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Surveillance chill on the rise among Canadian journalists

On Oct. 1, a Canadian photojournalist on route to Standing Rock, N.D., was detained at U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Vancouver Airport for over six hours. Ed Ou was headed to cover the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline for CBC, when his trip was halted before boarding. His phone was taken and he was interrogated. Border guards […]

DIY gift ideas for students

DIY gift ideas for students

Earlier this month, Ryerson Student Life brought back their #RUKind initiative in honour of World Kindness Day. The initiative included giving away prizes to students such as gift cards for groceries, electronics, transit and more. Ryerson Student Life Programs also set up activities on campus to interact with students, where they had a gratitude lounge with greeting cards to give […]

by Selena Singh· · Arts & Life, News
RyersonianTV: December 2, 2016 – electoral referendum, Joe McKnight death, accessibility at Ryerson

RyersonianTV: December 2, 2016 – electoral referendum, Joe McKnight death, accessibility at Ryerson

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

Interview: Anthony Morgan lights hands on fire

Interview: Anthony Morgan lights hands on fire

Anthony Morgan is one of the hosts for Daily Planet and the founder of Science Ninjas Inc. The Ryersonian’s Chayonika Chandra interviewed him to talk about his upcoming events and projects.  He also lights people’s hands on fire.

Stressed about exams? Here are some expert tips

Stressed about exams? Here are some expert tips

With classes ending, and exam season coming up, it’s the time of year that is the most stressful for students. The Ryersonian spoke with Andrea Moon, a learning strategist at Student Learning Support to get some tips on how to handle exam stress. This is what we learned: 1) Make a study plan This means setting specific objectives for what you hope […]

by Esther Lee· · News, On Campus, students
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Campus life in review: Fall 2016

As the Fall 2016 semester comes to an end, the Ryersonian takes a look back at the events held by the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) and Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson (CESAR). Here are some of this semester’s biggest events organized by our students’ associations. 6 Fest The RSU’s biggest, most talked about event of the fall was 6 Fest, […]

by Avery Friedlander· · News
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Jewish student told, ‘you need to sit down,’ at RSU meeting

Tamar Lyons is one of the students who says she faced “personal attacks” at a Ryerson Students’ Union meeting Tuesday. Lyons, a second-year media production student, said she was told by another student, “there’s too many of you here, you need to sit down,” when she stood to speak on a motion that asked the RSU to commemorate Holocaust Education Week. […]

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Fall in love with the sports page again

There is a new kid on the sports media block, and it isn’t looking to be a one-hit wonder. The Athletic Toronto is a young startup that is trying to take on the big national newspapers to reinvent local sports coverage and make readers “fall in love with the sports page again.” And they are doing it with multiple Ryerson […]

by Hailey Salvian· · entrepreneurship, News, Sports
Ryerson’s MLCRC celebrates 10 years of championing women’s history

Ryerson’s MLCRC celebrates 10 years of championing women’s history

Stepping into the office of  Irene Gammel must be what stepping into the past feels like. Her office is lined with bookshelves filled with publications old and new; reproductions of photographs of Harry Colebourn with the famous bear cub, Winnie the Pooh, on Salisbury Plain. A stylish red jacket hangs on the back of her door, reminiscent of the fashions […]

by Alexandra Chronopoulos· · Features, News
(Ryersonian Staff)

Pro-Israel group calls out ‘anti-Jewish’ remarks at the RSU general meeting

A pro-Israel campus group says its members were met with anti-Semitic taunts at a Ryerson Students’ Union meeting Tuesday. In a letter sent to RSU president Obaid Ullah, a spokesman for Hasbara Fellowships Canada said he was writing “on behalf of concerned Ryerson University students who are shocked and unsettled” after the meeting. Robert Walker, the Canadian director of the […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus, Politics, Top stories
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SAGM motion for resignation of RSU executive denied

A motion requesting the resignation of the RSU’s vice-president of education, Victoria Morton, was denied at the RSU’s semi-annual general meeting (SAGM) on Nov. 29. The motion was brought forward after a video emerged that Morton took of herself drinking alcohol in her RSU office. However, the motion was struck down by a vote of 84 to 48. The meeting […]

by Carlo Zanette· · News, On Campus, Top stories
RyersonianTV: November 30, 2016 – Trudeau approves pipelines, bombings in Aleppo, Ryerson therapy dogs

RyersonianTV: November 30, 2016 – Trudeau approves pipelines, bombings in Aleppo, Ryerson therapy dogs

