Post Tagged with: "disabilities"

Tim Rose, Diversity Project Lead, working with his service dog.(Lindsay Sganga/Ryersonian Staff)

Seeing the ability in disability: Magnet removing employment barriers

Job-searching is a difficult task, but for those living with a disability, it can be nearly impossible. A Ryerson startup is trying to change that by matching people with disabilities with interested employers. Magnet, which started out of Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ), has launched the Disability Discovery Project (DDP), a program that aims to remove employment barriers for those […]

by Rebecca Goss· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Spadina station with accessible gates. 
(Courtesy Steve Chou Photos)

Metrolinx and TTC work to make accessibility gates Presto friendly

Metrolinx and the TTC are in the process of developing technology to make the Presto payment devices work with the accessibility gate in Toronto subway stations. Brian Drew, a senior policy advisor assigned to Presto by the province of Ontario, lead the round table discussion at the Metrolinx annual accessibility public meeting. This year’s meeting at Metro Hall on Nov. […]

Jake Bloomfield: Mentoring students with disabilities

Jake Bloomfield: Mentoring students with disabilities

Jake Bloomfield wasn’t thinking of getting a job during his fourth year at Ryerson, but when he heard a new branch of the Tri-Mentoring Program was looking for a head mentor this fall, he immediately knew he wanted the job. The catch was that there was only 48 hours left to apply. “I’m trying to fill out the application, get all […]

by Tristan Simpson· · Arts & Life, Health, students, Top stories
John Tory and Olivia Chow debated on a variety of disability issues at the Ryerson Student Centre.

Tory-Chow disability debate veers into transit, gets heated

A mayoral debate on disability held at Ryerson on Monday turned heated as candidates John Tory and Olivia Chow veered off-course into transit. The two candidates began the debate at the Student Campus Centre relatively courteous toward each other — until Chow accused the Tory-backed Scarborough Subway expansion of taking funds away from disability projects on the TTC. She promises […]

by David Chen· · News, On Campus, Top stories