Arts & Life

VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

Hosts: Rebecca Mildon and Sarah-Joyce Battersby Producer: Joshua McLean

Q&A: Writer Graeme Smith

Afghanistan has a hold on Graeme Smith. The former Globe and Mail war reporter and Ryerson journalism alumnus lived in the country from 2006 to 2009, and returned again years later, driven by what he describes as a curiosity to see how the country would fare after NATO troops withdrew. His new book, The Dogs Are Eating Them Now, nominated for the […]

by Kelsey Rolfe· · Arts & Life, Literature, Off Campus
Mysterious Church Street structure explained

Mysterious Church Street structure explained

Text by Anam Latif Camera and editing by Nicole Servinis and Amir P. Tabrizian-pour The Student Life Centre mock-up on Church Street is going to stay put for at least another year instead of being torn down in November as originally planned. The mock-up, which looks like an art installation, is a smaller version of the curtain wall that will […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Visual Arts & Design

Around campus this week: What to do September 23-29

Need a study break? The Ryersonian brings you a roundup of campus events this week. For the politically charged: The second annual Jack Layton lecture will feature speaker, advocate and political icon Ed Broadbent as he discusses the philosophical and historical successes of social democracy. If you’re in the mood for social change, head over to the free lecture after […]

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 2

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 2

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. News round-up: Justin Trudeau visits Ryerson The Leafs’ Cody Franson practicing at Ryerson Bus crash kills two Carleton students Student costs rising faster than inflation Ryerson […]

Ryerson street style: Goodbye summer

With summer officially over and the cool fall months fast approaching, chunky knits, beanies, riding boots and biker jackets have taken over Ryerson. Here are some of the most stylish fall looks spotted on campus this week. All photos taken by Shazah Ayub.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Fashion, In pictures
Grub Hub: Battle of the Burrito

Grub Hub: Battle of the Burrito

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

by Sarah Murphy· · Arts & Life, Features, Food
Ryersonian Beer Week: Day 5

Ryersonian Beer Week: Day 5

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features, Food
Ryersonian Beer Week: Day 4

Ryersonian Beer Week: Day 4

Host: Nicole Servinis Camera: Amir P. Tabrizian-pour Editing: Amir P. Tabrizian-pour and Marie Alcober

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features, Food
Velvet cuff boots and a vintage box bag. Just two of the budget finds Ryersonian staff scouted at Value Village. (Jordan White, Ryersonian Staff)

On a budget: Find a fall wardrobe without breaking the bank

by Anam Latif, May Warren and Jordan White Looking to revamp your wardrobe on a student budget this fall? You don’t have to break the bank to find stylish essentials and even designer pieces. The Ryersonian rounds up a few of downtown Toronto’s best thrift stores – from vintage styles to cheap fall looks, we’ve got it all here. Click […]

Ryersonian Beer Week: Day 3

Ryersonian Beer Week: Day 3

  Host: Nicole Servinis Producers: Amir P. Tabrizian-pour, Marie Alcober Camera/Editor: Amir P. Tabrizian-pour

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features, Food
From left to right: Aeon Attire designers Wei Ming Yuan, Patrick Lum, Wei Dong Yuan (Lauren Murphy / Ryersonian Staff)

In the Zone: Ryerson fashion startup success

The next big runway look may just come from within our campus walls. With the launch of Ryerson’s Fashion Zone, students can access a wealth of resources and mentorship in order to turn their big dreams of starting their own fashion label or venture into reality. Similar to the Digital Media Zone, the Zone serves as an incubator for students’ […]

by Lauren S. Murphy· · Arts & Life, Fashion
London’s Calling: Ryerson students win Topshop design contest

London’s Calling: Ryerson students win Topshop design contest

London was calling to four Ryerson students, whose Canadian-inspired fashion designs caught the eye of Hudson’s Bay Co. executives and British retailer Topshop. The team created a 10-piece fashion line and business plan for Topshop to enter the Canadian market, and won a trip across the pond to present it. “It was a really great experience … it makes you […]

by Kelsey Rolfe· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Ryerson short film “Noah” gets big break with TIFF win

Ryerson short film “Noah” gets big break with TIFF win

Big things really do come in small packages — at least on YouTube. Ryerson grads Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg can surely attest to that after their short film Noah won YouTube’s award for Best Canadian Short Film at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. “We were both shocked to hear we had won,” said Cederberg in a Facebook message […]

by Jonathan Forani· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Still from "I Know Places" (Courtesy Lucas Ford)

