Post Tagged with: "Ryerson University"

The Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute (Courtesy of Robert Ott)

$1M fashion institute to launch at Ryerson

Ryerson announced today the launch of a new five-year fellowship program, The Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute (SRFI). Through The Edward and Suzanne Rogers Foundation, benefactor Suzanne Rogers donated $1 million to the university’s Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD). The SRFI’s aim is to strengthen and support young emerging talent in the Canadian fashion industry. “We are thrilled that Suzanne […]

by Olivia Chandler· · Arts & Life, Fashion, News, On Campus
Executive Director of The Downtown Yonge BIA Mark Garner, Toronto Councilor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ryerson President Mohamed Lachemi, Ryerson Vice-President of Finance and Administration Janice Winton (Mallory Warren)

Major changes to Gould St. revealed

The next phase of construction for Ryerson’s Public Realm Plan is set for Gould Street, and it will get underway with an additional $2-million from the City of Toronto. Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27 announced the donation during the public unveiling of the of the plan on Oct. 5.    “The $2-million donation is a modest contribution,” said Wong-Tam. “It […]

by Kemeisha McDonald· · News, On Campus
Students lined Gould Street on Wednesday at the part-time job fair at Ryerson.

Employers give tips to students looking for part-time jobs

Students and employers flooded Gould Street on Thursday for Ryerson’s part-time jobs fair. Thirty-six employers set up tables to recruit Ryerson talent. Event coordinator, Jean-Pierre Fernandes said he was happy with the traffic the fair generated. “Employers talked about how impressed they were the calibre of students that were coming through,” said Fernandes. He added that some students told him […]

by David Greenberg· · Business, career, jobs, News
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VIDEO: Ivan Joseph talks the future of Rams sports

By Chris Thomson, Nik Theodorakidis, Josh Beneteau and Deven Knill Another year of basketball, hockey and many more sports has come to a close at Ryerson. The Rams finished the year with five Final Four appearances, three OUA medals and two CIS medals, making 2015-16 one of the most successful in Ryerson athletics history. The Ryersonian’s Chris Thomson sat down […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Sports, students
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Rye grad creates makeup line for men

Waking up with a face full of acne on the day of prom can be a nightmare for some high school students, but for Andrew Grella it was the inspiration behind forming his company. “I went to my mom and she said, ‘Let me put some makeup on you,’ and I said she was crazy,” Grella said. “So I left […]

(Ryersonian File Photo)

NutraRights to bring fresh ideas to Ryerson

One of Ryerson’s newest student groups is working on a plan to help elementary schools provide students from low-income families with healthy meals. “One third of every food bank user is a child, so we can see an issue that we still have poverty, we still have children going to school without food and that’s something that they don’t have […]

by Alysia Burdi· · Arts & Life, Food
(Emily Silva/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Buskerfest shines despite dreary weather

Ryerson students got to enjoy some tunes April 11 courtesy of their talented peers from Musicians@Ryerson. The group played everything from Jessie J to Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift at their annual third annual Buskerfest. The event allows Musicians@Ryerson the opportunity to give back to the community by giving the money they raise to a local charity. Musicians@Ryerson president Victor […]

by Emily Silva· · Arts & Life, Music
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Men’s issues group takes RSU to court

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is in legal trouble again. On April 8, two of the executive members from the men’s issues group that was denied student group status in October asked a court to overturn the RSU’s decision. The application is seeking to ask a judge to declare the RSU’s decision void, and to direct the RSU to grant […]

by Dylan Bell· · News, On Campus
(Peter Goffin/Ryersonian Staff)

We don’t need CFS, says RSU president

Andrea Bartlett says that the RSU can get by just fine without the Canadian Federation of Students. “We can run completely autonomous without the support of the CFS,” Bartlett said. In their election campaign platform last year, Bartlett and her slate promised students that they would look into the RSU’s relationship with the CFS. The possibility of defederation — the […]

by Alexandra Heck· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Calistus Alexander is the current brain behind @RyersonProblem. (Kayleigh Robinson/Ryersonian Staff)

@RyersonProblem prepares to pass torch

The @RyersonProblem Twitter page needs someone new to run the account. Calistus Alexander, a fourth-year business student, now posts from the Twitter handle. But after running the account for two years, he is about to graduate, so he will soon have to pass the torch. The page is a space for students to voice complaints about Ryerson, anything from commuter […]

by Kayleigh Robinson· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
(Nikolas Theodorakidis/Ryersonian Staff)

FCAD to pilot mental health programs

Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) will test out a series of pilot mental health programs next year created to help struggling students navigate campus resources. John Austin, the executive director of student affairs, said that after a year-long test run, these programs could be implemented throughout the school as soon as the 2017-18 school year. “We want to […]

by Allison Ridgway· · News, On Campus
(Katie Coombes/Ryersonian Staff)

