Post Tagged with: "Canada"

Silvia Maresca.  Photo credits: Robert Mackenzie.

6 exchange students discuss campus culture shock

With files from Robert Mackenzie. Students from all over the world come to Ryerson University to experience life and education on a Canadian campus. The Ryersonian sat down with six new exchange students to discuss their first week on campus. Anne-Lise Lambert Business and marketing, École Supérieure de Commerce de Rennes, Rennes, France “I came here because … Canadians are […]

by Kayla Kuefler· · News, Top stories
Justin Trudeau announced the federal budget on March 22, which promised significant funding increased for students and youth employment initiatives

Trudeau budget announces massive increase in tuition grant funding

  By Sidney O’Reilly The Canadian government has made a major pledge to Canadian students and youth — $1.53 billion over the next five years and $329 million each year thereafter in grants for students. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau followed through on many of his electoral promises to students in The Liberal government’s first budget was unveiled March 22.  Despite the deficit […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · education, Off Campus, Politics
(Jenn McNaughon/Ryersonian Staff)

O Canada should be more inclusive

The lyrics of the Canadian anthem exclude women and non-Christian citizens.

by Greg Hanna· · Editorial, Opinion, Politics
This is what a Canadian citizenship ceremony looks like

This is what a Canadian citizenship ceremony looks like

Ryerson University hosted its first ever citizenship ceremony on campus where thirty people were sworn in on Nov. 2, 2015.

by Ryersonian Staff· · RyersonianTV
How an artist remembers Canadian soldiers

How an artist remembers Canadian soldiers

Every year, this sidewalk artist paints for days in the cold to commemorate the soldiers that fought in the war. He’s been doing it for the past 10 years.

by Ryersonian Staff· · RyersonianTV
Editorial Cartoon: November 11, 2015

Editorial Cartoon: November 11, 2015

Justin Trudeau is going to use this as a reason for everything now.

by Robert Liwanag· · Editorial Cartoon, Opinion, Politics
RyersonianTV: November 5, 2015 – Justin Trudeau sworn in, Reignite Ryerson calls for lower tuition fees, H&M’s Balmain collection released

RyersonianTV: November 5, 2015 – Justin Trudeau sworn in, Reignite Ryerson calls for lower tuition fees, H&M’s Balmain collection released

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday, at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · RyersonianTV
A flu vaccine. (Courtesy Government of Alberta)

Ryerson: Students should get the flu shot, stay home if sick

With flu season approaching, Ryerson taking precautions to protect students and faculty

by Adetayo Bero· · Health, On Campus
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 38

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 38

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from and from the Canadian University Press.               This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap: Federal election updates from Social Media Lab’s PoliDashboard app. A new cafe is opening right around campus […]

by Alysia Burdi· · Audio, News, Podcasts
Ryerson student sets out across Canada to share ‘True North Tales’

Ryerson student sets out across Canada to share ‘True North Tales’

One student set out on a cross country adventure to document the true Canada.

by Angelyn Francis· · Arts & Life
Ryerson students get noisy outside Munk leaders’ debate

Ryerson students get noisy outside Munk leaders’ debate

Crowds of supporters lined up in front of Roy Thompson Hall for the Munk leaders’ debate on foreign policy Monday. Ryerson students were on hand to cheer for, and against, the three major party leaders as they made their entrance to the hour and 45 minute skirmish, which addressed the Canada-US relationship, Russia’s aggression in the Ukraine and the war […]

by Cole Deakin· · News, Politics, Videos
Iram Partap says fruits and vegetables are a distant memory since living off frozen dinners and Tim Hortons through university. (Iram Partap/Ryersonian Staff)

What I learned from my two-day long detox

I feel tired, sluggish, distracted, unmotivated, and mentally out of it all the time. Kind of like a permanent hangover from life. I’d like to think that working two jobs in order to pay my rent and school fees while being in school full-time is a legitimate excuse. I have no money almost 100 per cent of the time and […]

by Iram Partap· · Opinion
(Illustration by Nadya Domingo/Ryersonian Staff)

Editorial cartoon: April 8, 2015

by Nadya Domingo· · Editorial Cartoon
Best step forward: The complexities of covering race-based issues in the media

