Ryerson’s own International Hyperloop Team was the star of president Mohamed Lachemi’s address to the Canadian Economic Club Thursday. The hyperloop is a transportation system where a pod travels through a tube and can reach close to the speed of sound. It does not require fossil fuels to operate. It is essentially a train being sucked through a vacuum. Members […]
Science & Technology
You spend most of your time on that little digital device that always seems to be no more than three inches away from you. Yes, your smart phone. You might be accustomed to using it for music, texting, random Google searches and of course, social media. But there are a few apps you may or may not have heard of that could make your life easier. The following list is broken down into four categories: food, transit, school and life.
Hundreds of mini versions of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) classic were made available for purchase this morning at Toronto’s flagship EB Games at 267 Yonge St.
Doors opened to the public at 9 a.m., but some waiting in line for one of the 500 units released said they arrived at 4:30 a.m. to at least 60 people ahead of them.
Robotics, gene testing, DNA extraction, ice cream prepared instantly with liquid nitrogen – those are a few of the interactive activities Ryerson offered during the countrywide event known as Science Literacy Week.
Science Literacy Week kicked off Tuesday at the Student Learning Centre and has showcased experiments and hands-on science activities from different fields of scientists.
Ten years ago, Apple debuted the future of technology with the release of the first iPhone. They believe they have changed the game again with the latest models, some which will be in stores Friday morning.
Apple is releasing three new iPhones over the next two months: the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X (10).
Toronto is in the running to become the site for a second Amazon headquarters, and if the city wins the bid, it’ll mean big things for Ryerson University students. Amazon promises a US$5 billion construction investment to the winning city and as “many as 50,000 high-paying jobs,” the company said in a press release. 50,000 jobs and +$5B in investment – […]
A tech company that was born in Ryerson University’s DMZ has received $750,000 from Google for its digital education technology.
Last Year, Enactus Ryerson placed second overall at Nationals. This year, they’re ready for the challenge.
Dara Jarallah and Ameer Asghar hope their wins expand the reach of their businesses.
The Ryerson Rams Robotics are going to the 2017 University Rover Challenge in Utah this summer with their Mars rover to compete against 35 other universities.
Women and Wearables event brings together female leaders in the wearable tech space to talk about encouraging diversity in Canada’s tech community.
Teams collaborate to tackle the global water crisis for the chance to enter an international million-dollar competition.
David Atkinson, an associate professor with Ryerson’s geography department, studies how climate change affects an arctic environment’s water. Learn more about his recent trip to Baker Lake and Pond Inlet in Nunavut to encourage community research.
The Liberal government has put an emphasis on innovation in their second budget, and that could mean good things for Ryerson students and the DMZ.
Over 800 high school students spent their time fixing, testing and battling robots over the weekend of March 10 to 12.
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.
Ryerson University will receive $128,000 in funding for the development of spacecraft dynamics testing.
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 […]
A new study from the University of Victoria suggests vapes are 95 per cent less harmful than cigarettes.
On Oct. 1, a Canadian photojournalist on route to Standing Rock, N.D., was detained at U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Vancouver Airport for over six hours. Ed Ou was headed to cover the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline for CBC, when his trip was halted before boarding. His phone was taken and he was interrogated. Border guards […]
Anthony Morgan is one of the hosts for Daily Planet and the founder of Science Ninjas Inc. The Ryersonian’s Chayonika Chandra interviewed him to talk about his upcoming events and projects. He also lights people’s hands on fire.
