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Ryerson grad Michael Tasevski is running for mayor. He decided to run in January and officially announced his candidacy on Feb. 24.

Recent Ryerson grad runs for mayor

Mike Tasevski couldn’t get a job in his field after university, so he decided to run for mayor. The 23-year old Ryerson politics and governance graduate made the decision to enter the upcoming elections after a hockey game with his high school buddies. Tasevski, who graduated in 2013, decided to run in January and officially announced his candidacy on Feb. 24. When he […]

by Bethany Van Lingen· · News, Off Campus, students
Mo Waja developed PictureWords to help students develop public speaking skills. (Courtesy Harpreet Sandhu)

Ryerson student heads public speaking program

Fear is usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think about public speaking, but one Ryerson business management student is trying to change that. Fifth-year business law student Mo Waja has developed a four-week presentation coaching program, PictureWords, to combat those anxieties. “Public speaking is among one of the biggest fears, even sometimes above death,” Waja says. […]

by Sam Sim· · News, On Campus, students
Ryerson hosted its first ever "SciCafé" at Oakham House on Thursday to shine light on the misconceptions, science and business of vaccines. (Courtesy the Office of Science Outreach and Enrichment)

Ryerson hosts its first ever ‘SciCafé’ event

Ryerson University hosted its first ever science café at Oakham House on Thursday to shine light on the misconceptions, science and business of vaccines. The “SciCafé” event, planned by the office of science outreach and enrichment, held a three-person panel to discuss the vaccine industry. The SciCafé aims to encourage engagement with science and make people aware about issues in […]

by Maria Siassina· · Health, News, On Campus, students
The winners from this year's Viola Desmond awards. Left to right: Omnia Abdorbo, Nicole Neverson, Marwa Ahmed, Keitha Prospere, Anisa Hassan and Hoda Abdel-Gaber. (Erica Huculak/The Ryersonian)

Ryerson women honoured at Viola Desmond awards

Five females were honoured Monday night, at Ryerson’s sixth annual Viola Desmond Day Awards ceremony. Viola Desmond was an African-Canadian, who in 1946 was prosecuted for sitting in a whites-only section of a movie theatre. Every year, Ryerson celebrates her legacy by awarding black females of the community for their continuing efforts in shaping black history. Each award is named […]

by Erica Huculak· · News, On Campus, students
The University of Ottawa (Wikimedia Commons/ Rob CA)

Two serious sexual harassment allegations hit uOttawa this week

Two stories surrounding sexual harassment have surfaced at the University of Ottawa this week. For the first time in the university’s history, the school’s hockey team has been suspended amid allegations that some members assaulted a young woman in Thunder Bay last month. Police are currently investigating the case. According to CBC News sources, the incident occurred on the weekend of […]

by jsmohame· · News, Off Campus, students
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