Arts & Life

Divine Council performing at the Velvet Underground on March 13, 2017. (Julia Ho/Ryersonian Staff)

From the U.S. to Canada: Divine Council performs in Toronto for the first time

Richmond, Virginia hip-hop group Divine Council touched down in Toronto Monday to perform with local rapper Drew Howard.

by Julia Ho· · Arts & Life, Music, Videos
THE FEMPIRE: Episode 2

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 2

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
Charles Ilagan,

Humans of Ryerson

“…you come here for the classes but you stay here for the community.”

Kamal Al-Solaylee at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

In the new Trump era, what privacy does a journalist have?

Guests spoke to student journalists about privacy in a time of extreme surveillance.

by Lamees Wajahat· · Media, News, On Campus
Professor Colleen Derkatch at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Perusing perspective

Why what we say and how we say it is the reason for polarity in modern culture.

by Julia Ho· · Media, News, On Campus
Gail Cohen at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

The evolving journalism landscape

Gail Cohen, media director for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, discussed how the role of the journalist has changed in turbulent times.

by Brianne Spiker· · Media, News, On Campus
(Beza Getachew / Ryersonian Staff)

Teach-in reinforces idea that media is under threat

This week, Ryerson University’s journalism school played host to a teach-in catered to its students.

by Palak Mangat· · Editorial, Media, Opinion
Sarah Jackson in the Rogers Communications Centre. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Controlling the conversation: Ryerson edition

Ryerson denied me access to a student conversation, and I still don’t know why.

by Sarah Jackson· · Guest Opinion, Media, Opinion
Jessica Vomiero in Ryerson's Rogers Communications Centre. (Courtesy Chris Blanchette)

Beyond the comments section

‘We give up our power when we give up control of the narrative.’

by Jessica Vomiero· · Media, Opinion, Voices
Journalist Manisha Krishnan on her laptop working at the VICE Canada office in Toronto’s Liberty Village. (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

Finding the positive in the negative: Learning to cope with pessimism in today’s media

VICE’s senior writer, Manisha Krishnan, tells the Ryersonian’s Emily Srebotnjak how she deals with online hate.

Kamal Al-Solaylee at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Making sense when the world doesn’t

For the first time ever, Ryerson’s school of journalism asked its students to attend a teach-in on the current threats facing journalists.

by Yasmin Arnaout· · Media, News, On Campus
Graham Hudson at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Toronto is not a safe haven

The city hasn’t provided enough leadership and funding to make it a sanctuary city, professor says.

by Karen Chan· · Media, News, On Campus, Politics, Security
Vice journalist Sarah Hagi at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Facing Islamophobia in a hijab

Vice journalist Sarah Hagi told journalism students Tuesday how she confronted her online trolls “face-to-face” while wearing her hijab.

by Lauren Malyk· · Media, News, On Campus
Diana Brecher at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Journalism students learn about self-care

Psychology professor Diana Brecher led a discussion on resilience, grit and optimism.

by Brooklyn Pinheiro· · Health, Media, News, On Campus
Humans of Ryerson

Humans of Ryerson

“Our entire friendship [revolves] around food.”

Humans of Ryerson

Humans of Ryerson

“I feel like I am just one of the guys at this point.”

Students support mental health awareness through buckets

Students support mental health awareness through buckets

SMASH runs bucket beats event in SLC to promote well-being on campus.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Health, Music, News, On Campus, Videos
Randa Hisham Adel. (Courtesy Alia Youssef)

Photography student shows off diversity of Muslim women

Alia Youssef is photographing Muslim women in their environments to celebrate their individuality.

Courtesy Ryerson.ca

Ryerson will light up Sam the Record Man store sign

After years of complications with the famous Sam the Record Man sign, Ryerson is finally bringing it back this summer.

Humans of Ryerson

Humans of Ryerson

“I want to make content that will make people feel things.”

Chris Ablett at the workshop

Climbing the stairway to…Accessibility?

Most of us don’t give a second thought to accessibility in our daily spaces, when in fact, there are often a multitude of barriers for those living with a disability. Even in the arts, which is seemingly inclusive, lack of accessibility is a larger problem than we think.

by Julia Ho· · accessibility, Arts & Life, Features
(Courtesy Alicia Harris)

Ryerson alumnae shows a different meaning of rape through chilling short film

I had the chance to interview Alicia Harris in the hotel she was raped in to discuss what it took for her to go public about her story.   REVIEW  “Maybe if it were a nice room with bedding that was pristine, you would have wanted it to stay that way.” Alicia Harris recites the poem she wrote for Maybe If It Were […]

John Marzo is in his third year of industrial engineering at Ryerson University.

