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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
(THESE DONT HAVE CAPTIONS OR CREDITS BECAUSE EVERYONE IS TERRIBLE)

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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
Michal Nowaczek-Said, accused murderer of Ryerson Student Julia Sokolov. (Photo courtesy Toronto Police Services)

Accused makes first court appearance in Ryerson student murder case

Michal Nowaczek-Said made his first court appearance today after being charged with the murder of Ryerson student Julia Sokolov.

The 24-year-old died in hospital nine days after being found with life-threatening stab wounds in a Scarborough apartment building on Sept. 10.

by Kayla McLaughlin· · News, Off Campus
Ryerson’s best “lesser known” cheap eat spots

Ryerson’s best “lesser known” cheap eat spots

So you come to school every day and you eat the same food, huh? You spend money every week at McDonald’s, you say? Ha, that’s funny. Or Burrito Boyz? Delicious if you’re a burrito lover (side note — burritos are nasty). Panera Bread? C’mon guys, spruce it up. It’s about time that you start allowing your eating habits to feel love. Excite your taste buds.

Below, you will find spots to eat near campus that you may not have heard of. Most likely, you’ve never been to at least one or two of these restaurants, if not all of them.

by Evan Manning· · Arts & Life, Food, Off Campus
Victor Findlay stands in front of the Mattamy Athletic Centre, home of the Ryerson Rams men's hockey team. (Photo by Steven Ellis)

RTA’s Victor Findlay on the way up

When Ryerson introduced the sport media program to the school of radio and television arts in 2014, there was a bit of mystery to the program. But in March of 2014, Sportsnet gifted Ryerson with close to $750,000 to build upon the program. It truly was the future of the industry.

Enter Victor Findlay, a fourth-year Ryerson sport media student who has become the exact student the school was hoping to create.

by Steven Ellis· · Off Campus, On Campus, Sports
Urban geography specialist Florian Mayer comes to Toronto from Germany. Toronto’s car centric layout served as a good test bed for Mayer.

Former Ryerson intern dreams of a greener Toronto

Smaller streets, green spaces and more accessible public transit could give Toronto an environmental facelift. Florian Mayer, a former research intern at Ryerson this past summer, is going to present his recommendations to the 54th International Making Cities Livable Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Oct. 2.

He now lives in Denmark, but he came to Canada to research ways to improve city infrastructure, namely roads, with a public health angle in mind.

by Mansoor Tanweer· · Environment, News, Off Campus
Celine Liu is the founder of Listeners and the Chinese translation of The Varsity is one of the organization's many projects. (Photo by Iris Robin)

The Varsity’s website translation bridges the gap for Chinese international students

Students at the University of Toronto can now read their campus news in simplified Chinese. The Varsity recently announced the publication of its Chinese website, which contains translations of content originally published in English and is updated weekly.

The aim of the website is to increase engagement among international students from China. There were 17,452 international students enrolled at U of T in 2016–2017, of which 9,187 were from China. That’s 11 per cent of the university’s population, which The Varsity is striving to reach.

by Iris Robin· · News, Off Campus
Farley Chatto showed his Czar Nicholas II collection at Fashion Week. (Emily Rivas / Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson has a new fashionable partner

After many seasons of offering their expertise to Ryerson students, Canada Fashion Group (CFG) has officially partnered with Ryerson University for Toronto Fashion Week.

(Courtesy of the Ryerson Students' Association)

Sundown Music Festival TO

The RSU hosted the Sundown music festival yesterday, which featured acts like The Skins, Joey Bada$$ and Miguel.

The crowd had a night filled with good food, good music and great vibes. Here’s a recap:

by Shantia Cross· · Arts & Life, Music, News, Off Campus, On Campus
Some of the food available for students at Ryerson’s Good Food Centre. 
(Photo by Emma King)

Post-secondary grads increasingly dependent on food banks: Daily Bread

Compared to recent years, more people with post-secondary degrees are using food banks.

The Daily Bread Food Bank released their annual “Who’s Hungry” report Monday indicating a 15.8 per cent increase in food bank visits since last year among people aged 18-30. The report also shows that 35 per cent of people who use the food bank have a post-secondary education. 

by Ryersonian Staff· · Food & Health, News, Off Campus
New TTC initiative to combat harassment

New TTC initiative to combat harassment

A new app and ad campaign from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) aims to deter harassment and offer increased support to victims.

