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Interview: Anthony Morgan lights hands on fire

Interview: Anthony Morgan lights hands on fire

Anthony Morgan is one of the hosts for Daily Planet and the founder of Science Ninjas Inc. The Ryersonian’s Chayonika Chandra interviewed him to talk about his upcoming events and projects.  He also lights people’s hands on fire.

(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Journalism needs diversity

I began my studies at Ryerson’s School of Journalism in 2013, the same year that Mayor Rob Ford made international headlines for allegedly smoking crack. In my first-year reporting class we followed Ford’s appearance in the news very closely. We took a class trip to city hall one day to see Ford speak to the press, where I stood in […]

by Ebyan Abdigir· · education, jobs, Opinion, students, Voices
Tea party with the Beverage Enthusiast Society

Tea party with the Beverage Enthusiast Society

Just in time for the cold weather….there’s a new student group that wants to make you a nice cup of tea. It’s called the Beverage Enthusiasts’ Society! The president, Anoop Dhillon came to the newsroom this morning to do the same for us. He made a pot for our reporter Esther Lee.

Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

Students from Ryerson University, Seneca College and the University of Toronto have come together to build an environmentally sustainable condominium. The team is called ECOstudios. The condo is called the solarBLOCK and is designed for urban living. It works by drawing energy from the city’s energy grid but on a yearly basis it will give just as much energy back, […]

Tibet weeks sand mandala: a closer look

Tibet weeks sand mandala: a closer look

Ryersonian’s Catherine Machado takes a closer look at the meaning behind the mandala. The sand mandala was featured in the SLC for Ryerson’s first Tibet Week created by Students for a Free Tibet.    For more on Ryerson’s first Tibet Week, take a look at Bringing Tibetan culture to Ryerson by Esther Lee.

(Courtesy Clifton Li Photography)

Scotiabank donates $325,000 to TRSM

More students from the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) will have opportunities to do co-ops in the non-profit sector thanks to a recent donation from Scotiabank. This week, Scotiabank donated $325,000 to Ryerson’s TRSM to launch the Scotiabank Changemakers program. This money will fund co-op placements in charity organizations for TRSM students. “Through the Scotiabank Changemakers program, we hope […]

by Danielle Lee· · Business, education, News, On Campus
Food insecurity on campus and mental health

Food insecurity on campus and mental health

Reporter Alex Tsui takes a look at food insecurity at post-secondary schools and its link to mental health. 

(Courtesy Yell Rebel website)

A theatre company full of Ryerson grads

A Ryerson grad has started her own theatre company with the help of her former classmates. Yell Rebel theatre company began as 2012 Ryerson theatre grad Eva Barrie’s idea, but required more than one person to become a reality—so Barrie pitched her idea to Noah Spitzer, who attended the theatre program with her. “Noah and I worked on shows [together] […]

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Get spooky and spirited: Halloween films featuring previous Ryerson students

Halloween is only a couple of days away, which means everyone is looking for a scary movie to get them in the spirit. For students, heading to the cinema is costly. So why not cozy up with your computer and watch a former Ryerson student act in a horror film? It will make you scared, save you money and see […]

(Courtesy Aboriginal Education Council)

Ryerson calls for indigenous education

Members of the Ryerson community want more indigenous content on campus. This is a major takeaway from the latest series of discussions hosted on campus as part of the university’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) report. “I have taken a course, called critical issues, that touched on indigenous peoples for about 10 minutes,” said Kyle Edwards, a […]

by Neha Karamchandani· · education, News, On Campus, students
(Kevin John Siazon)

Students, professors stand up for gender identity

Faculty, students and transgender community members are speaking out about how a University of Toronto professor’s controversial comments on gender identity have affected them. The wave of responses followed a YouTube lecture published by Jordan Peterson, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto (U of T). In the lecture, Peterson said he refuses to accept the use of genderless […]

How should journalists approach inclusive pronouns?

How should journalists approach inclusive pronouns?

Journalists are still grappling with how to strike a balance between using inclusive pronouns and making sure readers understand them, according to Canadian Press editor Stephen Meurice. A panel on language representation in media was held by the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre at the Rogers Communications Centre on Friday, Sept. 30. Among the panelists were freelance journalist and queer media […]

by Oriena Vuong· · education, Media, News, On Campus, students
Ryerson’s MBA program ranked 10th best in Canada

Ryerson’s MBA program ranked 10th best in Canada

Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) MBA program has been ranked in the top 10 in the country – based on reputation – by Canadian Business. The magazine ranked Ryerson’s program in 10th place overall. The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto took first place. “I’m tremendously excited,” said Chris MacDonald, interim director of TRSM’s MBA program. […]

by Kayla Kuefler· · Business, education, News, On Campus
(Courtesy Karina Kheshvajian)

