With classes ending, and exam season coming up, it’s the time of year that is the most stressful for students. The Ryersonian spoke with Andrea Moon, a learning strategist at Student Learning Support to get some tips on how to handle exam stress. This is what we learned: 1) Make a study plan This means setting specific objectives for what you hope […]
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In honour of World Kindness Day on Nov.13, Ryerson Student Life wrapped up their #RUKind campaign on Nov.18 which included 5 days of prize giveaways to students along with on campus activities to inspire kindness. The campaign began in 2014 through a social media campaign as a way to celebrate World Kindness day, where students were encouraged to share their stories of […]
Students no longer have to stress about the security of their belongings while writing exams, thanks to updates to Ryerson’s Examination Policy released on Monday. Ryerson students will now be allowed to keep all personal belongings with them instead of leaving them unattended at the front of the exam room. Bags can be stored under desks and coats can be […]
Students will no longer have to trek to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) to write exams. Instead, Ryerson will be holding exams on the rink at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) beginning this December. Exams will also be written on the basketball court and, if needed, the upper concourses. Michelle Green, manager of examinations with the Registrar’s Office, said […]
Are professors doing enough to help students in need? We take a look at a panel about academic accommodations.
Third-year mechanical engineering student Miki Abbasi was searching for a spot to study Friday. She looked in the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, the Image Arts Centre and the library. All were full. After 30 minutes of searching, she found a spot in the Podium building. “It’s always hard to find a spot to study,” said Abbasi. “Each […]
While Ryerson professor Andrew McWilliams was browsing online, he found his own lecture notes available to read and download. “The notes were identical to those I had distributed to every student registered in those courses through the respective course Blackboard sites,” said McWilliams, who teaches chemistry. “I contacted the company, identified myself as the professor in charge of the courses […]
The guilty-until-proven-innocent policy Ryerson has in place for a missed assignment is failing students with mental health concerns. A missed exam or assignment due to illness must be accounted for with a Ryerson Medical Certificate with proper letterhead, filled out by the student’s doctor within three days of the due date. A common cold is rarely an acceptable excuse. This […]
With exams approaching, finding a quiet study space on the Ryerson University campus is rarer than a large turnout at an RSU event. Having a school located in downtown Toronto is a curse when it comes to providing spacious study areas for students. Lack of space has been a constant struggle for Ryerson and its student population. This is a […]
Ryerson students hoping to plan ahead for the holidays will have to wait a little longer for the fall exam schedule. While many other universities have already released their schedules, Ryerson will keep its under wraps until around Nov. 1, as in previous years. Robert Rocca, manager of university scheduling at Ryerson, said part of the problem is a lack […]