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Jian Ghomeshi leaving Old City Hall on Feb. 1, 2016, day one of the former CBC Radio host's, sexual assault trial (Lisa Coombs/Ryersonian Staff).

LIVE BLOG: Jian Ghomeshi verdict

Former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi is charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of chocking to overcome resistance. Justice William Horkins will deliver the verdict Thursday morning at 10 a.m. Follow The Ryersonian’s live coverage of the verdict.  

(Katie Raskina/Ryersonian Staff)

LIVE BLOG: RSU Election Debate

The Ryerson Students’ Union will host its annual All Candidates Debate for executive committee candidates March 3 from 6p.m. to 8p.m. at the Rogers Communications Centre (RCC204). The candidates will present their platforms and questions will be taken from the student body. The three slates running for executive positions are Impact, RU Connected and the Rhino Party. There is one […]

by Deven Knill· · Live Blog, News, On Campus
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LIVE BLOG: The 88th Academy Awards

Roll out the red carpet! Tonight is the 88th Academy Awards. Follow The Ryersonian’s live blog as we keep you up to date with the night’s winners. We’ll also have some guest bloggers to discuss the nominated films, actors, directors and everything in between. The show will be hosted by comedian Chris Rock. Check out the complete list of nominees here. Tune in tonight to […]

Jian Ghomeshi leaving Old City Hall on Feb. 1, 2016, day one of the former CBC Radio host's, sexual assault trial (Lisa Coombs/Ryersonian Staff).

LIVE: #JianGhomeshi’s sexual assault trial, day 8

Day eight of our live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial continues.

UPDATED: Judge allows fourth witness in Ghomeshi trial

UPDATED: Judge allows fourth witness in Ghomeshi trial

Day six of our live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial continues.

LIVE: #JianGhomeshi’s sexual assault trial, day 5

LIVE: #JianGhomeshi’s sexual assault trial, day 5

Day five of our live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial continues.

Jian Ghomeshi getting out of his car on Feb. 5, 2016 (Aidan Cox/Ryersonian Staff)

LIVE: #JianGhomeshi’s sexual assault trial, day 4

Day four of our live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial continues.

Protesters outside of old City Hall (Aiden Cox/Ryersonian Staff)

LIVE: #JianGhomeshi’s sexual assault trial, day 3

Day two of our live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial continues.

LIVE: #JianGhomeshi’s sexual assault trial, day 2

LIVE: #JianGhomeshi’s sexual assault trial, day 2

Day two of our live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial continues.

LIVE: #JianGhomeshi’s sexual assault trial, day 1

LIVE: #JianGhomeshi’s sexual assault trial, day 1

Follow the live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial.

#RyeVotes: Live election coverage

#RyeVotes: Live election coverage

Check out our live coverage of the 42nd general election from our ELXN ZONE, starting at 9 p.m. eastern time.

Catch the Globe Leaders’ Debate? Here’s a recap

Catch the Globe Leaders’ Debate? Here’s a recap

If you missed the 2015 Global Leaders’ Debate last night, don’t fret. Here’s a short recap of what happened. Be sure to check out our live blog page for more information.

by Aengus Mulroney· · Live Blog, News, Off Campus, Politics, Videos
Live Blog: Prosecuting War Crimes Lecture

Live Blog: Prosecuting War Crimes Lecture

Ryersonian reporter Sameera Raja will be bringing to you the International Issues Discussion (IID) Series lecture live. “Prosecuting War Crimes” will be presented by guest speaker and chair of peace and conflict studies at University Of Toronto, Ron Levi. The lecture will look at global affairs, international prosecution, crime and violence, along with urban governance. Stay tuned!

by Ryersonian Staff· · Live Blog
Live Blog: 2015 RSU Election Night

Live Blog: 2015 RSU Election Night

It’s RSU Election Night. Unite Ryerson, Transform RU and one independent candidate, Joshua D’Cruz, will learn their political fates tonight in one of the most hotly contested elections in years. This year’s campaign has seen lots of activity and also some controversy. Unite’s candidate for vice-president education, Zidane Mohamed, was forced to apologize for comments he made on Facebook and […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Live Blog, News, Top stories
LIVE Blog: RSU 2015 Elections All-Candidates Debate

