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Haleema Mustafa and (Courtesy Mazz Khan)

When fashion meets religion: The Yung Samosas

The Ryersonian’s Holly Walker reports on how Muslim women are challenging stereotypes surrounding the hijab.

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
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.

Members of Students Supporting Israel filed complaint with campus security

Members of Students Supporting Israel filed complaint with campus security

Ryerson’s Students Supporting Israel (SSI) group backed out of the Ezra Levant event on campus last week after two members of the group received threats.

by Lauren Malyk· · News, On Campus, Security
University of Michigan professor Harley Etienne admits the consequences of the travel ban could be dire, with the possibility of “intellectual isolation.” (Courtesy University of Michigan)

Travel ban is “intellectual isolation,” says U.S. prof

U.S. professors fear ‘Trump travel ban’ will isolate the country, after Canadian schools cancel trips.

The other finalists congratulate Christa Plumley on her first place win in Ryerson’s Next Top Speaker competition. (Sarah Jackson/Ryersonian Staff)

Speaking from the heart

Ryerson’s Next Top Speaker competition brought both tears and laughter on the topic of “what if?”

by Jennifer Ferreira· · News, On Campus, students
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Ryerson hackathon takes on global water crisis

Teams collaborate to tackle the global water crisis for the chance to enter an international million-dollar competition.

Ksenia Sergueeva, a graduate student in the master program of science in management, with Seung Hwan (Mark) Lee, an associate professor at the Ted Rogers School of Retail Management. (Courtesy Ryerson University)

Chewing gum may lead to more time shopping, study suggests

A new study by a Ryerson professor and master student suggests that chewing gum while shopping may result in longer shopping times.

by Elysha Haun· · News, On Campus, students
Students get stylish at Ryerson’s first-ever Style Expo

Students get stylish at Ryerson’s first-ever Style Expo

The RSU organized Ryerson’s first-ever Style Expo in the Student Learning Centre to encourage students to relax during the difficult month of March.

Justin Trudeau poses with students at a Ryerson meet-and-greet event for Chrystia Freeland, the Liberal Party's Toronto-Centre byelection candidate in 2013. (Mohamed Omar / Ryersonian file photo)

Poll: Trudeau’s approval rating drops among university students

Political science prof. suggests reneging on electoral reform might be part of the drop but it may just be temporary.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Politics, students
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.

Combatting body shaming through art

Combatting body shaming through art

Justine Latour’s “Au Natural” explores society’s stereotypes towards the human body and the importance of eliminating stigma through the use of art.

Graduate Justine Latour and friend Eric Watters. (Courtesy Diana Whistance-Smith)

Why going “Au Natural” needs to be less taboo

Graduate Justine Latour’s collection is being showcased at Ryerson Artspace in the Gladstone Hotel from March 9 to April 2.

It took over a decade to make portions of Gould Street car-free (Kevin John Siazon)

UPDATED: Fourth case of mumps appears on campus

There is now a fourth confirmed case of mumps at Ryerson.

by Brooklyn Pinheiro· · Health, News, On Campus, students
(Courtesy Agência Brasil, Wikimedia Commons)

Tory leadership candidates campaign at Ryerson

‘Mad Max’ came to campus to talk policy and encourage students to become members of the Conservative Party of Canada.

by Lauren Malyk· · News, On Campus, Politics, students
Ezra Levant at the Campus Culture and Israel & the Middle East event March 22, 2017. (Lauren Malyk/Ryersonian Staff)

UPDATED: Protesters disrupt Ezra Levant talk at Ryerson

The Rebel Media’s publisher Ezra Levant encountered a group of protestors who disrupted his talk.

by Lauren Malyk· · News, On Campus
Ryerson students cut hair to raise money for charity

Ryerson students cut hair to raise money for charity

Ryerson Students for Wishes took over the Student Learning Centre for a good cause.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, students, Videos
Rang de Holi 2017 at Ryerson

Rang de Holi 2017 at Ryerson

This year, Holi was celebrated from March 12 – March 13. Despite the delay and cold weather, this didn’t stop the Ryerson Indian Students’ Association from holding their biggest Holi event to date.

by Monique Jagpal· · News, On Campus, students, Videos
(Courtesy Aboriginal Education Council)

Poll: Students split on mandatory indigenous studies course

Ryerson survey finds students split on mandatory indigenous culture course.

by Ryersonian Staff· · education, News, On Campus, students
An employee at Cannabis Culture’s Church Street location, prepares a joint on Mar. 8, 2017. (Courtesy Nathan Sing)

Students choosing private dealers over dispensaries: Ryerson survey

Students should rethink buying weed off the street, say staff at Cannabis Culture.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, students
More than just robots

More than just robots

Over 800 high school students spent their time fixing, testing and battling robots over the weekend of March 10 to 12.

Irda Hajdari is losing sleep from her workload in her major, but still wants to double major in an engineering program. (Photo by Larry Heng/Ryerson School of Journalism)

Students living with sleep deprivation, poll suggests

Architecture and engineering students describe hallucinating after all-night studio sessions.
Long commutes are also part of the picture.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, students
(Courtesy Kimberley Slimming)

UPDATED: Ryerson commuter hostel still going strong two years later

University’s commuter hostel program a “good machine that kept on running.”

by Palak Mangat· · News, On Campus, students
The Ryerson Athletic Centre.

UPDATED: Two mumps cases appear on campus

Ryerson employee infected with mumps.

by Justin Bellmore· · News, On Campus
Barry Avrich (centre) poses with part of the film collection he'll be donating to Ryerson University. (Courtesy Ryerson.ca)

Legendary documentarian donates film collection to Ryerson

Barry Avrich is giving back to Ryerson with his exclusive archives of original films, raw footage and extended interviews.

