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Urban geography specialist Florian Mayer comes to Toronto from Germany. Toronto’s car centric layout served as a good test bed for Mayer.

Former Ryerson intern dreams of a greener Toronto

Smaller streets, green spaces and more accessible public transit could give Toronto an environmental facelift. Florian Mayer, a former research intern at Ryerson this past summer, is going to present his recommendations to the 54th International Making Cities Livable Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Oct. 2.

He now lives in Denmark, but he came to Canada to research ways to improve city infrastructure, namely roads, with a public health angle in mind.

by Mansoor Tanweer· · Environment, News, Off Campus
From left to right: Yazan Zafar, Daniel Carey and Deva Veylan won first prize at the Greater Toronto Emerging Green Professional Hackathon: Zero Carbon Retrofits. They now get a chance to present their proposal to the Toronto Catholic School Board. (Photo by Mansoor Tanweer)

Ryerson students win chance to convert elementary school to green tech

A team consisting of two Ryerson students and one from Carleton University has won the opportunity to help a Toronto school take a big leap into the future. Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Scarborough is looking for ways to retrofit its building in order to become a net zero-energy school. To achieve this goal, the elementary school turned […]

by Mansoor Tanweer· · Environment, News, On Campus
Bob Hunter typing media release at the galley table as the Phyllis Cormack approaches San Francisco during the 1975 whale campaign. North Pacific, Coast of California. (Courtesy of ©Greenpeace)

Greenpeace activist rediscovered by Ryerson prof

A Ryerson professor says Greenpeace co-founder Bob Hunter wasn’t just an activist, but an unrecognized eco-philosopher

by Iva Celebic· · Arts & Life, Environment, Features
Free access to National Parks an environmental concern

Free access to National Parks an environmental concern

Parks Canada is offering free admissions to its national parks and historic sites. But environmentalists are concerned what the influx of visitors may pose to park wildlife.   Sara Edge, an environmental studies professor at Ryerson, said noise pollution, waste production and higher foot and vehicular traffic are some concerns she has regarding free admission.   According to Parks Canada, […]

by Lara Onayak· · News, Off Campus
Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

Students build eco-friendly condo, solarBLOCK

Students from Ryerson University, Seneca College and the University of Toronto have come together to build an environmentally sustainable condominium. The team is called ECOstudios. The condo is called the solarBLOCK and is designed for urban living. It works by drawing energy from the city’s energy grid but on a yearly basis it will give just as much energy back, […]

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Paving the bike path to Ryerson

Finding parking in downtown Toronto is nearly impossible — even when you’re riding a bike. Sometimes, you have to get creative. One day, I was running late for a class at the Ted Rogers School of Management. I looked up and down the street, only to find a row of full bike racks. Not wanting to be late for a […]

by Ruby Wray· · Opinion
RyersonianTV: January 22, 2016 — The falling dollar for international students’ tuition, TTC budget cuts, Gregory Elliott’s non-guilty ruling

RyersonianTV: January 22, 2016 — The falling dollar for international students’ tuition, TTC budget cuts, Gregory Elliott’s non-guilty ruling

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

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
RyersonianTV: December 3, 2015 – RSU firing sparks outrage, Ryersonian’s mental health series, Britain sends jets to Syria

RyersonianTV: December 3, 2015 – RSU firing sparks outrage, Ryersonian’s mental health series, Britain sends jets to Syria

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

by Lindsay Smith· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
Peng Yu, a research fellow at the Centre for Urban Energy, guides a tour of the Schneider Electric Smart Grid Lab. (Mallory Chate / Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson smart grid lab tests renewable energy options

After putting on a pair of safety glasses, students were able to get a glimpse of Ryerson’s own smart grid last Friday. The Schneider Electric Smart Grid Lab at the Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) on Dalhousie Street was open to the public as part of a provincewide campaign called “Green Energy Doors Open.”

by Mallory Chate· · News, On Campus
The new bins are a step up from the school’s more problematic white bins, which have been criticized for having holes that are too small to throw out cups and paper. (Courtesy of Alexis Goncalves/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson slow to see the signs

President Sheldon Levy won’t specify a date, but better recycling signage is on its way to the Student Learning Centre (SLC). Levy spoke out about the lack of signage on Ryerson’s problematic tri-sorting garbage bins after the new bins in the SLC have been found to have similar problems. “There are a number of things that are being fixed and […]

by Alexis Goncalves· · News, On Campus
A Tree App for Ryerson’s Campus

A Tree App for Ryerson’s Campus

Ryerson University’s Nature in the City project will be launching a web app that allows a person to walk through campus, stop in front of a tree, and using a mobile browser, be given a wealth of eco-information specific to that tree. RyersonNC.ca is the spawn of the recently launched Parktrees.ca, a city-wide tree learning experience on trees and the […]

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Fighting the ash tree war at Ryerson

“If you look out the window right now, those are all honey locust trees,” says Amber Grant as she points towards Gould Street. “And if you go down College Street, it’s all honey locust; if you go down Bay Street, it’s all ginkgo trees.” Grant, a third-year environment and urban sustainability (EUS) student, is not playing a game of “Name […]

Sustainability Matters creates group for a green campus

Sustainability Matters creates group for a green campus

Ryerson is taking steps to create a greener campus. The university’s Sustainability Matters program hosted two meetings to talk about existing sustainability projects going on around campus. More than 20 campus groups met at the Campus Facilities and Sustainability office (CF+S) last month to discuss key sustainability needs around campus. “What we’re really trying to get out of this meeting […]

SLC to be environmentally-friendly, with green roofs, a rainwater plumbing and natural light

SLC to be environmentally-friendly, with green roofs, a rainwater plumbing and natural light

Students can look forward to the opening of an environmentally friendly learning space this winter, complete with green roofs, a rainwater plumbing system and lots of natural light. The Student Learning Centre is being built to meet a number of building material and energy-saving targets. Designers hope the building will achieve a silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) […]

by Michael Chen· · News, On Campus
Ryerson mobile app encourages interaction with Toronto trees

Ryerson mobile app encourages interaction with Toronto trees

Researchers at Ryerson are moving education to the outdoors in an immersive way with the development of a mobile app about Toronto’s urban forest. Called Parktrees.ca, the app was created with the goal of inspiring increased stewardship for city trees. It fosters education by allowing users to learn ecological and environmental information about a specific tree or city park. Led […]

by Taylor Poelman· · News, Top stories
Ryerson prof designs new ‘morphing’ wings for environmentally friendly air travel

Ryerson prof designs new ‘morphing’ wings for environmentally friendly air travel

Air travel could become more environmentally friendly if one Ryerson aerospace engineering professor’s innovative design for aircraft wings is successful. With the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Jeff Xi and team are changing the way aircraft wings are structured with their “morphing” design. Traditionally, aircraft wings are stationary, meaning they remain in a fixed […]

Around campus: What to do September 30-October 6

Around campus: What to do September 30-October 6

Need a study break? The Ryersonian brings you a roundup of campus events this week. For the foodie: Ryerson Eats is introducing food truck Tuesdays on Gould Street. Stop by between classes for different street meat or finger foods from 11 a.m. and  2 p.m. every Tuesday. This week’s feature: Canada’s only grilled-cheese-exclusive food truck, Gorilla Cheese. For the spiritual: Join the RSU’s Sisters in […]

by Anam Latif· · Arts & Life, Food, Media, Music
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