Racialized immigrant women working as temporary employees are facing a serious health crisis. This comes from findings of a Ryerson-led study released Monday to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The Ontario government is currently reviewing the Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act and researchers say that if nothing is done to reform precarious work conditions, […]
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 […]
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. […]
Medical notes dominated the discussion at the first of two town hall meetings on Monday evening, which focused on academic policies that will be revised by the Academic Policy Review Committee (APRC). According to the current policy on academic consideration and appeals, a student must get their physician to fill out the Ryerson student medical certificate if they fail to submit […]
It’s hard enough to maintain a healthy diet on campus, due to budget restraints and crowded schedules. But for students with religious dietary restrictions, the quest for proper nutrition is even more difficult. Although Ryerson has made efforts to accommodate students who only eat kosher or halal foods, they are still not meeting these students’ needs. “Typically, universities are secular […]
If you suspect that university students are especially excited about pot legalization that theory’s up in smoke. Ryerson students’ views on the legalization of marijuana align with the broader Canadian population, a new poll suggests. The survey, which was conducted by first-year journalism students, found that 37.5 per cent, or nearly four out of 10 students think marijuana should be […]
It’s been almost 20 days since I ended #TheSoylentProject on Wednesday March 30, 2016. If you haven’t watched the final vlog wrap-up, I do have a spoiler alert to let you know that I ended the experiment early. Simply put, I ended up getting sick and am still (yes, 20 days later still) recovering. I personally think that my body […]
What was supposed to be a film that displayed the work of L’Arche, an international organization based in Toronto that works with people living with developmental disabilities, turned out to be a touching documentary about a boy. Jason Clinker, a 23-year-old who lives with a developmental disability, has become the shining star of the RTA school of media documentary, Unwritten. […]
RyersonianTV: April 1, 2016 : OSAP Mishap Coverage, Ryersonian’s #thesoylentproject Updates, and Polar Vortex Coming Up
RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.
Career anxiety among Ryerson students is a growing problem.
Fourth-year Ryerson nursing student Kinza Malik got a pretty good idea of what it’s like to be a nurse during her clinical placement at a Toronto hospital this year. She got to do nearly everything a registered nurse does, from monitoring patients after surgery to working their grueling 12-hour shifts. The only thing she didn’t get? Paid. Nursing students must […]
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 […]
A research team at the nearby St. Michael’s Hospital is launching a study into prescription drug costs, a barrier, according to the Canadian Medical Association Journal, that keeps one in 10 Canadians from using medication as prescribed. The “Carefully seLected and Easily Accessible at No charge Medications” (CLEAN) study will examine the health effects and institutional costs or benefits of […]
Mark your calendars. VIABLE, a new non-profit film and campaign tackling multiple sclerosis awareness, has its exclusive screening on March 3.
The continuing research suggests our culture “romances the glass.”
Ryersonian’s Mikaila Kukurudza gives you a five minute workout for when you need to squeeze in some fitness between studying.
Universities are increasingly becoming front-line care for a generation more open about mental health than ever before. Now is the time to shift the conversation beyond just wait lists.
Ryerson joined a 20-year partnership with St. Michael’s Hospital to research and develop health-care solutions on Jan. 26, 2016 at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Fundraising has begun for dance student, Napu Boychuk’s medical expenses in Cuba after suffering a severe swimming accident.
The Young Ones, a non-profit organization launched by a Ryerson grad, recently started an online support group to make it easier to communicate.
With prolonged counselling wait times at Ryerson, some students are opting to skip the queue and head to a local clinic for mental health services.
“I went through a lot of pain,” said Shayan Yazdanpanah, aerospace engineering student and advocate for mental health.
Mental health needs to be discussed with the same compassion, empathy and openness as any other sickness or disease. But it’s not. And this shouldn’t be the case.
This past Thursday, working with Ryerson labour rights advocate Winnie Ng, volleyball player Erica Naccarato combined the traditional “What’s your type?” event, with OneMatch, the Canadian Blood Services’ stem cell registry.
Family of Lee Melymick put their faith in experimental stem-cell research following summer-job accident.
Every night was the same. I’d crack an egg, sneakily separate the yolk from the white and only poach the white before my parents or sister caught on to what I was doing.
Is your doctor telling you enough about your options?
On Wednesday, Toronto city council voted to ban shisha establishments by next April.
With flu season approaching, Ryerson taking precautions to protect students and faculty
Moms, daughters and mental health advocates joined forces and marched against eating disorders Tuesday morning.
Ryerson’s Good Food Centre is seeing a rise in visits. How is Ryerson fighting to help hunger on campus?
Are professors doing enough to help students in need? We take a look at a panel about academic accommodations.
Going back to school can mean the abandonment of healthy choices for some Ryerson students who are overwhelmed by the daunting demands of academia. Dumbbells, rowing machines and treadmills are not for everyone, but alternative forms of fitness with reasonable pricing can be hard to find near campus. Here are four fitness studios within a 15-minute walk from campus with unique approaches to exercise.
