A petition asking the Ontario government to forgive all OSAP loans is gaining traction on and off Ryerson campus. Following the budget promise last week that Ontario will provide free tuition for students from families making under $50,000 annually, the new petition demands the same benefits to be applicable to people who already graduated or will graduate before the plan becomes effective. With […]
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Launched in January, the enterprise information security, privacy and data protection program offers four courses which will be taught by top researchers and industry experts from the TRSM and the department of computer science.
For our voices section, reporter Angelyn Francis shares her experience taking ENG 108 with a professor who made it a point to teach work that was by and about racialized people.
A lot of misogynistic, discriminatory and downright threatening things have been happening on campus these past few weeks. Our editorial takes a look at what it might mean, and what we should do about it.
A couple of weeks ago, the Toronto Star published a feature addressing the challenges university graduates face when finding jobs. Their report said that 20 per cent of young Torontonians are unemployed. In part, the blame may be put on the less-than-demanding labour market, but liberal university education is also responsible. Universities are more focused on general education rather than […]
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 […]
On Feb. 19, Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is launching its inaugural ChangSchoolTalks 2015. “Digital Learning Reimagined” will explore the evolution of technology in academia and how educators and students can use technology to their advantage. Industry experts will be sharing their ideas on the latest advances in technology-enhanced education. Speakers include: Audrey Watters, education technology […]
Sending a digital tablet to a country devastated by Ebola might seem like an unusual — and unnecessary — venture. But the rippling effects of Ebola extend beyond health when services like schools have been closed since July.The closure has affected more than 1.5 million children in Liberia alone, according to a UNICEF report in September. “You have a country […]
Two new minors were approved during the Nov. 4 Ryerson Senate meeting and the Department of Geography was renamed to department of geography and environmental studies. The Senate agenda stated that the name change will “better reflect the diverse offerings of the department.” A minor has also been approved and will now be offered to students following a demand for […]
Some Ryerson educators aren’t surprised at a study that says teachers who don’t believe in students might negatively affect their success. “Am I surprised? No. Am I disappointed? Yes,” says Wendy Cukier, founder of the Diversity Institute of Ryerson. “While we know unconscious bias is everywhere and we have to work to combat it.” Cukier was commenting on a recent study published […]
On the concrete floor of an empty lecture hall, young girls work in groups, equipped with only toothpicks, duct tape and pipe insulators to build a complex structure of loops, ridges and steep slopes.With the simplest of building materials, their challenge is to safely transport a marble through an intricate roller-coaster without it falling out. It’s the first activity of […]
Ryerson University has recently welcomed Helen Burstyn as a distinguished visiting professor in social innovation and enterprise. Burstyn has been involved in government, community service and business for 35 years and has a wealth of knowledge to share with students. The Toronto resident is chair of The Partnership Forum, the Ontario government’s advisory body on the not-for-profit sector. She […]
Ryerson Theatre School students will be moved out of their current building by the end of 2015, according to Gerd Hauck, dean of the faculty of communication and design. The school is moving locations because the building has been worn down over the years. “Any old building that is used very heavily will decay over time. The theatre school is […]
A labour force survey released today shows that 74,000 more Canadians held jobs in September than in August. The Statistics Canada survey says the unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since December 2008, resting at 6.8 per cent. Most of these jobs are either in the private sector or the food services industry, and Statistics Canada claims they are […]
After four years of undergraduate studies at the prestigious and history-laden University of Toronto, a master’s degree in journalism at Ryerson was exactly what I needed. I was ready to put my knowledge to good use at Ryerson, a school with a much more hands-on approach. You can always spot journalism students filming on Gould Street or find a free seminar […]
Julia Hanigsberg, Ryerson’s vice-president of administration and finance, will be leaving the school this winter to head a children’s hospital. According to a statement from Ryerson president Sheldon Levy Wednesday evening, Hanigsberg has been appointed the next president and CEO of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Janice Winton, current chief financial officer and assistant VP for financial services, will take over […]
It’s a woman’s world on campus, according to a recent Statistics Canada report, which said that about 60 per cent of college and university students are female. According to Ramona Pereira, an Etobicoke-based certified relationship coach, having fewer men acquiring diplomas and degrees means that women will be “dumbing down” when it comes to dating selection. “There’s been a shift […]
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 […]
Renata Meconse once dreamed of enrolling in Ryerson University’s journalism program. But the mother of three rapidly woke up. “The cost of living is higher there. It’s very hard for a First Nations person to move to one of the big cities for university,” she says. Meconse, 35, had to take what was available to her. She was lucky enough […]
The medical world finally has its own version of Instagram. Figure 1 is a mobile app that allows medical communities in North America to post photos for medical learning without sacrificing patient privacy. Users can also ask questions and give advice through the app. Co-founder Dr. Joshua Landy came up with the idea while he was working in the intensive […]
A diamond ring, a white dress and a graduate degree are all at the top of my wish list—but not in that order. Like many young Canadian women, I’ve decided to get an education before I get hitched, and according to economist Marina Adshade, my dreams are ruining the marriage prospects of women who don’t go to university. Last week, […]