Post Tagged with: "Ryerson"

Rams captain Michael Fine celebrates scoring in the third period against Lakehead on Thursday night at the MAC. (Photo: James Tozer)

Red hot offence helps Rams men’s hockey to historic start

The Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team has come out firing to start the 2016-17 season. After four games, the team has already scored an Ontario University Athletics (OUA) leading 23 goals. The Rams scored six times in their season opener against Wilfred Laurier. Since then they have scored four on Windsor, eight on Brock and beat Lakehead 5-2 last night. […]

by Mitchell Tierney· · Hockey, News, Sports
Five things to do this weekend (Oct. 21-23)

Five things to do this weekend (Oct. 21-23)

Get away from studying for midterms by checking out some of these fun events in the city. 1. Buffer Festival The @BufferFestival comes to the @MTCC_Events Oct 20th-23rd. The best in @YouTube digital media. #Toronto— Spexon Toronto (@spexontoronto) October 14, 2016 See your favourite YouTubers in person at the annual Buffer Festival. The festival will feature YouTube premiere screenings, […]

by Mallory Warren· · Arts & Life
(Ryersonian Archive)

CFS recommends policy changes after critical joint letter

The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is recommending some policy changes a month after a joint letter from 10 universities’ students’ unions was released calling for reform of the organization. In their Oct. 6 meeting, the CFS National Executive approved motions that could make it easier for member students’ unions to leave the organization, and to post audited financial statements […]

by Robert Mackenzie· · News
International Student Support wins three CBIE awards

International Student Support wins three CBIE awards

Ryerson won three Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) Excellence Awards last week, including a student who won an award for her work to reduce the stigma around mental health for international students. The awards were announced Oct. 11, recognizing people or groups with a commitment to international education. The CBIE is a not-for-profit that supports global learning, including international […]

by Patricia Karounos· · News
The SLC at Ryerson is one of the university's newest additions to the campus' public realm (Isabelle Docto)

A look at changes to Rye campus, past and present

The City of Toronto has approved the next phase of the Ryerson Public Realm Plan, including major changes to Gould Street. Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27 city councillor, announced the plan’s approval and a $2-million investment on Oct. 5. Ryerson’s Public Realm Plan  focuses on creating green spaces and street art and public furniture to make Ryerson a “people-first” urban environment. […]

by David Greenberg· · News
The Jack Layton Leadership School at Ryerson has been running during reading weeks since 2013. (Ryersonian Archive)

News in brief: What you missed during reading week

Layton leadership school’s fourth year Olivia Chow, Winnie Ng, a social justice and democracy chair at Ryerson, and former MPP Andrew Cash were some of the many activists who spoke at the Jack Layton Leadership School this past week. The three-day program —  established in 2013 — aims to build knowledge and skills in social justice, activism and community. The […]

Students at Osgoode Hall Law School. Ryerson's first intake of law students is planned for September 2018. (Five-two via Flickr)

Law school could soon be coming to Ryerson

Ryerson plans to launch a new law school by 2020, according to a letter of intent released this week. According to the letter, the program will be based on problem-solving and hands-on learning. It  will include a required professional placement. “Exposing law students to the perspectives of other professionals at an early stage will enable them to better integrate their […]

by Robert Mackenzie· · News
Elm street condo development angers residents

Elm street condo development angers residents

A proposed 80-storey Elm Street condo has some students and Toronto residents furious. Earlier this year, 8 Elm Park Properties Inc., represented by the Goldberg Group, submitted an application for the development of what would be one of the tallest buildings on the Toronto skyline at 8 Elm St., across the street from the Student Learning Centre (SLC). Eli Aaron […]

by Shaian Martin· · News, Off Campus, students
(Courtesy Aboriginal Education Council)

Ryerson calls for indigenous education

Members of the Ryerson community want more indigenous content on campus. This is a major takeaway from the latest series of discussions hosted on campus as part of the university’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) report. “I have taken a course, called critical issues, that touched on indigenous peoples for about 10 minutes,” said Kyle Edwards, a […]

by Neha Karamchandani· · education, News, On Campus, students
Members of Ryerson Theatre School's class of 2011. (Courtesy Jessica Way)

Dear RTS building: a love letter

To my dear theatre school building, For four years, 44 Gerrard St. was my sanctuary. Looking back now, it was the place where I grew into myself, where I fell in love with people and ideas, where barriers were torn down, bonds were built and pains led to rewards. Now that the time has come for the program to move […]