Popping the homesickness bubble

I’ll never forget my first day alone in the city. My parents and sisters had dropped me off at residence the day before and as soon as they left I had a bizarre feeling in my stomach, something I had never experienced before. Homesickness. The next day I woke up in my residence room in the International Living Learning Centre […]

by Kaitlyn Coombes· · Opinion, Voices
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Pairing figure skating and fashion

The first time Christopher Berneck had a skating lesson at the age of six, he left the ice crying. Not because he didn’t enjoy it, but because he couldn’t get enough. “My coach didn’t know what to do so my mom had to come out with her high heels and drag me off the ice,” Berneck said. Now 23, Berneck […]

by Deven Knill· · Figure Skating, Sports
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
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Soccer teams announce first wave of recruits

The Ryerson Rams women’s soccer team announced its first wave of 2016 recruits on April 8 and three members of the recruiting class already share a unique bond. Erin Dicaire, Madison Foote and Lindsey Hoffman all won a national club championship together with Darlington Fusion SC in 2014. Dicaire and Hoffman will join the Ram’s defensive line. Foote will join the […]

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Rams still searching for a home

Mark Tari and the Rams were at home, but nothing made them feel that way. Despite their 10-5 victory over the McMaster Marauders, they knew that the opposing team had more fans cheering at the Bond Park baseball game. It was an October day, ideal for baseball. The sun was shining, but it wasn’t enough to bring Ryerson students out […]

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Review: Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!!

Imagine university life without cellphones and laptops. It may seem impossible. However, there was a time when plans were made using notes left on dorm room doors and parties happened without any minute-to-minute documentation on Snapchat. That time was 1980. Richard Linklater’s new film Everybody Wants Some!! perfectly captures the essence of this pre-social media era. It seems almost mystical for […]

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Ryerson gets thrifty at clothing swap

By Saheel Shah Despite the never-ending winter weather, spring has technically begun and some Ryerson students are purging their closets for a shopping spree that won’t cost them any money. Clothing Swap, an event hosted by the Environment Urban Sustainability Student Association (EUSSA), promotes environmental sustainability through repurposing clothes, but some students are taking advantage of the event for financial […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Fashion, students
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Preparing for Mass Exodus: The Fashion Show

Bianca Bellantoni, along with 66 of her fellow fashion design students, will be debuting her fourth-year clothing collection at Mass Exodus on Apr. 10, which will be held for the first time in Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre. Watch Bellantoni explain how she got her collection ready for the big show, and follow The Ryersonian’s coverage of the event this weekend. […]

by Emily Stachera· · Arts & Life, Fashion
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Preparing for Mass Exodus: The Exhibit

Anali Torrez, along with 36 of her fellow fashion communications students, will be debuting their fourth-year projects at Mass Exodus from Apr. 8 to 10, which will be held for the first time in Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre. Watch Torrez explain how she got her exhibit ready for the big show, and follow The Ryersonian’s coverage of the event this […]

by Emily Stachera· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Videos
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EXCLUSIVE: University set to introduce online mental health platform to students

Ryerson students will soon have access to an online therapy tool to better manage their mental health. The program is called WellTrack. WellTrack is meant to help users through computerized cognitive behavioural therapy. The platform tracks moods through diary entries and provides personalized therapy through an activity scheduler or relaxation exercises. “You log in and use it, and it provides […]

A photographic blast from the past

A photographic blast from the past

Founded in 1948 as the Ryerson Institute of Technology, the university has grown within the ever-changing and ever-growing city of Toronto. Once used as a training space for the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, Ryerson is now a modern institution known for innovations like its DMZ. From breweries to rooming houses, this photo essay focuses on […]

(Julianne San Antonio/Ryersonian Staff)

OSAP overpayments cause student worry

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) has been overpaying students, and it wants the money back. According to a Toronto Star investigation released on April 1, the student loan program has handed out over $700 million in overpayments since 2009. According to OSAP’s website, an overpayment is when a student has received more in loans than they are entitled to. […]

by Jacqueline Tucci· · News, On Campus
Finance Minister Bill Morneau at Ryerson on April 8 for a town hall on economic growth and funding for post-secondary education.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks at Ryerson

Finance Minister Bill Morneau praised Ryerson’s DMZ as an example of the future of Canada’s economy when he visited the school Friday. “The DMZ here at Ryerson (is among) places where our economy is particularly effective in creating new ventures, creating new jobs and exciting new opportunities with new technologies,” Morneau said during a town hall session at the George Vari […]

by Dylan Bell· · News, On Campus, Politics
Ryerson Students participated in the Walk for Water on March 22. (Jordan Mady / Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Urban Water Marches for World Water Day