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

Rye’s big fat Greek secret

Rye’s big fat Greek secret

Jessie Saunders-Drutz began her first year at Ryerson having just graduated from an all-Jewish high school. No longer feeling like part of the majority, she had trouble making friends and looked for a place on campus she could meet people who shared her values. What she found was Delta Pi, and 40 new sisters. Saunders-Drutz is now a fourth-year RTA […]

by Jennie Pearson· · Features, News, On Campus
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Campus housing to double by 2018

Ryerson is set to introduce two new buildings that will double the housing capacity on campus. These buildings, Jarvis Street Residence and the Daphne Cockwell Health Complex, are set to open for the fall 2018 semester. The total number of beds on campus between Ryerson’s three residences, O’Keefe House, Pitman Hall and the International Living/Learning Centre, is 856. The new […]

by Michal Stolarczyk· · News
Students get into the holiday spirit at the SLC

Students get into the holiday spirit at the SLC

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 […]

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The fight against gender-based violence never ends

On Dec. 6, 1989, a 25-year-old man walked into the École Polytechnique de Montréal armed with a rifle. Fourteen women, including 13 engineering students, were killed that day, simply for being women. That day was an awakening for Canadians as well as people around the world, and made feminists out of many. Over the past 27 years, people have rallied […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, On Campus, Opinion, students
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Classes canned for Congress 2017

Congress 2017 Ryerson won the bid to host Congress,  but the week-long event could cost students their classes. In 2017, Ryerson University will host the 86th annual Congress of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The dean of the Faculty of Arts, Pamela Sugiman, hosted two town halls this fall to inform the Ryerson community about Congress 2017. […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · News, On Campus
Interview: Sully’s Tough documentary

Interview: Sully’s Tough documentary

Sully’s Gym is one of the oldest boxing gyms in North America and it’s located right here in Toronto. Famed fighters such as Muhammad Ali and George Chuvalo have fought and trained there. With such a rich history, Ryerson Journalism students decided to try and find out what has kept the boxing gym around until this day. The result, Sully’s […]

by Robert Foreman· · News
Joyce Carpenter, the mother of Patricia Carpenter, in her home during shooting for the documentary. (Courtesy Shades of Our Sisters)

RTA project honours missing and murdered indigenous women

For their final thesis project, eight media production students came together and created Shades of Our Sisters, an installation that celebrates the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women, trans and two-spirit individuals. The project focuses on the lives of Patricia Carpenter and Sonya Cywink, two of the more than 1200 missing and murdered indigenous women. The installation is a […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Media, News
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School of social work director steps down

The director of Ryerson University’s school of social work has stepped down. In an email sent to students in the school of social work on Nov. 16, Lisa Barnoff, dean of the Faculty of Community Services, announced that Henry Parada has left his position as director. While a specific reason for his departure was not given, it follows an incident that […]

by Amira Zubairi· · News
(Ryersonian Archive)

RSU’s semi-annual general meeting: 6 Fest, bike racks and more

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is having their semi-annual general meeting tomorrow where they will discuss campus issues like the budget of 6 Fest and anti-abortion protesters.   “If you are a full time undergraduate student or a full or part time graduate student, come to the Anual General Meeting and discuss student issues, have your say on RSU campaigns and initiatives, […]

by Danielle Lee· · News, On Campus
Tea party with the Beverage Enthusiast Society

Tea party with the Beverage Enthusiast Society

Just in time for the cold weather….there’s a new student group that wants to make you a nice cup of tea. It’s called the Beverage Enthusiasts’ Society! The president, Anoop Dhillon came to the newsroom this morning to do the same for us. He made a pot for our reporter Esther Lee.

Santa Claus. (Courtesy Pixabay)

Get in the Christmas spirit with these Ryerson events

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.

RyersonianTV: November 25, 2016 – Black Friday, Paris terrorist attack averted, Florence Henderson dies at 82

RyersonianTV: November 25, 2016 – Black Friday, Paris terrorist attack averted, Florence Henderson dies at 82

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

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Ryerson listens, if you use the right app

Brennan McEachran, a Ryerson graduate student, wanted to help make his school a better place by collecting input from his fellow students. So, he created SoapBox, one of the original startups at Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone in 2010. Since then, the application has been integrated as one of Ryerson’s many platforms for students to provide feedback and share ideas. But students are questioning […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · News, On Campus, Science & Technology
Exchange students are looking for housing in all corners of the city. (Michal Stolarczyk)

