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Jessica Quan Ly, the founder of JQL Music & Arts in her studio

Music to her ears: turning passion into business

The melodic noise from her grand piano echoes through the studio as her fingers dance across the keyboard. She keeps her eyes focused, steady on the music. As she hits her final note, she looks up with a smile.  It’s the end of another tune for musical marvel, Jessica Ly. Ly, who is in her 20s, began practicing music as […]

by Kemeisha McDonald· · Features, News, Performance Arts
Ryerson’s MBA program ranked 10th best in Canada

Ryerson’s MBA program ranked 10th best in Canada

Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) MBA program has been ranked in the top 10 in the country – based on reputation – by Canadian Business. The magazine ranked Ryerson’s program in 10th place overall. The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto took first place. “I’m tremendously excited,” said Chris MacDonald, interim director of TRSM’s MBA program. […]

by Kayla Kuefler· · Business, education, News, On Campus
DMZ launches advisory council for startups

DMZ launches advisory council for startups

A new advisory council will mentor Canadian companies at Ryerson’s DMZ. “This board has some of the greatest minds of the country — business leaders that can really help propel our startups to the next level,” said DMZ executive director Abdullah Snobar. The 20-member council was announced Wednesday at the DMZ and includes businesspeople like Anthony Lacavera, the CEO of […]

by Robyn Fiorda· · Business, DMZ
The DMZ is one of the 11 zones at Ryerson. (Shaian Martin)

Can female entrepreneurs build it? Yes they can

More Ontario women are becoming entrepreneurs, according to a study released last week, but experts say they still face more difficulty getting investors than men do. The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Ontario report conducted by Ryerson University, the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Centre for Innovation Studies was released last week. It  found that 13.8 per cent […]

by Robyn Fiorda· · Business, DMZ, entrepreneurship
Daniel Christian Tang uses 3D printing to create intricate jewelry. The pieces are created using architectural modelling software with 3D digital manufacturing technology.  (Robyn Fiorda)

PHOTOS: Top fashion startups at the Joe Fresh Centre

The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation opened its doors last Thursday to showcase some of its home-grown companies. The companies included a 3D jewelry line and an app that helps you track down clothes from your favourite TV shows. The event was part of this year’s Startup Open House Toronto, a networking event to showcase some of the city’s […]

by Robyn Fiorda· · Business, Fashion, News
Attendees at the Biomedical Zone got to try a virtual surgery simulator. (Robyn Fiorda)

Ryerson students get virtual reality experience

Ryerson students stepped out of their reality and onto the virtual rooftop of a Toronto highrise building, with the help of a new virtual reality app. Video journalist Marie-Espérance Cerda paired up with the Transmedia Zone to create a 360-degree virtual reality app. “VR is bringing in all of these realms of possibilities and it’s pushing us to explore beyond […]

by Robyn Fiorda· · Business
Akindi App, Photo by Kevin Siazon

In brief: Akindi launches new grading app for professors

By Robyn Fiorda & Shaian Martin DMZ-based startup Akindi partnered with Toronto company Tiny Hearts this summer to launch a mobile app that gives professors an easier way to grade exams. The app is an extension of Akindi’s Scantron-alternative system. “It helps instructors not only access their grades on their phone, but they can actually generate the bubble sheets from […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Business, DMZ, entrepreneurship, News
Dr. Robert Clapperton, professor at Ryerson's Professional Communications Department at his desk in the Rogers Communication Centre in Toronto, Canada on January 26, 2016 (Aidan Cox/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson professor promotes social activism through gaming

Robert Clapperton, professional communications professor, created the Global Social Innovation Game (GSIG), a digital simulator that will challenge Grade 11 and 12 students to come up with sustainable business plans that address social problems.

Entrepreneurship in action: Ryerson students making an impact

Entrepreneurship in action: Ryerson students making an impact

As many of us breathe a sigh of relief after being done with midterm season, nine students around campus are scrambling to get back into the routine of just going to class.

by Ban Ibrahim· · Arts & Life, entrepreneurship
Starting Up: Agile Capital

Starting Up: Agile Capital

Starting Up is an audio series featuring young and promising entrepreneurs on campus.     Listen to business reporters, A.A. Ali and Veronica Silva Cusi, as they talk to some of these entrepreneurs. In our first episode we speak with Agile Capital co-founders, André Wills and Kyle Boyko. Written and produced by Veronica Silva Cusi and A.A. Ali.

