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Ryerson reacts to A- score on sexual violence policy report

Ryerson reacts to A- score on sexual violence policy report

A- isn’t a perfect score, but it’s considered Canada’s best.

Last week, Our Turn, a student-led advocacy group assigned grades to Canadian schools based on how they each deal with sexual harassment. With a A-, Ryerson came out on top.

by Kayla McLaughlin· · News, On Campus
The Ryerson Career Centre and the RSU are offering students a grant during unpaid internships. (Photo by Simona Catalano)

New grant offers financial support for unpaid interns

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) in collaboration with the Career Development Centre has created a new grant for students in unpaid internships. The Career Development Grant became official late Thursday night and applies to any Ryerson student currently in an unpaid placement, regardless if it is for a credit or not.

by Simona Catalano· · News, On Campus
Ryersonian This Week Podcast Episode 5

Ryersonian This Week Podcast Episode 5

Ryersonian This Week is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
RyersonianTV: This Week for October 20, 2017

RyersonianTV: This Week for October 20, 2017

Ryersonian TV: This Week can be seen live on Facebook, Fridays at 2 p.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 20, 2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 20, 2017

Ryersonian TV: Morning Update can be seen live on Facebook, weekdays at 10 a.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
Faculty have been on strike for almost a week now, marching around George Brown College, St. James campus. Holding signs that promote fair employment opportunities. (Natasha Hermann)

Strike has Ryerson nursing students stuck

Second-year nursing students in the collaborative degree program between George Brown University and Ryerson University will miss their weekly clinical placements this semester due to a province-wide college strike.

by Natasha Hermann· · News, On Campus
Fartun Abdulle, second-year business management student, on Oct. 19 (Zena Salem/Ryersonian)

Somali students weigh in on deadly attacks in Mogadishu

University students in Toronto are still coming to terms with the recent terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia that killed at least 300 people.

Asha Amin, a third-year business management student at Ryerson, whose parents grew up in Mogadishu, said she heard about the attack while she was at work and sitting with another Somali woman.

by Zena Salem· · News, Off Campus
Ryerson divided on #MeToo sexual assault campaign

Ryerson divided on #MeToo sexual assault campaign

Canadian actresses Sarah Polley and Larissa Gomes are just two of many women who have brought forward allegations of sexual harassment and assault at the hands of now-infamous producer Harvey Weinstein. But A-list stars are not the only ones sharing their stories.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Construction workers are making progress in the renovations of 110 Bond St. for the relocation of FCAD creative zones at Ryerson on October 17. 
(Nicholas Baxter/Ryersonian)

FCAD Creative Zones to be relocated to Bond Street

Ryerson University’s Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) creative zones will finally have their own space.

Currently 110 Bond St. is being renovated to become the central space for the zones and is projected to be complete by spring 2018. Charles Falzon, dean of FCAD, said the renovation will create a more innovative space for the zones to collaborate.

by Melissa Bennardo· · News, On Campus
Ryerson’s Image Arts Centre Building, completed in 2012. 
(Photo by Kevin John Siazon)

Enrolment on the rise but space in short supply

A student’s shoulders dropped slightly when he entered room 239 in Ryerson’s Kerr Hall South. Scanning from left to right over the frame of his glasses, he looked for a proper seat, but his search came up short. His midterm was about to begin.

He resorted to a lone seat in the path of the doorway. It was clearly brought in separately and was far too small for a comfortable fit, but at least it had a desk attachment.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features, News, On Campus
RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 19, 2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 19, 2017

Ryersonian TV: Morning Update can be seen live on Facebook, weekdays at 10 a.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
Robyn Buttigieg, one of the leaders of Ryerson’s climbing club, places her feet on a difficult climbing route. (Photo by Sal Farooqui)

Ryerson sports go vertical with new rock climbing club

Cameron Lawrence clings onto a wall by the tips of his fingers, nearly upside down. He crouches down and prepares to use his legs to explode upwards to grab a finger hold about a metre above his head.

With a grunt, he leaps into the air and slaps the handhold above him, but he is not quite able to grab onto it, and he crashes down on the padded floor. Standing up, he covers his hands in a helping of chalk to dry up the sweat on his fingers and tries again. Then, hits the ground again. And over and over again, more than a dozen times.

by Ryersonian Staff· · On Campus, Sports
TORONTO, ON - Aug 29, 2015 : Ontario University Athletics Soccer Game Action between Ryerson Rams and University of Toronto Varsity Blues. Praveen Ahilan #1 of Ryerson Rams leaps high and pushes the ball over the ball out of play. (Courtesy Alex D'Addese/Ryerson Rams Athletics)

Rye bolsters eligibility checks for athletics

Ryerson Athletics is reviewing its grade monitoring process among student athletes after the men’s soccer team was penalized for academic ineligibility by the Ontario University Athletics and U Sports.