LIVE Blog: RSU 2015 Elections All-Candidates Debate

Unite Ryerson faces Transform RU in an election debate today. It’s the first time in years where there is organized opposition against Unite Ryerson (formerly known as Students United). Only Ryerson students are allowed to ask the candidates questions in the two-hour long debate. Elections take place on Feb 9-11. Follow Ryersonian reporters along as we live-blog the debate.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Live Blog, News, Top stories
Live Blog: Wearable Technology: Practical and Fashionable? Panel

Live Blog: Wearable Technology: Practical and Fashionable? Panel

Despite what some consumers may believe, not all wearable devices have to look like they belong in a science-fiction movie. With the recent wearable technology trend seeing the creation of Google Glass and the Apple Watch, developers are addressing how these devices can become more fashionable and the trends that are influencing them. This panel discussion hosted by Ryerson University’s G. […]

by Jessica Murray· · Live Blog, News
LIVE Blog: Hacking the Culture: speakers’ series on media activism and social justice

LIVE Blog: Hacking the Culture: speakers’ series on media activism and social justice

In the wake of police crackdowns on civil liberties across the globe, the role of police and state in societies is being critically observed. Ryerson’s Studio for Media Activism and Critical Thought, a new research and creation hub for students, faculty and community, housed in the RTA School of Media, launches their first event today. It presents a forum featuring […]

by Amal Ahmed· · Live Blog, News, Top stories
Live Blog: The news, Jian and me with Jesse Brown

Live Blog: The news, Jian and me with Jesse Brown

His investigations broke the story that captivated Canadians in late 2014: Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault allegations. Jesse Brown will discuss media criticism to a sold-out auditorium at Ryerson this evening. The self-proclaimed “media critic” is the headline speaker at his event “The News, Jian and Me: A Conversation with Jesse Brown.” He’s expected to touch on his experience reporting on […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Live Blog, News, On Campus, Top stories

LIVE BLOG: Transcend Borders Global Health Conference

by Alexis Goncalves· · Live Blog, News, On Campus
LIVE BLOG: Ryerson Rams vs. Laurentian Voyageurs basketball

LIVE BLOG: Ryerson Rams vs. Laurentian Voyageurs basketball

by Ryan Skilton· · Basketball, Live Blog, Sports
LIVE BLOG: Ryerson Rams vs. Windsor Lancers basketball

LIVE BLOG: Ryerson Rams vs. Windsor Lancers basketball

by Ryersonian Staff· · Basketball, Live Blog, Sports
Burma’s media: state versus freedom of expression

Burma’s media: state versus freedom of expression

Although Burma has lifted its 50-year media censorship, government intervention still looms over freedom of expression and journalists. “Journalists still face problems in freedom of expression,” said surgeon and human rights activist Dr. Ma Thida at the International Issues Discussion (IID) series last Wednesday. Hosted by IID and PEN Canada, the event Behind the Veil of Democracy: Burma’s struggle for Freedom, […]

by Sameera Raja· · Editorial, Guest Opinion, Live Blog, News, Opinion
Live blog: Ryerson Student Union semi-annual general meeting

Live blog: Ryerson Student Union semi-annual general meeting

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.

Rachel Surman is the news editor at The Ryersonian. (Photo by Dasha Zolota / Ryersonian Staff)

Live Blog: What is a basic bitch?

by Rachel Surman· · Live Blog, News, On Campus, Opinion
Live blog: TO Votes 2015

Live blog: TO Votes 2015

The City of Toronto will elect a new mayor to replace Rob Ford by the end of the day. Follow along with our live blog for the latest news around the city and on campus.

by Ryan McKenna· · Live Blog, News
MSNBC hosts discussion at Mandela EDI Social Justice Annual Lecture

MSNBC hosts discussion at Mandela EDI Social Justice Annual Lecture

The past decade has been a weird and contradictory time for race relations, Melissa Harris-Perry told a packed Ted Rogers auditorium Wednesday night. The MSNBC host was on campus to deliver a lecture at the Nelson Mandela EDI Keynote, hosted by the Ryerson Students’ Union’s Social Justice Week. “We like to think that we live in a post-racialized America,” said Harris-Perry. […]