Best step forward: The complexities of covering race-based issues in the media

Race-based issues are evolving and, unfortunately, the media’s coverage of them isn’t. Gone are the days where acts of discrimination are solely blatant and intentional. Today, they’re often packaged in a confusing, discrete, unintentional, and often misunderstood delivery called a microaggression — unintentional acts of prejudice or discrimination. Microagressesions are accidental, rooted in societal perceptions from centuries ago. It’s one […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial
Natasha Gan at her home in Indonesia. (Courtesy of Natasha Gan/Ryersonian Staff)

Life as an international student in Toronto at Ryerson University

I was born and raised in Indonesia but in the fall of 2011, I moved to Toronto to become a Ryerson student. I had just turned 17 and it hadn’t sunk in how big of a deal the move was and how important it was to be mentally prepared. I’ve been speaking English since I could speak my own mother […]

by Natasha Gan· · Voices
(Mei/Special to The Ryersonian)

The challenges of telling your story

I was met with silence when I finally found the guts to open up to my significant other about the painful experiences I had growing up with racism. The moments crawled by as he sat there, still with seemingly nothing to say until I couldn’t take it anymore and blurted out in an obviously shaky voice: “Forget I said anything. […]

by Deborah Hernandez· · Voices
In this Apr. 8, 2013 file photo, Jean-Pierre Blais gives an address at a think tank sponsered by Bell Media. (Courtesy of Canadian Media Production Association via YouTube)

CanCon more important thanks to CRTC change

The daytime Canadian content quota for television and radio has been cut from 55 per cent to zero per cent for local networks, and to 35 per cent throughout the day for specialty channels. “The system cannot remain frozen in time when the world around us is changing. That’s why we are adopting bold and forward-looking measures to ensure that […]

by Jessica Murray· · News, Off Campus
(Illustration by Nadya Domingo/Ryersonian Staff)

Editorial Cartoon: Mar. 18, 2015

by Nadya Domingo· · Editorial Cartoon, Opinion
Game Recap: Victoria Vikes vs. Dalhousie Tigers

Game Recap: Victoria Vikes vs. Dalhousie Tigers

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by Monique Hutson· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
Kadeem Green contributed 12 points for Ryerson at last Saturday's OUA quarter-final game against the Laurier Golden Hawks. (Courtesy of Ryerson Athletics)

Previews for each team playing in the CIS Final 8

#7 RYERSON RAMS The Team: Ryerson will be making its first CIS final eight appearance since the 2011-2012 season. Ryerson spent much of the season ranked third in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), finishing with a 17-2 regular season record. The Rams suffered back-to-back losses to rivals Ottawa and Carleton in late November, but rebounded with 11 straight wins to close […]

Linh Nguyen says she was impressed with student engagement during the RSU election and hopes that it will carry on to October's federal election. (Courtesy of Deepika Shewaramani/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson economics student hopes to be Green Party MP

Linh Nguyen has tattoos, piercings and is only 27, but the fourth-year Ryerson economics student wants to be Mississauga’s next member of Parliament. Nguyen is the Green party’s MP candidate for the Mississauga East-Cooksville riding for October’s federal election. If elected, she says she hopes to keep a very grassroots, community-driven voice in politics. “It’s so important for me to […]

by Deepika Shewaramani· · News, Off Campus
A 2013 study by Industry Canada shows that more than half of medium-sized businesses have men-only ownership and only four per cent that are owned exclusively by women. (Courtesy of Samantha Crisp/Ryersonian Staff)

MasterCard to donate $60,000 for women startups

In an effort to encourage more female entrepreneurs to enter the world of startups, MasterCard’s Youth Entrepreneurial Success (YES) program is donating $60,000 to Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone. Six female entrepreneurs, who must either be a current founder, co-founder or CEO of a startup, will each be awarded with $10,000 in resources. Half of money will be in the form […]

Students can order these "Good Food Boxes," full of fresh produce, from FoodShare Toronto. They cost $13-$32 and can be delivered or picked up on campus and other sites around town.