An unnamed player failed to meet academic requirements back in September, forcing the team to forfeit its first six games. Had the wins stood, the team would have been in fourth place overall in the country.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Sports
Casandra Fulwood, co-ordinator of the Racialised Students' Collective. (Photo by Milca Kuflu)

Mental health services need more diversity

Ryerson’s Health and Wellness Centre has been a vital resource for students battling mental health issues, but its lack of diversity has many students of colour feeling left behind.

The hued racial composition on campus is hard to miss. Walk along Gould Street on a busy afternoon and you’ll see a true reflection of Toronto’s fast-growing ethno-cultural community, which now makes up almost half of the city’s population.

by Milca Kuflu· · Health, News, On Campus
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Striking college faculty picket at Ryerson

While most Ryerson students returned to the classroom this week, several students and faculty from the collaborative nursing program between Ryerson, George Brown and Centennial College have had their classes halted as a result of the Ontario college faculty strike.

After failing to reach an agreement between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the College Employer Council (CEC) by the 12:01 a.m deadline Monday, about 12,000 faculty at Ontario’s 24 colleges went on strike in order to advocate for increased job security for part-time workers and greater academic freedom, among other issues.

by Simona Catalano· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 18, 2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 18, 2017

Ryersonian TV: Morning Update can be seen live on Facebook, weekdays at 10 a.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
A lot full sign sits outside Wilson Station's north parking lot at 8 a.m.
(Photo by Olivia Zollino)

Lot full: The future of Toronto TTC parking lots

Three women in a minivan drive up to the Wilson Station parking lot, where the concrete is barely visible under row after row of parked vehicles. The minivan’s driver ignores the bright yellow “lot full” sign and pulls up to the parking gate.

She pleads, over the intercom, with a TTC operator to let them in.

“The lot is full,” the TTC operator repeats until she finally reverses out.

by Olivia Zollino· · News, Off Campus
The Ryerson Fastpitch team, along with family and coaches, following the provincial championships on October 15th. (Bryce Turner/Ryersonian)

Rams fastpitch scores game win in inaugural playoff run

The second season of fastpitch at Ryerson was a year of many firsts.

Last weekend the team made the trip west to Kitchener for their first ever appearance in the provincial championships and won their first ever playoff game in the process, following 10 wins in the regular season.

by Bryce Turner· · On Campus, Sports
Explore more of Toronto this weekend by checking out these events. (Ryersonian Staff)

Majority of Ryerson students are in programs not in demand by employers

A study of post-secondary institutions in more than 30 countries revealed that the majority of students are not taking majors that are in high demand by employers, and Ryerson’s students are not an exception.

The study is called Education at a Glance 2017 and it was conducted by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) last September. The OECD is an intergovernmental organization made up of 35 member countries including Canada.

by Mansoor Tanweer· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
RSU to hold equity centre levy referendum

RSU to hold equity centre levy referendum

The Ryerson Students’ Union is seeking a new fee to fund a support line for sexual assault survivors, and a campus food service.

If implemented, all full-time students would pay a compulsory $5 twice annually—once in the fall term and once in the winter term—to support the Sexual Assault Survivor Support Line (SASSL) and the Good Food Centre (GFC).

by Iris Robin· · News, On Campus
RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 17, 2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 17, 2017

Ryersonian TV: Morning Update can be seen live on Facebook, weekdays at 10 a.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
Photo by Maggie MacIntosh

Toronto activists march against white supremacy

Hundreds of protesters braved the rain and gathered outside the provincial legislature at Queen’s Park on Sunday to rally against white supremacy.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
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RTA students crowdfunded $5,000 for film about consent

A group of five Ryerson women are trying to encourage students to speak up and support each other about consent.

