Feminism’s a word that a vast majority of people don’t fully understand. Until recently, I didn’t completely understand it either. This is partly because in the media, most movies and TV shows never give a definition. Equality shown in media In the TV shows and movies that I watched growing up, most of the characters I saw were shown in […]
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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 […]
More Ontario women are becoming entrepreneurs, according to a study released last week, but experts say they still face more difficulty getting investors than men do. The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Ontario report conducted by Ryerson University, the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Centre for Innovation Studies was released last week. It found that 13.8 per cent […]
Wrestling Sexism on Toronto Island These women chokeslam negative stereotypes in the world of professional wrestling. Posted by The Ryersonian on Dienstag, 13. September 2016 By Mike Hutchinson & Jacob Cohen Bright lights, rainbows, professional wrestling and dildos. Managers dressed as giant phalluses, announcers cracking jokes and a crowd whooping and cheering as if it was the holy grail of […]
The Ryerson women’s hockey team hit the ice Friday evening after a busy off-season, winning its first exhibition game 3-2 over the Carleton Ravens. The game featured eight new faces in the Ryerson lineup. After a disappointing season last year, the women’s hockey team revamped their roster. “Recruiting is 12 months a year,” Rams’ head coach Lisa Haley said. “It […]
Ryerson Rams head coach Lisa Haley knows the talent of female hockey players. She was behind the bench in Sochi when Marie-Philip Poulin notched Canada’s gold medal-clinching overtime goal. Her long career has put her in a good position to understand the state of women’s hockey and how the women at the top of the game compare to their male […]
Ric Bienstock believes there is no better time than now for women to enter the film industry. “Being a female is an advantage… I would hate to be a white man in the business,” the Emmy Award-winning Canadian documentary filmmaker said at a conference discussing women in the film industry. The conference was hosted by Ryerson’s school of image arts […]
The Ryerson women’s basketball team made history this year by being the school’s first team to make it to the final championship game at the national level. Unfortunately for the Rams, they lost a close game to the University of Saskatchewan 85-71, and won silver. The team had an underdog run throughout the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championship. Although they […]
“They are forever champions, just not CIS champions” said Rams Coach Carly Clarke of the OUA winning women’s basketball team.
FREDERICTON – The Ryerson Rams face off against the Saskatchewan Huskies in the CIS gold medal game at 12 p.m. EST on Sunday March 20. This is the first time a Ryerson varsity team in any sport has made it to the finals of a national championship. Be sure to tune into the live blog below for video, interviews and more. […]
Rams coach Carly Clarke said she never felt like her team was an underdog to the No. 1-ranked Martlets.
Ryerson will tip off against the Saskatchewan Huskies Sunday at noon ET. More details inside.
The Ryerson women’s basketball team takes on the McGill University Martlets Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in semifinal action. Check out live blog below.
The Ryerson Rams face off against the Regina Cougars in the quarter-final game of the CIS Women’s Basketball Championship in Fredericton, N.B., at 8 p.m. EST on March 17. The Cougars are seeded fourth and the Rams are seeded fifth in the tournament. Winner will head to the semifinals on Saturday March 19.
The Ryersonian spoke with fifth-year Rams basketball guard Keneca Pingue-Giles at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Final 8 in Fredericton, to discuss the competition and being named CIS Player of the Year. You’re back at Nationals, how does it feel? It feels great. It also feels much better that we’ve actually won an OUA (Ontario University Athletics) championship, so we […]
Last year’s national-championship-winning coach said the Rams’ physicality could take them a long way
The Ryerson women’s basketball team is moving on to the gold medal game of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) final four as it beat the Windsor Lancers 79-62 Friday night. Silvana Jez scored 20 points while adding nine rebounds and two three pointers. With their victory Friday the Rams ended Windsor’s three-year reign as OUA champions. Going into the game […]
While Ryerson prides itself on being diverse and enlightened in matters of social justice, further progress is necessary.
Sports editor Nick Raponi fills you in on what you missed this weekend.
