produced by Ashani Jodha)  The Chang School wants to talk about the next step in education. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education has launched ChangSchoolTalks 2015, their own version of TED Talks. Their first event was held on Feb. 19, titled Digital Learning Reimagined. Six speakers took to the stage to discuss trends in educational technology and […]

by Sharnelle Kan· · News, On Campus
Ryerson Futures to help immigrant entrepreneurs through Start-Up Visa Program

Ryerson Futures to help immigrant entrepreneurs through Start-Up Visa Program

The Canadian government has approved a business incubator program affiliated with Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) to foster international entrepreneurs. Ryerson Futures Inc. (RFI) is now a part of the government’s Start-Up Visa Program which selects talented entrepreneurs from around the world and helps accelerate their businesses while providing them a Canadian visa. The five-year pilot program is designed […]

by Sharnelle Kan· · News
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UPDATED: Levy says CBC report on sexual assault compares “apples to oranges”

Ryerson president Sheldon Levy said Monday that Ryerson may not have the highest rate of sexual assaults of all Canadian universities, as the CBC reported. The report compares “apples to oranges,” Levy says. Ryerson is simply better at reporting sexual assaults than other schools. “We try to encourage as best we can the reporting of these incidents.” The CBC News […]

by Sharnelle Kan· · News, On Campus, Top stories
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Mass Exodus goes digital with new e-commerce app

For the first time ever, Ryerson’s student-run fashion show, Mass Exodus, will be offering an e-commerce platform through its app where attendees can purchase clothing, accessories and books produced by the fourth-year fashion design and fashion communication students. Robert Ott, chair of the school of fashion, said the idea stemmed from previous years when students’ designs were not for sale […]

by Sharnelle Kan· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Media
Transform RU is running against the Unite Ryerson slate during this year's RSU elections. (Courtesy Facebook)

Transform RU runs against Unite Ryerson in RSU elections

For the first time in years, there is organized opposition to Unite Ryerson, the group that has long controlled most executive positions on the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU). Transform RU is a group of 25 students running for all RSU positions in the upcoming election. The RSU domination by Unite Ryerson candidates spawned the idea for Transform RU, says one […]

by Sharnelle Kan· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Ryerson alumna’s vision for the CNE as first female general manager

Ryerson alumna’s vision for the CNE as first female general manager

When Ryerson University alumna Virginia Ludy accepted an internship with the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) before her fourth year of studies, she did not expect that it would turn into a successful, three-decade long career. Ludy was named general manager of Canada’s largest fair on Wednesday and will assume leadership of the organization when current general manager David Bednar retires […]

by Sharnelle Kan· · News, Top stories
Chang school program helps internationally trained doctors find work

Chang school program helps internationally trained doctors find work

Last Monday marked the start of a new semester at Ryerson, but for 14 students at the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, it also marked the start of a new beginning. The internationally trained medical doctors (ITMD) bridging program began last week as a first-of-its kind program in Ontario to integrate international medical graduates into the Canadian health […]

by Sharnelle Kan· · News, Top stories