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Kayla McLaughlin, Reporter and Sports Editor for The Ryersonian

OPINION: Letter to My Ex-Professor(s)

This is a letter for more than one professor. This is for all of the teachers and professors who exhibit every disgusting trait students hate.

After spending 18 years in the educational institution known as school, I’ve developed some strong feelings about professors.

by Kayla McLaughlin· · Opinion
Jessica Pryzdial, an executive for the Ryerson Public Health Outreach Group with the group’s poster. (Photo by Mah Noor Mubarik)

Public health outreach group comes to Ryerson

A new Ryerson group on campus is gearing up to raise awareness about public health issues.

The Ryerson Public Health Outreach Group aims to discuss topics including STI prevention, food safety, vaccination, diseases and more.

by Mah-Noor Mubarik· · Arts & Life, Health
Ryerson’s quad will be closed starting May 2018, due to repairs to the Ryerson Athletic Centre’s roof. (Photo by Alexis Perikleous)

Students raise concerns over Kerr Hall quad closure

Ryerson will temporarily lose some of its limited green space next summer due to the restoration of the Recreation and Athletics Centre’s (RAC) roof.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Jen Gonzales, director of RU Student Life, said she sees awareness as a crucial first step for increasing student engagement. (Photo by Angela McLean)

Campus events failed to involve almost half of surveyed first-years in 2016

Almost one-half of first-year students who were surveyed in 2016 said they were uninvolved in campus social activities, according to a survey published by Ryerson’s Board of Governors in June.

The poll, which surveyed 205 students, found 45 per cent of them said their actual experiences of getting involved in campus activities fell short of their expectations, with about 13 per cent saying they were engaged “much less than expected.”

by Kayla Douglas· · News, On Campus
Brampton expansion ‘exciting direction’ for Ryerson: Lachemi

Brampton expansion ‘exciting direction’ for Ryerson: Lachemi

Ryerson University president Mohamed Lachemi says plans to expand a campus to Brampton will mark a new and exciting direction for the school. Lachemi told the Ryersonian Monday that a proposal for a shared campus with Sheridan College is not just a way to deal with the space crunch that Ryerson’s downtown Toronto campus faces. He said it also sets […]

Vantage Arts Festival

Vantage Arts Festival

In a showcase of Ryerson student artists, the Vantage Arts Festival brought together a variety of work with a focus on the interactive. The festival was a collaboration between the RSU and 10 Dundas East. The event, which took place on Thursday, featured art exhibits ranging from photography, documentary film and painting, to meditation, graffiti and live music. Audience involvement […]

A man walks past by Ryerson's South Bond Building, the home of Ryerson's Urban and Regional Planning program on March 15, 2017. (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

UPDATED: Ryerson’s urban planning school cancels U.S. field trips in response to Trump travel ban

In an email last month, Chris De Sousa, professor and director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University, said that the decision was made to “ensure that no one in our community would face the barriers to participation that could result from shifting American travel policies.”

by Luke Galati· · News, On Campus
The Calling of an Engineer

The Calling of an Engineer

Aerospace engineer student, Prati Pradhan, shares what it means to earn the iron ring. A century old tradition that holds significance for many to this day.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Videos
UPDATED: Ryerson TA dismissed for anti-Semitic comments

UPDATED: Ryerson TA dismissed for anti-Semitic comments

This version adds from Ryerson’s VP faculty affairs, a member of Hillel Ryerson and Ryerson security By Allan Perkins and Justin Bellmore A teaching assistant in Ryerson’s faculty of engineering and architectural science no longer works for the university after he made anti-Semitic comments at a downtown Toronto mosque last summer. Ayman Elkasrawy had called for the purification of the “Al-Aqsa Mosque […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
A screenshot from Dam! The Story of Kit the Beaver. (Courtesy Kjell Boersma)

Ryerson alumnus creates silent film for Canada’s 150th

Created by Ryerson film alumnus Kjell Boersma, the movie follows Kit, a young and spirited beaver who finds herself on adventures with different animals as she collects wood for her colony’s dam. The film officially premiered to the public on Saturday at the end of a film-themed concert performed by the TSO and conducted by Earl Lee.

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards nominates Fashion Design grad

Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards nominates Fashion Design grad

  A Ryerson fashion design alumna, Alex Armata is nominated for the 2017 Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA). Returning to her Ajax, Ont. home after a night out on Jan. 30, Armata found out about her nomination after the CAFA nominee announcement at the Distillery District’s Thompson Landry Gallery. “I just saw an e-mail from Robert Ott, the head […]

by Cherileigh Co· · Arts & Life, Fashion, students
Former Ryerson prof stars in opera

Former Ryerson prof stars in opera

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Joseph Wong talks to ex-Ryerson professor Gerald Hannon about his role in the Toronto City Opera.

by Joseph Wong· · Arts & Life, Videos
Reading week advice: Relax

Reading week advice: Relax

Reading, working, travelling, snoring. However you choose to spend your study week, try to take a break from the daily grind long enough to practice some self-care. Next week is Ryerson’s second study week of the 2016-2017 year for most students, a luxury that not all universities across Ontario enjoy. Though most do have breaks in their winter semesters, schools […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
If Ryerson’s smokers are trying to quit, they should take a vape hit

If Ryerson’s smokers are trying to quit, they should take a vape hit

A new study from the University of Victoria suggests vapes are 95 per cent less harmful than cigarettes.

