Since opening in 2012, the Mattamy Athletic Centre has had to balance two roles. Owned by Ryerson and paid for in part with $20 million in student money, the building has a private obligation to the university and its members. But, also splitting the bill is the federal government, whose $20 million contribution means the MAC has a second duty […]
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A new scholarship in memory of a former member of the Rams men’s basketball team is in the works thanks in part to a new Ryerson student-made basketball documentary. Luke Galati, a fourth year journalism student, is the director of the award-winning documentary film Eastern. The film follows Toronto high school Eastern Commerce and its final season of their record-breaking […]
The City of Toronto has approved the next phase of the Ryerson Public Realm Plan, including major changes to Gould Street. Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27 city councillor, announced the plan’s approval and a $2-million investment on Oct. 5. Ryerson’s Public Realm Plan focuses on creating green spaces and street art and public furniture to make Ryerson a “people-first” urban environment. […]
There will be plenty of new faces in the Ryerson Rams men’s hockey lineup this season. After finishing sixth in the Ontario University Athletics’ West Division last season, the Rams have added 10 recruits to the roster. Interim head coach Johnny Duco expects this year’s team to be a talented one. “I think we may be a team early on, because […]
Sacha Lank didn’t start off as a dancer, but the 20-year-old is back for a third consecutive season — her second as captain — of the Ryerson Rams Dance Pak. The team kicked off a new season this week, hoping to build on their second place finish at last year’s Flashdance University Challenge. For Lank, who is also a […]
The Rams men’s hockey team has added some offensive punch to its roster. Forward Matt Mistele, who registered 33 goals and 58 points in 61 Ontario Hockey League games last season, has been added to the Rams roster for the 2016-17 campaign. “We see him as the total package,” said Rams interim head coach Johnny Duco. “He’s a really good […]
Fifth-year Rams hockey players not so fondly remember their old playing facility.
Say goodbye to the old white and blue, sweat-stained machines at the Ryerson Athletic Centre.
The Ryerson Rams men’s’ volleyball team suffered its first loss of the season last week.
As the city prepares for colder months, homeless people were invited to the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) to receive backpacks designed to make life a little easier on the street. Homeless Connect Toronto hosted the Nov. 8 event and offered other services such as haircuts, clothing banks, dental screenings, chiropractic care, ID clinics, and legal and immigration services. “The event […]
Ryerson students pay the most out of the three largest enrolled Toronto universities to see a personal trainer.
Ryerson’s Trans Collective is working with the Ryerson Athletic Centre to make change rooms more friendly for transgender students.
Graham Brown was named chief executive officer of CIS earlier this month. He joins CIS following a long history with Rugby Canada.
Three Ryerson Rams have reported to NHL prospect camps this weekend. This is the second consecutive year Rams athletes have been selected for NHL rookie camps.
It’s been two years but Ryerson’s new curling team is almost set to take to the ice. The first games will occur Sept. 29 and 30 at the Leaside Curling Club.
