Post Tagged with: "Ontario"

Spadina Rd. is just one of the streets in the city that now has street signs featuring indigenous names. (Kayla Goodfield)

News in brief: Minimum wage, street signs, and VP university relations

By Kayla Kuefler, Samantha Relich and Brittany Spencer New toys for graphic communications management Ryerson’s School of Graphic Communications Management has received a new, high-tech toy. The flexo plate imager, donated by Esko, will allow students to continue to hone their skills in flexographic platemaking — which is used widely in packaging design. The new printer also gives Ryerson students […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Posters at the Ryerson counselling centre . (Jayna Rana / Ryersonian Staff)

Depression, anxiety and suicide on the rise at Canadian universities

Depression, anxiety and suicide attempts are increasing among students at Ontario colleges and universities. The rising demand for mental health services is making it hard for campuses to keep up. The new mental health statistics were released today, in a report by the Ontario University College Health Association (OUCHA). The report analyzed responses from 25,000 students gathered this spring.   […]

by David Greenberg· · Health, News, students
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UPDATED: Student leaders say Ryerson’s sexual violence policy isn’t reaching all students

Ryerson student leaders agree with administration that the new Sexual Violence Policy is raising awareness on campus, but worry that the message isn’t reaching the average student. Tamara Jones, vice-president equity at the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU), said she notices more awareness of the policy, but only among students actively involved in the Ryerson community. “Some students do know [about […]

by Patricia Karounos· · News, On Campus
Students rally to lower tuition fees at a Ryerson Students' Union Freeze the Fees events.  (Marija Petrovic, Ryersonian Staff)

More tuition, more problems

Ontario post-secondary students are still paying the highest tuition costs across Canada, according to a Statistics Canada report released last week. Full-time Ontario undergraduates are paying an average of $8,114 in tuition this year, according to the report. Fees in the province are up more than three per cent from the 2015-2016 academic year, and far exceed the national average […]

A new study says university graduates don't have the essential skills necessary for the workforce. (Ryersonian)

New grads lacking essential skills

Ryerson University is expressing interest in a pilot program that will assess whether new graduates are prepared for the workforce. The program is a result of a study, conducted by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO), that found that new university and college grads were lacking essential skills like problem-solving and math. Ryerson hopes to be a part […]

by Greg Hanna· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
'Role Models' talk about their experiences in postsecondary education for the Take Your Future Further campaign launched Feb. 2, 2016. 
(Curtesy Council of Ontario Universities)

Campaign tackles low Indigenous enrolment in university

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.

by Krista Hessey· · News
(Maham Shakeel/Ryersonian Staff) (Courtesy DMZ)

Protesters address rising tuition and hospital cuts

Government cuts to social programs and public services brought protesters to the front steps of Queen’s Park on Monday afternoon.

by Olivia McLeod· · News
Mohamed Lachemi at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Jan.26, 2016. Photo by Kalem Mc Sween

Lachemi Joins Wynne in India

Interim president Mohamed Lachemi will be traveling with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on her 10-day trade mission to India.

by Dale Mulligan· · News
Dalton McGuinty talks with Ryerson students Nov. 27, 2015. (Katie Raskina/Ryersonian Staff)

“Do what’s right,”: Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty discusses leadership with Ryerson students

Dalton McGuinty talked to students about leadership Nov. 25, 2015 and promoted his new book.

A flu vaccine. (Courtesy Government of Alberta)

Ryerson: Students should get the flu shot, stay home if sick

With flu season approaching, Ryerson taking precautions to protect students and faculty

by Adetayo Bero· · Health, On Campus
Man getting drenched by wall of water outside Ryerson University's ENG building (Credit: Katie

Fall storm sweeps through city, a dozen pedestrians struck by vehicles

Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for Toronto Wednesday morning. Ryerson students were seen huddled under umbrellas and rain jackets, and avoiding walls of water sent flying by cars hitting puddles in the road.

by Kathryn-Lynn Raskina· · News, Videos, Weather
Under Ontario's new sexual education curriculum, Grade 1 students will learn about issues such as healthy relationships and consent. (Courtesy of Ged Carroll)

Ontario sex-ed reform: When it comes to sex-ed, ‘yes’ matters

In September, Ontario Grade 1 students will start learning about healthy relationships, consent and a wider curriculum that deals with other issues. In third grade they’ll learn about the concept of same-sex relationships and the next year they will start learning about how to be safe online, as well as how puberty works. In Grade 6, they’ll be taught what […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
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
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Ryerson students help bring net-zero community to London, Ont.

Lights controlled by a smartphone, electric cars that charge overnight and a rooftop garden that supplies food to the grocery store below — these are all features of a new energy-efficient and environmentally responsible community that Ryerson students are helping to build in London, Ont. The multipurpose, 70-hectare neighbourhood (over eight times the size of Ryerson’s campus) has been designed […]

by Leah Jensen· · News, Off Campus
In The Post: Episode One – Dan the Man(ager)

In The Post: Episode One – Dan the Man(ager)

(Produced by Beza Getachew and Aaron Navarro)On this week’s episode, we speak with the general manager of the Mattamy Athletic Centre–the venue for the CIS Final 8 tournament. More in the Post: Episode two: Setting the Stage Episode three: Going Graphic

by Ryersonian Staff· · Basketball, Sports, Top stories, Videos
(Ashani Jodha/Ryersonian Staff)

Ottawa’s cuts are Ryerson’s gains

Warren Wakarchuk was driving on the 401 when he heard his boss on the radio. Wakarchuk had worked at the National Research Council (NRC) for the last 20 years. That day, the new president was on the radio to announce changes to how the NRC would function. It was the beginning of the end of his career as a federal […]

by Nicole Thompson· · News, Top stories
University applications down, but Ryerson applications rise

University applications down, but Ryerson applications rise

Ryerson has managed to increase fall 2015 applications despite an overall decrease in total applications to university, according to Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) statistics. For the second year in a row, the number of high school students applying to Ontario universities has decreased. OUAC reported 2,796 fewer applications than last year, a 0.7 per cent drop. Meanwhile, Ryerson application […]

President Sheldon Levy and  Julia Hanigsberg cutting the grand opening tape to the Hub Cafe.