One exchange student’s journey to find home

Stu McManis, a fashion student from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, was excited when he found out he was going on exchange to Ryerson. There was only one problem: he didn’t have a place to stay. This is a situation many exchange students find themselves in when they decide to go to Ryerson. The university does not offer […]

by Michal Stolarczyk· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
(Jennie Pearson)

Rye takes part in 16 days of action

This Friday marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. The campaign begins on Nov. 25, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and finishes on Dec. 10, Human Rights Day. This year, Ryerson will be taking part in the campaign through several programs and events. The Office for Sexual […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus, students
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Things to do this weekend (Nov. 25-27)

The cold weather has finally come, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck indoors. Put on something to you keep you warm and go to some events happening this weekend in Toronto. 1. The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Follow +RT for a chance to win a pair of tickets to #JingleBallNorth Nov 25 (minors require parental consent) Rules: https://t.co/cFz61mPU15 […]

(Catherine Machado)

Rye students warm up to charity

As it gets colder outside, a group of Ryerson students is preparing to help keep Toronto’s homeless warm this winter. How it got started First-year business management students Razi-Ul-Haque Syed and Benjamin Copeman recently kickstarted Warm Hearts, a student-led initiative that is raising funds to create winter survival kits for Toronto’s homeless community. “I believe that no matter where someone […]

by Amira Zubairi· · News, On Campus
RyersonianTV: November 23, 2016 – Queen’s U racist party, fire in Montreal, Thomas Mair sentenced

RyersonianTV: November 23, 2016 – Queen’s U racist party, fire in Montreal, Thomas Mair sentenced

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

Ryersonian Archive File

Updated sexual violence policy released for feedback

The Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education has released an updated version of Ryerson’s sexual violence policy. Ryerson community members can submit confidential feedback until Dec. 2 at 12 p.m. to vps@ryerson.ca. The revised policy was originally scheduled to be presented to the Ryerson Board of Governors for its approval at the Nov. 24 meeting. According to the office’s website, […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus
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Ryerson’s iron woman

Like many of Frauke Zeller’s students, Lauren Dwyer did not expect to work with robots when she entered Ryerson’s professional communications program. Now a graduate, Dwyer explained, “I came from Newfoundland, fresh out of a psychology undergrad and decided to take communications. So as you can see, none of this points towards robots.” But after working with Zeller, robotics has […]

by Robert Foreman· · News, On Campus, Science & Technology
The Canadian Intern Rights Guide, published by the Canadian Intern Association launched last week at Ryerson(Courtesy NYPhotographic)

Intern’s rights matter too

The discussion surrounding unpaid internships is no stranger to controversy. In February, the federal government proposed changes to the Canadian Labour Code that would allow for four-month unpaid internships in federally regulated sectors like banking and telecommunications. Also in June, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne set a goal of funding more placements so that every student completes at least one experiential […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, jobs, Off Campus, Opinion, students
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‘Racism is alive and well at Ryerson’ open letter says

A group of students called Indigenous Students Rising sent Ryerson an open letter last week calling for the university’s support for the indigenous and black populations.

by Danielle Lee· · News, On Campus, Politics, Top stories
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Feminism in theatre

There is now an all-womyn theatre company in Toronto. HERstory Counts is a theatre company that produces plays, which are written and performed by diverse female-identified womyn. Female-identified means any person who identifies themselves as a womyn. Why it’s important Jennifer Neales, the founder of HERstory Counts says, this company is not only important, it’s necessary. “HERstory Counts became the necessary […]

Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

Students from Ryerson University, Seneca College and the University of Toronto have come together to build an environmentally sustainable condominium. The team is called ECOstudios. The condo is called the solarBLOCK and is designed for urban living. It works by drawing energy from the city’s energy grid but on a yearly basis it will give just as much energy back, […]

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Rye engineering grad wins $500,000 to launch business

A Ryerson chemical engineering grad has won $500,000 to launch his own chemical engineering business. Seyed Nourbakhsh came up with the idea of a self-powered, automatic swimming pool chlorinating system a year after working at a Burlington pool company as part of a co-op placement during his final year in 2013. In the same year, Nourbakhsh won all stages of the Norman […]

(Samraweet Yohannes)

Facebook and smartphones narrowing the open web

The original open web known for its blinking text, pixelated images and blue hyperlinks was participatory. It was a production space where the people who enjoyed using it, also helped make it. “Back then it was messy and it was always broken and it was always really ugly,” Canadian journalist Sue Gardner says. The web was a space for free […]

Tibet weeks sand mandala: a closer look

Tibet weeks sand mandala: a closer look

Ryersonian’s Catherine Machado takes a closer look at the meaning behind the mandala. The sand mandala was featured in the SLC for Ryerson’s first Tibet Week created by Students for a Free Tibet.    For more on Ryerson’s first Tibet Week, take a look at Bringing Tibetan culture to Ryerson by Esther Lee.