Experimental films exhibit at RIC

Film students are taking centre stage at the Ryerson Image Centre’s first student art exhibit of the year, but this is not your typical movie-going experience. “Moving Frames, Shifting Boundaries: Artistic Experiments and Innovation in Film and Video,” featuring 65 films by first and second-year Ryerson students, opens tonight at the Ryerson Image Centre’s first exhibition of the year. The films are […]

by Samantha Fernandes· · Arts & Life, Film & Television

The List: film events this month

Suffering from TIFF withdrawal? The star-studded festival may be over, but that doesn’t mean the city is done celebrating its film obsession. We’ve got a list of wallet-friendly screenings this week. And by wallet-friendly, we mean free. Scotiabank “Summer of Free” Movie Tour The last free movie of the summer is actually on Ryerson’s campus. Bring your student ID and […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Ryersonian Beer Week: Day 2

Ryersonian Beer Week: Day 2

Host: Nicole Servinis Producers: Amir P. Tabrizian-pour, Marie Alcober Camera/Editor: Amir P. Tabrizian-pour

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Features, Food, Videos
Sharing sounds on smartphones

Sharing sounds on smartphones

It wasn’t really an “aha!” moment. Rather, the idea for enRUe, the equivalent of Google Docs for audio files, evolved slowly out of an incessant need to share real-time audio files between several users as efficiently as possible. Although the smartphone app is the culmination of six years of hard work for Jacky Tuinstra Harrison, she doesn’t plan on cashing […]

by Robby Frankel· · Music, News, On Campus
Ryersonian Beer Week: Day 1

Ryersonian Beer Week: Day 1

Host: Nicole Servinis Producers: Amir P. Tabrizian-pour, Marie Alcober Camera/Editor: Amir P. Tabrizian-pour

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Features, Food, Videos
Rye's HomeGrown has eight gardens on campus, including one on Gould Street outside Kerr Hall and another on the roof of the engineering building. Some of the harvest goes to the Community Food Room.

Around campus: What to do September 16-22

Need a study break? The Ryersonian brings you a roundup of campus events this week. For the art lover: The Ryerson Image Centre kicks off Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art on Wednesday. This multimedia group exhibition looks at activism in contemporary indigenous art. It is a new media art installation, so look forward to a unique viewing experience. Spend an afternoon at […]

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 1

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 1

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. News round up: Sam the Record Man sign Gould street’s new look St Mary’s University student pleads guilty to sexual assault David E. Smith’s new book […]

VIDEO: Ryerson’s new gallery opens with Young Architects of Spain exhibit

VIDEO: Ryerson’s new gallery opens with Young Architects of Spain exhibit

by Jordan White· · Features, Videos, Visual Arts & Design

VIDEO: Ryerson grads talk about filmmaking for TIFF

As the Toronto International Film Festival winds down, the buzz surrounding Ryerson student films in the Short Cuts Canada programmes is just picking up. For Ryerson grads Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg, their short film “Noah,” shot on a webcam for some $300, is hitting the big time online. Their film has been featured on major sites Gawker and the […]

by Jonathan Forani· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Grub Hub: Frank-ly speaking

Grub Hub: Frank-ly speaking

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

by Marie Alcober· · Arts & Life, Features, Food

Rhythmic gymnast brings her ribbons to fashion school

Student by day, rhythmic gymnast and fashion designer by night; life is a fine balancing act for Kelsey Titmarsh. Having put her routines to bed and long days of training behind her, Titmarsh is now focusing on being a student in Ryerson’s fashion program. But before hitting the books, Titmarsh dedicated a majority of her life to gymnastics. She joined […]

David Smith (Samantha Fernandes / Ryersonian Staff)

Q&A: Political scientist David Smith

For an extended version of the interview below, click here Renowned Canadian political scientist David E. Smith has joined Ryerson as a distinguished visiting professor with the Faculty of Arts’ department of politics and public administration for a one-year term. Smith, who has an honorary doctorate from Ryerson, is professor emeritus in political studies at the University of Saskatchewan and senior […]

by Samantha Fernandes· · Arts & Life, Literature
Dunkaroo Cookie Sandwiches from vegan bakery APieCalypse Now. Two sugar cookies filled with a vegan cream cheese frosting made from coconut milk and artificial cream cheese flavouring. Plus sprinkles.

