Ryerson News: November 9-20

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The neighbourhood beyond the campus
Will Sloan for Ryerson Today

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Ryerson Today

“A university’s community should always extend beyond the campus. In August, Ryerson Student Affairs started a unique program to inspire the next generation of student leaders to make a difference in their city.

The ‘Your Neighbour’ program partnered student groups from Ryerson Housing & Residence Life with charitable community organizations for a daylong learning experience.” (Ryerson Today)

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Ryerson Ram on Very of Unlikely Transformation
Toronto Observer

Toronto Observer/George Redak

Toronto Observer/George Redak

“Canadian basketball was on the cusp of something special back in 2008.

Cory Joseph and Tristan Thompson – years away from their NBA debuts – silently pioneered a youth movement to one of best prep schools in the U.S., opening the doors for their fellow countrymen.

The high school talent was exploding with two basketball titans – Eastern Commerce and Pickering High – taking centre stage and showcasing a record number of future National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Canadian ballers.” (Toronto Observer)

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A space for veterans
Will Sloan for Ryerson Today

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“When Ovais Ahmed returned home from his second deployment in Afghanistan and enrolled at Ryerson University, there was no organized veteran’s group at any Canadian university. Now in his third year of Ryerson’s undergraduate Global Management Studies at the Ted Rogers School of Management, he’s also the founder of the Ryerson University Veterans Alumni (RUVA) – a community of staff and student veterans at Ryerson who assist each other socially, professionally and academically.” (Ryerson Today)

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Ryerson Names Health Sciences Complex for Daphne Cockwell
Urban Toronto

Ryerson University/Urban Toronto

Ryerson University/Urban Toronto

“In recognition of an $8 million donation from Brookfield Asset Management’s Group Chairman, Jack Cockwell, and his family, Ryerson University has announced that its coming Church Street development will be named in honour of Mr. Cockwell’s mother, Daphne, for her lifelong commitment to helping others. Designed by architects Perkins + Will, the Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex will rise 27 storeys on Church Street just north of Dundas, replacing a surface parking lot with 18,600 square metres of new space. The building will be the new home of Ryerson’s School of Nutrition, School of Occupational and Public Health, the Midwifery Education program, the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, and others. ” (Urban Toronto)

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DMZ-based entrepreneur says ‘yes I can’
Will Sloan for Ryerson Today

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Lucas Oleniuk/Get Stock

“For Maayan Ziv, a recent graduate of Ryerson’s Master of Digital Media program and current DMZ-based entrepreneur, getting around isn’t always easy. “I’m someone who uses a wheelchair, and there are a lot of places that are not accessible. Sometimes I’m trying for hours even just to find out if I can get into a location – if it’s actually accessible to me, and if I’m okay when I get there. The kind of information that I’m looking for is not easily available, and when I do find good information, it’s often very unreliable.” (Ryerson Today)

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Ryerson dancers collaborate with James Kudelka
Robery Liwanag for Ryerson Today

Jeremy Mimnagh

Jeremy Mimnagh

“Fifty-seven students from the Ryerson Theatre School’s performance dance program will stage an original performance by renowned Canadian choreographer James Kudelka next week.

The 75-minute show, Kudelka Meets Ryerson Dances 2015, will have a five-day run, premiering on Nov. 24 at Ryerson. Featuring contemporary choreography, it will also be performed in silence without music or dialogue.” (Ryerson Today)

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Community honours Trans Day of Remembrance
Will Sloan for Ryerson Today

Ryerson Today

Ryerson Today

“With November 20 marking Trans Day of Remembrance, the Ryerson community will honour lives lost to transphobic and transmisogynist violence with a memorial at the Student Learning Centre. For Ben Peto, director of finance and administration at the Faculty of Communication & Design, and one of the first Ryerson staff members to openly transition during his employment, the official acknowledgment can have a big impact.” (Ryerson Today)

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