Students have strong feelings about the new RU Pass

After a university-wide referendum in October, students voted in favour of the U-Pass. The U-Pass will be for all full-time students to use the TTC at a discounted rate, starting in September 2019, and will be rebranded the “RU-Pass”. Many students are excited about the discount, but others who don’t use the TTC enough to benefit from the pass say it’s unfair. RUtv News reporter … Continue reading Students have strong feelings about the new RU Pass

Young Voters and the Toronto Municipal Election

The Toronto municipal election is taking place today. In the running are incumbent mayor John Tory, Jennifer Keesmaat, Sarah Climenhaga, Saron Gebresellassi and Faith Goldy. Youth voter turnout is expected to be low. Find out students’ thoughts on voting and hear from Jennifer Keesmaat on why the youth vote is important.   Continue reading Young Voters and the Toronto Municipal Election

Weed on campus: What you need to know

(By: Ally Yacapin) Weed is now legal in Canada. The use, cultivation, and sale of recreational cannabis has been officially legalized across the country as of Oct. 17, 2018. There are now federal laws in place dictating how cannabis can be used, how much is too much to consume, who can buy and consume cannabis and where to legally use it. Ryerson students, however, have limitations … Continue reading Weed on campus: What you need to know

Private details asked of students through clipboards on Ryerson campus

(By: Subi Anandarajah) Ryerson students are having data about them gathered via clipboards that are being discovered in lectures, according to an email Ryerson Community Safety and Security delivered on Wed., Sept. 19. Clipboards are seeking background information for a “Management Opportunity for Summer 2019,” according to the email. “They were handed around the classroom. My prof didn’t mention anything about it, so us being … Continue reading Private details asked of students through clipboards on Ryerson campus

How opioids are affecting campus safety

(By: Jacklyn Gilmor) Brooklyn Morris doesn’t feel safe walking to and from class. The first-year psychology student says she’s been harassed more than once, including on Victoria Street near the campus store. Morris, on her way to class one day, took her usual route along Yonge-Dundas Square. She walked along the clear panels on the southeast side of the square just like she always does. … Continue reading How opioids are affecting campus safety

WE & Chartwells partnership launch with Ashton Sequeira, Karl Wolf and Craig Kielburger

New meal choice at Ryerson makes a ‘Special’ impact

(By: Angela McLean) Ryerson students can now help feed a child in need when they purchase a meal on campus. The university’s latest meal offering, the WE Special, has an appetizing social impact. Each purchase unlocks a meal for a child in need locally or globally. This initiative is the result of an innovative partnership between the charitable organization WE and foodservice provider Chartwells and … Continue reading New meal choice at Ryerson makes a ‘Special’ impact

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

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