SafeTTC, launched earlier this month, allows transit riders to report an incident to transit control, or call 911 if it’s an emergency. Users can send texts, photos or videos. The seriousness of the issue will be assessed and transit enforcement officers or police officers will be dispatched as needed.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
Leslie Melo was able to speak to her family in Mexico for a few minutes before phone service was cut off due to the earthquake. (Photo by Sophie Armstrong)

Mexico earthquake hits close to home at Ryerson

The impact of the deadly earthquake that struck Mexico City on Sept. 19 is being felt on Ryerson’s campus Leslie Melo, who works at Pancho’s Bakery churro stand at the intersection of Yonge and Gould streets, has family in Mexico City who have been impacted by the earthquake. Thankfully Melo’s family is safe, but after speaking with them for only […]

by Sophie Armstrong· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Beverly Petrovic says all proceeds from her fundraiser will go to the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health, where her son is being treated. (Photo by Evan Manning)

Ryerson student affairs co-ordinator throwing fundraiser for mental health awareness

After watching her son deal with mental health issues over the past year, Beverly Petrovic, student affairs co-ordinator for Ryerson’s school of journalism (RSJ), is hosting a fundraiser for those facing the same battle. The event called “A Night To Shed Light” will take place Oct. 14 at the Holiday Inn Downtown Toronto Centre, located at 30 Carlton St. The night will mark […]

by Evan Manning· · News, Off Campus
Evening rates for the Dundas Square Green P parking garage will go from eight dollars to nine dollars, said the Toronto Parking Authority. (Photo by Jessica Cheung)

Green P parking to raise hourly rates

By: Jessica Cheung  Parking at the popular Dundas Square Green P parking facility will cost you an extra loonie per hour following the adoption of a proposal by the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) Monday morning. The rate hike will go into effect in October. The proposal came early last week with a pitch to implement rate hikes on off-street parking […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
(Ryersonian Archives)

Amazon bid could mean big things for Ryerson

Toronto is in the running to become the site for a second Amazon headquarters, and if the city wins the bid, it’ll mean big things for Ryerson University students. Amazon promises a US$5 billion construction investment to the winning city and as “many as 50,000 high-paying jobs,” the company said in a press release. 50,000 jobs and +$5B in investment – […]

Naloxone kits are available at pharmacies across Toronto to anyone with a valid Ontario health
card. (Kayla Douglas/Linsey Raschkowan/Ryersonian)

VIDEO: Accessing naloxone is simpler than you’d think

Video was made by Linsey Raschkowan and Kayla Douglas     Picking up the antidote to a life-threatening illegal narcotic might seem like an intimidating task, but in reality, it’s as easy as picking up any other prescription in Ontario pharmacies. Accessing naloxone, the antidote used in fentanyl and other opioid-related overdoses, is more important than ever on a university […]

by Aidan Macnab· · Health, How to, News, Off Campus, On Campus, Videos
Naloxone can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose for up to 90 minutes. (Kayla Douglas/Linsey Raschkowan/Ryersonian)

No naloxone kits for campus security, residence leaders

By Alexis Perikleous and Victoria McMurchy Despite Toronto’s growing opioid crisis, neither Ryerson security nor residence officials have been given the easy-to-use antidote that could prevent overdose deaths. Kits containing that antidote – naloxone – are not being made available, according to university president Mohamed Lachemi. “Our staff is really trained to deal with emergency situations,” said Lachemi in an […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Security, students
(Courtesy of the Ryerson Students' Association)

UPDATED: RSU announces new festival, says sorry

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has announced the first festival of the year and it comes with an apology. Miguel, DJ Infinity and Jayemkayem were announced Wednesday morning as performers for the festival, named Sundown. They round out Joey Bada$$, The Skins, Sean Leon and The Sorority, who were among the first acts released on Monday at sundown, 7:36 p.m. The […]

by Simona Catalano· · Arts & Life, Music, News, Off Campus, On Campus
Students, faculty gather for RTA prof outside hospital

Students, faculty gather for RTA prof outside hospital

Students and faculty from Ryerson University gathered at Sunnybrook Hospital on Saturday to visit RTA professor Dana Lee. The popular professor, who is currently receiving medical treatment, is no longer able to teach at Ryerson. Supporters said they were pleasantly surprised when Lee came outside to speak with the group. Laura Dittmann, a former RTA student, was in attendance on […]

by Jacob Cappe· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, students
Brampton expansion ‘exciting direction’ for Ryerson: Lachemi

Brampton expansion ‘exciting direction’ for Ryerson: Lachemi

Ryerson University president Mohamed Lachemi says plans to expand a campus to Brampton will mark a new and exciting direction for the school. Lachemi told the Ryersonian Monday that a proposal for a shared campus with Sheridan College is not just a way to deal with the space crunch that Ryerson’s downtown Toronto campus faces. He said it also sets […]

Ryerson joins Toronto universities in U-Pass campaign

Ryerson joins Toronto universities in U-Pass campaign

For the first time in a decade, Toronto students are seeking a new post-secondary Metropass deal. Student unions at University of Toronto, Ryerson, OCAD University and George Brown College are campaigning for a transit “U-Pass,” which would be paid for in ancillary fees every semester. The pass, if implemented, would be cheaper than the current post-secondary Metropass that the TTC […]

by Iris Robin· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, students
How to be cheap in Toronto

How to be cheap in Toronto

  Whether you live on- or off-campus, every student should try to find ways to save money while going to school. If you live on-campus, chances are you can cut the cost of your living expenses with a meal plan, the nearby campus store and having roommates willing to split the costs of household items. If you live off-campus, things […]

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 11, 2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 11, 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.

