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Q-and-A with film director Min Sook Lee

Q-and-A with film director Min Sook Lee

#TheBreakdown: March 3, 2014

#TheBreakdown: March 3, 2014

by Christina Dun· · News, Uncategorized, Videos
Keitha Prospere

Meet the Viola Desmond Day honourees

This year’s Viola Desmond Day honourees have been announced. Every year, the Black History Awareness Committee (BHAC) celebrates females who help support, promote and shape black history in Canada. This year’s ceremony will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. in POD 250. Viola Desmond was an African-Canadian who was arrested in 1946 after refusing to sit in an all-black section of […]

by Erica Huculak· · News, On Campus, Uncategorized
Jayana Khan, an activist and kickboxer, speaks at the fourth annual Queering Black History Month event on Feb. 28.

Canada should offer gay Ugandans asylum: Queering Black History panellists

Speakers at the Queering Black History Month event on Feb. 28 deplored Uganda’s recent homophobic laws — with some saying Canada should offer asylum to those affected. On Feb. 24, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a bill that sets life imprisonment as the maximum penalty for gay sex. The day after, a local newspaper published the names of the “top […]

by Ethan Lou· · News, On Campus, Uncategorized
Ryerson's Journalism students reigned supreme at this year's RTA vs. Journalism Karaoke Competition.

Song Showdown! RTA vs. Journalism karaoke competition a sonic success

By Anda Zeng Live blog by Zeng, Akemi Liyanage and Abby Chan Ryerson University journalism students emerged victorious at this year’s RTA vs. Journalism Karaoke Competition. The prizes of the evening: a 50-inch flat-screen television, a golden microphone trophy and program-wide bragging rights. The event took place on Feb. 27 at Ryerson’s campus pub, the Ram in the Rye. Journalism […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Uncategorized
Ford on Bill Blair: “If he’s going to arrest me, arrest me.”

Ford on Bill Blair: “If he’s going to arrest me, arrest me.”

  Rob Ford told reporters that he won’t apologize to Chief Bill Blair after calling him a “c—sucker” in a video rant of the mayor speaking Jamaican patois. He wants Chief Bill Blair to say sorry to the taxpayers instead. “How much money did it cost the taxpayers for surveillance on me and the planes that he had to rent?” […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Uncategorized
Olivia Chow most popular choice for mayor among students

Olivia Chow most popular choice for mayor among students

[View the story “Rob Ford, unpopular choice among Ryerson students” on Storify]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Uncategorized
Ryerson student documents experiences of the transgender community

Ryerson student documents experiences of the transgender community

Markus Harwood-Jones, 22, proudly wears his heart on his sleeve. He emanates confidence donning a sweater with words from anti-apartheid social activist Desmond Tutu: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” The quote is fitting for the Ryerson University sociology major who is creating a documentary about transgender experiences in Canada […]

by Christina Ciddio· · Features, Uncategorized
Robyn Doolittle shares her experience covering the Ford saga

Robyn Doolittle shares her experience covering the Ford saga

The lead reporter on the Rob Ford story, Robyn Doolittle, returned to her alma mater Ryerson Feb. 13 to talk to journalism students. Doolittle, now a Toronto Star reporter well-known for her coverage of the Ford family, shared the story behind the story on the city’s mayor and answered a few questions. One of three reporters to view the video […]

by Leena Latafat· · Live Blog, News, On Campus, Uncategorized
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty at the 2013 budget announcement. (Courtesy Jane Lytvynenko / Canadian University Press)

Federal budget focuses on students and training

By Jane Lytvynenko – Canadian University Press In a bid to foster job creation, the Conservative budget, presented on Feb. 11, took a student and training focus. Aiming to ease debt loads and address a “skills mismatch,” the Economic Action Plan introduced new programs and changes in funding to existing government initiatives like apprenticeships, internships and research funding. “Creating jobs […]

Film rights sold for Ryerson grad’s book about Rob Ford

Film rights sold for Ryerson grad’s book about Rob Ford

Ryerson graduate Robyn Doolittle has just sold the film and television rights of her newly published book Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story to Blue Ice Pictures, a Toronto-based production company. Doolittle’s Crazy Town has been on the market for only one week. The book tracks Rob Ford’s rise to mayor and subsequent scandals from Doolittle’s perspective as a reporter for […]

Interactive Map: Where do security threats happen on campus?

