Arts & Life

Students line up to collect their cheques in the Tecumseh Auditorium on Nov. 11 (Alexandra Sanders/Ryersonian Staff).

RSU health and dental refund cheques ready for pickup

Who couldn’t use some extra spending money before the holidays? Monday was the first day for Ryerson students to pick up their health and dental opt-out cheque from the RSU, which is  great, if you have the time. Students who opt out of both plans are reimbursed $300. Cheque disbursements are taking place at Tucumseh Auditorium and organized alphabetically by surname. […]

by Erynn Sally· · Health, News, On Campus, Top stories
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 7

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 7

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press.

Beards and Brews: Bellwoods Brewery

Beards and Brews: Bellwoods Brewery

November 8th is International Stout Day. It’s a day to celebrate all things dark and delicious in beer. One local microbrewery in the city has been pumping out some seriously fantastic stouts in the past few months. Named one of the top three new breweries in the world in 2012, Bellwoods Brewery is changing the way Torontonians look at beer. […]

by Dillon Rahkola· · Arts & Life, Food, Uncategorized
Author Douglas Coupland pens new fiction series ‘Temp’

Author Douglas Coupland pens new fiction series ‘Temp’

Douglas Coupland is known mainly for his international bestseller, Generation X. But with more than a dozen fiction novels, a handful of short stories, and long list of non-fiction under his belt, Coupland isn’t afraid to try new things. His latest literary venture is Temp, a serialized novella is coming out in Metro’s Canadian and global newspaper editions beginning on […]

by Maria Siassina· · Arts & Life, Literature, Media
Ryerson alumni discuss their TIFF short film experience

Ryerson alumni discuss their TIFF short film experience

A group of beginner filmmakers and directors said that the connections made while they were students at Ryerson University opened doors for them in a new career. On Nov. 6 a group of Ryerson’s grads featured at this year’s TIFF gathered at the Rogers Communication Centre to view and discuss their films with students. All of the filmmakers had recently […]

MUSIC: Red Bull Thre3style 2013 World DJ Championships Hits Toronto

MUSIC: Red Bull Thre3style 2013 World DJ Championships Hits Toronto

Nov. 4 marked the beginning of the Red Bull Thre3style 2013 World DJ Championships held right here in Toronto. The competition is a week-long event in which 21 of the world’s best DJs compete for the title of the “World Champion.” Each night, DJs from different countries will compete against each other by performing a 15-minute set, during which they […]

by Sarah Warne· · Arts & Life, Music
In pictures: Wearable Art Show 2013

In pictures: Wearable Art Show 2013

Ryerson fashion students were among designers who showcased their looks at Ryerson’s Wearable Art Show Tuesday night. Glitter,  four-inch heels and dramatic gowns hit the runway at Berkeley Church on Queen St. E. For promising Ryerson talent, the event was an opportunity for students to showcase their designs for free on a professional platform, says the show’s co-founder Ketzie Sherman. […]

(Vivian Ng / Special To the Ryersonian)

Canadian TV vs. the Internet

The popularity and critical acclaim of shows like Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones have led many to proclaim we are in a golden age of television. Globe and Mail TV columnist John Doyle wants to know how Canada fits into this era. “What has Canada contributed to this? Pretty much nothing,” he wrote in his Oct. 10 column. “Look […]

by Peter Lozinski· · Features, Media, Off Campus, On Campus
Despite studies, food addiction still not recognized as medical disorder

Despite studies, food addiction still not recognized as medical disorder

By Cait Davidson Ryersonian Staff The Oreo has been America’s bestselling cookie for more than a century, with people choosing them over thin mints, gingersnaps and shortbread. However, a study released last month by Connecticut College argues that Oreos are not only one of America’s favourite sweets; they can also be just as addicting as cocaine or even morphine. The […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Food, Health
Weekly Tech Update: Toronto Transit Apps

Weekly Tech Update: Toronto Transit Apps

We hear constantly that Ryerson is a commuter university – meaning that transit plays a huge part in our daily lives. If you’re not tracking your TTC streetcar or bus on your smartphone, downloading an app will prevent you from frustration when you’re late for work or class. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can stick to staring longingly […]

by Maria Siassina· · Arts & Life, Media
Emily Joveski, volunteer co-ordinator at The Scope, has been preparing for launch day.

