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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
Ryersonians in New York: Alison Hall

Ryersonians in New York: Alison Hall

Mahyn Qureshi   “I basically ambushed him. He was coming out of a building and secret service was there, and he had already won the nomination. ‘Mr. Trump! What do you think of Barbara Res’s article about working with you?’” This was the question Ryerson journalism alumna Alison Hall had for President Donald Trump, who at the time was the […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, career, Media, students
Voter turnout surges for RSU elections this year

Voter turnout surges for RSU elections this year

Voter turnout surged during this year’s Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) election, and some candidates credit different campaign tactics. Total turnout varied among the various executive committee positions. The total votes for the president of the RSU increased by 73.6 per cent, vice-president education by 72.4 per cent, vice-president equity by 71.7 per cent, vice-president operations by 65.35 per cent, and […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · News, On Campus, students
Who’s left out of the Ontario student grant?

Who’s left out of the Ontario student grant?

Gayle McFadden isn’t a student anymore, yet spends three of five work days on Ontario campuses. She’s the national representative at the Canadian Federation of Students Ontario (CFS-O). She’s talking to students to figure out who’s left out of the Ontario Student Grant, which rolled out in the fall. When the grant was announced, the government said students from families […]

by Madonna Dennis· · News, On Campus, students
If Ryerson’s smokers are trying to quit, they should take a vape hit

If Ryerson’s smokers are trying to quit, they should take a vape hit

A new study from the University of Victoria suggests vapes are 95 per cent less harmful than cigarettes.

Photography student exhibits a series on African Last Names

Photography student exhibits a series on African Last Names

  Fourth-year photography student Aleia Robinson-Ada showcased her photo series called Untitled Portraits of Black Women at the Girls By Girls gallery held at the Ryerson University School of Image Arts. Robinson-Ada’s photos of relatives and close friends tell a story about the significance and the alteration of African last names during colonial times in the U.S. Girls By Girls […]

by Lara Onayak· · Arts & Life, Photography, students
Aditya Aman is the frontman of Beige Shelter, an indie folk band from Mississauga, Ont.

Engineering grad breaking into Toronto music scene with Beige Shelter

  Aditya Aman has come a long way since he graduated from Ryerson in 2009. When he was a student, he was too shy to even take part in an open mic night. Eight years later, he now feels comfortable playing to an audience. “Once you do something a few times, it feels like brushing your teeth. You don’t think […]

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, Music, students
Toronto Lingerie Designer teaches Self Love

Toronto Lingerie Designer teaches Self Love

  This Valentine’s Day, Mary Young wants people to focus on self love rather than feeling lonely. “Knowing your worth and your value isn’t defined by whether you get a bouquet of roses or you have a partner to be with, it’s about how much you love yourself and who you surround yourself with,” said Young. The Gladstone Hotel hosted […]

by Cherileigh Co· · Arts & Life, students
All-female film crew and Ryerson alumna director premiere Below Her Mouth

All-female film crew and Ryerson alumna director premiere Below Her Mouth

Below Her Mouth pushes boundaries through the female gaze

(Courtesy Lydia Brooks via Flickr)

Watch: Blind coffee taste test

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Tagwa Moyo and Deni Verklan get fellow Ryersonian staff to do a blind coffee taste test. How did we do? Watch to find out.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Food, students, Videos
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Cheap(ish) study week student trips

Escape your responsibilities with these winter getaways

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · Arts & Life, students, Travel
Toronto skyline. (Shannon Cuciz / Ryersonian file photo)

Are Ryerson students risking their health by living downtown?

Evidence suggests air, noise and light pollution could do more harm than students may think.

by Daniel Melfi· · News, students
Famous fitness Instagrammers at Ryerson

Famous fitness Instagrammers at Ryerson

What’s it really like being a fitness Instragrammer? Ryerson students Gabby Scheyen and Elliot Illuwa share their lives behind the likes. Elysha Haun and Ebony-Renee Baker have the story.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Sports, students, Videos
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Watch: Are Ryerson students getting enough sleep?

Do you sleep for at least seven hours a day? No? It’s okay, neither do we. Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Joseph Wong talks to students and offers tips to help make sleep more consistent.

by Joseph Wong· · News, students, Videos
Can Ryerson students identify fake news?

Can Ryerson students identify fake news?

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Mahnoor Sheikh and Vanessa Nigro talk to students and read them a mix of real and fake headlines. Can they tell the difference?