Interactive Map: Where do security threats happen on campus?

These maps show the approximate locations of high-profile incidents on campus, which the Ryerson community is alerted through security watch emails. Security does not provide locations for some incidents, and therefore these have been omitted from the maps. The pins map the approximate location of about 60 incidents since September 2012. Click over the months to view a month-by-month view […]

by Jason St. Jacques· · News, On Campus, Uncategorized

by Lindsay Smith· · Uncategorized
The RSU's budget is located upstairs in the Student Centre, and can be seen by appointment. (Leena Latafat/Ryersonian Staff)

RSU budget tough to track down

The Ryerson Students’ Union budget is kept in a secluded area in the Student Centre. It’s located on the third floor of the building, in a tiny room with bright lights and nothing but a round table. The budget could easily be mistaken for any other document — less than 20 pages in length, it is stapled neatly and without […]

by Leena Latafat· · News, On Campus, Uncategorized
Seamus O'Reagan, who will mentor students at Ryerson's DMZ and RTA school of media. (Courtesy

Seamus O’Regan to mentor DMZ and RTA students

Canadian journalist Seamus O’Regan has joined Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone and the Radio and Television Arts School of Media as a visiting innovator. O’Regan will mentor RTA media graduate students and DMZ entrepreneurs and help promote their stories as a Ryerson ambassador off-campus. “Students will benefit not only from Seamus’ distinguished academic background in media studies but also from his experience and expertise […]

Scarce competition for RSU executive positions

Scarce competition for RSU executive positions

Competition is scarce in the Ryerson Students’ Union general election this year. Unite Ryerson is the only slate running, with a member campaigning in each of the five executive categories. The positions for four vice-presidents are uncontested and based on “yes” or “no” votes. The major competition for the slate lies in the presidential position. Rajean Hoilett, a third-year social […]

by Jayna Rana· · News, On Campus, Uncategorized
New mental health support group to launch on campus

New mental health support group to launch on campus

When she couldn’t find a support group for students dealing with mental illness, Liz Wood decided to develop her own. Wood, a third-year Ryerson student, founded Students for Mental Awareness, Support, and Health (SMASH), which will start meeting this semester, to get students talking with one another about their mental health in an open and non-judgmental environment. “I think that […]

by Jayna Rana· · Health, News, On Campus, Uncategorized
Student volunteers at Pan Am Games get OSAP break

Student volunteers at Pan Am Games get OSAP break

Students are finally getting a break, an OSAP break that is. Ontario post-secondary students who volunteer in the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games should expect to put in full-time hours in exchange for getting special consideration when it comes to their OSAP loans. “It’s going to be a great one-time experience for this generation,” said Training, Colleges and […]

by Tanya Cruz· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Uncategorized
Sheldon Levy announced his plans to retire as Ryerson's president Decemeber 2013.(Ryersonian file photo)

Ryerson creates committee to search for Sheldon Levy replacement

The search for Ryerson’s next president and vice-chancellor is underway. On Tuesday, Senate named the first four members of the committee that will be tasked with choosing President Sheldon Levy’s replacement. On the committee are Mohamed Lachemi, provost and vice president academic, Usha George, dean of the faculty of community services, Nancy Walton, associate professor in the school of nursing, and […]

Editorial Cartoon: November 27, 2013

Editorial Cartoon: November 27, 2013

This cartoon was first published in The Ryersonian, a weekly newspaper produced by the Ryerson School of Journalism, on November 27, 2013.

