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
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 […]

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.

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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.

Toronto Light Fest 2017

Toronto Light Fest 2017

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Shawnate Harris explores Light Fest in Toronto, learning why Torontonians attend and exploring the art.

Bob Hunter typing media release at the galley table as the Phyllis Cormack approaches San Francisco during the 1975 whale campaign. North Pacific, Coast of California. (Courtesy of ©Greenpeace)

Greenpeace activist rediscovered by Ryerson prof

A Ryerson professor says Greenpeace co-founder Bob Hunter wasn’t just an activist, but an unrecognized eco-philosopher

by Iva Celebic· · Arts & Life, Environment, Features
Things to do this weekend (Dec. 2-4)

Things to do this weekend (Dec. 2-4)

It’s finally December! What better way to welcome the holiday season then by going out an exploring the wonderful events happening in the city. 1.Treasure Island Treasure Island opens tonight! You can still pick up your tickets at our box office at 345 Yonge St. or online at ryersontreasureisland.bpt.me . . . . #TreasureIsland #RUPerformance #Ryerson #Aaarryouready #RUTreasureIsland #RyersonPirates #Performance345 A photo […]

Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

Students from Ryerson University, Seneca College and the University of Toronto have come together to build an environmentally sustainable condominium. The team is called ECOstudios. The condo is called the solarBLOCK and is designed for urban living. It works by drawing energy from the city’s energy grid but on a yearly basis it will give just as much energy back, […]

#RUKind initiative wraps up 5 days of giveaways

#RUKind initiative wraps up 5 days of giveaways

In honour of World Kindness Day on Nov.13, Ryerson Student Life wrapped up their #RUKind campaign on Nov.18 which included 5 days of prize giveaways to students along with on campus activities to inspire kindness. The campaign began in 2014 through a social media campaign as a way to celebrate World Kindness day, where students were encouraged to share their stories of […]

Canada gets first 4DX movie theatre at Yonge and Dundas

Canada gets first 4DX movie theatre at Yonge and Dundas

Canada has received its first 4DX auditorium at Cineplex Cinemas on Yonge and Dundas Streets and the new theatre experience is getting great reviews. “The response we’ve gotten has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Sarah Van Lange, the director of communications at Cineplex. “We were anticipating Canadians to love 4DX but we weren’t expecting almost every show to be sold out.” Viewers can […]

(MacKenzie Patterson/Ryersonian Staff)

This is not your mother’s knitting club

By MacKenzie Patterson In a technology-dominated age, Knitting 101 is a workshop created in the hope of teaching students a valuable hands-on skill. The workshops are held every Monday on the third floor of the Student Learning Centre in the Digital Media Experience Lab — a place where arts and crafts meets modern-day technology. Trina Grover, one of the organizers, […]

Rye grad overcomes fear to produce film

Rye grad overcomes fear to produce film

By Brynn Farren Haunted by horrifying visions of the future? If you’re a soon-to- be graduate of any arts program at Ryerson, this might be the case. Stephen Dunn is an award- winning director and a graduate from Ryerson University’s film program. He recently held a screening at Ryerson for his award-winning film Closet Monster that took home the award […]

Ben Canning, a third-year business management student, co-founded a company  that builds green roofs on the top of of city buildings. (Lillian Greenblatt/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson student planting the seeds of tomorrow

By Richa Syal A Ryerson student is planting the seeds to make rural farming attainable in Toronto’s urban landscape. Ben Canning, a third-year business management student, co-founded Farmium, a company that builds green roofs on top of city buildings. Through the use of a vertical gardening system, he is able to grow plants upward in order to save space. Canning was […]

Rooftop garden produces pickup truck’s weight of food

Rooftop garden produces pickup truck’s weight of food

Rye’s HomeGrown harvests produce grown on top of the engineering building

by Yara Kashlan· · Environment, Food, On Campus
Bee Quammie (far left), Jalen 'LickMyFashion' Nelson (middle) and Keina Morgan (far right) on the panel.

Black hair: more than just a texture

The criticization of Zendaya Coleman wearing dreadlocks to the Oscars could not have come at a better time. Ryerson’s black community held an event this week that discussed the ins and outs of being judged for wearing their hair au naturel, and in other forms. Five panelists shared personal experiences about how their hair affects their lifestyles and  treatment in […]

This week's Friday Five talks Chris Hemsworth, Interpol trapped on a bus and American remakes of British shows. (Alexis Allison/The Ryersonian)

Friday Five Audio Series – November 21, 2014

In this week’s show we look at the upcoming drag production, Snow Queen, put on by the school of media; debate whether Chris Hemsworth really is the Sexiest Man Alive; Interpol trapped on a bus and American remakes of British TV shows – they’ve got to go. Got a question? Comment? Topic idea? Hit us up by email. Alexis Allison: […]

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Fighting the ash tree war at Ryerson

“If you look out the window right now, those are all honey locust trees,” says Amber Grant as she points towards Gould Street. “And if you go down College Street, it’s all honey locust; if you go down Bay Street, it’s all ginkgo trees.” Grant, a third-year environment and urban sustainability (EUS) student, is not playing a game of “Name […]

Sustainability Matters creates group for a green campus

Sustainability Matters creates group for a green campus

Ryerson is taking steps to create a greener campus. The university’s Sustainability Matters program hosted two meetings to talk about existing sustainability projects going on around campus. More than 20 campus groups met at the Campus Facilities and Sustainability office (CF+S) last month to discuss key sustainability needs around campus. “What we’re really trying to get out of this meeting […]

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