Arts & Life

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.”

no

Humans of Ryerson

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

Students get stylish at Ryerson’s first-ever Style Expo

Students get stylish at Ryerson’s first-ever Style Expo

The RSU organized Ryerson’s first-ever Style Expo in the Student Learning Centre to encourage students to relax during the difficult month of March.

Jasmine Virk, first-year occupational and public health / Tina Deosammy, first-year occupational and public health)

Humans of Ryerson

” … we chose Ryerson because we wanted more job opportunities.”

Combatting body shaming through art

Combatting body shaming through art

Justine Latour’s “Au Natural” explores society’s stereotypes towards the human body and the importance of eliminating stigma through the use of art.

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 3

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 3

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
Graduate Justine Latour and friend Eric Watters. (Courtesy Diana Whistance-Smith)

Why going “Au Natural” needs to be less taboo

Graduate Justine Latour’s collection is being showcased at Ryerson Artspace in the Gladstone Hotel from March 9 to April 2.

David Choi, third-year chemistry student, in Ryerson's SLC. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“…I figured that Ryerson would be a good place with access because it is in the downtown core.”

It took over a decade to make portions of Gould Street car-free (Kevin John Siazon)

UPDATED: Fourth case of mumps appears on campus

There is now a fourth confirmed case of mumps at Ryerson.

by Brooklyn Pinheiro· · Health, News, On Campus, students
(Cassandra Digenova, fourth-year arts and contemporary studies / Marissa Tedesco, fourth-year arts and contemporary studies)

Humans of Ryerson

“We really want to bring light to the issue and create a conversation.”

(Courtesy Sean Bellaviti)

Finding rhythm with Cuban ‘son’

Sean Bellaviti hosts lecture remembering Buena Vista Social Club.

by Abigail Murta· · Arts & Life, Music
Riley lifting weights in his room before heading to the gym for a full workout. (Julia Ho/Ryersonian Staff)

The journey to health, fitness and … the drug dealer

With social media at play, there has been an influx of health-inspired young adults ready to show off their toned abs and vegan lunch. It is many of these same individuals that are doing hard drugs recreationally. How did these two paths converge?

by Julia Ho· · Features, Health
Michael Pham, third-year marketing, 
Honey Maglinte, first-year professional communications, Jessie Ng, second-year business management

Humans of Ryerson

“…in order to become a leader, the first step is to go abroad and see the world because that experience will help you gain more insight into other cultures.”

Kayla Kuefler, fourth-year journalism student, lounging in the Venn. (Alex Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Humans of Ryerson

“I enjoy watching Grey’s Anatomy on these couches, eating my food and occasionally hanging out with friends…”

Meet Hani al Moulia: A Syrian immigrant and budding photographer

Meet Hani al Moulia: A Syrian immigrant and budding photographer

Hani al Moulia is a first-year computer engineering student who is also a photographer and a part of Prime Minister Trudeau’s Youth Council. He spent three years as a Syrian refugee and lived in a Lebanese camp with his parents and six siblings. This is his story.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Photography, Videos
Barry Avrich (centre) poses with part of the film collection he'll be donating to Ryerson University. (Courtesy Ryerson.ca)

Legendary documentarian donates film collection to Ryerson

Barry Avrich is giving back to Ryerson with his exclusive archives of original films, raw footage and extended interviews.

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