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One of the emails sent on Monday night.

‘Easy’ email hack spams thousands of Ryerson engineering students

A Ryerson email list has been disabled after a bogus email account infiltrated students’ inboxes with a slew of spam messages Monday night. An unknown person or group used a website called deadfake.com to create a fake, anonymous email address that sent out spam emails to an engineering email listserv run by Ryerson’s Computing and Communications Services (CCS). “The fake […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus

FCAD moving closer to having own society

By Maham Abedi Ryersonian Staff Students in Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) are one step closer to forming their own society after getting the green light from the board of governors to hold a referendum. “I’m very happy, very relieved,” said Cormac McGee, a third-year journalism student who presented the proposal to the board of governors Monday night. […]

by Maham Abedi· · News, On Campus

Yes, the A/C is still running in Kerr Hall

Ryerson students feeling the chill outside — and inside — campus buildings won’t be relieved for another couple of weeks, as the school says it won’t be turning the air conditioning off until mid-October. “I feel like I need to go (to Kerr Hall) in a small T-shirt, as well as bring my parka, at all times,” said Samuel Giguere, […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus

CESAR lockout makes staff feel ‘undervalued’

The Continuing Education Student Association of Ryerson (CESAR) locked out its two unionized employees Monday after collective bargaining negotiations fell apart. “I received an email Sunday morning saying I was going to be locked out as of midnight,” said Estefania Toledo, one of the two workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1281. Toledo has worked […]

by Amanda Kline· · News, On Campus
VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

Hosts: Rebecca Mildon and Tara Deschamps Producers: Joshua McLean and Nick Carafa

Miles Groth, editor of New Male Studies, speaks Friday at U of T in support of campus men’s centres.

Men’s group going ahead on campus

A men’s issues group will form at Ryerson University this semester with the help of the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE) — but without approval of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU). The RSU unanimously denied the group from forming in March with then-president Rodney Diverlus saying there are links between some men’s groups and misogny and hate speech. Another reason […]

by Jackie Hunter· · News, On Campus

Students can have their say in setting Ryerson’s goals

Ryerson students will have a chance to voice their opinion as the school starts two months of consultations on Wednesday for the design of its new academic plan. The university establishes goals and plans its budget within this framework, which is revised every five years. “It’s a kind of roadmap of what we want to do, and also to make sure […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News
UPDATED: Toronto health authorities want smokers to butt out

UPDATED: Toronto health authorities want smokers to butt out

It might be time for Toronto smokers to butt out. Toronto’s Board of Health voted Monday to endorse a proposal to ban smoking in many outdoor spaces, such as parks, patios and entrances to public buildings. Ryerson already has a ban on smoking within a nine-metre radius of all campus buildings, but the rule is not easy to enforce. Campus […]

by Samantha Fernandes· · News, Off Campus
Ryerson fails in positive free speech

Ryerson fails in positive free speech

By Abigale Subdhan Ryersonian Staff The Ryerson Students’ Union has been rated the second-worst student union in the country when it comes to honouring freedom of expression rights, according to a recent report. The 2013 Campus Freedom Index, which measures the state of free speech in Canadian universities, gave the RSU a D and an F for failing to implement […]

by Abigale Subdhan· · News, On Campus
Repainting campus roads began this week to the tune of $170,000.

UPDATED: Goodbye, yellow brick road

Ryerson is investing more green into that yellow road–a lot more green. $170,000 to be exact. This summer, the university spent $25,000 to coat Gould and Victoria Streets in blue and yellow. But the streets, already chipped and faded, were professionally cleaned last Friday in preparation for a the new paint job that began today. The original paint job was done […]

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

City Hall sounds off on Sam the Record Man

Mayor Rob Ford chaired a Sam the Record Man sign committee meeting yesterday, marking the latest effort to solve the saga that has cast an unfavourable light on Ryerson University. On Tuesday, Toronto councillors, music lovers and Ryerson officials came together in the hopes of finding a viable solution. No consensus was reached, but many councillors and citizens spoke up […]

by Emma Jarratt· · Music, News, Off Campus, On Campus, Videos
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 3

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 3

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: Ryerson prof has a new tech invention B.C. introduces free online text books Ryerson food bank New education minister in N.B. Motorcycle parking Men […]

Bala Venkatesh is the academic director of the Centre for Urban Energy at Ryerson.  (Courtesy Bala Venkatesh)

Ryerson’s smart grid a step towards better energy policy

Ryerson is building the first smart grid laboratory at a Canadian university with funds from the Ministry of Energy’s new Smart Grid Fund program. A smart grid is an intelligent electricity distribution system that uses two-way communication between consumers and the grid so it can better control the supply and demand of energy. Academic director of the Centre for Urban Energy, Bala Venkatesh, […]

by Anam Latif· · News, On Campus
VIDEO: Walking a mile in her shoes

VIDEO: Walking a mile in her shoes

The Ryersonian‘s six-foot-two Nicholas Carafa wobbled around downtown in high heels Thursday afternoon to find out what the awareness-raising campaign Walk a Mile in Her Shoes was all about. Camera: Marie Alcober

by Nicholas Carafa· · News, Off Campus
Dare, the black lab, models the robot rescue gear developed by computer science professor Alex Ferworn (far right).

