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The OneCard office has three full-time staff members and a manager. It has made more than $40,000 from replacing lost student cards this fiscal year alone.

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A $30 fee to replace lost OneCards is meant to deter students from misplacing them, but it also rakes in cash for the school

Rye nets thousands from OneCard losses
By Mohamed Omar
Ryerson banks some serious cash when you lose that piece of plastic you got in first year. The OneCard — used for printing, building access and residence meal plans — is issued to first-year students at no charge. But to replace lost or damaged cards, students have to shell out $30. And while that fee is supposed to scare students from losing their card, it’s made the school more than $140,000 in the last three years. According to data supplied by Darcy Flynn, manager of the OneCard office, more than 1,477 replacement cards were issued at the $30 rate so far this year. In the 201011 fiscal year, 1,647 cards were replaced, while 1,632 were replaced in 2011-12. Flynn said the money collected is revenue to support business operations at the OneCard office, which has three full-time staff members and a manager. “The fee includes the cost of the card and the staff resources in validating the credentials for the new card,” Flynn said in an email. “The replacement fee is the cost of running the business but also an incentive for individuals to protect their card.” President Sheldon Levy said he doesn’t know how much replacing the cards actually costs — or if a replacement card warrants a $30 fee — and Flynn said providing those numbers would break a confidentiality agreement with the card supplier. Supplying access cards for universities is a competitive industry, and Ryerson went through a tender process, or a call for bids, to find the best card supplier. The school has been in partnership with HID Global, a manufacturer of access and identification products, since 2005. Card costs vary amongst different universities. The University of Toronto, whose cards are supplied by ITC Systems, replaces student cards for $12. York University charges $20. “The only thing I’ve been told is that it’s at a price of $30 to be able to encourage students not to lose them, if I can put it that way,” Levy said. “I’m not saying anyone has told me that it costs $30 to replace them.” The fee, which hasn’t been changed since 2003, accounts for printing a new card and photo, staff resources such as making sure the individual is still a student or a staff member at the university, and deactivating credentials on the old card. But, Flynn said it takes “about five to 10 minutes” to produce a OneCard. No refunds are given for students who find their old card. Flynn said it would be unreasonable to do so since supplies and card stock are used in the process. Sam Kopmar, a second-year law and business student, agrees. “If you lose a card, you should pay a fee to replace it,” he said. “It’s not free.”

Journalism school’s magazine cut to one issue a year
By Diana Hall
we’re going to diminish the quality of the product we produce,” Shapiro said. “Rather than that, I’d rather find a way to make it more sustainable.” Retracting the publication to a single issue per year comes at a turbulent time in the journalism industry. The statement follows recent news of a slew of editorial layoffs purging Toronto Star staff as posted on the Star’s website March 4. A cacophony of resentment toward recent pay wall installations continues to swarm respected news outlets across Canada. All the while, dwindling graduate student interest in participating in the RRJ’s Winter edition over the last three years has led to a lack of manpower necessary to justify production costs. But Lynn Cunningham, an instructor with the RRJ, said the biggest problem that the magazine faces has plagued production for over a decade: the publication has languished in the wake of a $35,000 grant from Maclean Hunter Ltd., which the company (owned by Rogers) extended to Ryerson in 1984 and let expire in 1997. It’s time for change, even if Cunningham isn’t happy with it. Cuts to the RRJ could hurt students’ access to magazine production in their final year of study as the journalism school searches for a sustainable business model. “Traditionally there have been about 30 students all together who have worked on the magazine in a given year and that number might be halved,” Cunningham said. But Tim Falconer, former instructor of the RRJ editorial team, suggested a competitive process could help strengthen the magazine’s long form management. If the journalism school is trying to improve the form by sacrificing student opportunity, it is doing so for the good of the journalistic craft. It’s a process of transformation Shapiro called “messy” and “painful.” Even as rumours of a switch to an online-only platform swirled through the school, the news to create an annual RRJ publication surprised Rhiannon Russell, editor of the RRJ’s Summer edition. “I guess you kind of think a journalism school would be more stable, perhaps, than a news organization, because a school [is not as] dependant on advertisers,” Russell said,

As the Ryerson Review of Journalism (RRJ) celebrates its 30th year in circulation, the journalism school’s magazine will toast to change. After years of under-funding it will make the cost-cutting move to an annual publication from its former bi-annual critique on Canadian journalism. On March 1, 2013, RRJ publisher and journalism school chair Ivor Shapiro posted a message on the magazine’s website announcing that the Winter edition of the magazine would be cancelled “effective immediately” in order to focus on “enlarged and enhanced” long form content. It is expected to save the journalism school $20,000 to $30,000 a year in production costs and pull the RRJ from a floundering business model. “At the Ryerson Review of Journalism, we can penny pinch it, we can cut its budget, we can say ‘chop this,’ ‘do that differently,’ reduce the number of pages per issue, [and] stop printing it in colour... but then

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Ivor Shapiro, chair of the school of journalism at Ryerson, announced the magazine’s move to one issue per year on March 1. “But clearly that’s not the case.” Shapiro said the next step for the RRJ might include an online partnership with j-source.ca, an industry site, to complement the annual print issue. The RRJ would use j-source’s network as a way to sustain relationships with a shared readership year-round. It would be an experimental model involving contributions from journalism schools across Canada. A university’s job is to experiment and innovate, he asserted. “We should be leading with new business models, new workflows, new ways of doing [things],” Shapiro said. “These are being experimented with and students are being encouraged to take risks and learn new lessons, and that knowledge can then be extended and shared with both fellow students and also with the industry.” The next issue of the RRJ will be shipped to subscribers in April.

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Anjaro Rao, left, Argir Argirov and Sarah Santosh are aiming to establish a campus group that focuses on men’s issues and

Would a campus men’s group end up like every other male-dominated space?

