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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.

Ryerson’s DMZ 2.0

Ryerson’s DMZ 2.0

In the final week of January, Digital Media Zone (DMZ) executive director Abdullah Snobar presented the upcoming five-year plan of the incubator’s development at a Ryerson Board of Directors meeting. According to Snobar, the cornerstone of this plan will be the startups DMZ plans to support in the years to come and how Ryerson’s zone learning program can participate. “We […]

by Jessica Vomiero· · News, On Campus
BoG student members Cassandra Myers, Mariam Nouser and Victoria Morton. (Courtesy Farhan Riaz)

New pilot project covers student BoG campaign costs

After years of paying out-of-pocket for campaign materials, student candidates in Ryerson’s Board of Governors (BOG) election will receive financial aid from the university.   Administration will test how $200 in campaign funds helps student BoG candidates gather materials for an effective election campaign.   Ryerson president and BoG member Mohamed Lachemi said the decision was made in response to […]

by Alexander Downham· · News, On Campus, students
The FCAD Fab Lab is located on the first floor of the Ryerson School of Interior Design. (Robyn Bell/Ryersonian)

New 3D Print Lab Offers More Opportunities for FCAD students

  Ryerson now has its very own 3D print lab, the FCAD Fab Lab, in the Ryerson School of Interior Design (RSID) at 302 Church St., but it will not be available for all Ryerson students. The budget for the new 3D print lab was approximately $130,000 which included 15 printers, and the supplies. Jeremy Littler, a technical support worker […]

Voter turnout surges for RSU elections this year

Voter turnout surges for RSU elections this year

Voter turnout surged during this year’s Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) election, and some candidates credit different campaign tactics. Total turnout varied among the various executive committee positions. The total votes for the president of the RSU increased by 73.6 per cent, vice-president education by 72.4 per cent, vice-president equity by 71.7 per cent, vice-president operations by 65.35 per cent, and […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · News, On Campus, students
Who’s left out of the Ontario student grant?

Who’s left out of the Ontario student grant?

Gayle McFadden isn’t a student anymore, yet spends three of five work days on Ontario campuses. She’s the national representative at the Canadian Federation of Students Ontario (CFS-O). She’s talking to students to figure out who’s left out of the Ontario Student Grant, which rolled out in the fall. When the grant was announced, the government said students from families […]

by Madonna Dennis· · News, On Campus, students
(Nikolas Theodorakidis/Ryersonian Staff)

The 3D printers are finally here!

FCAD students can now use the newly arrived 3D printers for less than $10. Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Madonna Dennis and Emily Theodore show you how.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Videos
Courtesy of Charlon, Flickr creative commons.

Ryerson prof developing new way to grow marijuana

A researcher from Ryerson is collaborating with Beleave Inc., a company that develop and grows medicinal marijuana, on a project to develop more precise breeding techniques for cannabis plants.

“I Do” for The Love (Actually) Exhibition

“I Do” for The Love (Actually) Exhibition

The Love (Actually) Exhibition is a spread of diverse wedding photography. The intimate venue in the Gladstone Hotel showcases work from O’Neil’s colleagues and peers in the wedding photography community. Each image is accompanied by captions describing what makes each photo meaningful. The photos are all candid, seeking to illuminate the raw love and happiness in weddings.

UPDATE: Ryerson Reproductive Justice Collective is unhappy with the university

UPDATE: Ryerson Reproductive Justice Collective is unhappy with the university

The Ryerson Reproductive Justice Collective (RRJC) is disappointed by what they say is a lack of a response from the university regarding student safety and the presence of pro-life protesters on campus.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
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.

A march for all women?

A march for all women?

