Students were most interested in talking about the university's exam policy at Ryerson's second town hall meeting. (Courtesy Alison Wood via Creative Commons)

Exam anxiety top concern for students at policy review

Students already had exams on the brain at Ryerson’s second town hall meeting on academic policy review last week. The session was one of two convened by the ad hoc Academic Policy Review Committee to discuss five academic policies ranging from graduate course management to examination policies. The second meeting was supposed to cover three policies: graduate course management, academic […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · education, On Campus, students
Digital rendering of MX-1, Moon Express' lunar lander. (Courtesy Moon Express)

Ryerson grad racing to the moon

As a Ryerson student, Bob Richards was obsessed with Carl Sagan, author and host of Cosmos. “I had Carl Sagan in my crosshairs.” Richards said. “I was so inspired by him that I really was on a mission to become his student. I started kind of stalking him at conferences and making myself familiar.” In 1980, Sagan wrote a novel […]

by Robert Mackenzie· · News
Ryerson will be holding exams on the rink at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) beginning this December. (Ryersonian Archive)

So long, MTCC: exams move to the MAC

Students will no longer have to  trek to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) to write exams. Instead, Ryerson will be holding exams on the rink at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) beginning this December. Exams will also be written on the basketball court and, if needed, the upper concourses. Michelle Green, manager of examinations and special projects, said the […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · News
Space on campus bike racks is often limited. (Kemeisha McDonald)

Spike in bike thefts last year on campus

By Avery Friedlander Last year’s data on bike thefts on campus may mean Ryerson cyclists have more to worry about than bad weather and angry drivers. During the last academic year, 42 bicycles were reported stolen on campus, according to Ryerson’s security, known as Integrated Risk Management (IRM). That’s more than double the number of thefts reported the previous year. […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Security
FCAD is pioneering a faculty specific mental health pilot program rolling out this year. (Kevin John Siazon)

FCAD mental health pilot program faces delay

A lack of staff is preventing one of the Faculty of Communication and Design’s (FCAD) mental health pilot programs from rolling out as scheduled. The programs, piloted by FCAD, were announced last spring. They are focused on professional support for faculty, directing students to available mental health supports on campus and creating connections between peers. The peer-connecting program, which pairs […]

by David Greenberg· · Health, News
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
This blanket, featuring a buffalo, represents the prairies and plains.

How blankets help unfold indigenous history

A cluster of blankets is giving Ryerson faculty a chance to confront their lack of knowledge of indigenous history in Canada. Last week at Ryerson’s Heaslip House, 18 faculty members participated in the blanket exercise — an experiential retelling of colonialization in Canada and the persecution of indigenous peoples. Before the exercise, not one participant knew the full history of […]

by Samantha Relich· · News
Mohamed Lachemi shares vision for Ryerson, thoughts on Drake

Mohamed Lachemi shares vision for Ryerson, thoughts on Drake

By Brittany Spencer and Samantha Relich As his official installation as president of Ryerson University approaches, the Ryersonian sat down with Mohamed Lachemi to discuss his vision for the university at the outset of his five-year term. Q: You’ve witnessed and created a lot of change during your 18 years at Ryerson — what are you are most proud of? […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Pro-life, pro-choice protesters disrupt Gould Street

Pro-life, pro-choice protesters disrupt Gould Street

Pro-life demonstrators disrupted pedestrian traffic on Gould Street this afternoon, but were interrupted by responses from pro-choice demonstrators.  The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) was quick to release a statement on Twitter saying that the protest was not affiliated with Ryerson or the RSU. In the statement, the RSU apologized for the group’s graphic imagery, but said they could not make the […]

by Robyn Fiorda· · News
As many as five to six per cent of card readers aren't working across the TTC system at any given time. (Kevin John Siazon)

More Presto, more problems

Presto card-holders across the city are frustrated. Again. The Toronto Star reported that an audit conducted by the TTC last week revealed that as much as five to six per cent of Presto card readers within the system aren’t working at any given time. The card reader malfunction isn’t the first challenge the TTC has faced since rolling out the […]

by Brittany Spencer· · News
Canada is ranked second in the world for a country that fosters social innovation. (Courtesy Unsplash via Pixabay)

Ryerson perfectly situated for social innovation

It turns out Ryerson has prime real estate for fostering social innovation. Canada ranks as the second best country for social entrepreneurs, according to a recent poll conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Deutsche Bank, UnLtd and the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network. Social entrepreneurship refers to owning a business that is geared toward solving a global issue. A popular example […]

by Isabelle Docto· · Business, News