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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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RyersonianTV: November 25, 2016 – Black Friday, Paris terrorist attack averted, Florence Henderson dies at 82

RyersonianTV: November 25, 2016 – Black Friday, Paris terrorist attack averted, Florence Henderson dies at 82

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Exchange students are looking for housing in all corners of the city. (Michal Stolarczyk)

One exchange student’s journey to find home

Stu McManis, a fashion student from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, was excited when he found out he was going on exchange to Ryerson. There was only one problem: he didn’t have a place to stay. This is a situation many exchange students find themselves in when they decide to go to Ryerson. The university does not offer […]

by Michal Stolarczyk· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
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Things to do this weekend (Nov. 25-27)

The cold weather has finally come, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck indoors. Put on something to you keep you warm and go to some events happening this weekend in Toronto. 1. The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Follow +RT for a chance to win a pair of tickets to #JingleBallNorth Nov 25 (minors require parental consent) Rules: https://t.co/cFz61mPU15 […]

RyersonianTV: November 23, 2016 – Queen’s U racist party, fire in Montreal, Thomas Mair sentenced

RyersonianTV: November 23, 2016 – Queen’s U racist party, fire in Montreal, Thomas Mair sentenced

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The Canadian Intern Rights Guide, published by the Canadian Intern Association launched last week at Ryerson(Courtesy NYPhotographic)

Intern’s rights matter too

The discussion surrounding unpaid internships is no stranger to controversy. In February, the federal government proposed changes to the Canadian Labour Code that would allow for four-month unpaid internships in federally regulated sectors like banking and telecommunications. Also in June, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne set a goal of funding more placements so that every student completes at least one experiential […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, jobs, Off Campus, Opinion, students
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Feminism in theatre

There is now an all-womyn theatre company in Toronto. HERstory Counts is a theatre company that produces plays, which are written and performed by diverse female-identified womyn. Female-identified means any person who identifies themselves as a womyn. Why it’s important Jennifer Neales, the founder of HERstory Counts says, this company is not only important, it’s necessary. “HERstory Counts became the necessary […]

Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

Students from Ryerson University, Seneca College and the University of Toronto have come together to build an environmentally sustainable condominium. The team is called ECOstudios. The condo is called the solarBLOCK and is designed for urban living. It works by drawing energy from the city’s energy grid but on a yearly basis it will give just as much energy back, […]

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Rye engineering grad wins $500,000 to launch business

A Ryerson chemical engineering grad has won $500,000 to launch his own chemical engineering business. Seyed Nourbakhsh came up with the idea of a self-powered, automatic swimming pool chlorinating system a year after working at a Burlington pool company as part of a co-op placement during his final year in 2013. In the same year, Nourbakhsh won all stages of the Norman […]

RyersonianTV: November 18, 2016 – teenager MPP, Trump picks cabinet, China’s space mission

RyersonianTV: November 18, 2016 – teenager MPP, Trump picks cabinet, China’s space mission

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U of T prof. to take part in debate on free speech and Bill C-16

University of Toronto (U of T) professor Jordan Peterson, who came under fire after he spoke out against the use of gender neutral pronouns, will take part in a debate about free speech and Bill C-16 at the university tomorrow. Peterson first made headlines last month when he spoke out against Bill C-16 in a series of videos about political […]

by Danielle Lee· · News, Off Campus, Politics
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Ryerson and Indian startup zone partner to help international tech companies

Last week, Ryerson Futures Incorporated partnered with an Indian startup zone to help launch a new program to bring more tech companies to India. The new program, called Gateway91, is based out of the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai, India and is designed for international technology companies looking to expand into India. Zone Startups India, the organization that is launching the the new program, […]

by Chayonika Chandra· · Business, News, Off Campus
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Things to do this weekend (Nov. 18-20)

