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Petition brings student favourites back to the Ram

Petition brings student favourites back to the Ram

Buffalo caesar wraps and nachos are back at the Ram in the Rye after over 400 students signed a petition to resurrect their favourite menu items. The petition, created by fourth-year computer engineering student Matthew Smith, appeared on last week and circulated on Facebook. It urged the campus pub to bring back staples from the old menu, like sweet […]

by Oriena Vuong· · Food, Food & Health, News, On Campus
Neha Karamchandani traveled to Mumbai in search of stardom. (Courtesy of Neha Karamchandani)

Toronto to Mumbai: Ryerson student searches for stardom

Being surrounded by the glamour of TIFF for the past week reminded me of my time before Ryerson, when I travelled to Mumbai in search of stardom. Yet, what I found was nothing close to what I expected. Some of these memories I choose to cherish and others, not so much. Mumbai’s glitzy Bollywood world is filled to the brim […]

by Neha Karamchandani· · Opinion, Voices
Silvia Maresca.  Photo credits: Robert Mackenzie.

6 exchange students discuss campus culture shock

With files from Robert Mackenzie. Students from all over the world come to Ryerson University to experience life and education on a Canadian campus. The Ryersonian sat down with six new exchange students to discuss their first week on campus. Anne-Lise Lambert Business and marketing, École Supérieure de Commerce de Rennes, Rennes, France “I came here because … Canadians are […]

by Kayla Kuefler· · News, Top stories
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EXCLUSIVE: University set to introduce online mental health platform to students

Ryerson students will soon have access to an online therapy tool to better manage their mental health. The program is called WellTrack. WellTrack is meant to help users through computerized cognitive behavioural therapy. The platform tracks moods through diary entries and provides personalized therapy through an activity scheduler or relaxation exercises. “You log in and use it, and it provides […]

(Courtesy Lauren Emberson)

Ryerson student aims to raise $50k for film

By Saheel Shah After 17 days and over $20,000, funds continue coming in for the Ryerson-directed feature film Goliath as it enters the third week of its Indiegogo campaign. Goliath is being written, directed and produced by Luke Villemaire, a third-year film student at Ryerson. In September, Villemaire secured $20,000 through the Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS) to contribute […]

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Opinion: Intramural sports are good for the average student

I remember playing baseball when I was seven years old in my backyard in Keswick, Ont. I would create scenarios in my head — two outs, the bases loaded and the World Series was on the line. It was up to me to make the big pitch, and nothing excited me more. As a young, hopeful kid, I dreamed of […]

by Nicholas Raponi· · Opinion, Sports, students
(Courtesy Alexa Pavluc)

Rye student in Belgium ‘shaken’ by attacks

Alexandra Paviliuk says she is shaken, but refuses to let it change her plans.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Heather-Ann Mesquite, above, created the Community Association for Student Support.  (Courtesy Heather-Ann Mesquite)

Disability Studies student create advocacy organization for children and youth with disabilities

How does a teaching assistant (TA) or educational assistant (EA) tell an elementary school student with a disability who she’s worked with one-on-one for months that she can no longer work with them? That’s the “heartbreaking” situation Ryerson disability studies student Heather-Ann Mesquita said she has faced multiple times throughout her 10 years working as an elementary school TA. And […]

by Allison Ridgway· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Ryerson student Spencer Crook, on exchange in the Netherlands. (Courtesy Nora Sutton, Wageningen University)

Exchange brings Dutch water technology home

Ryerson Urban Water (RUW), a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers focusing on water solutions for cities, hopes its new partnership with Wageningen University can encourage the adoption of progressive water solutions at Ryerson. Spencer Crook is an environmental science management master’s student at Ryerson and is currently on exchange in the Netherlands at Wageningen University. He said that he […]

by Jordan Mady· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Injured Ryerson dancer moved out of ICU