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Media, students, Videos
An eating disorder on camera

An eating disorder on camera

Justine Riches sits in her den-turned-bedroom in her downtown Toronto apartment, perched above a 7-Eleven. Defeated, she hits record, “It’s really frustrating watching myself fail,” she says to the camera. The video is time stamped Dec. 3, 2016, 10:40 p.m. Her unmade bed peaks out in the background. “I want to end the stigma behind it. But this just feels […]

by Vanessa Nigro· · Features, students
Students to Watch: Krizia Peluso

Students to Watch: Krizia Peluso

  Third-year fashion communication student Krizia Peluso is the producer of this year’s Mass Exodus, the student-run fashion show on April 8 at Daniels Spectrum. When Peluso was 12 years old, she knew she wanted to pursue fashion as a career. “Before I was like, ‘Should I become a dentist? Oh no, I hate teeth,’” she says. As the producer, […]

Third-year photography students exhibit photobooks at Ryerson Artspace

Third-year photography students exhibit photobooks at Ryerson Artspace

Cherileigh Co Lara Onayak   Third-year photography students showcased installations of their photo books at the Ryerson Artspace. The exhibit, running now until February 5th, features projects completed in their photo production and photographic book classes. For many students, this will be the first time their work is displayed to the public. Visitors can flip through all of the photo […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Photography, students
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Ryerson’s OneCard deposits to go digital by fall 2017

Ryerson is changing the way money can be loaded on to OneCards. Instead of machines, there will be a website to deposit funds.

by Laura Woodward· · Business, News, students
Interview: Anthony Morgan lights hands on fire

Interview: Anthony Morgan lights hands on fire

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.

Stressed about exams? Here are some expert tips

Stressed about exams? Here are some expert tips

With classes ending, and exam season coming up, it’s the time of year that is the most stressful for students. The Ryersonian spoke with Andrea Moon, a learning strategist at Student Learning Support to get some tips on how to handle exam stress. This is what we learned: 1) Make a study plan This means setting specific objectives for what you hope […]

by Esther Lee· · News, On Campus, students
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Jewish student told, ‘you need to sit down,’ at RSU meeting

Tamar Lyons is one of the students who says she faced “personal attacks” at a Ryerson Students’ Union meeting Tuesday. Lyons, a second-year media production student, said she was told by another student, “there’s too many of you here, you need to sit down,” when she stood to speak on a motion that asked the RSU to commemorate Holocaust Education Week. […]

Things to do this weekend (Dec. 2-4)

Things to do this weekend (Dec. 2-4)

It’s finally December! What better way to welcome the holiday season then by going out an exploring the wonderful events happening in the city. 1.Treasure Island Treasure Island opens tonight! You can still pick up your tickets at our box office at 345 Yonge St. or online at ryersontreasureisland.bpt.me . . . . #TreasureIsland #RUPerformance #Ryerson #Aaarryouready #RUTreasureIsland #RyersonPirates #Performance345 A photo […]

Students get into the holiday spirit at the SLC

Students get into the holiday spirit at the SLC

With winter break right around the corner, the holiday season has arrived at Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre.“Shop the SLC: A Holiday Market” is taking place for the second time after its success last year. This year’s three-day market featured a Santa photo booth on Tuesday. On Friday, there will be a performance by Ryerson’s a cappella group, followed by a World […]

(Courtesy PVZ via Flickr)

The fight against gender-based violence never ends

On Dec. 6, 1989, a 25-year-old man walked into the École Polytechnique de Montréal armed with a rifle. Fourteen women, including 13 engineering students, were killed that day, simply for being women. That day was an awakening for Canadians as well as people around the world, and made feminists out of many. Over the past 27 years, people have rallied […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, On Campus, Opinion, students
(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Journalism needs diversity

I began my studies at Ryerson’s School of Journalism in 2013, the same year that Mayor Rob Ford made international headlines for allegedly smoking crack. In my first-year reporting class we followed Ford’s appearance in the news very closely. We took a class trip to city hall one day to see Ford speak to the press, where I stood in […]

by Ebyan Abdigir· · education, jobs, Opinion, students, Voices
Tea party with the Beverage Enthusiast Society

Tea party with the Beverage Enthusiast Society

Just in time for the cold weather….there’s a new student group that wants to make you a nice cup of tea. It’s called the Beverage Enthusiasts’ Society! The president, Anoop Dhillon came to the newsroom this morning to do the same for us. He made a pot for our reporter Esther Lee.