Jenna Campbell and Iva Celebic At the Toronto Women’s March on Jan.21, there was an abundance of “pussy” signs. While the march down Queen’s Park was a success – drawing in over 60,000 people to march for gender equality — the event has been criticized for its predominant female genitalia and white-centric signage. Many lauded the wit and creativity of the […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features, News, On Campus
RSU election results: Elevate and Spark share executive positions

RSU election results: Elevate and Spark share executive positions

Susanne Nyaga of the Elevate slate has been voted as the 2017-2018 president of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU). Elevate also won vice-president equity, while the Spark slate won the three other executive positions. Here are the winners: Susanne Nyaga, Elevate, president Daniel Lis, Spark , vice-president education Camryn Harlick, Elevate, vice-president equity Ali Yousaf, Spark , vice-president operations Lauren Emberson, […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · News, On Campus
The design of Ryerson’s newest building revealed

The design of Ryerson’s newest building revealed

Ryerson students know it as the old theatre school building, historians know it as the first Canadian school of pharmacy, but soon 44 Gerrard Street East will soon be known as Ryerson’s Centre for Urban Innovation. The centre’s design was revealed on Feb. 7, highlighting the modern adaptations that will be made to the historic building. The heritage site housed […]

by Emma Kimmerly· · News, On Campus
Ryerson’s masters of business administration program ranked top ten

Ryerson’s masters of business administration program ranked top ten

Ryerson’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is celebrating its 10th anniversary. It was rated 10th best in Canada by Canadian Business magazine due to its rapidly improving reputation. The interim director of Ryerson’s MBA program, Chris MacDonald, says he was pleased by the results, which were published in September 2016. “We take this as a sign that our reputation […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · News, On Campus
Updated: Ryerson in talks to get Wi-Fi hot spots

Updated: Ryerson in talks to get Wi-Fi hot spots

Update: A previous version of this article did not state PawCharge’s involvement in the initiative. The headline has been altered to acknowledge the hot spot lending initiative is not for certain, but rather, in discussion. The Ryerson University Library and Archives (RULA) is in the planning stages of lending Wi-Fi hot spot devices to students. The RULA, the Borrowing Lending […]

by Laura Woodward· · News, On Campus
(Katie Raskina/Ryersonian file photo)

Ohana slate accused of cultural appropriation

The Ohana slate came under fire on Wednesday when two public posts on its Facebook page accused the team of culturally appropriating Hawaiian culture. “Maybe your VP Equity could comment on why you chose a culturally appropriative name? How it’s native to indigenous Hawaiian culture? It doesn’t seem very equitable. You could’ve just chosen family and not taken from a […]

by Deni Verklan· · News, On Campus
Harman Singh at the Ryerson Students' Union board of directors' meeting on Feb. 3, 2017. During the meeting the motion to have Singh impeached did not pass.

Harman Singh avoids impeachment

The motion was first put forward during a meeting on Jan. 31, 2016 because of concerns regarding the nearly $80,000 that went through personal bank accounts, one of which was his own, in order to facilitate e-transfers for 6 Fest refunds, some of which still have not been refunded months later.

by Andrea Vacl· · News, On Campus
(Ryersonian file photo)

Breaking: Five RSU BoD members resign (UPDATED)

Five faculty directors resigned from the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) board of directors (BoD) Monday, citing a lack of change and misalignment of values. The directors who resigned are Sandra Bahoua, Anthony Esguerra, Nav Marwah and Michelle Park of the faculty of business management, along with Michael Foppiano of the faculty of engineering and architecture. They posted a statement on […]

by Andrea Vacl· · News, On Campus
RSU slates square off

RSU slates square off

With voting beginning today, find out what each slate had to say at Thursday’s debate.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Women in science at Ryerson are still searching for equality

Women in science at Ryerson are still searching for equality

Although Leslie Bone is pursuing a PhD in molecular science at Ryerson, she sometimes feels like she’s not that smart. Like many women in science programs and careers, Bone points to imposter syndrome as one of the main issues for women in science. Imposter syndrome is when bright individuals cannot accept their accomplishments and fear being exposed as a “fraud.” […]

by Deni Verklan· · News, On Campus
Harman Singh seeks legal advice against unnamed newspaper

Harman Singh seeks legal advice against unnamed newspaper

Harman Singh says he’s been advised to “consider taking legal action” against a newspaper, which he doesn’t name.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
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.

