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Hacking a “real threat” at Ryerson, say security officers

Ryerson University fends off thousands of cyber attacks a day, says Ryerson computer expert Brian Lesser. “If you look at the firewall logs, it’s just constant. I couldn’t believe all the attacks when I first saw,” says Lesser, Ryerson’s director of computing and communications services. Ryerson is not the only with cyber attack issues. A recent Toronto Star story reported […]

by Emma Jarratt· · News, On Campus, Science & Technology
Mysterious Church Street structure explained

Mysterious Church Street structure explained

Text by Anam Latif Camera and editing by Nicole Servinis and Amir P. Tabrizian-pour The Student Life Centre mock-up on Church Street is going to stay put for at least another year instead of being torn down in November as originally planned. The mock-up, which looks like an art installation, is a smaller version of the curtain wall that will […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Visual Arts & Design

Ryerson newspapers stay with Canadian University Press

Ryerson’s student newspapers are sticking with the Canadian University Press (CUP). CUP is a non-profit co-operated organization that is owned and run by more than 80 university newspapers across Canada. J-Source reported last week that seven of CUP’s past members have started an alternative newswire service to CUPwire. The newly launched National Wire Service includes the University of Toronto’s The Varsity, Western’s The Gazette, the Dalhousie […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus

Around campus this week: What to do September 23-29

Need a study break? The Ryersonian brings you a roundup of campus events this week. For the politically charged: The second annual Jack Layton lecture will feature speaker, advocate and political icon Ed Broadbent as he discusses the philosophical and historical successes of social democracy. If you’re in the mood for social change, head over to the free lecture after […]

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 2

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 2

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press. News round-up: Justin Trudeau visits Ryerson The Leafs’ Cody Franson practicing at Ryerson Bus crash kills two Carleton students Student costs rising faster than inflation Ryerson […]

VIDEO: SheEO preps female entrepreneurs to take on the business world

VIDEO: SheEO preps female entrepreneurs to take on the business world

Host: Lauren Murphy Producers: Joshua McLean and Stephanie Chan

Jordan White / Ryersonian Staff

Easing the lines at the RCC equipment cage

Long lines at the equipment cage in the Rogers Communications Centre should be getting shorter soon, as 20 new staffers started work Sept. 19. According to Lesley Salvadori, Ryerson’s news media technical coordinator, the new staff, who were hired as work-study students, will be starting this week. Extra staff should ease wait times at the new Andy Kufluk Equipment Distribution […]

by Jordan White· · News, On Campus
Leafs player Cody Franson on the ice at MAC

Leafs player Cody Franson on the ice at MAC

No longer skating under the radar, Toronto Maple Leafs player Cody Franson has been training with the Ryerson Rams over at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The defenceman will be on the ice with the Rams until his contract is figured out. Franson has been with the Leafs since 2011. He scored two goals for the Leafs in Game 7 of […]

by Hayley Morrison· · Hockey, News, On Campus, Sports

Rock-Fit with Nic

by Hayley Morrison· · Interactives, News, On Campus, Sports, Videos
VIDEO: Rams centre back talks yesterday’s victory over Trent

VIDEO: Rams centre back talks yesterday’s victory over Trent

Host: Nick Carafa Producer: Joshua McLean

FCAD looking to create society

By Maham Abedi If all goes according to plan, Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) students may have their own student society by January. The initiative, launched by 11 students, proposes a brand new student society called the Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS) that would enable full-time students from FCAD’s nine programs to collaborate on projects and mingle at social events. “We […]

by Maham Abedi· · News, On Campus
IN SPORTS THIS WEEK

IN SPORTS THIS WEEK

Baseball (M) Sat. Sept. 21, Rams vs. Queen’s, Megaffin Park (Kingston), 1 p,m.and 4 p.m. Hockey (M) Sat. Sept. 21, Rams vs. UOIT at Campus Ice Centre, 7:30 p.m. Hockey (W) Fri. Sept. 20, Rams vs. Uni of Massachusetts, MAC, 7:30 p.m. Sat. Sept. 21, Rams vs. NAIT, MAC, 2:30 p.m. Sun. Sept. 22, Rams vs. Carleton, MAC, 2:30 p.m. […]

Ryerson provost stands by decision to renew U of T library agreement

The provost and vice president of Ryerson is standing by the university’s decision to renew the library-borrowing agreement with U of T, which allows undergraduate and graduate students to take out books from their library. But Jane Schmidt, the head of collections at the Ryerson Library, told The Ryersonian last week that she thinks the money spent on the U of […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus
VIDEO: Justin Trudeau visits Ryerson to meet young voters

VIDEO: Justin Trudeau visits Ryerson to meet young voters

Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau visited the Ryerson campus on Tuesday to speak to young voters about issues on and off campus.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus

Ready, set, volley! Talking with the volleyball team

Sam the Record Man closed in 2007 and the sign is now in storage.

