Students from Ryerson University, Seneca College and the University of Toronto have come together to build an environmentally sustainable condominium. The team is called ECOstudios. The condo is called the solarBLOCK and is designed for urban living. It works by drawing energy from the city’s energy grid but on a yearly basis it will give just as much energy back, […]
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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 […]
The U.S. election and LGBTQ issues were some of the topics Premier Kathleen Wynne spoke about when she visited Ryerson yesterday. Wynne was at the Ted Rogers Business School of Management to talk to students as part of a speaker series for the Regulation Government and Socially Responsible Management class taught by Prof. Asher Alkoby. “I really enjoy the opportunity to hear […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Government cuts to social programs and public services brought protesters to the front steps of Queen’s Park on Monday afternoon.
Interim president Mohamed Lachemi will be traveling with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on her 10-day trade mission to India.
With flu season approaching, Ryerson taking precautions to protect students and faculty
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.
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 […]
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 […]
(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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]