IN PHOTOS: Good Food Festival

The RSU and Community Food Room hosted a Good Food Festival on campus Wednesday. Students could sample vegan baked goods, check out what’s growing in Ryerson’s own gardens, and munch on quinoa burgers from The Ram in the Rye. Photographs by Chantale Dahmer.

by Sarah-Joyce Battersby· · Arts & Life, Food, In pictures

Street style on campus during TIFF week

by Nicole Servinis· · Arts & Life, Fashion, In pictures
TIFF advice from film critic Adam Nayman

TIFF advice from film critic Adam Nayman

Adam Nayman teaches documentary survey at Ryerson’s School of Journalism. He also teaches at the University of Toronto and is a film critic for The Globe and Mail and The Grid. Reporter Jordan White asked Nayman for some TIFF recommendations.

by Jordan White· · Arts & Life, Film & Television

TIFF this week best bets

It can get pretty crazy out there at TIFF, so we’ve put together a curated list of what’s playing at the Ryerson Theatre this week.  (Most of these are sold out online, so make sure to check out our guide to rushing films and scoring seats). TODAY: Don Jon (3 p.m.) Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut Don Jon is about […]

by Jordan White· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
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Ten essentials for rushing TIFF

She’s given us tips on how to survive a TIFF rush line. Our expert, Samantha Lui, also gives us a peek at what she carries with her while braving the wait. 1 | Water Always, ALWAYS bring water.  A bottle of water is crucial as it’s easy to get dehydrated waiting outside for a long period of time. 2 | Snacks If you’re someone […]

by Samantha Lui· · Arts & Life, Film & Television

TIFF: a case of bedbucks

Letting a stranger into your bed might make you some money this TIFF. With hotel prices skyrocketing during these 11 days of the Toronto International Film Festival, many movie-goers coming to the city are looking to classified advertising sites like Craigslist and Airbnb to save money on accommodations. “It’s kind of a no-brainer if you have the space and you’re […]

by Jonathan Forani· · Arts & Life, Film & Television

Ryerson Style: back to school trends on campus

Ryerson students are bringing Fall 2013 runway looks to Gould Street’s yellow walkway as they head back to class this September. Dapper menswear, tweed jackets and whimsical sweater skirt combos are just a few of the designer-originated trends students are making their own. GQ says blue was one of the most popular menswear colours on fall 2013 runways. Second year accounting […]

by Lauren S. Murphy· · Arts & Life, Fashion
The rush line for The F Word. (Samantha Lui / Ryersonian Staff)

TIFF rush lines: a guide to success

Frustrated with TIFF’s virtual waiting room? Determined to see Benedict Cumberbatch in the flesh? If you couldn’t score tickets to your must-see flick or just decided to join the festivities late in the game, have no fear, the Ryersonian’s rush line guide is here. As someone who’s waited in a rush line for eight hours to see Ryan Gosling’s latest […]

by Samantha Lui· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
All this for only $5 at various campus eateries.

$5 meal deals keep bellies, wallets full

The recent change of Ryerson’s food carrier brings a $5 “Dolla-Ram-A” option at several campus eateries. The promotion offers students a variety of meal options at a low cost. The new meals, curated by culinary maven Joshna Maharaj, are part of an overall shift in food management on campus which began earlier this year with the institution of Chartwells as […]

by a8hameed· · Food, News, On Campus

VIDEO: Dozens audition to dance for the Pak

Reporter/Camera/Editor: Marie Alcober

by Marie Alcober· · Arts & Life, Visual Arts & Design

TIFF stars grace Ryerson Theatre’s red carpet

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by Nicole Servinis· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Ryerson dancers perform their final piece, Rouge, on opening night.   
Photo Courtesy of Wendy Chan

Students dance to the beat

All eyes were fixed on the young dancer who faced the crowd. She was dressed in pyjamas, her hair in pigtails, and was holding a can of whipped cream. It was the scene of an upset girl, as she brooded in her bedroom. There was no music. Instead, this was the first and only dancer of the night to communicate […]

by Kailah Bharath· · Arts & Life, Theatre
Final walk for Matis By Lucian Matis. Photographed by Sabina Sohail