(Courtesy of Araya Mengesha)

Ryerson’s theatre school alumni bid farewell to the building

Now that the theatre school building has closed down, alumni reflect on their time at Ryerson. 1. Araya Mengesha, actor on CBC’s Shoot the Messenger “I’m kind of sad [that the building is closing down]. We were just on our own in this old building and there’s something about that felt like it was a world of our own. With that […]

by Kayla Rosen· · Arts & Life
Press conference releasing the Ryerson-led study on the health impacts of precarious work on racialized immigrant women. (Isabelle Docto)

Ryerson study shows temporary work is a public health crisis

Racialized immigrant women working as temporary employees are facing a serious health crisis. This comes from findings of a Ryerson-led study released Monday to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The Ontario government is currently reviewing the Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act and researchers say that if nothing is done to reform precarious work conditions, […]

by David Greenberg· · Health, News
(Courtesy The Benz)

Ryerson students rev up support for ‘The Benz’

A feature 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
Students at Ryerson's study hall. (Michael Norton)

Athletes need to study: that’s the cold, hard truth

Devisha Binns isn’t the biggest fan of Ryerson Rams’ study hall. The first-year undeclared arts student would much prefer going home instead of logging more hours at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC), where she already spends her time practicing and playing as a member of Ryerson’s women’s basketball team. Binns admits, though, that the acquired additional time at the MAC […]

by Michael Norton· · Rams Athletics, Sports
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
Explore the city this weekend and over reading week. (Courtesy of Michael Gil via Flickr Creative Commons)

10 things to do this long weekend and reading week (Oct. 7-16)

By Kelsey Adams and Mallory Warren 1. Glow Sword Battle Toronto Check us out on Narcity! — Newmindspace (@newmindspace) October 5, 2016 Do you love Star Wars? Join in on the ultimate Jedi battle this weekend. Purchase a lightsaber and get in on the glowing action for Glow Sword Battle Toronto. Location: Nathan Phillips Square Date: Oct. 8 Time: 8-11 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life
The RAC will no longer be offering towel service to members. (Ryersonian Archive)

RAC members hung out to dry

Students hoping to dry off after their workout at the Ryerson Athletic Centre (RAC) may have to start bringing their own towels. As of Oct. 31, the RAC will end towel service after their laundry equipment broke down early in the summer. According to Anthony Seymour, the manager of recreation, brand new equipment would mean having to renovate the aging infrastructure […]

by Patricia Karounos· · News
(Courtesy Dave Crosby/Creative Commons)

MAP: Kosher, halal and vegetarian options near campus

For students who observe religious dietary restrictions, like kosher, halal and vegetarian, it can be difficult to find food options on campus. To help with this struggle, here’s a map with information about restaurants near campus that offer food to accommodate students with various dietary restrictions. These restaurants are either on campus, in residences or within walking distance of Ryerson. View Dietary Restrictions […]

by Kayla Rosen· · Arts & Life
Ryerson’s MBA program ranked 10th best in Canada

Ryerson’s MBA program ranked 10th best in Canada

Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) MBA program has been ranked in the top 10 in the country – based on reputation – by Canadian Business. The magazine ranked Ryerson’s program in 10th place overall. The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto took first place. “I’m tremendously excited,” said Chris MacDonald, interim director of TRSM’s MBA program. […]

by Kayla Kuefler· · Business, education, News, On Campus
(Behdad Mahichi)

WATCH: How Sisters in Spirit honoured the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women

Torontonians and members of the Ryerson community gathered at a vigil at Allan Gardens Tuesday night to honour the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Heather Lewis Blaker was there to remember her daughter and husband. Her daughter died in the summer of 2014. Blaker’s husband was also murdered 25 years ago. “Just stop the killing,” said […]

by Neha Karamchandani· · News, Off Campus
Everyone deserves to be called what they want to be called. (Susana Gómez Baez)

Gender identity is a matter of basic respect

During the 57-minute rant, the professor, Jordan Peterson, repeatedly starts his sentences with “I’m scared.” On this point alone, we agree. Even at Ryerson, we are scared, too. As students, we’re scared that a professor could be so ill-informed about the extensive literature that explores gender identity and expression. We’re scared that the same professor teaches an undergraduate course in […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial
(Courtesy Karina Kheshvajian)

