Ever wondered how the buildings at Ryerson got their names? The Ryersonian did some digging to find out more about the people behind them. Eric Palin Hall Eric Palin was an English-born educator who helped renovate the building that now carries his name. Palin worked as a Canadian National Railways apprentice electrician for 21 years, and later trained radar technicians […]
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With a name that could be straight out of a Harry Potter book, Adolphus Egerton Ryerson doesn’t sound like a prime candidate for the founding of a “normal” school. But believe it or not, that’s exactly how Ryerson University got its start. In 1852, our school’s namesake opened the first “Normal School of Upper Canada” on a rural patch of […]