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Does social media help or hurt our generation?

Does social media help or hurt our generation?

Social media is a central force in most people’s daily lives, whipping up constant discussion about its efficacy and volatility and the long-lasting effects it has on users. With competing studies linking social media to depression and anxiety while others connect it to resiliency and emotional intelligence, is social media good or bad? “For me, it was a great form […]

by Amanda Woodrow· · News
Construction workers are making progress in the renovations of 110 Bond St. for the relocation of FCAD creative zones at Ryerson on October 17. 
(Nicholas Baxter/Ryersonian)

FCAD Creative Zones to be relocated to Bond Street

Ryerson University’s Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) creative zones will finally have their own space.

Currently 110 Bond St. is being renovated to become the central space for the zones and is projected to be complete by spring 2018. Charles Falzon, dean of FCAD, said the renovation will create a more innovative space for the zones to collaborate.

by Melissa Bennardo· · News, On Campus
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‘Lucid’ state of mind: music and meditation

Seven years ago, Aaron Labbé was unable to go outside without being stricken with intense anxiety. He said he could not escape from an overwhelming sense of despair at how badly people treated each other. His condition led to a “major nervous breakdown resulting in heart arrhythmia,” he said. Now, along with other things he needs to do to maintain peace of mind, he meditates.

Labbé was living in Buffalo at the time he sought medical help. He had a long list of diagnoses, like borderline personality disorder, bipolar 1 disorder, panic anxiety disorder and substance abuse. He was prescribed 15 different medications until one was found to be effective.

by Aidan Macnab· · Features, Health
Dean of FCAD Charles Falzon, Author Margaret Atwood, and founder and CEO of Audible Don Katz at the launch of Audible in Toronto. (Photo by Brendan Dellandrea)

Audiobook producer Audible partners with FCAD

Ryerson University’s Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) has teamed up with Audible to create more opportunities for students. Audible announced its official launch in Canada and its partnership with Ryerson on Wednesday morning. “We’ve earmarked $12 million over the next three years to invest in Canadian writers and Canadian voices,” said Don Katz, founder and CEO of Audible. According […]

by Joti Grewal· · News, On Campus
Members of the community discussing concerns during a TRC talking circle. (Courtesy Aboriginal Education Council)

Ryerson’s indigenous community wants its own building

FCAD is in the beginning stages of planning a building to support indigenous artists.

by Brooklyn Pinheiro· · News, On Campus
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