Post Tagged with: "student life"

#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 […]

Lillian Greenblatt  (Ryersonian Archive)

Ryerson needs to stick to its promises when it comes to mental health

A study released last week found that one-fifth of Canadian teenagers have seriously considered suicide in the last year. It was a grim reminder of the depth of mental health concerns affecting young people, particularly as thousands of new undergraduate students stepped foot onto Ryerson’s campus. The university’s inability to provide adequate mental health support to all the students in […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
(Redd Angelo/ Unsplash)

Always remember to reach out

Even though it can be hard, start the conversation about your mental health with trusted loved ones

by Ryersonian Staff· · Guest Opinion
Ban Ibrahim (Steven Goetz/Ryersonian staff)

My life behind standardized testing: LSAT

Ban Ibrahim shares her trials and triumphs with LSAT prep

by Ban Ibrahim· · Opinion, Voices
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 41

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 41

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.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
Controlled by anorexia, ‘I became obsessed with calorie restricting’

Controlled by anorexia, ‘I became obsessed with calorie restricting’

Every night was the same. I’d crack an egg, sneakily separate the yolk from the white and only poach the white before my parents or sister caught on to what I was doing.

by Jenna Miguel· · Health, Voices
‘At 15, I was diagnosed with an incurable disease’

‘At 15, I was diagnosed with an incurable disease’

In honour of November being Crohn’s and colitis Awareness month, The Ryersonian’s photo editor Brittany Ferreira shares her story of living with Crohn’s disease.

by Brittany Ferreira· · News, Opinion, Voices
The first issue of Broke magazine

No money, no problem: mag created for ‘Broke’ students

What do you get when you take a couple of strangers and force them to work together in a magazine editing class? You get Broke — a new twice-a-year zine highlighting young Toronto artists.

GO Transit train. (Steven Goetz/Ryersonian Staff)

Infographic: GO service improvements to shorten student commutes

But don’t get too excited. The additional train service won’t be fully implemented for five to 10 years.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Off Campus, On Campus, Travel
Aeman Ansari / Ryersonian Staff

This Week in Magical Thinking: David Foster Wallace’s This Is Water

I only have a few more days left as a student at the school of journalism and I am terrified. I’m terrified of not having the status of being a student to hide behind anymore, terrified of having to figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life. But most of all, I’m terrified to graduate […]

by Aeman Ansari· · Arts & Life, Literature
‘Classier Tinder’ app launches in Toronto

‘Classier Tinder’ app launches in Toronto

If you’re tired of Tinder hook-ups, a new American dating app that recently launched in Toronto may have what you’re looking for. Hinge, branded as a “classier” Tinder, will allow you to skip the awkward glimpses and instantly connect with campus hotties. Instead of matching users by location, Hinge uses your Facebook profile information to create a list of about […]

by Kasia Dundas· · Arts & Life
Study space at new SLC is one less @RyersonProblem

Study space at new SLC is one less @RyersonProblem

Study space is no longer a “Ryerson Problem” with the opening of the new Student Learning Centre (SLC), according to a Twitter account dedicated to re-tweeting complaints from students. The Twitter account @RyersonProblems hailed the opening of the SLC with 2,300 new study spaces as the best thing to have happened on campus. “2300 new study spaces in SLC. The […]

by Melissa Wronzberg· · News, On Campus
What to do on reading week besides reading

What to do on reading week besides reading

Despite its name, everyone knows that little reading gets done during reading week. Here are some things you could do instead of studying next week.   Niagara Falls Explore casinos, indoor amusement parks, the nightlife and the falls, just a short train ride from Union Station. Via Rail offers round trip service from Union Station for about $45, with trains […]

by Jordan Sprague· · Arts & Life
Transform RU supporters celebrate in the Ram in the Rye, Feb. 11, 2015. (Shannon Baldwin / Ryersonian Staff)

PHOTOS: The 2015 RSU election night

Photos: Shannon Baldwin Gallery and captions: Jessica Lepore   Related posts:  Transform RU sweep 2015 RSU elections Broadcast: Transform’s VP education talks about election results Moment-to-moment coverage of the 2015 elections

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Netflix, social media trumps cable for Toronto students

Netflix, social media trumps cable for Toronto students

When it comes to media consumption, Netflix and other television streaming services trump cable media for Toronto post-secondary students. According to a poll by Ryerson journalism students, 40.9 per cent of the students say that they use streaming services as their main way to consume media. Only 17.9 per cent of students polled say that they consume media through cable […]

by Michael Hutchinson· · News, Off Campus
VIDEO: The Commuter Complex – Episode Two: Little Italy

