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Feel better with the mental health benefits of fitness

Feel better with the mental health benefits of fitness

Staying fit and keeping active isn’t just about keeping your body healthy. Regular physical activity is an integral part of a student’s well-being. Exercise is definitively linked to good mental health.

Some Ryerson students, however, are neglecting the mental health benefits of exercise when they need it most: exam season.

by Michael D'Alimonte· · Features, Health
Former Rams guard Silvana Jez in 2013. (Ryersonian File Photo)

Q-and-A with former Ram Silvana Jez

After five successful seasons with the Ryerson women’s basketball team, Silvana Jez signed her first professional contract with the HPC Royal Eagles—who are based in Apeldoorn, Holland—in August. A former student at Ryerson’s school of occupational and public health, Jez, 22, played in 17 of 19 conference games in her final season, and averaged 13.4 points per game. The Ryersonian […]

by Emma Abdul· · Basketball, Sports
Johnny Duco will be the interim head coach of Ryerson's men's hockey team this year.
(Jacob Cohen)

Ryerson men’s hockey team makes a Wise replacement

When Ryerson men’s hockey team head coach Graham Wise announced his retirement in June, it marked the end of an era. Wise had spent the last 35 years coaching in the CIS, his final 10 as the head coach of the Rams. With Wise now gone, Ryerson will open the season with interim head coach Johnny Duco leading an almost […]

by Mitchell Tierney· · Sports
Q-and-A with Ryerson Olympian Brenda Bowskill

Q-and-A with Ryerson Olympian Brenda Bowskill

Brenda Bowskill had a busy summer. A sailor since she was six years old, Bowskill made her Olympic debut in Rio this August, finishing as high as ninth in two women’s laser radial (dinghy) preliminary races. A student at Ryerson’s Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Bowskill, 24, is now back on campus for another academic year. The Ryersonian spoke with […]

by Connor Hewson· · Sports
(David Morassutti/Ryersonian Staff)

Women’s basketball headed to Final Four

By David Morassutti Keneca Pingue-Giles racked up 21 points as the women’s basketball team defeated the Western Mustangs 83-64 Saturday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, advancing to the final four of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs. Ryerson jumped to an early lead 21-6 in the first quarter with Western picked up the pace in the second. Ryerson led 43-23 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Basketball, Sports
(Courtesy Martin Bazyl/Ryerson Athletics)

Women’s volleyball falls in OUA final

By Tasala Tahir The Ryerson women’s volleyball team fell short Saturday night when it was defeated in Ontario University (OUA) finals action by the University of Toronto Varsity Blues in three straight sets, gaining themselves a silver medal.  The Varsity Blues had zero losses coming into this game and two of their 21 wins were 3-0 victories against the Rams […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Sports, Volleyball
Volleyball playoffs set to begin for both the men’s and women’s teams

Volleyball playoffs set to begin for both the men’s and women’s teams

After stellar regular seasons, the teams are looking for redemption after disappointing in the playoffs last year.

by Michael Grace-Dacosta· · Sports, Volleyball
Table tennis players seek varsity status

Table tennis players seek varsity status

Table tennis may not be the first sport that comes to mind when Ryerson University varsity is mentioned, but the school’s first official table tennis team plans on changing that.

by Yara Kashlan· · On Campus, Sports, students
Ryerson's cross country team competing. (Courtesy Tim Uuksulainen)

New team, new recruit: What it’s like to run for Ryerson

Ryerson has a new cross country team. One of its members, Hailey Salvian, details her journey to making the team and what it’s like to be part of it.

by Hailey Salvian· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Kadeem Green contributed 12 points for Ryerson at last Saturday's OUA quarter-final game against the Laurier Golden Hawks. (Courtesy of Ryerson Athletics)

Previews for each team playing in the CIS Final 8

#7 RYERSON RAMS The Team: Ryerson will be making its first CIS final eight appearance since the 2011-2012 season. Ryerson spent much of the season ranked third in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), finishing with a 17-2 regular season record. The Rams suffered back-to-back losses to rivals Ottawa and Carleton in late November, but rebounded with 11 straight wins to close […]

An article from The Ryersonian featuring Muller. (Courtesy of The Ryersonian)

Former Ryerson player’s pro career cut short

Miruna Muller knows what it’s like to get a police escort to a hotel after winning a pro basketball game in Istanbul. She also knows how to recalculate your income tax receipts in Ryerson’s enrolment and student fees office. Muller, who played for the Rams from 1996-2001, had her pro basketball career halted by injuries. That led her back to […]

by Alex Lyle· · Audio, Basketball, News, On Campus, Sports
The Ryerson women's basketball team was able to create time and space on the offensive side of the ball, controlling the play and opening up high-percentage shots. (Courtesy of Ryersonian Staff)