Brennan McEachran, a Ryerson graduate student, wanted to help make his school a better place by collecting input from his fellow students. So, he created SoapBox, one of the original startups at Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone in 2010. Since then, the application has been integrated as one of Ryerson’s many platforms for students to provide feedback and share ideas. But students are questioning […]
Like many of Frauke Zeller’s students, Lauren Dwyer did not expect to work with robots when she entered Ryerson’s professional communications program. Now a graduate, Dwyer explained, “I came from Newfoundland, fresh out of a psychology undergrad and decided to take communications. So as you can see, none of this points towards robots.” But after working with Zeller, robotics has […]
A Ryerson chemical engineering grad has won $500,000 to launch his own chemical engineering business. Seyed Nourbakhsh came up with the idea of a self-powered, automatic swimming pool chlorinating system a year after working at a Burlington pool company as part of a co-op placement during his final year in 2013. In the same year, Nourbakhsh won all stages of the Norman […]
The original open web known for its blinking text, pixelated images and blue hyperlinks was participatory. It was a production space where the people who enjoyed using it, also helped make it. “Back then it was messy and it was always broken and it was always really ugly,” Canadian journalist Sue Gardner says. The web was a space for free […]
A collaborative Ryerson research project is aiming to use 3D interactivity to change city planning. The Participatory Campus Planning project is a pilot study within FCAD led by professors Frauke Zeller and Ali Mazalek from the Synaesthetic Media Lab. They are developing a system as the new approach to planning Ryerson’s future campus. The prototype uses a virtual world model […]
Ryerson’s architectural science students have only been able to see their building designs through printed floor plans and computer screens – until now. With the architectural science department’s recent partnership with Yulio, a Toronto-based virtual reality software company, students can immerse themselves into their designs through virtual reality. On Nov. 7, first- and second-year students taking Prof. Vincent Hui’s design […]
A Ryerson professor has invented an at-home test kit that uses toe and fingernail clippings to assess the risk for osteoporosis. Mark Towler, a biomedical engineering professor who was recruited to Ryerson for his research, originally came up with the idea 10 years ago in the U.K., and on Oct. 9 the Osentia test kit went on sale in the […]
A startup from Ryerson’s Fashion Zone is combining fashion and technology to start a social movement and is using Kickstarter to do it. Gimme360 is a clothing company that donates proceeds from every garment sold to provide water for developing countries. The amount of proceeds donated depend on the project they’re working on due to the amount of equipment needed […]
A new chapter in the race to conquer space has begun. Elon Musk announced a deadline to get people to Mars. Boeing has accepted the deadline as a challenge . The Canadian Space Agency has launched applications for astronauts for the first time since 2009. Now, one student is bringing that hype to Ryerson. Francis Picotte, a second-year aerospace engineering […]
Two eSports fighting games tournaments are coming to campus this month, along with two $500 prize pools, confirmed Daniel Silva, vice-president of Gaming and Multiplayer eSports of Ryerson (GAMER). GAMER is Ryerson’s only video game club officially recognized by the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU). The tournaments are being organized by GAMER in partnership with Canadian Gaming Tournaments (CGT), a company […]
Layton leadership school’s fourth year Olivia Chow, Winnie Ng, a social justice and democracy chair at Ryerson, and former MPP Andrew Cash were some of the many activists who spoke at the Jack Layton Leadership School this past week. The three-day program — established in 2013 — aims to build knowledge and skills in social justice, activism and community. The […]
When Christie Chung arrived at Ryerson’s League of Legends (LoL) orientation night on Oct. 5, she wasn’t surprised to find that the crowd was mostly male. Chung, a fourth-year Ryerson nursing student and organizer of the LoL club, believes women are not as involved as men in competitive eSports because the games played are geared towards men. “There’s a smaller […]
Home of Ryerson’s newest zone gets new government-funding Finance minister Bill Morneau announced more than $30 million in federal funding for Ryerson infrastructure Friday. More than $20 million of that will go towards the Centre for Urban Innovation (CUI), the future home of Ryerson’s new Science Discovery Zone (SDZ). The CUI will have a state-of-the-art lab for the SDZ, which […]
The Canadian Cancer Society estimates that two in five Canadians will get cancer in their lifetime. A Ryerson physics professor, Michael Kolios, and his graduate student, Eno Hysi, are working on a way to fix that by attacking tumours with ultrasound. “In our research, ultrasound technologies are primarily being used for monitoring the progression of cancer therapies. In this case, […]