Ryerson’s Good Food Centre releases first Hunger Report

Food insecurity may be a bigger problem at Ryerson than most expect, said Ryerson’s Good Food Centre in its first Hunger Report released on Feb. 26. The report revealed that more than 400 Ryerson students and faculty members signed up for the service and more than 2,500 visits were made to the Good Food Centre last year. The centre is […]

by Samantha Crisp· · News, On Campus
An article from The Ryersonian featuring Muller. (Courtesy of The Ryersonian)

Former Ryerson player’s pro career cut short

Miruna Muller knows what it’s like to get a police escort to a hotel after winning a pro basketball game in Istanbul. She also knows how to recalculate your income tax receipts in Ryerson’s enrolment and student fees office. Muller, who played for the Rams from 1996-2001, had her pro basketball career halted by injuries. That led her back to […]

by Alex Lyle· · Audio, Basketball, News, On Campus, Sports
The Ryerson men's basketball team beat the Laurier Golden Hawks 105-59 in the 2015 CIS quarter-finals at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. (Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team demolishes Laurier Golden Hawks

Ryerson’s men’s basketball team is headed to the OUA Final Four after crushing the Laurier Golden Hawks, 105-59, in their quarter-finals match Saturday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Rams were under pressure after their female counterparts defeated the Ottawa Gee-Gees in the first half of a double-header at the MAC. But the men did not disappoint. Led by […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Basketball, Sports
Ryerson Close to Unveiling Updated Sexual Assault Policy

Ryerson Close to Unveiling Updated Sexual Assault Policy

Ryerson University hopes to unveil an updated sexual assault policy by the end of the academic year. Over the past few months Vice-Provost for Students, Heather Lane Vetere, met with student groups and stakeholders, such as campus security, counselling services and community activists, to determine what the policy update needs. “I’ve heard very consistent things, and I’ve distilled all of […]

by Danielle Gresko· · News, On Campus, students
Under Ontario's new sexual education curriculum, Grade 1 students will learn about issues such as healthy relationships and consent. (Courtesy of Ged Carroll)

Ontario sex-ed reform: When it comes to sex-ed, ‘yes’ matters

In September, Ontario Grade 1 students will start learning about healthy relationships, consent and a wider curriculum that deals with other issues. In third grade they’ll learn about the concept of same-sex relationships and the next year they will start learning about how to be safe online, as well as how puberty works. In Grade 6, they’ll be taught what […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
The Ramsbot "brought a lot of cheering" from the crowd at the ACC says team member Michael Marmeto. (Courtesy of the Ryerson Rams Robotics Team)

Ryerson robot shoots lights out at ACC

Ryerson students will be watching a basketball-shooting robot at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Final Eight next week. The Ryerson Rams Robotics student team showed off the robot, RamsBot, at Engineering Night with the Toronto Raptors on Feb. 27 at the Air Canada Centre. The event kicked off National Engineering Month across Ontario. The RamsBot shot 90 per cent from […]

In this Apr. 2, 2009, file photo, Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses media at the London Summit in London, England. (Courtesy of Richard Lewis/

Harper’s Niqab Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper may want you to believe that he is helping Muslim women when he defends the niqab ban. But he’s not. It is a stance that further alienates Muslim women and all other minorities. His vow to appeal the ruling the federal court made earlier this month that would give Zunera Ishaq the right to attend her […]

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 29

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 29

            The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from and from the Canadian University Press.     This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap,  we bring you a special extended episode cataloguing news from the past two weeks. Our top […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories

High-tech DMZ classroom connects students across Canada

Students from five different universities across Canada simultaneously pull out their smartphones to take part in a poll asking them about their experiences with the Canadian health-care system. Once the results are gathered, they appear on large screens at the front of all five classrooms. The poll sparks an interactive discussion between all five campuses on how their health-care systems […]

by Leah Jensen· · News, On Campus
Lower loonie drives up food cost

Lower loonie drives up food cost

Food prices are going loony, and the loonie is to blame. Opting for healthier food is already leaving your wallet empty, and it’s about to get worse — at least this time of year. But with the right planning, dodging the price hit is possible. “The fallen dollar has affected food prices and will continue to affect particularly fruit and […]

by Amal Ahmed· · News, Off Campus
Kelly McShane, a Ryerson psychology professor, will be creating four 15-minute modules based around program evaluation with the grant money she received. (Eman Ali/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson profs’ online modules to enhance learning across Ontario