10 Nuit Blanche installations you can still check out

10 Nuit Blanche installations you can still check out

Didn’t make it to Nuit Blanche this weekend? See what you missed by reading the Ryersonian’s live blog or watching our video, where you’ll see a human aquarium, giant outdoor maze, and interactive installations. (Check out the 00:45 mark in the video for an interview with the Yonge-Dundas Square Spider-Man. He has a special message for Ryerson students.) There’s still time to check out 10 extended […]

A fringe mayoral candidate gate-crashed candidate Olivia Chow's question-and-answer session at Ryerson. (Katherine DeClerq/Ryersonian)

Fringe mayoral candidate crashes Olivia Chow Q&A

John Tory may have withdrawn from Monday’s mayoral debate at Ryerson, but Olivia Chow wasn’t alone on stage at the two-candidate event. She was joined shortly after 5 p.m. at the Sears Atrium in the engineering building on Church and Gould streets by someone uninvited — fringe candidate, D!ONNE Renee, who spells her first name entirely in capital letters and with the exclamation mark. […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Live Blog, News, On Campus, Top stories

LIVE: Investigative Reporter Kevin Donovan At Ryerson

by Russell Sabio· · Live Blog
Akemi Liyanage, 21, is a volunteer photographer for the Chow campaign. (Courtesy Akemi Liyanage)

Olivia Chow campaigns on Ryerson campus

By Hailey Chan, Bruce Laregina and Bethany Van Lingen  Toronto mayoral candidate and former MPP Olivia Chow visited Ryerson at noon Friday. She grabbed a hug from president Sheldon Levy and chatted with student journalists. Chow spoke with the student press after her absence at last week’s mayoral debate on campus. Chow’s digital director said Chow didn’t attend the debate […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Live Blog, Top stories
LIVE: BDS rally

LIVE: BDS rally

by Christina Dun· · Live Blog
LIVE: RSU Annual General Meeting

LIVE: RSU Annual General Meeting

by Christina Dun· · Live Blog, Top stories
LIVE: Mayoral debate: Who will shape Toronto’s future?

LIVE: Mayoral debate: Who will shape Toronto’s future?

by Christina Dun· · Live Blog, News, Top stories

Share THIS: Why The Death Of The Homepage Is Good For Digital Journalism

David Skok, digital adviser to the editor at The Boston Globe, thinks there’s no better time than the present to be a journalist. “When before this has it been about just the story?” asked Skok. He spoke to FCAD students and faculty members on March 24 for the annual Atkinson Lecture. The talk reinforced the fact that thriving in media […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Live Blog
66th Annual Ryerson Rams Athletic Banquet

66th Annual Ryerson Rams Athletic Banquet

by Christina Dun· · Live Blog, Sports
In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, Olivia Chow speaks at Ryerson University. (Cosette Schulz/Ryersonian Staff)

LIVE: Olivia Chow’s Rally for a Better City

Reporter Bethany Van Lingen squeezed into the crowd at Olivia Chow’s first campaign rally to get you the details about Chow’s campaign and her jibes at top competitors Rob Ford and John Tory. The Rally for a Better City, at The Westin Prince Toronto in North York, was held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 16. The previous […]

by Bethany Van Lingen· · Live Blog, News
LIVE: Food services town hall meeting

LIVE: Food services town hall meeting

It’s been six months since Chartwells took over Food Services at Ryerson, and they’re throwing a town hall for students, faculty and staff to get feedback on how they’re doing. The Ryerson community will discuss if Chartwells has followed through on their promise to provide diverse food choices, low prices and sustainable, local products. Joshna Maharaj, assistant director of food […]

by Jackie Hunter· · Live Blog
Live: Budget town hall

Live: Budget town hall

Ryerson University has revealed its budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year is facing another three per cent cut, continuing the trend of slashes the university has faced for the past two years. At a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Ryerson president Sheldon Levy and Mohamed Lachemi, provost and vice-president academic, told a small gathering of media, administration and faculty members that the slashes […]

by Christina Dun· · Live Blog
LIVE: Academic Plan Town Hall

LIVE: Academic Plan Town Hall

by Christina Dun· · Live Blog
Live Blog: Media Coverage of Sexual Violence on Campus Panel

