Articles by: Victor Ferreira

Ryerson students fence in Kerr Hall Gymnasium. (Victor Ferreira/ Ryersonian Staff)

Breaking through the fence: how to make the Ryerson team

Walk into Kerr Hall’s lower gym on a Tuesday or Friday night and you might have trouble understanding what’s going on. The paint on the walls is chipping off above one of the benches where it seems bored athletes pick away at it while resting. Indoor soccer nets are set up against the walls but no sport with a ball is being played. […]

by Victor Ferreira· · Rams Athletics, Sports
(Courtesy Victor Ferreira/Ryersonian Staff)

Tougher CIS drug testing policy proposed

Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) athletes may have to face the possibility of having Big Brother watch their every move in this off-season. The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, which oversees the drug testing of all amateur athletes in Canada, will implement a revised Canadian Anti-Doping Program beginning Jan. 1, 2015. The Canadian Anti-Doping Program is currently on its third […]

Andrea Bartlett sings the national anthem before a Rams hockey game.

Meet the Rams’ first anthem singer

By Victor Ferreira Andrea Bartlett stood in a green room at the Mattamy Athletic Centre practising her key when eight burly men in black suits and earpieces walked in. Prime Minister Stephen Harper followed them. Bartlett, a third-year human resource management student, became the first person to sing the Canadian national anthem at the Mattamy Athletic Centre’s opening ceremony on Aug. […]

by Victor Ferreira· · Music, Rams Athletics, Sports
Sebastien Dubois-Didcock is Ryerson's first gold medal winner in men's individual epee.
Courtesy Emma Ewing-Nagy

Ryerson fencer wins OUA championship

This year, his last as a Ryerson Ram, Sebastien Dubois-Didcock retired standing atop the podium. Dubois-Didcock failed to win a medal in his three previous attempts at the OUA fencing championships despite being considered one of the best fencers in Ontario – not this year. The fourth-year photography student became the first male fencer in Ryerson history to capture the Desjarlais trophy, […]

by Victor Ferreira· · Sports, Top stories
Ryerson’s fencing team is turning newcomers into champions.
Victor Ferreira / Ryersonian Staff

Ryerson develops fencing academy

  Ryerson’s fencing athletes are barely recruited and rarely offered scholarships. Instead, half of this year’s squad walked into the Kerr Hall lower gym not knowing the difference between épée, sabre, and foil. They carved out their spot on the team through open tryouts, having never previously picked up a sword. With a low budget and even less interest in […]

by Victor Ferreira· · Sports
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