Preview J.Crew's 2014 spring collection this weekend at Toronto Eaton Centre. (Bryan Sparrow/The Ryersonian)

Preview J.Crew’s 2014 spring collection this weekend at Toronto Eaton Centre. (Bryan Sparrow/The Ryersonian)

For the design junkie:

Taking place from Jan. 20-26 across the city is the Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO). With over 60 events, installations and displays, the objective of this weeklong showcase is to celebrate the best efforts in Canadian design. Check out the official festival map for exhibits around campus or near you.

For the social butterfly:

Join the Ryerson Fashion Zone this Tuesday for a night of fashion and fun. The Winter Storm Party is taking place from 7-11 p.m. in the Sears Atrium of the George Vari Engineering Building. Your entry fee of $5 will get you complimentary drinks, appetizers and music from up-and-coming Toronto DJ, Harrison. Get your ticket in advance or pay at the door.

For the competitive humanitarian:

Does fundraising through playing games and eating food interest you? A Festival for a Festival is a two-part event, taking place on Jan. 22 from 3-8 p.m. at Ted Rogers and the Mattamy Athletic Centre. You’ll be able to learn about the host organizations (the Ryerson Commerce Society and the Ryerson International Experiential Learning Program), as well as participate in the second annual Students vs. Faculty Basketball Game.

For the digital amateur:

Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of Twitter and Facebook on Jan. 23 by attending Social Media: The Other Side, from 12-1 p.m. (location TBA). Make the most out of your online experience by following Hamza Khan’s advice on how to post safely and effectively. Contact for registration and workshop updates.

For the creative:

Join Toronto-based artists Laurie Kang, Susy Oliveira and Lili Huston-Herterich as they hold an experimental panel discussion in the Image Arts Building on Jan. 23 from 7-9 p.m. This CONVERGE Lecture Series, “Sense and Sensitivity: A Panel on Photography and Materiality,” will explore the relationship between different art forms, and their use and misuse of photography. Register online to secure your free ticket.

For the savvy shopper:

In association with the Ryerson Retail Alumni Association (RRAA), international retailer, J. Crew, is offering you a night of shopping, food and networking on Jan. 25, from 7-9 p.m at the Toronto Eaton Centre. Don’t miss your chance to preview the new spring collection, meet with a personal shopper, and receive 25 per cent off merchandise. Register online while tickets are still available.





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