Articles by: Ryersonian Staff

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Rams narrowly beat Reds in pre-season game

The Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team overcame a roller-coaster pre-season game against the McGill Varsity Reds on Saturday, taking the 4-3 win at the Mastercard Centre.

The first period started slowly as both teams took about eight minutes to get their feet underneath them, but all that changed after an offsetting pair of roughing penalties were called following a post-whistle skirmish. The rough-and-tumble first period ended scoreless, with McGill on their second power play to start the second frame.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Hockey, Sports
Naloxone kits are available at pharmacies across Toronto to anyone with a valid Ontario health
card. (Kayla Douglas/Linsey Raschkowan/Ryersonian)

EDITORIAL: Ryerson must equip itself with naloxone

Over the last year, Canadians have watched more and more people die from opioid overdoses across the country. The government of Ontario might not be calling it an emergency yet, but based on the numbers, it’s hard to see how it isn’t.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
Ryersonian This Week Podcast Episode 2

Ryersonian This Week Podcast Episode 2

Ryersonian This Week 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
RyersonianTV: This Week for September 22, 2017

RyersonianTV: This Week for September 22, 2017

Ryersonian TV: This Week can be seen live on Facebook, Fridays at 2 p.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
Science Literacy Week ends Sept. 23. 
(Photo by Sophie Armstrong)

Students experiment during Science Literacy Week

Robotics, gene testing, DNA extraction, ice cream prepared instantly with liquid nitrogen – those are a few of the interactive activities Ryerson offered during the countrywide event known as Science Literacy Week.

Science Literacy Week kicked off Tuesday at the Student Learning Centre and has showcased experiments and hands-on science activities from different fields of scientists.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Science & Technology
(Ryersonian file photo)

UPDATED: Digital counselling for students approved during RSU meeting

Ryerson students may be getting more services in their health and dental plan, if a new digital counselling service, myWellness, is approved.

Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) vice-president operations Ali Yousaf put forward a motion at the Sept. 21 Board of Directors (BoD) meeting. The motion proposes for the RSU to provide a digital counselling platform through myWellness for students suffering from mental illnesses.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Health, News, On Campus
RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 22, 2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 22, 2017

Ryersonian TV: Morning Update can be seen live on Facebook, weekdays at 10.a.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
Some of the food available for students at Ryerson’s Good Food Centre. 
(Photo by Emma King)

Post-secondary grads increasingly dependent on food banks: Daily Bread

Compared to recent years, more people with post-secondary degrees are using food banks.

The Daily Bread Food Bank released their annual “Who’s Hungry” report Monday indicating a 15.8 per cent increase in food bank visits since last year among people aged 18-30. The report also shows that 35 per cent of people who use the food bank have a post-secondary education. 

by Ryersonian Staff· · Food & Health, News, Off Campus
New TTC initiative to combat harassment

New TTC initiative to combat harassment

A new app and ad campaign from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) aims to deter harassment and offer increased support to victims.

SafeTTC, launched earlier this month, allows transit riders to report an incident to transit control, or call 911 if it’s an emergency. Users can send texts, photos or videos. The seriousness of the issue will be assessed and transit enforcement officers or police officers will be dispatched as needed.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 21, 2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 21, 2017

Ryersonian TV: Morning Update can be seen live on Facebook, weekdays at 10.a.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
Ryerson’s RTA School of Media Wall of Fame along the halls of the Rogers Communication Centre features an extensive list of graduates that have gone on to become leaders in their industry. (Photo by Max Ciarmela)

Jay Onrait inspires Ryerson’s first sport media generation

By: Max Ciarmela and Luke Bellus  As Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole return to TSN to host their new show, SportsCentre with Jay and Dan, some of Ryerson’s first sport media graduating students credit Onrait for inspiring their generation. “The most frequent comment I get is, ‘I grew up with you guys,’” Onrait said. “On one hand it makes us […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Film & Television, Sports
RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 20, 2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 20, 2017

Ryersonian TV: Morning Update can be seen live on Facebook, weekdays at 10.a.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 19, 2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 19, 2017

Ryersonian TV: Morning Update can be seen live on Facebook, weekdays at 10.a.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
Evening rates for the Dundas Square Green P parking garage will go from eight dollars to nine dollars, said the Toronto Parking Authority. (Photo by Jessica Cheung)

Green P parking to raise hourly rates

By: Jessica Cheung  Parking at the popular Dundas Square Green P parking facility will cost you an extra loonie per hour following the adoption of a proposal by the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) Monday morning. The rate hike will go into effect in October. The proposal came early last week with a pitch to implement rate hikes on off-street parking […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Ryersonian This Week Podcast Episode 1

Ryersonian This Week Podcast Episode 1

Ryersonian This Week 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
RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 18, 2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 18, 2017

Ryersonian TV: Morning Update can be seen live on Facebook, weekdays at 10.a.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
Mexican journalists often encounter persecution, harassment and espionage, Navarro said. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Targeted for reporting on the drug war: Mexican journalist speaks at Ryerson

By: Ricardo Serrano  Persecution, harassment and espionage. These are some of the things Mexican journalists encounter on the job.   Adela Navarro spoke at Ryerson University on Wednesday night and shared her experiences working as a journalist in Mexico, documented as one of the most dangerous places for the press. Just this year four journalists have died, according to Reporters […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, On Campus
The view from....

