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Majority of Ryerson students are in programs not in demand by employers

A study of post-secondary institutions in more than 30 countries revealed that the majority of students are not taking majors that are in high demand by employers, and Ryerson’s students are not an exception.

The study is called Education at a Glance 2017 and it was conducted by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) last September. The OECD is an intergovernmental organization made up of 35 member countries including Canada.

by Mansoor Tanweer· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Legal Innovation Zone gets $50k grant

Legal Innovation Zone gets $50k grant

The Legal Innovation Zone at Ryerson received a $50,000 grant from the Law Foundation of Ontario to research how technology innovation can give young people better access to the Canadian justice system. “We invited a call for applications and the Ryerson Legal Innovation Zone submitted an application which we approved. It has a reputation for doing cutting-edge work looking at […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · News, On Campus
Ryerson unfazed despite criticism of law school proposal

Ryerson unfazed despite criticism of law school proposal

The deans of Canada’s law schools shared some concerns about Ryerson’s letter of intent (LOI) to become an accredited law school. Their response letter that said the program elements Ryerson considers innovative are already being taught at other universities. Ryerson released its LOI in Oct. 2016, proposing a Juris Doctor (JD) law degree founded in legal and technological innovation. It […]

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · News, On Campus
(Danielle Lee)

Law practice program gets two more years

The Law Society of Upper Canada has passed a motion to extend Ryerson’s Law Practice Program for another two years. Last week, it was decided that the LPP will continue operation to allow for more innovative training for future lawyers, according to the program’s executive director, Chris Bentley. “We’re delighted that we will have a couple of more years to […]

by Danielle Lee· · News
(Horst Herget Photography)

New law school, new technology

Ryerson’s proposed new law school will lead the way with technology in the classroom, according to the university’s president, Mohamed Lachemi. “We think there’s a way that the legal education can go to the next level and meet the demands of community, of consumers and society in the 21st century,” said Lachemi. “And this is why we want to bring […]

by Danielle Lee· · News
Students at Osgoode Hall Law School. Ryerson's first intake of law students is planned for September 2018. (Five-two via Flickr)

Law school could soon be coming to Ryerson

Ryerson plans to launch a new law school by 2020, according to a letter of intent released this week. According to the letter, the program will be based on problem-solving and hands-on learning. It  will include a required professional placement. “Exposing law students to the perspectives of other professionals at an early stage will enable them to better integrate their […]

by Robert Mackenzie· · News
Jian Ghomeshi getting out of his car on Feb. 5, 2016 (Aidan Cox/Ryersonian Staff)

Ghomeshi trial raising questions about Canada’s judicial system

Experts say that there is no easy fix to what some are saying is a flawed judicial system, concerns that have come around due to the highly publicized Jian Ghomeshi trial.

by Kanwal Rafiq· · Jian Ghomeshi on Trial, News
In an exclusive Q-&-A, Jane Doe says she fears nothing has changed in the conversation about rape

In an exclusive Q-&-A, Jane Doe says she fears nothing has changed in the conversation about rape

Jane Doe, the woman who succesfully sued Tornonto police for their investigation of her sexual assault and whose name is still under court-protected publication ban, says nothing has changed in the conversation about rape. In the weeks since the Jian Ghomeshi news broke, she says the public has heard too much from lawyers and the media, and not enough from community experts […]

by Ramna Shahzad· · Media, News, Top stories
Pictured from left to right: Kate Culver, David Reynolds and Rahul Sharma, lawyers from Miller Thomson. (Courtesy Ryerson online)

Ryerson’s Law Research Centre offers free legal advice

The Ryerson Law Research Centre has been providing students with free legal advice for four years, but now its monthly events are gaining traction. Organized by student volunteers, the centre holds a free legal clinic once a month for students to attend. “It takes some time to increase awareness, said Pnina Alon-Shenker, who works with the Law Research Centre. “There […]

by Arti Panday· · News, On Campus, Top stories
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 9

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 9

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from, and from the Canadian University Press. Here are the stories mentioned in this week’s podcast: Mayor Ford stripped of some of his powers at rowdy council meeting Trudeaumania at Ryerson residence cafeteria […]

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