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Going around in circles

Going around in circles

While Toronto may have come a long way in its establishment of bicycle infrastructure, it still has far to go.

One giant leap for Ryerson

One giant leap for Ryerson

Ryerson University will receive $128,000 in funding for the development of spacecraft dynamics testing.

Men’s group wants status

Men’s group wants status

The Ryerson Men’s Issues Awareness Society (MIAS) wants to apply again for student group status.

by Lauren Malyk· · News, On Campus, students
Crash on the corner of Jarvis and Gerrard streets

Crash on the corner of Jarvis and Gerrard streets

By: Alexandra Pankratz, Jennifer Ferreira and Monique Jagpal A large moving van was hit by an oncoming car at the corner of Jarvis and Gerrard streets around 3 p.m. today. Four firefighters and two police officers reported to the scene. There was a fuel leak from one of the vehicles. Firefighters have since swept sand across the scene to prevent further spilling. […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Regardless of attendee's expectations for a Drake cameo, French Montana commanded the stage the way a headliner should, delivering a worthy follow-up to his pop-up show in September.

RSU: We need another month, at least, to reimburse 6 fest tickets

Harman Singh, vice president of student life and events, vowed again that all students who issue a request for a refund will get their money back from the 6 Fest concert — but he says he needs more time.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Ryerson University Press Release

Ryerson welcomes new provost

The University of Manitoba dean was appointed Ryerson’s new provost and vice-president, academic on Wednesday.

by Emily Srebotnjak· · News, On Campus
RyersonianTV: TA fired for anti-Semitic comments, a Team Canada dragon boat hopeful, and more

RyersonianTV: TA fired for anti-Semitic comments, a Team Canada dragon boat hopeful, and more

Watch this week’s campus news on Ryersonian TV. This week, we looked at a TA who was fired by university for anti-Semitic comments he made last year at a mosque, Rams men’s basketball star Adika Peter-McNeilly’s take on the OUA championships this weekend, and so much more.

Fur protest on Gould Street

Fur protest on Gould Street

Ryerson Student group R.U. Veg is asking, is the fur trim worth the tag? Ryersonian TV’s Joseph Wong has the story.

by Joseph Wong· · News, On Campus, Videos
BoG suggests Ryerson improve cybersecurity

BoG suggests Ryerson improve cybersecurity

In 2016, the University of Calgary paid $20,000 to ransomware hackers and Ryerson suffered two ransomware attacks. Ryerson didn’t have to pay the hackers any money, but the school may not be as lucky in the future. Brian Lesser, Ryerson’s chief information officer (CIO), submitted a report at the Jan. 31 Board of Governors (BoG) meeting suggesting that Ryerson needs […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · News, On Campus
Legal Innovation Zone gets $50k grant

Legal Innovation Zone gets $50k grant

The Legal Innovation Zone at Ryerson received a $50,000 grant from the Law Foundation of Ontario to research how technology innovation can give young people better access to the Canadian justice system. “We invited a call for applications and the Ryerson Legal Innovation Zone submitted an application which we approved. It has a reputation for doing cutting-edge work looking at […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · 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. 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
RyersonianTV: February 16, 2017

RyersonianTV: February 16, 2017

Watch this week’s campus news on Ryersonian TV.

(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. (Ryersonian file photo)

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