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Profs awarded for clean energy and biomedical research

Profs awarded for clean energy and biomedical research

On Aug. 26, five Ryerson professors each received a $150,000 boost to their new research efforts as recipients of the Early Research Award from the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science.   The award provides financial support to recently appointed faculty at publicly funded Ontario research institutions. The funding will help the projects develop robust labs and assemble capable research […]

by Alexa Jetta D'Addario· · News, Science & Technology
Prof. Russell Viirre in his lab in Kerr Hall. (Shane Perusse/Ryersonian Staff)

Prof working on treatment for cystic fibrosis

By Shane Perusse Last summer Russell Viirre, a Ryerson chemistry professor, began testing a new drug that could treat over 4,000 Canadian children living with cystic fibrosis (CF). Viirre, who is working on the drug along with Christine Bear, a senior scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is hopeful that their research will increase the life expectancy of […]

(Courtesy Ben Barry, Photo by Jaclyn Locke)

Q-and-A: Ryerson fashion professor, Ben Barry

Bringing issues of diversity to light in the fashion world has been Prof. Ben Barry’s goal since he was 14. The Ryerson School of Fashion associate professor is behind the Ben Barry Agency, a unique modelling agency for models who don’t necessarily fit the size 2 demographic. His agency has been making waves in the fashion world. Last December, he […]

by Vanessa Francone· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Anatoliy Gruzd, a business management professor at Ryerson, was named CRC in social media data stewardship on Feb. 9, 2016

Ryerson professors named Canada Research Chairs

They will receive $1.5 million over the next five years to further their respective research projects.

by Samantha Tapp· · News
Ryerson’s wind tunnel gets revamped

Ryerson’s wind tunnel gets revamped

Down in the basement of Kerr Hall, upgrades to a decade-old wind tunnel have officially been revealed.

by Rebecca Wood· · News
Eno Hysi is one of two Ryerson doctoral students who won a Vanier Canada Graduate scholarship. (Melissa Myers/Ryersonian Staff)

Vanier scholarship awarded to Ryerson students

Prestigious federal prize worth $150,000 awarded to two Ryerson doctoral students.

A survey released in 2013 by Harris Interactive showed that about 60 per cent of TV streamers binge-watched shows. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Study finds Netflix linked to depression

By Hailey Salvian A new poll indicating that university students consume TV mostly through streaming services is sparking a debate about mental health. The University of Texas studied the TV-watching habits of 300 young adults, as well as their emotional states, and found a strong link between depression levels and the hours of TV watched. These findings are important to […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 29

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 29

            The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from and from the Canadian University Press.     This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap,  we bring you a special extended episode cataloguing news from the past two weeks. Our top […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
Ryerson researchers say they've exploring alternatives to ultrasound in an effort to better detect tumours.

Pivotal cancer research explores new ways to detect tumours

A Ryerson researcher is studying a new way to locate cancer cells. And the secret is in the blood. Ryerson physics professor Michael Kolios is conducting research into photoacoustics, an emerging practice that foregoes traditional ultrasound detection in favour of measuring oxygen levels in blood to detect tumours. The practice, known as biomedical photoacoustics, is an alternative to ultrasound that […]

by Lee Richardson· · News, On Campus
A student exchanges opinions on a television show, while watching said show. Ryerson researchers say are exploring this phenomenon, dubbed the "second screen experience."

‘Second screen experience’: Ryerson researchers delve into new social media phenomenon

It’s common knowledge that Twitter is one of the world’s leading platforms for exchanges of opinion. But recently, people have taken the social media behemoth to a whole new level by tweeting their reactions in real-time as they watch TV. The phenomenon, dubbed the ‘Second Screen Experience’, has become so widespread that experts have begun researching the television viewers who […]

by Lee Richardson· · News
Ryersonian file photo.

