Environment

Ryerson grad’s fashion start-up celebrates its one year anniversary with month-long pop-up showroom in Toronto.
(Photo by Janine Maral Tascioglu)

UnCo. will make you a more mindful shopper

“Hey, you’re almost there,” reads the sign on the door to a studio on the second floor of 487 Adelaide St. W. Rose-gold balloons spelling out “UNCO” float on one end of the room, adjacent to a welcoming seating area and handmade natural flower wall. Everything is Instagram-approved while still on brand for Toronto fashion startup, UnCo. There to greet […]

Mood Routes takes students on a guided nature tour every Tuesday.
(Photo by Ammi Parmar)

Mood Routes for mental health

Every Tuesday, Ryan Mawdsley has a pair of running shoes on.

The 33-year-old second-year nutrition student said he tends to feel lonely in his classes and has a hard time connecting with other students.

While his class breaks into independent work study, Mawdsley eagerly waits for the clock to strike noon.

by Aileen Zangouei· · Arts & Life, Environment
Ryerson President Mohamed Lachemi addresses the Canadian Economic Club, where he discussed Ryerson's International Hyperloop team and their work developing the hyperloop transportation system. (Photo by Aidan Macnab)

Lachemi praises Ryerson’s hyperloop team at economic club

Ryerson’s own International Hyperloop Team was the star of president Mohamed Lachemi’s address to the Canadian Economic Club Thursday. The hyperloop is a transportation system where a pod travels through a tube and can reach close to the speed of sound. It does not require fossil fuels to operate. It is essentially a train being sucked through a vacuum. Members […]

Urban geography specialist Florian Mayer comes to Toronto from Germany. Toronto’s car centric layout served as a good test bed for Mayer.

Former Ryerson intern dreams of a greener Toronto

Smaller streets, green spaces and more accessible public transit could give Toronto an environmental facelift. Florian Mayer, a former research intern at Ryerson this past summer, is going to present his recommendations to the 54th International Making Cities Livable Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Oct. 2.

He now lives in Denmark, but he came to Canada to research ways to improve city infrastructure, namely roads, with a public health angle in mind.

by Mansoor Tanweer· · Environment, News, Off Campus
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
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