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Olivia McLeod / Ryersonian Staff

TV reboots – a ’90s kid’s dream come true?

Is the feeling of nostalgia worth bringing back our favourite ’90s TV shows?

Facebook rolls out new tool for helping at-risk users

Facebook rolls out new tool for helping at-risk users

Facebook is rolling out a new tool to help users at risk of suicide. Users of the social network will be able to report their friend’s posts if they contain worrying language or thoughts, and Facebook will give them an option to send a message of personal support. The new tool will only be available in the U.S., and Facebook […]

by Emily Joveski· · Health, Science & Technology
Kelly McShane, a Ryerson psychology professor, will be creating four 15-minute modules based around program evaluation with the grant money she received. (Eman Ali/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson profs’ online modules to enhance learning across Ontario

Eight Ryerson professors have been given a total of $375,000 by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ Shared Online Course Fund to develop seven online learning modules that will enhance in-class learning. The modules have names such as “Fundamental Techniques of Modern Imaging” and “The Naked Entrepreneur, Season Four: Canadian Entrepreneur Icons.” Ryerson faculty prepared 32 proposals and seven […]

by Eman Ali· · News, On Campus
Ryerson students reveal their online aliases

Ryerson students reveal their online aliases

Sylvia Ta Part-time business administration and marketing Alias: Sylvia Beautycakez on YouTube For Sylvia Ta, being a YouTube personality was not part of her plan when she uploaded her first hair tutorial in high school. “It was actually kind of a fluke,” said Ta. Ta created the video for a friend living afar who had asked her how she had […]

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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
Online course survey participation is low among students at Ryerson University. Data provided by Office of Faculty Affairs website. (Tara Deschamps / Ryersonian Staff)

Students slacking with online course surveys

Fewer than half of Ryerson students assess their instructors using online course surveys, reveals the school’s latest evaluation data. When Ryerson debuted its online survey in the fall of 2007, 38 per cent of students opted to complete evaluations on the Internet. The survey allowed students to numerically answer questions about the effectiveness of instructors and their courses. Since then, […]

by Tara Deschamps· · News, On Campus, students, Top stories
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
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 […]

All it takes to get fired is a single tweet

All it takes to get fired is a single tweet

“Rick Nash is getting married at the resort and apparently it’s a big deal.” That was the relatively harmless tweet made by Syra Dhaliwal back in July about Canadian hockey player Rick Nash. The tweet ultimately led to her termination at the Rousseau, a JW Marriott Resort & Spa in Muskoka. The former Wilfrid Laurier political science student’s shift began […]

by Sarah Warne· · Features, Interactives, Top stories