Lauren Lowther got her first stick ‘n’ poke tattoo when she was 15 years old. Seven years later, she boasts seven of them on various parts on her body. The 22-year-old film student, doesn’t regret a single one and loves how each tattoo has a specific – and often hilarious – story behind it. Stick ‘n’ poke tattoos, also known […]
Twenty-year-old Lisa Coombs doesn’t remember much about her first drinking experience, except that it ended in a complete and total blackout. It was her first high school party and Coombs, 14 at the time, didn’t recognize a single person there. Feeling uncomfortable and wanting desperately to fit in, she instantly went for the hard stuff, downing countless shots of vodka. […]
From Feb. 22 to March 7, students and faculty at Ryerson ditched the drugs and alcohol to participate in #14DaysDry. The campaign aimed to raise awareness and support for those struggling with addiction by hosting several events and activities across campus.
Facebook is rolling out a new tool to help users at risk of suicide. Users of the social network will be able to report their friend’s posts if they contain worrying language or thoughts, and Facebook will give them an option to send a message of personal support. The new tool will only be available in the U.S., and Facebook […]
Ryerson University is offering an alternative way for students to express their thoughts and feelings towards mental health, a subject often tough for many to talk about. The university is hosting the second-annual Express Yourself art exhibit from March 2-6. The event is part of Ryerson’s Mental Health and Well-Being Week, which takes place every semester. This week’s theme is […]
By Emily Joveski and Sonia El Boury The first inter-university disability conference was a success, says a participant, largely because she says she felt “safe” there. “I just feel really safe here, like people believe in me and what I can do,” said Marie, who preferred not to give her last name for privacy reasons. “In the outside world, there […]
Ryerson students seeking one-on-one counselling services currently wait over two months for regular sessions with university counsellors. But Sarah Thompson, clinical co-ordinator at the Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC) says that new staff will arrive on Feb. 6 to help alleviate the wait periods. Wait times at Ryerson vary based on the level of urgency as well as […]
Detoxing has become quite popular in recent years. A quick Google search of the terms “detox plan” will give you about 14,100,000 results. Cleansing recipes that promise to “maximize immune and digestive health,” “flush the fat away” and “kick start your metabolism” can be found all over Pinterest and Instagram. The internet is flooded with tons of “before and after” […]
Despite the frigid weather and snowfall, JDC Central (JDCC) team gathered at Yonge – Dundas Square Nov. 13 to dance a requirement of six hours, raising approximately $2,600 for children and youth in the community. It was the sixth annual charity dance-a-thon supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto. Through online donations the JDCC team made up to $2,200 and […]
Canadian Diabetes Association at Ryerson holds awareness event, says the disease isn’t going away soon
Last Friday commemorated a momentous day in Canadian medical history. Nov. 14 was the birthday of Frederick Banting, the Canadian scientist who worked alongside Charles Best in the discovery of insulin as a treatment for diabetes. That day is now known as World Diabetes Day. To mark that day, the Canadian Diabetes Association at Ryerson (CDAR) held an educational event […]
Marina Monahar is lovesick – and sick of it. Monahar studies communications and multimedia at McMaster University. On top of the stress that comes with having a double major, she’s been dealing with the stress of having a romantic interest in someone who blows hot-and-cold. “We hung out a few times and it was really nice, and we got close […]
Ryerson is one of the only universities in the province that has flu shots administered by nursing students. It may seem odd that a student doesn’t even need to bring a health card to get immunized; but apparently, it’s normal for Toronto clinics and other local universities. The catch is that without a health card, the person would usually be […]
An investigation by The Ryersonian last week revealed that very few students and faculty members know about Ryerson security’s “Yellow Book,” an allegedly vital document outlining security protocols for emergency situations. Even though Ryerson security said it has done a “fair bit” of communication on this vital document, The Ryersonian asked: what are some of the ways important information can […]
As you walk through Ryerson’s newly-renovated Hub Cafe, you can see buckets full of freshly-picked fruit, hear the sizzling sound of bacon frying on a grill, and smell freshly baked butter tarts. The big reveal came after $840,000 worth of renovations. The Hub Cafe is part of a larger initiative by Ryerson Eats, promoting fresh Ontario-sourced food for the campus […]
Movember is here but some Ryerson students have been showcasing their facial hair for weeks now, on the new student-run Facebook page: Beards of Ryerson. “All the beard fans can enjoy and explore the wonderful beards that Ryerson has to offer,” says Abdullah Idroos, a third-year business management student and one of the men behind Beards of Ryerson. “It’s a […]
Environmental Defence Canada is advising Canadians to make educated decisions this Halloween when it comes to face paint. “Things like parabens and phthalates are commonly found in face paints. Parabens are linked to skin irritants, so that’s a serious concern for people,” said Mariah Griffin-Angus, program co-ordinator at Environmental Defence, which is a non-partisan group that addresses environmental and health […]