One student’s journey from Aleppo to Ryerson

When Karina Kheshvajian, 22, finally arrived in Toronto, a year after leaving war-torn Syria, she had one goal: to go to Ryerson University. When her Syrian-Armenian family fled Syria in 2014, Kheshvajian was just a year away from graduating with an economics degree from the University of Aleppo. It was difficult for her to abandon her studies, so when her […]

by Katerina Georgieva· · education, Features, students
(Isabelle Docto)

Nursing students unprepared for dementia care, professor says

Ryerson’s nursing program must do more to teach students about geriatric care, says an assistant professor of the program. The professor, Kristine Newman, teaches at Ryerson’s Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing. She said first-year students learn Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) — a technique to help them care for elderly patients — but that the curriculum doesn’t make geriatric care a […]

by Isabelle Docto· · education, News
Students were most interested in talking about the university's exam policy at Ryerson's second town hall meeting. (Courtesy Alison Wood via Creative Commons)

Exam anxiety top concern for students at policy review

Students already had exams on the brain at Ryerson’s second town hall meeting on academic policy review last week. The session was one of two convened by the ad hoc Academic Policy Review Committee to discuss five academic policies ranging from graduate course management to examination policies. The second meeting was supposed to cover three policies: graduate course management, academic […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · education, On Campus, students
(Ryersonian Staff)

A history of CFS clashes with student unions

The Ryerson Students’ Union demanded reform of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) in a letter published on behalf of 10 student groups. The move is only the latest in a history of conflict between the CFS and student unions.

by Shaian Martin· · education, News, Off Campus, On Campus
Q-and-A with SSHRC Insight Grant winners

Q-and-A with SSHRC Insight Grant winners

Seven Ryerson faculty members received Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grants this month. Together, they secured over $1.2 million in new funds that will aid them in their research endeavors – from the child care deficit to queer culture and feminism. The Ryersonian spoke with some of the grant winners about their victories and how the new […]

by Isabelle Docto· · education, News
A student with 17 doctor notes and other medical-policy woes

A student with 17 doctor notes and other medical-policy woes

Medical notes dominated the discussion at the first of two town hall meetings on Monday evening, which focused on academic policies that will be revised by the Academic Policy Review Committee (APRC). According to the current policy on academic consideration and appeals, a student must get their physician to fill out the Ryerson student medical certificate if they fail to submit […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · education, Health, News, On Campus, students
The CFS and RSU debated some of the reformed issues last month. (Kevin Siazon)

VIDEO: Debate between RSU and CFS

Ryersonian TV’s David Greenberg hosts a discussion about the value of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). On this panel: Rajean Hoilett, ex-RSU president and current chairperson of the CFS-O Victoria Morton, RSU vice president of education

Students rally to lower tuition fees at a Ryerson Students' Union Freeze the Fees events.  (Marija Petrovic, Ryersonian Staff)

More tuition, more problems

Ontario post-secondary students are still paying the highest tuition costs across Canada, according to a Statistics Canada report released last week. Full-time Ontario undergraduates are paying an average of $8,114 in tuition this year, according to the report. Fees in the province are up more than three per cent from the 2015-2016 academic year, and far exceed the national average […]

Questions are being raised about the implementation of Ontario’s $1.7 million investment. (Ryersonian Archive)

Hesitancy on campus about province’s new sexual harassment training

Some Ryerson community members are skeptical about Ontario’s new investment in sexual harassment training. Last week, the provincial government announced it will spend $1.7 million on sexual violence and harassment training for staff and managers across various sectors, such as hospitality and school and university services. The training will help frontline workers identify and intervene in instances of sexual violence and […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · Business, education, Food & Health, News
Justin Trudeau announced the federal budget on March 22, which promised significant funding increased for students and youth employment initiatives

Trudeau budget announces massive increase in tuition grant funding

  By Sidney O’Reilly The Canadian government has made a major pledge to Canadian students and youth — $1.53 billion over the next five years and $329 million each year thereafter in grants for students. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau followed through on many of his electoral promises to students in The Liberal government’s first budget was unveiled March 22.  Despite the deficit […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · education, Off Campus, Politics
RyersonianTV: March 18, 2016 : Rams CIS Recaps, Three Breaking News Stories, and Zootopia Movie Review

RyersonianTV: March 18, 2016 : Rams CIS Recaps, Three Breaking News Stories, and Zootopia Movie Review

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

RyersonianTV: March 17, 2016 : Rams CIS Preview, Quebec Corruption Breaking News, and Interview with Luke Galati

RyersonianTV: March 17, 2016 : Rams CIS Preview, Quebec Corruption Breaking News, and Interview with Luke Galati

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

RyersonianTV: March 16, 2016 : Obama named Supreme Court nominee, Canadian military knife attack, and What’s Trending?

RyersonianTV: March 16, 2016 : Obama named Supreme Court nominee, Canadian military knife attack, and What’s Trending?

