Fourth-year media production student Bianca Scarlato saw herself in front of the camera as an actor and singer before she fell into the online world of Instagram. The fourth-year RTA student had Broadway aspirations, but now she has become a sought-after Toronto photographer. She entered the realm of professional photography just over two years ago. Her career reached another level […]
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A feature film written and directed by Ryerson students is almost complete, but one thing is getting in their way —money. All of the work the team has done for their debut film so far has been financed from their not-so-deep student pockets, said Zach Silverstein, Ryerson film studies student and co-director of The Benz. “There are so many difficulties […]
What was supposed to be a film that displayed the work of L’Arche, an international organization based in Toronto that works with people living with developmental disabilities, turned out to be a touching documentary about a boy. Jason Clinker, a 23-year-old who lives with a developmental disability, has become the shining star of the RTA school of media documentary, Unwritten. […]
It’s considered to be the Oscars of the RTA school of media. The TARA Awards recognizes student achievements across the media school. The awards are a prestigious event for the media production, sport media and new media programs. This year, the 38th annual awards will be held on April 15 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts. Josh […]
RTA breaks Journalism’s karaoke winning streak.
Doesn’t recording yourself playing video games with your friends for YouTube sound like the dream final thesis project?
For one Ontario team, racing around the continent is a family affair.
“Murmurs” will feature 28 installations using light, film projection, 3D printing and virtual reality. They are all inspired by five songs from up-and-coming Canadian musicians.
The Allan Slaight Institute opened in the Rogers Communication Centre on Feb. 3, 2016.
Inspired by a documentary called The True Cost, radio and television arts student’s put on a fashion show as a capstone project featuring eight local designers’ sustainable fashion lines.
“We need to make sure that as things unfold, we adapt and we don’t set ourselves up in such a way that we cannot be nimble.”
A first-year student in sport media is the first recipient of the Barbara Turnbull award — named after the Toronto Star journalist.
On Dec. 14, the Mattamy Athletic Centre will host Ryerson’s largest eSports tournament, with a cash prize of $1,500.
This version corrects details about scholarship renewal in paragraph 8. The future of radio for students in the RTA school of media has never looked better, as construction continues in the Rogers Communications Centre. The building is currently undergoing renovations to create the Allan Slaight Radio Institute, after the school received a $3-million donation from Slaight’s family. Slaight, a prominent […]
What started as a post on Snapchat has blasted off into something much bigger for a second-year RTA school of media production student. Tully McWatters, 20, fooled hundreds of people into thinking he was selected as a candidate for the Mars One project. McWatters started by sending himself a bogus email that said he had been selected for the project. He […]
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 ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press. This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap, we were joined by newsroom manager Nicole Thompson, who discussed the recent Ryerson Student Union (RSU) […]
“We would rather sit on a subway and stare at our cellphone screens or an advertisement for 20 minutes than strike up a convo with those around us,” said fourth-year radio and television student, Spencer Cathcart. He and seven of his group members are using their final practicum project as an opportunity to show how socially awkward society can be […]
For eight students in the RTA school of media, a fourth-year practicum assignment has turned into something more than they ever imagined. Sportsnet has partnered with the students to create a show, Varsity Life, that will air nationally. Alex Bloomfield, Toby Kerr and Adrianne German went to Sportsnet to pitch the idea to Greg Sansone, Sportsnet’s director of programming, and […]
It can be tricky to make yourself vulnerable and take risks for art when you’re thinking about how your professors will react. Just ask Julia Wice. “I was like, ‘What if I got naked?’ and my friends were like, ‘Yeah, yeah, do it,’” said the third-year new media student. Wice, who was in her second year at the time, had […]
It’s a story made for TV — YTV to be exact. Ryerson graduate Mena Massoud and Duhin Nanda, a third-year media production student, were roommates in Neill Wycik student residence in 2012. The pair now share more than just that in common as they both work with YTV. The Tuesday Jan. 20 premiere of Open Heart put Ryerson theatre school […]
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 ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press. This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap, we have a story about Ryerson’s growing application numbers. Also, Ryerson received a rather sizable […]
In the wake of police crackdowns on civil liberties across the globe, the role of police and state in societies is being critically observed. Ryerson’s Studio for Media Activism and Critical Thought, a new research and creation hub for students, faculty and community, housed in the RTA School of Media, launches their first event today. It presents a forum featuring […]
Cope took home the top prize at the first-ever RTA Top Docs film festival Tuesday night. The documentary, created by four third-year media production students, tells the story of Taylor Lindsay-Noel and the life-changing incident that made her a quadriplegic. The film beat out four other finalists to win a $1,000 prize. “Our group is just really excited and proud […]