It’s been a long week at school, so you should go out and enjoy yourself. It’s just over a month away from Christmas and that means this is the weekend the city kicks off some holiday events. 1. The Distillery Christmas Market Here are 5 reasons why you should visit the @TOXmasMkt this holiday season https://t.co/8VfV0khYeY pic.twitter.com/hwauCWvCDc — Live2UToronto (@live2utoronto) November […]

RyersonianTV: November 16, 2016 – Trudeau in Cuba, Oklahoma airport shooting, camping for Syrian refuges

RyersonianTV: November 16, 2016 – Trudeau in Cuba, Oklahoma airport shooting, camping for Syrian refuges

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TTC shifts to Presto in 2017

TTC shifts to Presto in 2017

The changes If you rely on public transportation to get around the city, get ready for some changes in the new year. The Toronto Transit Commission is changing its traditional fare media from tickets, tokens and metro passes to just one method of payment: the Presto card. The Presto rollout in Toronto comes after the card became popular on the […]

by Daniela Olariu· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Travel
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Taking distracted driving seriously

It seems like there are so many ads about distracted driving. All I need to do is turn on the TV and during a commercial break, I’m sure to see an ad about using phones while behind the wheel. I believe they’re all necessary, because there are way too many road accidents in Toronto and nothing seems to be changing. […]

by Amanda Gilmore· · Off Campus, Opinion
Anti-Trump protests in San Diego, California. (Courtesy Flickr)

Globe at a glance; Trump protests, remembering Paris attacks

Dump Trump Protests continue to rage on across the U.S. following the shocking victory of Donald Trump in last week’s presidential election. Thousands have organized themselves in Washington D.C., New York City, San Francisco, Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Providence, Las Vegas and Cincinnati. Protesters are upset about various policies surrounding the environment, immigration and LGBTQ rights. They are […]

RyersonianTV: November 11, 2016 – Remembrance Day, anti-Trump protests in the U.S. and the death of a Canadian legend

RyersonianTV: November 11, 2016 – Remembrance Day, anti-Trump protests in the U.S. and the death of a Canadian legend

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Things to do this weekend (Nov. 11-13)

1. Friday Night Live at the Royal Ontario Museum Honour & celebrate all heroes, both real & mythical, this Friday! #FNLROM! https://t.co/MbMboBo5VI pic.twitter.com/NKXNtyz5kb — Royal Ontario Museum (@ROMtoronto) November 9, 2016 There are always places to party in Toronto on the weekend, but nothing as unique as The ROM Friday Night After Hours. This weeks theme is “Tribute”, meaning the art gallery will have […]

RyersonianTV: November 9, 2016 – Extended coverage on the U.S. election

RyersonianTV: November 9, 2016 – Extended coverage on the U.S. election

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Globe at a glance: World news wrap-up

Brexit Brexit was named word of the year by Collins Dictionary. While this win proved a blessing to headline writers everywhere – beating out other contenders such as Trumpism and “throw shade” –  the dramatic sound of a British exit from the EU may be reduced to a “Brex-maybe” following the recent enactment of Article 50. This means that last […]

by Alexandra Chronopoulos· · News, Off Campus
Pastor Jeff Pike and his congregation at the Mod Club during the Groundswell Sunday morning service. (Jennie Pearson)

Meet the millennials who are bringing God to the club

This Sunday marked the first ever church service held at the Mod Club. While it’s not your average venue, this is certainly not your average church. Groundswell is a non-denominational Christian church that is attracting young people with its high-energy meetings and approachable demeanour. With a full electric band, strobe lights, free coffee and candy bar, it’s no surprise that millennials […]

by Jennie Pearson· · Music, News, Off Campus, Top stories
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How my study abroad brought me loneliness and love

When I found out that I was going to London for my study abroad, I felt a mix of excitement and anxiety. London was a place I wanted to visit for as long as I could remember. It wasn’t because of the pub life or accents, but because my family is from the United Kingdom. I was thrilled that I […]

by Amanda Gilmore· · Off Campus, Opinion, students, Travel, Voices
RyersonianTV: November 4, 2016 – More jobs in Canada affecting students, Students talk U.S election, Social Justice week wrap-up