Best of The Scope

The community-based campus radio station CKLN is long gone, its licence rescinded by the CRTC in 2011. But radio is back at Ryerson, in the form of The Scope. Although the online station is just a few months old, it features a variety of notable, weekly programs. Part of the Noise No student-run radio is complete without some classic punk, […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Media
In pictures: Bidding adieu to the final days of fall fashion

In pictures: Bidding adieu to the final days of fall fashion

Say goodbye to this Indian summer and hello to frigid winter mornings. Sweater weather is officially over. For students like Elizabeth Vandermey, it’s time to replace slick jumpers with Canada Goose jackets. There’s no denying that fall is by far the best season for fashion and, sadly, it’s coming to an end. Throughout the fall season, Ryerson students were spotted […]

Canada Reads 2014 offers insight to CanLit

Canada Reads 2014 offers insight to CanLit

The 13th annual CBC Canada Reads competition began in early October, and host Jian Ghomeshi announced the top 40 books chosen by Canadians on Oct. 24. Public voting for the top 10 came to a close this Sunday. And in a matter of weeks five panellists will be revealed and each will choose a novel to defend. Conversation about the […]

by Maria Siassina· · Arts & Life, Literature
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 6

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 6

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press.

In pictures: How stylish is Hudson’s Bay’s new Sochi 2014 collection?

In pictures: How stylish is Hudson’s Bay’s new Sochi 2014 collection?

The mitts are back. To celebrate the 100-day countdown to the official start of the Sochi 2014 Olympic games, the Hudson’s Bay Company unveiled its 2014 Winter Games clothesline last week, including the iconic red mittens from Vancouver 2012. But how does this year’s Olympic-themed line stack up in the world of design? Fourth-year Ryerson fashion design student Alora Arnold and third-year fashion […]

Beards and Brews: IPAs in Cans

Beards and Brews: IPAs in Cans

Cans are making a comeback in the beer industry and they’re no longer reserved for the cheap stuff. Craft beer companies in Canada are turning to cans as their vessel of choice when it comes to packaging their world class beer. Unfortunately in the past, canned beer has been pinned with the misconception that the beer inside is of poor […]

by Dillon Rahkola· · Arts & Life, Food, Uncategorized
In pictures: JCU House of Horrors

In pictures: JCU House of Horrors

Halloween was extra spooky at Ryerson this year with the Journalism Course Union’s House of Horrors. In case you missed it, The Ryersonian’s Shazah Ayub and Nuruddin Qorane were there to find out what was causing all the shrieking from the Journalism student lounge Thursday night. More: Earlier: Our House of Horrors live blog with reactions from students

Food bus to sell fresh produce launches at Ryerson

Food bus to sell fresh produce launches at Ryerson

Ryerson students were first to get a look at a food program aimed to bring fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables to select neighbourhoods across the city – but they won’t be able to benefit from it on campus. FoodShare Toronto launched the Mobile Good Food Market program at Ryerson on Gould St. Thursday, unveiling the bus that will allow customers […]

by Shazah Ayub· · Arts & Life, Food
In pictures: Halloween on campus

In pictures: Halloween on campus

Halloween on a university campus is sometimes a luck of the draw — especially because our campus is located in downtown Toronto. It seems the older students get, the less they want to get creative with their costumes. Luckily, we ran into some students who are happy to dress up for class, and even happier to pose for a photo.

by Maria Siassina· · Fashion, In pictures, Interactives

Crime rises on Halloween but not at Ryerson

Halloween marks an increase in the number of crimes reported to police, especially violent offences and property violations, but the same spike in criminal activity doesn’t affect Ryerson, security personnel say. “We have not noticed a trend in increased incidents from a Halloween weekend to any other weekend with parties happening on or around campus,” said Tanya Fermin-Poppleton, manager of […]

by Nicole Skripkariuk· · Arts & Life
(Photo by Sydney Poulos)