Ryerson’s women’s basketball team is moving on to the OUA Final Four for the first time in school history after a convincing 73-47 quarter-final victory over the Ottawa Gee-Gees, on Saturday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Rams were able to overcome an Ottawa team ranked No. 1 in the OUA in terms of defence. Led by star guard Keneca […]
Both Rams basketball teams celebrated senior night with a win over the Queen’s Golden Gaels at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) on Friday. The women’s team won 72-62, increasing their winning streak to 10 games. The men’s side won 94-67 for its 11th straight victory. It was the final regular season game for both Rams teams before the OUA playoffs. […]
More than just victories are on the line as the Ryerson men’s hockey team opened the first round of the playoffs Jan. 11. The Rams took on the University of Toronto (U of T) Varsity Blues and the title of best team in Toronto is up for grabs. Coming into the final weeks of the season, Ryerson and U of […]
(Produced by Beza Getachew and Aaron Navarro) Ryerson Athletics is launching a major advertising campaign to promote its national men’s basketball championships. The Canadian Interuniversity Sport Final 8 Championships will be held at the Mattamy Athletic Centre from March 12 to 15. This is the first time Ryerson is hosting a national championship for any sport, which also makes it the first Toronto university to […]
The Rams couldn’t find their scoring touch last night in game one of their Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoff series against the University of Toronto (U of T). They lost 2-1 on home ice. The Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) was busy last night with both men’s basketball and hockey playing one floor apart. But on this night hockey was the main […]
The women’s and men’s basketball teams extended both of their winning streaks with wins over the Lakehead Thunderwolves on Saturday night. The women’s team overcame 21 turnovers to beat the Thunderwolves 83-75, upping their winning run to eight games. The men’s team followed that with a commanding opening quarter that led to an 80-65 victory, its ninth straight. It was […]
(Luke Williams/Ryersonian Staff) Something new is going to be flying high in the MAC. Brizi, the company that makes these social media drones, is a company inside the Digital Media Zone (DMZ) at Ryerson that is hoping to introduce drone blimps to Rams sporting events. Anna Hu, co-founder and business lead on Brizi, says it’s more than just a blimp, […]
(Produced by Beza Getachew and Aaron Navarro) On this week’s episode, we take a look at how the basketball court for the tournament is constructed More In the Post: Episode one: Dan the Man(ager) Episode three: Going Graphic
The men’s and women’s basketball teams were both winners Wednesday night in a double header which extended both teams’ leads atop their conferences. A composed finish from rookie Sofia Paska helped the women’s basketball team to its longest winning streak since the 2010-11 season. Paska scored 8 points—including 6 of 6 on free throws—in the final 3:20 to help the […]
An airborne irritant was the reason for the evacuation of the former Maple Leaf Gardens Wednesday night. Dan Berger, the manager of the Mattamy Athletic Centre, along with a Loblaws employee and Toronto EMS, have confirmed the cause of the early-evening evacuation. It still isn’t know exactly what irritant caused the problem. Both the MAC and Loblaws, which share the building, were evacuated […]
Maple Leaf Gardens, including the Mattamy Athletic Centre and Loblaws, has been evacuated following reports of “noxious” fumes in the building. Toronto Fire Services was called to Maple Leaf Gardens around 7:40 p.m. with reports of people coughing and having difficulty breathing. One person has been taken to hospital with “minor respiratory irritation,” says Toronto Paramedic Services. They say that the patient […]
A man has been charged after three people were injured following a stabbing in front of the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) Sunday morning near Church and Carlton Streets.Police say the suspect was arrested at College and Yonge Streets Sunday, after a man began attacking people in the street at around 8:30 a.m.One woman in her 20s suffered a stab wound […]
Canada’s junior hockey team will play at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in December as part of its preparation for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship. TSN’s Bob McKenzie tweeted on Wednesday that Canada will play two games against the Canadian Interuniversity Sport all-stars on Dec.13 and 14. Players report to CAN's national junior team final evaluation camp in TOR on […]
The Ryerson Rams basketball teams play their home openers Wednesday amidst a very successful start to their regular seasons. Both the men’s and women’s teams will take on the Western Mustangs at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Mustangs are going to have their hands full playing on the road against Ryerson The men’s team is 2-0 on the year, defeating […]
Getting students to watch Ryerson varsity sports is a difficult task, but the current strategies the school has used have worked extremely well so far. The best strategy so far has been cheap beer at men’s hockey games. It’s a marketing manoeuvre that’s perfectly catered to university students who have a penchant for drinking, but have trouble with affording it […]
