Where Gould and Church Street meet, you will find Ryerson’s George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, the home for the many different sectors of engineering. With large lecture rooms and engineering labs, most students will find themselves with a class in this building at some point in their academic careers.
Here are some students on this end of Gould Street.
Aaron Ariganello, First-year urban and regional planning
“I really like the transit aspect of urban planning. Most people use transit, especially at Ryerson. So to help make transit more accessible to people, especially people with special needs, would be great.”
Mert Tutcu, First-year mechanical engineering
“I worked as a mechanic for one and a half years. I experienced everything that I could experience, so I wanted to go to school for it. I was so into cars and mechanical stuff. It’s just my passion, I can’t explain why, it’s really my hobby. You can’t explain why kids like toys; toys are fun. It’s not working or anything, it’s fun.”
Saba Moghani, First-year criminology
“I was really lost at first so I tried seeking help from my dad. He chose the criminology program. Once I got into it, I was really interested. I was always interested in systematic racism towards minorities. I like learning more in depth detail about it. I always knew the idea of this more sudden racism happening in Canada, so I’ve liked learning the academics around it.”
Amanda Ashford, First-year international economics and finance
“Economics is about how humans are rational, but a lot of the new economic studies and analysis’ are revealing that they’re not, so I think it’s really interesting how it’s shifting. Like oil is the basis of the economy, especially in Canada. But that’s not a renewable energy source so that’s going to be gone in 40-60 years. The world’s going to change a lot. I want to be involved in it because you wouldn’t be able to take a part in this 100 years ago, so you might as well now. I just like to know how the world works.”
Mitchell Kidd, First-year civil engineering
“I worked for my dad a lot. He’s a land surveyor. I tried other things, I studied astrophysics for a while at McMaster. I bounced around, and it didn’t work out. I think it’s a good job, there’s a demand for land surveyor. It’s something I know how to do, I know that I enjoy it, and it’s kind of fun. I enjoy the problem solving elements, it’s kind of like solving a puzzle and there’s also a degree of authority, and it’s kind of nice to be able to lay down the law when people are fighting about where the fence should be and get involved.”