Women’s basketball team advances to OUA Final Four for the first time in Ryerson history

Ryerson’s women’s basketball team is moving on to the OUA Final Four for the first time in school history after a convincing 73-47 quarter-final victory over the Ottawa Gee-Gees, on Saturday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Rams were able to overcome an Ottawa team ranked No. 1 in the OUA in terms of defence. Led by star guard Keneca […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Basketball, Sports
The Ryerson men's basketball team beat the Laurier Golden Hawks 105-59 in the 2015 CIS quarter-finals at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. (Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team demolishes Laurier Golden Hawks

Ryerson’s men’s basketball team is headed to the OUA Final Four after crushing the Laurier Golden Hawks, 105-59, in their quarter-finals match Saturday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Rams were under pressure after their female counterparts defeated the Ottawa Gee-Gees in the first half of a double-header at the MAC. But the men did not disappoint. Led by […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Basketball, Sports
The Ramsbot "brought a lot of cheering" from the crowd at the ACC says team member Michael Marmeto. (Courtesy of the Ryerson Rams Robotics Team)

Ryerson robot shoots lights out at ACC

Ryerson students will be watching a basketball-shooting robot at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Final Eight next week. The Ryerson Rams Robotics student team showed off the robot, RamsBot, at Engineering Night with the Toronto Raptors on Feb. 27 at the Air Canada Centre. The event kicked off National Engineering Month across Ontario. The RamsBot shot 90 per cent from […]

Domenic Alberga leaves the Rams after two productive seasons.

Three Rams Hockey Players Sign Pro Deals

Three Ryerson men’s hockey players are moving on to the professional level to continue their careers. Forward Domenic Alberga and defenceman Dean Willmott signed in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) with Greenville and Brampton respectively, while defenceman Mark Corbett signed a three game tryout with the Mississippi River Kings of Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL). Alberga leaves after the […]

by Pierce O'Leary· · Hockey, Sports
In the Post: Episode Two – Setting the Stage

In the Post: Episode Two – Setting the Stage

  (Produced by Beza Getachew and Aaron Navarro) On this week’s episode, we take a look at how the basketball court for the tournament is constructed More In the Post: Episode one: Dan the Man(ager) Episode three: Going Graphic 

Ryerson athletes get fitness testing for free

Ryerson athletes get fitness testing for free

Ryerson University’s athletes may outdo themselves in the coming season thanks to a new fitness initiative that was launched this month. The Nutrition and Exercise Testing (NExT) Lab, a high-tech fitness testing lab, can accurately determine resting metabolic rate, body composition, and fitness levels. The services are free for Ryerson’s athletes. Other students and faculty get a 50 per cent […]

by Veronika Latkina· · Rams Athletics, Sports
The Ryerson Rams women's hockey team defeated the

Ryerson Rams team-by-team 2014-15 first semester recap

Ryerson athletics has made tremendous strides the past few years, and that has only been highlighted by stong performances this year. Here’s a look at each team’s first semester heading into the holiday break. Men’s Soccer The Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team did not end its season like they would have hoped. However, the men did make some noise in […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Sports
Troy Passingham is the Rams' #1 goalie heading into this season.

Looking forward to being number one

  Troy Passingham is getting his first crack at full-time number-one goaltender duties this fall. Last season, Passingham took over the reins as the Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team’s starting goaltender midway through the year. The Mississauga, Ont., native is set to start in goal for the Rams when the team pays a visit to the York University Lions during […]

by Patrick Cwiklinski· · Hockey, Sports
In pictures: Ryerson athletes and staff dodge balls for a cause

In pictures: Ryerson athletes and staff dodge balls for a cause

Ryerson Athletics raised $3,250.80 for the organization Do It For Daron (DIFD) as part of a campaign to raise awareness for mental health issues.  The week-long event ended with a charity dodgeball tournament. The Ryersonian’s Erica Huculak has the photos.

by Ryersonian Staff· · In pictures, Top stories
Nella Bodett (Leslie Walker/ The Ryersonian)

Ryerson Athletics’ social media campaign raises awareness for mental illness

Women’s hockey team captain Nella Brodett is starting a two-part campaign today to raise money and awareness for mental illness. Brodett, who has suffered from depression on and off for the past two years, and teammate Emily Rose Galliani Pecchia started a Twitter campaign today that will raise money for Do it for Darren, an organization that helps youth suffering […]

by Harlan Nemers· · News, Sports
(Photo Erica Huculak)