Halloween Trends 2013

 By Hayley Brauer and Sarah Warne Halloween is right around the corner and many students are still searching for the perfect costume. Malabar has been in business for 90 years and is still one of the most popular costume shops in Toronto. Malabar employee Alana Sambey, explains that most people still gravitate towards classic and timeless costumes. “There’s nothing really […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Videos
In pictures: Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2014

In pictures: Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2014

Toronto Fashion week was in full swing last week. Attendees were spotted sporting some of fall’s biggest fashion trends. Floppy hats, fur, statement skirts and trendy coats had taken over David Pecaut Square. Here are some of the hottest looks from the last day of Toronto Fashion Week.

Video: Ryerson’s Eggy the Mascot gets his ‘Thriller’ on

Video: Ryerson’s Eggy the Mascot gets his ‘Thriller’ on

Today is Devil’s Night, also known as the day before Halloween, and everybody is getting into the spirit — even Ryerson’s beloved mascot, Eggy. Check out this festive video, featuring the Ryerson Dance Pak and Eggy as the lead, dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

by Maria Siassina· · Arts & Life, Music
Ryerson grants Councillor Josh Matlow access to Sam sign

Ryerson grants Councillor Josh Matlow access to Sam sign

The Sam the Record Man sign received a long-awaited visitor at its current warehouse home Tuesday afternoon. More than a month after he made his request, Ryerson granted Coun. Josh Matlow’s wish to see the iconic music store sign, under the university’s care after it bought the store location in 2008. “It was fascinating,” Matlow said in an interview after […]

by Sahar Fatima· · In pictures, Music, News
6 easy last-minute DIY costumes for Halloween

6 easy last-minute DIY costumes for Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching, and as you sort out your plans for the night, don’t forget that Halloween is never costume optional. If you’re one of those people who have left your costume to the last minute and don’t have the time to put together anything extravagant, we’re here to help. Here’s a list of costumes you can put together […]

7 tips to cut your grocery bill

7 tips to cut your grocery bill

Ryerson trio vital to receiving $3-million grant

Ryerson trio vital to receiving $3-million grant

Three Ryerson professors played an integral role in earning one of the largest grants in school history. Sepali Guruge, Josephine Wong and Souraya Sidani from the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing recieved a $3 million grant from the Movember Foundation. It was awarded for their investigative project focusing on reducing mental health stigma in Asian male communities in Canada. The […]

by Hayley Brauer· · Arts & Life, News, On Campus
The role of locally grown food in the services industry

The role of locally grown food in the services industry

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by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Food, News, On Campus
Cost of convenience inflates grocery bills

Cost of convenience inflates grocery bills

Students spend upwards of 28 per cent more when shopping at grocery stores that are in Ryerson’s vicinity versus discount stores, according to a test of various prices from nearby grocers conducted by The Ryersonian. In fact, Ryerson’s campus is surrounded by mostly pricey brand name grocers such as Metro, Loblaws and Sobeys, an issue for many students on tight […]

by Carly Thomas· · Arts & Life, Food
No Scrubs for Ryerson’s nurses

No Scrubs for Ryerson’s nurses

Ryerson students from the Nursing Students’ Union and Canadian Nursing Students’ Association are trying to convince MTV to cancel its new reality show, Scrubbing In, because they believe that its party-themed dramatization will negatively portray the nursing profession to the public. “Historically, the nursing profession has been burdened with sexualization, objectification, and stereotypes. This has improved over time,” said Alfred […]

The List: Toronto Halloween parties

Halloween is fast approaching and the big question on everybody’s mind is: where should I go? With the city playing host to a number of themed parties, The Ryersonian has created a guide of hot spots in Toronto. Whether you’re in the mood to go dancing or take in the amazing costumes, we’ve got you covered. All events are 19+ […]

by Sarah Warne· · Arts & Life, Music
Tuesday Tech Talk with Michael Duncan: Oct. 29