RyersonianTV: November 4, 2016 – More jobs in Canada affecting students, Students talk U.S election, Social Justice week wrap-up

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Film Fridays: Doctor Strange review

It seems that Marvel has figured out what the movie-going audience wants and delivers it to the silver screen. This is no different with Doctor Strange. It was once said that the comic was the only one that wouldn’t work on screen. Well, somehow Marvel has made it work in very strange, pun intended, and unique ways. The film follows […]

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Ryerson student died in car crash

Toronto police continue to investigate the fatal car crash involving a Ryerson student. 25-year-old Najdana Andjelkovic died early Monday morning. She was a third-year financial mathematics student and also the vice-president of the Ryerson Science Society. Outside of school, Andjelkovic worked as a math tutor. The single-vehicle crash happened just before 3 a.m. Monday on the eastbound Gardiner Expressway east […]

by Amanda Gilmore· · News, Off Campus, students, Top stories
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Things to do this weekend (Nov. 4-6)

Winter is almost here, so why not go out and enjoy the spring-like temperatures while they last? 1. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair We're #proud to sponsor the #GiantVegetable competition the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 2016! https://t.co/mZ3ooYN7YA @THERAWF #RAWF16 pic.twitter.com/LoLDWXWSTy — St. Lawrence Market (@StLawrenceMkt) November 1, 2016 Spend time with some farm animals this weekend at The 94th Royal […]

RyersonianTV: November 2, 2016 – Ryerson student killed in car crash, Fight the fees protest, U.S. election update

RyersonianTV: November 2, 2016 – Ryerson student killed in car crash, Fight the fees protest, U.S. election update

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RyersonianTV: October 28, 2016 – Car crash in Don river, Calais camp in flames and a Trumped up Halloween

RyersonianTV: October 28, 2016 – Car crash in Don river, Calais camp in flames and a Trumped up Halloween

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RyersonianTV: October 26, 2016 – Nurse charged with murder, Iraq fights to reclaim mosul and an interview with a Ryerson student that got ticketed on Parliament Hill

RyersonianTV: October 26, 2016 – Nurse charged with murder, Iraq fights to reclaim mosul and an interview with a Ryerson student that got ticketed on Parliament Hill

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RyersonianTV: October 21, 2016

RyersonianTV: October 21, 2016

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RyersonianTV: October 19, 2016: Final U.S. debate, 6 Fest, Jays in the playoffs

RyersonianTV: October 19, 2016: Final U.S. debate, 6 Fest, Jays in the playoffs

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Elm street condo development angers residents

Elm street condo development angers residents

A proposed 80-storey Elm Street condo has some students and Toronto residents furious. Earlier this year, 8 Elm Park Properties Inc., represented by the Goldberg Group, submitted an application for the development of what would be one of the tallest buildings on the Toronto skyline at 8 Elm St., across the street from the Student Learning Centre (SLC). Eli Aaron […]

by Shaian Martin· · News, Off Campus, students
RyersonianTV: October 7, 2016: RCMP under the spotlight, Hurricane Matthew, 6 Fest

RyersonianTV: October 7, 2016: RCMP under the spotlight, Hurricane Matthew, 6 Fest

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WATCH: How Sisters in Spirit honoured the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women

Torontonians and members of the Ryerson community gathered at a vigil at Allan Gardens Tuesday night to honour the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Heather Lewis Blaker was there to remember her daughter and husband. Her daughter died in the summer of 2014. Blaker’s husband was also murdered 25 years ago. “Just stop the killing,” said […]

by Neha Karamchandani· · News, Off Campus
RyersonianTV: October 5, 2016: Gould St. project, Jays off to Texas, Sisters in Spirit vigil