Men’s issues: it’s complicated
Guest editorial by allyssia alleyne
I was going down the escalator at Angel tube station in London when a poster caught my eye: an ominous photo of a rugby ball pieced by a nail with the headline “Real Men Get Raped.” I was floored but intrigued, not used to seeing subject addressed so directly. Survivors UK, the men’s sexual abuse support service behind the poster, had caught my attention and just over a year later, I’m discussing it with my friends and family, both male and female. This poster is the first thing that came to mind when I heard that a pair of students at Ryerson was hoping to start a men’s issues group on campus. Assuming that the organizers have only the best intentions, they’re also trying to spread awareness about little-discussed issues facing certain groups. I appreciate that. While I don’t believe the prejudice males sometimes experience is anywhere near equal to the oppression that women face (Just take a look at the gender wage gap; the fact that the vast majority of spousal homicide victims are women killed by men; the fact that women make up 50 per cent of the population, but only 25 per cent of federal politicians), I can’t deny that there are ways in which they suffer disproportionately. Their suicide rate is higher, their post-secondary dropout rate is higher and fathers can have a hard time winning the custody of their children. Do I think it’s important to discuss these realities? Yes. Do I agree with the RSU’s decision to muzzle these organizers? Absolutely not. (In fact, I’ve written about that issue for this newspaper before.) But do I think that starting this new group is the best way to go? It’s complicated. While I do respect that, especially as a university, we have a responsibility to accommodate contentious conversations, something about the idea of a “men’s issues” club (the organizers are very clear about the fact that they are not a men’s rights club, which you can interpret however you want) makes me cringe. Maybe the amount of misogynistic vitriol spewed by so-called men’s rights activists on online forums like Reddit is what’s giving me pause. Or maybe it’s just exasperating to see that a group that is so widely represented and privileged casting a group that is actually oppressed as villains. I have to wonder how the organizers will ensure that this club would be a safe, inclusive space for everyone, when so many male-dominated spaces seem to rank women as second-class citizens. (See the worlds of politics, finance, and clubs south of Queen Street.) It also disappoints me that men (or, in this case, women) feel as though they can’t work with feminists to solve the issues that impact men. I mean, who better than feminists to get involved with conversations around sexism, patriarchy and gender roles? Let’s not forget that the same system of patriarchy that has kept down women historically is what’s hurting men today. But I am more than willing to put my personal reservations aside. I would love to see this group get off the ground and prove me wrong, because the last thing I feel is threatened. If feminism can secure the vote for women, bring in awesome workplace harassment laws and ensure cheap and affordable birth control, it can handle a group of people who just want to talk.

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News briefs
Not one, but two couples were found “engaged in sexual activity” in the stairwell on Jorgenson Hall’s sixteenth floor, near the mechanical room. Both instances involved a student and a non-community member, and the first couple to make the magic happen were repremanded with a trespass notice. The couples may or may not plan to take their dirty deeds to each stairwell in the building. Talk about a stairway to heaven.

Jorgenson Hall a prime location for frivolous fornication

Charles Falzon, chair of RTA, was instrumental in the creation of the sport media program.

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A new program in RTA will give students a unique shot at sports broadcasting

Senate approves sport media BA
By Jonah Brunet
A degree in sport media is one step closer to finding a home between Ryerson’s Schools of Journalism and Radio and Television Arts (RTA) thanks to a new program, the first of its kind in Canada, opening this fall. RTA Chair Charles Falzon proposed the program, which will offer the same television, radio and digital production courses as the current RTA program, along with the journalistic communication courses needed for sport reporting, and courses in sport business offered by the Ted Rogers School of Management. “It’s going to be a very specialized program,” said Ryerson Provost John Isbister, who oversees academic affairs such as the creation of new programs. “I think there’s a lot of interest in potential students.” Some current students say they would have been interested in sport media even though they are a year too late to apply. “I would have definitely looked into it and applied for it,” said Aja Jones, who is in his first year of RTA. Jones, who hopes to make it on air as a sport broadcaster on either radio or television, wishes that his program had more of a focus on sports. He said that knowledge of the industry would be helpful to someone with his aspirations. Journalism student Josh Beneteau, however, said he would likely have chosen journalism even if the sport media program were offered when he applied last year. Beneteau wants to be a sports writer, and said it was Hockey Night in Canada that made him want to be a journalist in the first place. “The reason I decided to go into this program is because there are so many good sports journalists that have come out of it,” Beneteau said. He used Bob McKenzie, who enrolled in Ryerson journalism in 1976, as an example. Today, McKenzie is the pre-eminent authority on the NHL at TSN, and Beneteau hopes to follow a similar path. For someone like Beneteau, sport media would not be a good fit. “It’s not really a journalism program at all,” said Falzon, stressing that sport media focused on broadcasting techniques, along with an understanding of sport business and marketing. Falzon added that several executives in the sport industry contributed to the development of the program, and that students in the program would learn sport broadcasting through coverage of Ryerson athletics. Sport media will fit comfortably with its faculty of communications and design counterparts, and could offer new opportunities to current RTA and journalism students. The journalism program currently offers a course called reporting sports that is similar to courses that will be offered by sport media. But once the new program is launched, reporting sports will be offered as a part of sport media. “A course like reporting sports is only offered once every two years,” said Shapiro. “Our students will be thrilled because they’ll have an opportunity to take that course more often.” Isbister agrees, saying that any effects on current programs will only be to their advantage. “It will probably give options to people in RTA that don’t exist now,” he said.

Last Monday a film student using a smoke machine to create a dramatic atmosphere for his film set off smoke alarms on the first floor of the Image Arts Building. Upon attending the scene, security found that the bewildered student in question did not realize the smoke would set off the detector. In other news, water is wet.

Smoke machines set off smoke alarms, film student discovers

On Sunday, staff called security because an individual was loitering suspiciously, apparently looking at jackets in the kitchens in Jorgensen. Instead of waiting for security to arrive, staff detained the man, who was found sitting in a chair when officers attended the scene. Toronto Police later arrested the man, who was known to security. Staff were told that detaining dangerous trespassers is not always a good idea. Then again, neither is putting jackets in a kitchen. Kitchens are for food.

