Students lined Gould Street on Wednesday at the part-time job fair at Ryerson.

Employers give tips to students looking for part-time jobs

Students and employers flooded Gould Street on Thursday for Ryerson’s part-time jobs fair. Thirty-six employers set up tables to recruit Ryerson talent. Event coordinator, Jean-Pierre Fernandes said he was happy with the traffic the fair generated. “Employers talked about how impressed they were the calibre of students that were coming through,” said Fernandes. He added that some students told him […]

by David Greenberg· · Business, career, jobs, News
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Rye grad creates makeup line for men

Waking up with a face full of acne on the day of prom can be a nightmare for some high school students, but for Andrew Grella it was the inspiration behind forming his company. “I went to my mom and she said, ‘Let me put some makeup on you,’ and I said she was crazy,” Grella said. “So I left […]

Ben Isotta-Riches, CIO of Aviva Canada. (Courtesy Keifer Wiseman)

Aviva Canada and the DMZ partnering to support startups

Aviva Canada and Ryerson’s DMZ unveiled a new partnership last Wednesday to help tech startups emerge break into their industries. The goal? To bring fresh ideas and encourage innovation in insurance and brokerage by collaborating with startups. Aviva Canada, a Canadian property and casualty insurance company made the official announcement at Ryerson on March 23. Abdullah Snobar, executive director of […]

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Rye grad student making miracle recovery, wins big at Three Minute Thesis competition

Doctors said it would be years before the Ryerson graduate student could go back to school.

From left-to-right: Jesse Berger, Krysten Connely and Saad Rahman. (Courtesy of Suelan Toye)

Ryerson MBA team wins international competition

Three Ryerson MBA students won top prize and People’s Choice award at an online international investment case study competition last week. Ryerson MBA students Jesse Berger, Krysten Connely and Saad Rahman represented Ryerson in the competition. The team submitted a high-production video of  their case study solution to the judges in the fall of 2015. Teams were faced with the […]

Reaching beyond your zone

Reaching beyond your zone

Correction: The print version of this story incorrectly stated that Monica Jako is the director of strategic planning and partnerships in the DMZ. She is, in fact, the director of strategic planning and partnerships in the faculty of arts. The mistake has been corrected.  If a fortune teller told Barbara Lukasz, a fourth-year English student, about the year-long transformation that […]

For many students, the idea of landing a job is just as stress inducing as not. This is what’s known as a career identity crisis.  (Courtesy of Wikicommons)

A nine-to-five day scares millennials away

Career anxiety among Ryerson students is a growing problem.

Nursing student Betty Wang says long, unpaid placements at hospitals take a toll on students' health.

Nursing students struggle to balance unpaid hospital placements with paid jobs

Fourth-year Ryerson nursing student Kinza Malik got a pretty good idea of what it’s like to be a nurse during her clinical placement at a Toronto hospital this year. She got to do nearly everything a registered nurse does, from monitoring patients after surgery to working their grueling 12-hour shifts. The only thing she didn’t get? Paid. Nursing students must […]

Students at the Ted Rogers School of Management feel that
Ryerson's polytechnic past is hindering their chances of landing jobs. (Lilly Greenblatt/Ryersonian Staff)

TRSM students “undervalued” in job recruiting process

The Ryerson brand has come a long way from the insulting “Rye High” nickname. However, some students from the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) believe the university’s past as a polytechnical institute may be a factor working against them when it comes to job recruiters.   Shayna Asgill, a fourth-year business management student and vice president of the Ryerson […]

by Nadine Habib· · Business, career, degrees, News, On Campus
(Steven Goetz/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson a leader in workforce innovation

New Ryerson University partnership to help workers secure employment by providing essential skills training

by Samantha Tapp· · Business, career, News
More students turning to master’s degrees

More students turning to master’s degrees

Many students are looking at master’s programs with the hope that further education will come with an employability that a bachelor’s degree just can’t give them anymore.

Ryerson grad launches Double OO Spy Academy, an after-school kids program

Ryerson grad launches Double OO Spy Academy, an after-school kids program

Double OO Spy Academy is a new spy-themed east end after-school and weekend program for kids.

Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, visited Ryerson's Digital Media Zone on Oct. 27, 2015. He was joined by lieutenant-governor of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Sheldon Levy to discuss innovation and education with young entrepreneurs. (Krista Robinson/Ryersonian Staff)

Prince Edward visits the DMZ

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, spent the first part of his 37th official trip to Canada meeting with the founders of three startup companies at the DMZ.

How to display your work for future employers

How to display your work for future employers

  The paperless wave is taking over the job hunt. Employers in fields like graphic design, journalism and photography want to see your resumé and portfolio online. “More and more we’re getting students coming in asking about online – their presence, social media, a website,” said Ian Ingles, Ryerson Career Centre’s operations manager. Ingles said a website “makes your application […]

Upcoming grads face tougher job market after Future Shop closure

Upcoming grads face tougher job market after Future Shop closure

Canada’s job market took another blow this weekend when Best Buy closed Future Shop. The move cost more than 1500 jobs, 500 of which are full time and 1,000 are part time. Among the many affected across Canada are the most vulnerable in the economy, students, in particular those preparing to graduate in the coming weeks. Best Buy said it […]

by Haaruun Dhubat· · career, News
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Interning in the U.S. of Eh

So you’re thinking about moving to the United States, eh? Perhaps it’s for an internship or to launch your career right after graduation. It’s no secret that many young Canadian media and performance professionals cross the border to get experience. Industry capitals New York and Los Angeles attract dozens of students from Ryerson every year. But what is it really […]

Rye student tries to change the way we think about going to university

Rye student tries to change the way we think about going to university

When Gizelle Lao finished her TED Talk, she says she walked off the stage feeling a greater rush of emotions than she ever had in university. “Your subjective thinking sparks innovation,” she said to the crowd of hundreds. Lao was speaking at the fifth annual TEDxRyersonU conference. Her TED Talk was about taking down binaries that are part of our […]

More workshops in professional soft skills offered to graduate students

More workshops in professional soft skills offered to graduate students

The Yeates School of Graduate Studies has expanded and re-launched its professional skills program that includes a new partnership with an online trainer. Future Smart: Essential Professional Skills for Graduate Students program is focused on helping graduate students develop professional skills that will assist in their post-university transition, career search and in their future career. Students can take the program […]

An illustration of how the #Paid process works.

DMZ startup wants to get #Paid for making deals between celebrities and companies they endorse socially

A recent addition to Ryerson’s DMZ aims to broker deals between companies and the celebrities that might endorse their products on social media. Its name hits the nail on the head: #Paid. Co-founder Bryan Gold says #Paid allows the brand and celebrity to communicate in a chat room about product posts online through mediums such as Twitter, Instagram, Vine and YouTube — all with the […]

Fashion startup Parker & Pine caters to plus-size men’s fashion

Fashion startup Parker & Pine caters to plus-size men’s fashion

A Toronto-based fashion startup, Parker & Pine, is catering to plus-sized men by providing them with high quality and properly fitted clothing. “Parker & Pine is a brand that proves plus-size men can dress well and dress comfortably,” said Irfan Hajee, co-creator of the company. “We give big men style choice.” After noticing the neglect in plus-size style, two friends, […]

Fashion graduate collects worldly treasures for store, GoodFolk

Fashion graduate collects worldly treasures for store, GoodFolk

For Emilie Dolenc, travelling around the province with her boyfriend to find the perfect pieces for her new home was just a way of exploring her new-found hobby of interior decorating. The Ryerson fashion communications grad and her boyfriend, Matt Hodgins, visited vintage shops, fairs and estate sales to find unique items for her home. But earlier this year, the […]

Journalism graduate uses degree to help him become a rock star

Journalism graduate uses degree to help him become a rock star

In June 2013, Sam Rashid was presented with a degree from Ryerson University. But long before his hands held that rolled-up certificate, they held an electric guitar. “Since I was young, I wanted to be a rock star,” confesses Rashid. “But it seemed ridiculous to pursue music as a profession.” At least that’s what Rashid thought when he started applying […]