Sitting down with fashion design’s top alumnus

Ryerson University fashion design grad Lucian Matis will host two runway shows at World MasterCard Fashion Week each season; this is common knowledge to every Toronto fashion journalist. This year, Matis by Lucian Matis Fall/Winter 2013 collection made its debut on the third day of Fashion Week, which had journalists thinking it would be a simple spring line with an […]

by Sabina Sohail· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Students attempt to kickstart projects online

Students attempt to kickstart projects online

Up to $557 million has been pledged to fund creative projects on Kickstarter.com since 2009. Veronica Mars writer Rob Thomas and lead actress Kristen Bell used the website and managed to raise $2 million in pledges to help create a movie based on the teen drama television series. But it’s not just big name Hollywood stars that are using Kickstarter.com, […]

WATCH: Ché’s Flavour Revolution: Jerk Chicken

WATCH: Ché’s Flavour Revolution: Jerk Chicken

Behind the spicy, smoky and savoury taste of jerk chicken is a history as rich as its flavour, filled with traditions and stories of survival. Ryerson professor of Caribbean studies Robert Stewart says the origins of jerk can be traced back to the aboriginal communities of the Caribbean. “It goes all the way back to the Arawaks of the greater […]

by Lindsay Smith· · Arts & Life, Food, Videos
Barbeque, burgers and fries: the perfect summer meal

WATCH: Ché’s Flavour Revolution: Fruit n’ Nut Edition

In episode four, Ché Perreira and nutrition student Kayzad Patel use a new technique to convince Ryerson students to eat healthy snacks. Filmed and edited by Dillon Lobo.

by Lindsay Smith· · Arts & Life, Food, News, Videos
WATCH: Ché’s Flavour Revolution: Paramount Fine Foods

WATCH: Ché’s Flavour Revolution: Paramount Fine Foods

In episode two of this weekly series, Ché Perreira visits Paramount Fine Foods, a Middle Eastern restaurant across from the Eaton Centre on Yonge Street. (Filmed and edited by Dillon Lobo)  

by Lindsay Smith· · Arts & Life, Food, Videos
WATCH: Episode one of ‘Che’s Flavour Revolution

WATCH: Episode one of ‘Che’s Flavour Revolution

Each week, we will visit a diverse restaurant near campus that has affordable, delicious and healthy meal options. In episode one of “Ché’s Flavour Revolution,” we showcase Tasty’s Caribbean Restaurant at Yonge and Elm Streets. Credit to Dillon Lobo for filming and editing, and to Olivia Stefanovich for her impromptu acting cameo.  

by Lindsay Smith· · Arts & Life, Food, Videos
WATCH: Topshop Spring Trends

WATCH: Topshop Spring Trends

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Videos
Unlocking the Unexpected: A review of New Voices 2013

Unlocking the Unexpected: A review of New Voices 2013

The stage lights rise and the play begins. A mentally ill mother returns to her family home, which she has left two year ago. She becomes overwhelmed by the sight of her husband and decides to lock herself in the bathroom. Now is when things begin to take a strange turn. The mother’s 23-year-old son reunites with her in the […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Theatre
Barbeque, burgers and fries: the perfect summer meal

Student survival recipe: summer edition

Makes 2-3 servings Ingredients: 1 kg (1 pkg.) ground turkey 1 pkg. bacon 3 tbsp Vegeta or salt Black pepper to taste 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1 egg 2 tomatoes diced 1/2 diced red onion 1/2 jalapeño 1 ripe avocado 1/2 of the juice of a lemon 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 4-6 slices light rye bread Goat cheese to taste […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Food
Students attempt to kickstart projects online

Students attempt to kickstart projects online

Up to $557 million has been pledged to fund creative projects on Kickstarter.com since 2009. Veronica Mars writer Rob Thomas and lead actress Kristen Bell used the website and managed to raise $2 million in pledges to help create a movie based on the teen drama television series. But it’s not just big name Hollywood stars that are using Kickstarter.com, […]

Mass Exodus celebrates 25 years

Mass Exodus celebrates 25 years

Over 250 models have been cast to walk the 150-foot runway at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) for this year’s Mass Exodus fashion show, marking the show’s 25th anniversary. It has come a long way since the first student show — or exhibit rather — in 1988, which was housed in an empty warehouse off Queen Street. This year’s Mass […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Fashion