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Members of the community discussing concerns during a TRC talking circle. (Courtesy Aboriginal Education Council)

Ryerson’s indigenous community wants its own building

FCAD is in the beginning stages of planning a building to support indigenous artists.

by Brooklyn Pinheiro· · News, On Campus
Ryersonian file photo.

Ryerson could one day see sustainable campus wear on its shelves

Senior-year Ryerson students say their proposal for sustainable campus T-shirts is a realistic possibility.

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.”

Ryerson students gather for impromptu hip-hop lessons

Ryerson students gather for impromptu hip-hop lessons

The Ryerson University Hip-Hop Union wants to grow its Ryerson presence.

Ryerson commuter hostel, two years later

Ryerson commuter hostel, two years later

Two of our reporters take you on a tour of Ryerson’s commuter hostel.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Videos
Hanne Jovin is a fourth-year film studies student and the director of Erika. (Robyn Bell/ Ryersonian)

Students to Watch: Fourth-year film student retells her grandmother’s WWII past

Fourth-year film studies student Hanna Jovin is the director of her thesis project, Erika, a short film about her grandmother in Bosnia during the Second World War.

Tara Wodelet, a recent Ryerson midwifery graduate and her child, Wren, watch co-chair Fay Faraday at the Equal Pay Coalition's protest. The event took place at College St. and University Ave. on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017. (Luke Galati, Ryersonian)

Equal Pay Protest

On Tuesday, women wore red to protest the wage gap. April 11 marks the day women must work until each year to earn the same amount that men make in just 12 months.

by Luke Galati· · News, On Campus
Designer Millie Yates standing in one of Ryerson's fashion labs wearing a jacket she designed. (Julia Ho/Ryersonian Staff)

UPDATED: Fashion student Millie Yates creates designs aimed at the taller woman

” … I like this tension between the known and the unknown, and that’s what I play on in my collection a little bit.”

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.

Ryerson ranks second on sugar baby website

Ryerson ranks second on sugar baby website

Ryerson University currently has the highest total number of student sugar baby signups in 2017 so far.

Jarislowsky Foundation donates $2 million to create new democracy chair

Jarislowsky Foundation donates $2 million to create new democracy chair

The donation will be matched by Ryerson University.

by Monique Jagpal· · News, On Campus, Politics
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.

Dara Jarallah holding her cheque for $25,000 as one of the two winners. (Courtesy ryerson.ca)

Two Ryerson students walked away with $25,000 to build their startups

Dara Jarallah and Ameer Asghar hope their wins expand the reach of their businesses.

(Ryersonian file photo)

6 Fest, the Wellness Centre and $1.2 million deficit: RSU questioned by students at annual general meeting

The meeting did not reach quorum but the 35 Ryerson students who attended the RSU’s annual general meeting questioned the board’s decisions.

by Lauren Malyk· · News, On Campus, Politics, students
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Courtesy ryerson.ca)

Indigenous author and musician appointed distinguished visiting professor

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, indigenous scholar, writer and artist speaks to the Ryersonian about joining Ryerson as distinguished visiting professor.

by Yasmin Arnaout· · education, News, On Campus
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.

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.

Ontario’s first Minister of Women. (courtesy Indira Naidoo-Harris)

Minister of the Status of Women talks at Ryerson about wage gap

Newly appointed minister Indira Naidoo-Harris also wants more women named to provincial agencies.

Peter Haastrup is leading the charge to create a separate student union for graduate students. (Sarah Jackson /Ryersonian staff)

Leading the fight for a new graduate union

Graduate students say they want to represent themselves, and not rely on the RSU.

by Sarah Jackson· · News, On Campus, students
Students compete at the Social Good Hackathon at the Sandbox in the DMZ.  (Courtesy David Kwok/Sandbox DMZ)

UPDATED: Giving ‘hacking’ a good name

The word “hacking” usually has a negative connotation, but Ryerson’s hackathon event, hosted this weekend, showed the bright side to tech savviness.

by Emma Kimmerly· · DMZ, News, On Campus, students
(Ryersonian file photo)

RSU changes its definition of anti-Semitism

Members of the RSU have teamed up with Students Supporting Israel to support Jewish students on campus.

by Lauren Malyk· · News, On Campus, students
The Student Learning Centre at Ryerson University. (Courtesy of Alex Guibord via Flickr Creative Commons)

New crisis communications position nothing to worry about, says communications director

Ryerson is hiring a crisis communications officer, but that doesn’t mean there’s reason to panic, according to Michael Forbes, group director of communications at the university.

by Brooklyn Pinheiro· · News, On Campus
Ryerson's Service Hub, taken on March 30, 2017. (Julia Ho/Ryersonian Staff)

More Ryerson students estimated to be benefitting from financial assistance from the university

The university provided about $6.2 million in SAG funding for 2016-2017, up 20 per cent from 2015-2016.

by Palak Mangat· · News, On Campus
Money in Hands. (Courtesy of 401(K) 2012 via Flickr Creative Commons)

UPDATED: The pit of student debt continues to widen

In a recent report released by Ryerson’s Board of Governors, a 2015 study found that 57 per cent of Ryerson students graduated with debt.

by Alexandria Pankratz· · News, On Campus, students
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
Mohamed Lachemi was approved by the board of governors as the interim Ryerson president as the search for a new one continues. (Charlotte Arnold/Ryersonian staff)

UPDATED: Ryerson president apologizes for use of logo, not students’ work, in video criticizing Niagara Falls

Ryerson University president Mohamed Lachemi apologized for the use of the university’s logo in a video made by students of the School of Image Arts, not the film itself, he clarified in an interview with the Ryersonian today.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Ryerson's first Style Expo, held in the Student Learning Centre on March 23, 2017. (Diana Whistance-Smith/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Style Expo benefits students and retailers

Ryerson’s first ever Style Expo gave students the chance to relax, and brand representatives the chance to bring in new clientele.

Ryerson's Service Hub, taken on March 30, 2017. (Julia Ho/Ryersonian Staff)

How the 2016 federal budget will affect Ryerson students

The Board of Governors plans to increase student grant amounts by 50 per cent for the rest of this year, among other things.

by Lauren Malyk· · News, On Campus, students
Ryerson's Service Hub, taken on March 30, 2017. (Julia Ho/Ryersonian Staff)

New OSAP strategy will be ready by September, says BoG

For low-income students, the dream of a university education will soon come without the burden of debt, thanks to the new Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) strategy.

by Justin Bellmore· · News, On Campus
Ryerson tuition fees one of the lowest in Ontario

Ryerson tuition fees one of the lowest in Ontario

Ryerson has one of the lowest overall tuition fees in Ontario, after factoring in ancillary and student union fees.

by Brooklyn Neustaeter· · News, On Campus
Some of the sheets of paper with questions pertaining to death written on them, that were passed out to participants. (Emily Srebotnjak/Ryersonian Staff)

Death café makes a killer impression on Ryerson students

Ryerson held its first ever death café last Thursday evening. The event drew in people from a range of programs and aimed to erase the unease that often comes with talking about the end of life.

by Emily Srebotnjak· · Arts & Life, Health, On Campus
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.

An employee at Cannabis Culture’s Church Street location, prepares a joint on Mar. 8, 2017. (Courtesy Nathan Sing)

Poll: Students in the Faculty of Arts love their weed most

A recent Ryerson survey suggests that there are more weed smokers in the Faculty of Arts than in any other faculty, which reinforces the stereotype of the liberal arts and pot.

by Julia Ho· · News, On 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
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)

UPDATED: 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
Vanessa

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