Ryerson staff detain trespasser, make him sit on a chair

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Slates split senate, board seats
By Sean Wetselaar
Student union affiliates have secured spots at Ryerson’s top academic body, but are left out of operational discussions. Student Voice, a slate affiliated with the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU), claimed nine out of 14 student seats on the Senate, the governing body in charge of academic policies. UR Vision claimed all three Board of Governors (BoG) seats for the second consecutive year. “I’ve been interested in kind of taking part in this decision making process,” said Alfred Lam, one of four at-large students on the Senate who represent all faculties. “And I hope to kind of make it a lot easier for students and protect the rights that students [have].” Student Voice’s platform includes plans to remove 8 a.m. exams from the schedule, improve the academic appeals policy and look into making liberal electives pass/fail. Lam said the Senate will work closely with the RSU. “Both the job of the Senate and also the job of the RSU is to speak on behalf of the students and work for the students,” Lam said. “So we’ll definitely see some overlap.” UR Vision’s win at the BoG shut out all candidates from Student Voice, including incoming RSU president Melissa Palermo, who missed out on a seat by five votes. Khatera Noor, one of UR Vision’s elected candidates, said the amount of preparation and surveying that went into their campaign was “insane.” “Getting to know your students and really understanding what they want prior to running [is important],” Noor said. “So that when you are running the stuff you’re pushing for really does reflect the student body.” Rajean Hoilett, vice-president equity-elect at the RSU, also took a seat as student at large at the senate, but said that even without a member of Student Voice on the board, student representatives should be able to co-operate. “But, these are all students, they just want to get involved and to effect change here at Ryerson.” UR Vision was elected on a platform promising to lobby the school to increase grants and bursaries, increase library hours, and improve study space for students. Voter turnout in both elections was low — with 6.3 per cent of eligible voters participating in BoG elections, and 3.8 per cent voting for at-large positions on the senate.

News Briefs
CESAR holds all-candidates meeting for elections
The Continuing Education Students’ Association at Ryerson (CESAR)’s elections are in full swing, and the all-candidates meeting held Friday introduced two opposing slates vying for executive positions within the group, along with two independent candidates. There are five executive positions in CESAR, all of which are contested, with the exception of director of campaigns and equity, which will be a yes/ no vote. All candidates in elections are current CESAR members, and voting will be held March 20, 22, 25 and 27, following the debate March 20.

Former MPP named interim dean of Chang School
Visiting scholar Marie Bountrogianni was named interim dean of the Chang School of Continuing Education March 6. Bountrogianni was selected following an overwhelmingly positive response from the school, despite her visiting status, and comes to the job with experience including a tenure as an MPP. Bountrogianni came to Ryerson in October 2011, and will officially take on her duties as interim dean July 1. She will serve until a permanent replacement is found, a process which typically takes a minimum of eight months. She comes as the latest in a slew of interim positions at the university, which has left the administration in a minor state of flux.

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Ryerson students joined women’s rights and gender equality advocates in a large demonstration to celebrate the 102nd annual International Women’s Day.

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By Alfea Donato

International Women’s Day fair held at Ryerson’s Student Campus Centre (SCC). While the common cause of the Thousands of people marched through downtown Toronto last Sat- rally was women’s rights, for many urday, making their way towards the it also meant social justice, labour,

and health issues, including Aboriginal rights, child care reform, racism, homo- and transphobia, and abortion legislation. Booths advocating women-focused programs and initiatives were set up

in the SCC. Roschelle Lawrence, a volunteer at Ryerson’s Centre for Women and Trans People and a third-year social work student, said this was her first year helping out with the event.

“I feel like student involvement has been about the same for the past few years,” said Lawrence, who is also the studen union’s vice-president education elect. “When they get involved… they help build community.”

Case of space
By Angela Hennessy
Students looking for a place to study, snack or socialize can turn to empty classrooms in the Victoria Street building thanks to a pilot project for pop-up study spaces. The program, inspired by an informal proposal posted on SoapBox, is an attempt to remedy the lack of study space for students on campus. The project will run until the end of the exam period on April 27, 2013. The empty rooms cannot be booked, but students can look them up on the library’s book-a-study tool online. Rooms will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can accommodate between 20 and 45 students. “A lot of the senior students who are commuters don’t often come on campus [to study] as much anymore because they know for a fact that [finding] space is extremely tough,” said Gerald Mak, a business faculty director at the Ryerson Student Union (RSU). “Study space in this university is no doubt a hot commodity for everyone.” Nearly 600 people voted for the idea on SoapBox suggesting the need for more quiet workspaces on campus. SoapBox was launched university wide last September and is a digital platform where the Ryerson community can make suggestions about how to improve campus life. Suggestions are then evaluated by Idea Partners, an administrative group that presents popular SoapBox recommendations to the university. “I will definitely use the pop-up work spaces, especially for group projects,” said Michael Zimmerman a first-year business management student. “It is impossible to book the library and there is no where else on campus that works.” Semir Nikocevic, a second-year computer science student, has to leave campus to find a suitable place to study. “I go to coffee shops as an alternative, but that costs money, so it’s annoying,” said Nikocevic, who commutes from Mississauga. But keeping students on campus is a priority for Rodney Diverlus, president of the RSU. Even upon completion of the Student Learning Centre, which will house several floors dedicated to student study space, Diverlus said the fight to accommodate the needs of a growing student population must continue. “I do think that the interim solutions only last for a while and only service a small number of the population,” he said. “So we must all be constantly searching for more permanent space — especially more permanent study spaces in addition to the library.”

As Ryerson’s student population continues to grow, study space remains an issue.

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Does Ryerson have enough study space for its students?

Aaron Mohr, 1st year GCM I’m lucky because a lot of my work is done in labs, which are easy for me to access.

Madeline Carter, 1st year ACS We need more space, especially for commuters. The library is always full.

Laura Rojas, 1st year ACS I have a couple of spots I like on campus, but they are always too loud.

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FEATURES

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jameel McNeil changed his name after he was questioned without supervision at a U.S. airport when he was barely a teenager.