RyersonianTV: November 18, 2016 – teenager MPP, Trump picks cabinet, China’s space mission

RyersonianTV: November 18, 2016 – teenager MPP, Trump picks cabinet, China’s space mission

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

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U of T prof. to take part in debate on free speech and Bill C-16

University of Toronto (U of T) professor Jordan Peterson, who came under fire after he spoke out against the use of gender neutral pronouns, will take part in a debate about free speech and Bill C-16 at the university tomorrow. Peterson first made headlines last month when he spoke out against Bill C-16 in a series of videos about political […]

by Danielle Lee· · News, Off Campus, Politics
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Ryerson and Indian startup zone partner to help international tech companies

Last week, Ryerson Futures Incorporated partnered with an Indian startup zone to help launch a new program to bring more tech companies to India. The new program, called Gateway91, is based out of the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai, India and is designed for international technology companies looking to expand into India. Zone Startups India, the organization that is launching the the new program, […]

by Chayonika Chandra· · Business, News, Off Campus
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Scotiabank donates $325,000 to TRSM

More students from the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) will have opportunities to do co-ops in the non-profit sector thanks to a recent donation from Scotiabank. This week, Scotiabank donated $325,000 to Ryerson’s TRSM to launch the Scotiabank Changemakers program. This money will fund co-op placements in charity organizations for TRSM students. “Through the Scotiabank Changemakers program, we hope […]

by Danielle Lee· · Business, education, News, On Campus
A cartoon of journalism professor Gavin Adamson telling a joke. Illustrated by Alex Tsui.

Meet the next generation of late-night hosts

In the days of Last Week Tonight, The Onion and The Daily Show, the lines between journalism and satire are blurring. Adam Nayman is taking on the challenge of defining those lines. He will be teaching students how to report on current affairs through a comedic lens, in a new journalism in comedy course starting in January. According to journalist […]

by Ebyan Abdigir· · News, On Campus, Politics
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Things to do this weekend (Nov. 18-20)

It’s been a long week at school, so you should go out and enjoy yourself. It’s just over a month away from Christmas and that means this is the weekend the city kicks off some holiday events. 1. The Distillery Christmas Market Here are 5 reasons why you should visit the @TOXmasMkt this holiday season https://t.co/8VfV0khYeY pic.twitter.com/hwauCWvCDc — Live2UToronto (@live2utoronto) November […]

RyersonianTV: November 16, 2016 – Trudeau in Cuba, Oklahoma airport shooting, camping for Syrian refuges

RyersonianTV: November 16, 2016 – Trudeau in Cuba, Oklahoma airport shooting, camping for Syrian refuges

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

(Richa Syal)

Campus map goes virtual

A collaborative Ryerson research project is aiming to use 3D interactivity to change city planning. The Participatory Campus Planning project is a pilot study within FCAD led by professors Frauke Zeller and Ali Mazalek from the Synaesthetic Media Lab. They are developing a system as the new approach to planning Ryerson’s future campus. The prototype uses a virtual world model […]

by Richa Syal· · News, On Campus, Science & Technology
TTC shifts to Presto in 2017

TTC shifts to Presto in 2017

The changes If you rely on public transportation to get around the city, get ready for some changes in the new year. The Toronto Transit Commission is changing its traditional fare media from tickets, tokens and metro passes to just one method of payment: the Presto card. The Presto rollout in Toronto comes after the card became popular on the […]

by Daniela Olariu· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Travel
(Ryersonian archives)

RSU hopes to ban pro-life protesters from Gould St.

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has had enough of the pro-life demonstrators who have been protesting on Gould Street throughout the fall semester. Now, they are looking for a way to permanently evict them. For several weeks, an anti-abortion group has been returning to Ryerson’s campus with large banners and posters showing graphic images of abortions. But the Ryerson community […]

by Megan Stephens· · News, On Campus, Politics, students
A Tibetan monk carefully places sand granules onto the mandala using a traditional tool called chak-pur. (Esther Lee)

Bringing Tibetan culture to Ryerson

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 […]

by Esther Lee· · In pictures, News, On Campus, Photography, students