VOICES: Returning to Venezuela

‘The quality of life for millions… can be destroyed by the ambitions of a powerful elite’ By: Ricardo Serrano I couldn’t believe I was finally doing it. This summer I was returning to Venezuela, my home country, three years after moving to Canada. When I left Venezuela, I never thought I would spend so much time away from home. Now […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion, Voices
Naloxone can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose for up to 90 minutes. (Kayla Douglas/Linsey Raschkowan/Ryersonian)

No naloxone kits for campus security, residence leaders

By Alexis Perikleous and Victoria McMurchy Despite Toronto’s growing opioid crisis, neither Ryerson security nor residence officials have been given the easy-to-use antidote that could prevent overdose deaths. Kits containing that antidote – naloxone – are not being made available, according to university president Mohamed Lachemi. “Our staff is really trained to deal with emergency situations,” said Lachemi in an […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Security, students
EDITORIAL: OneCards? Rye can do better

EDITORIAL: OneCards? Rye can do better

The first week of class should be a time for students to familiarize themselves with campus facilities, workrooms, and program-specific resources. But for some Ryerson students, that couldn’t be done. New and returning students alike found campus facilities restricted. The reason? OneCards — the Ryerson designated student ID and access cards. Unfortunately, for some students, OneCards weren’t fulfilling their “access […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 13, 2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 13, 2017

Ryersonian TV: Morning Update can be seen live on Facebook, weekdays at 10.a.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 12,  2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 12, 2017

Ryersonian TV: Morning Update can be seen live on Facebook, weekdays at 10.a.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Videos
RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 11, 2017

RyersonianTV: Morning Update for September 11, 2017

Ryersonian TV: Morning Update can be seen live on Facebook, weekdays at 10.a.m. This newscast is produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

Ryersonian Audio: Morning Update

Ryersonian Audio: Morning Update

Ryersonian Audio Morning Update as heard on CJRU weekdays at 10 a.m.  Produced by final year students at the Ryerson School of Journalism.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Ryersonian Audio
Metro began selling beer on Sept. 4. 
(Kayla Douglas/Ryersonian)

On-campus Metro now sells beer and cider

By: Maggie Macintosh and Victoria McMurchy Beer is a few steps closer to Pitman Hall. Metro now sells alcohol from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. “I think people will just get fucked up because it’s right beside us and Metro is open pretty late,” said bio-medical engineering student Binh […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Food, News, On Campus, students
Ryerson University has made a joint application with Sheridan to the province to open a satellite campus in Brampton, Ont.   (Ryersonian file photo)

Brampton approves new Ryerson-led campus

By: Spencer Turcotte, Kiki Cekota  and Emma King A new Ryerson-led campus in Brampton is a step closer to reality following a vote by city councillors Wednesday morning. Brampton has committed to invest $50 million over the course of 10 years towards the partnership between Ryerson and Sheridan College, along with $100 million for a joint-use community centre near the […]

Q&A with Taylor Patterson of NORTHOOD

Q&A with Taylor Patterson of NORTHOOD

By: Monique Jagpal Radio and television student Taylor Patterson was inspired by shows like Broad City and decided to begin his own series. We sat down with Patterson to discuss the webseries titled Northood.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Videos
How to deal with stress

How to deal with stress

By: Karen Chan and Monique Jagpal As the semester comes to a close, students are feeling stressed with final exams and major assignments. How stressed are you feeling? And how are you coping?

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Videos
RyersonianTV: Ryerson’s Image Centre gets a makeover, the university plays host to a curling championship, and more

RyersonianTV: Ryerson’s Image Centre gets a makeover, the university plays host to a curling championship, and more

This week, Ryerson begins its redecoration of the Image Centre, curling’s finest participated in the WestJet Players’ Championship hosted at the MAC, and so much more.

The controversial Niagara Falls student film

The controversial Niagara Falls student film

From our April 6 broadcast, Justin Bellmore reports on the controversy around the Ryerson student film, “As Niagara Falls.”

What would you do if you saw bullying on campus?

What would you do if you saw bullying on campus?