Tuesday Tech Talk with Michael Duncan: Oct. 29

Host: Michael Duncan Producer: Tanya Mok Assistant producer: Jasmine Pazzano **** By Michael Duncan Ryersonian Staff Your Office 365 trial has ended and going through Blackboard to access Ryerson’s Google Docs is a chore. You’ve downloaded a word processor for your phone, but  no one wants to write a 1,000-word essay with a touch keyboard that features bizarre word prediction. […]

Gambling addiction an increasing problem for university students: group

Gambling addiction an increasing problem for university students: group

Toronto may not be getting a casino, but Ryerson students are still at risk of developing a gambling addiction, according to one group. Know the Score 2, an interactive gambling awareness program, was on campus Monday sharing information about the potential problems students can encounter. It says young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 are two to three […]

by Greg DeClara· · Arts & Life
Q&A: ‘Bad Grandpa’ star Johnny Knoxville

Q&A: ‘Bad Grandpa’ star Johnny Knoxville

Jackass star Johnny Knoxville’s comedy movie Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa hit the theatres Friday, topping the weekend box office charts with US$32 million in ticket sales opening weekend. Using hidden camera footage, the movie follows 86-year-old Irving Zisman and his eight-year-old grandson Billy (played by Jackson Nicoll) as they pull pranks on unsuspecting people on a road trip across the U.S. […]

by Sahar Fatima· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Beards and Brews: Pumpkin Season

Beards and Brews: Pumpkin Season

Autumn is a fantastic time of the year for exciting and delicious seasonal beers. These fall offerings usually have a higher-than-normal alcohol content (five per cent or more), as well as the addition of ingredients that identify with the season. Adding pumpkin spices to all sorts of different beverages seems to be the growing trend all over North America. Pumpkin […]

by Dillon Rahkola· · Arts & Life, Food

Grub Hub: Takeout treasure

Camera/Editor: Amir P. Tabrizian-pour Producers: Tara Deschamps, Marie Alcober Graphics: Josh Kolm

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Features, Food, Videos
The newly renovated journalism lounge, now called the venn at the Rogers Communications Centre in Toronto, ON on Oct. 25. Photo by Hayley Brauer/Ryerson University

‘The Venn’ wins as the new name for RCC103

“The Venn” was announced as the winner of the “Name This Space” contest, organized by journalism school chair Ivor Shapiro and news media technical coordinator Lesley Salvadori, Friday morning. The space, connecting the Ryersonian newsroom, the Ryerson Review of Journalism, and the journalism Ideas Lab, was renovated this past summer. Journalism students submitted ideas, which were narrowed down to three. Harlan […]

by Sydney Poulos· · Arts & Life, News, On Campus
CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais speaks at Ryereson University for the launch of Let's Talk TV: A conversation with Canadians on October 24, 2013. Peter Lozinski / Ryersonian Staff

Ryerson hosts launch of CRTC discussion on the future of Canadian broadcasting

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is asking people to join a discussion about the future of television in the country. CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais was at Ryerson Thursday to launch the first session of Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians. The discussion is aimed at creating a framework “that in its essence will have to be dynamic, flexible [and] […]

by Peter Lozinski· · Media, News, On Campus
Blue and Gold Day: Ryerson’s Ram-bunctious school spirit finally makes an appearance

Blue and Gold Day: Ryerson’s Ram-bunctious school spirit finally makes an appearance

Ryerson’s first school spirit day ended on a booming note at Thursday’s men’s hockey game between the Ryerson Rams and the Guelph Gryphons at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) held Blue and Gold Day in support of the game  to encourage school pride around campus. The Rams won big, defeating the Gryphons 6-1 in front of 2,156 […]

by Sarah Warne· · Arts & Life, Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
In pictures: Saris and spices at Ryerson’s South Asian Tea House

In pictures: Saris and spices at Ryerson’s South Asian Tea House

Flowing saris and mouth-watering goodies featured in Thursday’s South Asian Tea House at Ryerson. Held every month, the International Tea House welcomes students of all backgrounds to experience a taste of diversity on campus. This month’s theme was South Asia. The event, held by the International Student Services,  featured South Asian food, a sari-tying competition and cultural items from throughout […]

In pictures: Soothing the soul during Ryerson’s Mental Wellbeing Week

In pictures: Soothing the soul during Ryerson’s Mental Wellbeing Week

Puppies, video games and ice skating were all on the itinerary for Ryerson’s Mental Wellbeing Week at Ryerson. Emily Westover captures students taking advantage of the school’s efforts to encourage healthy breaks during a stressful midterm period.  

