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How digital technology can help bridge the gap in mental health care access

Jessie Fawcett, a first-year social work student, has used the app Calm Harm – a free app that helps those who struggle with self-harm.  “It gives many strategies for coping with the triggers and [urges] and provides many beneficial distractions. There are a diverse set of varieties to choose from for the way that you’d like to be distracted,” she […]

by Caterina Amaral· · Science & Technology
Amazon considers Toronto for new headquarters

Amazon considers Toronto for new headquarters

Amazon’s new headquarters might be coming to Toronto. After receiving 238 applications, the world’s largest online retailer released a short list of 20 candidates for its second North American headquarters. Of the 12 Canadian cities who submitted applications, Toronto is the only one that made the list. No cities from Mexico were chosen. The decision comes as Amazon tries to […]

Scavenger developer Aleksandar Basic opens his free-food sharing app on his phone in the Student Learning Centre on Nov. 22, 2017. (Photo by Spencer Turcotte)

Scavenger app helps students find free food on campus

Forgot to pack a lunch?

Ryerson students can now download an app that shows users where to find free food on campus.

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BMZ project gets concussion patients back online

Iris, a Ryerson Biomedical Zone project, set to launch its trial run soon, looks to make life easier for those who suffer from mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs).

by Mitchell Thompson· · News, Science & Technology
Siri currently does not respond with in-depth answers when asked mental health questions. (Photo by Julie Do)

Turning to Siri for mental health conversations

Apple’s new iPhone may have received its biggest makeover yet for its 10th anniversary, but it isn’t the only thing Apple is looking to change.

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