Your guide to navigating around Toronto’s latest closures

Your guide to navigating around Toronto’s latest closures

Dundas Subway Project The Dundas Street subway station is under construction and this may affect some Ryerson students’ commutes. The project will begin this Sunday, Sept. 10, and last until approximately mid-October, as the TTC installs new fare gates. The project means early closure for the station, 11 p.m. every night, with a full station closure the weekend of Sept. […]

by Kayla McLaughlin· · News, Off Campus
Pot to be sold online, in stores next July

Pot to be sold online, in stores next July

With legalization slated for July 2018, the Ontario government announced plans to sell cannabis online and in 40 stores. By 2020, there will be 150 stores across the province. The minimum age has been set at 19. “Our aim from the start has been to protect youth, promote health and road safety, focus on prevention and harm reduction, and eliminate […]

RyersonianTV: Ryerson’s Image Centre gets a makeover, the university plays host to a curling championship, and more

RyersonianTV: Ryerson’s Image Centre gets a makeover, the university plays host to a curling championship, and more

This week, Ryerson begins its redecoration of the Image Centre, curling’s finest participated in the WestJet Players’ Championship hosted at the MAC, and so much more.

The controversial Niagara Falls student film

The controversial Niagara Falls student film

From our April 6 broadcast, Justin Bellmore reports on the controversy around the Ryerson student film, “As Niagara Falls.”

Student debt got you down? Don’t worry, it’ll only take you 20 years to pay it off!

Student debt got you down? Don’t worry, it’ll only take you 20 years to pay it off!

What students owe when they leave school affects not only them, but also the economy, according to the Canadian Federation of Students.

Toronto Mayor John Tory at the Google.org Impact Challenge. (Jessica Vomiero/Ryersonian Staff)

DMZ alumni startup wins big with Google

A tech company that was born in Ryerson University’s DMZ has received $750,000 from Google for its digital education technology.

Student filmmakers Justin Diezmo and Christian Bunea. (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson film studies alumni stand with image arts students who made Niagara Falls video

Film studies alumnus Andrew Munger said asking students to take down Ryerson logo is “disgusting.”

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

Ryerson will begin collecting race-based data from students

Students will be able to voluntarily input and update their information at any time.

by Monique Jagpal· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, students
RyersonianTV: Niagara Falls mayor comments on controversial student video, number of U.S. applicants on the rise, and more

RyersonianTV: Niagara Falls mayor comments on controversial student video, number of U.S. applicants on the rise, and more

This week, the Ryersonian speaks with Niagara Falls mayor Jim Diodati about a controversial documentary produced by students, the number of U.S. applicants to the university is up 60 per cent, and so much more.

Maryam

The travel ban through a Muslim student’s eyes

As Ryerson’s school of urban planning cancels its U.S. trips, a Muslim urban planning student tells her story.

Rebeca

UPDATED: Ryerson grad is challenging Hollywood diversity in film

Rebeca Ortiz aims to tackle minority representation in films, starting with her upcoming short movie, Abuela.

RTA practicum students at the premiere of For Clara.(Justin Bellmore/Ryersonian Staff)

RTA film ‘For Clara’ raises awareness for saving lives through organ donating

“Everyday, somebody’s life is being changed and the real tragedy is all the people who don’t get that chance.”

Partners and organizers of the one-day Toronto event complimentary to the 2017 annual Ashoka U Exchange conference celebrate a successful turnout, including Jean-Paul Boudreau, social innovation’s special adviser (far right). (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

One more Ryerson group affected by U.S. travel ban

Ryerson’s social innovation provided an alternative for students who feared travelling to the U.S. amid travel ban.

Panelist Yvonne Felix, head of partnerships at eSight, speaks during the event’s panel segment. (Alexandria Pankratz/Ryersonian Staff)

Women leading the tech industry work to shape a more feminine future

Women and Wearables event brings together female leaders in the wearable tech space to talk about encouraging diversity in Canada’s tech community.

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)

Will the public transit credit cut affect Ryerson commuters?

Some students and parents will be affected by the federal government’s decision to axe the transit credit.

by Monique Jagpal· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Politics
Scene from the short film, As Niagara Falls. (Courtesy Mayday Pictures)

Ryerson apologizes for students’ depiction of Niagara Falls

Ryerson University has publicly apologized to the mayor of Niagara Falls, Jim Diodati, for a student film made in connection with the School of Image Arts.

RyersonianTV: BoG meeting highlights, plans to begin collecting race-based data on campus, and more

RyersonianTV: BoG meeting highlights, plans to begin collecting race-based data on campus, and more

This week, the Board of Governors meeting took place, Ryerson announced plans to introduce a survey to collect race-based data on students, and so much more.

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