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Chris Blanchette, Ryersonian Staff

Editorial Cartoon: Exam Season

From everyone here at the Ryersonian, good luck on your exams!

Stressed about exams? Here are some expert tips

Stressed about exams? Here are some expert tips

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 […]

by Esther Lee· · News, On Campus, students
#RUKind initiative wraps up 5 days of giveaways

#RUKind initiative wraps up 5 days of giveaways

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 […]

Ryerson has introduced changes to exam policies. (Steven S / Creative Commons)

New exam policy, less stress

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 […]

by Mallory Warren· · News, On Campus
Ryerson will be holding exams on the rink at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) beginning this December. (Ryersonian Archive)

So long, MTCC: exams move to the MAC

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 […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · News
Editorial Cartoon: December 2, 2015

Editorial Cartoon: December 2, 2015

Studying for exams gets harder over time….or easier?

by Robert Liwanag· · Editorial Cartoon
Ryerson sets out goals for academic accommodation

Ryerson sets out goals for academic accommodation

Are professors doing enough to help students in need? We take a look at a panel about academic accommodations.

Gina Wicentowich/Ryersonian Staff

Students frustrated by short supply of study space on campus

  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 […]

by Tristan Simpson· · News, On Campus, Top stories
(Courtesy of OneClass)

Profs nervous after finding lecture notes online

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 […]

by Harlan Nemers· · News, On Campus
Andrei Khramtsov started his own tutoring website, Tutorical. (Leslie Walker / Ryersonian Staff)

Stuck on studying? Help is just a click away.

Andrei Khramtsov, like many students, turned to online tutoring services for some extra help in his studies. The Ryerson aerospace engineering student quickly grew frustrated with websites that control the tutors’ payment process and didn’t offer reliable reviews of tutors. Khramtsov, 22, decided to use his web-design experience to create Tutorical, a website that helps students connect to knowledgeable and […]

by Jackie Hunter· · News, On Campus, students
Ryerson’s missed assignment policy is doing more harm than good

Ryerson’s missed assignment policy is doing more harm than good

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 […]

by Emily Westover· · Editorial, Opinion
A temporary study space on campus isn’t enough

A temporary study space on campus isn’t enough

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion

Ryerson’s fall exam schedule still not available until November, for now

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 […]

by May Warren· · News, On Campus