Ryerson Infuzion dance team to represent Canada in U.S. competition

Ryerson’s Infuzion dance team is leaving it all on the line as it prepares for Bollywood America, the most prestigious South Asian dance competition in North America. After placing first at Bollywood Dance Canada earlier this year, they will be the only group representing Canada. “It just happens very quickly,” said Pamesha Pande, a dancer and the incoming president of Ryerson Infuzion. “We just keep moving and hopefully when we’re done, we can take a deep breath and look back.” Ryerson Infuz

Students can be the Game-Changers in the next Federal election

By Jacqueline Bradley and Samantha Crisp There’s a game-changer in politics who wants Harper out of office, and her new strategy involves soliciting Ryerson students to help her reach her goal. Ryerson University was the fourth stop in the Game Changers national tour on March 23. The campaign is visiting campuses across the country with their head-speaker Brigette DePape, the former Parliament Hill page best known for being fired after holding up a “Stop Harper” sign during the 2011 Senate T

Gallery: Ryerson Engineers complete annual Bug Push

Ryerson’s engineering students survived yet another grueling 24 hours of pushing a Volkswagen Bug around Ryerson’s quad — using only their hands. The annual charity event raised money for the Terry Fox Foundation this year. In previous years, donations were made to the Sick Kids Foundation. Student Adam Cote participated in the event for the fourth year in a row. He said he has a lot of fun with it and has dedicated a lot of his time to the event over the years. “Two years ago I was here for

Ryerson’s Good Food Centre releases first Hunger Report

Food insecurity may be a bigger problem at Ryerson than most expect, said Ryerson’s Good Food Centre in its first Hunger Report released on Feb. 26. The report revealed that more than 400 Ryerson students and faculty members signed up for the service and more than 2,500 visits were made to the Good Food Centre last year. The centre is a food bank run by the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) and was previously known as the Community Food Room. The Hunger Report, which featured data from the 2013/20

Government to fund new program encouraging leadership in young women

The Canadian government announced $750,000 in funding to support young women in leadership roles. The cash is earmarked for Plan Canada, YWCA Canada and YMCA Canada for their Strong Girls, Strong World project. The announcement was made March 8. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of the Status of Women, made the announcement at an International Women’s Day event at the Grosvenor Street YMCA in Toronto. Strong Girls, Strong World is a two-year project supporting 10 women-led commun

Express Yourself continues conversation on mental health through art

Ryerson University is offering an alternative way for students to express their thoughts and feelings towards mental health, a subject often tough for many to talk about. The university is hosting the second-annual Express Yourself art exhibit from March 2-6. The event is part of Ryerson’s Mental Health and Well-Being Week, which takes place every semester. This week’s theme is “Continuing the Conversation.” Ryerson’s health promotions team encourages students and faculty to artistically show

Ryerson reacts to #TheDress

The debate has been settled: the dress is in fact blue and black. Roman Originals, the store that sells the dress, confirmed this fact on its Twitter account Friday morning. The debate was sparked Thursday night after a photo of the dress went viral on social media. The original picture was posted on Tumblr on Wednesday, by 21-year-old Caitlin McNeill. Its caption read, “guys please help me— is this dress white and gold or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking the f*

Date set for next stage of Ghomeshi trial

Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault case will resume March 27 with a pretrial hearing, an off-­the­-record meeting between the defence, the prosecution and a judge. Ghomeshi’s lawyer, Marie Henein, arrived without her client at the College Park courthouse Thursday morning. Henein left the building quickly after a brief hearing without answering any questions from the media. According to criminal law specialist Adam Weisburg, a judicial pretrial is a meeting with the defence lawyer, the crown attor

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