Glass Ceiling Productions, formed by the fourth-year RTA School of Media students, is currently working on a film about consent in young relationships. The movie, called The Remnants of Eden, tackles an important and sensitive issue.

by Christiane Beya· · Film & Television, News
Ryerson’s quad will be closed starting May 2018, due to repairs to the Ryerson Athletic Centre’s roof. (Photo by Alexis Perikleous)

Students raise concerns over Kerr Hall quad closure

Ryerson will temporarily lose some of its limited green space next summer due to the restoration of the Recreation and Athletics Centre’s (RAC) roof.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 16, 2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 16, 2017

Ryersonian TV: Morning Update can be seen live on Facebook, weekdays at 10 a.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
Ryerson President Mohamed Lachemi addresses the Canadian Economic Club, where he discussed Ryerson's International Hyperloop team and their work developing the hyperloop transportation system. (Photo by Aidan Macnab)

Lachemi praises Ryerson’s hyperloop team at economic club

Ryerson’s own International Hyperloop Team was the star of president Mohamed Lachemi’s address to the Canadian Economic Club Thursday. The hyperloop is a transportation system where a pod travels through a tube and can reach close to the speed of sound. It does not require fossil fuels to operate. It is essentially a train being sucked through a vacuum. Members […]

Ryersonian This Week Podcast Episode 4

Ryersonian This Week Podcast Episode 4

Ryersonian This Week is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
The crowd follows Cheryl Trudeau (left), Idalia Boyer and Brenda Macintyre (right) as they bring the vigil to an end, walking away from Allan Gardens on Oct. 4, 2017 (Photo by Alexis Perikleous)

Sisters in Spirit vigil remembers missing and murdered Indigenous women

Allan Gardens was home to the annual Sisters in Spirit vigil to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls on Wednesday night.

The vigil was organized by the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto and is one of many vigils held across Canada on Oct. 4.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
RyersonianTV: This Week for October 6, 2017

RyersonianTV: This Week for October 6, 2017

Ryersonian TV: This Week can be seen live on Facebook, Fridays at 2 p.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
FEATURE 
Photo by Devika Desai

Ryerson contract lecturers doubtful of changes to Bill 148

Colman Hogan has been a contract lecturer at Ryerson University for over 20 years but his salary is almost a third of a full-time staffer.

His case is emblematic of an issue that new provincial legislation is trying to solve: employees being paid less and going without benefits because of their contract status. But not all professors are convinced that the bill goes far enough.

by Devika Desai· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 6, 2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 6, 2017

Ryersonian TV: Morning Update can be seen live on Facebook, weekdays at 10 a.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
HIV prevention drug PrEP now publicly covered

HIV prevention drug PrEP now publicly covered

A pill designed to prevent HIV is now included in Ontario’s public drug plans, signalling a step forward for the LGBT community. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), commonly used by gay and bisexual men, became a publicly covered drug on Sept. 28. Other users of the drug include: trans women, women at risk of domestic violence, sex workers, intravenous drug users and […]

by Iris Robin· · News
Ryerson students and faculty will be receiving cyber security awareness pop-ups when they log into their my.ryerson accounts during the month of October (Photo by Victoria McMurchy)

Ryerson is trying to hack you for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Think twice before you respond to an email or click an email attachment this month since it could be a scam—or Ryerson disguised as a scammer. Computing and Communications Services (CCS) at Ryerson launched an educational campaign and contest on Oct. 2 for Cybersecurity Awareness Month to teach Ryerson community members how to protect themselves online. Students and staff will […]

by Maggie Macintosh· · News, On Campus
RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 5, 2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 5, 2017

Ryersonian TV: Morning Update can be seen live on Facebook, weekdays at 10 a.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
RSU's Camryn Harlick tears down the poster for Generation Identity outside the Student Campus Centre. (Photo by Donya Ziaee)

Racist poster by anti-immigrant group taken down on campus

A poster for the Canadian chapter of the white supremacist group Generation Identity appeared on Ryerson campus Monday morning – only to be torn down shortly after. The poster was on a board outside the Student Campus Centre. It was taken down by the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) vice-president of equity, Camryn Harlick, late Monday morning.

The Canadian branch of Generation Identity made news last month when its recruitment material began popping up on multiple university campuses.

by Donya Ziaee· · News, On Campus
Vigil commemorates ongoing trauma left behind by residential school system

Vigil commemorates ongoing trauma left behind by residential school system

Although the last residential school in Canada was shut down in 1996, the trauma caused by the institution still exists today.

