Oakham Café closed due to continued renovations. (Kevin John Siazon)

Oakham Café staff strapped for shifts

Oakham Café workers are feeling pinched for shifts after prolonged renovations. They  have been sharing shifts with the staff of the Ram in the Rye since the beginning of orientation week. “The Ram has absorbed the staff of the café, so it’s really over staffed,” said an Oakham House employee, who wished to remain anonymous. Oakham Café was scheduled to […]

by Olivia Chandler· · Food, jobs, News, On Campus, students
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
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
Sport media students help get more Rams games on TV

Sport media students help get more Rams games on TV

Over the past few years, Ryerson University has made a concerted effort to invest in the broadcasting of Rams sporting events. The sport media program was introduced 2014, changing the way sports is covered at Ryerson.

by Daniel Morand· · Film & Television, jobs, News, Sports
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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
Q-And-A with Kristyn Wong-Tam

Q-And-A with Kristyn Wong-Tam

Kristyn Wong-Tam, city councillor for Toronto Centre-Rosedale, spoke with The Ryersonian about her re-election, plans for the university and the hate speech that worked its way into her successful campaign. This interview is condensed. The Ryersonian: Tell our readers about election night. What was it like to have that much support from the residents of your ward? KWT: I’m incredibly […]

by Rachel Surman· · education, jobs, News, On Campus, students
The Ryerson Communication and Design Society's first semi-annual general meeting will be held Nov. 13.

Ryerson Communication and Design Society: One year later

Just a year after the Ryerson Communication and Design Society was formed, its leaders are boasting major accomplishments. They’ve already funded $15,000 to student groups this year and hosted an impressive lineup of events, but riding on the success of last year’s referendum will need careful steering moving forward. Sitting comfortably as the second most successful voter turnout in Ryerson […]

by Alisha Sawhney· · education, jobs, News, On Campus, students
Tory spoke to voters outside of Sherbourne Station on election day earlier this week. (Ramna Shazad/ Ryersonian Staff)

‘Anything’s better than a Ford,’ Student reaction to John Tory’s 2014 mayoral election win

Some Ryerson students have a lukewarm response to newly elected Toronto mayor John Tory, but said, “Anything’s better than a Ford.” Tory led the polls going into the election and was the general favourite to win. However, many students feel that he wasn’t necessarily the best candidate.“I think John Tory is a politer, cleaner version of Rob Ford and without […]

Q-and-A with Ryerson’s new distinguished visiting professor, Helen Burstyn

Q-and-A with Ryerson’s new distinguished visiting professor, Helen Burstyn

    Ryerson University has recently welcomed Helen Burstyn as a distinguished visiting professor in social innovation and enterprise. Burstyn has been involved in government, community service and business for 35 years and has a wealth of knowledge to share with students. The Toronto resident is chair of The Partnership Forum, the Ontario government’s advisory body on the not-for-profit sector. She […]

by Natalie Marynowski· · Business, education, jobs, News, On Campus
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. […]

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 […]