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The name game
Ryerson’s Jameel McNeil decided to change his name after he was questioned by Los Angeles airport security when he was only 13 years old.

By Shannon Baldwin

t 13 years old, a naive Jameel Akeem McNeilAli was escorted by Los Angeles airport security to a grey, metallic room with no windows. It was completely empty except for a metal table, a camera propped up on a tripod two feet from an empty chair and a box of latex gloves. A “massive looking person… just a hulk of a man” began to ask him about his plans and in L.A., a place he had never been before. He was there for questioning. “He kept asking me over and over again where I was going and where I was staying and if I were to be traveling to different locations in L.A.,” McNeil says. “I remember feeling really weird about it because I was answering their questions but for some reason it just wasn’t good enough and I didn’t understand why it wasn’t good enough.” McNeil was in L.A. with a friend, on a visit supervised by his friend’s mother. She planned a trip to bring the two boys to visit family friends in the city. Her friends were costume designers for an American TV show, so the plan was to visit Universal Studios, see where they work and visit the Cheesecake Factory. McNeil’s parents sent him with all the proper documentation to travel, but once he got to L.A. and his passport was being checked, he was asked to step to the side. He was brought to the windowless room instead while his friend and chaperone were asked to wait outside. It was 2003, just two years after the World Trade Centre bombings, when American airports were enforcing strict new security regulations. The now 22-year-old McNeil, a fifth year criminal justice student, says he remembers being in school on Sept. 11 and watching the footage in an assembly. He grew up in Scarborough and Pickering with a Trinidadian mother and an adopted Scottish father — it never occurred to him while he was being questioned that he could ever be suspected as a terrorist. “I always thought that was somebody else, I never thought that I was going to be dragged into that,” McNeil says. “I just never really thought about it in terms of ‘Is this something innocent people can get dragged into?’ I thought that if you

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did nothing wrong then you won’t be put in these situations.” McNeil says that at first, he was just asked the typical questions about where he was going and what he planned to do, but when the man started asking specific questions about where he would be staying, McNeil couldn’t answer. He had never thought to ask his friend’s mom specific details about the trip, he trusted that she knew where she was going so he’d be fine as long as he stuck with her. McNeil says he became flustered when the man wouldn’t let that question go.

They asked me if I wanted this to happen again and if not, that it may be better for me to drop certain parts of my name
When the man stepped out of the room for a moment, McNeil says he began to sweat profusely. He was so confused, he says he started to believe that he may have done something wrong — he had never before had an adult treat him like this for no reason. He remembers the “whole situation having a gravity of its own.” McNeil had flown before, so he was used to a certain level of caution but says, “This was something else. This had its own feel to it that really sucked; I was under a lot of pressure.” When the man came back with a map of L.A., he continued to question McNeil. “He tried to get me to pinpoint [on the map] where I was going and at that point if you showed me a map of Toronto I wouldn’t have even known what I was looking at,” he says. After about an hour, McNeil says he was such an emotional wreck that he broke down and started bawling, begging security to bring in his friend’s mother so she could clear everything up. He didn’t know what they wanted him to say. “I probably wasn’t that articulate though, I was probably just a mess,” McNeil says.

Eventually, they did bring his accompanying adult in separately for a quick 10 minute interview to explain the situation and McNeil was free to go. But as he was going through the metal detectors, his friend kept making jokes like, “Yo, Jameel, watch out for that bomb in your shoe.” McNeil says that while he understood the joke and that his friend didn’t understand the gravity of the situation, he was just afraid that they would bring him back into that room. The rest of the trip went smoothly, but McNeil waited a few months before telling his parents what had happened. He had never thought that instance could be an ongoing issue until his parents brought him into a serious conversation about it. “They asked me if I wanted this to happen again and if not, that it may be better for me to drop certain parts of my name… since Akeem and Ali are the flag words that everyone looks for,” McNeil says. “I remember thinking ‘I don’t want to make it seem like I’m rejecting some part of my heritage or rejecting some part of the culture that I’m a result of, but at the same time I don’t want that to happen again’… I really had to ask those kinds of questions that I don’t think a 13-year-old person would really understand to its full extent, but I was thrust into it.” McNeil says that after a lot of back-and-forth thought about it, his parents were fine with the change because they realized “that they’re not always going to be there to shield [him] from instances of injustice.” bout a month after the initial discussion, McNeil decided to change his name from Jameel Akeem McNeil-Ali to Jameel James McNeil. His parents said he was allowed to choose the middle name but reminded him that it would be printed on all of his legal documentation. Ironically, considering the nature of his problem in L.A., McNeil is neither Middle Eastern nor Muslim. Both he and his parents are agnostic, and while the name Ali is from his mother’s side, Akeem was chosen to be his middle name after his mother watched an Eddie Mur-

phy movie and liked the character Prince Akeem’s name. McNeil’s father has a strict Catholic background and McNeil’s mother is of Indian decent. Some of the people on his mother’s side, including her parents, are practicing Muslims but McNeil was never brought up under any religion. After having his named changed, growing up in Pickering and spending 12 years in a private school, McNeil says he continued to be discriminated against even though he considers himself to be extremely “white-washed.” In high school, he says he was pulled over several times for no apparent reason other than to check that the car really was registered to his father. “I remember once the officer kept asking me, ‘What school do you go to and are you sure you go to that school?’ and I went to a private school so yeah, I don’t wear [the uniform] for fun,” McNeil says. “I feel just a general uneasiness, when cops walk by. I always question if I’m doing everything correctly. You kind of adopt that mentality and it never really goes away 100 per cent — at least not for me.”

