Toronto celebrated the luck of the Irish Sunday afternoon at the 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Yonge Street was a sea of green as Torontonians enjoyed the sunny weather and Celtic music.
“There are attacks on journalism right now and I think it’s important that an institution like this deals with journalism.” – Alina Ghosh, journalism student “I think … now more than ever, that we need to show how we get our stories and how we promote them.” – Swi Karoli, journalism student
Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Shawnate Harris explores Light Fest in Toronto, learning why Torontonians attend and exploring the art.
The Black Lives Matter Toronto movement and Pride Toronto inside and outside of Ryerson are working together. Find out how.
Jaclyn Tansil Madison Good Thousands of people stood outside Toronto’s U.S. Consulate today to protest American President Donald Trump, Islamophobia and white supremacy. Toronto Police shut down University Avenue from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West, diverting traffic and streetcars. The protest began around 12 p.m. and continued until late-afternoon with people braving the below freezing temperatures to show […]
With winter break right around the corner, the holiday season has arrived at Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre.“Shop the SLC: A Holiday Market” is taking place for the second time after its success last year. This year’s three-day market featured a Santa photo booth on Tuesday. On Friday, there will be a performance by Ryerson’s a cappella group, followed by a World […]
If you’re longing for romance, treasure and adventure, you’re in luck. For the holidays, Ryerson’s School of Performance actors will be bringing to life an adaptation of the swashbuckling coming of age tale, Treasure Island. For the last six weeks, the cast of 15 graduating fourth-year actors and the entire third-year class have been working together six days a week in […]
With the holidays just around the corner, why not take a break from studying for exams and working on final projects? Instead, get in the Christmas spirit on campus. From skating to shopping to taking photos with Santa, Ryerson’s got you and your friends covered.
Ryerson’s first ever Tibet Week is taking place on the ground floor of the Student Learning Centre until Friday, Nov. 18. The event is being held by Students for A Free Tibet Ryerson, a political student group that seeks to raise awareness about Tibetan culture, tradition and history, as well as about the current political situation in Tibet. “We’re trying […]
Juggling course work, electives and rehearsing for a major production may seem unmanageable to most. But it’s what Ryerson dance students have been doing for the last two months in preparation for their annual fall production. Ryerson Dances, the School of Performance’s showcase for third and fourth-year students, brings together 62 dancers to perform three brand new routines. The dancers […]
Ryerson students rallied Nov. 2 in support of the Canadian Federation of Students’ (CFS) National Day of Action to fight tuition fees. The morning began with a free breakfast on Gould Street provided by the Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson (CESAR), followed by performances and speakers with the theme of access and affordability of education. Supporters of the ‘Fight the […]
In only its second year, the RUBIX showcase is helping to inspire collaboration between faculty members. The second annual RUBIX event took place at the Image Arts building Monday, showcasing projects from the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD). “It’s accomplished what it’s meant to do, which is peer-to-peer support and celebration,” said FCAD dean Charles Falzon. At last year’s […]
The Ryerson Student Life Program celebrated the season with an autumn street festival on Oct. 26 that took place on Gould Street. The second annual Fall Festival had everything from pumpkins and hay bales to make-your-own candy apples and decorating mason jars for people to enjoy. The seasonal festival also had free apple cider, a canned food drive, games and […]
The Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team improved to 4-0 with a 5-2 victory over the Lakehead Thunderwolves on Thursday night at Mattamy Athletic Centre. John Carpino scored twice for Ryerson while singles came from Aaron Armstrong, Michael Fine and Marcus Hinds. Charlie Graham made 22 saves in the win. Lakehead goals came from Kelin Ainsworth and Grant Valiquette. Devin Green […]
The Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team started its season off with a bang on Thursday, defeating the Laurier Golden Hawks 6-3 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC). Landon Schiller, Chris Marchese, Josh Sterk, Vince Figliomeni, Mitch Theoret and Jamie Lewis all scored for Ryerson while goaltender Charlie Graham made 43 saves in the win. Here are a few photos of the Rams season opening victory:
Wine tasting, a beer garden, live music and giant Jenga: these were some of the things that welcomed visitors during Saturday’s Gould Street Party, which was part of Ryerson’s Alumni Weekend festivities. While the turnout wasn’t huge, those that showed up didn’t seem to mind the rain.