10 Dundas East . (Veronica Silva Cusi / Ryersonian Staff)

Ted Rogers School’s Social Media Lab finds new home

After a year of planning, the Social Media Lab at the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) has officially opened its new home. The interdisciplinary research lab is now housed at 10 Dundas East, the hub of digital media research and innovation on campus. The official launch of the lab was held Tuesday night with key university officials on hand.

by Veronica Cusi· · Business, News, On Campus, Videos
RyersonianTV: iPhone release, Pope in NYC and more

RyersonianTV: iPhone release, Pope in NYC and more

The RyersonianTV newscast is produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
Backflip is a photo crowdsourcing app currently available in the iOS platform. (Veronica Silva Cusi/ Ryersonian Staff)

New startups join DMZ

This version corrects the description of Levin’s former job in paragraph 10 and the name of the DMZ in paragraph 2. Ryerson’s business incubator has welcomed two new startups along with the new school year. Backflip and SteadfastBeta are the latest startups to join the DMZ, formerly known as the Digital Media Zone, an organization for new companies looking to […]

by Veronica Cusi· · Business, News
Ryerson student’s new app wants to sell you an electric car

Ryerson student’s new app wants to sell you an electric car

A Ryerson student is hoping to convince people to drive electric cars by aiming for the place they care about most: their wallets. Fifth-year marketing and entrepreneurship major Ilya Zatolokin has created a web application that shows users how much money drivers can save with an electric car. The app, Drive EV, allows users to compare the costs of their […]

by James Griffin· · News, On Campus
Elli_Voutsinas (right) Ali Fattahi (right)  (Sonia El Boury / Ryersonian Staff)

Students pitch their businesses at annual GCM expo

Ellie Voutsinas hands out digital prints of stickers, business cards, flyers and cupcakes with digital printed logos of ‘Pastels & Promenade’ logo to passers-bys. Along with group members Ali Fattahi, Tak Po Chu, Deborah Lewis and Harleen Sign, she created Pastels & Promenade, a business prints on food items with a special inkjet printer. Her booth was set up alongside […]

by Sonia El Boury· · Business, News
Barry Avrich and a fan.(courtesy of Avrich's Facebook page)

Barry Avrich: Don’t blend in

Things have changed a lot at Ryerson since Barry Avrich was a student. Back then, he says, the school wasn’t a university yet, and he was about 100 pounds heavier. But the advice his father gave him all those years ago is something he still preaches to students today: Don’t blend in. Avrich joined Ryerson students at the Law, Business, […]

by Monique Phillips· · Business
(Courtesy Jason Howie, Flickr)

Mass Exodus goes digital with new e-commerce app

For the first time ever, Ryerson’s student-run fashion show, Mass Exodus, will be offering an e-commerce platform through its app where attendees can purchase clothing, accessories and books produced by the fourth-year fashion design and fashion communication students. Robert Ott, chair of the school of fashion, said the idea stemmed from previous years when students’ designs were not for sale […]

by Sharnelle Kan· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Media
Target annouced that it will be leaving Canada. (Kyanna Vassell/The Ryersonian)

Five ways Target messed up

Target’s distinctive red and white bulls-eye logo is making its way out of Canada– and few were really surprised. The U.S. department store chain announced last week that it will close all 133 of its Canadian stores. The retailer has struggled since it first opened its doors to Canadians in March 2013. Official estimates suggest the company has lost about $2 billion since […]

by Kyanna Vassell· · News, Off Campus

Interview with Gizelle Lao: TEDxRyersonU Speaker

Gizelle Lao is the winner of the TedX RyersonU Speaker Auditions. She’ll be speaking at the official event tomorrow at the fifth annual TedX Ryerson event.

by Alisha Sawhney· · News, Videos
Early childhood education student runs online store, The Gift of Glamour

Early childhood education student runs online store, The Gift of Glamour

Sofia Beg is a 21-year-old student in Ryerson’s early childhood education program. While her friends have midterms on their minds, she’s thinking about how she can make her customers happy. Whenever Beg gets a break in the middle of class, she frantically refreshes her email to check the Instagram page of her business for updates. When she has a couple […]

Ted Rogers Management Conference looks for bright ideas

Alex Kolodkin talks with a group of Ryerson University students about his startup, SetScouter, during the Toronto Startup Open House on Oct. 30.  - Courtesy Alexis Allison, Ryersonian

Thriving ecosystem of Toronto startups on display at Startup Open House

… Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting for Business solution.Startup Open House TorontoThe first Startup Open House in Toronto took place throughout downtown on Oct. 30 from 4-7 p.m. Over 100 companies participated and over 2,300 people signed up for the event.Visitors to the Shopify office gather around a tour guide to ask questions and learn more about the company.Visitors to […]

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TRSM expands co-op program

Students in the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) will be mixing the workforce with the classroom in the next three years. By 2017, TRSM will be offering co-op placements for all five of its full-time undergraduate programs. The school of accounting and finance and the school of hospitality and tourism both launched their co-op programs in September and are […]

by Jessica Lepore· · News, On Campus
From Ray Rice to sweat shops, ethics expert weighs in on recent controversies

