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Things to do this weekend (Dec. 2-4)

Things to do this weekend (Dec. 2-4)

It’s finally December! What better way to welcome the holiday season then by going out an exploring the wonderful events happening in the city. 1.Treasure Island Treasure Island opens tonight! You can still pick up your tickets at our box office at 345 Yonge St. or online at ryersontreasureisland.bpt.me . . . . #TreasureIsland #RUPerformance #Ryerson #Aaarryouready #RUTreasureIsland #RyersonPirates #Performance345 A photo […]

Students get into the holiday spirit at the SLC

Students get into the holiday spirit at the SLC

With winter break right around the corner, the holiday season has arrived at Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre.“Shop the SLC: A Holiday Market” is taking place for the second time after its success last year. This year’s three-day market featured a Santa photo booth on Tuesday. On Friday, there will be a performance by Ryerson’s a cappella group, followed by a World […]

A shot of the 2015 holiday market in the student learning centre. (Katie Raskina/Ryersonian Staff)

What to expect at this years SLC holiday market

Following the success of last year’s holiday market, Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre (SLC) is bringing back the holiday spirit this year. Starting Nov. 29, people will have a chance to buy from various items like jewelery and artwork from Ryerson vendors at Shop the SLC: A Holiday Market. “This event brings together not only students but alumni and community members that are […]

by Danielle Lee· · Arts & Life
Tea party with the Beverage Enthusiast Society

Tea party with the Beverage Enthusiast Society

Just in time for the cold weather….there’s a new student group that wants to make you a nice cup of tea. It’s called the Beverage Enthusiasts’ Society! The president, Anoop Dhillon came to the newsroom this morning to do the same for us. He made a pot for our reporter Esther Lee.

Santa Claus. (Courtesy Pixabay)

Get in the Christmas spirit with these Ryerson events

With the holidays just around the corner, why not take a break from studying for exams and working on final projects? Instead, get in the Christmas spirit on campus. From skating to shopping to taking photos with Santa, Ryerson’s got you and your friends covered.

(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Ryerson listens, if you use the right app

Brennan McEachran, a Ryerson graduate student, wanted to help make his school a better place by collecting input from his fellow students. So, he created SoapBox, one of the original startups at Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone in 2010. Since then, the application has been integrated as one of Ryerson’s many platforms for students to provide feedback and share ideas. But students are questioning […]

by Anna-Kaye Evans· · News, On Campus, Science & Technology
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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 […]

(Courtesy Maya Findlay)

Feminism in theatre

There is now an all-womyn theatre company in Toronto. HERstory Counts is a theatre company that produces plays, which are written and performed by diverse female-identified womyn. Female-identified means any person who identifies themselves as a womyn. Why it’s important Jennifer Neales, the founder of HERstory Counts says, this company is not only important, it’s necessary. “HERstory Counts became the necessary […]

#RUKind initiative wraps up 5 days of giveaways

#RUKind initiative wraps up 5 days of giveaways

In honour of World Kindness Day on Nov.13, Ryerson Student Life wrapped up their #RUKind campaign on Nov.18 which included 5 days of prize giveaways to students along with on campus activities to inspire kindness. The campaign began in 2014 through a social media campaign as a way to celebrate World Kindness day, where students were encouraged to share their stories of […]

A cartoon of journalism professor Gavin Adamson telling a joke. Illustrated by Alex Tsui.

Meet the next generation of late-night hosts

In the days of Last Week Tonight, The Onion and The Daily Show, the lines between journalism and satire are blurring. Adam Nayman is taking on the challenge of defining those lines. He will be teaching students how to report on current affairs through a comedic lens, in a new journalism in comedy course starting in January. According to journalist […]

by Ebyan Abdigir· · News, On Campus, Politics
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Things to do this weekend (Nov. 18-20)

It’s been a long week at school, so you should go out and enjoy yourself. It’s just over a month away from Christmas and that means this is the weekend the city kicks off some holiday events. 1. The Distillery Christmas Market Here are 5 reasons why you should visit the @TOXmasMkt this holiday season https://t.co/8VfV0khYeY pic.twitter.com/hwauCWvCDc — Live2UToronto (@live2utoronto) November […]

(Richa Syal)

Campus map goes virtual

A collaborative Ryerson research project is aiming to use 3D interactivity to change city planning. The Participatory Campus Planning project is a pilot study within FCAD led by professors Frauke Zeller and Ali Mazalek from the Synaesthetic Media Lab. They are developing a system as the new approach to planning Ryerson’s future campus. The prototype uses a virtual world model […]

by Richa Syal· · News, On Campus, Science & Technology
From Ryerson to Tanzania

From Ryerson to Tanzania

It was 4 a.m. when they landed. Their flight was an arduous 24 hours long, with layovers in Switzerland and Germany. When they finally stepped out of the airport into complete darkness, there was an air of uncertainty and unfamiliarity. The next seven days in Tanzania would prove to be nothing like they expected. The purpose of the trip was […]

by Richa Syal· · Features
(Danielle Lee)

