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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 […]

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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
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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. 

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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
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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
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Ryerson calls for indigenous education

Members of the Ryerson community want more indigenous content on campus. This is a major takeaway from the latest series of discussions hosted on campus as part of the university’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) report. “I have taken a course, called critical issues, that touched on indigenous peoples for about 10 minutes,” said Kyle Edwards, a […]

by Neha Karamchandani· · education, News, On Campus, students
(Kevin John Siazon)

Can comedy crush Islamophobia?

The irrational fear of Muslims, otherwise known as Islamophobia, might have a comedic cure. Becky Choma has spent years researching prejudice and discrimination. The Ryerson psychology professor recently turned her focus to the effects of fear on Islamophobia, given the rise of prejudice towards Muslims in the western world. Choma was awarded a grant for her latest project, which she […]

Members of Ryerson Theatre School's class of 2011. (Courtesy Jessica Way)

Dear RTS building: a love letter

To my dear theatre school building, For four years, 44 Gerrard St. was my sanctuary. Looking back now, it was the place where I grew into myself, where I fell in love with people and ideas, where barriers were torn down, bonds were built and pains led to rewards. Now that the time has come for the program to move […]

How should journalists approach inclusive pronouns?

How should journalists approach inclusive pronouns?

Journalists are still grappling with how to strike a balance between using inclusive pronouns and making sure readers understand them, according to Canadian Press editor Stephen Meurice. A panel on language representation in media was held by the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre at the Rogers Communications Centre on Friday, Sept. 30. Among the panelists were freelance journalist and queer media […]

by Oriena Vuong· · education, Media, News, On Campus, students
(Courtesy Karina Kheshvajian)

One student’s journey from Aleppo to Ryerson

When Karina Kheshvajian, 22, finally arrived in Toronto, a year after leaving war-torn Syria, she had one goal: to go to Ryerson University. When her Syrian-Armenian family fled Syria in 2014, Kheshvajian was just a year away from graduating with an economics degree from the University of Aleppo. It was difficult for her to abandon her studies, so when her […]

by Katerina Georgieva· · education, Features, students
Bikes are seen parked along trees, poles and railings around campus. (Kemeisha McDonald)

Rack ‘em up: Improved bike parking at Rye

Ryerson University Business Services (UBS) will outline a plan to improve bike parking on campus today. The Public Realm Plan will examine bike parking as a part of campus design, transportation and parking strategy. The plan will also focus on safety and accessibility “to better define and enhance our public spaces,” said UBS in an email. “We want to install […]

by Kemeisha McDonald· · News, On Campus, students
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RSU student groups can’t get a room

Every September, the Pakistani Students’ Association (PSA) holds a welcome dinner to kick off the school year. “That’s a tradition, it has to happen,” said Rabia Tanvir, PSA vice-president communications. But this year it didn’t happen — at least not in September. The PSA is not alone. Confusion with the Ryerson Students’ Union’s (RSU) new online room booking form has […]

by Kevin John Siazon· · News, On Campus, students
Students were most interested in talking about the university's exam policy at Ryerson's second town hall meeting. (Courtesy Alison Wood via Creative Commons)

Exam anxiety top concern for students at policy review

Students already had exams on the brain at Ryerson’s second town hall meeting on academic policy review last week. The session was one of two convened by the ad hoc Academic Policy Review Committee to discuss five academic policies ranging from graduate course management to examination policies. The second meeting was supposed to cover three policies: graduate course management, academic […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · education, On Campus, students
Oakham Café closed due to continued renovations. (Kevin John Siazon)

Oakham Café staff strapped for shifts

Oakham Café workers are feeling pinched for shifts after prolonged renovations. They  have been sharing shifts with the staff of the Ram in the Rye since the beginning of orientation week. “The Ram has absorbed the staff of the café, so it’s really over staffed,” said an Oakham House employee, who wished to remain anonymous. Oakham Café was scheduled to […]

by Olivia Chandler· · Food, jobs, News, On Campus, students
Posters at the Ryerson counselling centre . (Jayna Rana / Ryersonian Staff)