A Ryerson research group plunged into World Water Day as Toronto participated in the 23-year old international event with its own twist. Ryerson Urban Water (RUW) helped organized Walk4Water as part of the day, held March 22. The aim of the day was to underline inequalities in the global distribution of the basic resource, potable water. Participants hauled five-litre jugs from. St […]

by Jordan Mady· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Ryerson campus (Taylor Stinson / Ryersonian Staff)

Gun scare on campus

After a gun was allegedly pulled on campus last week, questions have been raised about how Ryerson security should warn students of such incidents. According to Tanya Poppleton, manager of security and emergency services, an unknown male approached a group of Ryerson community members at Gould and Victoria streets early in the morning on March 31. He pointed “what appeared […]

by Dylan Bell· · News, On Campus
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Startup CUCU takes home $25,000 prize

A team of Ryerson graduates is bringing its credit-card customization idea to market after winning $25,000 in the Slaight New Venture competition last week. Their startup, CUCU, offers a patented sticker design that allows people to customize their debit and credit cards that won over the judges, beating two other finalists. “We went in there with patents ready to go, pretty much […]

(Courtesy Winston Chow, Ryerson Athletics)

Women’s hockey: still a long way to go

Ryerson Rams head coach Lisa Haley knows the talent of female hockey players. She was behind the bench in Sochi when Marie-Philip Poulin notched Canada’s gold medal-clinching overtime goal. Her long career has put her in a good position to understand the state of women’s hockey and how the women at the top of the game compare to their male […]

by Andrew Roberts· · Hockey, Sports
(Steven Goetz/Ryersonian Staff)

Meet your new president

When he was a teenager working his way through his last year of high school in Algeria, Mohamed Lachemi found himself in the middle of a major earthquake. He watched as half of his city was destroyed. Thousands died. In the aftermath of the disaster, young Lachemi had a new drive: to become a civil engineer and learn how to […]

by Ramisha Farooq· · News, On Campus
(Julianne San Antonio/Ryersonian Staff)

Study finds students ‘whitening’ their resumés

Minority students experience difficulties when finding jobs, a new study finds. About 40 per cent of job applicants who belong to minority groups “whiten” their resumés in hopes of avoid racial discrimination, according to a recent study conducted by the University of Toronto and Stanford researchers. “Resumé whitening” refers to people changing their names on resumés to anglicized ones or […]

by Melinna Miranda· · News, Off Campus
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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 […]

Mohamed Lachemi in his new office, Nov. 30, 2015. (Steven Goetz/Ryersonian Staff)

Mohamed Lachemi named Ryerson president

Mohamed Lachemi has been named Ryerson’s ninth president after serving as interim president for five months. The announcement was made via Ryerson University’s official Twitter account following a private Board of Governors meeting on Thursday afternoon. The Ryersonian had previously reported that the announcement would be made at the public meeting that took place an hour earlier. “I’m happy to […]

by Nikolas Theodorakidis· · News, On Campus
Listen to Leo: Save the planet

Listen to Leo: Save the planet

  The Earth has been breaking a lot of records lately. Unfortunately, they are all related to its demise. According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, February 2016 was the hottest February on record. It’s becoming harder for skeptics to claim climate change doesn’t exist. Especially when people are wearing shorts in February … in Toronto. Coincidentally, during the […]

by Kayleigh Robinson· · News
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Science Faculty launches mission to MarS

Chemistry and biology researchers at Ryerson will soon have a place to work in the MaRS Discovery District after years of dealing with cramped space and outdated facilities in Kerr Hall. With construction currently underway, the 20,000 square feet of new biochemistry, microbiology and cell biology research labs is set to open January 2017. It will have space for 85 […]

by Allison Ridgway· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
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Liberal arts grads are not all doomed

By Rahaf Khalil With three weeks left before exams, summer is quickly approaching. For most, this time is a source of happiness as we collectively scramble to meet deadlines for assignments and review (or cram) our course material before finals. For others — myself included — it is also a time of anxiety and a great deal of self-doubt. In […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion
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Free expression not a free-for-all

This past year has been a busy one in the debate over free speech on campus. Between the denial of club status for controversial student groups such as men’s issues and anti-abortion, and the #IStandWithGilary (ISWG) posters that were torn down by current and incoming Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) executives, free speech — or rather, who’s allowed to have it […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
Team Crowdbabble poses in their DMZ office on March 28. (Erin Hesselink/Ryersonian Staff)

Crowdbabble: DMZ startup spotlight

Born in Dubai and grown in Toronto, Crowdbabble is another startup success story to join Ryerson’s DMZ. The social media analytics tool is set to disrupt the market, one social media platform at a time. Crowdbabble targets marketers and pulls data from their companies’ social media accounts, automatically putting it into easily consumable reports. Clients can also add their competitors’ […]

by Erin Hesselink· · News, On Campus
Women's hockey team captain Nella Brodett, right, and suicide prevention activist Shayan Yazdanpanah, left, are taking part in this year's #RamsTalk campaign. (Vanessa Francone/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson’s mental health awareness fundraiser breaks record

