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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
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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.

Chemi Lhamo, a board member of the Canadian Tibetan Association. (Justin Bellmore/Ryersonian Staff)

WATCH: Rally for 58th Anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising in Dundas Square

Tibetans rallied in Yonge-Dundas Square to end the alleged ethnic cleansing in China and the demolition of Buddhist institution Larung Gar. They also hope for the return of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

by Justin Bellmore· · News, Off Campus
Chemi Lhamo, a board member of the Canadian Tibetan Association. (Justin Bellmore/Ryersonian Staff)

Tibetan Uprising Day

Hundreds of Tibetans came together on Friday in a rally for the 58th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day at Yonge-Dundas Square.

by Justin Bellmore· · News, Off Campus
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
Juwon Grannum and Roy Rana hug as Grannum comes out of the game for the final time as a Ram. (Luke Galati/The Ryersonian)

Rams fall in national finals to Carleton, win first silver in program history

HALIFAX — It’s heartbreak for the Rams. The Carleton Ravens defeated the Ryerson Rams 78-69 in the men’s basketball championship game. Ryerson still takes home a silver medal, but silver’s not the colour they wanted. For the Ravens, it’s their seventh consecutive championship, a marvel in the highly competitive world of university sports in Canada. Plain and simple, Carleton was the better […]

by William Brown· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, News, Sports
Ryerson guard Ammanuel Diressa takes a jump shot against Dalhousie in Saturday night's win in Halifax. Photo by Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff

Rams look to make history in gold medal game

HALIFAX – Nine seconds left. The Ryerson Rams are up 59-58, but Dalhousie has possession. An inbound pass gets the ball to Kashrell Lawrence, a 5th-year forward who has been mancing teams all weekend. He pivots, takes the ball inside. Three seconds left. He’s surrounded by Rams. Time is almost out. He fires. A jump shot from just inside the […]

by William Brown· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, News, Sports
Filip Vujadinovic scores one of his game high 16 points as the Rams advance to the national finals in Halifax. (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson advances to national basketball final in thrilling 59-58 win

The Rams will finally have a chance to play for the trophy. And they’ll do it against their OUA rivals, the Carleton Ravens.

by William Brown· · Basketball, News, Sports
Ryerson fans look on as the Rams play the St. Mary's Huskies at the U Sports Final 8 in Halifax. Photo by Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff

RamPack: Life on the road for the Ryerson fans in Halifax to support their team

The RamPack take their show on the road to the East Coast to cheer on the Rams in the Final 8.

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
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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
Brooklyn Neustaeter/Ryersonian Staff

Results for Ryerson’s Board of Governors and Senate elections are in

The student representatives for Ryerson’s highest governing bodies have been announced.

The StackFarm team accepting their award. (Courtesy Canadian University of Dubai)

Ryerson student group introduces new farming technique

Ryerson students from across a number of faculties came together to give Dubai a farming option that would work in its climate. They competed against other teams and came back winners.

RyersonianTV: Rams OUA champions, lecturer under fire for Facebook comments, and more

RyersonianTV: Rams OUA champions, lecturer under fire for Facebook comments, and more

In this week’s news, the Rams’ men’s basketball team celebrated their victory in the OUA championship for the second year in a row, Ryerson engineering lecturer Brian Petz is under fire for controversial Facebook comments, and so much more.

(Jason A. Howie/ Flickr)

Getting rid of Facebook likely won’t fix your loneliness, according to Rye prof

Anatoliy Gruzd says deleting your social media accounts doesn’t mean you’ll feel less lonely.

Running against all odds

Running against all odds

Masters student Kate Mackenzie discusses her documentary film debut: “The Secret Marathon.”

Piya Chattopadhyay, Heather Mallick, Manisha Krishnan and Janet McFarland at the "No Safe Space: Harassment of Women in Media" event at the TMX Broadcast Centre on Tuesday evening. (Emily Srebotjnak/Ryersonian Staff)

Harassment of Women in Media event encourages women to make their voices heard

With Wednesday having been International Women’s Day, The Canadian Journalism Foundation’s J-Talks event on harassment of women in the media seemed appropriate.

by Emily Srebotnjak· · News, Off Campus
Alex Usquiano addresses the crowd during the 'Articulations' event. (Yasmin Arnaout/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Spanish professor takes teaching beyond the classroom

There’s one language we all understand, and that’s art. Ryerson Spanish professor Enriqueta Zafra is turning her Spanish 402 class into an interactive language exchange through Hispanic arts and culture appreciation, a teaching method not often seen in Ryerson language programs.

Rogers Communications Centre. (Ryersonian File Photo)

UPDATED: Navigating the new media world — Ryerson’s journalism school to host teach-in

  This story was updated to include guest speakers, topics covered, and a quote from Janice Neil. This story was updated to include a field report on the teach-in. Ryerson’s journalism students will be the focus of a day-long event Tuesday, amid increasing hostility toward the media industry. The university’s school will cancel classes and encourage students to attend a special […]

by Palak Mangat· · Media, News
Going around in circles

Going around in circles

Ryerson students talk about bike accommodation on campus.