A yearbook photo of Robinson at a drafting table. (Ryerson Archives)

Taking a look back at some of Rye’s female pioneers

Women didn’t always outnumber men in Ryerson’s classrooms. The first graduating class of the technical training institute in 1950 had only 30 women out of 190 students. They were entering programs like business, food technology and interior design with the determination to challenge male-dominated classrooms and campus arenas like the student press and athletics. For women’s history month, The Ryersonian […]

by Anam Latif· · Arts & Life

Ryerson professor crowdfunds new breast cancer treatment technology

A Ryerson physics professor is behind an online crowd-funding crusade to fund a technology that will advance the treatment of breast cancer. Michael Kolios and Gregory Czarnota, an oncologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, are using an Indiegogo campaign to spread the word and stimulate funding for three locations that will perform clinical studies on their brainchild project, WaveCheck. The […]

Meat-ing in the middle

Meat-ing in the middle

Keren Chen wanted more than just the perfect steak. The third-year nutrition and food science student was looking for high-quality meat that would fuel her athletic needs, without breaking the bank. But instead of going to her local grocer, the 20-year-old started Urban Rancher in March, a meat distributing business that epitomizes farm-to-table dining. The concept is simple: Urban Rancher […]

by Natalie Chu· · Arts & Life, Food
Graeme Smith, winner of the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction for his book The Dogs Are Eating Them Now, accepts the prize from Hon. Hilary M. Weston in Toronto (CNW Group/The Writers' Trust of Canada)

Ryerson graduate wins prestigious non-fiction prize

A Ryerson journalism graduate has won Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for the best non-fiction book published in Canada this year. Graeme Smith, the author of The Dogs are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan, was awarded the prize on Monday night at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Read The Ryersonian’s Q&A with Smith The book is about Smith’s […]

by Tara Deschamps· · Arts & Life, Literature

Ryerson street style: Black is the new black

Fall is in full swing and vibrant colours, prints and patterns seem to have disappeared underneath dark shades and layers. This week, Ryerson students resorted to classic dark colours like black, which is always in vogue.

by Shazah Ayub· · Arts & Life, Fashion, In pictures

VIDEO: Is the Ryerson theatre school haunted?

by Jordan White· · Arts & Life, Theatre
From rooftop to table, Ryerson grows a local food system on campus

From rooftop to table, Ryerson grows a local food system on campus

Right now it’s a field of weeds in the sky, but the wild side of the engineering building’s rooftop will be growing artichoke and zucchini next season. As politicians at Queen’s Park consider a local food act to support Ontario-grown food, Ryerson is going through a hyper local food movement of its own. Creating a “Grow to Throw” food cycle on campus is the […]

by Lee Marshall· · Food, News, On Campus
Kamal Al-Solaylee at the Word on the Street Festival (Natalie Chu/Ryersonian Staff)

Kamal Al-Solaylee wins Toronto Book Award

After coming up short in similar contests on four previous occasions Kamal Al-Solaylee could be forgiven for saying he was completely surprised that he had finally won, even as he was announced as winner. “It was such a daze, I didn’t not expect to win at all,” said Al-Solaylee in a phone interview of his Toronto Book Award win. The Ryerson […]

by Natalie Chu· · Arts & Life, Literature
VIDEO: Great Scott! A DeLorean transformer takes the Ryersonian back to the future

VIDEO: Great Scott! A DeLorean transformer takes the Ryersonian back to the future

Story by: Robby Frankel Producer: Joshua McLean Where Venessa Koch is going, she won’t need roads. Because when the pavement runs out, the Ryerson theatre grad’s DeLorean costume (the iconic ’80s ride from the Back to the Future movies) impressively transforms into, well, a transformer. Confusing?Maybe. Amazing? Definitely. The costume, made of corrugated plastic, is a near-perfect replica of Doc […]

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