Idil Atak, Ryerson criminology professor and spokesperson for the new program. Sarah Cunningham-Scharf/Ryersonian

Meet Ryerson’s newest grad program

The Master of Arts in Criminology and Social Justice is open for Sept. 2017 admission.

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · News, On Campus
Top Hat vs. iClicker

Top Hat vs. iClicker

At Ryerson, there are two main interactive learning platforms: iClicker and Top Hat. Some students have had to pay to use both, find out why.

by Allan Perkins· · News, On Campus
Craig Silverman speaks about the future of fake news at Ryerson on Jan. 31. Emily Theodore/Ryersonian

The future of fake news is liberal, Craig Silverman says

Buzzfeed News media editor Craig Silverman will tell you the future of fake news.

by Emily Theodore· · News, On Campus
Struggling with mental health? There’s help

Struggling with mental health? There’s help

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Joseph Wong breaks down how you can get help on campus if you’re struggling with mental health.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Videos
RSU board of directors proposes motion to impeach Harman Singh

RSU board of directors proposes motion to impeach Harman Singh

Allan Perkins Jaclyn Tansil Allie Downham The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) board of directors (BoD) introduced a motion to impeach RSU vice–president of student life and events, Harman Singh. The motion, if passed, could have Singh removed from his position on the BoD. Kelly Kitagawa, a RSU director for the faculty of communication and design (FCAD), put forward the motion […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Overcrowded lecture halls are a common sight at the start of semester. (Ryersonian file photo)

Ryerson changes spring and summer term dates

A major Ryerson University conference falls at the same time as the spring/summer term dates and will cause classes to be cancelled from May 27 to June 2, 2017.

by Bronte Campbell· · News, On Campus
Centre for Student Development and Counselling (Peter Lozinski/Ryersonian file photo)

Ryerson addresses secondary wait times for student counselling

The Centre for Student Development and Counselling says student visits have increased by 11 per cent in the past year. So how are they adapting?

by Jennifer Goldasic· · News, On Campus
Pro-choice protesters block the signs of pro-life protestors on Gould St at Ryerson University in Toronto on Jan 27, 2017.
(Adrea Vacl/Ryersonian)

WATCH: Abortion activists clash at Ryerson

Yesterday afternoon, Gould street was the scene of yet another abortion debate. Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Andrea Vacl and Joseph Wong talk to pro-life and pro-choice supporters as they protested against each other.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Videos
RTA-approved film creates controversy

RTA-approved film creates controversy

Some students are offended by the content of the film — “Victim” — and have used social media to voice their concerns. The film was approved by RTA faculty members for a practicum project.

by Robyn Bell· · News, On Campus
Toronto police cruiser parked downtown Toronto. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Can the police take your phone?

Would you film police officers during an arrest? Find out what Ryerson students said they would do if they face this situation.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Videos
RAS SAGM passes motions on impeachment after president’s ouster

RAS SAGM passes motions on impeachment after president’s ouster

The Ryerson Arts Society’s (RAS) Semi-Annual General Meeting (SAGM) on Jan. 26 included two motions regarding the recent impeachment of its former president Nikita Jariwala.

by Alexander Downham· · News, On 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.

Ryerson unfazed despite criticism of law school proposal

Ryerson unfazed despite criticism of law school proposal

The deans of Canada’s law schools shared some concerns about Ryerson’s letter of intent (LOI) to become an accredited law school. Their response letter that said the program elements Ryerson considers innovative are already being taught at other universities. Ryerson released its LOI in Oct. 2016, proposing a Juris Doctor (JD) law degree founded in legal and technological innovation. It […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · News, On Campus
Changes may come to Ryerson’s food services

Changes may come to Ryerson’s food services

Food retail services at Ryerson will be changing based on results from a survey that’s open to all students, faculty and staff.

by Madison Good· · News, On Campus, RyersonianTV, Webcasts
Ryerson can’t stop pro-life protests on Gould Street