Humans of Ryerson

“Being a part of iBoost for less than a year or two, I have had the opportunity to grow my ideas. I have invented a product called Dust Dot, which is essentially a dustpan that doesn’t leave a line. I have also won two awards from the Norman Esch Foundation that have been $5,000 and $8,000 grants. Originally at Ryerson, […]

Running against all odds

Running against all odds

Masters student Kate Mackenzie discusses her documentary film debut: “The Secret Marathon.”

Alex Usquiano addresses the crowd during the 'Articulations' event. (Yasmin Arnaout/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Spanish professor takes teaching beyond the classroom

There’s one language we all understand, and that’s art. Ryerson Spanish professor Enriqueta Zafra is turning her Spanish 402 class into an interactive language exchange through Hispanic arts and culture appreciation, a teaching method not often seen in Ryerson language programs.

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 1

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 1

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 female.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Audio, Podcasts
Rogers Communications Centre. (Ryersonian File Photo)

UPDATED: Navigating the new media world — Ryerson’s journalism school to host teach-in

  This story was updated to include guest speakers, topics covered, and a quote from Janice Neil. This story was updated to include a field report on the teach-in. Ryerson’s journalism students will be the focus of a day-long event Tuesday, amid increasing hostility toward the media industry. The university’s school will cancel classes and encourage students to attend a special […]

by Palak Mangat· · Media, News
Courtesy Ryerson.ca

Sam the Record Man signs have a new home

Signage company Sunset Neon has been selected to restore the historic Sam the Record Man signs, Ryerson announced Wednesday. The signs will be placed atop 277 Victoria St. near Yonge-Dundas Square. The project is expected to start this spring and will be completed later in 2017. To prepare for installation, the City of Toronto and Ryerson University had to study […]

by Bradly Shankar· · Music, News, Off Campus
Craig Scorgie, Nick Chenosky and David Horn.

Rye grad keeps the laughs going at Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival

Rye alum Craig Scorgie and his sketch comedy trio Good Game will perform at this year’s festival on Wednesday.

Film Fridays: Get Out

Film Fridays: Get Out

It’s rare for a thriller to be equally terrifying and hilarious. But Get Out accomplishes just that. Get Out, written and directed by Jordan Peele, is a horror film that revolves around couple Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Allison Williams); Chris is black and Rose is white, and is worth mentioning as the movie is an on-point criticism of modern-day racism.

The Calling of an Engineer

The Calling of an Engineer

Aerospace engineer student, Prati Pradhan, shares what it means to earn the iron ring. A century old tradition that holds significance for many to this day.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Videos
Alumnae Tribute Band Spices Up Their Lives

Alumnae Tribute Band Spices Up Their Lives

  Beams of red and gold light dash around the stage of Toronto’s Mod Club on Feb. 17. The five women of WANNABE: The Spice Girls Tribute Band prance in, parading around in bright ‘90s fashion. The band erupts in song with a Spice Girls classic (and the band’s namesake), Wannabe. Sporty Spice, a Ryerson alumna clad in white runners, […]

by Emily Theodore· · Arts & Life, Music
A screenshot from Dam! The Story of Kit the Beaver. (Courtesy Kjell Boersma)

Ryerson alumnus creates silent film for Canada’s 150th

Created by Ryerson film alumnus Kjell Boersma, the movie follows Kit, a young and spirited beaver who finds herself on adventures with different animals as she collects wood for her colony’s dam. The film officially premiered to the public on Saturday at the end of a film-themed concert performed by the TSO and conducted by Earl Lee.

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards nominates Fashion Design grad

Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards nominates Fashion Design grad

  A Ryerson fashion design alumna, Alex Armata is nominated for the 2017 Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA). Returning to her Ajax, Ont. home after a night out on Jan. 30, Armata found out about her nomination after the CAFA nominee announcement at the Distillery District’s Thompson Landry Gallery. “I just saw an e-mail from Robert Ott, the head […]

by Cherileigh Co· · Arts & Life, Fashion, students
Still photo from the film 'Maybe.'

Ryerson students dominate the Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival

Twelve of the 29 films being screened at the Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival were produced by Ryerson students or recent grads.

by Vanessa Nigro· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Media
Local cafe Page One turns one year

Local cafe Page One turns one year

  When Page One cafe first opened its doors about a year ago, co-owner Firas Arafat wasn’t sure what to expect. Now, with their first anniversary coming up, business is booming and Arafat points to the loyalty of Ryerson students for their growing success. “We actually didn’t know who the majority of our customers would be,” says Arafat. “But we […]

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, Business, Food
Film Fridays: The Lego Batman Movie

Film Fridays: The Lego Batman Movie

In the film, Batman is trying to once again save Gotham City from utter demise. This time, the Joker and his band of villains are threatening to blow up the fictional city with an underwater bomb. The Joker’s incentive? To get Batman to acknowledge their “hate relationship,” which looks a lot like love. The dynamic between the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) […]

Why students should kick back and enjoy nature

Why students should kick back and enjoy nature

Deena Shaffer talks about Mood Routes and why taking a break and getting closer to nature will improve your overall health. Ryersonian TV’s Iva Celebic and Madison Good have the story.