The federal government is looking to change Canada’s first-past-the-post voting system, and young people are anything but apathetic. Thursday’s youth town hall at the Student Learning Centre welcomed students from different schools and programs to discuss electoral reform. The Ryersonian caught up with some of the participants to ask: What’s wrong with first-past-the-post? Iris Robin, journalism grad student, Ryerson University “I don’t think that the system should influence the way that people vote. The system that […]
About 150 people gathered at Lake Devo Thursday night at a candle-lit vigil for Harambe, the western lowland gorilla who was killed last May when a child fell into his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. The incident vaulted Harambe into Internet stardom, making the gorilla one of the most popular memes of 2016. Attendees joined hands and lit candles—donated by […]
Tumult Arts Festival hit Gould Street on Thursday, bringing performance art, poetry, graffiti and installation art to Ryerson. As the sun set over Ryerson campus, students walking through were greeted by DJs spinning old school hip hop and reggae, an outdoor café and a competition by Art Battle Toronto. Brodie Metcalfe, the RSU event co-ordinator, created the event because he […]
A sea of colours flooded Gould Street on April 1 as the Ryerson Indian Student Association (RISA) celebrated the Hindu festival of Holi. This was the third year the event has been held. Holi, otherwise known as the Festival of Colours, celebrates the spring. It is commemorated by spray friends and family with colored powders and water.
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Ryerson engineering students geared up at 11 a.m. Thursday morning to start their annual bug push, an event dedicated to raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society this year. Rain or shine, this event will go on, and this year, it’s rain. The bug push involves students pushing a new 1973 Volkswagen Beetle around Ryerson’s Kerr Hall quad for 24 hours. The […]
By Rachael D’Amore On the second floor of the Ryerson Student Learning Centre, a card table is littered with glue sticks, paper, scissors, a pile of outdated VICE magazines and a jug of glitter. Clippings of nearly nude women are smeared over mugshots of serial killers and surrounded by cutouts of jungle foliage. At the second annual Zine-Making Workshop, held […]
Ryerson students rallied in support of the Missouri university protests.
Did you say Santa Claus? Yes, we did.
Community members gathered in the quad to commemorate Remembrance Day.
Ryerson students dressed up in their favourite Bollywood-themed costumes to celebrate Hindi cinema last month. Ryeflix, a student group and movie club, was created in September by a third-year business technology management student, Zaeem Sarwar, and a fourth-year psychology student, Sarah Lane. The group includes nine executive members. Ryeflix’s Bollywood costume party was its latest event, and fifth of the […]
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 […]
On Nov. 13, third-year fashion communication students hosted STOIC 2014. The show, held in the school of interior design, was a runway show and photo exhibit showing fashion student’s work. The runway show was an exploration of the philosophy of stoicism, which featured designs made by students in the fashion design program, styled by the STOIC team. The photo gallery […]
Despite the frigid weather and snowfall, JDC Central (JDCC) team gathered at Yonge – Dundas Square Nov. 13 to dance a requirement of six hours, raising approximately $2,600 for children and youth in the community. It was the sixth annual charity dance-a-thon supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto. Through online donations the JDCC team made up to $2,200 and […]
Writer-director Stanley Kubrick’s work is being celebrated over the next month with the biggest exhibition to date the TIFF Bell Lightbox has ever hosted. Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition, which runs now until Jan. 25, features nearly 1,000 pieces of film memrobilia, handwritten correspondances, scripts and props from throughout Kubrick’s career, pulled together in partnership with Kubrick’s estate and Frankfurt’s Deutsches […]
Last week, Ryerson’s Engineering Competition hit a record-breaking number of participants, and the tasks took many competitors by surprise. Hundreds of Ryerson engineering students spent their Friday night at the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, working to create solutions for unexpected challenges. The two competitions held at 6 p.m. on Nov.14 were the junior and senior design competitions. The […]