Law practice program gets two more years

The Law Society of Upper Canada has passed a motion to extend Ryerson’s Law Practice Program for another two years. Last week, it was decided that the LPP will continue operation to allow for more innovative training for future lawyers, according to the program’s executive director, Chris Bentley. “We’re delighted that we will have a couple of more years to […]

by Danielle Lee· · News
Volunteers at the Ryerson Good Food Centre: Zennia Seneres, Renee Labrido and Evan Tang. (Samraweet Yohannes)

Students still struggling to fill their plates

Ryerson students are still stuck choosing between tuition and groceries, according to the Good Food Centre, which saw over 150 new members this year. On Thursday, the centre, which used to be known as the Community Food Room, released its annual hunger report for the 2014-15 school year. Increase in members and visits This year it found an increase in the number […]

Food insecurity on campus and mental health

Food insecurity on campus and mental health

Reporter Alex Tsui takes a look at food insecurity at post-secondary schools and its link to mental health. 

Canada gets first 4DX movie theatre at Yonge and Dundas

Canada gets first 4DX movie theatre at Yonge and Dundas

Canada has received its first 4DX auditorium at Cineplex Cinemas on Yonge and Dundas Streets and the new theatre experience is getting great reviews. “The response we’ve gotten has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Sarah Van Lange, the director of communications at Cineplex. “We were anticipating Canadians to love 4DX but we weren’t expecting almost every show to be sold out.” Viewers can […]

(Courtesy Ryerson Science Society Facebook)

Remembering Najdana Andjelkovic

The life of third-year financial mathematics student Najdana Andjelkovic will be honoured this week on campus. Andjelkovic died in a car crash in the early hours of Oct. 31. She was heading eastbound on the Gardiner Expressway east of Parkside Drive when she hit two concrete blocks and a guard rail. She was only 25-years-old. While at Ryerson, Andjelkovic was […]

(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Things to do this weekend (Nov. 11-13)

1. Friday Night Live at the Royal Ontario Museum Honour & celebrate all heroes, both real & mythical, this Friday! #FNLROM! https://t.co/MbMboBo5VI pic.twitter.com/NKXNtyz5kb — Royal Ontario Museum (@ROMtoronto) November 9, 2016 There are always places to party in Toronto on the weekend, but nothing as unique as The ROM Friday Night After Hours. This weeks theme is “Tribute”, meaning the art gallery will have […]

VR gives students the tools to tour their projects

VR gives students the tools to tour their projects

Ryerson’s architectural science students have only been able to see their building designs through printed floor plans and computer screens  – until now. With the architectural science department’s recent partnership with Yulio, a Toronto-based virtual reality software company, students can immerse themselves into their designs through virtual reality. On Nov. 7, first- and second-year students taking Prof. Vincent Hui’s design […]

by Amira Zubairi· · News, Science & Technology
The Sneakerdeck team, pictured from left to right (Owen Osinde, Jasem Ahmady and Ryan MacDonald) (Courtesy Sneakerdeck)

Sneaker market goes digital

By mixing social media and commerce, Ryerson students are creating a space for the sneakerhead community. Third-year entrepreneurship student, Owen Osinde, recently launched the beta version of Sneakerdeck, an online “social commerce platform” aimed at people who are passionate about sneakers, known as sneakerheads. Since the site launched on Oct. 12, they’ve already had more than 500 users sign up. […]

by Esther Lee· · Audio, Business, entrepreneurship, News
[Left to right] Alexander Mines, Tanner MacDonald, and Trevor McConnell, three of the four founders of the Food Innovation Hub, attend the Urban Farm Fall Harvest Party on October 25, 2016. Osama Sbeitan (not pictured) is the fourth founder and director of the Food Innovation Hub. (Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Ryerson introduces new food incubator

 The Food Innovation Hub (FIH) is Ryerson’s first student-led food incubator that helps companies start to grow and monetize their businesses. The FIH is a subset of the new initiative in the science faculty called the Science Discovery Zone (SDZ). “Toronto is a mecca for food; go around any corner and there’s 50 different ways in which different cultures innovate […]

Mary Gyulay is the inspiration behind the film VIABLE. (Courtesy Melissa Scicluna)

Q-and-A: Rye grad and ‘VIABLE’ director talks MS

In the summer of 2014, Mary Gyulay was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and at the age of 22 her life changed forever. Her journey inspired the story behind the short film VIABLE, which she directed and co-wrote. Gyulay is an RTA graduate who initially created this short film with her team of RTA grads for their course practicum. The film was […]