Santa Claus. (Courtesy Pixabay)

Get in the Christmas spirit with these Ryerson events

With the holidays just around the corner, why not take a break from studying for exams and working on final projects? Instead, get in the Christmas spirit on campus. From skating to shopping to taking photos with Santa, Ryerson’s got you and your friends covered.

(Jennie Pearson)

Rye takes part in 16 days of action

This Friday marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. The campaign begins on Nov. 25, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and finishes on Dec. 10, Human Rights Day. This year, Ryerson will be taking part in the campaign through several programs and events. The Office for Sexual […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus, students
(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Things to do this weekend (Nov. 25-27)

The cold weather has finally come, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck indoors. Put on something to you keep you warm and go to some events happening this weekend in Toronto. 1. The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Follow +RT for a chance to win a pair of tickets to #JingleBallNorth Nov 25 (minors require parental consent) Rules: https://t.co/cFz61mPU15 […]

The Canadian Intern Rights Guide, published by the Canadian Intern Association launched last week at Ryerson(Courtesy NYPhotographic)

Intern’s rights matter too

The discussion surrounding unpaid internships is no stranger to controversy. In February, the federal government proposed changes to the Canadian Labour Code that would allow for four-month unpaid internships in federally regulated sectors like banking and telecommunications. Also in June, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne set a goal of funding more placements so that every student completes at least one experiential […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, jobs, Off Campus, Opinion, students
(Courtesy Samraweet Yohannes)

How accessible is Ryerson?

When it comes to building new spaces on campus, accessibility always seems to be an afterthought. Ryerson has been taking steps to make the campus more accessible for people with disabilities, but exactly how accessible is our campus for those with mobility impairments? I requested an access tour to find out for myself. I met Heather Willis, the accessibility co-ordinator […]

by Richa Syal· · Opinion, students, Voices
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Feminism in theatre

There is now an all-womyn theatre company in Toronto. HERstory Counts is a theatre company that produces plays, which are written and performed by diverse female-identified womyn. Female-identified means any person who identifies themselves as a womyn. Why it’s important Jennifer Neales, the founder of HERstory Counts says, this company is not only important, it’s necessary. “HERstory Counts became the necessary […]

Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

Students from Ryerson University, Seneca College and the University of Toronto have come together to build an environmentally sustainable condominium. The team is called ECOstudios. The condo is called the solarBLOCK and is designed for urban living. It works by drawing energy from the city’s energy grid but on a yearly basis it will give just as much energy back, […]

Tibet weeks sand mandala: a closer look

Tibet weeks sand mandala: a closer look

Ryersonian’s Catherine Machado takes a closer look at the meaning behind the mandala. The sand mandala was featured in the SLC for Ryerson’s first Tibet Week created by Students for a Free Tibet.    For more on Ryerson’s first Tibet Week, take a look at Bringing Tibetan culture to Ryerson by Esther Lee.

(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Things to do this weekend (Nov. 18-20)

It’s been a long week at school, so you should go out and enjoy yourself. It’s just over a month away from Christmas and that means this is the weekend the city kicks off some holiday events. 1. The Distillery Christmas Market Here are 5 reasons why you should visit the @TOXmasMkt this holiday season https://t.co/8VfV0khYeY pic.twitter.com/hwauCWvCDc — Live2UToronto (@live2utoronto) November […]

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RSU hopes to ban pro-life protesters from Gould St.

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has had enough of the pro-life demonstrators who have been protesting on Gould Street throughout the fall semester. Now, they are looking for a way to permanently evict them. For several weeks, an anti-abortion group has been returning to Ryerson’s campus with large banners and posters showing graphic images of abortions. But the Ryerson community […]

by Megan Stephens· · News, On Campus, Politics, students
A Tibetan monk carefully places sand granules onto the mandala using a traditional tool called chak-pur. (Esther Lee)

Bringing Tibetan culture to Ryerson

Ryerson’s first ever Tibet Week is taking place on the ground floor of the Student Learning Centre until Friday, Nov. 18. The event is being held by Students for A Free Tibet Ryerson, a political student group that seeks to raise awareness about Tibetan culture, tradition and history, as well as about the current political situation in Tibet. “We’re trying […]

by Esther Lee· · In pictures, News, On Campus, Photography, students
(Courtesy Sacha Chua via Flickr, edited)

