Articles by: Sam Sim

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Is it legal to hire based on your social media profile?

As winter semester comes to a close, students scramble to submit job applications in hopes of landing a summer job. More employers are requiring candidates to include their social media account names in the application process. But what exactly are individuals agreeing to when they send their account user names? This was the exact discussion at the “Is that legal? […]

by Sam Sim· · News, Top stories
Mo Waja developed PictureWords to help students develop public speaking skills. (Courtesy Harpreet Sandhu)

Ryerson student heads public speaking program

Fear is usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think about public speaking, but one Ryerson business management student is trying to change that. Fifth-year business law student Mo Waja has developed a four-week presentation coaching program, PictureWords, to combat those anxieties. “Public speaking is among one of the biggest fears, even sometimes above death,” Waja says. […]

by Sam Sim· · News, On Campus, students
Ryerson grad wins DMZ award for startup

Ryerson grad wins DMZ award for startup

It’s been called the “Netflix for the blind”. Zagga Entertainment is an early-stage startup out of Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) that is gaining interest in the Toronto startup community. Last Tuesday, the company’s president and founder, Kevin Shaw, won an audience choice award at the DMZ’s 120 Minutes in the Zone annual business pitch event. Their product, Zazemo, is […]

by Sam Sim· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Media
FCAR to hold bake sale at Ryerson for Haiyan relief in Philippines

FCAR to hold bake sale at Ryerson for Haiyan relief in Philippines

With the number of dead rising in the Philippines, students at Ryerson University are doing their part to raise money for relief efforts in the areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The Filipino Canadian Association at Ryerson (FCAR) will hold a bake sale Friday at the Student Campus Centre (SCC) from 12-3 p.m. All donations will go to Sagip Migrante, an […]

by Sam Sim· · News, On Campus
Members of the Urban Hip Hop Union at Ryerson have to pop and lock it in the school's hallways

Student groups cramped on campus

Each Tuesday starting around 7 p.m., rap and smooth R&B music echoes loudly through a hallway packed with the 17 members of Ryerson’s Urban Hip Hop Union (UHHU) competitive dance team. They’d rather be in a spacious studio. Instead, they’re stuck in a corridor of Kerr Hall West between the nutrition lounge and the lower gym.Their biggest competition of the […]

by Sam Sim· · News, On Campus
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