The Crown Prince Couple. (Courtesy Jørgen Gomnæs via The Royal Court)

The Norwegian Royals are coming to Ryerson

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway are visiting the Student Learning Centre today from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. to discuss social innovation. They will be meeting will innovative startup founders such as Robin Cory (Colbeck Strategic Advisors), Johann Koss (Right to Play), Maayan Ziv (AccessNow) and Tariq Fancy (Rumie). According to the Royal Norwegian Embassy press release, […]

by Daniela Olariu· · DMZ, entrepreneurship, News
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A theatre company full of Ryerson grads

A Ryerson grad has started her own theatre company with the help of her former classmates. Yell Rebel theatre company began as 2012 Ryerson theatre grad Eva Barrie’s idea, but required more than one person to become a reality—so Barrie pitched her idea to Noah Spitzer, who attended the theatre program with her. “Noah and I worked on shows [together] […]

(Courtesy of David Leyes)

Q-and-A: Rye grad talks about new TV show Second Jen

Amanda Joy and Samantha Wan first met each other on the set of a horror film in 2014. Two years later, they’re starring on a TV show they’ve written and created. Second Jen, which airs on City, explores the cultural and generational gaps that most children of immigrant parents experience. Joy is an actor, screenwriter, producer and comedian. She studied […]

by Danielle Lee· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
City council will vote for the proposed changes this week (Danielle Lee)

Lachemi welcomes possible changes to Ward 27

A city council vote this week will determine if ward 27, the Toronto Centre-Rosedale ward where Ryerson resides, gets new boundaries. A proposed plan conducted by an independent group of consultants would split ward 27 into three pieces, creating a total of 47 wards instead of 44. The mayor’s executive committee voted in favour of the plan on Oct. 26. […]

by Danielle Lee· · News, Ward 27
The team behind Gimme360 in their office at Ryerson's Fashion Zone (LR Alex De Jäger (Courtesy of Danielle Lee)

Ryerson startup combines virtual reality, fashion and charity

A startup from Ryerson’s Fashion Zone is combining fashion and technology to start a social movement and is using Kickstarter to do it. Gimme360 is a clothing company that donates proceeds from every garment sold to provide water for developing countries. The amount of proceeds donated depend on the project they’re working on due to the amount of equipment needed […]

(Courtesy Hongen Nar)

PHOTOS: Fight the Fees protest

Ryerson students rallied Nov. 2 in support of the Canadian Federation of Students’ (CFS) National Day of Action to fight tuition fees. The morning began with a free breakfast on Gould Street provided by the Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson (CESAR), followed by performances and speakers with the theme of access and affordability of education. Supporters of the ‘Fight the […]

by Megan Stephens· · In pictures, News
(Courtesy Robyn Fiorda)

Put your best face forward with RyeBeauty

Ryerson’s newest student organization, RyeBeauty, is bringing beauty education and industry networking opportunities to campus. It is the first university student-run beauty organization in Toronto and the group plans to create a solid community for beauty lovers at Ryerson. “There are so many of us here at Ryerson who love beauty, yet no one’s made the effort to really bring […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Beauty, entrepreneurship
Students studying in the SLC. (Danielle Lee)

Procrastination? No Problem

By: Danielle Lee and Amira Zubairi With only one month left of the semester, students are feeling the pressure of upcoming deadlines. If you haven’t started that assignment due next week, now’s a perfect time. Tonight, Ryerson Library and Student Learning Centre are joining force to host the annual Long Night Against Procrastination, an all-night study marathon held at the SLC. […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, News
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Ryerson student died in car crash

Toronto police continue to investigate the fatal car crash involving a Ryerson student. 25-year-old Najdana Andjelkovic died early Monday morning. She was a third-year financial mathematics student and also the vice-president of the Ryerson Science Society. Outside of school, Andjelkovic worked as a math tutor. The single-vehicle crash happened just before 3 a.m. Monday on the eastbound Gardiner Expressway east […]

by Amanda Gilmore· · News, Off Campus, students, Top stories
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Things to do this weekend (Nov. 4-6)

Winter is almost here, so why not go out and enjoy the spring-like temperatures while they last? 1. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair We're #proud to sponsor the #GiantVegetable competition the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 2016! https://t.co/mZ3ooYN7YA @THERAWF #RAWF16 pic.twitter.com/LoLDWXWSTy — St. Lawrence Market (@StLawrenceMkt) November 1, 2016 Spend time with some farm animals this weekend at The 94th Royal […]