Slurs in sports affect NBA, not Ryerson

At the end of February, Miami Heat star, Chris Bosh, spoke to the media about his opinion on penalizing players who use the “N-word”. He said that a lot of the players in the NBA say it in a joking way, but not everybody thinks it’s a joke, Bosh included. However, Bosh agrees that banning the word would be a […]

by Erica Huculak· · Editorial, Opinion, Sports
Sebastien Dubois-Didcock is Ryerson's first gold medal winner in men's individual epee.
Courtesy Emma Ewing-Nagy

Ryerson fencer wins OUA championship

This year, his last as a Ryerson Ram, Sebastien Dubois-Didcock retired standing atop the podium. Dubois-Didcock failed to win a medal in his three previous attempts at the OUA fencing championships despite being considered one of the best fencers in Ontario – not this year. The fourth-year photography student became the first male fencer in Ryerson history to capture the Desjarlais trophy, […]

by Victor Ferreira· · Sports, Top stories
Rob Fullerton has spent 20 years building Ryerson's program, which has attracted a top player in Dayvon Reid.
Courtesy Winston Chow, Ryerson Athletic

Badminton Rising

The fastest badminton hit in competition is 332 km/h (206 m.p.h.) by Fu Haifeng of China during the 2005 Sudirman Cup, according to the Guinness World Records. Ryerson student Dayvon Reid cannot hit that hard. But he can hit shots over 200 km/h frequently. The average distance Reid will cover in a badminton match is six kilometres. His pulse can […]

by Chris Babic· · Badminton, Sports
First-year Ryerson athletes are required to be in study hall at least two hours a week.
Chris Babic / Ryersonian Staff

Balancing grades while playing for Ryerson Rams

In his first year, Rams hockey player Jason McDunough was put on academic probation. McDunough joined the Academic Success course not because he wanted to, but because he had to: in order to continue playing on the hockey team, he needed to get off probation. He was paired with a mentor and spent extra time in the study hall each […]

by Erica Whyte· · Sports, Top stories
Rugby loving Rams could have a team to play for this spring, thanks to the work of a man named Neo.
Norm Cheung

Rugby on the rise at Ryerson

By: Alex Tsui A rugby club may soon be coming to Ryerson, thanks to the efforts of Neo Mudzingwa, a third-year student who has spent the past two years generating interest in the sport. The club will likely be official by this spring. It will be recreational and open to all members of the Ryerson community, and all skill levels. […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Sports, Top stories
Former Canadian Olympian Tyler Nella competed at the 2010 Games.

A Ryerson perspective on Putin’s games

The road to Sochi has been full of bumps, debris, roadkill, pylons, and gravel, among a number of other growing safety concerns. In the days leading up to the Russian-hosted Olympics there were also death threats, anti-gay threats, alleged corruption and the most invasive surveillance in the history of the Games. “Sochi is safe,” United State President Barrack Obama assured […]

by Erica Whyte· · Sports
Ryerson’s fencing team is turning newcomers into champions.
Victor Ferreira / Ryersonian Staff

Ryerson develops fencing academy

  Ryerson’s fencing athletes are barely recruited and rarely offered scholarships. Instead, half of this year’s squad walked into the Kerr Hall lower gym not knowing the difference between épée, sabre, and foil. They carved out their spot on the team through open tryouts, having never previously picked up a sword. With a low budget and even less interest in […]

by Victor Ferreira· · Sports
Jamie Wise and Domenic Alberga lead the CIS in scoring and lead the Rams into the playoffs.
Erica Whyte / Ryersonian Staff

Gunslingers of the OUA West

Sportsnet is calling Ryerson’s men’s hockey team “the biggest threat in the OUA West.” The Rams are a top contender in the division, and it’s in no small part due to linemates Jamie Wise, 22, and Domenic Alberga, 21. The two forwards lead the Canadian Interuniversity Sport in overall points; Wise is first, with 40 points in 21 games, and […]

by Erica Whyte· · Hockey, Sports, Top stories
Ryerson's top fencer, Joanna Kolbe, says she will leave the sport after the OUA Championship on Feb. 8.
Sebastian Novais / Ryersonian Staff

Kolbe takes her final stab at fencing

Joanna Kolbe will pick up her sword one last time for Ryerson on Feb. 8. Heading into her fourth Ontario University Athletics (OUA) women’s fencing championship, where she has won gold for three straight years, Kolbe is looking to relax after her last tournament.“I decided to quit a long time ago, so I’m pretty much going to finish fencing,” said […]

by Sebastian Novais· · Sports, Top stories
Ryerson Rams still searching for home field (Photograph by Winston Chow, courtesy Ryerson Athletics)