Stuart McLean. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Stuart McLean, former Ryerson journalism professor, dead at 68

Former Ryerson journalism professor, Stuart McLean, died earlier today at the age of 68 after a battle with melanoma. He was with the university from 1984 until 2004.

by Allan Perkins· · News
Uniqlo modest-wear comes to Yonge and Dundas

Uniqlo modest-wear comes to Yonge and Dundas

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Robyn Bell and Madonna Dennis speak with Mariam Nouser, president of the Ryerson Muslim Students’ Association, about Uniqlo’s new line of modest-wear and how might affect Muslim students on Ryerson’s campus.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Videos
Overcrowded lecture halls are a common sight at the start of semester. (Ryersonian file photo)

Ryerson professors react to RateMyProf reviews

We’re all guilty of misusing RateMyProf. Watch these Ryerson professors respond to their reviews.

by Vanessa Nigro· · Videos
Toronto skyline. (Shannon Cuciz / Ryersonian file photo)

Are Ryerson students risking their health by living downtown?

Evidence suggests air, noise and light pollution could do more harm than students may think.

by Daniel Melfi· · News, students
The Ryersonian's Joseph Wong

Opinion: You don’t need meat

Drop those steak knives, my indoctrinated friends. Pull that pork from your stuffed pout and heed my warning before your plate plays its part in harming you and our planet. The Ryersonian’s Joseph Wong tells you why.

by Joseph Wong· · Opinion
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Watch: Are Ryerson students getting enough sleep?

Do you sleep for at least seven hours a day? No? It’s okay, neither do we. Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Joseph Wong talks to students and offers tips to help make sleep more consistent.

by Joseph Wong· · News, students, Videos
Can Ryerson students identify fake news?

Can Ryerson students identify fake news?

Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Mahnoor Sheikh and Vanessa Nigro talk to students and read them a mix of real and fake headlines. Can they tell the difference?

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Media, students, Videos
Captain Michael Fine and the Rams sported their new Nike designed jerseys at Thursday's home opener. (James Tozer)

Michael Fine: Cementing his legacy at Ryerson

Growing up in Toronto, Ryerson Rams’ captain Michael Fine remembers watching his hockey idol, Doug Gilmour, play at Maple Leaf Gardens. Little did he know Gilmour would eventually become his coach, and that his career with the Rams would be spent playing under the same roof his favourite player once did.

by Jordan Arseneault· · Hockey, Sports
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
Harman Singh at the Ryerson Students' Union board of directors' meeting on Feb. 3, 2017. (Ryersonian file photo)

Harman Singh avoids impeachment

The motion was first put forward during a meeting on Jan. 31, 2016 because of concerns regarding the nearly $80,000 that went through personal bank accounts, one of which was his own, in order to facilitate e-transfers for 6 Fest refunds, some of which still have not been refunded months later.

by Andrea Vacl· · News, On Campus
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Watch: Five reasons you should vote in the RSU election

Don’t know what the Ryerson Students’ Union does? Don’t care? Watch as Ryersonian TV’s Deni Verklan and Emily Theodore take you through five reasons on why you should go to the polls from Feb. 6-8 to cast your vote in the RSU election.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion, Videos
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Breaking: Five RSU BoD members resign (UPDATED)

Five faculty directors resigned from the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) board of directors (BoD) Monday, citing a lack of change and misalignment of values. The directors who resigned are Sandra Bahoua, Anthony Esguerra, Nav Marwah and Michelle Park of the faculty of business management, along with Michael Foppiano of the faculty of engineering and architecture. They posted a statement on […]

by Andrea Vacl· · News, On Campus
RSU slates square off

RSU slates square off

With voting beginning today, find out what each slate had to say at Thursday’s debate.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Ryerson men's basketball team guard, Roshane Roberts, breaks past two York players during their game on Feb. 1, 2017 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto. Ryerson won the game 79-53.

In photos: Ryerson men’s basketball takes on York

The Ryersonian’s Andrea Vacl was courtside for the men’s 79-53 win over the York Lions last night. Check out her photo gallery.

by Andrea Vacl· · Sports
DMZ. Jessica Vomeiro/Ryersonian.

