Arts & Life

Ryerson’s RTA School of Media Wall of Fame along the halls of the Rogers Communication Centre features an extensive list of graduates that have gone on to become leaders in their industry. (Photo by Max Ciarmela)

Jay Onrait inspires Ryerson’s first sport media generation

By: Max Ciarmela and Luke Bellus  As Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole return to TSN to host their new show, SportsCentre with Jay and Dan, some of Ryerson’s first sport media graduating students credit Onrait for inspiring their generation. “The most frequent comment I get is, ‘I grew up with you guys,’” Onrait said. “On one hand it makes us […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Film & Television, Sports
VOICES: An open letter to Hollywood

VOICES: An open letter to Hollywood

Hi Hollywood, I wanted to introduce myself, in case you weren’t sure what a genuine Asian person looks like. Surprise! I’m a far cry from Scarlett Johansson.  But you knew that, didn’t you? You must have, since the Internet explodes every time you even consider casting a white actor as a character of colour. How else do you explain the […]

by Christine Chua· · Film & Television, Opinion
(Photo by Sally Goldberg Powell)

Movie Mondays: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Films directed by Martin McDonagh exist in a world of extravagant violence and interminable cursing. Hearing the words shit or fuck are as likely as hearing hello and punches are not shied away from in the slightest. No one outside of Quentin Tarantino intertwines the two with such seamless results. And although McDonagh relentlessly employs these devices, it is never […]

by Evan Manning· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Opinion
Naloxone kits are available at pharmacies across Toronto to anyone with a valid Ontario health
card. (Kayla Douglas/Linsey Raschkowan/Ryersonian)

VIDEO: Accessing naloxone is simpler than you’d think

Video was made by Alexis Perikleous and Victoria McMurchy     Picking up the antidote to a life-threatening illegal narcotic might seem like an intimidating task, but in reality, it’s as easy as picking up any other prescription in Ontario pharmacies. Accessing naloxone, the antidote used in fentanyl and other opioid-related overdoses, is more important than ever on a university […]

by Aidan Macnab· · Health, How to, News, Off Campus, On Campus, Videos
From left to right: Yazan Zafar, Daniel Carey and Deva Veylan won first prize at the Greater Toronto Emerging Green Professional Hackathon: Zero Carbon Retrofits. They now get a chance to present their proposal to the Toronto Catholic School Board. (Photo by Mansoor Tanweer)

Ryerson students win chance to convert elementary school to green tech

A team consisting of two Ryerson students and one from Carleton University has won the opportunity to help a Toronto school take a big leap into the future. Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Scarborough is looking for ways to retrofit its building in order to become a net zero-energy school. To achieve this goal, the elementary school turned […]

by Mansoor Tanweer· · Environment, News, On Campus
Ryerson Image Centre: Photographs of Canada from The New York Times Photo Archive

Ryerson Image Centre: Photographs of Canada from The New York Times Photo Archive

                 

by Joti Grewal· · Arts & Life, Photography
Mexican journalists often encounter persecution, harassment and espionage, Navarro said. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Targeted for reporting on the drug war: Mexican journalist speaks at Ryerson

By: Ricardo Serrano  Persecution, harassment and espionage. These are some of the things Mexican journalists encounter on the job.   Adela Navarro spoke at Ryerson University on Wednesday night and shared her experiences working as a journalist in Mexico, documented as one of the most dangerous places for the press. Just this year four journalists have died, according to Reporters […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, On Campus
(photo by Sophie Armstrong)

RE:UP gives second hand clothes a second chance

Caryl Santos doesn’t normally attend school events but while walking past the Student Learning Centre with her friend Rhea Salinas on Thursday, the two were lured to the Student Learning Centre’s amphitheatre when they caught sight of a flared white dress on a clothing rack. The dress was one of many outfits on display at RE:UP Clothing Swap, a collaboration […]

by Shantia Cross· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Views from the farm: Tour Ryerson’s rooftop garden

Views from the farm: Tour Ryerson’s rooftop garden

  Ryerson’s urban farm and environmental green roof is on a mission to grow food to feed the city. The Andrew and Valerie Pringle environmental green roof can be found on top of the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre. On any given day, you can find students and staff harvesting the garden while surrounded by the constant construction of […]

(Courtesy of the Ryerson Students' Association)

UPDATED: RSU announces new festival, says sorry

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has announced the first festival of the year and it comes with an apology. Miguel, DJ Infinity and Jayemkayem were announced Wednesday morning as performers for the festival, named Sundown. They round out Joey Bada$$, The Skins, Sean Leon and The Sorority, who were among the first acts released on Monday at sundown, 7:36 p.m. The […]

by Simona Catalano· · Arts & Life, Music, News, Off Campus, On Campus
How to be cheap in Toronto

How to be cheap in Toronto

  Whether you live on- or off-campus, every student should try to find ways to save money while going to school. If you live on-campus, chances are you can cut the cost of your living expenses with a meal plan, the nearby campus store and having roommates willing to split the costs of household items. If you live off-campus, things […]

(Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

Monday movie reviews: “It”

Up until the age of maybe six or seven, I was afraid of the basement. I would stand at the top of the staircase in my old house, frozen in a state of fright as I gazed down into the shadowy abyss for minutes at a time. When the lights were off, I always thought there was something looming in […]

by Evan Manning· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Media, Opinion
Pot to be sold online, in stores next July

Pot to be sold online, in stores next July

With legalization slated for July 2018, the Ontario government announced plans to sell cannabis online and in 40 stores. By 2020, there will be 150 stores across the province. The minimum age has been set at 19. “Our aim from the start has been to protect youth, promote health and road safety, focus on prevention and harm reduction, and eliminate […]

Aidan Shipley (front) and Grayson Moore (back) are Ryerson image arts alumni and the co-directors of Cardinals, a movie premiering this month at TIFF. (Photo courtesy of Aidan Shipley)

Ryerson alumni bring new feature film to the big screen at TIFF

As the excitement of the Toronto International Film Festival takes over the city, a group of Ryerson Image Arts alumni are getting ready to celebrate the world première of their new movie Cardinals. Cardinals is the directorial debut from film studies students Aidan Shipley and Grayson Moore. The pair previously worked together on Shipley’s fourth-year thesis film, the 2014 short […]

by Angela McLean· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Theatre
Vantage Arts Festival

Vantage Arts Festival

In a showcase of Ryerson student artists, the Vantage Arts Festival brought together a variety of work with a focus on the interactive. The festival was a collaboration between the RSU and 10 Dundas East. The event, which took place on Thursday, featured art exhibits ranging from photography, documentary film and painting, to meditation, graffiti and live music. Audience involvement […]

Metro began selling beer on Sept. 4. 
(Kayla Douglas/Ryersonian)

On-campus Metro now sells beer and cider

By: Maggie Macintosh and Victoria McMurchy Beer is a few steps closer to Pitman Hall. Metro now sells alcohol from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. “I think people will just get fucked up because it’s right beside us and Metro is open pretty late,” said bio-medical engineering student Binh […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Food, News, On Campus, students
Q&A with Taylor Patterson of NORTHOOD

Q&A with Taylor Patterson of NORTHOOD

By: Monique Jagpal Radio and television student Taylor Patterson was inspired by shows like Broad City and decided to begin his own series. We sat down with Patterson to discuss the webseries titled Northood.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Videos
Ryersonian file photo.

Ryerson could one day see sustainable campus wear on its shelves

Senior-year Ryerson students say their proposal for sustainable campus T-shirts is a realistic possibility.

The controversial Niagara Falls student film

The controversial Niagara Falls student film

From our April 6 broadcast, Justin Bellmore reports on the controversy around the Ryerson student film, “As Niagara Falls.”

Ryerson students gather for impromptu hip-hop lessons

Ryerson students gather for impromptu hip-hop lessons

The Ryerson University Hip-Hop Union wants to grow its Ryerson presence.

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 6

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 6

By Brooklyn Neustaeter & Alexandria Pankratz THE FEMPIRE is a weekly podcast series airing every Fri-YAY morning at 10 a.m. EST from the mouths and minds of Brooklyn Neustaeter and Alexandria Pankratz. Inspired by weekend mimosa brunches, THE FEMPIRE is a candid, raw talk show covering topics pertaining to the lifestyle, business, arts and interests that surround the everyday, millennial […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Audio, Podcasts
Hanne Jovin is a fourth-year film studies student and the director of Erika. (Robyn Bell/ Ryersonian)

Students to Watch: Fourth-year film student retells her grandmother’s WWII past

Fourth-year film studies student Hanna Jovin is the director of her thesis project, Erika, a short film about her grandmother in Bosnia during the Second World War.

Students to Watch: Fourth-year RTA student empowers women in podcast

Students to Watch: Fourth-year RTA student empowers women in podcast

Best Practice makes perfect for budding photographer and podcaster Taylor Reynolds.

Designer Millie Yates standing in one of Ryerson's fashion labs wearing a jacket she designed. (Julia Ho/Ryersonian Staff)

UPDATED: Fashion student Millie Yates creates designs aimed at the taller woman

” … I like this tension between the known and the unknown, and that’s what I play on in my collection a little bit.”

Student filmmakers Justin Diezmo and Christian Bunea. (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson film studies alumni stand with image arts students who made Niagara Falls video

Film studies alumnus Andrew Munger said asking students to take down Ryerson logo is “disgusting.”

Celina Morris, first-year media production

Humans of Ryerson

“Media is the only thing that I actually like.”

Jaslin Gosal, a fourth-year biology student, walking down Church Street. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“I not only got an education but I also learnt a lot about being a better person.”