Robarts’ shelves closed to Rye grad students and faculty

Ryerson faculty and graduate students will now have to fork over an extra $310 if they want to borrow from the largest academic library in Canada. On Sept. 1, Ryerson decided not to renew its borrower’s agreement with the University of Toronto Libraries due to a decline in usage and increasing costs. The decision was made after a discussion between […]

by Steven Gelis· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Anatoliy Gruzd is the director of Ryerson's new Social Media Lab and an associate professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management. (Laura Calabrese/Ryersonian Staff)

Lab for social media research comes to Rye

A Social Media Lab that will help students develop research techniques and professional skills is now open at Ryerson. The lab’s director Anatoliy Gruzd said students — as users of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat in their private lives — can recommend hypotheses, and then generate tests that researchers less familiar with these platforms may have missed or overlooked. “There’s a difference […]

Researcher Steve Naraine at a Tweed, Inc. facility in Smiths Falls, Ont. (Courtesy Tweed)

Ryerson researchers perfecting pot plants

Ryerson researchers are homing in on what makes the best conditions for growing weed. A small research team from Ryerson is working with a publicly traded medical marijuana harvester and supplier to determine the best kind of light for growing premium pot. “We looked at how light can affect yield, how light can affect potencies,” said Steve Naraine, a Ryerson […]

by Lee Richardson· · Business, News, On Campus, Top stories
The Writing Centre helped create an online module for essay writing. (Lauren Fogazzi / Ryersonian Staff)

Avoid procrastination with new online learning tool

Two Ryerson resource centres have come together to launch a new online tool that will help struggling students write a successful research essay. Ryerson’s library and Writing Centre are working together on the joint project, tentatively called “RU-Search: Student guide to Writing and Research,” which will allow students to access an online database that can direct students towards the proper […]

David Xu, Ryerson engineering professor, and the small lithium polymer battery he is testing on. (Peter Lozinski / Ryersonian Staff)

Professor researches power-saving batteries for office buildings

  These aren’t your typical batteries. While a regular AA battery can power a remote control for a few months, the lithium polymer batteries David Xu, a Ryerson engineering professor, is researching could power about 1,000 homes for an hour. Xu is hoping he can use these shipping container-sized batteries to help supply power to office buildings and to solve one […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Panel provides students with insights on research grants

Panel provides students with insights on research grants

An expert panel gave graduate students and faculty researchers tips for how to successfully engage government funders at Ryerson Feb. 14. They discussed the importance of having a clear and simply written proposal that will engage government funders and policy makers who are not familiar with technical jargon. According to the experts, funders are more interested in the end result […]

by Jean Ko Din· · Live Blog
Carly Watson making one of her vegetable lentil soups that she has been eating during her vegan diets. (Hillary MacDonald / Ryersonian Staff)

Spring Break: Crash diets

While most students are worrying about upcoming midterms, Carly Watson is worrying about what she eats, and how she will look during spring break. Watson, a fourth-year graphic communications management student, said she has been thinking about her resort vacation in Punta Cana. She wants people to say, ‘“She never used to look good (but now she does).’” Watson experimented […]

by Hillary MacDonald· · Arts & Life, Food, Health, Top stories
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
Ryerson prof designs new ‘morphing’ wings for environmentally friendly air travel

Ryerson prof designs new ‘morphing’ wings for environmentally friendly air travel

Air travel could become more environmentally friendly if one Ryerson aerospace engineering professor’s innovative design for aircraft wings is successful. With the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Jeff Xi and team are changing the way aircraft wings are structured with their “morphing” design. Traditionally, aircraft wings are stationary, meaning they remain in a fixed […]

Ryerson professor selected to join Royal Society

Ryerson professor selected to join Royal Society

A Ryerson professor has been elected into Canada’s prestigious fellowship of academics. Psychology professor Martin Antony is one of 84 Canadian scholars, scientists and artists selected to join the Royal Society this year as their newest group of fellows. “The fellowship is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences in Canada,” said Russell MacDonald, […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus