Canadian actresses Sarah Polley and Larissa Gomes are just two of many women who have brought forward allegations of sexual harassment and assault at the hands of now-infamous producer Harvey Weinstein. But A-list stars are not the only ones sharing their stories.
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Ryersonian TV’s Laura Woodward breaks down the latest news in the world of business in the time it takes her to finish a beer. Hudson’s Bay’s potential Macy’s bid, Bombardier’s loan, and Twitter’s quarterly results are all on tap for this week’s episode of business over beers.
The first rule of running a successful fundraising campaign: get 6ix Dad Norm Kelly involved. Three Toronto friends did and their hotline has been blinging ever since. Gary Liang, Tom Guo and Emerson Lai decided they wanted to give back to the community, so last week they started “We The Norm,” a non-profit organization that sells Norm Kelly, Drake […]
Reporter Victoria Chan gives us the latest update on a case involving the alleged harassment of three women by one man on Twitter.
Attention people of the Internet! Edward Snowden is on Twitter. At noon on Tuesday, the US intelligence whistleblower posted the first missive:”Can you hear me now?” Within an hour that tweet had garnered 25,000 retweets and 18,000 favourites, and his verified profile had 167,000 followers and counting. Snowden made his second tweet a shout-out to celebrity science guy Neil deGrasse Tyson. .@neiltyson Thanks for […]
By Billy Johnson and Nicole Thompson The Ryersonian has obtained screenshots of remarks made by Zidane Mohamed condoning the killing in December of two New York police officers. Mohamed is Unite Ryerson’s candidate for vice-president for education in the upcoming Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) election. “Is it bad of me that I applaud the killing of the two […]
The words “peaceful” and “protest” seem to contradict one another. Is it possible to be calm – to not be enraged – when society, or ironically, the justice system, has failed to provide justice? But more importantly, is the peaceful protest effective, or does it simply downplay the tragedies we so desperately want to stand up against? The Arabic poet, […]
Bitch. Whore. Slut. If you’re a woman on the Internet, you’ll probably receive one of those insults at least once in your life. Chances are, you’ve already heard some of them. The reality is, social media is often an unsafe space for women. Outspoken women online brace themselves for misogynistic backlash that they feel is, unfortunately, inevitable. When sexism is […]
A Ryersonian reporter was barred Wednesday from attending, tweeting and taking photos at a Ryerson campus event featuring Kirstine Stewart, the vice-president of North American media partnerships for Twitter Inc. The reporter was turned away from the event, a conversation with Stewart put on by the RTA School of Media in conjunction with Women in Communications and Technology, by door […]
Students across Canada are competing for their chance to spend a day walking in the shoes of a senior executive. “CEO x 1 Day” is organized by Odgers Berndston, a global executive search firm. After receiving positive feedback from its pilot last year, the company decided to bring the competition back and expand. A total of 21 CEOs — almost […]
10. “Meet the Rams’ first anthem singer” – March 2014 by Victor Ferreira Kicking off the list is a story about Ryerson’s first live national anthem singer at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC), Andrea Bartlett. Before Bartlett, a third-year human resource management student, the Rams opened games with an audio recording of an instrumental version of the anthem. Bartlett’s first […]
The Turkish government blocked access to YouTube on March 27, less than a week after it blacked out Twitter — an act a Ryerson grad is calling a “full-fledged attack on free speech.” The last time Diran, who didn’t want to disclose his last name, visited his home country was four years ago. He remembers a ban on YouTube during […]
Ryerson’s social media sites are the third most influential among Canadian universities, a study shows. The study was conducted by MediaMiser, a site that focuses on media monitoring and analysis. Over the winter, it tracked the social media accounts of Canadian universities to highlight their online influence. The study looks at the universities’ Twitter retweets, followers and Facebook likes. Ryerson […]
Ellen DeGeneres’s face gleamed when she announced something unusual at the Oscars Sunday night. “I just got an email, and we crashed Twitter.” The culprit was a group selfie that DeGeneres tweeted during the show, in which the emcee posed with 11 other A-listers including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper. As soon as the photo hit […]
By: Sarah Jones The Internet is the new stomping ground for students, and they need to learn how to navigate it as professionals. That means developing a finely tuned set of technological skills. “I haven’t had a resume since I was 19,” said Lance Weiler, an American filmmaker. In an era of digitized communications, your name is a brand. An […]
Football fans were disappointed at more than just Peyton Manning’s performance during last night’s Super Bowl XLVIII. This year’s much anticipated TV commercials turned out to be less-than-average. From Ford Motor Company’s two-commercial spectacle featuring James Franco and Rob Riggle, to Maserati’s starring Quvenzhané Wallis, commercials were more confusing than ever. What didn’t disappoint though was Bruno Mars and Red Hot […]
Scott Ryerson has a problem. The Illinois native and IBM employee’s Twitter feed is useless. Ryerson (the guy) is the owner of the @Ryerson Twitter handle, and is inundated with tweets about the daily issues of Ryerson (the university) students. I've just updated my professional profile on LinkedIn. Connect with me and view my profile. http://t.co/ZUMrlcwr #in — Ryerson (@Ryerson) […]
We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press. Here are the stories mentioned in this week’s podcast: Mayor Ford stripped of some of his powers at rowdy council meeting Trudeaumania at Ryerson residence cafeteria […]
With Twitter’s IPO having gone bananas, some analysts wonder if we’ll see more advertising fused between our favourite tweets and facebook photos. Perhaps it’s time to step back from the major social media platforms that have most of us hooked … or maybe it’s just time to try out some other emerging platforms. Here are three free social media platforms […]
Police Chief Bill Blair announced a video file has been recovered that is “consistent with those images that were previously reported in the press,” through an investigation called Project Traveler. The Ryersonian examines how Twitter users humorously reacted on the social media website.