A post-election guide to self-care

The past week has left many of us feeling like we’ve reached the end of the world. Election night and the days following saw many teary eyes, puffy faces and migraines. We have entered a state of “schockstarre,” which is the German word for a feeling of paralyzing shock. A feeling of helplessness has swept over North America like a bad […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion, Politics, students
Volunteers at the Ryerson Good Food Centre: Zennia Seneres, Renee Labrido and Evan Tang. (Samraweet Yohannes)

Students still struggling to fill their plates

Ryerson students are still stuck choosing between tuition and groceries, according to the Good Food Centre, which saw over 150 new members this year. On Thursday, the centre, which used to be known as the Community Food Room, released its annual hunger report for the 2014-15 school year. Increase in members and visits This year it found an increase in the number […]

Food insecurity on campus and mental health

Food insecurity on campus and mental health

Reporter Alex Tsui takes a look at food insecurity at post-secondary schools and its link to mental health. 

(Courtesy Ryerson Science Society Facebook)

Remembering Najdana Andjelkovic

The life of third-year financial mathematics student Najdana Andjelkovic will be honoured this week on campus. Andjelkovic died in a car crash in the early hours of Oct. 31. She was heading eastbound on the Gardiner Expressway east of Parkside Drive when she hit two concrete blocks and a guard rail. She was only 25-years-old. While at Ryerson, Andjelkovic was […]

RU Aware logo from their website.

RU Aware extends campaign to leave CFS

The campaign targeting the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is gaining momentum after its first week on campus. A group of students called RU Aware talked to students around campus in hopes of generating discussion around Ryerson’s relationship with the CFS. The team spent Monday and Tuesday last week educating students on Ryerson’s relationship with the federation. After the two […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, On Campus, students
(Courtesy Yell Rebel website)

A theatre company full of Ryerson grads

A Ryerson grad has started her own theatre company with the help of her former classmates. Yell Rebel theatre company began as 2012 Ryerson theatre grad Eva Barrie’s idea, but required more than one person to become a reality—so Barrie pitched her idea to Noah Spitzer, who attended the theatre program with her. “Noah and I worked on shows [together] […]

(Courtesy Amanda Gilmore)

How my study abroad brought me loneliness and love

When I found out that I was going to London for my study abroad, I felt a mix of excitement and anxiety. London was a place I wanted to visit for as long as I could remember. It wasn’t because of the pub life or accents, but because my family is from the United Kingdom. I was thrilled that I […]

by Amanda Gilmore· · Off Campus, Opinion, students, Travel, Voices
(Courtesy Ryerson Science Society Facebook)

Ryerson student died in car crash

Toronto police continue to investigate the fatal car crash involving a Ryerson student. 25-year-old Najdana Andjelkovic died early Monday morning. She was a third-year financial mathematics student and also the vice-president of the Ryerson Science Society. Outside of school, Andjelkovic worked as a math tutor. The single-vehicle crash happened just before 3 a.m. Monday on the eastbound Gardiner Expressway east […]

by Amanda Gilmore· · News, Off Campus, students, Top stories
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Things to do this weekend (Nov. 4-6)

Winter is almost here, so why not go out and enjoy the spring-like temperatures while they last? 1. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair We're #proud to sponsor the #GiantVegetable competition the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 2016! https://t.co/mZ3ooYN7YA @THERAWF #RAWF16 pic.twitter.com/LoLDWXWSTy — St. Lawrence Market (@StLawrenceMkt) November 1, 2016 Spend time with some farm animals this weekend at The 94th Royal […]

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Film Fridays: Moonlight review

The Toronto International Film Festival’s 2016 indie-hit is now ready to have its big weekend release. Moonlight follows an African-American male, named Chiron, from his childhood to adulthood. It takes place in three acts. The first when he’s a child, the second as a teenager, and the third as the man he’s become. As a child living in a poor […]

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Get spooky and spirited: Halloween films featuring previous Ryerson students

Halloween is only a couple of days away, which means everyone is looking for a scary movie to get them in the spirit. For students, heading to the cinema is costly. So why not cozy up with your computer and watch a former Ryerson student act in a horror film? It will make you scared, save you money and see […]

Elm street condo development angers residents

Elm street condo development angers residents

A proposed 80-storey Elm Street condo has some students and Toronto residents furious. Earlier this year, 8 Elm Park Properties Inc., represented by the Goldberg Group, submitted an application for the development of what would be one of the tallest buildings on the Toronto skyline at 8 Elm St., across the street from the Student Learning Centre (SLC). Eli Aaron […]

by Shaian Martin· · News, Off Campus, students