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.
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 […]
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 […]
Day eight of our live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial continues.
Day six of our live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial continues.
Day five of our live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial continues.
Day four of our live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial continues.
Day two of our live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial continues.
Day two of our live coverage of former CBC Radio host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial continues.
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Check out our live coverage of the 42nd general election from our ELXN ZONE, starting at 9 p.m. eastern time.
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.
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!
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Reporters Rachel Surman and Rebecka Calderwood are spending the day at the Toronto Reference Library at the #Yourfry Library Design Challenge.
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Finance Minister Charles Sousa makes an announcement about auto insurance rates at a press conference on March 4, 2014 in Toronto.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]