Ryerson’s robot and dog team takes second at science contest

The Ryerson project that combines rescue dogs and robots was a favourite with judges, but ultimately took second place when online votes were counted at a recent science competition. Canine Assisted Robot Technology, developed by Ryerson computer science professor Alex Ferworn and graduate student Jimmy Tran, was presented at the inaugural Science Slam in Washington D.C. Tuesday. First place went to […]

by May Warren· · News
TTC on track for Wi-Fi

TTC on track for Wi-Fi

St. George and Bloor-Yonge stations should have Wi-Fi by December, the TTC confirmed Thursday. Spokesperson Brad Ross confirmed Wi-Fi and cell phone service will be available on the platforms and within the station, but there are no plans to have it available on the trains. “Will do a bit of testing around this to make sure it’s meeting all of […]

by Kim Magi· · News, Off Campus
VIDEO: Robots to the rescue!

VIDEO: Robots to the rescue!

  See our previous coverage: Rye professor, dog, and robot team up for rescue missions   Host: Kim Brown Producer: Josh McLean

Bo Zou, 34, has been charged with sexual assault.

Toronto photographer charged with sexual assault

  Police have arrested and charged a Toronto fashion photographer in connection with a summer sexual assault. On July 30, 2012, an 18-year-old woman was assaulted in a home near Dundas Street E. and Dalhousie Street. Police allege a man offered fashion photography services to female university students in exchange for modelling. They allege the man advertised on social media […]

by Kim Magi· · News, Off Campus

Ryerson is well-positioned to weather government funding changes: Levy

A new policy from the provincial government could force universities to cut some programs, but Ryerson president Sheldon Levy isn’t worried. A confidential draft of the policy sent to post-secondary institutions leaked last week, and the so-called ‘differentiation’ policy will require universities and colleges to focus on strengths, though possibly at the expense of weaker programs. Post-secondary education funding in […]

by Stephanie Chan· · News

Report: Tuition still on the rise

In less than the time it takes to finish a four-year degree, tuition will increase by 13 per cent, according to a recent study released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Rising tuition is nothing new, but the steep increase means annual average fees will move from $6,610 to an estimated $7,437 by fall 2016. “As funding for post-secondary […]

by Kim Brown· · News, On Campus

Ryerson’s food bank sees “huge jump” in use

Reporting and editing by Lee Marshall Camerawork by Marie Alcober and Amir P. Tabrizian-pour Food bank use in Toronto’s city core has decreased to pre-recession levels, according to a report released Tuesday by Daily Bread Food Bank. But more people are using Ryerson’s student-run food bank, the Community Food Room. Drew Silverthorn, Community Food Room assistant, says the “huge jump” in […]

by Lee Marshall· · News, On Campus

High Hoops: Rams men’s basketball team preparing for the new season

by Kim Brown· · Basketball, News, Sports
Skating into a dilemma at the MAC

Skating into a dilemma at the MAC

Andrew Castaneda often finds himself running to the rink at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) to play shinny on Tuesdays for an hour. Because once the one-hour window is up, the rink is closed to students to allow the Ryerson Rams’ hockey teams to practise, giving little time for non-Rams students like Castaneda to use the facilities. “If the general […]

by Jessica Vitullo· · News, On Campus, Sports

VIDEO: Paying for motorcycle parking

Reporter: Amanda Kline Camera: Samantha Fernandes Ryerson student Jonathan Oliveira rides his motorcycle to avoid congestion when travelling to and from school. Until now, he’s been able to park for free next to the school of image arts. But after eight years, the city is considering putting the brakes on free parking for motorcycles. A new report suggests designated motorcycle […]

by Amanda Kline· · News, On Campus, RyersonianTV, Videos
Ryerson’s broadcast team taking charge

Ryerson’s broadcast team taking charge

At Ryerson University, it couldn’t be easier to root for the home team. The ultra-accessible Ryerson Rams’ live broadcasts are quickly expanding to become one of the leading student-produced broadcasts in Canada. Not only have the number of viewers increased, but the first broadcast of the new school year had the most online viewers for a Rams game to date. […]

by Shannon Cuciz· · News, On Campus, Sports
Dare, the black lab, models the robot rescue gear developed by computer science professor Alex Ferworn (far right).