TEDxRyersonU event proves that “echoes” theme resonates with students

TEDxRyersonU event proves that “echoes” theme resonates with students

Kevin Shaw, an RTA School of media alumni, lost his vision at 19 during his first-year of university. Today, he is an innovator in the world of entertainment production and is the founder of Zagga Entertainment, an on-demand site to stream described videos (DV) for the visually impaired. “People aren’t disabled, it’s the environment that’s disabling them,” said Shaw at […]

Early childhood education student runs online store, The Gift of Glamour

Early childhood education student runs online store, The Gift of Glamour

Sofia Beg is a 21-year-old student in Ryerson’s early childhood education program. While her friends have midterms on their minds, she’s thinking about how she can make her customers happy. Whenever Beg gets a break in the middle of class, she frantically refreshes her email to check the Instagram page of her business for updates. When she has a couple […]

Marie Bountrogianni, the Dean of the Change School,l  was named one of most influential  of Waterloo graduates.

Dean of Chang School named one of most influential University of Waterloo grads

The CBC has named Ryerson’s Marie Bountrogianni one of ten most influential and innovative University of Waterloo graduates. Bountrogianni is currently the dean of The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. She graduated from Waterloo in 1979 with a degree in psychology with specialization in early childhood education. “It felt really good that so many years later, I was […]

by Jessica Defreitas· · career, News, On Campus
A flu vaccine. (Courtesy Government of Alberta)

No health card, no cost, no problem for flu shots on campus

Ryerson is one of the only universities in the province that has flu shots administered by nursing students. It may seem odd that a student doesn’t even need to bring a health card to get immunized; but apparently, it’s normal for Toronto clinics and other local universities. The catch is that without a health card, the person would usually be […]

Ted Rogers School of Management brings in big industry professionals for Retail Week

Ted Rogers School of Management brings in big industry professionals for Retail Week

“Men are faithful. Women are not,” said retail mogul Harry Rosen to shocked Ryerson students on Tuesday. Amidst the laughter that followed, Rosen clarified his point. He said men are more faithful than women – when it comes to shopping. He added that customer loyalty should never be underestimated. The founder of one of Canada’s most successful luxury retail companies, […]

Outgoing Ryerson president Sheldon Levy. Ryersonian file photo.

Ryerson a city-builder, President Sheldon Levy says

  Sheldon Levy says Ryerson’s new look reflects his view that the university is a key part of city-building in Toronto. He told a symposium last week that even small changes on the campus can have a large effect on the city. “As we build and do things, we are doing things for the city because we impact people directly […]

by Jessica Maxwell· · career, education, News, Off Campus, students
Stephen Poloz, the Governor of the Bank of Canada, made comments in support of unpaid internships.

Controversial comment angers Ryerson students

In the midst of the seemingly endless unpaid internship debate, Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz has angered university students with his comments. Poloz told the CBC that university graduates should “acquire more experience through unpaid internships or volunteering until the country’s hobbled job market picks up.” Poloz believes the job market will improve over the next two years. The […]

Prof. Chris MacDonald conducted a survey with the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson that found politicians were the least trusted professionals.

Q-and-A with researcher who found politicians were the least trusted professionals in Canada

Politicians are the most mistrusted professionals in Canada. Professors Chris MacDonald and Hershell Ezrin at Ted Rogers School of Management came to the conclusion after they lead a survey for the Jim Pattison Ethical Leadership Program. The survey was conducted by The Gandalf Group. The public opinion pollster asked about 1,000 adults across Canada, in addition to 400 residents living in […]

The Ryerson Senate has approved two new minors. 