Anyone who had a Muslim-sounding name or a very Middle Eastern-sounding name would get flagged and put through the ringer
McNeil says any discrimination he’s felt since attending Ryerson has been from his peers and people he encounters in the city. “Even during the day, I’ve had people down the street notice me and I can see their face just instantly change,” says McNeil. “You definitely notice when someone’s looking at you differently.” He says he feels that he’s often watched people cross to the other side of the street when they see him, and look over their shoulder every few seconds. He says he thinks the way people act around him is unnecessary because he doesn’t think of himself

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as looking like a very threatening guy. Yet while commuting he remembers seeing a woman casually scanning the subway and every time she looked in his direction her face would immediately turn into a scowl. “You could see the ridges, and anger almost,” he said. “And then she would look away and her face would un-tense itself.” efore university, McNeil says he never used to analyze how people react around him or try to understand the airport incident and why the airport security might have had reason behind their actions. “I understand now why that happened, but back then it was pretty unfair… They didn’t understand the enemies that they were dealing with, so they decided to come out with a blanket practice,” McNeil says. “Anyone who had a Muslim-sounding name or a very Middle Eastern-sounding name would get flagged and put through the ringer, which I thought was very unfortunate and very inappropriate of them to do. They’re still even doing it. It’s not like that’s myth now.” For a long time after being questioned in L.A., McNeil says he felt uneasy entering airports but changing his name has helped him to now feel comfortable traveling. Yet by changing his name, McNeil says he has proven by example that people can legally go around with any name. So the fact that airport securities are still using Middle Eastern sounding names as a reason to question people as potential terrorists is “a really dumb way to try to catch people.” As the oblivious, small, bucktoothed 13-year old that he says he was when he was taken for questioning, McNeil says he never thought he could be dragged into the politics of 9/11— he didn’t even think the two instances were related at the time. But now that he has taken a closer look at his past and tried to understand it, McNeil says that he would never consider changing his name back. He says that one day he hopes the stigmas he has been used to persecute him and many other people will be erased, but right now, “racial profiling’s a bitch.”

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A second-year GCM student and her roommate created, and published, two issues of a magazine out of their apartment’s hallway

Go Home if you think print is dead
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features, articles or Q and As with famous artists in every issue. “[The magazine] is for young adults, people who are lost in life,” Maguire says. “We’re a really weird generation and a lot of people don’t have very defined paths because of the way our education systems are set up… it’s a generation that needs help and a voice sometimes, so they made from working in coffee shops. Some of the expenses were marketing, merchandise and distribution of the magazine to independent bookstores in Canada, the U.K. and America, but the majority of the money goes towards printing. The first issue, “Go Home,” cost $1,500 to print and the second issue, “We’re All Adults Here,” had shirts that were designed by artists and then screen-printed by a local store in Toronto. “We could outsource that to some place in the States that’s super cheap but we choose not to do that for the reason of supporting local people and local businesses and local talent,” Maguire says. The business partners may both be

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er savings account is empty, but she doesn’t care. All that matters to Shanley Maguire is that she can hold her own magazine in her hands and feel the pages as she flips through it. She may only be in her second year of graphic communications and management, but she and her business partner have already designed, created and published two issues of Go Home Magazine. McGuire says that being in school is the best time to start a business. Not only does she have a strong support system and a wide variety of resources through Ryerson if she has any business questions, she says there are tons of bursaries specifically for young entrepreneurs or people just starting a business. She says, “You’ve got to find what makes you a minority of some sort and go for that.” The only problem for her is that bursaries don’t guarantee immediate cash, there’s often a long process before they give away any money, but she’s trying not to let that get to her. “[It’s] my fun project on the side,” Maguire says. “I’m seeing what I’m capable of doing and what I can handle and then [Go Home Magazine] can grow and morph into whatever it’s going to be, but I’ll always have this magazine that I just like to do.” aguire and her business partner Emma Sharpe — a recent graduate from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University — created Go Home Magazine out of the hallway of their apartment. They turned a door into a worktable and lined the walls with inspiration for what they wanted their magazine to look like. They used shapes, content and paper textures of other magazines for ideas of how to make theirs exactly what they wanted. Their goal was to create a magazine that would become a platform for emerging artists to showcase their artwork while supporting local businesses by only using them for production. Their first issue was all photography but the second issue included poems, illustrations and short writings. Maguire says she hopes to eventually have

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that’s what this is for, to help these kinds of people out and show their artwork because it’s not easy to get into big galleries.” Their last issue received over 80 submissions but they were only able to publish half — they use their Tumblr account to share what doesn’t make it into the magazine. While Maguire says she’d love to be able to publish them all in the magazine, there just isn’t the money to do that. So far, the girls have each invested well over $2,000 of their own cash into Go Home Magazine — money twice as many pages and cost about $2,300 to print 250 copies. They were able to recycle the profits from the first issue and other merchandise to create the second, which they then sold for just under $10 each. “I’d rather people buy it at a lower price and me lose money and have them know who I am than not buy it at all,” Maguire says. To make back some of their money, they made buttons, postcards, risograph prints and other merchandise. They recently did a run of tote bags and limited edition Tin debt, but Maguire is able to invest her money into the magazine because her parents help her with tuition and living expenses while she’s in school. “My savings don’t exist anymore but whatever. I’m kind of being supported right now so it’s a good time to dabble into this and figure it all out,” she says.

Maguire often deals with a lot of criticism for starting a print business since “it’s a dying industry,” but Maguire is completely against that notion and says that it’s all about finding the people who are still interested in print. Ironically, it is though advances in social media and technology that she has been able to find print lovers and promote Go Home Magazine. “I think anyone can start a business now because of social media; it’s so easy to find people,” she says. “I don’t know how I would have gotten the word out if social media didn’t exist.” Maguire says that the beauty of social media is that it creates a lens that allows both she and Sharpe to appear much more professional than the reality, which is “two little girls in [their] apartment trying to package things up and send them off to you.” hile Maguire says the quality of the magazine speaks for itself, she would have no idea how to promote it without social media. It’s one of the ways she’s been able to marry the tangibility of print with new-age media, but she says it’s funny that she’s become so dependent on social media for a print business. “When print was more alive, I’m glad I wasn’t,” Maguire says. “Now [print] is special.” *Watch an interview with both of the creators at theeyeopener.com.

