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Students unsympathetic after men’s hockey team suspended for drinking

Students unsympathetic after men’s hockey team suspended for drinking

By Dan Berlin and Nuruddin Qorane Students say players deserved their punishments for breaking the rules after the Ryerson men’s hockey team was suspended for drinking during a recent road trip to Princeton, N.J. “Even though they are of age, I don’t think it’s the best idea for athletes to be drinking because it will affect their performance,” said Anna-Maria […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Hockey, News, On Campus, Sports, Top stories
Tyler Webb is the Image arts course union president. (Mohamed Omar / Ryersonian Staff)

Union blues: FCAD leaders lament limited RSU funding

Course union presidents from the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) say funding from their primary banker is too limiting, and getting access to money can be a bureaucratic nightmare. Sachil Patel, president of the radio and television school of media’s course union, said budgets the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) provides groups like his for advertising, events and orientations are […]

by Mohamed Omar· · News, On Campus
Rose Ghamari, president of the Ryerson Engineering Student Society. (Mohamed Omar / Ryersonian Staff)

Engineering students to yea or nay doubling levy

Engineering students are a day away from finding out the results of a referendum asking them to double their student society’s annual levy. More than 3,000 full-time students in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science’s (FEAS) nine disciplines are voting on whetherthey want to raise the annual student levy the Ryerson Engineering Student Society (RESS) receives every year. RESS […]

by Maham Abedi· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Ryerson Students' Union president Melissa Palermo. (Mohamed Omar / Ryersonian Staff)

CESAR: Et tu, RSU?

The Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson (CESAR) is publicly accusing its undergraduate counterpart of irresponsibly displaying “partisanship” by withholding discounted TTC metro passes from its students and throwing its support behind a local trade union in an ongoing labour dispute. Shinae Kim, CESAR’s president and director of membership and communications, claimed executive members of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) […]

by Diana Hall· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Aeroplan has partnered with Higher Ed Points Inc. to offer a points-for-tuition payment plan. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Aeroplan points now translate into tuition

By Khadijah Khan Ryersonian Staff Instead of redeeming Aeroplan points for a coffee-maker or a gift card from the rewards catalogue, members can now use them to slay some student tuition fees. The loyalty program, operated by Aimia Inc., is startup Higher Ed Points Inc.’s first partner Higher Ed’s goal is to help post-secondary students lower their tuition debt by […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Ryerson is offering online support for any faculty and staff members going through a transition process, be it changes in name or gender. (Ryersonian file photo)

OUAC applications bag Rye big bucks

Prospective students planning to attend Ryerson or other Ontario universities are money-makers for post-secondary institutions, even before they’ve had their first class or paid tuition. For the 2012-13 school year, Ryerson received more than $1.7 million from applications submitted to the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC), according to data supplied by school registrar Charmaine Hack. The OUAC handles undergraduate and […]

by Michael Duncan· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Listen: Mayor Rob Ford apologizes after but won’t resign after admitting to smoking crack cocaine

Listen: Mayor Rob Ford apologizes after but won’t resign after admitting to smoking crack cocaine

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologized to Torontonians after he admitted to smoking crack cocaine while in office. Numerous city hall councillors including his allies said Ford should either step down or take a break, but in a press conference at the end of the day Ford said, “I was elected to do a job and that’s exactly what I’m going […]

by Shazah Ayub· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Video: Doug Ford calls motion to limit Mayor Rob Ford’s powers ‘comical’

Video: Doug Ford calls motion to limit Mayor Rob Ford’s powers ‘comical’

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories, Videos
LIVE update: City hall in a frenzy after Rob Ford admits to smoking crack

LIVE update: City hall in a frenzy after Rob Ford admits to smoking crack

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Doug Ford speaks to Ryerson media law and ethics class

Doug Ford speaks to Ryerson media law and ethics class

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team suspended for drinking on Princeton trip

Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team suspended for drinking on Princeton trip