Ryerson Senate approves two new minors and department name change

Two new minors were approved during the Nov. 4 Ryerson Senate meeting and the Department of Geography was renamed to department of geography and environmental studies. The Senate agenda stated that the name change will “better reflect the diverse offerings of the department.” A minor has also been approved and will now be offered to students following a demand for […]

by Ramna Shahzad· · career, education, jobs, News, On Campus, students
Ryerson new media graduate helps kids to learn code

Ryerson new media graduate helps kids to learn code

As technology continues to affect our everyday lives, a Ryerson new media graduate is working to make sure that children are prepared by teaching the language of code. Kathryn Barrett is the youth program lead for Kids Learning Code, a not-for-profit organization that teaches the process of coding through various workshops. “It’s kind of the same choice as if a […]

Ryerson’s Transmedia Zone collaborates for #YourFry Library Design Challenge

Ryerson’s Transmedia Zone collaborates for #YourFry Library Design Challenge

Innovators, designers and storytellers got together in groups at the Toronto Reference Library on Thursday. By the end of the day, each group had to present an innovative idea for the library of the future. Ryerson’s Transmedia Zone, Penguin Random House and the Toronto Reference Library collaborated to hold the very first #YourFry Library Design Challenge. The hashtag #YourFry signifies […]

Live Blog: #YourFry Library Design Challenge

Live Blog: #YourFry Library Design Challenge

Reporters Rachel Surman and Rebecka Calderwood are spending the day at the Toronto Reference Library at the #Yourfry Library Design Challenge.

Designer Willis Chan with his recent fashion line WILLISCHAN. (Courtesy Yvonne Sung)

Design challenge contestant creates fashion line

By  Natalie Marynowski and Pema Tsering As he approaches the design studio at 1266 Queen Street W., Willis Chan swiftly gets off his bike and heads to the building tucked inside of Parkdale. Chan is dressed head-to-toe in black, making the white Nike symbol on his shirt dramatically stand out. His hair is neatly pulled back. He makes his way into the […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, career, Fashion, Features
The Startup Open House takes place Oct. 30 from  4-7 p.m. 
(Alexis Allison, Ryersonian Staff)

‘Welcome to the future’ with startup open house

Funky art, open concept spaces, post-and-beam structures and messy work stations. That’s what Brendan Dellandrea says participants of the Toronto Startup Open House can expect when over 100 startup companies throughout downtown Toronto open their doors to the public on Oct. 30. But it’s the people inside these spaces that will be the real draw, he says. Dellandrea is the […]

Church Street Development to house labs, tech and community services

Church Street Development to house labs, tech and community services

Ryerson’s Church Street Development project will be home to some of the most updated research technologies in Canada. President Sheldon Levy unveiled the detailed plan on Oct. 22 for the mixed-use facility, which will be located on Church Street just north of Dundas. Set to open in fall 2018, the 27-storey educational and residential facility will not only be the new […]

by Hye-Jee Yoo· · career, education, News, On Campus, students
Mayoral candidate John Tory at the 2014 DANO Korean Spring Festival. (Alex Guibord, Creative Commons)

Last minute mayoral candidates for the indecisive voter: Tory

There are certain aspects of a mayoral candidate’s platform that appeal to all students alike – if a candidate promises to get students to school on time, at an affordable price, and can guarantee a job market after graduation, they are probably more likely to vote for the candidate. Mayoral candidate John Tory’s platform contains some of these student voter […]

by Pema Tsering· · career, education, News, Off Campus, students
The Sportsnet RTA Production Centre has professional level technology, but it is set up pedagogically so that it's still a good learning environment for Sport Media students. (Laura Calabrese/Ryersonian Staff)

Game changer: Rye is now the place to study sports media

Ryerson is now the place to study for sport media enthusiasts hoping to score big in the industry. In September, the RTA School of Media welcomed the first cohort of students into its brand new Sport Media program – the first of its kind in Canada. Schools like Brock University and Sheridan College offer specializations in sport management, technical production […]

The Sportsnet RTA Production Centre has a price tag of over one million dollars - and climbing. (Laura Calabrese/Ryersonian Staff)

Sport media centre opens this week

An old storage room in the MAC is now home to a state-of-the-art production centre, with a price tag of over $1 million and climbing. The Sportsnet RTA Production Centre was built as a part of the RTA School of Media’s newest program, Sport Media, which provides students with access to the latest in production technology. “We want our Sport […]

Cheryl Hsu, Nicole Bazuin and Alexandra Hong are the creative trio behind Madeleine Co.