Injured Ryerson dancer moved out of ICU

Napu Boychuk, the Ryerson dance student who was injured in Cuba over the winter break, has been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit and into Intermediate Care in Cira Garcia Hospital in Havana. His sister, Tuutalik Boychuk, said it is still too soon to tell whether he will be able to walk or will use a wheelchair in the […]

by Emily Stachera· · News, Off Campus
Facebook Reactions get mixed reactions from students

Facebook Reactions get mixed reactions from students

By Rebecca Goss and Erin Hesselink Like it or not, Facebook’s “like” button has got company. On Feb. 24, Facebook rolled out “Reactions”, five new buttons – “love”, “haha”, “wow”, “sad” and “angry” – for users to express emotions beyond “like”. The change was in response to users’ complaints that certain statuses, such as one about a death in the […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Top stories
Ryerson Artspace photobook show presents the art of mapping

Ryerson Artspace photobook show presents the art of mapping

Third- and fourth-year students from Ryerson’s school of image arts took over the Gladstone Hotel for the First Edition Photobook Show.

From left to right: Anthony Garcia, Aysha Azeez, Tayyaba Sakhi, Anna Gaber, Naser Malik, Samad Nasim.

Students help Syrian refugees with financial literacy

Enactus Ryerson has committed to providing Syrian refugees with financial literacy workshops this coming March.

by Aidan Cox· · News
Ryerson student sets out across Canada to share ‘True North Tales’

Ryerson student sets out across Canada to share ‘True North Tales’

One student set out on a cross country adventure to document the true Canada.

by Angelyn Francis· · Arts & Life
Students can be the Game-Changers in the next Federal election

Students can be the Game-Changers in the next Federal election

By Jacqueline Bradley and Samantha Crisp  There’s a game-changer in politics who wants Harper out of office, and her new strategy involves soliciting Ryerson students to help her reach her goal. Ryerson University was the fourth stop in the Game Changers national tour on March 23. The campaign is visiting campuses across the country with their head-speaker Brigette DePape, the […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Linh Nguyen says she was impressed with student engagement during the RSU election and hopes that it will carry on to October's federal election. (Courtesy of Deepika Shewaramani/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson economics student hopes to be Green Party MP

Linh Nguyen has tattoos, piercings and is only 27, but the fourth-year Ryerson economics student wants to be Mississauga’s next member of Parliament. Nguyen is the Green party’s MP candidate for the Mississauga East-Cooksville riding for October’s federal election. If elected, she says she hopes to keep a very grassroots, community-driven voice in politics. “It’s so important for me to […]

by Deepika Shewaramani· · News, Off Campus
Poll: Toronto undergrads plan to vote in federal election, but can’t name their current MP

Poll: Toronto undergrads plan to vote in federal election, but can’t name their current MP

The majority of undergraduate students in Toronto plan to vote in the next federal election. But these same students don’t know who currently represents them in the House of Commons. A recent poll jointly conducted by Ryerson University’s School of Journalism and department of politics and public administration indicates that three out of five undergraduate students in Toronto are either […]

by Michael Norton· · News
Rebecka Calderwood and her Oma Elizabeth (Rebecka Calderwood / Ryersonian Staff)

Digging up their roots

Rebecka: Latvia On April 7, 1915, my Oma Elizabeth was born in Latvia. During the Second World War, she fled to Canada with her husband, Mikelis, to start a new life. With only one grandparent left, I want to preserve my heritage. I decided to dig up my roots in Latvia. When I landed in Latvia’s capital, Riga, I found […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features
Mayoral candidate John Tory at the 2014 DANO Korean Spring Festival. (Alex Guibord, Creative Commons)