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Editors and creators Shanley Maguire and Emma Sharpe. @GoHomePrint

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A Ryerson criminal justice professor played at the 2012 World Series of Poker — a sporting event with the largest prize pool in the world

Shuffle up and deal: Prof in Vegas
By Susana Gómez Báez
The problem wasn’t that she was crying; the problem was she couldn’t stop crying. Tammy Landau had spent the past week on a poker cruise. She had played steadily since day one, quietly and carefully observing her opponents. Thick Glasses Grouch had claimed to be visually impaired but played his hands without any trouble. ABC Player — whom Landau nicknamed for his predictable game — fancied himself a great player because he was a tournament director in Las Vegas. Both men had been making fun of Landau’s game all week. She still beat them. On the last night, she hit two big hands in a row, busting out Thick Glasses Grouch and ABC Player one after the other. Still, as they walked away and Landau racked in her winnings, she broke down in tears. “They just wore me down out of disrespect,” she says. “There’s no crying in poker. That’s the last time I did that and I hope it never happens again.” That was three years ago. Since then, Landau has gone as far as the World Series of Poker (WSOP) — an annual 62-tournament event in Las Vegas that hosts a Main Event with a $10,000 buyin. She played at the $1,000-buy-in Women’s Event. But that’s a life her students don’t know. Landau has been a Ryerson criminal justice professor since 1998. She began playing poker 10 years ago, when the game became popular on television after an unknown accountant from Texas won the main event at the WSOP. “The word spread that poker was something anyone could do,” says Landau. “That’s when I started paying attention to it.” She took to organizing home games where she and her friends “pretended [they] knew how to play as an excuse to socialize.” It wasn’t until 2007, when she started having serious health issues, that she began taking poker seriously. It was the only thing that distracted her from her worries. “Poker helped keep me focused and keep me in a different place,” she says. “When you’re at a poker table and you want to do well, nothing else can exist.” In fact, she insists that if she had started taking the game seriously earlier in her life, she would’ve probably made it a professional career. According to her, it’s much harder than people think. “It’s very romantic to think about playing poker all the time,” she says. “But you have to be grinding away all the time. You have to be able to play poker seven hours a day. They say it’s a hard way to make an easy living.” She sees why many people might be skeptical about a career in poker, but to her it’s not a risk because she doesn’t consider the game a gamble. “It’s not a game of chance, but rather of strategy,” she says. “I certainly get the gamble because hitting big is very exciting… and it can appeal to the gambler in people. But those are the people who are going to essentially lose.” Plus, she says the stigma labelling casino games as instigators of “gambling addiction” is very hypocritical. “We already have people who have very serious addictions to alcohol and tobacco and the provincial government is already involved in gaming through lotteries, through bingo,” she says. “To isolate casinos and poker and slot machines as the demon that’s set aside from everything else is very disingenuous.” In fact, she says the poker community is very charitable. WSOP, despite having the largest prize pool of any sporting event in the world, raised $10 million last year for an organization that promotes accessibility to clean water. This generosity is a trait Landau shares. In 2007, she began hosting her own tournament to raise money for the Princess Margaret Hospital. What began with 35 participants — mostly comprised of supportive friends acting as dealers — has turned into an annual event for about 55 beginners. So far, the Queen’s Full tournament has raised $25,000. Landau would be more than happy to host a fund raiser poker tournament for Ryerson students. According to her, it would not only be fun, but also a learning experience for the students. “[Poker] is the great equalizer,” she says. “When you sit down at a table, you have no choice about where you sit. It really forces you to meet people on their own terms and

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Professor Tammy Landau at the 2012 World Series of Poker last June. respect their game and what they bring to the table. It’s that old thing that you can’t judge a book by its cover.” She says she hasn’t pushed for a Ryerson tournament because she sees most students don’t play. In the meantine, she has had to find other ways of bringing poker into work. Her office in Jorgenson Hall is lined with poker memorabilia — a WSOP mug, coaster, and mouse pad. It’s clear Laundau is a fan. She has even managed to sneak poker into department meetings. “When we have decisions to make... and it’s kind of a coin flip, I’ll bring out a deck of cards,” she says. First ace wins. Poker is a part of who she is. She says it keeps her on her toes. “[Poker] challenges me to be less impulsive and less emotional. If you’re really impulsive and really emotional, you can’t be a great poker player.” It teaches her discipline — after all, there is no crying in poker.

The highest fees go to the least financially stable degrees
By Jackie Hong
Third-year photography student Sebastien Dubois-Didcock shoots with a Canon 5D Mark II, a 21.1-megapixel stunner of a camera with a price tag to match — new, it rings in at about $3,000, the minimum a photographer who wants to go pro needs to spend on a DSLR. Lenses aren’t cheap either, costing hundreds of dollars each. Then, there are tripods, lights, memory cards, props, even-harder to find film cameras and film. Add in printing, rental gear and a laptop, and photography students can easily spend over $20,000 over their four years at Ryerson — and that’s not including tuition. “I feel like photography is one of the arts that has the highest cost involved,” Dubois-Didcock said. He spends $2,000 to $5,000 a year on projects, and works two jobs to keep up with the expenses. Photography students aren’t alone. Fashion design and film students pour hundreds of dollars into projects every semester. Each program commands roughly $6,700 in tuition every year; with additional costs, they’re easily the most expensive degrees to earn at Ryerson. On average, photography, fashion design and film students spend $5,000, $10,000, and $12,000, respectively, in fourth year on supplies. For other programs, fourthyears usually spend $2,000 or less. “[Everyone’s] paying peanuts compared to us,” said third-year film student Deidter Stadnyk. Stadnyk’s spent $3,000 this year on camera and light rentals. As well, third-year film students must produce a short film on a $4,000 budget, with the cost split between four people. Fourth-year film students don’t have a set budget for their projects and Stadnyk’s heard of a group who spent $100,000 making a film about the Holocaust. Because of time-consuming shooting and editing, it’s hard for most film students to get jobs. Many turn to loans to stay financially afloat. In recent years, “crowdfunding” websites like Indiegogo, where people can donate towards a listed project, have become popular ways to raise money. Indiegogo can yield impressive results: last year’s top campaign, a fundraiser to buy Nikola Tesla’s lab, raised over $1.3 million. However, when it comes to student films, campaigns are rarely successful. “Indiegogo’s more of a vehicle for friends and family, people who would already be supporting the student anyway, to donate online,” Stadnyk said. “Who’s going to randomly donate to some student film? No one.” Arts fields are notoriously hard to find jobs in, and recent grads often struggle to pay off loans. Ryerson photography grad Chris Dale knows this first hand. Dale currently works on a handful of freelance projects, but still lives with his parents to save money. He’s one of five people from his graduating class of 2012 still working in photography. “If you don’t create your own opportunities, you’re fucked,” Dale said. “It’s kind of disheartening. It’s like, ‘Hey, I’m going to school to become a photographer,’ and then you realize it’s a shitty industry.” Despite murky job prospects in the arts, fashion instructor P.Y. Chau said they’re still important. “Look around, everything’s fashion… If people make something ugly, who’s going to buy it?” Chau said. She added that many students do arts degrees to satisfy their passions for the field. This is the case for second-year fashion design student Jackie Evans. Living off savings and student loans, she’s spent thousands this year on fabric, sewing machine parts and essentials, like scissors, but doesn’t have any doubts about her program. “If you want the most out of your education and the quality of your work to show, you literally need to pay the price,” Evans said. “...You need to love, live and breathe it, because it is demanding in pretty well every way you can imagine.”

