Post Tagged with: "RTA"

RTA practicum students at the premiere of For Clara.(Justin Bellmore/Ryersonian Staff)

RTA film ‘For Clara’ raises awareness for saving lives through organ donating

“Everyday, somebody’s life is being changed and the real tragedy is all the people who don’t get that chance.”

The FCAD Fab Lab is located on the first floor of the Ryerson School of Interior Design. (Robyn Bell/Ryersonian)

New 3D Print Lab Offers More Opportunities for FCAD students

  Ryerson now has its very own 3D print lab, the FCAD Fab Lab, in the Ryerson School of Interior Design (RSID) at 302 Church St., but it will not be available for all Ryerson students. The budget for the new 3D print lab was approximately $130,000 which included 15 printers, and the supplies. Jeremy Littler, a technical support worker […]

An eating disorder on camera

An eating disorder on camera

Justine Riches sits in her den-turned-bedroom in her downtown Toronto apartment, perched above a 7-Eleven. Defeated, she hits record, “It’s really frustrating watching myself fail,” she says to the camera. The video is time stamped Dec. 3, 2016, 10:40 p.m. Her unmade bed peaks out in the background. “I want to end the stigma behind it. But this just feels […]

by Vanessa Nigro· · Features, students
Official comic book cover illustrated by Katie Burns

Bringing a comic book to life

Yona Strauss and Izzy Ahrbeck explore the theory of dual personas through a comic book and web series.

by Andre Varty· · Arts & Life, Media
RTA-approved film creates controversy

RTA-approved film creates controversy

Some students are offended by the content of the film — “Victim” — and have used social media to voice their concerns. The film was approved by RTA faculty members for a practicum project.

by Robyn Bell· · News, On Campus
Joyce Carpenter, the mother of Patricia Carpenter, in her home during shooting for the documentary. (Courtesy Shades of Our Sisters)

RTA project honours missing and murdered indigenous women

For their final thesis project, eight media production students came together and created Shades of Our Sisters, an installation that celebrates the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women, trans and two-spirit individuals. The project focuses on the lives of Patricia Carpenter and Sonya Cywink, two of the more than 1200 missing and murdered indigenous women. The installation is a […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Media, News
You could say For Jane is a Ryerson based band with members from RTA.

Looking for local bands? The Music Den’s got you covered

On Nov. 18, The Music Den is launching a free monthly concert series to connect Toronto music lovers to local artists. The initiative, based out of the TransMedia Zone, works to create more opportunities for local bands to play live shows. The Music Den hopes to attract Ryerson students to the shows by making live music more accessible and less […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Music
Mary Gyulay is the inspiration behind the film VIABLE. (Courtesy Melissa Scicluna)

Q-and-A: Rye grad and ‘VIABLE’ director talks MS

In the summer of 2014, Mary Gyulay was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and at the age of 22 her life changed forever. Her journey inspired the story behind the short film VIABLE, which she directed and co-wrote. Gyulay is an RTA graduate who initially created this short film with her team of RTA grads for their course practicum. The film was […]

RTA student and stick n' poke artist Fion Liu gives a client a tattoo in her studio. (Kelsey Adams)

RTA stick ‘n’ poke artist stabbing her way into the industry

Fourth-year new media student Fion Liu gave her first stick ‘n’ poke tattoo in 2014 on a Tinder date. Her date asked her to poke a Chinese character on him and he supplied her with sewing needles, a vodka cap bottle and India ink. For decades this has been how most stick ‘n’ poke tattoos occur: in the spur of […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Visual Arts & Design
(Courtesy Bianca Scarlato)

Students to Watch: RTA photographer achieves Instagram fame

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 […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Media, Photography
(Courtesy The Benz)

Ryerson students rev up support for ‘The Benz’

A 45-minute 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 […]

by Isabelle Docto· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
RTA doc focuses on developmental disabilities

RTA doc focuses on developmental disabilities

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. […]

by Michael Sist· · Arts & Life, Health
(Courtesy Tara Awards)

Students roll out red carpet for TARA awards

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 takes karaoke win

RTA takes karaoke win

RTA breaks Journalism’s karaoke winning streak.

RTA students create the ultimate video channel

RTA students create the ultimate video channel

Doesn’t recording yourself playing video games with your friends for YouTube sound like the dream final thesis project?

(Photo Courtesy Jaxson Jacobs)

Catch them if you can…

For one Ontario team, racing around the continent is a family affair.

by Joshua Beneteau· · Features, Sports
Media production students experiment with 3D printing and Canadian music

Media production students experiment with 3D printing and Canadian music

“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.

(Maham Shakeel/Ryersonian Staff)

Allan Slaight Radio Institute opens its doors

The Allan Slaight Institute opened in the Rogers Communication Centre on Feb. 3, 2016.

by Samantha Tapp· · News
Bronwyn Hope, forth-year RTA student and the live director, content creator and senior writer of The Common Thread fashion show, believes sustainable fashion can be achieved by buying investment pieces.

