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Ryerson endowment fund beating its benchmark

  By Bianca Bharti and Laura Howells The university’s endowment fund — which it uses to pay out scholarships, for example — outperformed its benchmark by more than two per cent last year. The university’s $130-million endowment fund, managed by Fiera Capital Corp., returned 10.3 per cent last year. Dan Hallett, an independent analyst and vice-president at HighView financial group said […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Business, News
Photo by Alex Li and Dilpreet Mantharoo. Scuto Events team members Navine Manivannan, Vilirsa Rajadurai, Kartik Balasundaram with StartMeUp Project Manager Kostyantyn Grabar.

Two TRSM students take home $25,000 to fund their businesses

What does it mean to win $25,000 for your business, while you’re still in university? To this year’s two winners of the Slaight New Venture competition, it means that they can pay their developers and avoid taking on a hefty loan to fund their businesses. The Slaight New Venture competition, supported by the Slaight Family Foundation, awards two prizes of […]

by Lisa Cumming· · Business
DMZ ranked top incubator in the world

DMZ ranked top incubator in the world

Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) has claimed top spot in a world ranking of university-managed technology incubators. These rankings were announced by UBI Global, a Stockholm-based research and advisory firm best known for its regional and global studies in evaluating global business incubation. Ryerson tied for first place out of 200 programs in its category with a U.K. based firm. […]

by Amanda Woodrow· · Business, News, On Campus
Lecture highlights importance of Bitcoin

Lecture highlights importance of Bitcoin

It’s the future of finance and the future of technology. That’s what Antony Chiesa, a third-year business management technology student, had to say about cryptocurrency during his lecture on Monday afternoon. Chiesa is giving six lectures on the topic at Ryerson, and said that it’s better than our current monetary system in so many ways. “A lot of people don’t […]

by Melissa Verge· · Business, News, On Campus
Facebook partners with Ryerson School of Journalism

Facebook partners with Ryerson School of Journalism

Video by: Zeinab Saidoun, Brandon Buechler, Kayla Paixao Have an idea for how to fight back against “fake news?” Facebook says it wants your input. On Jan. 25, the DMZ hosted a symposium in partnership with Facebook and the Ryerson School of Journalism called the Digital News Innovation Challenge. They unveiled more of Ryerson’s upcoming partnership with the social media […]

by Jack Hopkins· · Business, News, On Campus
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