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Rye professor Robert Burley captures the final days of analog photography in his best-selling book The Disappearance of Darkness

Documenting photography’s slow death
By Emma Prestwich
When Robert Burley heard that Kodak Canada was shutting down its Toronto operations in 2005, he figured the multinational film giant was losing revenue due to new digital technology. “I assumed that it was a kind of downsizing, that there was less demand for these products.” At the time, the Ryerson photography professor was still using film, the strips of transparent celluloid coated with light-sensitive chemicals that photographers have used to capture images for over a hundred years. He had no idea how quickly the analog photography industry would begin to die. Burley received permission to enter Kodak Canada’s facilities so he could photograph the massive buildings, filled with the soon-to-be obsolete machinery needed to make film and to develop it. Then in 2007, when Kodak began demolishing buildings at one of its one that is no longer physical. Photography has been dematerialized.” The rapid change meant a total overhaul of Ryerson’s photography program. About four years ago, when Burley was program chair, the department decided to emphasize digital as the primary method of taking photos, with analog as a secondary method of production. “It’s a really interesting time to be involved in teaching, it’s very difficult to know what’s coming next and to be able to adapt to it,” he says. “A lot of [people] are coming into the program never having used film before.” In 2005, during Burley’s tenure as program chair, Kodak Canada turned over its entire corporate archives to Ryerson’s special collections, along with the materials from the failed Kodak Canada Heritage Museum, which folded the same year the company did. Burley says while he still uses both film and digital in his work, he doesn’t know how much longer he’ll be able to get ahold of the equipment he needs. The biggest buyer of film now is Hollywood, but many theatres have already switched to digital projection. No one knows how much longer the motion picture industry will be able to keep film companies afloat. Although his book focuses on just one major industry shift, Burley sees a future in which creative professionals won’t be able to resist change. “I see this as someone who’s teaching it, I don’t think anyone can work in a medium-specific field any longer. It’s difficult to just be a photographer, we’re expected to have not just photographic skills. We all use the same tools.”

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Professor Robert Burley examines the negative from a photo he took of a dark room in a now-demolished film factory. His book The Disappearence of Darkness documents the destruction of film factories accross North America and Europe. main sites in Rochester, New York, a facility that had employed thousands of people, the veteran photographer realized he needed to capture the end of an industry before it disappeared completely. “My photographic heroes are artists who were really good at looking at their present day and understanding that something was changing around them,” he says. “This world I knew very well, to my surprise, was starting to change and disappear. I wanted to make a record of that.” Over the next three years, he traveled across Canada, the U.S., France and Belgium, photographing implosions of abandoned factories belonging to Kodak, Agfa Gevaert, Polaroid and Ilford. He even witnessed the botched implosion of the Kodak-Pathé building in Chalon-sur-Saône, France, the birthplace of Joseph Niépce, who developed the first method of photography in 1825. “I was always shocked that this was really happening. To be there physically was a different experience from reading about it in the newspaper,” he says. He compiled 71 of those photographs into a book called The Disappearance of Darkness. Published in October, it’s already sold out and on its second printing. He credits the overwhelming response to the public’s realization that digital photography overtook film faster than anyone realized. “It’s hard to imagine that these factories had anything to do with making photographs. How can these windowless structures have anything

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to do with making a picture on your iPhone?” He says the book chronicles not just the fall of an industry, but also a major shift in our relationship with images. “It has changed from one created in darkness to one that has been changed by digital technology... one that involved data-driven devices,

The Naked Entrepreneur profiles leaders in the Canadian business community

Web series shows biz in the buff
By Jackie Hong
Move over The Avenue, there’s a new Ryerson-based web series hitting your YouTube playlist each week. The Naked Entrepreneur, better known as Sean Wise, is an assistant professor from the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM). Every Wednesday he unearths the stories and struggles behind someone in the business community. “[As] an entrepreneur myself, I know if it’s going to be, it’s up to me,” Wise said. Wise was inspired to create the show when he noticed the lack of Canadian-made content about successful entrepreneurs. The first episode was shot in September 2012. Guests have included Dragon’s Den and Risky Business co-star W. Brett Wilson, software consultant and Ryerson graduate Michael Petrov, and interior decorator Debbie Travis. Although The Naked Entrepreneur is Wise’s brainchild, Ryerson students do everything from preparation to post-production. Students in the entrepreneurship course choose the guests that appear on the show, while RTA students are responsible for production aspects like filming and editing. A 45-minute episode takes roughly 50 hours of work to produce. “It’s a great crew, everyone generally likes each other,” first-year RTA student Julia Jones said. Jones is a makeup artist for the show, and also helps to prepare the set. “Sean is very patient. He expects high quality, and we do our best to deliver.” Once episodes are finished, they are digitally distributed to Ryerson business professors to use as a resource in lectures. According to Wise, the name of the show was the idea of the dean of the Faculty of Communication and Design, Charles Davis, who thought The Naked Entrepreneur reflected the purpose of the production. “Many of our students know the successes of our guests, [and] the show aims to give students access to the naked truth behind such successes,” Wise said.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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Ryerson coach Sam Walls is showing students how to lift heavy things