VIDEO: The Commuter Complex – Episode Two: Little Italy

More episodes of the Commuter Complex: Episode one: St. James Town Episode three: West Queen West If you are interested in being featured in the Commuter Complex series, please contact us at sonian@ryerson.ca

by Aaron Navarro· · Videos
Police called to O’Keefe House after student received threat

Police called to O’Keefe House after student received threat

(Shannon Baldwin and Erin Petrow/Ryersonian Staff)   Police were called to the O’Keefe House Friday morning after reports that a student received a threat. Const. Victor Kwong says that it’s an ongoing threat that the police have been “investigating for a little while.” Details of the threat were not disclosed by police. Both police and police dog services were called […]

by Jessica Lepore· · News, On Campus, Top stories
The redesign will leave the portal uncluttered and easier to navigate. (Courtesy CCS)

Ryerson set to launch redesign of my.ryerson portal

My.ryerson is getting a makeover. Computing and Communications Services (CCS) is launching the newly redesigned my.ryerson portal on February 6. The redesign will only affect two pages of the portal – the landing page of my.ryerson and the first page after logging in. It is the portal’s first major revision since it was implemented in 2003, according to Jim Buchanan, assistant director […]

Students watch as RSU election candidates make their opening statements. (Kyla Dewar / Ryersonian Staff)

Unite Ryerson and Transform RU face off in RSU debate

Unite Ryerson and Transform RU butted heads in a rowdy and divided RSU election debate Monday. For the first time in years, all candidates running for executive positions face organized opposition. The debate showed this tension. Unite Ryerson candidates talked about continuing their legacy as incumbents of the RSU, whereas Transform RU argued the benefits of applying new perspectives to […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories
VIDEO: The Commuter Complex – Episode One: St. James Town

VIDEO: The Commuter Complex – Episode One: St. James Town

After living near the intersection of Richmond and Sherbourne streets for most of last year, third-year chemical engineering student Richard Tek moved into the heart of St. James Town a little over a month ago. The easier commute and lower rent are two of the reasons why. “My commute is pretty convenient,” Tek says. “I live right beside Sherbourne station so […]

by Aaron Navarro· · Top stories, Videos, Web Series
FCAD’s first-ever talent show gives savvy students the spotlight

FCAD’s first-ever talent show gives savvy students the spotlight

The best and brightest of Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) got a chance to shine Wednesday night. FCAD Stars, the very first FCAD-only talent show, was held in the auditorium of the Rogers Communications Centre on Nov. 19. The newly-minted Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS) organized the event. Contestants sang, danced, drummed and clapped their way through […]

Ryerson students react to Doug Ford’s campaign

Ryerson students react to Doug Ford’s campaign

The Ryersonian went to the heart of Ryerson’s campus to see if students would vote for Doug Ford. Doug Ford entered the race to replace his brother as the mayor of Toronto on Sept. 12. It came two days after it was announced that Rob Ford has malignant liposarcoma, a cancer of the fatty tissue, and would be undergoing chemotherapy. Rob […]

by Gina Wicentowich· · News, Top stories
Dorm decorating on a dime

Dorm decorating on a dime

Like a blank canvas, an empty dorm room is full of promise, patiently waiting to be decorated with the signature style of an incoming new student. Dorms are typically equipped with a standard bed, desk, dresser and closet, leaving the rest up to the student’s imagination. Even though dorm sizes are only slightly larger than a proverbial shoe box, decorating […]

by Janelle Simone Jordan· · Arts & Life
Queen's University students at their homecoming football game last year. (Photo Yearbook and Design Services)

School spirit does exist at Ryerson

I remember the day I got accepted to Ryerson’s journalism program like it was yesterday. I came home from school and found the letter during my daily ritual of rifling through the mail. I tore into it like a child opening a present on Christmas morning and scanned the full page of words looking for the only sentence that mattered. […]

by David Owen· · Opinion, Voices
Ryerson’s chess team wins big at national championship

Ryerson’s chess team wins big at national championship

When four inexperienced Ryerson students walked into the Canadian University Chess Championships in Ottawa, no one expected them to win. Not only was this the first time Ryerson had a team enter the national championship, it was also the first time any of the students had competed in a tournament. “We were definitely the underdogs because no one even knew who we were,” […]

7 tips to cut your grocery bill

7 tips to cut your grocery bill

Josh Kolm/Ryersonian Staff

Budgeting dollars and sense

“Money is always going to be an issue,” says Eric Zaworski, a fourth-year Ryerson student who has learned about the value of money the old-fashioned way. This past summer, Zaworski held down three jobs: running the gamut from valet parking at a high-end steakhouse to working at Ryerson’s own Digital Media Zone. He says he’s had worse jobs and been […]

by Sarah Murphy· · Features