Yaroslav Pustovyi is a former astronaut with Ukraine’s National Space Agency, who is now working in Canada’s private space sector. Today, Pustovyi is the chairman of the Canadian Space Commerce Association, and helps run Space 1 Systems (S1S), a Canadian commercial spaceflight company he co-founded in 2009. Pustovyi spoke to Ryerson students in the SLC Tuesday about his career and […]
By Isabelle Docto and Robyn Fiorda Ryerson’s new Science Discovery Zone (SDZ) will have a new home in the Centre for Urban Innovation (CUI) thanks to today’s provincial and federal funding announcement. Bill Morneau, Canada’s minister of finance, announced today that Ryerson will receive more than $30 million of federal infrastructure funding. Another $4.7 million will come from the province. […]
As a Ryerson student, Bob Richards was obsessed with Carl Sagan, author and host of Cosmos. “I had Carl Sagan in my crosshairs.” Richards said. “I was so inspired by him that I really was on a mission to become his student. I started kind of stalking him at conferences and making myself familiar.” In 1980, Sagan wrote a novel […]
Three-dimensional imaging is nothing new, but the rising popularity of virtual reality devices is creating new opportunities for people to try out 360 photography, especially at Ryerson. Students are using 360—or panoramic—photography to make their school projects more engaging. By capturing videos and photos from every angle, it allows viewers to move and interact with the images. The creative possibilities […]
Marketers, investors and students gathered at the Biomedical Zone in downtown Toronto last Thursday for Canada’s first NewCo entrepreneurship festival. The Biomedical Zone is a health tech incubator that works closely with St. Michael’s Hospital and Ryerson University to develop healthcare startup companies. The space is no stranger to startup business culture, making it a perfect setting for NewCo to […]
Toronto’s Madden NFL 17 showdown on Sept. 10 had all the hallmarks of a regular football game but there was one noticeable difference: the tournament’s 64 contestants were playing on Xbox. The tournament, hosted at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre’s Microsoft store, was organized by Canadian Gaming Tournaments to coincide with the start of this year’s NFL season. In addition […]
iPhone users rejoice — you no longer have have to deal with all of those useless default apps. Apple released its new iOS 10 update Tuesday afternoon, and it’s created a heated debate among iPhone users. On the bright side, you can now rid your phone of unnecessary apps, like Stocks or Find Friends. However, the update also includes over […]
From holograms to liquid nitrogen ice cream, there’s plenty of opportunities to explore the creative side of science during Science Literacy Week. Ryerson’s Science Outreach Office is hosting a series of interactive events between Sept. 19 and Sept. 22. The outreach office intends to engage students from all faculties and programs in science literacy through science-based activities and challenges. Here […]
On Aug. 26, five Ryerson professors each received a $150,000 boost to their new research efforts as recipients of the Early Research Award from the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science. The award provides financial support to recently appointed faculty at publicly funded Ontario research institutions. The funding will help the projects develop robust labs and assemble capable research […]
RightBlue Labs — a start-up company partnered with the Ryerson’s DMZ — recently announced a new partnership with Racquetball Canada to provide raquetball players with Logit, an athlete monitoring system. The Logit application monitors different health risks during training sessions with the goal of preventing or minimizing time lost due to injuries. Geri Powell, the administrator of high performance and […]
By Shane Perusse Last summer Russell Viirre, a Ryerson chemistry professor, began testing a new drug that could treat over 4,000 Canadian children living with cystic fibrosis (CF). Viirre, who is working on the drug along with Christine Bear, a senior scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is hopeful that their research will increase the life expectancy of […]
Does obsessively trying to reach the next level on Candy Crush Saga or attempting to launch birds with slingshots on Angry Birds sound like something you’ve done on your mobile device?
In the future when you are hurtled through tubes from San Francisco to Los Angeles, you’ll be able to thank a team of Ryerson engineers for helping you arrive safely. Hyperloop is a high-speed transportation system that was proposed by Elon Musk, co-founder of Tesla Motors and the aerospace firm SpaceX. The concept consists of massive tubes, connecting San Francisco […]
Three Ryerson MBA students won top prize and People’s Choice award at an online international investment case study competition last week. Ryerson MBA students Jesse Berger, Krysten Connely and Saad Rahman represented Ryerson in the competition. The team submitted a high-production video of their case study solution to the judges in the fall of 2015. Teams were faced with the […]