Ford creates Sam sign committee, Levy plans to attend

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has created a committee to tackle the fate of the Sam the Record Man sign. Ford said he “wants the top guy here” to discuss the issue, and Levy is interested in attending. “I don’t know what the mayor is planning but I would be delighted to be part of a committee and the discussion,” Levy […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus

RSU fights new DMZ optimization

Students looking to impress a dragon in the Dragons’ Den can now perfect their proposal, pitch and prototype in the newly approved optional specialization program, now being offered in conjunction with Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ). Aspiring entrepreneurs will soon be able to apply to an optional specialization for credit by presenting a well-developed business plan. If accepted, they will […]

by Meaghan Yuen· · News, On Campus
PR pros offer Levy advice in the wake of Sam Sign debacle

PR pros offer Levy advice in the wake of Sam Sign debacle

Critics are thrashing Ryerson since it balked on hanging the iconic Sam the Record Man sign on Yonge Street. Instead, the school announced a new plan Aug. 29 to place smaller replica signs along the Yonge St. sidewalk in front of the store’s old location. The response from Torontonians has been clear: they want the real thing. Ryerson and its […]

by Bruce Laregina· · News, On Campus
Josh Kolm / Ryersonian Staff

Swapping pages for pixels to save on textbooks

Ryerson University student Jeremey Ponrajah proves he’s both book and street smart by finding a way around spending his cash on expensive textbooks: he finds course materials online. It’s a much more affordable avenue considering the costs of textbooks which, according to Common University Data Ontario, can cost an undergraduate student in an arts or science program anywhere from $700 […]

by Kim Brown· · News, On Campus
Universities and colleges told to abandon weaker programs

Universities and colleges told to abandon weaker programs

Universities and colleges across Ontario will need to specialize or risk losing funding under a new draft policy proposed by the Ontario government. The Globe and Mail obtained a copy of confidential files sent to higher-education leaders that revealed plans to compel schools to focus on stronger programs and abandon weaker ones. Though the policy’s stated aim is to drive […]

by Stephanie Chan· · News, On Campus
Ryerson’s Athletic Council ready for action

Ryerson’s Athletic Council ready for action

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has stepped up its efforts to gather support for the university’s sports teams by forming a council dedicated to athletics. The newly created Athletics Council, formed this summer, has aims of planning new sporting programs and initiatives to support the Ryerson Rams. “We decided that to actually get work done … we would need a […]

by Hayley Morrison· · News, On Campus, Sports
Ryerson ranked last among the 26 Canadian schools that appeared on the list.

QS World University Rankings don’t rankle Levy

Until last week, Sheldon Levy had never heard of the QS World University Rankings, or the fact that Ryerson placed 701 in the report ranking the world’s top 800 universities. But he said he’s not concerned. “The only thing we can do is not make it a bigger deal than it is,” he said. “You just suffer when people do […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, On Campus

Ryerson officially a Changemaker

Ryerson became the first Canadian university to be named an Ashoka Changemaker U today. The designation recognizes 24 institutions globally as leaders in social innovation. To earn the designation, Ryerson paid a fee and completed an application process that involved individual interviews and travel to Arlington, Va. Thirty students worked on the application committee alongside faculty and staff. Wendy Cukier, […]

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

Class add-drop stress not limited to students

Adding, dropping and swapping courses hasn’t just relieved and frustrated students — professors are also feeling the strain. Ryerson’s enrolment policy allows students to switch around their schedule during the first two weeks of the term without academic penalty or fee. Many students use the add-drop buffer as an opportunity to try and cop a spot in a full course. […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus
Librarian: Money should go to Rye’s collection

Librarian: Money should go to Rye’s collection

Outside library borrowing deals are delaying conversations between students and librarians about Ryerson’s own library collection, says Jane Schmidt, Ryerson’s head of collections librarian. Ryerson renewed an agreement with the University of Toronto at the beginning of the month that pays for graduate students and faculty to borrow U of T materials that are not found in Ryerson’s library. Schmidt […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus
This site at 300 Church St. will be the new home to the nursing, nutrition, occupational and public health and midwifery programs, as well as a student residence.

