Arts & Life

Unlikely dancer hopes to lead Rams to new heights

Unlikely dancer hopes to lead Rams to new heights

Sacha Lank didn’t start off as a dancer, but the 20-year-old is back for a third consecutive season — her second as captain — of the Ryerson Rams Dance Pak.   The team kicked off a new season this week, hoping to build on their second place finish at last year’s Flashdance University Challenge. For Lank, who is also a […]

by Neha Karamchandani· · Arts & Life, Performance Arts
FCAD is pioneering a faculty specific mental health pilot program rolling out this year. (Kevin John Siazon)

FCAD mental health pilot program faces delay

A lack of staff is preventing one of the Faculty of Communication and Design’s (FCAD) mental health pilot programs from rolling out as scheduled. The programs, piloted by FCAD, were announced last spring. They are focused on professional support for faculty, directing students to available mental health supports on campus and creating connections between peers. The peer-connecting program, which pairs […]

by David Greenberg· · Health, News
Oakham Café closed due to continued renovations. (Kevin John Siazon)

Oakham Café staff strapped for shifts

Oakham Café workers are feeling pinched for shifts after prolonged renovations. They  have been sharing shifts with the staff of the Ram in the Rye since the beginning of orientation week. “The Ram has absorbed the staff of the café, so it’s really over staffed,” said an Oakham House employee, who wished to remain anonymous. Oakham Café was scheduled to […]

by Olivia Chandler· · Food, jobs, News, On Campus, students
Stratatone, Courtesy [R]ed[U]x Lab

Ryerson architects take on Nuit Blanche

Ryerson architecture students are bringing their designs into reality for Nuit Blanche Toronto this weekend. The [R]ed[U]x Lab, a group of digital fabricators and designers from the department of architectural science, has created three interactive installations for this year’s all-night exhibition, Stratatone, Nova and SOMNIUM. “The students are able to create cool things beyond the classroom and bring their ideas […]

by Shaian Martin· · Arts & Life
Daniel Christian Tang uses 3D printing to create intricate jewelry. The pieces are created using architectural modelling software with 3D digital manufacturing technology.  (Robyn Fiorda)

PHOTOS: Top fashion startups at the Joe Fresh Centre

The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation opened its doors last Thursday to showcase some of its home-grown companies. The companies included a 3D jewelry line and an app that helps you track down clothes from your favourite TV shows. The event was part of this year’s Startup Open House Toronto, a networking event to showcase some of the city’s […]

by Robyn Fiorda· · Business, Fashion, News
Outside of Toronto Fashion Week, Ryerson fashion students can intern at Fashion Art Toronto. (Courtesy of Andre Varty)

No more TO Fashion Week? Not a problem for Rye fashion students

The tents might not be going up at David Pecaut Square this October but Ryerson fashion students will carry on without Toronto Fashion Week (TFW). The event, that used to be the first chance for eager students to gain fashion industry experience, was cancelled in July after IMG Canada pulled out as the sponsor. Despite the initial shock, members of […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Interactive Lens: 360 photography captures attention at Rye

Interactive Lens: 360 photography captures attention at Rye

Three-dimensional imaging is nothing new, but the rising popularity of virtual reality devices is creating new opportunities for people to try out 360 photography, especially at Ryerson. Students are using 360—or panoramic—photography to make their school projects more engaging. By capturing videos and photos from every angle, it allows viewers to move and interact with the images. The creative possibilities […]

Posters at the Ryerson counselling centre . (Jayna Rana / Ryersonian Staff)

Depression, anxiety and suicide on the rise at Canadian universities

Depression, anxiety and suicide attempts are increasing among students at Ontario colleges and universities. The rising demand for mental health services is making it hard for campuses to keep up. The new mental health statistics were released today, in a report by the Ontario University College Health Association (OUCHA). The report analyzed responses from 25,000 students gathered this spring.   […]

by David Greenberg· · Health, News, students
A survey released in 2013 by Harris Interactive showed that about 60 per cent of TV streamers binge-watched shows. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Best new TV shows to help Ryerson students procrastinate

The beginning of a school year means a change in schedule, more stress and finding different ways to avoid it all. Luckily, September also brings in the fall TV season that’s packed with shows, including old and new, to love and love-to-hate. But which shows debuting this fall are worth checking out? The Ryersonian has you covered. 1. For when you […]

by Patricia Karounos· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Angelo Robb (left) and Victoria Kamara (right), student songwriters and RyeS.W.A.T. executives.

Ryerson’s SWAT team hopes to boost student musicians

The Ryerson group Songwriters Advocating Teamwork (RyeSWAT) has released its first mixtape, a move it says is one step towards its goal of creating an accessible, collaborative recording process for the school’s aspiring music artists. Genesis was recorded in April and mastered over the summer. The mixtape features tracks by six Ryerson rappers. It’s the product of a year’s worth of preparation. […]

by Casimir Boivin· · Arts & Life, Music
Explore more of Toronto this weekend by checking out these events. (Ryersonian Staff)

Top 6 things to do this weekend (Sept. 23-25)

There are a lot of events going on in the city that are sure to make your weekend “so fetch.” Play board games, stroll through a market or shop until you drop at the MaRS Centre atrium. Check out our top picks of things to do this weekend. via GIPHY 1. Mean Girls quote-along movie screening On Wednesdays we wear […]

by Mallory Warren· · Arts & Life