Photo by Janine Maral.

Is Ryerson equipped to host a conference addressing white privilege?

For RTA student and Racialized Student Collective coordinator Ashley Singh, finding a professor with whom she could identify with is rare. Singh said she has only been taught by only one fellow Indo-Caribbean professor, and it was when she took a Caribbean studies course. As a racialized student at Ryerson University, Singh said that she often sees her peers educating […]

by Michelle Song· · Features
Carol Ferrie with her long-term childhood best friend, Julie.

Yes, I was bullied as a kid. So what?

I remember it clearly — a little too clearly. I’m in Grade 3, standing beside the chain-link fence of my elementary school, staring at a small keychain in my hand. It’s pink with sparkles and has the word “PRINCESS” splashed across the front of its rectangular surface. This cheap piece of plastic was only $3.33 plus tax. Claire’s — the […]

by Julia Knope· · Features
Ryerson Fashion Communication graduate Sabina Fenn works on her tablet in her home studio.

Being a freelance #GirlBoss

Sabina Fenn’s downtown Toronto apartment is decorated with fashion illustrations. In one of these drawings, nine women wear fruit, like produce is the new Prada. In another, a bob-haired beauty frolics in a banana skirt. The former is an original work by the 23-year-old freelance fashion and lifestyle illustrator, and the latter is a print she picked up in Paris […]

by Harleen Sidhu· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Features
In photos folder labelled “Speech impairment - Myriam Kazin portrait by Sarah Chew.”

Be Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak – Ryerson students share how they cope with speech and language impairments, and how you should react to them

He was mimicking her again. They had gone out for coffee at Panera Bread in Toronto, and Myriam Kazin was telling her boyfriend a story about her week. Mid-story, she had started to stutter, and he had interrupted her to laugh and say, “What did you say? Repeat it.” Sitting across from her blond-haired first love, the Russian-born Canadian put […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Features
Esguerra knew the lights would blur in his lens, which is why he sought
them out as the subject of his photo. Photo by Sherina Harris

A day in the life of a #StreetsofToronto photographer

As soon as Anthony Esguerra walked outside into the cool air, he knew what he wanted to photograph. He bounded down the steps of Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre (SLC) towards the market across the street, and pulled out the Sony a7 II he doesn’t go anywhere without.   He crouched and tilted his camera upwards, making the strap loose around […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features, Photography
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