Nuit Blanche sound exhibit bridges the gap between downtown Toronto and Scarborough

(By: Nicole Di Donato) Nuit Blanche returned to Toronto for its 13th year on Sept. 29, this time expanding to Scarborough. One of the 75 projects featured was The Long Distance Relationship, an interactive sound installation created by emerging Scarborough artists Christopher Dela Cruz and Patrick Atienza. The two-part communication instrument engaged people in both downtown Toronto and Scarborough, allowing them to connect through sound. … Continue reading Nuit Blanche sound exhibit bridges the gap between downtown Toronto and Scarborough

Akash Sherman, director of Clara

Ryersonians at TIFF: Akash Sherman with sci-fi drama Clara

(By: Angela McLean) As one of the host venues for the Toronto International Film Festival, the Ryerson Theatre welcomes some of the industry’s biggest movie stars, directors and creative minds through its doors. Among those this year will be at least one recent Ryersonian. Former FCAD student Akash Sherman is the director and screenwriter of Clara, a Canadian-made sci-fi drama making its world premiere at … Continue reading Ryersonians at TIFF: Akash Sherman with sci-fi drama Clara

Team photos for House of Anesi and SKIIN

Toronto-based wearable tech startups changing the undergarment game

(By: Angela McLean) Get ready to say goodbye to your uncomfortable bras and boring underwear. Thanks to their advancements in the booming wearable market, two Toronto-based startups have made undergarments that are personalized, forward-thinking and, most importantly, feel like they aren’t even there. Enter House of Anesi, a startup based out of Ryerson’s Fashion Zone that is revolutionizing the bra. Their Anesi bra, which officially … Continue reading Toronto-based wearable tech startups changing the undergarment game

The film students’ last hurrah: RUFF 2018

The Ryerson University Film Festival (RUFF) showcases the thesis films of graduating film students. RUFF 2018 runs on May 4 and May 5 at 7 p.m. For the student filmmakers, it’s more than just the premiere of their final films. It’s a celebration of their past four years at Ryerson. Reporter Jasmine Bala talks to some of the filmmakers about their experiences. Continue reading The film students’ last hurrah: RUFF 2018

Toronto artist Abriella Sammy makes her debut with The 27 Club

(By: Angela McLean) The 27 Club has been called everything from a cultural phenomenon to a tragic coincidence to a downright curse on some of the world’s most popular musicians, artists and actors. Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain are among the club’s “members,” all having died at the young age of 27. For Toronto-based artist Abriella Sammy, who has spent years studying the … Continue reading Toronto artist Abriella Sammy makes her debut with The 27 Club

Six city and campus events to catch in April

(By: Josie Mills) April can be a very a stressful time for students. It never hurts to take a break, explore some new places and check out events in the city. We’ve got six events around campus and downtown Toronto that are sure to kick the studying blues and help you make it to the end of the semester. META 2018 Do you want to … Continue reading Six city and campus events to catch in April

Toronto shop home to world’s first antique book vending machine

(By: Spencer Turcotte) Vending machines usually hold snacks or drinks. This one dispenses antique books. Customers can pay $3 to use the one-of-a-kind machine, called the Biblio-Mat, that lives at the back of a bookstore on Bloor St. W. in Toronto. Owner of The Monkey’s Paw, Stephen Fowler, is picky about what books he puts in the machine. He says customers are truly getting something … Continue reading Toronto shop home to world’s first antique book vending machine

Six city and campus events to catch in March

(By: Subi Anandarajah) By March, students are balancing classes, assignments, extracurriculars, and their social lives. If you’re in need of a change from your regular pattern, look no further. Here’s our selection of six events to check out this month around campus and downtown Toronto. International Women’s Day at Ryerson It’s time to show our support for women with International Women’s Day at Ryerson! Head … Continue reading Six city and campus events to catch in March