Depression, anxiety and suicide on the rise at Canadian universities

Depression, anxiety and suicide attempts are increasing among students at Ontario colleges and universities. The rising demand for mental health services is making it hard for campuses to keep up. The new mental health statistics were released today, in a report by the Ontario University College Health Association (OUCHA). The report analyzed responses from 25,000 students gathered this spring.   […]

by David Greenberg· · Health, News, students
A student with 17 doctor notes and other medical-policy woes

A student with 17 doctor notes and other medical-policy woes

Medical notes dominated the discussion at the first of two town hall meetings on Monday evening, which focused on academic policies that will be revised by the Academic Policy Review Committee (APRC). According to the current policy on academic consideration and appeals, a student must get their physician to fill out the Ryerson student medical certificate if they fail to submit […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · education, Health, News, On Campus, students
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TTC trains too hot to handle

During this summer’s ridiculous heat wave, you probably rode on a stuffy, non-air-conditioned TTC subway train at least once. For any Bloor-Danforth line commuter, there’s nothing worse than walking through a muggy, packed station, only to board a subway train with air so thick you can barely breathe. It’s the moment in your day when your mood takes an instant […]

by Oriena Vuong· · Opinion, students
Rising tuition has students climbing the walls

Rising tuition has students climbing the walls

Mount Debtverest was erected on Gould Street this week, drawing attention to the towering rise in tuition costs. Ryerson students were invited to climb the nearly 8-metre wall, given the moniker “Mount Debtverest,” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The wall represented the potential debt students take on by pursuing a post-secondary education — and the challenges they face […]

by Olivia Chandler· · News, On Campus, Politics, students, Top stories
Students rally to lower tuition fees at a Ryerson Students' Union Freeze the Fees events.  (Marija Petrovic, Ryersonian Staff)

More tuition, more problems

Ontario post-secondary students are still paying the highest tuition costs across Canada, according to a Statistics Canada report released last week. Full-time Ontario undergraduates are paying an average of $8,114 in tuition this year, according to the report. Fees in the province are up more than three per cent from the 2015-2016 academic year, and far exceed the national average […]

(Nike Theodorakidis and Josh Beneteau/Ryersonian Staff)

VIDEO: Ivan Joseph talks the future of Rams sports

By Chris Thomson, Nik Theodorakidis, Josh Beneteau and Deven Knill Another year of basketball, hockey and many more sports has come to a close at Ryerson. The Rams finished the year with five Final Four appearances, three OUA medals and two CIS medals, making 2015-16 one of the most successful in Ryerson athletics history. The Ryersonian’s Chris Thomson sat down […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Sports, students
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Ryerson gets thrifty at clothing swap

By Saheel Shah Despite the never-ending winter weather, spring has technically begun and some Ryerson students are purging their closets for a shopping spree that won’t cost them any money. Clothing Swap, an event hosted by the Environment Urban Sustainability Student Association (EUSSA), promotes environmental sustainability through repurposing clothes, but some students are taking advantage of the event for financial […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Fashion, students
Student exec Dan Petz and RSU vice-president equity, Rabia Idrees spoke to The Ryersonian  about the place of safe spaces on campus.

Safe spaces debate: where do they fit at Ryerson?

The Ryersonian sat down with the RSU’s vice-president equity, Rabia Idrees, and Dan Petz, a member of the Ryerson Marketing Association and staunch opponent of campus safe spaces, to talk about safe spaces and what they should look like on our campus.

by Dylan Bell· · News, On Campus, RyersonianTV, students
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Opinion: Intramural sports are good for the average student

I remember playing baseball when I was seven years old in my backyard in Keswick, Ont. I would create scenarios in my head — two outs, the bases loaded and the World Series was on the line. It was up to me to make the big pitch, and nothing excited me more. As a young, hopeful kid, I dreamed of […]

by Nicholas Raponi· · Opinion, Sports, students
What I Learned At Ryerson: First Impressions Really Are A Big Deal

What I Learned At Ryerson: First Impressions Really Are A Big Deal

The age-old saying “first impressions are everything” may not be true, but it definitely does have some merit to it. Throughout my four years at Ryerson, I’ve had to make numerous first impressions with new friends and professors and during job interviews. The most important first impression I had at Ryerson wasn’t actually one that I made, but rather the first […]