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Ryerson University is  interested in tracking diversity on campus through a race-based survey despite some privacy concerns.(Ryersonian file photo)

University needs race-based data

” … fact-based reporting will trump anecdotal evidence, always.”

One of the players at the Canadian Blind Hockey Tournament, which took place at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on March 25, 2017. (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

The sound of hockey

Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre hosts annual blind hockey tournament.

by William Brown· · Hockey, News, Off Campus, On Campus, Sports
Adam Garnet Jones on the set of his feature film, Great Great Great. (Courtesy Adam Garnet Jones)

Indigenous Ryerson alumnus releases second feature film

Filmmaker Adam Garnet Jones talks about his film journey and his new feature, Great Great Great.

Starbucks in the SLC lobby. (Sarah Jackson/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson startup helps Starbucks hire refugees

Starbucks is hiring, and a startup that was born at Ryerson is helping those jobs go to refugees.

Carter Grant in the Rogers Communications Centre. (Yasmin Arnaout/Ryersonian Staff)

Student wins competition aimed at promoting sales jobs

Carter Grant wins big with his authentic approach to business.

by Brooklyn Pinheiro· · career, jobs, News, Off Campus, students
A police car in front of Pizza Pizza in the aftermath of the attack. (Justin Bellmore/Ryersonian Staff)

Man chased by three, attacked in Pizza Pizza

A man was left with leg and back injuries after he was chased by three individuals into a nearby Pizza Pizza where he fell down a flight of stairs.

by Justin Bellmore· · News, Off Campus
RyersonianTV: Ezra Levant speaks at Ryerson, four mumps cases confirmed, and more

RyersonianTV: Ezra Levant speaks at Ryerson, four mumps cases confirmed, and more

This week, Ezra Levant spoke at an event hosted by the Ryerson Campus Conservatives, a total of four mumps cases have been confirmed on campus, and so much more.

(Courtesy Deni Verklan)

Most Ryerson staff, students accounted for following London attack

Ryerson International has confirmed in a statement to the Ryersonian that while there are several members of the university in London, England following a deadly attack, not all have been reached.

by Sarah Jackson· · News, Off Campus
UPDATED: DMZ could benefit from 2017 federal budget

UPDATED: DMZ could benefit from 2017 federal budget

The Liberal government has put an emphasis on innovation in their second budget, and that could mean good things for Ryerson students and the DMZ.

Ryerson student Ryan Clarke sits in his two-bedroom apartment. (Brooklyn Neustaeter/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson students struggle to deal with bad landlords

University students, often first-time renters, continue to be unaware of their rights as tenants and feel taken advantage of by property owners.

by Brooklyn Neustaeter· · News, Off Campus, students
Ryerson's Aero Design team's plane from the Society of Automotive Engineers' Aero Design Series in Texas last week (Courtesy Ryan Long)

Ryerson’s plane builders fly high at the SAEs

Ryerson’s own Aero Design team competed at the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Aero Design Series in Texas last weekend.

by Lauren Malyk· · News, Off Campus
IN PICTURES: Toronto’s 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

IN PICTURES: Toronto’s 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Toronto celebrated the luck of the Irish Sunday afternoon at the 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Yonge Street was a sea of green as Torontonians enjoyed the sunny weather and Celtic music.

by Sarah Jackson· · In pictures, News, Off Campus
(Courtesy Shana Barnim's Facebook profile)

Ontario student given $25K fine for going through personal health records of family, dead people

Renison University College masters of social work student was given the highest penalty in Canadian history for accessing personal health information while on placement.

by Sarah Jackson· · News, Off Campus
RyersonianTV: Ryerson considers expanding, urban planning school cancels U.S. trips, and more

RyersonianTV: Ryerson considers expanding, urban planning school cancels U.S. trips, and more

This week, Ryerson is one step closer to expanding to Brampton, the school of urban planning cancels trips to the U.S. due to Trump’s travel ban, and so much more.

Journalist Manisha Krishnan on her laptop working at the VICE Canada office in Toronto’s Liberty Village. (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

Finding the positive in the negative: Learning to cope with pessimism in today’s media

VICE’s senior writer, Manisha Krishnan, tells the Ryersonian’s Emily Srebotnjak how she deals with online hate.

Ryerson campus (Ryersonian file photo)

Ryerson University might expand to Brampton

Hold onto your Presto cards, GTA students, Ryerson may be coming to Brampton. Deb Matthews, minister of advanced education and skills development for the Ontario government, confirmed to the Toronto Star yesterday that Ryerson is interested in expanding its campus, in partnership with Sheridan College. Brampton is quickly growing in size and development, and a university might just be what the […]

by Lamees Wajahat· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Courtesy Ryerson.ca

Ryerson will light up Sam the Record Man store sign

After years of complications with the famous Sam the Record Man sign, Ryerson is finally bringing it back this summer.

