Ryerson News: April 13-17

Homeless to Harvard: Toronto dropout accepted to Ivy league school
The Toronto Star
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(Melissa Renwich/Toronto Star)

(Melissa Renwich/Toronto Star)

After a life of living in shelters filled will instability, a Ryerson graduate is on her way to Harvard. Through hard work and dedication Toni Morgan is making the effort to crowdsource her tuition fees, and make her dreams come true.

 

A science program that’s out of this world
Ryerson Today – News & Events
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(Clifton Li/Ryerson Today)

(Clifton Li/Ryerson Today)

“Sometimes schoolwork can lead to unexpected places. In March, Ryerson became the first Canadian university to participate in the Student Spaceflights Experiments Program (SSEP), a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education initiative that allows students to design experiments to be used in outer space.

The extracurricular Saturday course, led by the Faculty of Science, pairs three Ryerson students and two local high school students in groups of five. Over nine weeks, the groups design experiments intended for low Earth orbit. After an internal competition, the best experiment will be ferried to and conducted on the International Space Station. ‘It’s kind of like a big science fair, but it’ll go to space,’ said Ryerson chemistry professor Bryan Koivisto, who leads the program.” (Ryerson Today)

 

Students See Career In Policing
TPS News
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(TPS News)

(TPS News)

“The lobby at Headquarters was buzzing as over 200 Ryerson Criminology students and over 75 officers mingled during the second Coffee with Cops event.

Coffee With Cops is an opportunity for Criminology students from Ryerson’s undergraduate program to meet one-on-one with officers from different units, Divisions and ranks to understand policing better.

For fourth-year Criminology student, Antonio Civichino, the opportunity allowed him to do something different and get out of the classroom lectures mode.

‘This is an engaged learning experience. We are so used to being in lectures but this is all relevant to the course.'” (TPS News)

 

Canada’s Top University-Based Business Incubator Turns Five!
The DMZ at Ryerson University celebrates over $70 million in funding for startups
Ryerson Today – News & Events
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(The new DMZ logo/Ryerson Today)

(The new DMZ logo/Ryerson Today)

“The DMZ started in 2010 as a small working space occupied by a handful of Ryerson University-based startups that were developing digital media products. Five years on, it is the leading business incubator for technology startups in Canada, proudly based at Ryerson, Canada’s preeminent comprehensive innovation university, with the reach to forge powerful connections across a global ecosystem.

‘Five years ago Ryerson University had a lofty goal to help grow Canada’s digital economy by empowering young people and giving them the tools to realize their dreams,” said Valerie Fox, Executive Director of the DMZ. “The result has surpassed every expectation. The DMZ is fueling the success of entrepreneurs at home and abroad at an unprecedented pace.'” (Ryerson Today)

 

Pan Am coming to campus
Ryerson Today – News & Events
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(Ryerson Today)

(Ryerson Today)

“The Pan Am and Parapan Am Games are set to take over Toronto this summer, and Ryerson will be front and centre.

From July 10-26 and August 7-15, more than 7,000 athletes are expected to visit Toronto for the world’s third-largest international multi-sport games. Ryerson will enjoy a prime spot on the international stage when the Mattamy Athletic Centre(MAC) will be a major downtown Toronto venue as centre court for all men’s and women’s basketball and wheelchair basketball.” (Ryerson Today)

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