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

Rye prof bans technology in classrooms

Rye prof bans technology in classrooms

Some Ryerson professors have struggled with the idea of banning the use of electronics in his lecture.

by Bianca Guzzo· · Arts & Life, education, Media
RyersonianTV: March 11, 2016 : Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club, New report about Canada’s Food Guide, and Battle of the Bands

RyersonianTV: March 11, 2016 : Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club, New report about Canada’s Food Guide, and Battle of the Bands

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

RyersonianTV: March 10, 2016 : RSU Election Results, Men’s Volleyball Team Headed for the CIS National Championships, and What’s Trending?

RyersonianTV: March 10, 2016 : RSU Election Results, Men’s Volleyball Team Headed for the CIS National Championships, and What’s Trending?

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

RyersonianTV: March 9, 2016 : RSU Election Updates, Women’s International Day, and RSU Money Theft Allegations Updates

RyersonianTV: March 9, 2016 : RSU Election Updates, Women’s International Day, and RSU Money Theft Allegations Updates

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

RyersonianTV: March 4, 2016 – RSU Urged to Report Allegations of Stolen Funds, RSU Election Debate Highlights, and Robotic Competitions at MAC

RyersonianTV: March 4, 2016 – RSU Urged to Report Allegations of Stolen Funds, RSU Election Debate Highlights, and Robotic Competitions at MAC

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

(Ryersonian Staff)

RSU puts 10K towards needs-based bursaries after student poll

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RyersonianTV: March 3, 2016 – TIFF DigiPlay Space, Interview with Mature Student, and Rams Weekend Preview

RyersonianTV: March 3, 2016 – TIFF DigiPlay Space, Interview with Mature Student, and Rams Weekend Preview

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

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.

RyersonianTV: March 2, 2016 – Rally and March on campus for women’s rights, Provincial Budget followup, and High School Musical is Back

RyersonianTV: March 2, 2016 – Rally and March on campus for women’s rights, Provincial Budget followup, and High School Musical is Back

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

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 RSU's Freeze the Fees event on Monday. (Ryersonian Staff)

Free Tuition? Think Again

This version has been updated with information to clarify the $3,000 contribution made by students towards their education costs. Students from low-income families who qualify for the new Ontario Student Grant won’t be receiving free post-secondary education exactly. Those who qualify for free tuition will still need to contribute $3,000 annually towards their education costs.  “For example, for a student […]

Opinion: Budget town hall not very inclusive

Opinion: Budget town hall not very inclusive

Students are frustrated with Ryerson’s budget proccess.

Editorial cartoon: How was your reading break?

Editorial cartoon: How was your reading break?

Opinion: American stereotypes are incorrect

Opinion: American stereotypes are incorrect

Lillian Greenblatt says American stereotypes are cruel and incorrect.

Drake's Jungle Tour makes a stop at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on June 2, 2015.

Study Beyonce and Kanye for school credit? Some profs say pop culture is relevant in the classroom

University courses focused on celebrities have gradually become a trend across North America. What’s Ryerson got to do to get Yeezy in the classroom?

The Shops at Aura cafeteria could make for a prime study spot. (Lee North/Ryersonian Staff)

The Shops at Aura could be Ryerson’s student study oasis

There’s an underground mall close to Ryerson’s campus that appears to be empty. Why not utilize the space?

by Lee North· · Editorial, education, Food, Opinion
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’s new interim president, Mohamed Lachemi  meets  students on Jan. 20, 2016.

Ryerson University’s Winter Welcome with Mohamed Lachemi

Students meet with Ryerson’s new interim president, Mohamed Lachemi on Jan. 20, 2016.

Ryerson visiting professor and former executive director of Canadian Association of University Teachers James Turk. (Ryersonian file photo)

Ryerson prof blasts Carleton’s new policy breaching academic freedom

A Ryerson professor says a new revised policy at Carleton bans the fundamental democratic right.

by Lana Hall· · education, News, Off Campus, On Campus
Shayan Yazdanpanah is one of many students who lives with mental illness (Steven Goetz/Ryersonian Staff)

Special Mental Health Report – Dec. 2, 2015

Read stories from The Ryersonian’s special report on mental health

by Ryersonian Staff· · education, News, On Campus, students
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.

A member of Reignite Ryerson said it is not an anti-RSU group in a public meeting held on Nov. 26, 2015. (Facebook/Reignite Ryerson)

Reignite Ryerson and RSU: Unpacking Ryerson’s tuition fee debate

The Ryersonian compiled responses from each group on how they will address the issue of tuition fees.

by Latifa Abdin· · education, jobs, News, On Campus, students
Dalton McGuinty talks with Ryerson students Nov. 27, 2015. (Katie Raskina/Ryersonian Staff)

“Do what’s right,”: Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty discusses leadership with Ryerson students

Dalton McGuinty talked to students about leadership Nov. 25, 2015 and promoted his new book.

Couches in the basement of the student centre building. (Ryersonian file photo)

Ryerson Students’ Union spent $50,000 on student campus centre makeover

The Ryerson Students’ Union spent over $50,000 to renovate the student campus centre. Find out what they spent money on.

by Latifa Abdin· · education, On Campus, students