Chemi Lhamo, a board member of the Canadian Tibetan Association. (Justin Bellmore/Ryersonian Staff)

WATCH: Rally for 58th Anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising in Dundas Square

Tibetans rallied in Yonge-Dundas Square to end the alleged ethnic cleansing in China and the demolition of Buddhist institution Larung Gar. They also hope for the return of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

by Justin Bellmore· · News, Off Campus
Chemi Lhamo, a board member of the Canadian Tibetan Association. (Justin Bellmore/Ryersonian Staff)

Tibetan Uprising Day

Hundreds of Tibetans came together on Friday in a rally for the 58th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day at Yonge-Dundas Square.

by Justin Bellmore· · News, Off Campus
RyersonianTV: Rams OUA champions, lecturer under fire for Facebook comments, and more

RyersonianTV: Rams OUA champions, lecturer under fire for Facebook comments, and more

In this week’s news, the Rams’ men’s basketball team celebrated their victory in the OUA championship for the second year in a row, Ryerson engineering lecturer Brian Petz is under fire for controversial Facebook comments, and so much more.

Running against all odds

Running against all odds

Masters student Kate Mackenzie discusses her documentary film debut: “The Secret Marathon.”

Piya Chattopadhyay, Heather Mallick, Manisha Krishnan and Janet McFarland at the "No Safe Space: Harassment of Women in Media" event at the TMX Broadcast Centre on Tuesday evening. (Emily Srebotjnak/Ryersonian Staff)

Harassment of Women in Media event encourages women to make their voices heard

With Wednesday having been International Women’s Day, The Canadian Journalism Foundation’s J-Talks event on harassment of women in the media seemed appropriate.

by Emily Srebotnjak· · News, Off Campus
Going around in circles

Going around in circles

Ryerson students talk about bike accommodation on campus.

Rachael Dineen. Courtesy Yasmin Arnaout

Ryerson reacts to Sophie Trudeau’s Facebook post

On International Women’s Day, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau dedicated a Facebook post to her husband that some found controversial. Watch to find out what Ryerson students think.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Videos
Rams begin national championship bid in Halifax

Rams begin national championship bid in Halifax

By: William Brown & Luke Galati HALIFAX — It’s all set. The U Sports men’s basketball tournament Final 8 is already underway, as the Carleton Ravens and Calgary Dinos finish up the first of four games today. Ryerson fans travelling to Halifax arrived this morning by plane and took the bus downtown to support their team. They now wait patiently […]

Rachael Dineen. Courtesy Yasmin Arnaout

Ryerson students on the most inspiring women they know

While International Women’s Day is one dedicated to celebrating the females in our lives, Sophie Trudeau, wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, had a different message for women. In a Facebook post yesterday, she called for a celebration of “the boys and men in our lives who encourage [women] to be who we truly are.” Despite this, members of the Ryerson community are […]

by Yasmin Arnaout· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Courtesy Ryerson.ca

Sam the Record Man signs have a new home

Signage company Sunset Neon has been selected to restore the historic Sam the Record Man signs, Ryerson announced Wednesday. The signs will be placed atop 277 Victoria St. near Yonge-Dundas Square. The project is expected to start this spring and will be completed later in 2017. To prepare for installation, the City of Toronto and Ryerson University had to study […]

by Bradly Shankar· · Music, News, Off Campus
Going around in circles

Going around in circles

While Toronto may have come a long way in its establishment of bicycle infrastructure, it still has far to go.

Rams pose for team photo after their 86-79 win over the Carleton Ravens to take the OUA gold on March 4, 2017. (Andrea Vacl/Ryersonian Staff)

Rams repeat as OUA champs

Ryerson beat the Carleton Ravens on their own court 86-79 to win gold at the OUA championships.
Rams forward and captain Adika Peter-McNeilly led all scorers with 29 points in a topsy-turvy game that saw Ryerson trailing after three quarters.

by Mahnoor Sheikh· · News, Off Campus, Sports, Top stories
RyersonianTV: TA fired for anti-Semitic comments, a Team Canada dragon boat hopeful, and more

RyersonianTV: TA fired for anti-Semitic comments, a Team Canada dragon boat hopeful, and more

Watch this week’s campus news on Ryersonian TV. This week, we looked at a TA who was fired by university for anti-Semitic comments he made last year at a mosque, Rams men’s basketball star Adika Peter-McNeilly’s take on the OUA championships this weekend, and so much more.

RyersonianTV: RSU elections, Indigenous initiatives at Ryerson and more

RyersonianTV: RSU elections, Indigenous initiatives at Ryerson and more

Watch this week’s campus news on Ryersonian TV. This week, we look at the passing of Stuart McLean, more clashes between pro and anti abortion groups on campus and how Trump’s Muslim ban is still being felt at Ryerson.

BREAKING: Protest outside Muslim Association of Canada-Masjid Toronto

BREAKING: Protest outside Muslim Association of Canada-Masjid Toronto

Sarah Cunningham-Scharf Jaclyn Tansil Allan Perkins   On Friday afternoon, a group displaying anti-Islamic messages and signs gathered outside the Muslim Association, Masjid Toronto. There seems to be a small protest forming outside the Muslim Association of Canada at Dundas and Chestnut right now. Anyone wanna cover it? pic.twitter.com/bnAQNFxsxW — Andrea Houston (@dreahouston) February 17, 2017 In an act of […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
Firefighters work to put out a six-alarm blaze at Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue on Feb. 14, 2017. The fire started at the Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto and led to the shut-down of the entire intersection and the injury of a fire captain.