New building architect named

Ryerson University has hired Perkins+Will to design the building that will replace the parking lot at 300 Church St. at a price tag of $84-million. Julia Hanigsberg, vice-president of administration and finance at Ryerson, said contributing to the revitalization and design process of the Church Street development is an important job for the school. “Ten years from now, Church Street […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus
Sharing sounds on smartphones

Sharing sounds on smartphones

It wasn’t really an “aha!” moment. Rather, the idea for enRUe, the equivalent of Google Docs for audio files, evolved slowly out of an incessant need to share real-time audio files between several users as efficiently as possible. Although the smartphone app is the culmination of six years of hard work for Jacky Tuinstra Harrison, she doesn’t plan on cashing […]

by Robby Frankel· · Music, News, On Campus
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks at Ryerson in 2013 (Ryersonian file photo).

VIDEO: Trudeau wants to legalize pot

Reporter: Amanda Kline Camera: Chantale Dahmer  

by Joshua McLean· · News, On Campus, Videos

Students seek part-time jobs to pay for school and socializing

The Career Development and Employment Centre hosted a part-time job fair on campus Tuesday. Our reporter Kim Brown visited the fair to ask students their reasons for seeking part-time work. Reporter: Kim Brown Shooter: Anam Latif

by Kim Brown· · News, On Campus, Videos
Ryerson professor selected to join Royal Society

Ryerson professor selected to join Royal Society

A Ryerson professor has been elected into Canada’s prestigious fellowship of academics. Psychology professor Martin Antony is one of 84 Canadian scholars, scientists and artists selected to join the Royal Society this year as their newest group of fellows. “The fellowship is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences in Canada,” said Russell MacDonald, […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus

Ryersonian named as finalist in online publishing awards

The Ryersonian’s website, www.ryersonian.ca, was named as finalist for four Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The news site, produced by second-year masters students and fourth-year undergraduates at the Ryerson School of Journalism, is nominated in the blue division for business-to-business, professional association, farm, and scholarly sites. The awards, launched in 2009, celebrate excellence in online publishing. Twelve students are involved in […]

by May Warren· · News, On Campus
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 1

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 1

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press. News round up: Sam the Record Man sign Gould street’s new look St Mary’s University student pleads guilty to sexual assault David E. Smith’s new book […]

FCAD student society advocate talks to the Ryersonian

FCAD student society advocate talks to the Ryersonian

Host: Hays Morrison Producer: Joshua McLean

by Joshua McLean· · News, On Campus, RyersonianTV, Videos, Webcasts
UPDATE: Sam sign makers offered helping hand

UPDATE: Sam sign makers offered helping hand

Even before the Sam the Record Man sign came down in 2008, the discussion began about putting it back up. After a heated debate at Toronto and East York Community Council last Tuesday, the sign’s future remains unclear. But the Ryersonian has learned that the sign’s original creators, The Brothers Markle Inc., offered to consult Ryerson on the possible remount […]

by Emma Jarratt· · News, On Campus, Videos
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VIDEO: Canadian magazines light up tobacco advertising

  For most Ryerson students, tobacco advertisements are reserved for the “Mad Men” era. Images of 1960s executives smoking indoors may come to mind, but now, tobacco ads are cropping up once again in Canadian publications.   Butting out

by Nicole Servinis· · News, On Campus, Videos
Two Ryerson buildings honoured in Toronto Urban Design Awards

Two Ryerson buildings honoured in Toronto Urban Design Awards

By Daniel Melfi Efforts to rejuvenate Ryerson’s downtown campus were rewarded this week as two of the university’s buildings were recognized for innovation and restoration. The Toronto Urban Design Awards (TUDA) honoured various new developments Wednesday night, including Ryerson’s newly designed Image Centre and Maple Leaf Gardens in the public buildings in context category. Out of the 125 submissions received […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Time to Mobilize activist talks to the Ryersonian

Time to Mobilize activist talks to the Ryersonian

Last year’s RSU activist of the year is calling for Ryerson to leave the Canadian Federation of Students, citing the CFS’ ineffectiveness. Second-year arts and contemporary studies student Dionysos Potamoskulos says he’s pushing the school to leave because the CFS has been ineffective in meeting its goals. “It’s failed its mandate,” he says. “It hasn’t been able to adapt its […]

by Tara Deschamps· · News, On Campus, RyersonianTV, Webcasts
Levy: Ryerson never agreed to hang Sam the Record Man sign on SLC

Levy: Ryerson never agreed to hang Sam the Record Man sign on SLC

 

by Emma Jarratt· · News, On Campus

Ryerson ranks last among Canadian Universities in first appearance in QS survey

Ryerson continues to rank dead last in Canada at No. 701 in the QS World University Rankings. The results, released Tuesday, bases its rankings on six indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty student ratio, citations per faculty, proportion of international student and proportion of international faculty. Related stories: Surprise: Ryerson cracks top 10 in Maclean’s university rankings Low QS ranking […]

by Amanda Kline· · News, On Campus
Sam the Record Man closed in 2007 and the sign is now in storage.