From Ray Rice to sweat shops, ethics expert weighs in on recent controversies

Ryerson University Prof. Chris MacDonald is one of the world’s leading business ethics bloggers. His site,, features more than 1,100 posts on stories such as the domestic abuse scandal of professional footballer Ray Rice, religion in corporate culture and Facebook’s (ever looming) privacy control controversies. His commentary fuses philosophical and business perspectives when analyzing current events. MacDonald’s writing has […]

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment CEO Tim Leiweke speaks Thursday at an event organized by Ryerson's MBA program. A Ryersonian reporter was denied access at the door.  (Ryerson MBA/Twitter)

MLSE says it is not responsible for barring ‘The Ryersonian’ from talk featuring its CEO

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) said it is not responsible for barring a Ryersonian reporter from an event in which its CEO was speaking. Spokesman Dave Haggith said over the phone on Friday the organization does not handle attendance as the event the previous day was hosted by Ryerson’s MBA program. A Ryersonian reporter was turned away at the door that afternoon at […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Business, News, On Campus, Top stories
Students are turning to the Internet for advice on how to fill their wallets. (Matt Oxman/ The Ryersonian)

Millennials turn to the internet for financial advice

When it comes to financial planning, there’s no shortage of advice. But the endless amount of expertise and jargon can often be overwhelming for those looking to improve their money smarts. In a 2013 survey conducted among millennials, fewer than a third said they turned to blogs and social media for investment advice. Almost two thirds said that general websites,  such […]

Ryerson grad Debora Rubin shows off Ping Pong Story at her company's Ryerson DMZ headquarters. (Emma Childs/Ryersonian staff)

Ryerson DMZ: Ping Pong Story

On a planet far away, cavemen wander through Egyptian pyramids. Astronauts explore the Sahara desert and princesses fly through space. All this and more is possible in the world of Ping Pong Story, a website created to develop the imaginations of children while promoting literacy at an early age. Ryerson graduate, Debora Rubin is the founder of this online portal. […]

by Emma Childs· · Features, Top stories
David Collenette, appointed as distinguished visiting scholar. (Courtesy Ryerson University)

Former minister of transportation Ryerson’s newest distinguished visiting fellow

David Collenette has been appointed distinguished visiting fellow at the Chang School of Continuing Education and the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science at Ryerson. Over a one-year term, Collenette will share his expertise as a former senior business adviser and a member of Parliament. Marie Bountrogianni, the interim dean of the Chang School, says she supports the provost’s appointment […]

by Christina Ciddio· · Business, News, On Campus, Top stories
Yogagurl founder Alex Leikermoser. (May Warren/Ryersonian Staff)

Finding balance in business

Sitting in the lotus position on a green yoga mat, dressed in tights and a bright purple sweater, Alex Leikermoser doesn’t look like a stereotypical business maven. But this Ryerson grad is quick to dispel the myth that entrepreneurs need to fit the profile of a suit-clad number cruncher, falling asleep in front of the computer. “It’s really about finding […]

by May Warren· · Arts & Life, Fashion
BlackBerry and the Innovator’s Dilemma

BlackBerry and the Innovator’s Dilemma

Only a couple years ago it would have been unthinkable for Canada’s largest telecom company not to collaborate with the biggest name in Canadian mobile tech on the release of a flagship product. But that happened yesterday when Rogers announced that it will not stock BlackBerry’s newest phone, the Z30. Even in hindsight, it can be difficult to understand how […]

by Mitchell Cohen· · Editorial Cartoon, Opinion
Members of Enactus Ryerson took a trip to Dago, Kenya in March of last year to teach financial literacy.

Ryerson business club to compete in Cancun

A Ryerson team believes bees and better financial literacy can help change the world, and they’ll test their theories at the Enactus World Cup in Cancun next week. Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together students and businesses to improve quality of life through entrepreneurship. Its board of directors boasts bosses from big name companies including Walmart, Unilever, […]

by Brian Boudreau· · Business, News, On Campus
Women remain underrepresented in leadership and management roles. (Emma Jarratt / Ryersonian Staff)

A crisis in confidence?

Jocelyn Edmison knows the business world is a bit of a boys’ club. “They’re all friends of friends of friends, who all worked their way up together,” the president of the Ryerson Women in Leadership Association (WiLA) and Ryerson MBA student said of many male-dominated corporate boards. “We’re still not at that point where enough females are up there to […]

by Lauren S. Murphy· · Business, Features
VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

VIDEO: What’s in the paper tomorrow?

Hosts: Rebecca Mildon and Sarah-Joyce Battersby Producer: Joshua McLean

Why aren’t there more women in business?

Why aren’t there more women in business?

by Stephanie Chan· · Business, Features, Videos
VIDEO: SheEO preps female entrepreneurs to take on the business world

VIDEO: SheEO preps female entrepreneurs to take on the business world

Host: Lauren Murphy Producers: Joshua McLean and Stephanie Chan