Live Blog: Media Coverage of Sexual Violence on Campus Panel

The Media Coverage of Sexual Violence panel, held in the George Vari Engineering building, illuminated a discussion on the language of process within the media’s sexual assault coverage. The seven panelists of Tuesday’s event discussed the central theme – there is a need to change the language journalists use when writing sexual assault stories. Sandra Diaz stressed the importance of […]

by Chris Babic· · Live Blog, News, On Campus
Finance Minister Sousa on Fighting Fraud and Reducing Rates

Finance Minister Sousa on Fighting Fraud and Reducing Rates

Finance Minister Charles Sousa makes an announcement about auto insurance rates at a press conference on March 4, 2014 in Toronto.

by Christina Dun· · Live Blog
6th Annual Viola Desmond Day Awards Ceremony

6th Annual Viola Desmond Day Awards Ceremony

Each year, the Black History Awareness Committee (BHAC) acknowledges women on campus who are making outstanding contributions to the community. This year’s honourees will receive recognition at the Annual Viola Desmond Day Awards Ceremony happening now at POD 250. To learn more about the honourees, click here.

by Erica Huculak· · Live Blog
Panel provides students with insights on research grants

Panel provides students with insights on research grants

An expert panel gave graduate students and faculty researchers tips for how to successfully engage government funders at Ryerson Feb. 14. They discussed the importance of having a clear and simply written proposal that will engage government funders and policy makers who are not familiar with technical jargon. According to the experts, funders are more interested in the end result […]

by Jean Ko Din· · Live Blog
Robyn Doolittle shares her experience covering the Ford saga

Robyn Doolittle shares her experience covering the Ford saga

The lead reporter on the Rob Ford story, Robyn Doolittle, returned to her alma mater Ryerson Feb. 13 to talk to journalism students. Doolittle, now a Toronto Star reporter well-known for her coverage of the Ford family, shared the story behind the story on the city’s mayor and answered a few questions. One of three reporters to view the video […]

by Leena Latafat· · Live Blog, News, On Campus, Uncategorized
Students listen to one of the many marketing expert guest speakers at the first Ryerson Marketing Conference. (Leena Latafat / Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Marketing Association hosts marketing conference

It started with an ambitious idea to engage, inspire and excite the world. Ryerson University’s first marketing conference took place Feb. 7 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, after a group of students envisioned the idea of a full-day marketing event. Students from the Ryerson Marketing Association hosted the event, which featured a panel of marketing experts including the marketing manager […]

by Leena Latafat· · Business, Live Blog
UPDATED: Results announced for RSU elections

UPDATED: Results announced for RSU elections

Rajean Hoilett has been voted Ryerson Students’ Union president for the 2014-2015 school year. Once again, the RSU executive will be fully stacked with members from the same slate. Hoilett beat runner-up Roble Mohamed by 1,182 votes. Four of its members who ran unopposed for the vice-president positions have received enough “yes” votes to secure their positions on the executive team. Unite […]

Arcade Fire leads Juno Awards nominations

Arcade Fire leads Juno Awards nominations

City council passes $9.6 billion budget for 2014

City council passes $9.6 billion budget for 2014

Mayor Rob Ford’s multiple cost-cutting proposals were largely ignored by Toronto city council when it passed the 2014 operating budget. Council voted 35-9 in favour of the $9.6-billion budget, following two days of debate that ran late into Thursday evening. Ford voted against it, telling reporters “it was the worst budget that was ever presented.” Earlier in the day, Ford proposed a […]

by Kelsey Rolfe· · Live Blog, News, Off Campus, Top stories
Ryerson Commerce Society celebrates 10th anniversary

Ryerson Commerce Society celebrates 10th anniversary

The Ryerson Commerce Society marked its 10th anniversary last night with a gala at the Mattamy Athletic Centre to formally launch its alumni association. “If you close your eyes and imagine 10 years ago, if I said we’re going to celebrate something like this at the Maple Leaf Garden, you would’ve said ‘You’re on some bad medicine,’” said Ryerson president Sheldon […]

by Jen Chae· · Live Blog