In Photos: Fire on St. Clair

The Ryersonian’s photo editor took pictures at the six alarm fire on Yonge street and St. Clair Ave. East where a fire captain was injured.

by Andrea Vacl· · News, Off Campus
Toronto Light Fest 2017

Toronto Light Fest 2017

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Shawnate Harris explores Light Fest in Toronto, learning why Torontonians attend and exploring the art.

RyersonianTV: RSU elections, Indigenous initiatives at Ryerson and more

RyersonianTV: RSU elections, Indigenous initiatives at Ryerson and more

Watch this week’s campus news on Ryersonian TV. We look at the winners of the RSU elections, why it’s important to have strong Indigenous voices on campus and Toronto’s continuing stand against Islamophobia and white supremacy.

Free access to National Parks an environmental concern

Free access to National Parks an environmental concern

Parks Canada is offering free admissions to its national parks and historic sites. But environmentalists are concerned what the influx of visitors may pose to park wildlife.   Sara Edge, an environmental studies professor at Ryerson, said noise pollution, waste production and higher foot and vehicular traffic are some concerns she has regarding free admission.   According to Parks Canada, […]

by Lara Onayak· · News, Off Campus
Business over beers

Business over beers

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Laura Woodward breaks down the latest news in the world of business in the time it takes her to finish a beer. Freshii going public, Snapchat launching potentially the biggest tech IPO since Facebook and Fitbit’s struggles are all on tap for this week’s episode of business over beers.

Jaclyn Tansil/Ryersonian

Black Lives Matter Toronto and Pride Toronto working toward a common goal

The Black Lives Matter Toronto movement and Pride Toronto inside and outside of Ryerson are working together. Find out how.

People are buying music again — so why is HMV Canada closing?

People are buying music again — so why is HMV Canada closing?

Nick Williams, CEO of HMV Canada, blamed the store’s loss in revenue, which has largely decreased in the last two years, on young audiences not buying music. But is that really the case?

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, Media, News, Off Campus
Watch: How inclusive was the Women’s March?

Watch: How inclusive was the Women’s March?

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Robyn Bell and Jenna Campbell talk to Meghan Forbes, a freelance writer, about how she thinks the Women’s March could be even more inclusive going forward.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Videos
Protest against Trump, Islamophobia and white supremacy

Protest against Trump, Islamophobia and white supremacy

Jaclyn Tansil Madison Good Thousands of people stood outside Toronto’s U.S. Consulate today to protest American President Donald Trump, Islamophobia and white supremacy. Toronto Police shut down University Avenue from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West, diverting traffic and streetcars. The protest began around 12 p.m. and continued until late-afternoon with people braving the below freezing temperatures to show […]

RyersonianTV: Ryerson’s take on Islamophobia, OneCards, Rams and more

RyersonianTV: Ryerson’s take on Islamophobia, OneCards, Rams and more

Watch this week’s campus news on Ryersonian TV. This week, Ryerson students say no to the Muslim ban and mourn for the Quebec City mosque victims. Also, OneCards are FINALLY going digital. And, we bring you the latest as Ryerson teams continue to push for the playoffs.

Shooting near George Brown College

Shooting near George Brown College

A man has been shot dead on the corner of George Street and Adelaide Street East. George Brown College has been put on a hold-and-secure lockdown after multiple gunshots were heard at 2:37 p.m. today. The suspect fled the scene and homicide detectives have closed George Street from Adelaide to Richmond street. The police are investigating the entire vicinity and […]

by Bronte Campbell· · News, Off Campus
Demonstrators at the Muslim Ban protest chant as they walk to the US consulate in Toronto, Ontario on Monday Jan 30 2016.

Toronto protests Muslim ban

Hundreds gathered outside the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto on University Avenue this morning to protest Islamophobia and President Donald Trump’s travel ban against people from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
Our host, Laura Woodward

Don’t miss this week’s broadcast by Ryersonian TV

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Thursdays at 3 pm EST.

American Apparel bankruptcy felt by student employees

American Apparel bankruptcy felt by student employees

In November, Augustina Chakma read an article that her employer, American Apparel, was declaring bankruptcy. Chakma, a fourth-year retail management student, had worked at the American Apparel on Queen Street West since her first year at Ryerson. But now, her university job will come to an end. The Los Angeles retailer filed for its second bankruptcy on Nov. 14, following […]

by Laura Woodward· · News, Off Campus
Courtesy of Noctem App

Rye students build an app to curate nightlife

A group of Ryerson students is developing an app to curate Toronto nightlife. Noctem is an app, in its developing stages, designed to better answer the question, ‘What are we doing tonight?’ The app functions similarly to Spotify. Users choose their vibe, ranging from a comedy bar to a club. Then, the app asks how adventurous the user is feeling, scaling […]

by Laura Woodward· · News, Off Campus
(Courtesy ElasticComputeFarm)

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 […]

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

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

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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

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