One student’s journey from Aleppo to Ryerson

When Karina Kheshvajian, 22, finally arrived in Toronto, a year after leaving war-torn Syria, she had one goal: to go to Ryerson University. When her Syrian-Armenian family fled Syria in 2014, Kheshvajian was just a year away from graduating with an economics degree from the University of Aleppo. It was difficult for her to abandon her studies, so when her […]

by Katerina Georgieva· · education, Features, students
Bikes are seen parked along trees, poles and railings around campus. (Kemeisha McDonald)

Rack ‘em up: Improved bike parking at Rye

Ryerson University Business Services (UBS) will outline a plan to improve bike parking on campus today. The Public Realm Plan will examine bike parking as a part of campus design, transportation and parking strategy. The plan will also focus on safety and accessibility “to better define and enhance our public spaces,” said UBS in an email. “We want to install […]

by Kemeisha McDonald· · News, On Campus, students
What you’ve missed in science and tech

What you’ve missed in science and tech

Home of Ryerson’s newest zone gets new government-funding Finance minister Bill Morneau announced more than $30 million in federal funding for Ryerson infrastructure Friday. More than $20 million of that will go towards the Centre for Urban Innovation (CUI), the future home of Ryerson’s new Science Discovery Zone (SDZ). The CUI will have a state-of-the-art lab for the SDZ, which […]

by Robert Mackenzie· · Science & Technology
(Courtesy Mark Blinch)

Ryerson physicists battle tumours with ultrasound

The Canadian Cancer Society estimates that two in five Canadians will get cancer in their lifetime. A Ryerson physics professor, Michael Kolios, and his graduate student, Eno Hysi, are working on a way to fix that by attacking tumours with ultrasound. “In our research, ultrasound technologies are primarily being used for monitoring the progression of cancer therapies. In this case, […]

(Ruby Wray)

Paving the bike path to Ryerson

Finding parking in downtown Toronto is nearly impossible — even when you’re riding a bike. Sometimes, you have to get creative. One day, I was running late for a class at the Ted Rogers School of Management. I looked up and down the street, only to find a row of full bike racks. Not wanting to be late for a […]

by Ruby Wray· · Opinion
Maggie Macintosh (middle) is back on Ryerson's women's curling team as team captain. (Courtesy Jacob Thielen)

Mac is back: Skip returns to women’s curling team

Ryerson’s women’s curling team has found a new captain – and they didn’t have to look far. Maggie Macintosh, who skipped the team in last year’s debut season, was originally planning to step away from the game to focus on her studies. But after being convinced to come back out for a practice run, the second-year journalism student has decided […]

by Michael Norton· · Curling, Sports
(Ryersonian Archive)

Preferred names and pronouns still pose administrative challenges

When applying for university, Ryerson nursing student, Gabriel Holt was required to use his legal name and assigned sex. It’s one of the many challenges and barriers transgender students like Holt face in the pursuit of post-secondary education. “It made an intimidating process even more uncomfortable,” said Holt, in an e-mail. “Even if I was allowed to put my actual […]

by Alexa Jetta D'Addario· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Lachemi announces fund to increase accessibility for students

Lachemi announces fund to increase accessibility for students

A new fund that will help Ryerson University increase accessibility for students with disabilities, Aboriginal youth and international students is being set in motion this month. Mohamed Lachemi made the announcement on Friday afternoon after his installation as Ryerson’s ninth president and vice-chancellor. In his speech, Lachemi emphasized a future for Ryerson based on strong, strategic partnerships, innovation and an […]

by David Greenberg· · News
A photo of organizers at Mindfest 2015 (Courtesy University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry)

A preview: Mindfest, a fun way to learn about mental health

On Wednesday, Ryerson students and community members will have a chance to participate in the fourth annual Mindfest as part of National Mental Illness Awareness Week. The full-day event aims to start conversations around mental illness and to engage students in learning about mental health in fun and interactive ways. Mindfest is a collaboration between the University of Toronto, Ryerson […]

by Oriena Vuong· · Food & Health, News, Off Campus, On Campus
Ryerson's Dragon Boat Club (Courtesy Nick Fan)

LISTEN: Rye’s Dragon Boat Club at their final 2016 regatta

By Madonna Dennis It’s sync or swim in this water sport that may soon be part of the Olympics. Dragon boat racing has 20 paddlers working in unison in one long boat. Reporter Madonna Dennis was at Ryerson Dragon Boat Club’s final regatta of the 2016 season on Sept. 24. Listen as she asks two paddlers, new and old, about what […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
(Rosemond Quartey)