RyersonianTV: October 5, 2016: Gould St. project, Jays off to Texas, Sisters in Spirit vigil

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A photo of organizers at Mindfest 2015 (Courtesy University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry)

A preview: Mindfest, a fun way to learn about mental health

On Wednesday, Ryerson students and community members will have a chance to participate in the fourth annual Mindfest as part of National Mental Illness Awareness Week. The full-day event aims to start conversations around mental illness and to engage students in learning about mental health in fun and interactive ways. Mindfest is a collaboration between the University of Toronto, Ryerson […]

by Oriena Vuong· · Food & Health, News, Off Campus, On Campus
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MAP: Where to quench your thirst during Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche Toronto kicks off tomorrow at sunset and ends Sunday at 7 a.m. The free annual contemporary art exhibition gives those in the city a full night of interaction with art in public spaces. If you plan on drinking your way through the festival’s city-produced exhibitions and partner projects, check out the map below as your resource for student-friendly bars […]

RyersonianTV: September 30, 2016: Ryerson gets funding, Hoodfar returns home, electoral reform

RyersonianTV: September 30, 2016: Ryerson gets funding, Hoodfar returns home, electoral reform

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RyersonianTV: September 28, 2016: U.S. debate, Carby family files suit, GO Train delay

RyersonianTV: September 28, 2016: U.S. debate, Carby family files suit, GO Train delay

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RyersonianTV: September 23, 2016: Thunder Bay Police, Trudeau under fire, Hockey World Cup

RyersonianTV: September 23, 2016: Thunder Bay Police, Trudeau under fire, Hockey World Cup

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A history of CFS clashes with student unions

The Ryerson Students’ Union demanded reform of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) in a letter published on behalf of 10 student groups. The move is only the latest in a history of conflict between the CFS and student unions.

by Shaian Martin· · education, News, Off Campus, On Campus
The Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square was vandalized. (Courtesy of Michael Gil via Flickr Creative Commons)

Toronto loses most livable title. Here’s why…

After sitting pretty at the top of the list last year, Toronto was bumped down to ninth place on Metropolis magazine’s list of the most livable cities in the world. The New York-based publication had its editors nominate 65 cities from across the globe. The magazine took housing, transportation, sustainability and culture into account when selecting the top 10. Copenhagen […]

by Kayla Goodfield· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
RyersonianTV: September 21, 2016: Potential privacy breach, CFS-RSU debate and Trudeau at the UN

RyersonianTV: September 21, 2016: Potential privacy breach, CFS-RSU debate and Trudeau at the UN

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A man was stabbed multiple times inside Toronto Eaton Centre. (Isabelle Docto)

Updated: Man stabbed multiple times inside Eaton Centre

A man is in serious condition after being stabbed multiple times inside the Eaton Centre, near Yonge Street and Queen Street on Tuesday afternoon. Toronto police were called to the scene at 2:19 p.m. A TPS spokesperson confirmed to the Ryersonian that one man was arrested outside the Eaton Centre. Police are on the scene investigating. The victim has been transported […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
RyersonianTV: September 16, 2016: Vader found guilty, Ryerson bike rave and sports updates

RyersonianTV: September 16, 2016: Vader found guilty, Ryerson bike rave and sports updates

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RyersonianTV: September 14, 2016: CFS Uncertainty, Raptors take on TIFF, Ford Brothers tell-all

RyersonianTV: September 14, 2016: CFS Uncertainty, Raptors take on TIFF, Ford Brothers tell-all

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RSU executive members Harman Singh,  Obaid Ullah, Andrea Bartlett, Rabia Idrees and Cormac McGee. Photo illustration courtesy The Ryersonian.

RSU 2015-16: A year in review

On May 1, the majority of the current Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) executive committee will relinquish their roles and a new group of executives will take their place. With their terms coming to an end, The Ryersonian is taking a look at what issues the students’ union executives addressed this year and what their legacy will look like.