By David Morassutti Keneca Pingue-Giles racked up 21 points as the women’s basketball team defeated the Western Mustangs 83-64 Saturday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, advancing to the final four of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs. Ryerson jumped to an early lead 21-6 in the first quarter with Western picked up the pace in the second. Ryerson led 43-23 […]
By Nikolas Theodorakidis The Ryerson women’s volleyball team advanced to the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) finals for the first time in 15 years on Friday night after a victory in three straight sets against the Western Mustangs. The first set of the match was tightly contested until a strong serving performance by left blocker Veronica Livingston helped the Rams pull […]
Magic: the gathering, a 90’s strategy game once popular on schoolyards, is still very much a thing. But amongst players in Toronto, women are a distinct minority.
The Ryersonian sent a team of reporters to conduct statistical analysis on dozens of the university’s 524 washrooms. The results revealed striking disparities between male and female vandals, as well as between the university’s departments.
Link Test Some female athletes at Ryerson feel they do not receive the amount of support and attention they deserve. Ryerson’s athletic department says extra marketing and “banners of distinction” require excellence on the part of the team. The following infographic compares the men’s and women’s basketball team season stats. Stats provided by OUA.ca To read our initial feature on the […]
Most people know trolls as cute fuzzy-haired dolls. But in the age of online journalism, trolls have a more sinister connotation — and their toxicity is shaming young female writers from pursuing their careers. Female-identifying writers face relentless gender-based attacks from misogynistic internet trolls. These attacks often include online comments about their work based on appearance, intelligence, race and sexual […]
This Wednesday, Ryerson will be hosting the second annual women in art event. The event will take place at the Thomas lounge at Ryerson and will showcase all forms of art, including film photography, poetry and music, from Ryerson female students of any program. We sat down with Rebeca Ortiz, image arts course union president and curator to tell us […]
I remember my first comic convention vividly. It was 2012 and I had carefully prepared my Bioshock splicer cosplay with great detail — right down to the ripped tights, the fake blood and wrench, and the vintage-styled dress. As I eagerly walked around the Fan Expo grounds, I encountered everything I thought I would: The over-priced Jedi robe of my […]
York University is loudly pushing for equal male-to-female student ratios across Canada’s engineering programs, while Ryerson University says they’re doing enough to address the issue. Last Wednesday, York announced a new $1.5-million initiative to become the first engineering school in Canada to have an equal number of male and female students. “Achieving a 50:50 gender balance should be a necessity […]
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 […]
In an effort to encourage more female entrepreneurs to enter the world of startups, MasterCard’s Youth Entrepreneurial Success (YES) program is donating $60,000 to Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone. Six female entrepreneurs, who must either be a current founder, co-founder or CEO of a startup, will each be awarded with $10,000 in resources. Half of money will be in the form […]
Miruna Muller knows what it’s like to get a police escort to a hotel after winning a pro basketball game in Istanbul. She also knows how to recalculate your income tax receipts in Ryerson’s enrolment and student fees office. Muller, who played for the Rams from 1996-2001, had her pro basketball career halted by injuries. That led her back to […]
Ryerson’s women’s basketball team is moving on to the OUA Final Four for the first time in school history after a convincing 73-47 quarter-final victory over the Ottawa Gee-Gees, on Saturday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Rams were able to overcome an Ottawa team ranked No. 1 in the OUA in terms of defence. Led by star guard Keneca […]
“I think it’s just one of these things that I have — girl things.” This is not a common response from a professional female athlete after a loss. Actually, it’s somewhat “taboo” to mention periods in sport. But it’s exactly what tennis player Heather Watson told BBC Sport after her first-round exit at the Australian Open in January. That prompted […]
Both Rams basketball teams celebrated senior night with a win over the Queen’s Golden Gaels at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) on Friday. The women’s team won 72-62, increasing their winning streak to 10 games. The men’s side won 94-67 for its 11th straight victory. It was the final regular season game for both Rams teams before the OUA playoffs. […]
Against the colourful walls hang black-and-white photographs of celebrities from decades past. Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Lucille Ball smile in candid shots and posed portraits. These photographs are part of Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour, a new exhibition that opened on Wednesday at the Ryerson Image Centre. Many of the photographs included in the exhibition are shots from […]