Eight Ryerson professors have been given a total of $375,000 by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ Shared Online Course Fund to develop seven online learning modules that will enhance in-class learning. The modules have names such as “Fundamental Techniques of Modern Imaging” and “The Naked Entrepreneur, Season Four: Canadian Entrepreneur Icons.” Ryerson faculty prepared 32 proposals and seven […]

by Eman Ali· · News, On Campus
Celebrating 50 years of the Canadian flag at the MAC

Celebrating 50 years of the Canadian flag at the MAC

by Eman Ali· · News, On Campus, Videos
Justin Trudeau favourite federal leader among young Toronto voters, poll suggests

Justin Trudeau favourite federal leader among young Toronto voters, poll suggests

By Kathleen O’Toole for JRN112 A poll conducted by Ryerson University undergraduate students last week suggests that young Toronto voters favour Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. The poll indicates that of the students who favour a leader, a little over half (53 per cent) favour Trudeau over leaders of the Conservative Party of Canada, the New Democratic […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Explore more of Toronto this weekend by checking out these events. (Ryersonian Staff)

UPDATED: Levy says CBC report on sexual assault compares “apples to oranges”

Ryerson president Sheldon Levy said Monday that Ryerson may not have the highest rate of sexual assaults of all Canadian universities, as the CBC reported. The report compares “apples to oranges,” Levy says. Ryerson is simply better at reporting sexual assaults than other schools. “We try to encourage as best we can the reporting of these incidents.” The CBC News […]

by Sharnelle Kan· · News, On Campus, Top stories
In The Post: Episode One – Dan the Man(ager)

In The Post: Episode One – Dan the Man(ager)

(Produced by Beza Getachew and Aaron Navarro)On this week’s episode, we speak with the general manager of the Mattamy Athletic Centre–the venue for the CIS Final 8 tournament. More in the Post: Episode two: Setting the Stage Episode three: Going Graphic

by Ryersonian Staff· · Basketball, Sports, Top stories, Videos
(Ashani Jodha/Ryersonian Staff)

Ottawa’s cuts are Ryerson’s gains

Warren Wakarchuk was driving on the 401 when he heard his boss on the radio. Wakarchuk had worked at the National Research Council (NRC) for the last 20 years. That day, the new president was on the radio to announce changes to how the NRC would function. It was the beginning of the end of his career as a federal […]

by Nicole Thompson· · News, Top stories
(Courtesy Noah Richler)

‘Do you wake up and ask what it means to be Canadian?’: Q&A with Noah Richler

Author and journalist Noah Richler is visiting Ryerson University on Wednesday, Jan. 28 to talk about the implications of failed peacekeeping missions and Canada’s new obsession with national security. Exploring themes found in his book What We Talk About When We Talk About War, The Ryersonian’s Lindsay Fitzgerald caught up with Richler over coffee to get his take on the […]

by Lindsay Fitzgerald· · News
Leslie Roberts has resigned from his position with Global TV Toronto since the scandal (Courtesy Pete Morawski, Wikimedia)

Canadian journalism face-to-face with conflict of interest issues

Canadian journalism has become a strange place: sex scandals, secret businesses and Kevin O’Leary becoming the less controversial half of the former show Lang and O’Leary Exchange. After the disturbing allegations against Jian Ghomeshi surfaced late last year, no one expected another journalist to outshine his scandals, and no one has. But some sure are creating scandals of their own. […]

by Erin Petrow· · Editorial, Opinion
Kamal Al-Solaylee's book has been shortlisted for a Govenor General Literary Award (Ryersonian Archives)

Ryerson professor nominated for Canada Reads competition

Canada Reads revealed its 2015 finalists and Ryerson journalism professor Kamal Al-Solaylee’s debut novel made the cut. Intolerable: A Memior of Extremes traces Al-Solaylee’s journey as a gay, Middle Eastern man settling in Canada, while coping with family members who turn to uncompromising renditions of Islam. This year’s theme for the competition is “one book to break barriers,” and the […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Top stories
A letter from winter: Let it Go

