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The Mattamy Athletic Centre will soon play host to Ryerson's spring convocation ceremonies but it's undecided whether it will host them permanently. (Photo by Luke Bellus)

Spring convocation ceremonies moving to MAC

Ryerson’s next cohort of graduating students will celebrate their convocation at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) for the first time.

by Angela McLean· · News, On Campus
Faculty have been on strike for almost a week now, marching around George Brown College, St. James campus. Holding signs that promote fair employment opportunities. (Natasha Hermann)

Back to the picket line: Striking faculty reject college council’s latest offer

Ontario’s striking college faculty, including those in Ryerson’s collaborative nursing program, rejected an offer from the College Employers Council on Tuesday—sending them back to the picket line.

Eighty-six per cent of the 12,000 striking faculty members voted against the offer, prolonging the strike, now in its fifth week.

by Mitchell Thompson· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
As many as five to six per cent of card readers aren't working across the TTC system at any given time. (Kevin John Siazon)

No enthusiasm at Ryerson for possible PRESTO changes

Mayor John Tory and TTC Chair Josh Colle asked the transit agency, in an open letter, to explore the effectiveness of time-based transfers for PRESTO users.

Much like the longstanding test project on the St. Clair 512 streetcar, which ran from 2005 until September of this year, the proposed time-based transfers would allow travellers to get on and off any TTC vehicles without restrictions within the time limits set forth – likely between 90 minutes and two hours.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Ryerson student dresses fries with ketchup at Pitman dining hall. (Photo by Natasha Hermann)

Ryerson faces backlash for food safety infractions

An investigation by the Ryersonian found some eateries at Ryerson have a history of breaching food safety requirements.

The Hub cafeteria, International Living and Learning Centre dining hall, Pitman dining hall, and the Ram’s Cafe, accounted for six minor infractions between November 2015 and November 2017, including three this year.

by Nikhil Sharma· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
‘Lyft would operate as an app-based ride hailing service’ (courtesy of Lyft)

Ride-sharing service Lyft to take over Toronto

Uber is getting some competition this December.

Lyft, a popular U.S. ride-sharing service, plans to expand north of the border in its first international move. The company has chosen Toronto as its first location outside of the United States.

by Isabella Perrone· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
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