Students in line at Balzac's Cafe

Cookies, cake and conversations about death

Picture yourself snacking on cookies and cake while talking about death. Sound interesting? Well, Ryerson aims to give you just that at its first-ever death café.

by Emily Srebotnjak· · News, On Campus, students
YouTube video slams Ryerson instructor over teaching practices

YouTube video slams Ryerson instructor over teaching practices

YouTuber and U of T student Josephine Mathias criticized Ryerson instructor Kelly Train in a video last week after Train rejected her sister’s proposal to write an essay on the wage gap being a “myth.”

Marsha Barber at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Taking a stand for the truth at J-School’s first-ever teach-in event

Ryerson’s school of journalism cancelled all classes to host a day-long seminar about the future of journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Videos
Students making sandwiches in the Thomas Lounge in Oakham House. (Bradly Shankar/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson’s Muslim Students’ Association gives back to Toronto

Dozens of students helped give out food, drinks and other charitable goods to the homeless.

by Bradly Shankar· · News, On Campus, students
Eckart Schnabel, left, from Germany’s National Association of Health and Care Insurance Funds in Berlin, joined by other guest speakers featured on Thursday's panel. (Justin Bellmore/Ryersonian Staff)

The fight against dementia is developing a new weapon

Liberal MP visits Ryerson to promote national strategy for Alzheimer’s and dementia.

by Justin Bellmore· · Health, News, On Campus
Ryerson students show off their Irish spirit

Ryerson students show off their Irish spirit

Happy St.Patrick’s Day! We asked Ryerson students how they show off their Irish spirit on St.Patrick’s Day. Hilarity ensues.

by Ryersonian Staff· · On Campus, students, Videos
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.

Kamal Al-Solaylee at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

In the new Trump era, what privacy does a journalist have?

Guests spoke to student journalists about privacy in a time of extreme surveillance.

by Lamees Wajahat· · Media, News, On Campus
Professor Colleen Derkatch at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Perusing perspective

Why what we say and how we say it is the reason for polarity in modern culture.

by Julia Ho· · Media, News, On Campus
Gail Cohen at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

The evolving journalism landscape

Gail Cohen, media director for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, discussed how the role of the journalist has changed in turbulent times.

by Brianne Spiker· · Media, News, On Campus
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.

Journalist Matt Braga at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

IN PICTURES: Teach-in hosted by Ryerson’s school of journalism

“There are attacks on journalism right now and I think it’s important that an institution like this deals with journalism.” – Alina Ghosh, journalism student   “I think … now more than ever, that we need to show how we get our stories and how we promote them.” – Swi Karoli, journalism student  

by Ryersonian Staff· · In pictures, News, On Campus
Kamal Al-Solaylee at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Making sense when the world doesn’t

For the first time ever, Ryerson’s school of journalism asked its students to attend a teach-in on the current threats facing journalists.

by Yasmin Arnaout· · Media, News, On Campus
Graham Hudson at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Toronto is not a safe haven

The city hasn’t provided enough leadership and funding to make it a sanctuary city, professor says.

by Karen Chan· · Media, News, On Campus, Politics, Security
Vice journalist Sarah Hagi at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Facing Islamophobia in a hijab

Vice journalist Sarah Hagi told journalism students Tuesday how she confronted her online trolls “face-to-face” while wearing her hijab.

by Lauren Malyk· · Media, News, On Campus
Diana Brecher at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Journalism students learn about self-care

Psychology professor Diana Brecher led a discussion on resilience, grit and optimism.

by Brooklyn Pinheiro· · Health, Media, News, On Campus
A man walks past by Ryerson's South Bond Building, the home of Ryerson's Urban and Regional Planning program on March 15, 2017. (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

UPDATED: Ryerson’s urban planning school cancels U.S. field trips in response to Trump travel ban

In an email last month, Chris De Sousa, professor and director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University, said that the decision was made to “ensure that no one in our community would face the barriers to participation that could result from shifting American travel policies.”

by Luke Galati· · News, On Campus
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
Kamal Al-Solaylee at the Ryerson school of journalism's teach-in on Tuesday. (Chris Blanchette/Ryersonian Staff)

Classes cancelled for RSJ teach-in Tuesday

Ryerson’s School of Journalism organized a teach-in Tuesday.

by Jennifer Ferreira· · News, On Campus
Students support mental health awareness through buckets

Students support mental health awareness through buckets

SMASH runs bucket beats event in SLC to promote well-being on campus.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Health, Music, News, On Campus, Videos
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.

Luis Horacio Nájera. (Courtesy Centre for Free Expression)

The risks and realities of journalists in Mexico

Being a journalist is a rewarding job. But is it worth your life? Journalist Luis Horacio Nájera talks about the dangers of being a journalist in Mexico.

by Olivia Ciarallo· · News, On Campus, students
Josephine Matias' tweet of a screenshot of the email sent to her sister by instructor Kelly Train.

UPDATED: Sociology instructor allegedly slams student for rejecting the concept of a gender wage gap

In an email, Ryerson sociology instructor Kelly Train wrote that the wage gap is “very real,” before writing that “[t]he reality is patriarchy.”

by Abigail Murta· · News, On Campus
(Alex D'addesse)

Ryerson Rams win big with U SPORTS, OUA honours

Rams athletes honoured across Canada and Ontario in basketball, volleyball and hockey.

by Brianne Spiker· · News, On Campus, Sports