The Ryerson men’s hockey team has been suspended, effective immediately, for seven days after a week-long investigation for violating Ryerson’s student-athlete code of conduct during a recent road trip to Princeton, N.J. on Oct. 18 and 19, Ryerson’s director of athletics, Ivan Joseph, announced. Away for a two-game exhibition series vs. the Princeton Tigers, the team was reported to be […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Hockey, News, On Campus, Sports, Top stories
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologizes on radio show for drunken behaviour

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologizes on radio show for drunken behaviour

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford took to the airwaves to defend himself Sunday and demanded police release a video allegedly showing him smoking what appears to be crack cocaine. On his weekly Newstalk 1010 radio show, The City with Mayor Rob Ford, the embattled mayor offered an apology, sighing deeply several times. “I am the first one to admit that I […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Videos
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 6

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 6

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.

(Ryersonian file photo)

Voting opens for FCAD, engineering student societies

Students in two faculties are off to the polls today to vote on funding their student societies. The Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD)’s referendum results will decide whether to grant the Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS) $60 a year from every student in the faculty. Meanwhile, the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) will hold a vote to raise […]

by Mohamed Omar· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Tyler MacKinnon expects his OSAP loans will be delayed each year. (Hayley Brauer / Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson collections unaware of OSAP tardiness; students charged extra fees

  Ryerson credit and collections services has been charging students late fees, apparently unaware that OSAP funding was late to arrive. “We weren’t even aware that there was any tardiness in the remittance of OSAP to our students,” said Ryerson’s credit and collections services manager Doug Furchner in an email. Gyula Kovacs, the senior media relations and issues coordinator for the […]

Lisi's lawyers spoke to media after his bail hearing Friday. (Arman Aghbali/Ryersonian Staff).

Mayor Rob Ford’s friend Alexander “Sandro” Lisi granted bail

Mayor Rob Ford’s part-time driver, Alexander “Sandro” Lisi, was granted $5,000 no-deposit bail earlier Friday morning after he was arrested Thursday and charged with extortion. He will be released into his father’s custody with a series of conditions. Lisi, 35, was told at his Friday morning bail hearing at Old City Hall that he must not associate with anyone with […]

by Arman Aghbali· · News, Off Campus
Police investigating homicide after pedestrian struck by car near Ryerson

Police investigating homicide after pedestrian struck by car near Ryerson

Police are investigating a homicide, after a man was struck dead by a vehicle early this morning at Dundas Street East and Parliament Street. Police said he was dragged several metres before the car came to a stop at Regent Street. The unidentified victim may have been on the road after a fight with someone else when he was struck […]

by Carly Thomas· · News
RyersonianTV for November 1, 2013

RyersonianTV for November 1, 2013

This program is produced by the School of Journalism’s Masthead class.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV
Storify: Twitter users turn Mayor Ford into national joke

Storify: Twitter users turn Mayor Ford into national joke

Police Chief Bill Blair announced a video file has been recovered that is “consistent with those images that were previously reported in the press,” through an investigation called Project Traveler. The Ryersonian examines how Twitter users humorously reacted on the social media website.

by Victor Ferreira· · News, Off Campus
Toronto councillors call on Rob Ford to fess up

Toronto councillors call on Rob Ford to fess up

Three of Toronto’s veteran city councillors are calling on Mayor Rob Ford to come clean. Toronto police chief Bill Blair announced at a press conference this morning that police had seized a video file which includes Mayor Ford and is “consistent with previously reported images of the mayor.” The Toronto Star and Gawker both reported earlier this year that reporters […]

by Michael Duncan· · News, Off Campus, Videos
The Grim Reaper walks ahead of demonstrators in the RSU's rally against high tuition fees. (Mohamed Omar / Ryersonian Staff)

In pictures: RSU Halloween rally mourns ‘death of affordable education’