Take a young peasant girl in a medieval era, sword-fighting and the avenging of her parents’ death by killing the king, and you have Heiress, an interactive video game created by a group of eight fourth-year students in the RTA School of Media. The students call themselves Black Canvas Games and they are only the second group from the RTA program to risk going beyond radio and television to create a one-player, interactive video […]
Awards season is in full swing and Ryerson’s radio and television arts program is getting in on the spotlight. The first annual RTA Top Docs film festival will screen the top five documentaries this Tuesday, with entries produced by third-year RTA undergraduate students from David Tucker’s documentary production class. “With documentary you really get to reflect and follow a story […]
For generation Y, by generation Y. That’s the Gen Y Perspective, a TV show that airs online covering everything from politics to religion to breaking world news in a way that specifically caters to generation Y viewers. Run by a group of fourth-year RTA students for their practicum project, Gen Y Perspective hopes to break down stereotypes that gen-Yers are […]
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A group of Ryerson students is producing a drag show at the Winter Garden Theatre — with some help from the university president. Snow Queen, a live, one-hour performance featuring prominent Toronto-based drag queens, is set to hit the stage on Dec. 12, with the ticket proceeds going to support The 519 Church Street Community Centre. “Snow Queen is more […]
Shane Perusse, Ryersonian Staff Ryerson’s Radio and Television Arts (RTA) School of Media is the recipient of a significant donation from a prominent Toronto family. The funding will allow the school to expand infrastructure and promote student-produced broadcast content. Ryerson announced Friday that a $3-million donation from the Slaight Family Foundation has been finalized. The donation will be used in […]
The stigma surrounding depression can make it difficult to engage in an open and honest discussion with those who are affected by it. When I started writing about mental health issues for The Ryersonian, I knew that finding a student to open up would be a sensitive task. When I approached fourth-year RTA student Kyle Courneya about how he has […]
Somewhere, at some point, someone said women aren’t funny. The comedy game has long been thought of as a boys club, and women granted entrance were few and far between. But it’s safe to say that the boys club of comedy has been dismantled. This weekend is the opening of Toronto’s annual Just For Laughs 10-day comedy festival (JFL42), […]
Jo Temple is Toronto’s latest, unofficial mayoral candidate. She’s anti-sidewalks, fitness neutral, fiscally something and the heiress to a butter fortune. The only catch? She’s not real. The spoof candidate is part of a social awareness campaign that hopes to engage the youth vote, spearheaded by a group of 13 Ryerson radio and television arts (RTA) students. Jo Temple, loosely […]
Ryerson’s new Sports Media program is getting a broadcast centre, courtesy of Sportsnet. The Rogers-owned company will donate $750,000 to the Mattamy Athletic Centre for a new state-of-the-art centre, which will expose students to the latest technology in field production, digital media training, student-driven media productions, media marketing and media management. Ryerson’s RTA School of Media will launch in September 2014, and will only […]
By Anda Zeng Live blog by Zeng, Akemi Liyanage and Abby Chan Ryerson University journalism students emerged victorious at this year’s RTA vs. Journalism Karaoke Competition. The prizes of the evening: a 50-inch flat-screen television, a golden microphone trophy and program-wide bragging rights. The event took place on Feb. 27 at Ryerson’s campus pub, the Ram in the Rye. Journalism […]
Instead of sifting through readings in a textbook, Brian DeSousa, a second-year radio and television arts student, is playing The Walking Dead video game — not just for fun, but for class. Video games are becoming popular teaching tools for professors around the world. Earlier this year, a religious studies teacher at a secondary school in Norway incorporated The Walking […]
Two fourth-year radio and television arts students are in the process of creating an interactive documentary to raise awareness of epilepsy. The interactive, called Grey Matter, will portray everything a person with epilepsy feels, sees and hears when they experience an episode. Kattie Laur and Anthony Suen are the masterminds behind the project. “I have personal relationships with people who […]
They’re not even finished production, but a group of Ryerson students has already accomplished more than its members could have hoped for with their final-year film project. Emma, written by and starring Simon Paluck, is the story of a cancer patient named Emma who meets a young man (Paluck) and introduces him to a community of teenagers living and coping […]
A group of beginner filmmakers and directors said that the connections made while they were students at Ryerson University opened doors for them in a new career. On Nov. 6 a group of Ryerson’s grads featured at this year’s TIFF gathered at the Rogers Communication Centre to view and discuss their films with students. All of the filmmakers had recently […]
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is asking people to join a discussion about the future of television in the country. CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais was at Ryerson Thursday to launch the first session of Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians. The discussion is aimed at creating a framework “that in its essence will have to be dynamic, flexible [and] […]
Long lines at the equipment cage in the Rogers Communications Centre should be getting shorter soon, as 20 new staffers started work Sept. 19. According to Lesley Salvadori, Ryerson’s news media technical coordinator, the new staff, who were hired as work-study students, will be starting this week. Extra staff should ease wait times at the new Andy Kufluk Equipment Distribution […]
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