This version has been updated with information to clarify the $3,000 contribution made by students towards their education costs. Students from low-income families who qualify for the new Ontario Student Grant won’t be receiving free post-secondary education exactly. Those who qualify for free tuition will still need to contribute $3,000 annually towards their education costs. “For example, for a student […]
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Community members says goodbye to Sheldon Levy at the annual holiday party.
Outgoing president Sheldon Levy has transformed Ryerson’s campus and built its reputation as an innovation powerhouse
A group of black students on campus has called for more black and racialized faculty along with other demands.
The Ryerson Board of Governors approved longtime administrator and research advocate Mohamed Lachemi as interim president of Ryerson University on Monday.
The search for a new university president is moving forward, as Ryerson’s senate and board of governors assemble a search committee. The 13-person group, comprised of four senate appointees and nine board of governor appointees, will be presented to the board Oct. 26 for approval. Current president Sheldon Levy will leave his post Dec. 1, to join the Ontario government […]
Ryerson Theatre School students will soon have a temporary new home: the lower levels of the Student Learning Centre (SLC), where space meant for retail is sitting unused. Students have known a move was on the horizon since last October, when The Ryersonian reported that the building at 44 Gerrard St. had become badly worn down. The theatre school will leave that building by the end of the year to occupy renovated space […]
The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is planning to roll out online voting for students’ union elections, perhaps as soon as this fall. RSU president Andrea Bartlett said she hopes to have a system in place before November byelections for three RSU board of directors positions. Bartlett and vice-president operations Obaid Ullah have been meeting with administration staff in Computing and Communications Services to discuss borrowing the system used for elections to […]
Ryerson didn’t submit information to the annual QS World University Rankings again this year despite president Sheldon Levy saying it was a “mistake” last year. The 2015 rankings, released last week, put the university in last place out of all the Canadian schools on the list for the third year in a row.
The search for a new Ryerson president is on — again. A new committee in charge of determining current president Sheldon Levy’s successor is being organized and will be confirmed at the first Board of Governors meeting next month. But come Dec. 1 Levy will be headed to Queen’s Park, where he will serve as deputy minister of Ontario’s Ministry […]
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The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press. This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap, we bring you an update to the ongoing strike situation at University of Toronto and […]
The Presidential Selection Committee at Ryerson failed to find a new president and many are wondering if it has to do with the large shoes the next president will have to fill. Not only did Levy bring a vision to Ryerson University, he brought results. Since taking on the role of president 10 years ago, Levy has redefined the Ryerson […]
The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press. This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap, we bring you a recap of Ryerson’s first CIS Final 8 game, news on a […]
Ryerson’s search for a new president failed when its two top candidates backed away from the job — one of them as recently as last Tuesday, The Ryersonian has learned. The university’s efforts to find a chief ended in surprise on March 5 when the university announced that out-going president Sheldon Levy would be staying for up to two years. […]
Last week we were supposed to find out who the new Ryerson president will be. Instead we got more questions. After Friday’s announcement we know that Sheldon Levy will remain in Ryerson’s top job for up to two more years. We now also know that Alan Shepard, president and vice-chancellor of Concordia University, turned down the offer to replace him. […]
The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press. This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap, we bring you an update on Ryerson’s presidential search, a look ahead at this weekend’s […]
Ryerson’s president Sheldon Levy isn’t going anywhere. The committee designated to find Ryerson’s next president declared a failed search this morning and announced Levy will stay on as president for up to two more years. Despite months of speculation regarding who would be his successor on campus, the presidential search committee will not be bringing any candidates forward, according to […]
The campus will know Sheldon Levy’s successor by the end of the week, sources close to Ryerson’s Board of Governors told The Ryersonian. The announcement will occur shortly after the committee to select Levy’s successor meets on Thursday. “There will be an update on the presidential search in the next few days,” said Michael Forbes, manager of media relations at […]
The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press. This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap, we were joined by newsroom manager Nicole Thompson, who discussed the recent Ryerson Student Union (RSU) […]
It started out as a class assignment for two Ryerson architecture students and turned into an opportunity to showcase their design for all of Toronto — with some help from Sheldon Levy. Levy gave the department of architectural science $15,000 to fund the construction of the winter warming hut design of fourth-year students Lily Jeon and Diana Koncan. Organizers of […]
New President Ryerson President Sheldon Levy’s final term is coming to an end. The search for his replacement continues. There has been no news on potential candidates for Levy’s replacement. The search committee of 13 members, including students, staff and faculty, will announce their selection this spring. The new president will take office as early as July of this year. […]
A second students’ movement has joined the Ryerson political scene, offering support for Ryerson’s administration in the midst of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) Freeze the Fees campaign. The movement drew a crowd that rallied in support of the university’s administration at Monday night’s board of governors meeting, where university representatives gather each month to discuss, among other things, budgets. […]
Protesters who were camped out in front of Jorgenson Hall met with Ryerson administrators Monday, in an effort to soothe relations between the university and disgruntled students upset with rising tuition fees. President Sheldon Levy confirmed the meeting Monday. “We met with them this morning,” Levy told The Ryersonian. “I don’t think there was any acrimony there.” But he was […]
Sheldon Levy says Ryerson’s new look reflects his view that the university is a key part of city-building in Toronto. He told a symposium last week that even small changes on the campus can have a large effect on the city. “As we build and do things, we are doing things for the city because we impact people directly […]
President Sheldon Levy was named a member of mayor-elect John Tory’s transition team on Tuesday, reported the Toronto Star. The mayor-elect announced that former deputy mayor Case Ootes will chair both the transition team and advisory council. They will feature key members from Tory’s campaign, former rival candidate David Soknacki and a variety of business, non-profit and academic leaders, including Levy. Levy […]
Ryerson is back at the bottom of the annual QS World University Rankings, released Tuesday. The British company slotted the school into the “701+” category for the second straight year – an afterthought in a list headed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge and Imperial College London. Related stories: Surprise: Ryerson cracks top 10 in Maclean’s […]
Ryerson students are looking for a new president who will support for student initiatives and provide more space on campus, according to the first presidential search meeting. The university’s presidential search committee hosted its first town hall late Tuesday afternoon in the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre for students to discuss what kind of qualities they are looking for […]
Ryerson’s presence on the “Sunshine List” has increased by 54 additional employees this year, taking the list from 892 Ryerson names to 946 — a six per cent increase. The current list, released by the Ontario Ministry of Finance last Friday, outlines Ontario’s public servants who make an annual income of $100,000 or more. The list outlines public sector workers […]
Ryerson is partnering with top universities in South Africa to create eight fellowships that will help student entrepreneurs develop their businesses. As part of the fellowships, South African students will receive transportation, accommodation and a three- to four-month placement in one of the four incubators at Ryerson. The initial cost of flights, health insurance and various pre-departure needs total $2,000 […]
By: Shane Perusse A book-signing event at Ryerson with author and member of Parliament Olivia Chow featured a full-spread catering service for more than 300 people, all paid for by the Ryerson president’s office. The Jan. 29 event was co-sponsored by the CAW-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, the Jack Layton Chair and the Ryerson’s Students’ Union. The […]
Ryerson’s president, Sheldon Levy, said the university had decided to cover the $1,600 security fee for a controversial men’s rights event before it received criticism. “Freedom of speech is hugely important,” said Ryerson president Sheldon Levy. “If you’re gonna say something, and I like what you say, big deal. That’s not freedom of speech. It’s when you say something, and […]
The $1,600 security fee charged to a men’s rights group holding an event on campus later this week will be absorbed by Ryerson. “This decision is not about the content or subject matter of the event nor is it an endorsement of the event or the organization; it is about the university removing barriers to freedom of speech and expression,” according […]
A growing number of complaints criticizing the fairness of Ryerson’s academic boards has spawned a pair of recommendations from the school’s ombudsman. In a report tabled with senate, ombudsman Nora Farrell is calling for more transparency and diversity within the academic integrity and senate academic appeals committees. The committees preside over plagiarism and grade appeal hearings. The report says there […]
Members of the search committee that will choose Ryerson’s next president were named at the board of governors meeting Jan. 27. In addition to the four members who were appointed by senate and named two weeks ago, nine members of the board of governors were put to the task of choosing president Sheldon Levy’s replacement. One of the appointees is […]
Ryerson President Sheldon Levy is promising a “great solution” to the botched paint job on Gould and Victoria streets, but it’s not clear who will repair the peeling design. “I can promise you that we’re not going to pay for second-standard jobs,” Levy said. “Now, more than that I can’t say, because we’re obviously going to have to resolve this with the […]
Ryerson’s president, Sheldon Levy, has been honoured with the Toronto Region Board of Trade’s second annual Builder Award. “Sheldon embodies all that we think the Toronto Region Builder Award is about and why we created it,” said Carol Wilding, president of the Board of Trade. Wilding said the board selected Levy because of his contributions to the Ryerson campus. […]
Sheldon Levy will not be seeking a third term as president of Ryerson University, and the hunt is on for a new school head. At the university’s last Senate meeting for the fall semester Tuesday, Levy told the Board of Governors and Senate to initiate a presidential search committee to find his replacement. His current term as president and vice-chancellor […]
Ryerson’s Remembrance Day ceremony to honour Canadian war veterans and soldiers was held in the quad Monday morning. Political leaders, including MPP Glen Murray and Toronto Centre by-election Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland, attended the service alongside Ryerson president Sheldon Levy, vice-president administration and finance, Julia Hanigsberg, and provost Mohamed Lachemi.
Ryerson is set to get a new health science research facility. The university and St. Michael’s Hospital announced plans to open iBest, the Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Science Technology, a more than 6,000-square-metre collaborative research centre to be located in the hospital’s Keenan Research Centre. Wednesday’s event was held at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute with speakers President […]
The executive members of the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) are out of touch with the students they purport to represent — and the union hasn’t noticed, refuses to admit it or doesn’t care. Last Thursday’s failed rally in protest of the high cost of tuition proves it. On Oct. 31, the RSU pitched a red tent outside of the Student […]
Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre has been nominated for an award from Heritage Toronto for its recent renovation. It’s one of four finalists for the 39th Annual Heritage Toronto award in the William Greer Architectural Conservation and Craftmanship category. The category is designed to honour buildings which have re-used city space while incorporating elements of their past, said Heritage Toronto Marketing […]
Everyone who’s read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (or seen the 2013 film) will remember the scene where the title character stares out longingly across the water at a distant green light shimmering in the darkness. Jay Gatsby has it all — money, real estate, a fan club — but what he doesn’t have is the heart of his […]