Grand opening of Hub Cafe brings fresh, local produce to students

As you walk through Ryerson’s newly-renovated Hub Cafe, you can see buckets full of freshly-picked fruit, hear the sizzling sound of bacon frying on a grill, and smell freshly baked butter tarts. The big reveal came after $840,000 worth of renovations. The Hub Cafe is part of a larger initiative by Ryerson Eats, promoting fresh Ontario-sourced food for the campus […]

Students gather at the Zone Learning fair on Gould Street on Sept. 25. (Anda Zeng/Ryersonian Staff)

Province grants Ryerson $2 million: for what?

  Last week, the province announced it’s given Ryerson a $2 million grant as part of its Campus-Linked Accelerators program to fund student entrepreneurial projects. Ryerson University president Sheldon Levy said this funding will “allow us to extend even further our commitment to build a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation across our campus, city and region.” But what does this […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Follow the money: Ryerson’s provincial grants

Follow the money: Ryerson’s provincial grants

Last Tuesday, Ryerson received $2 million from the Ontario government to expand its role in entrepreneurship and innovation. The funding was provided as part of the province’s Youth Jobs Strategy. The following infographic shows exactly how much money Ryerson receives from the provincial government over the last 10 years and how it compares to other Ontario universities. Create Infographics

by Katherine Elizabeth DeClerq· · News
The RSU holds up sign about student debt during Magnet launch. (Laura Calabrese?Ryersonian Staff)

UPDATED: Province, job portal react after RSU members crash event

An online job portal and the provincial government have responded after Ryerson Students’ Union members interrupted a joint event on Wednesday. Magnet Today’s head says he understands the students’ point of view when they stormed the stage to speak out against high tuition fees but did not voice support for their cause. “We’re at an university, and everybody has a right to express their opinions,” […]

Students should expect to pay higher tutition over the next three years. This will be particularly difficult for students in Ontario universities, who already pay more than the Canadian average. (Katherine DeClerq)

At a glance: tuition on the rise

Students should expect to pay higher tuition over the next three years. This will be particularly difficult for students in Ontario universities, who already pay more than the Canadian average.   This story was first published in The Ryersonian, a weekly newspaper produced by the Ryerson School of Journalism, on Sept. 17, 2014.

by Katherine Elizabeth DeClerq· · News
New tabled legislation cracks down on distracted drivers in Ontario

New tabled legislation cracks down on distracted drivers in Ontario

Liberal Transportation Minister Glen Murray introduced the Keeping Ontario’s Roads Safe Act yesterday,the Toronto Star reported. If passed, fines and penalties are going to go up for distracted drivers. This proposal comes just one month after Annemarie Bonkalo, chief justice of the Ontario Court of Justice, passed a judicial order that increases fines for distracted driving. The order came into effect today. Being caught using […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, Off Campus
Ontario premiere Kathleen Wynne answered questions on Reddit this morning.(Courtesy Twitter)

Premier Kathleen Wynne takes to Reddit for AMA

Social media users logged on to Reddit on Tuesday to take advantage of the opportunity to ask Premier Kathleen Wynne anything they wanted for an hour. While the page received over 1,000 responses from Redditors, both of questions and comments, Wynne answered only 10. Some comments criticize the premier for avoiding the tough questions and providing scripted answers. The top […]

by Chelsea Shim· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Mayor Rob Ford in a Ryersonian file photo. A Mount Sinai Hospital colorectal specialist announced Wednesday evening Ford has an aggressive cancer.

GTA mayors urge provincial and federal governments to help pay for ice storm costs

Greater Toronto Area mayors and council members came together Friday to ask the provincial and federal governments for millions of dollars to help with the cleanup costs from last month’s ice storm. Ontario Municipal Affairs Minister Linda Jeffrey was at Friday’s meeting to hear from the municipalities and address their recommendations. Jeffrey says it could take months to review the figures but […]

by Angela Hoyos· · News, Off Campus

Interactive: Tech monitors driving habits, may save students on insurance

Car insurance companies are starting to offer new technology that could mean big savings for university-aged drivers. The technology, known as telematics, (information technology enabling the long distance transmission of data) is part of new usage-based auto insurance being offered for drivers in Ontario. “Innovative programs like this is something insurers are looking at to attract business,” said Pete Karageorgos, […]

Report: Tuition still on the rise

In less than the time it takes to finish a four-year degree, tuition will increase by 13 per cent, according to a recent study released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Rising tuition is nothing new, but the steep increase means annual average fees will move from $6,610 to an estimated $7,437 by fall 2016. “As funding for post-secondary […]

by Kim Brown· · News, On Campus