Editorial Cartoon: November 13, 2013

Editorial Cartoon: November 13, 2013

This editorial cartoon was first published in The Ryersonian, a weekly newspaper produced by the Ryerson School of Journalism, on November 13, 2013.

Remembering the veteran in my life

Remembering the veteran in my life

Every year Canadians go through the motions of Remembrance Day — wear the poppy, stand for two minutes of silence, and for some, attend ceremonies, reciting a rendition of In Flanders Fields in their heads. More important than the ceremonies are the people they are about and the sacrifices they made for our freedom. I think we know this. But […]

by Carly Thomas· · Opinion, Uncategorized, Voices
Is Ryerson’s student-athlete code of conduct too strict?

Is Ryerson’s student-athlete code of conduct too strict?

Last week, The Ryersonian broke the news that the Ryerson men’s hockey team was dealt a one week suspension. Why the harsh suspension? The team was penalized for doing something that many other Ryerson students did that weekend: drink. On the weekend of Oct. 18 during a pre-season trip to New Jersey to play the Princeton Tigers, team members admitted […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion, Uncategorized
Beards and Brews: Bellwoods Brewery

Beards and Brews: Bellwoods Brewery

November 8th is International Stout Day. It’s a day to celebrate all things dark and delicious in beer. One local microbrewery in the city has been pumping out some seriously fantastic stouts in the past few months. Named one of the top three new breweries in the world in 2012, Bellwoods Brewery is changing the way Torontonians look at beer. […]

by Dillon Rahkola· · Arts & Life, Food, Uncategorized
A dejected Jacob O'Connor (centre) following the Rams 3-2 loss to Laval in CIS quarter-finals. (Arman Aghbali/Ryersonian Staff)

Rams run out of magic, lose to Laval in CIS quarter-final

FREDERICTON, N.B. – Ryerson was eliminated from contention for the CIS national soccer tournament championship after a 3-2 loss to Laval at the BMO Centre on Thursday. Torrential rain poured throughout this Canadian Interuniversity Sports quarter-final match between the Rams and the Rouge et Or. When it had stopped after 90 minutes, some tears flowed for the team, which saw […]

Editorial Cartoon: November 6, 2013

Editorial Cartoon: November 6, 2013

Tyler MacKinnon expects his OSAP loans will be delayed each year. (Hayley Brauer / Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson collections unaware of OSAP tardiness; students charged extra fees

  Ryerson credit and collections services has been charging students late fees, apparently unaware that OSAP funding was late to arrive. “We weren’t even aware that there was any tardiness in the remittance of OSAP to our students,” said Ryerson’s credit and collections services manager Doug Furchner in an email. Gyula Kovacs, the senior media relations and issues coordinator for the […]

Beards and Brews: IPAs in Cans

Beards and Brews: IPAs in Cans

Cans are making a comeback in the beer industry and they’re no longer reserved for the cheap stuff. Craft beer companies in Canada are turning to cans as their vessel of choice when it comes to packaging their world class beer. Unfortunately in the past, canned beer has been pinned with the misconception that the beer inside is of poor […]

by Dillon Rahkola· · Arts & Life, Food, Uncategorized

The Ryersonian Ghost Pepper Challenge

by Nicholas Carafa· · RyersonianTV, Uncategorized
Ryerson history repeats

Ryerson history repeats

Now in its 60th year, the Ryerson School of Journalism has been helping students churn out issues of The Ryersonian for six decades. To celebrate this accomplishment, we take a look at how campus life has progressed – or remained eerily similar – over the years. And although a lot has changed at Ryerson since 1953, the quirky headlines from past issues of […]

A ride you’d rather not have

They rented a bus, but they could have rented a bike. Ryerson offered students a free bus ride to the Rams men’s and women’s soccer games at Monarch Park Stadium on Sunday. A grand total of one student was on board. Former Ryerson men’s soccer player Mikhail Farquharson, who was the student on the bus, said he is not surprised […]

by Nicole Servinis· · Soccer, Sports, Uncategorized
Winston Chow: Ryerson’s main camera guy