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 5

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 5

By Brooklyn Neustaeter & Alexandria Pankratz THE FEMPIRE is a weekly podcast series airing every Fri-YAY morning at 10 a.m. EST from the mouths and minds of Brooklyn Neustaeter and Alexandria Pankratz. Inspired by weekend mimosa brunches, THE FEMPIRE is a candid, raw talk show covering topics pertaining to the lifestyle, business, arts and interests that surround the everyday, millennial […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Audio, Podcasts
Zobia Qureshi, fourth-year business and technology management program student, in the Library building. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“My next job is 9 to 5 so just being in university, you don’t appreciate the freedom you have.”

Kevin Cordick, a Ryerson client support technician, working at the university's Equipment Distribution Centre. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“It is a modern university in a modern world and it really blends in with the city around it.”

Rebeca

UPDATED: Ryerson grad is challenging Hollywood diversity in film

Rebeca Ortiz aims to tackle minority representation in films, starting with her upcoming short movie, Abuela.

RTA practicum students at the premiere of For Clara.(Justin Bellmore/Ryersonian Staff)

RTA film ‘For Clara’ raises awareness for saving lives through organ donating

“Everyday, somebody’s life is being changed and the real tragedy is all the people who don’t get that chance.”

Panelist Yvonne Felix, head of partnerships at eSight, speaks during the event’s panel segment. (Alexandria Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Women leading the tech industry work to shape a more feminine future

Women and Wearables event brings together female leaders in the wearable tech space to talk about encouraging diversity in Canada’s tech community.

The Art of Chang

The Art of Chang

The Chang School celebrated its 17th annual art show on Thursday. It featured work from their photography studies, film studies and digital art production program students.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Photography
Serena Dhillon, a second-year journalism student, in the Ryerson Communications Centre. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“Even though it is a university, we have to do a lot of practical thinking, we are so hands on.”

Taylor Barker, first-year nursing student, Emily Fung, fourth-year nursing student and Jennifer Kirk, fourth-year nursing student in Ryerson's Student Learning Centre. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“We all just need to be friends with everyone. Everyone deserves a friend.”

Yung Samosas: The new hot thing

Yung Samosas: The new hot thing

Two young Toronto women are trying to change the narrative of the modern Muslim woman.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Fashion, Videos
Ryerson's first Style Expo, held in the Student Learning Centre on March 23, 2017. (Diana Whistance-Smith/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Style Expo benefits students and retailers

Ryerson’s first ever Style Expo gave students the chance to relax, and brand representatives the chance to bring in new clientele.

Ryerson student seeks to empower Muslim women through photography

Ryerson student seeks to empower Muslim women through photography

The Sisters Project features a wide variety of Muslim women of all ages and professions.

Melody McMullan, a third-year creative industries student, at Ryerson's Service Hub. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“I know tons of information that I have learned here now about the university…”

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 4

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 4

By Brooklyn Neustaeter & Alexandria Pankratz THE FEMPIRE is a weekly podcast series airing every Fri-YAY morning at 10 a.m. EST from the mouths and minds of Brooklyn Neustaeter and Alexandria Pankratz. Inspired by weekend mimosa brunches, THE FEMPIRE is a candid, raw talk show covering topics pertaining to the lifestyle, business, arts and interests that surround the everyday, millennial […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Audio, Podcasts
Scene from the short film, As Niagara Falls. (Courtesy Mayday Pictures)

Ryerson apologizes for students’ depiction of Niagara Falls

Ryerson University has publicly apologized to the mayor of Niagara Falls, Jim Diodati, for a student film made in connection with the School of Image Arts.

Some of the sheets of paper with questions pertaining to death written on them, that were passed out to participants. (Emily Srebotnjak/Ryersonian Staff)

Death café makes a killer impression on Ryerson students

Ryerson held its first ever death café last Thursday evening. The event drew in people from a range of programs and aimed to erase the unease that often comes with talking about the end of life.

by Emily Srebotnjak· · Arts & Life, Health, On Campus
Alyann Hookim-Baker, top right, third-year biomedical science student, in Ryerson's Student Learning Centre. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“Sometimes people don’t realize how easy it can be to save a life…”

Seiji Morrison, third-year sociology student. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“The faculty and the variety of courses that are offered here at Ryerson are great.”

Haleema Mustafa and (Courtesy Mazz Khan)

When fashion meets religion: The Yung Samosas

The Ryersonian’s Holly Walker reports on how Muslim women are challenging stereotypes surrounding the hijab.

Adam Garnet Jones on the set of his feature film, Great Great Great. (Courtesy Adam Garnet Jones)

Indigenous Ryerson alumnus releases second feature film

Filmmaker Adam Garnet Jones talks about his film journey and his new feature, Great Great Great.

Vanessa

Ryerson hackathon takes on global water crisis

Teams collaborate to tackle the global water crisis for the chance to enter an international million-dollar competition.

Erika Dreher, a third-year journalism student. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“I think if you work at the right place though, and they get that you are a student, it can be good.”

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Humans of Ryerson

“You don’t realize how on your own you really are.”