We wanted to see how Ryerson students would react if they witnessed bullying on campus. Watch to see what happens.

by Ryersonian Staff· · students, Videos
Ryerson commuter hostel, two years later

Ryerson commuter hostel, two years later

Two of our reporters take you on a tour of Ryerson’s commuter hostel.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Videos
THE FEMPIRE: Episode 6

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 6

By Brooklyn Neustaeter & Alexandria Pankratz THE FEMPIRE is a weekly podcast series airing every Fri-YAY morning at 10 a.m. EST from the mouths and minds of Brooklyn Neustaeter and Alexandria Pankratz. Inspired by weekend mimosa brunches, THE FEMPIRE is a candid, raw talk show covering topics pertaining to the lifestyle, business, arts and interests that surround the everyday, millennial […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Audio, Podcasts
Enactus Ryerson is changing the world one competition at a time

Enactus Ryerson is changing the world one competition at a time

Last Year, Enactus Ryerson placed second overall at Nationals. This year, they’re ready for the challenge.

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 5

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 5

By Brooklyn Neustaeter & Alexandria Pankratz THE FEMPIRE is a weekly podcast series airing every Fri-YAY morning at 10 a.m. EST from the mouths and minds of Brooklyn Neustaeter and Alexandria Pankratz. Inspired by weekend mimosa brunches, THE FEMPIRE is a candid, raw talk show covering topics pertaining to the lifestyle, business, arts and interests that surround the everyday, millennial […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Audio, Podcasts
RyersonianTV: Niagara Falls mayor comments on controversial student video, number of U.S. applicants on the rise, and more

RyersonianTV: Niagara Falls mayor comments on controversial student video, number of U.S. applicants on the rise, and more

This week, the Ryersonian speaks with Niagara Falls mayor Jim Diodati about a controversial documentary produced by students, the number of U.S. applicants to the university is up 60 per cent, and so much more.

Watch us get rejected 29 times

Watch us get rejected 29 times

#nationalsorrycharlieday is a day to think about all the times you’ve been rejected. We tried to get people to tell us their rejection stories, but we ended up getting rejected instead.

Ryerson’s Mars rover is up for the challenge

Ryerson’s Mars rover is up for the challenge

The Ryerson Rams Robotics are going to the 2017 University Rover Challenge in Utah this summer with their Mars rover to compete against 35 other universities.

The Art of Chang

The Art of Chang

The Chang School celebrated its 17th annual art show on Thursday. It featured work from their photography studies, film studies and digital art production program students.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Photography
Mohamed Lachemi was approved by the board of governors as the interim Ryerson president as the search for a new one continues. (Charlotte Arnold/Ryersonian staff)

UPDATED: Ryerson president apologizes for use of logo, not students’ work, in video criticizing Niagara Falls

Ryerson University president Mohamed Lachemi apologized for the use of the university’s logo in a video made by students of the School of Image Arts, not the film itself, he clarified in an interview with the Ryersonian today.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Yung Samosas: The new hot thing

Yung Samosas: The new hot thing

Two young Toronto women are trying to change the narrative of the modern Muslim woman.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Fashion, Videos
Ryerson student seeks to empower Muslim women through photography

Ryerson student seeks to empower Muslim women through photography

The Sisters Project features a wide variety of Muslim women of all ages and professions.

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 4

THE FEMPIRE: Episode 4

By Brooklyn Neustaeter & Alexandria Pankratz THE FEMPIRE is a weekly podcast series airing every Fri-YAY morning at 10 a.m. EST from the mouths and minds of Brooklyn Neustaeter and Alexandria Pankratz. Inspired by weekend mimosa brunches, THE FEMPIRE is a candid, raw talk show covering topics pertaining to the lifestyle, business, arts and interests that surround the everyday, millennial […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Audio, Podcasts
The Ryersonian reacts to old newspaper articles

The Ryersonian reacts to old newspaper articles

We gave Ryersonian staff old news clippings from the archives dating back to the ’50s. Watch and see what happens.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Fun Stuff, Videos
RyersonianTV: BoG meeting highlights, plans to begin collecting race-based data on campus, and more

RyersonianTV: BoG meeting highlights, plans to begin collecting race-based data on campus, and more

This week, the Board of Governors meeting took place, Ryerson announced plans to introduce a survey to collect race-based data on students, and so much more.

Haleema Mustafa and (Courtesy Mazz Khan)

When fashion meets religion: The Yung Samosas

The Ryersonian’s Holly Walker reports on how Muslim women are challenging stereotypes surrounding the hijab.

Ryerson University is  interested in tracking diversity on campus through a race-based survey despite some privacy concerns.(Ryersonian file photo)

University needs race-based data

” … fact-based reporting will trump anecdotal evidence, always.”

How to ace your exams

How to ace your exams

Taylor Moyle uses the leitner method to see if he can learn about something he knows nothing about. Watch and find out what happens.

How climate change affects Nunavut’s water

How climate change affects Nunavut’s water

David Atkinson, an associate professor with Ryerson’s geography department, studies how climate change affects an arctic environment’s water. Learn more about his recent trip to Baker Lake and Pond Inlet in Nunavut to encourage community research.

Students get stylish at Ryerson’s first-ever Style Expo

Students get stylish at Ryerson’s first-ever Style Expo

The RSU organized Ryerson’s first-ever Style Expo in the Student Learning Centre to encourage students to relax during the difficult month of March.