Winston Chow: Ryerson’s main camera guy

Behind the lens but on the front lines of the action, Ryerson student Winston Chow knows how to snap sports shots better than most on campus. But Chow, now a seasoned photographer, didn’t end up behind the camera on purpose. “It was an accident, a serious accident,” says Chow, who was first handed a camera during his 2008 frosh week. […]

by Hayley Morrison· · Sports, Uncategorized
IN SPORTS THIS WEEK

IN SPORTS THIS WEEK

Baseball (M) Thurs. Sept. 26. Rams vs. Toronto, Talbot Park, 7 p.m. Sat. Sept. 28. Rams vs. Western, Talbot Park, 1 p.m. Sat. Sept. 28. Rams vs. Western, Talbot Park, 4 p.m. Sun. Sept. 29. Rams vs. Guelph, Talbot Park, 1 p.m. Sun. Sept. 29. Rams vs. Guelph, Talbot Park, 4 p.m. Basketball (M) Sun. Sept. 29. Rams Alumni Game, […]

IN SPORTS THIS WEEK

IN SPORTS THIS WEEK

Baseball (M) Sat. Sept. 21, Rams vs. Queen’s, Megaffin Park (Kingston), 1 p,m.and 4 p.m. Hockey (M) Sat. Sept. 21, Rams vs. UOIT at Campus Ice Centre, 7:30 p.m. Hockey (W) Fri. Sept. 20, Rams vs. Uni of Massachusetts, MAC, 7:30 p.m. Sat. Sept. 21, Rams vs. NAIT, MAC, 2:30 p.m. Sun. Sept. 22, Rams vs. Carleton, MAC, 2:30 p.m. […]

Ready, set, volley! Talking with the volleyball team

Ryerson Rams women's hockey team, 2013

Skating into the season with a new strategy

  Last year’s Ryerson Rams women’s hockey coach is heading to Sochi for the year, but her replacement, interim coach Pierre Alain, plans on bringing the Sochi style to her team while she’s away. Alain, a coach who brings 27 years of experience to the team along with a couple gold medals with Canada’s national women’s teams, is hoping to […]

by Hayley Morrison· · Hockey, Sports, Uncategorized
Access to U of T library renewed for one year

Access to U of T library renewed for one year

Ryerson University graduate students can breathe a sigh of relief as the about-to-expire borrowers agreement with University of Toronto libraries has been renewed for another year. Madeleine Lefebvre, Ryerson’s chief librarian, sent an email to graduate students in August explaining the service would no longer be available after the end of September. After a short stint in research limbo, the […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus, Uncategorized

VIDEO: An inside look at the Ryerson Women’s Hockey team

by Amanda Kline· · Hockey, Sports, Uncategorized

Letter from the editor: public sex always news

There are a number of hot-button subjects in the world that will provoke an adamant and immediate emotional reaction no matter how they are covered. Last week, The Ryersonian witnessed this first-hand by publishing an article that revealed a gay website promoting campus washrooms as places to meet up for public sex. Titled “Ryerson bathrooms are gay sex hot spots,” […]

by Sean Tepper· · Guest Opinion, Opinion, Uncategorized

Pulling the plug on print a personal stab

If a tree falls and no one’s around to hear it, does it make a sound? The same can be said for the state of print journalism in the age of a digital revolution. If nobody’s reading the paper, are the stories still news? The University of Windsor’s 85-year-old student newspaper, The Lance, has been ordered to immediately cease print […]

New York City gallery

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by Lindsay Smith· · Uncategorized
Tuition hikes, but free pizza

Tuition hikes, but free pizza

Exams, completing the university budget and the government were just some of the reasons why yesterday’s demonstration never really took off, despite the cause of the event which is worrisome to most students–rising tuition. Thursday’s Rally for Lower Tuition Fees, organized by Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU), which prompted two bicycle cops to do a ride-by, seemed more of a celebration […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Uncategorized