Setting the record straight

Ryerson won’t have to face the music quite yet. A community council motion passed Tuesday that gives the university one more year to find a place to hang Sam the Record Man’s sign. Toronto and East York Community Council, a committee of councillors that makes recommendations on local development to city council, voted 7-4 to pass the motion proposed by Coun. […]

by Emma Jarratt· · News, On Campus
Sign experts slam Ryerson’s excuses

Sign experts slam Ryerson’s excuses

Toronto and East York community council was debating the fate of the iconic Sam The Record Man sign Tuesday, in the midst of contradictory information about how much it would cost to safely reinstall it. The iconic sign, created by brothers Sam and Jack Markle, was installed over 40 years ago and was taken down after the record store closed […]

by Kim Brown· · News, On Campus
All this for only $5 at various campus eateries.

$5 meal deals keep bellies, wallets full

The recent change of Ryerson’s food carrier brings a $5 “Dolla-Ram-A” option at several campus eateries. The promotion offers students a variety of meal options at a low cost. The new meals, curated by culinary maven Joshna Maharaj, are part of an overall shift in food management on campus which began earlier this year with the institution of Chartwells as […]

by a8hameed· · Food, News, On Campus
Access to U of T library renewed for one year

Access to U of T library renewed for one year

Ryerson University graduate students can breathe a sigh of relief as the about-to-expire borrowers agreement with University of Toronto libraries has been renewed for another year. Madeleine Lefebvre, Ryerson’s chief librarian, sent an email to graduate students in August explaining the service would no longer be available after the end of September. After a short stint in research limbo, the […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus, Uncategorized
Security watch notices by incident type (as of Sept. 10, 2013) (Josh Kolm/Ryersonian Staff)

Security emails get mixed reviews

  A campus program that harnesses the power of technology to alert students about on-campus security issues is passing its one-year anniversary this month. The Ryerson University Security Watch program, administered by the Environmental Health and Safety and Security department, emails students about assaults, robberies and incidents of menacing behaviour. The program was launched last year as part of an […]

by Emma Jarratt· · News, On Campus
Emily Joveski, volunteer co-ordinator at The Scope, has been preparing for launch day.

Scoping out Ryerson’s new radio station

Radio is back at Ryerson with the launch of its new radio station The Scope, but it won’t be hitting the airwaves just yet. Station manager Jacky Tuinstra-Harrison says the station is still in the application process for an AM licence. In the meantime, the station will be broadcasting its content online, including punk and metal music shows, technology and […]

by Anam Latif· · News, On Campus
Ryerson’s yellow roads seemed doomed from the start. (Ryersonian file photo)

All that glitters is not Gould

Ryerson students who were blinded by the yellow and blue paint job on Gould and Victoria Streets this fall won’t be seeing neon for much longer. According to president Sheldon Levy, the $25,000 paint job is just a temporary fix to cover work the city did this summer. “The road was painted because there was so much patchwork done by […]

by May Warren· · News, On Campus
John Stackhouse, editor-in-chief of the Globe and Mail speaks to the Ontario Press Council.

Ontario Press Council hears complaints about Ford stories

Katrina Sieniuc and Jannen Belbeck The Ontario Press Council heard complaints Monday regarding Toronto Star and Globe and Mail stories alleging Mayor Rob Ford smoked crack cocaine and Coun. Doug Ford sold drugs. The hearings, which took place on the Ryerson campus, were in reference to a Toronto Star report from May 17titled “Rob Ford in ‘crack cocaine’ video scandal” and the Globe and Mail’s […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Q&A: New dean of TRSM Steven Murphy

Q&A: New dean of TRSM Steven Murphy

  Steven Murphy is the new dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. Before coming to Ryerson, he was the associate dean of research and external from 2011 to 2013 at Carlton University. Prior to that, he was the associate dean of Carlton’s Sprott School of Business from 2008 to 2011. Murphy began his five-year term at Ryerson on Aug. […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus
Snapshots and more from RSU’s Picnic and Parade 2013

Snapshots and more from RSU’s Picnic and Parade 2013

  Check out our live blog coverage starting from earlier today:

by Lee Marshall· · In pictures, News, On Campus
Coffee cravers can now pay for their Balzac's fix with a OneCard.
Photographed by Sarah-Joyce Battersby

Coffee now just OneCard away at Balzac’s

Balzac’s Coffee Roasters in the Ryerson Image Centre is now accepting OneCards. Manager Susan Swain said students are “the bread and butter” of the coffee shop, located at Gould and Bond streets, and that they are pleased to make life easier for those who rely on meal plans. Balzac’s decided to join the list of food services that accept student […]

by Anam Latif· · News, On Campus