Arts & Life

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
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