Adika Peter-McNeilly celebrates after scoring a three in the fourth-quarter of the 2017 men’s national championship quarterfinal. Peter-McNeilly scored 17 points in the game. Ryerson plays next on Saturday in the semifinals. Photo by Luke Galati/ The Ryersonian

Rams squeeze out tight victory in opening Final 8 game

The Rams advance to the semifinal on Saturday with their opponent to be determined.

by William Brown· · Basketball, News, Sports
Rachael Dineen. Courtesy Yasmin Arnaout

Ryerson reacts to Sophie Trudeau’s Facebook post

On International Women’s Day, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau dedicated a Facebook post to her husband that some found controversial. Watch to find out what Ryerson students think.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Videos
Rams begin national championship bid in Halifax

Rams begin national championship bid in Halifax

By: William Brown & Luke Galati HALIFAX — It’s all set. The U Sports men’s basketball tournament Final 8 is already underway, as the Carleton Ravens and Calgary Dinos finish up the first of four games today. Ryerson fans travelling to Halifax arrived this morning by plane and took the bus downtown to support their team. They now wait patiently […]

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Meet the winners of the Ryerson Communication and Design Society election

We spoke to the winners of the RCDS election to see what’s in store for the upcoming school year.

Rachael Dineen. Courtesy Yasmin Arnaout

Ryerson students on the most inspiring women they know

While International Women’s Day is one dedicated to celebrating the females in our lives, Sophie Trudeau, wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, had a different message for women. In a Facebook post yesterday, she called for a celebration of “the boys and men in our lives who encourage [women] to be who we truly are.” Despite this, members of the Ryerson community are […]

by Yasmin Arnaout· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Brooklyn Neustaeter/Ryersonian Staff

Voting begins for Ryerson Board of Governors and Senate Elections

Students have until this Thursday to vote online for who they want to represent them on Ryerson’s two major governing bodies.

Left to right: Sharon Folkes-Hall (Viola Desmond Bursary), Devenae Bryce (Paulette Senior Award), Siifan Hassen (Viola Desmond Award). Courtesy of Clifton Li

Ryerson women honoured at annual Viola Desmond Day awards

Five women were recognized for their work in shaping black history in Canada.

by Karen Chan· · News, On Campus
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Sam the Record Man signs have a new home

Signage company Sunset Neon has been selected to restore the historic Sam the Record Man signs, Ryerson announced Wednesday. The signs will be placed atop 277 Victoria St. near Yonge-Dundas Square. The project is expected to start this spring and will be completed later in 2017. To prepare for installation, the City of Toronto and Ryerson University had to study […]

by Bradly Shankar· · Music, News, Off Campus
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
Celebrating Toronto’s 183rd birthday

Celebrating Toronto’s 183rd birthday

Today is Toronto’s 183rd birthday. We took to the streets to find out just how many people really know how old Toronto is turning. Whether the age is known or not, the love people have for their city is very clear.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, students, Videos
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
Business Over Beers: Part Four

Business Over Beers: Part Four

Ryersonian TV’s Laura Woodward breaks down the latest news in the world of business in the time it takes her to finish a beer. YouTube’s new TV streaming service, Sunrise Record’s takeover of HMV stores and Starbucks.

by Laura Woodward· · Business, News
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
Rams pose for team photo after their 86-79 win over the Carleton Ravens to take the OUA gold on March 4, 2017. (Andrea Vacl/Ryersonian Staff)

Rams repeat as OUA champs

Ryerson beat the Carleton Ravens on their own court 86-79 to win gold at the OUA championships.
Rams forward and captain Adika Peter-McNeilly led all scorers with 29 points in a topsy-turvy game that saw Ryerson trailing after three quarters.

by Mahnoor Sheikh· · News, Off Campus, Sports, Top stories
The Rams beat the Ottawa Gee Gees 76-75 in the OUA semifinals at Carleton University on March 3 (Andrea Vacl/Ryersonian)

Rams squeak by Ottawa to set up OUA title defence versus Carleton

Ryerson’s men’s basketball team beat Ottawa 76-75 and will play in the Wilson Cup, which it won last year for the first time. The win also sends the Rams to the nationals next weekend.

by Mahnoor Sheikh· · Basketball, News, Sports
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
UPDATED: Ryerson TA dismissed for anti-Semitic comments

UPDATED: Ryerson TA dismissed for anti-Semitic comments

This version adds from Ryerson’s VP faculty affairs, a member of Hillel Ryerson and Ryerson security By Allan Perkins and Justin Bellmore A teaching assistant in Ryerson’s faculty of engineering and architectural science no longer works for the university after he made anti-Semitic comments at a downtown Toronto mosque last summer. Ayman Elkasrawy had called for the purification of the “Al-Aqsa Mosque […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
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
BREAKING: Protest outside Muslim Association of Canada-Masjid Toronto

BREAKING: Protest outside Muslim Association of Canada-Masjid Toronto

Sarah Cunningham-Scharf Jaclyn Tansil Allan Perkins   On Friday afternoon, a group displaying anti-Islamic messages and signs gathered outside the Muslim Association, Masjid Toronto. There seems to be a small protest forming outside the Muslim Association of Canada at Dundas and Chestnut right now. Anyone wanna cover it? pic.twitter.com/bnAQNFxsxW — Andrea Houston (@dreahouston) February 17, 2017 In an act of […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
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 […]