Ryerson can’t stop pro-life protests on Gould Street

Ryerson administration told pro-choice student groups on campus that they’re unable to keep pro-life protesters off Gould Street. However, according to the agreement made in April of 2012 between the city of Toronto and Ryerson University, Gould street belongs to the city and is not private property. Gould street is therefore protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preventing […]

by Jaclyn Tansil· · News, On Campus
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Four slates competing in RSU election Feb. 6-8

Elevate seeking 24-hour student study space, Spark wants more student jobs, services, Ohana looks to add transportation and mental health advancements.

by Daniel Melfi· · News, On Campus, Politics
(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

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

Interview: Anthony Morgan lights hands on fire

Interview: Anthony Morgan lights hands on fire

Anthony Morgan is one of the hosts for Daily Planet and the founder of Science Ninjas Inc. The Ryersonian’s Chayonika Chandra interviewed him to talk about his upcoming events and projects.  He also lights people’s hands on fire.

Stressed about exams? Here are some expert tips

Stressed about exams? Here are some expert tips

With classes ending, and exam season coming up, it’s the time of year that is the most stressful for students. The Ryersonian spoke with Andrea Moon, a learning strategist at Student Learning Support to get some tips on how to handle exam stress. This is what we learned: 1) Make a study plan This means setting specific objectives for what you hope […]

by Esther Lee· · News, On Campus, students
(Ryersonian file photo)

Jewish student told, ‘you need to sit down,’ at RSU meeting

Tamar Lyons is one of the students who says she faced “personal attacks” at a Ryerson Students’ Union meeting Tuesday. Lyons, a second-year media production student, said she was told by another student, “there’s too many of you here, you need to sit down,” when she stood to speak on a motion that asked the RSU to commemorate Holocaust Education Week. […]

(Ryersonian file photo)

Pro-Israel group calls out ‘anti-Jewish’ remarks at the RSU general meeting

A pro-Israel campus group says its members were met with anti-Semitic taunts at a Ryerson Students’ Union meeting Tuesday. In a letter sent to RSU president Obaid Ullah, a spokesman for Hasbara Fellowships Canada said he was writing “on behalf of concerned Ryerson University students who are shocked and unsettled” after the meeting. Robert Walker, the Canadian director of the […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus, Politics, Top stories
(Coutesy Victoria Morton's Facebook page)

SAGM motion for resignation of RSU executive denied

A motion requesting the resignation of the RSU’s vice-president of education, Victoria Morton, was denied at the RSU’s semi-annual general meeting (SAGM) on Nov. 29. The motion was brought forward after a video emerged that Morton took of herself drinking alcohol in her RSU office. However, the motion was struck down by a vote of 84 to 48. The meeting […]

by Carlo Zanette· · News, On Campus, Top stories
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

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday at 4 pm EST and Friday at 2 pm EST.

Rye’s big fat Greek secret

Rye’s big fat Greek secret

Jessie Saunders-Drutz began her first year at Ryerson having just graduated from an all-Jewish high school. No longer feeling like part of the majority, she had trouble making friends and looked for a place on campus she could meet people who shared her values. What she found was Delta Pi, and 40 new sisters. Saunders-Drutz is now a fourth-year RTA […]

by Jennie Pearson· · Features, News, On Campus
Students get into the holiday spirit at the SLC

Students get into the holiday spirit at the SLC

With winter break right around the corner, the holiday season has arrived at Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre.“Shop the SLC: A Holiday Market” is taking place for the second time after its success last year. This year’s three-day market featured a Santa photo booth on Tuesday. On Friday, there will be a performance by Ryerson’s a cappella group, followed by a World […]

(Courtesy PVZ via Flickr)

The fight against gender-based violence never ends

On Dec. 6, 1989, a 25-year-old man walked into the École Polytechnique de Montréal armed with a rifle. Fourteen women, including 13 engineering students, were killed that day, simply for being women. That day was an awakening for Canadians as well as people around the world, and made feminists out of many. Over the past 27 years, people have rallied […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, On Campus, Opinion, students