MAP: Where to quench your thirst during Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche Toronto kicks off tomorrow at sunset and ends Sunday at 7 a.m. The free annual contemporary art exhibition gives those in the city a full night of interaction with art in public spaces. If you plan on drinking your way through the festival’s city-produced exhibitions and partner projects, check out the map below as your resource for student-friendly bars […]

The EASI pilot will test what students are learning outside of their program basics. (Ryersonian Archive)

New provincial pilot will test the value of your education

Students wondering if they’re developing the basic skills employers look for can soon take a test to find out. Ryerson has volunteered to participate in a pilot project next fall created by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO). The project evaluates the numeracy, literacy and problem solving skills of first-year and graduating post-secondary students. Called the Essential Adult […]

by Patricia Karounos· · News
Science Discovery Zone to get new home thanks to gov’t funding

Science Discovery Zone to get new home thanks to gov’t funding

By Isabelle Docto and Robyn Fiorda Ryerson’s new Science Discovery Zone (SDZ) will have a new home in the Centre for Urban Innovation (CUI) thanks to today’s provincial and federal funding announcement. Bill Morneau, Canada’s minister of finance, announced today that Ryerson will receive more than $30 million of federal infrastructure funding. Another $4.7 million will come from the province. […]

Financial Minister Bill Morneau announced funding for Ryerson on Thursday. (Isabelle Docto)

$36.6 million of federal and provincial funding for Ryerson

Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced this afternoon that Ryerson will receive more than $30 million of federal infrastructure funding. MPP for Trinity-Spadina Han Dong also announced that Ryerson will receive an additional $4.7 million from the province bringing the total to $36.6 million. The announcement was made Thursday afternoon at Ryerson’s Launch Zone as part of the government’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Effects of summer flooding in Rye buildings linger into fall

Effects of summer flooding in Rye buildings linger into fall

Caution tape continues to block off a sizeable part of the Ryerson Library Building’s seventh floor as a result of heavy rainfall over the summer. Ceiling tiles are missing, study booths are covered in plastic and garbage pails have been placed to catch any dripping water. Approximately 100 study booths and two study rooms are closed due to repairs in […]

by Mallory Warren· · News
Spadina Rd. is just one of the streets in the city that now has street signs featuring indigenous names. (Kayla Goodfield)

News in brief: Minimum wage, street signs, and VP university relations

By Kayla Kuefler, Samantha Relich and Brittany Spencer New toys for graphic communications management Ryerson’s School of Graphic Communications Management has received a new, high-tech toy. The flexo plate imager, donated by Esko, will allow students to continue to hone their skills in flexographic platemaking — which is used widely in packaging design. The new printer also gives Ryerson students […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Unlikely dancer hopes to lead Rams to new heights

Unlikely dancer hopes to lead Rams to new heights

Sacha Lank didn’t start off as a dancer, but the 20-year-old is back for a third consecutive season — her second as captain — of the Ryerson Rams Dance Pak.   The team kicked off a new season this week, hoping to build on their second place finish at last year’s Flashdance University Challenge. For Lank, who is also a […]

by Neha Karamchandani· · Arts & Life, Performance Arts
Students were most interested in talking about the university's exam policy at Ryerson's second town hall meeting. (Courtesy Alison Wood via Creative Commons)

Exam anxiety top concern for students at policy review

Students already had exams on the brain at Ryerson’s second town hall meeting on academic policy review last week. The session was one of two convened by the ad hoc Academic Policy Review Committee to discuss five academic policies ranging from graduate course management to examination policies. The second meeting was supposed to cover three policies: graduate course management, academic […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · education, On Campus, students
Ryerson will be holding exams on the rink at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) beginning this December. (Ryersonian Archive)

So long, MTCC: exams move to the MAC

Students will no longer have to trek to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) to write exams. Instead, Ryerson will be holding exams on the rink at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) beginning this December. Exams will also be written on the basketball court and, if needed, the upper concourses. Michelle Green, manager of examinations with the Registrar’s Office, said […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · News
Far from apathetic: Ryerson talks voting reform