Former Ryerson prof stars in opera

Former Ryerson prof stars in opera

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Joseph Wong talks to ex-Ryerson professor Gerald Hannon about his role in the Toronto City Opera.

by Joseph Wong· · Arts & Life, Videos
Ryersonians in New York: Alison Hall

Ryersonians in New York: Alison Hall

Mahyn Qureshi   “I basically ambushed him. He was coming out of a building and secret service was there, and he had already won the nomination. ‘Mr. Trump! What do you think of Barbara Res’s article about working with you?’” This was the question Ryerson journalism alumna Alison Hall had for President Donald Trump, who at the time was the […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, career, Media, students
The FCAD Fab Lab is located on the first floor of the Ryerson School of Interior Design. (Robyn Bell/Ryersonian)

New 3D Print Lab Offers More Opportunities for FCAD students

  Ryerson now has its very own 3D print lab, the FCAD Fab Lab, in the Ryerson School of Interior Design (RSID) at 302 Church St., but it will not be available for all Ryerson students. The budget for the new 3D print lab was approximately $130,000 which included 15 printers, and the supplies. Jeremy Littler, a technical support worker […]

How Ryerson’s Transmedia zone looks toward the future

How Ryerson’s Transmedia zone looks toward the future

Minister of Canadian Heritage, Melanie Joly, visited Ryerson to talk about modernization and shifting attitudes in technology. Ryersonian TV’s Shawntae Harris has more.

Photography student exhibits a series on African Last Names

Photography student exhibits a series on African Last Names

  Fourth-year photography student Aleia Robinson-Ada showcased her photo series called Untitled Portraits of Black Women at the Girls By Girls gallery held at the Ryerson University School of Image Arts. Robinson-Ada’s photos of relatives and close friends tell a story about the significance and the alteration of African last names during colonial times in the U.S. Girls By Girls […]

by Lara Onayak· · Arts & Life, Photography, students
Aditya Aman is the frontman of Beige Shelter, an indie folk band from Mississauga, Ont.

Engineering grad breaking into Toronto music scene with Beige Shelter

  Aditya Aman has come a long way since he graduated from Ryerson in 2009. When he was a student, he was too shy to even take part in an open mic night. Eight years later, he now feels comfortable playing to an audience. “Once you do something a few times, it feels like brushing your teeth. You don’t think […]

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, Music, students
Toronto Lingerie Designer teaches Self Love

Toronto Lingerie Designer teaches Self Love

  This Valentine’s Day, Mary Young wants people to focus on self love rather than feeling lonely. “Knowing your worth and your value isn’t defined by whether you get a bouquet of roses or you have a partner to be with, it’s about how much you love yourself and who you surround yourself with,” said Young. The Gladstone Hotel hosted […]

by Cherileigh Co· · Arts & Life, students
A Guide To Self Love

A Guide To Self Love

This Valentine’s Day, spread the love to everyone – including yourself. Mary Young, a Ryerson alumna and lingerie designer, spoke at the Gladstone Hotel last week to give a room of Toronto ladies a lesson in self appreciation. Here’s her 11-step guide to loving yourself: Write down five things you love about yourself Take time to think about what makes […]

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, News
“I Do” for The Love (Actually) Exhibition

“I Do” for The Love (Actually) Exhibition

The Love (Actually) Exhibition is a spread of diverse wedding photography. The intimate venue in the Gladstone Hotel showcases work from O’Neil’s colleagues and peers in the wedding photography community. Each image is accompanied by captions describing what makes each photo meaningful. The photos are all candid, seeking to illuminate the raw love and happiness in weddings.

All-female film crew and Ryerson alumna director premiere Below Her Mouth

All-female film crew and Ryerson alumna director premiere Below Her Mouth

Below Her Mouth pushes boundaries through the female gaze

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.

Valentine's Day treats. (Wikimedia Commons)

Valentine’s Day DIY gifts

Broke? Not about jewelry? Or chocolates? Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Emma Kimmerly takes you through how to make some cheap — and hilarious — Valentine’s Day gifts.

by Emma Kimmerly· · Arts & Life, Videos