Search for home field continues for Rams’ soccer team

Two years after the Ryerson Ram’s hockey teams scored an arena at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, Ryerson’s soccer teams are still in need of a home field. “We’ve been able to bring all of our other teams together in the Mattamy Athletic Centre and that next piece is to secure a place that our soccer teams can call home,” said Stephanie White, […]

by Sebastian Novais· · Rams Athletics, Soccer, Sports
Lack of funding results in minimal drug tests at varsity level

Lack of funding results in minimal drug tests at varsity level

Lance Armstrong did it. Alex Rodriguez did it. Barry Bonds did it. What’s stopping varsity athletes from doing it? Every Olympic year, major cutbacks are made to drug testing at the varsity level because of the increased testing done on Canadian Olympians and Paralympians. This year, only about one per cent of varsity athletes will undergo drug testing, because of tight […]

by Erica Whyte· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Are we treating concussions properly? (Matt Kennedy/Ryersonian Staff)

Too many concussions, too little knowledge

When it comes to concussions across nearly all levels of sports, there is an alarming case of feast or famine. There are too many athletes “getting rocked” or “seeing stars,” but not enough reporting these as possible concussions. There is a heap of evidence pointing to how frequent and serious concussions are, and still so little is known concerning what […]

by Matthew Kennedy· · Sports, Top stories
Ryerson men's soccer coaches Kevin Souter (left), Ivan Joseph (centre) and Filip Prostran (right) were all part of Graceland University's 2006 NAIA national championship team. (Photo courtesy Ryersonian photo file)

Soccer triumverate graces Ryerson athletics

Graceland University is not a place where students go to learn about Elvis. About 1,000 kilometres north of Memphis, you’ll find it in the heart of the small Christian town of Lamoni, Iowa – population: 2,300. Amish buggies own the road and businesses remain closed on Sundays. It hardly seems like an appealing place for young students looking to complete […]

by Dan Berlin· · Soccer, Sports
Tough night for Ryerson Rams volleyball teams

Tough night for Ryerson Rams volleyball teams

The Ryerson Rams suffered a pair of disappointing defeats in volleyball action against the York Lions Saturday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The women’s team lost three-straight sets (25-23, 25-23, 25-22) to the unbeaten Lions, who will retain their position atop the OUA East standings. “Against a team of that quality, we need to play with a certain amount […]

A ride you’d rather not have

They rented a bus, but they could have rented a bike. Ryerson offered students a free bus ride to the Rams men’s and women’s soccer games at Monarch Park Stadium on Sunday. A grand total of one student was on board. Former Ryerson men’s soccer player Mikhail Farquharson, who was the student on the bus, said he is not surprised […]

by Nicole Servinis· · Soccer, Sports, Uncategorized
Girls’ guide to surviving the hockey season

Girls’ guide to surviving the hockey season

Ladies, I know some of you are as crazy about hockey as your significant others, if not more so. But if you’re like me, the sound of those skates on the ice is like nails on a chalkboard. If you’re part of this sisterhood of women attached to men who, in late September, turn into jersey-wearing, beer-chugging, hockey-obsessed bros with […]

by Lauren S. Murphy· · Hockey, Sports
VIDEO: Rams centre back talks yesterday’s victory over Trent

VIDEO: Rams centre back talks yesterday’s victory over Trent

Host: Nick Carafa Producer: Joshua McLean



Baseball (M) Sat. Sept. 21, Rams vs. Queen’s, Megaffin Park (Kingston), 1 p,m.and 4 p.m. Hockey (M) Sat. Sept. 21, Rams vs. UOIT at Campus Ice Centre, 7:30 p.m. Hockey (W) Fri. Sept. 20, Rams vs. Uni of Massachusetts, MAC, 7:30 p.m. Sat. Sept. 21, Rams vs. NAIT, MAC, 2:30 p.m. Sun. Sept. 22, Rams vs. Carleton, MAC, 2:30 p.m. […]

Ryerson’s Athletic Council ready for action

Ryerson’s Athletic Council ready for action

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has stepped up its efforts to gather support for the university’s sports teams by forming a council dedicated to athletics. The newly created Athletics Council, formed this summer, has aims of planning new sporting programs and initiatives to support the Ryerson Rams. “We decided that to actually get work done … we would need a […]

by Hayley Morrison· · News, On Campus, Sports
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