Far from apathetic: Ryerson talks voting reform

This time last year, there was a buzz on campus leading up to the federal election. Young people across the country ended up voting in record numbers, challenging the prevailing notion about their political apathy. The Canadian election fervour may have faded — replaced with a focus south of the border — but now Ryerson wants students to talk about […]

by Avneet Dhillon· · News, Politics, Politics & Security
FCAD is pioneering a faculty specific mental health pilot program rolling out this year. (Kevin John Siazon)

FCAD mental health pilot program faces delay

A lack of staff is preventing one of the Faculty of Communication and Design’s (FCAD) mental health pilot programs from rolling out as scheduled. The programs, piloted by FCAD, were announced last spring. They are focused on professional support for faculty, directing students to available mental health supports on campus and creating connections between peers. The peer-connecting program, which pairs […]

by David Greenberg· · Health, News
Oakham Café closed due to continued renovations. (Kevin John Siazon)

Oakham Café staff strapped for shifts

Oakham Café workers are feeling pinched for shifts after prolonged renovations. They  have been sharing shifts with the staff of the Ram in the Rye since the beginning of orientation week. “The Ram has absorbed the staff of the café, so it’s really over staffed,” said an Oakham House employee, who wished to remain anonymous. Oakham Café was scheduled to […]

by Olivia Chandler· · Food, jobs, News, On Campus, students
Mohamed Lachemi shares vision for Ryerson, thoughts on Drake

Mohamed Lachemi shares vision for Ryerson, thoughts on Drake

By Brittany Spencer and Samantha Relich As his official installation as president of Ryerson University approaches, the Ryersonian sat down with Mohamed Lachemi to discuss his vision for the university at the outset of his five-year term. Q: You’ve witnessed and created a lot of change during your 18 years at Ryerson — what are you are most proud of? […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Stratatone, Courtesy [R]ed[U]x Lab

Ryerson architects take on Nuit Blanche

Ryerson architecture students are bringing their designs into reality for Nuit Blanche Toronto this weekend. The [R]ed[U]x Lab, a group of digital fabricators and designers from the department of architectural science, has created three interactive installations for this year’s all-night exhibition, Stratatone, Nova and SOMNIUM. “The students are able to create cool things beyond the classroom and bring their ideas […]

by Shaian Martin· · Arts & Life
CanSats are shot into the air by these rockets and are deployed at 400 metres. (Photo courtesy Ryerson CanSat)

Ryerson model satellite prepares for liftoff

Solar power is reaching new heights at Ryerson this year for a group of engineers with a penchant for building made-from-scratch model satellites. The model, also called a CanSat, will be developed by Ryerson’s CanSat team and then put to the test at an annual competition organized by the American Astronautical Society and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. […]

by Robert Mackenzie· · News
Ryersonian Archive File

UPDATED: Student leaders say Ryerson’s sexual violence policy isn’t reaching all students

Ryerson student leaders agree with administration that the new Sexual Violence Policy is raising awareness on campus, but worry that the message isn’t reaching the average student. Tamara Jones, vice-president equity at the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU), said she notices more awareness of the policy, but only among students actively involved in the Ryerson community. “Some students do know [about […]

by Patricia Karounos· · News, On Campus
Petition gets action after students booted from class

Petition gets action after students booted from class

Nine Ryerson fashion communication students are officially enrolled in the Mass Exodus fashion promotion course after a computer glitch saw them removed from the class before the start of the term. Amanda Ho and Katie Ferreira, two of the affected students, started a petition on after discovering they were not enrolled in fashion promotion, which produces the Mass Exodus […]

by Olivia Chandler· · Fashion, News
Protesters at the Take Back the Night rally at Ryerson University on Sept. 16, 2016.  (Hongen Nar)

Sexual violence survivors and allies take back the night

All eyes were fixed on Marie Sleth Friday evening as she recounted the sexual violence she’d experienced while living in a foster home as a child. “The man of the house, in the foster home, he would be drunk and take advantage of me sexually. He said that if I told his wife, she would send me back to the […]

by Shaian Martin· · News
Courtesy of ViaAmtrakGuy via Wikimedia Commons

TTC trains too hot to handle

During this summer’s ridiculous heat wave, you probably rode on a stuffy, non-air-conditioned TTC subway train at least once. For any Bloor-Danforth line commuter, there’s nothing worse than walking through a muggy, packed station, only to board a subway train with air so thick you can barely breathe. It’s the moment in your day when your mood takes an instant […]

by Oriena Vuong· · Opinion, students