Ryerson students host fair trade fashion show

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.

by Mikaila Kukurudza· · Arts & Life, News, Top stories
FCAD Dean Charles Falzon.(Courtesy Clifton Li)

Chatting with FCAD dean Charles Falzon: ‘I think we have to relax a little’

“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.”

by Lana Hall· · Arts & Life
First-year student Matthew Vocino is the first recipient of the award. (Charlotte Arnold/Ryersonian Staff)

Barbara Turnbull Award given to Ryerson sport media student

A first-year student in sport media is the first recipient of the Barbara Turnbull award — named after the Toronto Star journalist.

by Charlotte Arnold· · News, Off Campus, students
RTA group organizes eSports tournament

RTA group organizes eSports tournament

On Dec. 14, the Mattamy Athletic Centre will host Ryerson’s largest eSports tournament, with a cash prize of $1,500.

by Krista Robinson· · Sports
The Allan Slaight Radio Institute is currently under construction in the Rogers Communications Centre. (Mallory Chate / Ryersonian Staff)

Allan Slaight Radio Institute under renovation at Ryerson

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 […]

by Mallory Chate· · News, On Campus
Tully McWatters, a second-year Radio and Television Arts School of Media student, fooled hundreds of people into thinking he was selected as a candidate for the Mars One project. (Courtesy of Steven Gelis/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson student fails to launch in Mars One prank

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 […]

by Steven Gelis· · News, On Campus, Science & Technology
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 27

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 27

            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) […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
How socially challenged RU? This student game show will let you know

How socially challenged RU? This student game show will let you know

“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 […]

Crew and cast members of Varsity Life going over the show's script. (Melissa Wronzberg/Ryersonian Staff)

RTA teams up with Sportsnet to create a national television show

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 […]

by Melissa Wronzberg· · Features, Sports
Julia Wice got naked infront of her (Betty Wondimu/ Ryersonian Staff)

New media student gets naked in front of classmates for school project

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 […]

Mena Massoud  (Courtesy David Leyes)

Past and present Ryerson students work the set at YTV

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: Episode 26

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 26

            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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
LIVE Blog: Hacking the Culture: speakers’ series on media activism and social justice

LIVE Blog: Hacking the Culture: speakers’ series on media activism and social justice

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 […]

by Amal Ahmed· · Live Blog, News, Top stories
(Aaron Navarro/Ryersonian Staff)

Winner of first Top Docs film festival annouced

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 […]

by Aaron Navarro· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
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RTA’s got game

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 […]

by Ashani Jodha· · Arts & Life, education, Media
RTA’s first Top Docs film festival to kick off Tuesday

RTA’s first Top Docs film festival to kick off Tuesday

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 […]

by Aaron Navarro· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Group of RTA students break down gen-Y stereotypes

Group of RTA students break down gen-Y stereotypes

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 […]

Students producing documentary about the taboos of female body hair

Students producing documentary about the taboos of female body hair

… Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting for Business solution.BUSHWe take a look at the behind-the-scenes of BUSH and the women making it happen. CREW — Top (left to right): Gagan Sagoo, Lydia Hrycko, Jennifer Rowley,Maija Ahonen; Bottom (left to right): Emma Greig, Stephanie Sturino, Amika Coopercameramake Canonheight 3840orientation 1flash 16originaldate 10/30/2014 2:14:01 AMwidth 5120cameramodel Canon EOS 5D Mark IIThe project […]

Sheldon Levy helps fund holiday drag show

Sheldon Levy helps fund holiday drag show

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 […]

by Alisha Sawhney· · Arts & Life, News, Top stories
Charles Forzan, chair of the RTA program, welcomes the Slaight Foundation's donation.
Alisha Sawhney / Ryersonian Staff

RTA receives $3-million donation

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
RTA student, Kyle Courneya, talks about dealing with depression

The spiritual journey that began with depression

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 […]

by Halla Imam· · Arts & Life, Health, News
RTA grad performing at JFL42 for third time

RTA grad performing at JFL42 for third time

  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), […]

(Courtesy Matt Shore)

This candidate is not your average ‘Jo’

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 […]

by Abigale Subdhan· · News, On Campus
(Ryersonian file photo)

Sportsnet donates $750K for RTA broadcast centre

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 Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Sports, Top stories
Ryerson's Journalism students reigned supreme at this year's RTA vs. Journalism Karaoke Competition.

Song Showdown! RTA vs. Journalism karaoke competition a sonic success

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Uncategorized
On the required reading list for a mandatory radio and television arts course: video games. (Arti Panday / Ryersonian Staff)

Swapping textbooks for video games

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 […]

RTA students Kattie Laur and Anthony Suen are in the planning stage for their interactive documentary. (Rebecca Sedore / Ryersonian Staff)

RTA students designing interactive documentary

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 […]

RTA students discuss their new interactive documentary

RTA students discuss their new interactive documentary

RTA students’ film project makes wishes come true

RTA students’ film project makes wishes come true

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 […]

Ryerson alumni discuss their TIFF short film experience

Ryerson alumni discuss their TIFF short film experience

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 […]

CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais speaks at Ryereson University for the launch of Let's Talk TV: A conversation with Canadians on October 24, 2013. Peter Lozinski / Ryersonian Staff

Ryerson hosts launch of CRTC discussion on the future of Canadian broadcasting

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] […]

by Peter Lozinski· · Media, News, On Campus
Jordan White / Ryersonian Staff

Easing the lines at the RCC equipment cage

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 […]

by Jordan White· · News, On Campus