By Tatiana Bernachi Ryersonian Staff Members of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) rallied a group of demonstrators to surprise the university’s president with a Halloween treat, and to send a message to the administration that students are fed up with escalating tuition fees. The rally kicked off with a gathering in front of the Student Campus Centre at noon. From […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · In pictures, News, On Campus

Reactions to alleged Rob Ford crack video announcement

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Mayor Rob Ford won’t resign though police have alleged crack video

Mayor Rob Ford won’t resign though police have alleged crack video

Mayor Rob Ford said he has “no reason to resign” after Toronto police chief Bill Blair said Thursday that police have recovered the video at the centre of crack allegations involving the mayor. During a news conference Thursday morning, Blair announced that a video was recovered that is “consistent with those images that were previously reported in the press.” The […]

by Jean Ko Din· · News, Off Campus
Ryerson was ranked in the bottom bracket of the annual world rankings, behind 24 other Canadian schools. (Ryersonian file photo)

SURPRISE: Ryerson makes top 10 Maclean’s university rankings

Ryerson University has crept up two spots in Maclean’s magazine 2014 university rankings. Released Thursday, the rankings are split into three categories: primarily undergraduate, comprehensive, and medical doctorate. In the comprehensive category, the division in which Ryerson was ranked, the school jumped to the 10th spot from last year’s 12th. The university isn’t ranked in the ‘primarily undergraduate’ category,’ which lists […]

by Mohamed Omar· · News, On Campus
A CUPE supporter holds a sign on his back urging CESAR to return to labour negotiations. (Mohamed Omar / Ryersonian Staff)

In pictures: Union protests against CESAR lockout

CUPE Local 1281 held a rally outside the Student Campus Centre Wednesday to mark 30 days of stalled negotiations with the Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson (CESAR.) Speakers included Local president Saira Chhibber, Ryerson Students’ Union president Melissa Palermo and Winnie Ng, Ryerson’s CAW-Sam Gindin chair in social justice and democracy. Check out some photos of the rally below:  

by Mohamed Omar· · In pictures, News, On Campus
Hudson’s Bay reveals Sochi 2014 Olympic uniforms

Hudson’s Bay reveals Sochi 2014 Olympic uniforms

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Sports, Top stories
Ryerson grants Councillor Josh Matlow access to Sam sign

Ryerson grants Councillor Josh Matlow access to Sam sign

The Sam the Record Man sign received a long-awaited visitor at its current warehouse home Tuesday afternoon. More than a month after he made his request, Ryerson granted Coun. Josh Matlow’s wish to see the iconic music store sign, under the university’s care after it bought the store location in 2008. “It was fascinating,” Matlow said in an interview after […]

by Sahar Fatima· · In pictures, Music, News
Ryerson trio vital to receiving $3-million grant

Ryerson trio vital to receiving $3-million grant

Three Ryerson professors played an integral role in earning one of the largest grants in school history. Sepali Guruge, Josephine Wong and Souraya Sidani from the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing recieved a $3 million grant from the Movember Foundation. It was awarded for their investigative project focusing on reducing mental health stigma in Asian male communities in Canada. The […]

by Hayley Brauer· · Arts & Life, News, On Campus
Brian Hui and Pooja Ramaswamy, two members of the Ryerson Communication and Design Society's steering committee.

Ryerson FCAD students to cough up cash, or not

The petition to create and fund a new student society for the Faculty of Communication and Design has gotten its “vote no” camp. FCAD Save Your Money, a group promoting itself online and with posters on campus, is asking the faculty’s students to vote no in a referendum that, if passed, would secure the Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS) […]

by Mohamed Omar· · News, On Campus
Ryerson's provost Mohamed Lachemi led the student townhall on Oct. 29.