“If you look out the window right now, those are all honey locust trees,” says Amber Grant as she points towards Gould Street. “And if you go down College Street, it’s all honey locust; if you go down Bay Street, it’s all ginkgo trees.” Grant, a third-year environment and urban sustainability (EUS) student, is not playing a game of “Name […]
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 […]
As you walk through Ryerson’s newly-renovated Hub Cafe, you can see buckets full of freshly-picked fruit, hear the sizzling sound of bacon frying on a grill, and smell freshly baked butter tarts. The big reveal came after $840,000 worth of renovations. The Hub Cafe is part of a larger initiative by Ryerson Eats, promoting fresh Ontario-sourced food for the campus […]
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 […]
The much-awaited Ryerson Hub opened its doors to students on Monday, debuting its new facility and ethical food options with the hopes of bringing students back to eating on campus. In an effort to be transparent with its food sourcing, the Hub has a window looking into its kitchen. “Human beings are back there cooking their food. We wouldn’t put […]
Shoes are the most underrated part of any outfit. While it’s easy to step out in the same old sneakers day after day, working some boots, loafers, or heels into the mix can go a long way. Here are a few pairs we liked this week. Harrison Arranz, second-year engineering Harrison’s oxfords from Aldo stood out thanks to the mix of materials — […]
Shreya Khanna, fourth-year student in the RTA School of Media, took centre stage Thursday at the Air Canada Centre for Toronto We Day. Her short speech promoted the technology used in the fourth-year practicum she is working on with six other classmates – Seta Van Der Hoop, Marc Readon, Jamie Citron, Jorge Vasconez and Selina Fiorini. “We’re all working on a […]
Video by Tristan Simpson and Zachary Dodds The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) unveiled three new exhibitions to commemorate the centennial of the First World War on Tuesday. DISPATCH: War Photographs in Print, 1854-2008 The major exhibit, DISPATCH: War Photographs in Print, 1854-2008, marks the role of recording and representation technologies used during wartime. It traces war photography’s evolution over the […]
It’s no surprise that New York Fashion Week is trending on social media. But this time, some of the buzz is being generated by the plentiful number of plus-size models strutting the runways — not hidden underneath oversized knits or head-to-toe layers, but adorned in stylish harnesses and architectural cages. With celebrated designers calling much-needed attention to the plus-size fashion […]
A popular U.S. burger chain’s one-off shop near campus on Thursday — which operated for just four hours — saw snaking lines with hours of wait time. And for those who could not brave the lineup — no burgers for you. In-N-Out Burger opened its temporary store at Italian restaurant Ganzi Osteria on Jarvis Street at 11 a.m. — but anyone who […]
The final day of Ryerson’s Week of Welcome is marked by the school’s largest event of the year, the annual Parade and Picnic. Thousands of students march down Yonge Street to the Toronto Islands last Friday for a day filled with food, beer and concerts.
In Toronto, about one thousand were set to attend International Pillow Fight Day according the official Facebook event page. Hundreds showed up despite cool winds and weather reports warning against potential snowfall. The two-hour battle had a superheroes versus villains theme and was hosted by event organizer Newmindspace and Toronto-based festival Atomic Lollipop. The first International Pillow Fight Day was […]
Ryerson Athletics raised $3,250.80 for the organization Do It For Daron (DIFD) as part of a campaign to raise awareness for mental health issues. The week-long event ended with a charity dodgeball tournament. The Ryersonian’s Erica Huculak has the photos.
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Ryerson University’s image arts and fashion unions organized a social event last Saturday to bring together students from the two disciplines. The event was held at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles on Elm Street, and had a 1920s theme. It was dubbed Swingin’ Speakeasy Night and references the underground bars popular in the United States in the 1920s — […]