The controversial issue of pro-choice stance continues to be a hot topic among Canadians today, despite the fact that the law allowing abortions has been in place since 1969. Many still protest against abortion laws, while others protest to keep them in place. But no matter what side you’re on in this heated debate, both support a woman’s right to […]
Ryerson athletics has made tremendous strides the past few years, and that has only been highlighted by stong performances this year. Here’s a look at each team’s first semester heading into the holiday break. Men’s Soccer The Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team did not end its season like they would have hoped. However, the men did make some noise in […]
CIBC is supporting Ryerson with a gift of $500,000 toward student awards at the Ted Rogers School of Management, much of it specifically for females. “Ryerson is proud to partner with CIBC on advancing diversity and student opportunity,” said president and vice-chancellor Sheldon Levy, in a press release. “This important investment will have a direct influence on strengthening our […]
For a woman, I have a relatively uncomplicated cosmetic life. My bathroom has not a flat iron nor can of hairspray in sight. I don’t carry around bobby pins or hair ties. I don’t have to worry about tangles, split ends, or the way my hair looks on a windy day. I save hundreds of dollars a year by not […]
For the first time since 1987, Ryerson University has a wrestling team. But it’s an outside program called Team Impact Wrestling behind the new venture, not Ryerson’s in-house athletics department. As one of the only national developmental training programs recognized by Canada Wrestling, Team Impact brings with it a wealth of experienced coaches and wrestling mentors. They pitched the team […]
It has been a great last two months to be a member of the Ryerson Rams women’s volleyball team. The team started its 2014-15 season at 8-1. Just last week, it cracked the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) top 10 for one of the few times in school history. To go along with the Rams great record was the news Ryerson […]
With the teams ranked in the national top 10 together for the first time, it was a double-header that might have showcased how far the school’s basketball program had come. Dismantling was the word of the night. The women’s basketball team took apart the Voyageurs 79-42. And the men’s team? Well it only managed to dismantle the backboard. To the crowd’s disappointment, the guys match […]
It was a tale of Jekyll and Hyde for the Ryerson Rams volleyball teams in Wednesday night’s double-headers against the McMaster Marauders at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The men’s team lost in straight sets, while the women’s team did just the opposite, winning their match 25-19, 27-25, 25-23 against the defending Ontario University Athletics champion Marauders. The women kicked off the night in style. […]
Ryerson’s student union is looking to expand the university’s women-only gym time program. The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) passed a motion at its semi-annual general meeting Nov. 11 that it called for an expansion of the program after the pilot project was dubbed a success by the union and the Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC). But a spokesperson for the […]
Any franchise, whether it’s the Ryerson Rams women’s hockey team or the Buffalo Sabres, is going to take bumps along the road. For the Rams, it has been a difficult transition over the past three years. As they enter their fourth season as a Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) school, expectations continue to increase, as they have on a year-to-year basis. […]
By Kabeer Sethi and Ryan Skilton The Ryerson Rams treated their home fans to some hard-fought basketball Saturday night. Winning streaks were on the line for all the teams as Ryerson faced off against the Windsor Lancers in a men’s and women’s double-header. The men dominated the No. 4 ranked Lancers with a 98-78 victory, while the women’s game went […]
By Kabeer Sethi and Ryan Skilton The Ryerson Rams treated their home fans to some hard-fought basketball Saturday night. Winning streaks were on the line for all the teams as Ryerson faced off against the Windsor Lancers in a men’s and women’s double-header. The men dominated the No. 4 ranked Lancers with a 98-78 victory while the women’s game went down […]
The Ryerson Rams cruised to their third consecutive win to start the season, defeating the Western Mustangs 67-56 in their home opener Wednesday. This is the first time the women’s team at Ryerson has started 3-0 in more than 10 years, and it’s done the job in impressive fashion. The Rams hit on 43.8 per cent of their shots from the field in […]
The Ryerson Rams basketball teams play their home openers Wednesday amidst a very successful start to their regular seasons. Both the men’s and women’s teams will take on the Western Mustangs at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Mustangs are going to have their hands full playing on the road against Ryerson The men’s team is 2-0 on the year, defeating […]