Provost soaks up student concerns at academic town hall

Dozens of students flocked to a town hall Monday to let Ryerson know how it has disappointed them. That was the whole point of the students-only meeting, hosted by Ryerson’s provost and vice-president academic, Mohamed Lachemi. He wanted as much feedback as possible from students for the school’s second of three discussions on its Academic Plan for 2014-19. “I want […]

by Jean Ko Din· · News, On Campus
The role of locally grown food in the services industry

The role of locally grown food in the services industry

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by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Food, News, On Campus
CESAR faces labour charge in bitter battle

CESAR faces labour charge in bitter battle

The trade union representing two full-time workers who have been locked out of their jobs at the Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson says it has filed an unfair labour practices complaint against the beleaguered student union. A representative of CUPE Local 1281 confirmed that CUPE National filed a complaint against CESAR with the Ontario Labour Relations Board on Oct. […]

by Diana Hall· · News, On Campus
The George Vari Engineering building at Ryerson University. (File photo)

Ryerson engineering society wants higher allowance

Ryerson engineering students will be hitting the polls next week to decide whether they’re in favour of almost doubling their society’s annual levy. The Ryerson Engineering Student Society (RESS) is asking students to vote in a referendum that would, if passed, increase the current student levy to $65 per year from the current $33.70 — an increase of almost 50 […]

by Maham Abedi· · News, On Campus
False alarms burn cash

False alarms burn cash

An abnormal number of fire alarms were set off across campus last week, interrupting everything from study sessions to midterm exams, and while most of them were drills, at least 10 were false and could cost the university more than $10,000. Kerri Bailey, manager of finance and strategic planning at Ryerson’s campus facilities and sustainability department, said glitches and odd […]

by Arman Aghbali· · News, On Campus
No Scrubs for Ryerson’s nurses

No Scrubs for Ryerson’s nurses

Ryerson students from the Nursing Students’ Union and Canadian Nursing Students’ Association are trying to convince MTV to cancel its new reality show, Scrubbing In, because they believe that its party-themed dramatization will negatively portray the nursing profession to the public. “Historically, the nursing profession has been burdened with sexualization, objectification, and stereotypes. This has improved over time,” said Alfred […]

Ryerson prof designs new ‘morphing’ wings for environmentally friendly air travel

Ryerson prof designs new ‘morphing’ wings for environmentally friendly air travel

Air travel could become more environmentally friendly if one Ryerson aerospace engineering professor’s innovative design for aircraft wings is successful. With the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Jeff Xi and team are changing the way aircraft wings are structured with their “morphing” design. Traditionally, aircraft wings are stationary, meaning they remain in a fixed […]

Town Hall: Ryerson invites student input for new Academic Plan

Town Hall: Ryerson invites student input for new Academic Plan

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by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 5

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 5

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.

Provost invites student feedback at next Academic Plan town hall

Provost invites student feedback at next Academic Plan town hall

Ryerson is reaching out to students through a town hall meeting Monday evening seeking input for the university’s 2014 to 2019 Academic Plan. Provost and vice-president academic Mohamed Lachemi will lead the event and looks to have an open discussion about students’ priorities. “It’s not necessarily a question and answer. I’m there to listen to them,” says Lachemi. “The most […]

by Jean Ko Din· · News, On Campus
The newly renovated journalism lounge, now called the venn at the Rogers Communications Centre in Toronto, ON on Oct. 25. Photo by Hayley Brauer/Ryerson University

‘The Venn’ wins as the new name for RCC103

“The Venn” was announced as the winner of the “Name This Space” contest, organized by journalism school chair Ivor Shapiro and news media technical coordinator Lesley Salvadori, Friday morning. The space, connecting the Ryersonian newsroom, the Ryerson Review of Journalism, and the journalism Ideas Lab, was renovated this past summer. Journalism students submitted ideas, which were narrowed down to three. Harlan […]

by Sydney Poulos· · Arts & Life, News, On Campus
CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais speaks at Ryereson University for the launch of Let's Talk TV: A conversation with Canadians on October 24, 2013. Peter Lozinski / Ryersonian Staff

Ryerson hosts launch of CRTC discussion on the future of Canadian broadcasting

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is asking people to join a discussion about the future of television in the country. CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais was at Ryerson Thursday to launch the first session of Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians. The discussion is aimed at creating a framework “that in its essence will have to be dynamic, flexible [and] […]

by Peter Lozinski· · Media, News, On Campus
Ryerson Nursing Professor Sepali Guruge is the head researcher of the mental illness stigma project that recieved a $3 million grant from the Movember Foundation.