The #RamsTalk social media campaign to end the stigma surrounding mental illness broke a new record on March 24: 104,200 tweets in 24 hours. That’s the greatest number of tweets the campaign has seen since it began three years ago. Tweeting using the hashtag #RamsTalk meant five cents was donated to the mental health awareness organization is a […]

by Vanessa Francone· · News, On Campus
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 […]

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Breathing life into language

In Ojibwa, a tree is not called a tree, Kyle Edwards explains, because a tree is something that will eventually fall to the ground. In Ojibwa, words are rarely used to label, but rather to describe an object’s relationship with the world around it. Edwards is Anishinaabe from Lake Manitoba First Nation, a First Nations people who live on Dog […]

by Courtney Miceli· · Features
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Ryerson student aims to raise $50k for film

By Saheel Shah After 17 days and over $20,000, funds continue coming in for the Ryerson-directed feature film Goliath as it enters the third week of its Indiegogo campaign. Goliath is being written, directed and produced by Luke Villemaire, a third-year film student at Ryerson. In September, Villemaire secured $20,000 through the Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS) to contribute […]

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Rye grad to be published in national library

When Ryerson graduate Virus the Poet started doing spoken word, he said it was a way for him to “give a voice to the voiceless.” Now the Toronto-based artist is being published in an anthology for the Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa. “Spoken word poetry, to me, means encouraging and supporting human beings,” said Virus, born Viral Gor. He […]

by Alexia Kapralos· · Arts & Life, Literature, Media
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Opinion: Intramural sports are good for the average student

I remember playing baseball when I was seven years old in my backyard in Keswick, Ont. I would create scenarios in my head — two outs, the bases loaded and the World Series was on the line. It was up to me to make the big pitch, and nothing excited me more. As a young, hopeful kid, I dreamed of […]

by Nicholas Raponi· · Opinion, Sports, students
(Deven Knill/Ryersonian Staff)

Battle of the Rams crowns its first winner

While Luke Mercer, a first-year defenceman for the men’s hockey team, had never figure skated before the Battle of the Rams, he may have still had the upper edge on the competition. He worked with a figure skater in the past to help him with his edges, which Mercer says is important for any hockey player. The Battle of the […]

(Rebecca Goss/Ryersonian Staff)

You can call me Paprika: Working at a summer camp has made me realize there is so much more to life than just the daily grind

Every summer since I was 16 years old I’ve worked at an outdoor education centre and summer camp just outside my hometown, Edmonton. From April to August every year, I go by the name Paprika. Paprika is my camp name – my alter ego. Paprika is a motivator at the zip line, an expert on nature facts and the world’s […]

by Rebecca Goss· · Opinion, Voices
What I Learned At Ryerson: First Impressions Really Are A Big Deal

What I Learned At Ryerson: First Impressions Really Are A Big Deal

The age-old saying “first impressions are everything” may not be true, but it definitely does have some merit to it. Throughout my four years at Ryerson, I’ve had to make numerous first impressions with new friends and professors and during job interviews. The most important first impression I had at Ryerson wasn’t actually one that I made, but rather the first […]

Ben Isotta-Riches, CIO of Aviva Canada. (Courtesy Keifer Wiseman)

Aviva Canada and the DMZ partnering to support startups

Aviva Canada and Ryerson’s DMZ unveiled a new partnership last Wednesday to help tech startups emerge break into their industries. The goal? To bring fresh ideas and encourage innovation in insurance and brokerage by collaborating with startups. Aviva Canada, a Canadian property and casualty insurance company made the official announcement at Ryerson on March 23. Abdullah Snobar, executive director of […]

(Arianna Ongaro/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson students rally in solidarity with sexual assault survivors after Ghomeshi verdict

Jian Ghomeshi’s not guilty verdicts on March 24 triggered a rally and solidarity march in support of sexual assault survivors outside Old City Hall just a few hours after the ruling. The event, which was co-hosted by Ryerson’s Centre for Women and Trans People and the Office for Sexual Violence Support and Education, saw hundreds of locals turn out to […]

by Arianna Ongaro· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
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Marketing course union exec causes controversy over Rye’s safe space policy

A Facebook status posted by a Ryerson student union executive regarding safe spaces on campus has caused controversy online.

by Dylan Bell· · News, On Campus
Plato's Closet came to Ryerson residence Pitman Hall on March 23. (Emily Stachera/Ryersonian Staff)

Clothes for cash: Students trade in old clothing at Plato’s Closet

Students got the chance to turn their gently used clothing into cold hard cash when Plato’s Closet, a chain that buys and sells brand-name used clothing, brought their business to Ryerson residence Pitman Hall on March 23. This was the third event Plato’s Closet has done in co–operation with Ryerson, the first being a booth set up during frosh week […]