On Sept. 30, a vigil was held in front of the Egerton Ryerson statue to commemorate the ongoing trauma left behind by the residential school system. About 100 people from Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities gathered in a circle in front of the statue, which they covered with an orange cloth.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 4, 2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 4, 2017

Ryersonian TV: Morning Update can be seen live on Facebook, weekdays at 10 a..m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
Mark Corbett (above) played four years with the Ryerson Rams men's hockey team before accepting a tryout with the SOuthern Hockey
(Photo courtesy of the Ryersonian archives)

Former Ryerson Ram makes his mark in France

Every kid who hits the ice at a young age wants to make the National Hockey League (NHL).

Last year, 888 skaters played in the NHL for at least one game. With well over one million registered hockey players in North America alone, the odds of getting to the top level is unquestionably low. That doesn’t stop players from chasing their dreams at the professional level.

by Steven Ellis· · Hockey, Off Campus, Sports
Females far less likely to run for student elections, University of Alberta study

Females far less likely to run for student elections, University of Alberta study

Gender is the single largest factor in whether undergraduate students run for school elections, according to a recent report from the University of Alberta.

The study, named Identity Matters! found that women are just as interested in student politics as men, but are far less likely to actually run.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
(Brian B. Bettencourt)/Ryersonian

Alleged assault at Ram in the Rye leaves student with broken eye-socket, nose

No arrests have been made in an alleged assault that left a Ryerson student with a broken eye-socket and nose, at the Ram in the Rye early last Thursday morning.

The 21-year-old victim was involved in an argument in the washroom, which escalated into an alleged assault, police said.

by Aidan Macnab· · News, On Campus
RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 3, 2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 3, 2017

Ryersonian TV: Morning Update can be seen live on Facebook, weekdays at 10 a.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
Sam the Record Man sign to return on Victoria Street. 
(Ryersonian archive photo)

Sam the Record Man will light up the city again

The famous Sam the Record Man sign will return by the end of the year if everything goes as planned.

Sunset Neon is the company tasked with rebuilding the sign. Account manager Tony Bianchi said they hit a few obstacles along the way.

by Brooke Taylor· · News, On Campus
RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 2, 2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for October 2, 2017

Ryersonian TV: Morning Update can be seen live on Facebook, weekdays at 10 a.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
breastfeeding parents are left with little support at Ryerson. (credit: Pixabay)

OPINION: Breastfeeding spaces at Ryerson

How hard is it to find a place to breastfeed at Ryerson? Surprisingly, pretty hard. Even getting a straight answer from faculty and staff was nearly impossible. And some campus staff don’t know that breastfeeding spaces exist.

After a day of trying to find breastfeeding spaces for student-parents, both designated and not, I found that spaces that were supposed to be available weren’t and I’d have to wait hours for the others.

by Brooke Taylor· · On Campus, Opinion
Ali Musavi, Ryerson formula racing team member, sits in the team's 2016-17 student-built race car on Sept. 28. (Photo by Maggie Macintosh)

Ryerson 2016-17 race car team to compete one last time

Ryerson’s formula racing team is driving their 2016-17 student-built race car for the last time on Saturday in a competition against other Canadian universities.

Ryerson’s chapter of Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), a student race car design and building competition, builds a new race car from scratch every year.

by Maggie Macintosh· · News, Off Campus, Sports
Ryersonian This Week Podcast Episode 3

Ryersonian This Week Podcast Episode 3

Ryersonian This Week is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
RyersonianTV: This Week for September 29, 2017

RyersonianTV: This Week for September 29, 2017

Ryersonian TV: This Week can be seen live on Facebook, Fridays at 2 p.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
Photo by Joti Grewal

Early morning lines for Super Nintendo Classic mini console

Hundreds of mini versions of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) classic were made available for purchase this morning at Toronto’s flagship EB Games at 267 Yonge St.

Doors opened to the public at 9 a.m., but some waiting in line for one of the 500 units released said they arrived at 4:30 a.m. to at least 60 people ahead of them.

by Joti Grewal· · News, Off Campus, Science & Technology
RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 29, 2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 29, 2017

Ryersonian TV: Morning Update can be seen live on Facebook, weekdays at 10.a.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
Jen Gonzales, director of RU Student Life, said she sees awareness as a crucial first step for increasing student engagement. (Photo by Angela McLean)

Campus events failed to involve almost half of surveyed first-years in 2016

Almost one-half of first-year students who were surveyed in 2016 said they were uninvolved in campus social activities, according to a survey published by Ryerson’s Board of Governors in June.

The poll, which surveyed 205 students, found 45 per cent of them said their actual experiences of getting involved in campus activities fell short of their expectations, with about 13 per cent saying they were engaged “much less than expected.”

by Kayla Douglas· · News, On Campus
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