Rye professor, dog, and robot team up for rescue missions

Text by May Warren Camera by Anam Latif Dare, a 14-year-old black lab, dashes around a Ryerson classroom. Despite his age, he deftly dodges desks and chairs. He’s focused on his goal: finding a person hidden somewhere behind an overturned table. There hasn’t been an earthquake or a building-collapse, but if there were, Dare could save lives with the help […]

by May Warren· · News, On Campus
Members of Enactus Ryerson took a trip to Dago, Kenya in March of last year to teach financial literacy.

Ryerson business club to compete in Cancun

A Ryerson team believes bees and better financial literacy can help change the world, and they’ll test their theories at the Enactus World Cup in Cancun next week. Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together students and businesses to improve quality of life through entrepreneurship. Its board of directors boasts bosses from big name companies including Walmart, Unilever, […]

by Brian Boudreau· · Business, News, On Campus
Sam the Record Man closed in 2007 and the sign is now in storage.

Searching for Sam’s sign

After lighting up Yonge Street for nearly 50 years, the Sam The Record Man sign is now collecting dust, dismantled and stored in crates in a quiet Vaughan warehouse. The location and condition of the sign have been kept secret by Ryerson, but the sign has now been traced and its whereabouts confirmed by Gregory Signs and Engraving. David Grose, […]

by Emma Jarratt· · News, On Campus
One-third of students still waiting for OSAP

One-third of students still waiting for OSAP

By Amal Ahmed Albaz It’s hard to believe September is almost over. But it’s especially hard for the approximately 30 per cent of students still waiting for their OSAP payments. “I have to pay for rent and, since I’m unable to, I’m borrowing money from my aunt until I get the money,” said third-year political science student, Alana Alonzo. As […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Triwizard time: Ryerson enters ‘magical’ tourney

Triwizard time: Ryerson enters ‘magical’ tourney

University sports just got a little more magical. Ryerson announced it will participate in York University’s first triwizard tournament, an event inspired by the magical contest that took place in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Broomsticks and wands aside, competitors will use their brawn and knowledge of wizardry and magic in order to rise above their adversaries. Ryerson, […]

by Kim Brown· · On Campus, Sports
Wi-Fi will find a way outside

Wi-Fi will find a way outside

By Daniel Melfi Wi-Fi fills the halls of campus buildings, but students hoping to Google on Gould Street have to shell out for data plans. That could change as early as spring, as Ryerson looks to expand campus Wi-Fi to outdoor spaces. “Everyone thinks it’s a good idea,” said Brian Lesser, director of Ryerson’s computing and communications services (CCS). Lesser […]

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

Councillor Josh Matlow still waiting for access to Sam sign

Toronto Councillor Josh Matlow wants access to the Sam the Record Man sign, but Ryerson’s president Sheldon Levy has answered Matlow’s request with silence. In a Sept. 17 letter addressed to Levy’s office, Matlow cites his constituent’s growing worry that “the sign has been damaged beyond repair or even destroyed” and requests a chance to visit the neon records as […]

by Emma Jarratt· · News, On Campus
VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

Hosts: Rebecca Mildon and Sarah-Joyce Battersby Producer: Joshua McLean

Q&A: Writer Graeme Smith

Afghanistan has a hold on Graeme Smith. The former Globe and Mail war reporter and Ryerson journalism alumnus lived in the country from 2006 to 2009, and returned again years later, driven by what he describes as a curiosity to see how the country would fare after NATO troops withdrew. His new book, The Dogs Are Eating Them Now, nominated for the […]

by Kelsey Rolfe· · Arts & Life, Literature, Off Campus
(Ryersonian Archive)

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’s dancers took the stage at We Day last Friday in front of a crowd of 20,000 children.

Ryerson celebrates We Day

Growing up in a Kenyan village with no running water or electricity, Teriano Lesancha never imagined she would receive an education, let alone take the stage at the Air Canada Centre to share her story with a crowd of 20,000 children. But that’s exactly where the Ryerson social work graduate was last Friday, joining president Sheldon Levy at Free the […]

by Tara Deschamps· · News, Off Campus

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

Ryerson at We Day Toronto 2013

The Ryersonian was at We Day Toronto to capture Ryerson dance students perform. President Sheldon Levy was also there with Ryerson social work graduate Teriano Lesancha, the first woman in her village to pursue higher education abroad.

by Natalie Chu· · News, Off Campus, Videos
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
Russ Heinl / University of British Columbia media release

UBC issues penalties for frosh chants

By Nicole Skripkariuk The University of British Columbia announced strict penalties Wednesday for student leaders involved in the infamous frosh week rape chant. The chant referencing underage non-consensual sex was used in frosh week activities at UBC’s Sauder School of Business. Eighty-one frosh leaders will participate in community service along with the frosh executive committee, Commerce Undergraduate Society (CUS) board […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
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
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