Learn to clean and jerk
While the club has been registered great environment for lifting,” Kim through the Ontario Weightlifting says. “Olympic weightlifting is done Association — making them one of best when it’s with other people.” While weightlifting helps him to Since being hired in August 2012, 36 eligible groups for competition Ryerson Athletics’ Strength and Con- — a decision as to whether they will stay focused and maintain good moditioning Co-ordinator Sam Walls has participate at the OWA level will be bility and strength, Walls says the been helping varsity athletes increase made once club members’ technique best part of weightlifting might be the sheer enjoyment he receives from it. their power, while avoiding additional is sound. “If I could sum it up in one word “The goals and gains of [those] instress to their joints, by teaching them volved in the lifting instructional are it would be ‘fun,’” Walls says. “It is proper weightlifting technique. “[Weightlifting] removes that land- both competitive in nature and also fun to do.” According to Walls, weightlifting component which could end up just for the fun of lifting,” says Walls. Billy Kim, a first-year chemical en- ing sessions will be held two to three accumulating a lot of fatigue in the athletes, which we don’t want to take gineering student, says he joined the times a week during the summer at the MAC. Updates on training times place during the in-season,” says Walls. club to better motivate himself. PHOTO: PAMELA JOHNSTON “Mainly I am here because it [is] a will be released in April. Sam Walls demonstrates weightlifting technique. Walls, who has a history of participating in strongman events — which has included third-place performances at the 2006 Neogenixx and 2007 New Liskeard Strongman competitions — is also a competitor in the sport of weightlifting itself, meeting the standards to qualify for the Ontario Senior Weightlifting Championships last year. He got involved in Olympic-style weightlifting in high school while training for another sport. “I used to throw discus in high school and my track coach at the time ended up showing me how to perform — primarily — the Olympic lift,” says Walls. There are two types of Olympic lifts — the Clean and Jerk (C&J) and the Snatch, both of which are separate competitions at the Olympics. The C&J consists of two lifts that are performed subsequently as one: the “clean,” where the bar is pulled to a point of rest at the shoulder level, immediately followed by the “jerk,” which is completed by bending the legs and extending both arms to raise the bar fully over the head. The Snatch, on the other hand, uses just one explosive movement to lift the barbell from the floor to full arm’s length over the head. And with the inception of the Ryerson University Weightlifting Club, now anyone can learn to lift from the NCCP-certified coach. Having already hosted three sessions, Walls is emphasizing proper form throughout the demonstrations to prevent injury in his athletes. “I would like to end up seeing that When everyone who is involved has very, on : List: ati ons o very good technique with the fundaicip ti To d s: mentals of Olympic style weightliftart inten tion es for ten urs ur p ing,” he says. “I want to make sure ic e In o Yo ourse al. ours your c cadem C i that a lot of the posture [and] posia ct in c ssent Sele 013/14 tions that lead to the development of 2 is e the . power are established as our primary r yea aim.” Victoria Santo, a third-year exercise science and health promotion student at Sheridan College, is a strength and www.ryerson.ca/currentstudents/essr/courseintention/ conditioning intern under Walls. “He’s very passionate,” Santo says of Walls. “And the best thing about how he teaches is that he makes sure everybody understands exactly why they’re doing what they’re doing.”

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Sometimes, An Apple Just Doesn’t Cut It.
We’re inviting students, faculty and staff to join us in celebrating the outstanding recipients of the 2013 Faculty Teaching Awards.
Congratulations to some of Ryerson’s most dedicated, innovative and inspiring profs. John Isbister, Interim Provost and Vice-President Academic is pleased to announce the recipients of the: Chancellor’s Award of Distinction
Jean Golden, Department of Sociology
Faculty of Arts

Deans’ Teaching Awards FACULTY OF ARTS Claustre Bajona, Economics Ben Dyson, Psychology FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION & DESIGN Marsha Barber, Journalism Wendy Freeman, Professional Communication FACULTY OF COMMUNITY SERVICES Elizabeth Allemang, Midwifery Yvonne Yuan, Nutrition FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURAL SCIENCE Lamya Amleh, Civil Engineering Ramani Ramakrishnan, Architectural Science FACULTY OF SCIENCE Catherine Beauchemin, Physics Robert Gossage, Chemistry and Biology THE G. RAYMOND CHANG SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION Pascal Murphy, Community Services TED ROGERS SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Else Grech, Accounting Gil Lan, Law and Business

President’s Award for Teaching Excellence Eric Kam, Department of Economics
Faculty of Arts

Provost’s Experiential Teaching Award Lorraine Janzen, Department of English
Faculty of Arts

Provost’s Innovative Teaching Award Said Easa, Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Is there a prof that has really made a difference in your learning? Stimulated your thinking? Captured your imagination?
Now’s the time for you to make a difference. Show how much you appreciate a prof’s amazing talent and inspiration by nominating him or her for a Faculty Teaching Award.
Ryerson has tremendous profs. To give them the recognition they deserve for their exceptional efforts, we need your help. Students and faculty can nominate their choices in the following categories: • Deans’ Teaching Awards • Provost’s Experiential Teaching Award, Interdisciplinary Teaching Award, and Innovative Teaching Award • President’s Award for Teaching Excellence • Chancellor’s Award of Distinction

All award recipients will be recognized at the Faculty Teaching Awards Luncheon on March 21, 2013.

There’s no time to waste. Visit www.ryerson.ca/lt/awards and get all the details.

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