Last minute mayoral candidates for the indecisive voter: Tory

There are certain aspects of a mayoral candidate’s platform that appeal to all students alike – if a candidate promises to get students to school on time, at an affordable price, and can guarantee a job market after graduation, they are probably more likely to vote for the candidate. Mayoral candidate John Tory’s platform contains some of these student voter […]

by Pema Tsering· · career, education, News, Off Campus, students

Ryerson Honours Student Athletes

At the Platinum Student-Athletes Breakfast last Wednesday, Ryerson honoured 15 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) students and 20 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) students for their academic achievements. These numbers have improved drastically since 2005, when only three Ryerson students received academic honours. Hosted by the president’s office, the breakfast is Ryerson’s way of recognizing all CIS Academic All-Canadians and OUA Academic […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Rams Athletics, Sports
SLC to be environmentally-friendly, with green roofs, a rainwater plumbing and natural light

SLC to be environmentally-friendly, with green roofs, a rainwater plumbing and natural light

Students can look forward to the opening of an environmentally friendly learning space this winter, complete with green roofs, a rainwater plumbing system and lots of natural light. The Student Learning Centre is being built to meet a number of building material and energy-saving targets. Designers hope the building will achieve a silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) […]

by Michael Chen· · News, On Campus
Inside the Student Learning Centre. (Kayla Hoolwerf/Ryersonian Staff)

The Ryersonian takes you inside the Student Learning Centre

The much-anticipated Student Learning Centre opened its doors to campus media last week. Ryersonian reporters bring you footage of each floor, along with interviews with the SLC’s architect, project liaison and student consultant. You’ll get a heads up on the best floor to study on, as well as the different facilities and services offered on each floor. The building still has work to […]

by Sissi Wang· · News

New housing chief heads ambitious expansion

Ian Crookshank loves his new home. The new director of housing and residence life has settled into his new job and is ready to lead the way as Ryerson prepares to expand its residences over the next five years. “In many ways it’s a return to home for me,” says Crookshank, former director of student community life at Ryerson and […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
(Jamie Wbster / Ryersonian Staff)

Dutch students get group of their own

Ryerson University may have to mix in some orange with its blue and gold next year. For the first time, the university will have its own Dutch Students’ Society. “When I came here in first year, I realized there were no groups that I could be a part of. I just don’t fit in any of them,” said president Erin […]

by Jamie Webster· · News, On Campus
Jack Layton’s book club returns

Jack Layton’s book club returns

Behind the tall glass walls of the Ryerson Archives is a display honouring the life of a former Ryerson professor who later became one of Canada’s leading political figures: Jack Layton. Shortly after his death in 2011, his family donated over 1,400 of his books to Ryerson. Approximately 500 are circulating around the library, while the rest can be found […]

by Tanya Cruz· · Arts & Life, Literature, Top stories
Liam Scott demonstrates how a raw onion can keep you healthy. (Rebecca Sedore / Ryersonian Staff)

An onion a day keeps the doctor (and a date) away

It may give you bad breath, but a glass of garlic water and some chopped onions can help you stay flu-free this winter season, says a Toronto nutritionist. Jennifer Baer, a naturopathic doctor and nutritionist, treats different ailments like colds and flus with diet and exercise. She says students are more susceptible to getting sick, especially during the winter months, […]

by Angela Hoyos· · Arts & Life, Food, Health, Top stories
Still from "I Know Places" (Courtesy Lucas Ford)

Experimental films exhibit at RIC

Film students are taking centre stage at the Ryerson Image Centre’s first student art exhibit of the year, but this is not your typical movie-going experience. “Moving Frames, Shifting Boundaries: Artistic Experiments and Innovation in Film and Video,” featuring 65 films by first and second-year Ryerson students, opens tonight at the Ryerson Image Centre’s first exhibition of the year. The films are […]

by Samantha Fernandes· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Top 5 money tips for students

Top 5 money tips for students

by Stephanie Chan· · Features

Looking to bulk up? Calm the nerves? A work-out for all many needs

During the past five weeks at The Ryersonian I’ve spent my fair share of time at the gym, sweating it out to give students some information on the classes offered here at Ryerson. I’ve tried various classes to include all types of workouts. So, take a look to see my recommendations for every type of gym-goer.   Strength trainer: Kettlebell […]

by Rebecca Williams· · Sports