Ryerson’s tech community slams Trump’s travel ban

The DMZ and Ryerson tech leaders signed an open letter, titled “Diversity is our Strength”, in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban. “As connected economies, decisions by the United States can directly impact every business north of the border. The recently signed executive order to block entry of citizens from seven countries has already impacted several in our […]

by Laura Woodward· · News
"I've always put happiness and enjoyment first and my other priorities second."

Have fun, kids

Everyone has a motto they stick by — mine has always been, “Have fun while you can”

by Mahnoor Sheikh· · Opinion, Voices
RAS SAGM passes motions on impeachment after president’s ouster

RAS SAGM passes motions on impeachment after president’s ouster

The Ryerson Arts Society’s (RAS) Semi-Annual General Meeting (SAGM) on Jan. 26 included two motions regarding the recent impeachment of its former president Nikita Jariwala.

by Alexander Downham· · News, On Campus
Ryerson Image Centre's exhibition, "Power to the People" features five installations on the fight for racial justice. Courtesy of James Morley

Black protest images showcased at Ryerson

The Ryerson Image Centre is showcasing photo exhibitions that explore historic and ongoing struggles for justice between people of colour and police forces.

(Tristan Simpson/Ryersonian Staff)

Are you going to pass, or artichoke? We test students on veggie knowledge

WATCH: Do students know their vegetables?

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Food, Videos
Study finds Asian-named job applicants face discrimination

Study finds Asian-named job applicants face discrimination

The way your name sounds affects whether you get a job interview.

by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf· · News
Ryerson Rams vice Alex Champ (right) prepares to deliver a rock as second Henry Lin (left) and lead Jonathan U (middle) get ready to sweep at the Brock University Invitational Bonspiel on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Rams curling teams have strong showing at Brock Invitational

It was a successful first Ontario University Athletics (OUA) tournament for both Ryerson Rams curling teams this weekend in St. Catharines.

by Michael Norton· · Curling, Sports
Ryerson hosts fourth annual darkness concert

Ryerson hosts fourth annual darkness concert

Does losing one sense really heighten another? While losing vision may not turn anyone into a real-life Daredevil, Ryerson students found it gave them a new perspective while attending the fourth annual Darkness Concert at Oakham House.

by Robyn Bell· · Arts & Life, Music, Performance Arts
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Four slates competing in RSU election Feb. 6-8

Elevate seeking 24-hour student study space, Spark wants more student jobs, services, Ohana looks to add transportation and mental health advancements.

by Daniel Melfi· · News, On Campus, Politics
Photo Courtesy of Ryerson Rams, Photo by Jacob Thielen

Ryerson curlers hit the ice in St. Catharines

After months of preparation, Ryerson’s curling teams officially kick off their seasons this weekend, as both the men and women travel to St. Catharines, Ont., for the Brock University Invitational Bonspiel.

by Michael Norton· · Curling, Rams Athletics, Sports
Interview: Anthony Morgan lights hands on fire

Interview: Anthony Morgan lights hands on fire

Anthony Morgan is one of the hosts for Daily Planet and the founder of Science Ninjas Inc. The Ryersonian’s Chayonika Chandra interviewed him to talk about his upcoming events and projects.  He also lights people’s hands on fire.

(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Things to do this weekend (Nov. 25-27)

The cold weather has finally come, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck indoors. Put on something to you keep you warm and go to some events happening this weekend in Toronto. 1. The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Follow +RT for a chance to win a pair of tickets to #JingleBallNorth Nov 25 (minors require parental consent) Rules: https://t.co/cFz61mPU15 […]

A Tibetan monk carefully places sand granules onto the mandala using a traditional tool called chak-pur. (Esther Lee)

Bringing Tibetan culture to Ryerson

Ryerson’s first ever Tibet Week is taking place on the ground floor of the Student Learning Centre until Friday, Nov. 18. The event is being held by Students for A Free Tibet Ryerson, a political student group that seeks to raise awareness about Tibetan culture, tradition and history, as well as about the current political situation in Tibet. “We’re trying […]

by Esther Lee· · In pictures, News, On Campus, Photography, students
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Get spooky and spirited: Halloween films featuring previous Ryerson students

Halloween is only a couple of days away, which means everyone is looking for a scary movie to get them in the spirit. For students, heading to the cinema is costly. So why not cozy up with your computer and watch a former Ryerson student act in a horror film? It will make you scared, save you money and see […]

(Horst Herget Photography)

New law school, new technology

Ryerson’s proposed new law school will lead the way with technology in the classroom, according to the university’s president, Mohamed Lachemi. “We think there’s a way that the legal education can go to the next level and meet the demands of community, of consumers and society in the 21st century,” said Lachemi. “And this is why we want to bring […]

by Danielle Lee· · News
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
(Nike Theodorakidis and Josh Beneteau/Ryersonian Staff)

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 […]

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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 file photo)

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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