Founded in 1948 as the Ryerson Institute of Technology, the university has grown within the ever-changing and ever-growing city of Toronto. Once used as a training space for the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, Ryerson is now a modern institution known for innovations like its DMZ. From breweries to rooming houses, this photo essay focuses on […]
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Ryerson is one of 20 publicly-funded universities involved in the campaign, which aims to celebrate the accomplishments of Indigenous students and alumni as well as excite the next generation.
Eight emerging scholars from around the world are getting a rare chance to rub elbows with the some of the most renowned photography historians. The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is hosting its fourth annual symposium, “Photography Historians: A New Generation?” bringing together academics from Europe and North America to highlight the current research of rising photo-historians. The symposium has exceeded […]
Two years ago, a small room on the seventh floor of the library building acted as a repository for odds and ends of clothing donated to the Ryerson School of Fashion. Underused and barely accessible to students, the fashion research collection was little more than a misnomer. When Ingrid Mida discovered it as a student in the master of arts […]
A historic Greek Orthodox church in the heart of the Ryerson campus wants to open its doors to students from other Christian denominations. Saint George’s Church mainly serves Greek Orthodox students on campus, but president Grigoris Karakoulas wants to see students from different ethnic and religious backgrounds walk through the church’s doors. “We would like to actually go beyond the […]
Ingrid Masak Mida gently tugs on a fresh pair of disposable latex gloves before gingerly arranging a brilliant green Victorian dress on the piece of canvas covering the counter in front of her — the colour of it is so eye-catching that the wrinkles and faded yellow spots are hardly noticeable. She picks and pulls delicately at the sleeves and […]
Women didn’t always outnumber men in Ryerson’s classrooms. The first graduating class of the technical training institute in 1950 had only 30 women out of 190 students. They were entering programs like business, food technology and interior design with the determination to challenge male-dominated classrooms and campus arenas like the student press and athletics. For women’s history month, The Ryersonian […]