A letter from winter: Let it Go

Being the most hated season is rough. Summer is praised like a god. Spring plays hard to get. Autumn is the most gorgeous of all. What do I get? Complaints and more complaints. I have a few faithful lovers that always come back – but mostly because I’m the only one that can bring the extreme temperatures to build ice […]

by Rebecka Calderwood· · Opinion, Voices
The Mattamy Athletic Centre's official Twitter account announce Canada's world junior team will play at the MAC in preparation for the 2015 IIHF. (Courtesy Winston Chow)

Canada’s junior hockey team to play at Mattamy Athletic Centre

Canada’s junior hockey team will play at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in December as part of its preparation for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship. TSN’s Bob McKenzie tweeted on Wednesday that Canada will play two games against the Canadian Interuniversity Sport all-stars on Dec.13 and 14. Players report to CAN's national junior team final evaluation camp in TOR on […]

by Ryan McKenna· · Hockey, Sports
Photo by Shannon Lee, a Trenton ON resident.

One man killed, one injured and gunman dead in Ottawa

A Canadian soldier was killed today in Ottawa and a Parliamentary Hill security guard was injured. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo died from gunshot wounds suffered near the National War Memorial. A gunman, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was later shot and killed on Parliament Hill by sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers in a dramatic shooting inside centre block, reported the CBC. The CBC also reported that […]

by Kabeer Sethi· · News, Off Campus
U.S. Consulate employees give blood at a Toronto clinic as part of President Obama’s National Day of Service.

Canadian Blood Services considers reducing donation policy that affects gay men

Last month, Canadian Blood Services launched a public survey addressing the possibility of a change in blood donation restrictions. As the agency’s policy stands, men who have had sexual contact with another man (MSM) within the past five years are not eligible to donate blood. An email statement from CBS says: “A further reduction may be possible in the future and […]

by Michael Lyons· · News, Off Campus
(Courtesy/Fatima Kazmi)

Editorial: Ebola and other disease epidemics increase paranoia among people

A cough at the airport, a sneeze at work, and suddenly somebody has the Ebola virus. The Ebola virus disease is found in the tropical regions of sub-Saharan Africa, carried by fruit bats. Initial symptoms like fever and sore throat can appear anytime within three weeks after the virus is contracted. Infected persons suffer vomiting, decreased liver and kidney function […]

by Fatima Kazmi· · Editorial, Editorial Cartoon, Opinion
Picture This: Canadian Tuition

Picture This: Canadian Tuition

This week, The Ryersonian reported on the proposed tuition increase for Ryerson University. Ryerson’s Board of Governors discussed the need for the increase and the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) voiced their opposition. We know that Ontario students pay the highest tuition in all of Canada, but we were curious about what other provinces are paying and how much tuition has gone up […]

by Alexa Huffman· · News, Top stories
(Hailey Chan/ Ryersonian staff)

5 things you should know about Bill C-23

Protestors rallied on Tuesday against a new bill that would change the Fair Elections Act. About 25 people taped their mouths shut outside Conservative MP Joe Oliver’s office in response to the new changes. The act, known as Bill C-23, is currently under the eyes of the House of Commons. Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Polievre introduced the new changes on […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Fridays Live: Kayla Dunn and 9YRS perform live

Fridays Live: Kayla Dunn and 9YRS perform live

Fridays Live is a an audio series showcasing Canadian talent. Each week, we’ll bring in two artists for an interview and live performance. Kayla Dunn Kayla Dunn is an indie singer and songwriter from Windsor, Ont. She is also a social work student at Ryerson. She talked with Samantha Lui about her EP, “Fields” and what it’s like to be […]

by Alexa Huffman· · Arts & Life, Audio, Music, Top stories
Ryerson ranks third in social media influence of Canadian universities.(Illustration: Hailey Chan/The Ryersonian)

Ryerson ranks top three on the Dean’s social media list

Ryerson’s social media sites are the third most influential among Canadian universities, a study shows. The study was conducted by MediaMiser, a site that focuses on media monitoring and analysis. Over the winter, it tracked the social media accounts of Canadian universities to highlight their online influence. The study looks at the universities’ Twitter retweets, followers and Facebook likes. Ryerson […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, On Campus