Mo’ money: Ryerson nets $3-million Movember Foundation grant

The month of the moustache is days away,  but Ryerson is already reaping the benefits of the fundraising that goes along with it. The Movember Foundation awarded Ryerson a $3-million grant  on Wednesday that will help fund research that aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness in the Asian community. “This is one of the largest research grants Ryerson […]

by Hayley Brauer· · News, On Campus
Town Hall: The future of Ryerson’s mental health strategy

Town Hall: The future of Ryerson’s mental health strategy

By Emily Westover Students and faculty had an opportunity to suggest ways of dealing with mental health needs on campus this afternoon. As part of mental well-being week, Ryerson’s Mental Health Advisory Committee held a town hall discussion, where they talked about developing strategies. The event was facilitated by Ryerson alumna Valerie Pringle. Panelists were committee co-chairs Su-Ting Teo and […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Andrew Cash speaks at the NDP electoral district nomination meeting in 2009. (ABEBBENJOE/Wikimedia commons)

Federal government has a role to play in regulating unpaid internships: lawyer

Andrew Cash wants the federal government to regulate unpaid internships and a Toronto-based labour lawyer is backing the idea. Cash, the Davenport MP, tabled Bill C-542, An Act to Establish a National Urban Workers Strategy. The private member’s bill aims to provide protections for part-time, contract and self-employed workers as well as interns. While labour and internships are mostly a […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus

Students seeking study space can look to Vic

By Daniel Melfi After last year’s successful pilot, Ryerson’s Pop-Up Study Space program is up and running again. Until Dec. 2, students can use empty classrooms in the Victoria Building for personal or group study when the rooms are not being used. Holding between 17 and 35 people, students are able to use the majority of rooms on weekdays between […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Scholarship win fuels first-year’s dreams

Scholarship win fuels first-year’s dreams

Azra Jessa got a call this summer that many university students can only dream about: she had won the President’s National Entrance Scholarship, a $40,000 prize. She wasn’t sure it was real at first. “It took a while for the news to really sink in … I was elated. I couldn’t believe I’d actually won,” said the first-year computer science […]

by Shazah Ayub· · News, On Campus
Graduates not falling for fall convocation

Graduates not falling for fall convocation

Thousands of Ryerson students graduated last week, but just more than half attended convocation. Just over 2,000 students were eligible to graduate last Thursday and Friday, but only 55 per cent RSVP’d to the four fall ceremonies, spanning two days. Last year, 62 per cent said they would attend. “It didn’t appeal to me too much,” said James Vukasinovic, a […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus

Coming soon: Ryerson security services at your fingertips

By Nicole Skripkariuk Students will soon be able to access Ryerson’s security services from anywhere with the touch of their smartphone or tablet. The university’s security and emergency services team is in the midst of launching a social media platform and mobile safety app they hope will be ready by the end of the semester. “We hope to expand the knowledge […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus

Library struggling to keep up with demand for laptop use

By Jessica Vitullo and Calvin Dao Loaned-out laptops are in high demand among Ryerson students who take advantage of the school’s mobile learning tools, results from a recent online survey suggest. More than 87 per cent of the survey’s respondents said laptops are the tool they most need for their academic endeavours. According to Weina Wang, Ryerson’s borrowing and lending services […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus

More Ryerson mental health initiatives approved

By Emily Westover A second round of project approvals has been announced for the $27 million in funding for campus mental health services that was given by the province last March, and two of the new projects revolve around Ryerson. One of the Ryerson projects, University Virtual Ward, will help ease suicidal and hospitalized students’ transition from hospital to school. […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
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