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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
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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 Alexis Perikleous and Victoria McMurchy     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.

The new bylaw will affect apartment buildings in Toronto like the one pictured above.  
(Brooklyn Neustaeter/Ryersonian Staff)

City of Toronto cracks down on bad landlords

City council approves new apartment bylaw to protect tenants, putting in regulations that will benefit student renters.

by Brooklyn Neustaeter· · News, Off Campus, students
Mapping of travel times. (Courtesy Toronto Star)

New Scarborough extension may lead to longer commute time, analysis finds

Building a one-stop subway extension in Scarborough could increase the commute time for residents by an additional 19 minutes, according to a new analysis by Ryerson researchers.

by Elysha Haun· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
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