RUBIX showcases top creative work

RUBIX showcases top creative work

In only its second year, the RUBIX showcase is helping to inspire collaboration between faculty members. The second annual RUBIX event took place at the Image Arts building Monday, showcasing projects from the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD). “It’s accomplished what it’s meant to do, which is peer-to-peer support and celebration,” said FCAD dean Charles Falzon. At last year’s […]

(Alex Chronopoulos)

Ryerson’s cyberwar rages on

Ryerson students are at war. In fact, any individual with a mobile and computing device is at war. While the battleground of this conflict does not exist, it has the potential to compromise everything from our Twitter passwords to our social insurance numbers to our very identities. Last week, Ryerson’s Computing and Communications Services (CCS) launched a new initiative to […]

(Jennie Pearson)

No love for sports clubs

An official rugby club at Ryerson has been a long time coming and members are hoping the team can finally see it through. Darrin Rankine, 4th-year Urban & Regional Planning student, joined the club during his first year at Ryerson after seeing posters around campus and eventually finding a Facebook page run by former-student, Nyo Mudzingwa. “Nyo really paved the […]

by Jennie Pearson· · News, Sports
(Courtesy of Alex D'Addese)

Rams eye return to nationals

After reaching new heights last season but ultimately coming up short, the Ryerson men’s basketball team is determined to return to the national championship tournament this season. And while several new players have been added to the Rams’ roster, the team will lean on the veteran leadership of fifth-year players Juwon Grannum and Adika Peter-McNeilly to help guide the team […]

by Carlo Zanette· · News, Sports
The Used Book Room is a student owned and operated service where you can buy and sell school materials. (Courtesy: Ryersonian Staff)

Books from Used Book Room in limbo

The books which occupied the former Used Book Room and delayed the construction of the wellness centre have finally been removed. They now sit in neatly stacked boxes within the executive offices of the Ryerson Students’ Union. In September, the development of the wellness centre was stalled after students failed to pick up their books from the room. Now, the […]

by Michal Stolarczyk· · News, On Campus
The fight for free education continues

The fight for free education continues

Post-secondary students across Canada plan to rally today for the National Day of Action as part of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) ongoing “Fight the Fees” campaign. But the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) will be keeping a low profile during the event. The student day of action for free education is meant to mobilize university and college students to […]

by Megan Stephens· · News
The DFZ gets space to grow

The DFZ gets space to grow

What’s new? The Design Fabrication Zone (DFZ) is expanding its number of members, projects and recently, in location. The DFZ is going from being cramped into a few rooms on the third floor of the Victoria Building to stewarding a new “future lab” that will be located on the main level of the Church Street development. “These changes are very […]

(Catherine Machado)

Another year, another clown

This year’s Clown production features a whole lot of new: new stage, a new sound and lighting booth and of course, a new building tucked below the Student Learning Centre. The production is an annual tradition for third-year students in performance. This year’s bunch brings an endless array of props, audience interaction and costume changes to the stage. The Ryersonian got a back-stage look before […]

(Courtesy Megan Stephens)

PHOTOS: Fall Festival fun on Gould Street

The Ryerson Student Life Program celebrated the season with an autumn street festival on Oct. 26 that took place on Gould Street. The second annual Fall Festival had everything from pumpkins and hay bales to make-your-own candy apples and decorating mason jars for people to enjoy. The seasonal festival also had free apple cider, a canned food drive, games and […]

Volunteers Andrew Feldman and Kate Davies hand out refreshing drinks at the Urban Farm Fall Harvest Party on Oct. 24, 2016. (Courtesy Hongen Nar)

Harvest season in full bloom

Ryerson Urban Farm celebrated the end of the growing season with a fall harvest party, which took place on Oct. 25 in Ryerson’s Sears Atrium. The Ryerson Urban Farm harvest party had everything from a pie eating contest to garlic planting on the rooftop farm. The harvest party also hosted food and drink stalls serving iced tea made from herbs […]

by Chayonika Chandra· · Food, News, On Campus
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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 […]

(Catherine Machado)

Theatre students find their rhythm

Performance students are getting more comfortable after a rough start moving into their new space in the  SLC  last week. “At the beginning, it was a bit difficult to move in,” said third-year acting student Dana Carrabon. The doors didn’t work well, he explained, causing access issues. “The outside door wouldn’t unlock and the inside door wouldn’t lock,” said head […]

by Catherine Machado· · News
(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
RAC towel service now costs four times more

RAC towel service now costs four times more

If you work out at the Recreation and Athletics Centre, it could soon cost more to dry off. The RAC will stop its in-house towel service on Oct. 31 after its laundry machines broke down over the summer and it was deemed too expensive to repair them. At least 100 students had to express interest in a third-party towel service […]

by Carlo Zanette· · News
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 Wilfrid 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 pic.twitter.com/iFY6qaxUPV— 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
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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