The Ryerson Rams have scored another big victory for their athletics program. The Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) selection committee announced on Monday morning in a press release the hosts of eight national championships in soccer and volleyball over the next two years. Following up last month’s bid for the women’s volleyball championship, Ryerson has been selected as the host of […]
The Ryerson Rams women’s hockey team lost 3-1 to the Guelph Gryphons last night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Rams outshot their opponent 38-31 and had quality scoring chances, but just couldn’t get the puck past Gryphons goaltender Stephanie Nehring. The first period ended in a 1-1 tie, with both sides exchanging quick goals. Guelph’s Jessica Pinkerton scored […]
The Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team put on a show with a huge win in its home opener at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Thursday. The Rams came away with a 10-3 victory over the Laurentian Voyageurs as forwards Mitch Gallant and Kyle Blaney led the offensive onslaught with two individual hat tricks. While head coach Graham Wise gave […]
A university official has been chaperoning the Ryerson men’s hockey team on all overnight trips since players were caught drinking alcohol last year on a trip to Princeton University. The decision was made after the incident. At the end of last season, it was decided the monitoring of the team would continue this year. Brian Shantz, athletics services co-ordinator was […]
The Ryerson Rams played three games this weekend. The team lost all three games. On Friday they lost 3-1 to the Toronto Varsity Blues, losing the last set 12-25. On Saturday afternoon, it lost 3-2 to the York Lions, losing the last set 15-9. The second game on Saturday evening against the Lions was shorter. The Rams lost 3-1. It […]
The Ryerson Rams have had their first taste of a new rule of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). In the first men’s hockey exhibition game on Sept. 12, overtime was played with one fewer man on the ice per side than usual. “I actually had no idea that it changed until overtime started last game, when the ref came by and […]
The only sports news show in Toronto that focuses on high school and post-secondary sports will air its first episode tonight at 7 p.m. Called Trending T.O. Sports, the RogersTV show is produced by Melissa Kurtin, who decided to start a show that would focus on highlights exclusively from schools. The show’s coverage includes Ryerson University, York University, University of Toronto, Humber College, […]
The start of classes marks the beginning of a new and pivotal athletics season for Ryerson. The university is looking to take the next step towards becoming a major player on the national stage. Since the opening of the Mattamy Athletic Centre in 2012, Ryerson has shown a commitment to athletics and the investment has paid off. It hosted the […]
Ashley Wronzberg played for her fair share of teams throughout her hockey career, but no stint has been as special as her recent opportunity to play for the Ryerson Rams women’s team. Part of that stems from the fact that Wronzberg, 27, will be re-pursuing her studies as a first-year criminology student at Ryerson. The other, and perhaps more important factor, […]
In the world of college basketball, summer is generally a time when players and personnel get to catch their breath and relax from the gruelling grind of the regular and post-seasons — only if your name isn’t Roy Rana. Rana, who enters his sixth season as the head coach of the Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team, had a busier […]
Ryerson University welcomed four Canadian Olympians to Toronto at an event at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on March 26. Ivan Joseph, director of athletics at Ryerson University, introduced Olympic moguls skiers Mikael Kingsbury and the three Dufour-Lapointe sisters –Justine, Chloe and Maxime–at a ceremony honouring the athletes and their return to Canadian soil. “It’s not every day we have a chance […]
Ryerson engineering students unveiled a machine on Tuesday that will help light up the CN Tower through a series of chain reactions. It was built as part of an annual event, organized by the Engineering Student Societies’ Council of Ontario, to bring universities together to celebrate National Engineering Month. According to the ESSCO website, the Rube Goldberg relay is intended […]
By Victor Ferreira Andrea Bartlett stood in a green room at the Mattamy Athletic Centre practising her key when eight burly men in black suits and earpieces walked in. Prime Minister Stephen Harper followed them. Bartlett, a third-year human resource management student, became the first person to sing the Canadian national anthem at the Mattamy Athletic Centre’s opening ceremony on Aug. […]
The second-ranked Ottawa Gee-Gees upset the top-ranked Carleton Ravens 78-77 to win the 2014 OUA Wilson Cup. The thrilling championship battle took place at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Mar. 1. Ottawa guard Johnny Berhanemeskel knocked down the game winner on a step back jump shot near the foul line with just 0.5 seconds left. The senior guard finished the game […]
The Ryerson Students’ Union is surveying students about whether they’d like to see women-only gym time. The proposal has already sparked controversy on campus. The survey has garnered more than 2,000 responses, and is one step in a campaign to make athletic facilities more accessible for women. Some students criticize the proposal, saying the gym should be equally accessible for […]