Living the dream: Entrepreneurship lets you be your own boss

Three artists took their knack for innovation and launched an entrepreneurial start-up called Madeleine Co. The company will be assisting with Ryerson University’s Creative Catalyst conference on art and social innovation, which will take place June 2015. Madeleine Co. is a creative agency that fuses art and design with integrated social marketing strategies. The co-founders collaborate with clients to create artistic […]

Lysanne Louter with her Emmy for the documentary Made in Bangladesh. (Courtesy Lysanne Louter)

Ryerson J-school grad earns her first Emmy

Ryerson journalism graduate Lysanne Louter has been awarded an International Emmy for her work on an investigative documentary. CBC’s The Fifth Estate debuted Made in Bangladesh last year. It examines the unfit working conditions in the Bangladesh garment industry following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory. The factory supplied to many large Canadian retailers, such as Loblaw Cos. Ltd. […]

Ryerson YouTube guru hits 1 million subscribers

Ryerson YouTube guru hits 1 million subscribers

  Lauren Riihimaki, better known as LaurDIY to her YouTube fans, has hit one million subscribers on her channel. The Ryerson graphic communications management student spoke to The Ryersonian about her success, the popularity of do-it-yourself videos, and how she handles a full course load while also regularly making videos. Q: How does it feel to have one million followers? […]

Kirstine Stewart, CEO of Twitter Canada, with 2013 winner Samantha Sim.

In their shoes

Students across Canada are competing for their chance to spend a day walking in the shoes of a senior executive. “CEO x 1 Day” is organized by Odgers Berndston, a global executive search firm. After receiving positive feedback from its pilot last year, the company decided to bring the competition back and expand. A total of 21 CEOs — almost […]

From Ray Rice to sweat shops, ethics expert weighs in on recent controversies

From Ray Rice to sweat shops, ethics expert weighs in on recent controversies

Ryerson University Prof. Chris MacDonald is one of the world’s leading business ethics bloggers. His site,, features more than 1,100 posts on stories such as the domestic abuse scandal of professional footballer Ray Rice, religion in corporate culture and Facebook’s (ever looming) privacy control controversies. His commentary fuses philosophical and business perspectives when analyzing current events. MacDonald’s writing has […]

Screen grab from Ryersonian video of Kathleen Wynne speaking at the Good Jobs Summit (Ryersonian)

Highlight reel: Kathleen Wynne speaks at the Good Jobs Summit

On Saturday Oct. 4, premier Kathleen Wynne spoke at the first-ever Good Jobs Summit at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre. Watch highlights of Wynne’s speech in the window embedded above, or click here to watch the full-length version, which includes introductory remarks by Jerry Dias, the National President of Unifor. Click here to read The Ryersonian’s live blog of the Good Jobs Summit […]

by Jeanie Tran· · career, News, On Campus, students
(Ryersonian file photo.)

Rye VP Julia Hanigsberg leaves to head kids’ hospital

Julia Hanigsberg, Ryerson’s vice-president of administration and finance, will be leaving the school this winter to head a children’s hospital. According to a statement from Ryerson president Sheldon Levy Wednesday evening, Hanigsberg has been appointed the next president and CEO of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Janice Winton, current chief financial officer and assistant VP for financial services, will take over […]

First-ever Good Jobs Summit to take place this week

First-ever Good Jobs Summit to take place this week

Students will be given a national platform on which to voice their employment concerns at this weekend’s inaugural Good Jobs Summit. The summit will run from Oct. 3 to 5 at the Ted Rogers school of management and the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The free event will bring together unions, businesses, students, community groups and government representatives for a national discussion […]

by Jeanie Tran· · career, News, On Campus, students, trades
The RSU holds up sign about student debt during Magnet launch. (Laura Calabrese?Ryersonian Staff)

RSU crashes event for job portal Magnet Today

Members of the Ryerson Students’ Union interrupts the governments announcement that they will be funding @MagnetToday.

RTA grad performing at JFL42 for third time

RTA grad performing at JFL42 for third time

  Somewhere, at some point, someone said women aren’t funny. The comedy game has long been thought of as a boys club, and women granted entrance were few and far between. But it’s safe to say that the boys club of comedy has been dismantled. This weekend is the opening of Toronto’s annual Just For Laughs 10-day comedy festival (JFL42), […]